He reached out to the world’s second best athletes. The thinking was that these guys and gals don’t get always get the respect they deserve AND they may have actually spent more time studying the champions than the champions themselves. Feel free to apply this logic in your own search.
To really discover your full potential, you have to accept rejection, not fear it, but learn from it. To get comfortable with it, you have to dive in head first and experience it because like a virtuous circle, the more you experience it, the more it loses its power, and the more it loses its power, the more free you become to accomplish whatever it is you want.
I always love to work with people who know how to handle any situation that comes at them. And I'm not saying you should get lost in tiny tasks, but you should never be afraid doing things that are not part of your "official job description". It always annoys me when I work with people that clearly found a problem, but haven't even tried to solve it because it's "not their job".
And if they can do that, they can gain access to your other accounts anyway, because your email account is the skeleton key to your life. It’s literally the only website that actually must require a password (and with biometrics and other security innovations, even that password may soon become unnecessary).