Posts tagged Career discovery
Posts tagged Career discovery
What is the worst fear you have ever felt? Maybe you had butterflies in your stomach or sweaty palms. Your heart was probably about to pump out of your chest and you may have thought in that very moment that you just might jump out of your skin.
Skydiving has got to be one of the grandest things I have ever done. Five years after I set the goal to go skydiving, I eventually mustered up the courage to actually call the place. The whole ride there I was thinking to myself, “This is the worst decision of my life.” Even as I walked in the hangar and started to sign all the papers stating that if I died during the jump my family couldn’t sue the place I still had that feeling of fear, but I continued on.
Why? You might ask.
Well I had those same feelings that I described earlier. The butterflies, sweaty palms, pumping heart feeling is what told me everything would be OK.
I was able to experience one of the most free, exhilarating feelings of my life by jumping out into the big blue because I can decipher fear from danger.
We aren’t afraid of excitement, but the last time I checked excitement has all the same side effects as fear - butterflies, sweaty palms, pumping heart.
I think about all the time I have spent on a stage. The feelings I just described is the same way I feel before stepping on stage and I can’t get enough of it! Any chance I got I wanted to be center stage. Whether on the actual stage, in a gymnasium, or just in front of my class the show was always on! It’s a type of adrenaline you just can’t ever replace.
A lot of people miss out on uber grand opportunities because they are afraid. SO WHAT?! Fear does not mean you are in danger. Fear means that you are facing something that you are unfamiliar with and it makes you feel a little discomfort. I will tell you, some of the grandest things I have ever done in my life are due to following my “fear gut,” crossing my fingers, and jumping.
There is a real freedom when you can finally decipher fear from danger. At this point, you are not letting fear control your decisions and you will have some of the grandest experiences of your life. Did I mention the glow that you will have once you realize that you faced your fear and you accomplished something that not many others have ever done before? Imagine how much you will sparkle when you get to tell the story of how you faced your fears and did something you never thought you would do in a million years. Now that’s a grand feeling!
Athletes and rappers are always talking about their hustle. I watched Pitbull on The Today Show, and he attributed a majority of his success to his “hustlin’ skills;” however, Hip hop artists and athletes aren’t the only ones that are “hustlin’.” Entrepreneurs are using this term to describe their work ethic as well. They are always using their hustle to create revenue generating activities for themselves.
I’ve adopted this term, “hustle,” into my vocabulary. It keeps me motivated. Just like an athlete, I want to be the first one to get to the finish line or make the touchdown.
Some days, sitting down to watch mindless TV shows and eat potato chips on the couch seems like a really great idea. That’s when the hustle should kick in. Sure, starring at the TV and vegging out might sound awesome, but what are you accomplishing? Nothing, really.
If you are in this game called life for nothing, great! I’m in it for a little more than that. I’m in it to win it!
Like my post if you’re in it to win it. :)
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Question of the day: How do you stay motivated?
Answer: I WRITE DOWN MY GOALS.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Loved this! It goes right along with my Win in Interview blog. To my pageant girls: This is why you will win in the “real world.” Win or lose a pageant, you will be prepared to tell a hiring manager your story and get the job!
The relationship economy is alive and thriving, wouldn’t you agree? That is why your bio is so much better than your resume.
So the next time you feel the urge to freshen up your resume, just throw it in the trash and answer these five questions:
- Who am I?
- How can I help you?
- How did I get here [How do I know what I know]?
- Why can you trust me?
- What do we share in common?
Your bio is the linchpin for expanding your thought leadership and recognition, especially online. It frames the conversation and sets the tone. It’s your job to reveal a bit about yourself and how you see the world. Do this well, and people will eagerly want to engage with you further.