Nov 23, 2015 – Go Forth and Shake Hands
Good Monday morning,
It’s never been easier to stay in your comfort zone in many areas of our life, including your job search. There is this very comfortable way to spend a lot of time online looking at job ads, however it can by quite overrated, the role that the internet truly plays in landing a role that is a great fit for you.
This past week, I had conversation with one of our clients who had recently been restructured out of her role & was referred to us for help with her job search. In the last month, she has done significant online job researching, reading articles, planning her calls, organizing her schedule and crafting her message. We have helped her with herpersonal branding, cover letters & resume. My question was, “When are you going to actually meet people?” If you are struggling with this as well, this comment is probably what you need to hear.
“We’ve got to dig at once!” Sir Ranulph Fiennes announced to his team of explorers.
This was his seventh expedition in 26 years of searching for the lost city of Ubar – shown on the first map of the world and dating back to the era of the Queen of Sheba. He had been exploring the largest desert in the world on the border of Yeman since 1968.
Fiennes and his team were at Shis’r in South Arabia when he overheard his ‘guides’ (really government spies) joking that they were not digging. Knowing the Oman Ministry would not be happy with exploring without actually doing anything, he immediately put them to work.
Two days later they discovered a 3,000-year-old Persian chess piece a mere eight inches below the surface. One month after that, they uncovered the walls of Ubar. “It was total luck, but I deserved it after search for over 25 years,” said Sir Ranulph.
It wasn’t luck at all. It involved taking risk, sustained effort, and persistence.
Why don’t we dig when we know we need to? Well, digging is messy, hard work and it’s a lot easier to analyze and talk about what we want and how we are going to get it than actually doing it.
This week, start digging. Stop looking and analyzing. You only find treasures when you dig. Maybe you’ll find a new role – or who knows? Maybe you’ll discover the secrets of the universe!
Digging, along the road with you!
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