You get the job because you walk into the editor’s office and go, “Hi, I’m the best frickin’ sports writer on the planet.” And somehow the editor can tell you aren’t lying, either.
~ Jason Korman
It’s critical that you realize this works. It’s even more critical that you notice the “aren’t lying” caveat.
I’ve never liked the mantra, “fake it ’til you make it.” Don’t fake it! Just start working and start asking questions.
My favorite question is, “what would world-class look like?”