Feeling stuck in your career? Two ways to deal with this challenge – Lessons from a 12 year old…

Feeling stuck in your job search or where you are with your career?  Frustrated waiting for people to respond to your resume? Are you waiting to be promoted?

There are two kinds of people in the world.

 

1. Those who wait for opportunity.

2. Those who create opportunity.

 

Which one are you?  

 

This is the wisdom of Gabriel Angelo, a 12 year old kid who plays his trumpet at the corner of Mission & 4th in San Francisco (the one with the open suitcase, full of money…). Do yourself a favour, and invest 4 minutes of your time watching a YouTube video about his story here.

 

Gabriel is creating his future – literally. He plays his trumpet to earn money for his music lessons at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Berkeley Jazz School. He dresses the part, hands out business cards and plays corporate gigs. Is he waiting for a handout or for someone to open the doors for him? No, Gabriel is “creating” at the corner.

 

Gabriel is creating his future – literally. He plays his trumpet to earn money for his music lessons at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Berkeley Jazz School. He dresses the part, hands out business cards and plays corporate gigs. Is he waiting for a handout or for someone to open the doors for him? No, Gabriel is “creating” at the corner.

 

“But, Alan,” you say “I’m not creative!”

 

 Really?

 

Creativity shows up in many forms in law, medicine, sales and government. Consider how “creative” Bernie Madoff was. For 30 years, he was extremely creative in how he ran his money business. Creativity can be used for good or evil. Everyone is creative – even crooks.

 

Waiting is usually frustrating, boring and competitive. Creating is none of the above. It takes courage, discipline and is a lot more rewarding and fun. Gabriel shares, “It was awesome, as that opportunity was a very special opportunity to play on stage with a famous trumpet player”

 

One small step for Gabriel, one big step for mankind (and his future). Feeling stuck? Don’t wait for things to change in your career, start creating the future you want. 

 

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Creating, along the road with you!

 

Alan 

 

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