Virtual Job Club Day 3: Congrats for Coming Clean!
Wow…the floodgates opened yesterday. If you missed the comments, you can see them here.
I’m so appreciative of your honesty and candor — it’s real and it’s raw and I get that. Fear is a huge theme running through the posts. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of success.
As my good friend Jess Weiner told the Spark & Hustle audience in LA, “Fear is a down payment on a debt you may not owe.” The things you fear may not warrant it.
For so many people, fear cripples their job search. Employers sense it, and friends and contacts do too. It will kill your job prospects. Acknowledge it, honor it by putting your thoughts on paper, and then get determined to control your life—instead of allowing that fear to control you.
Two bits of inspiration for you right now:
First, check out Harley-Davidson’s “We Don’t Do Fear” advertisement. Among the lines in the powerful message: “Over the last 105 years in the saddle, we’ve seen wars, conflicts, depression, recession, resistance and revolutions…every time this country has come out stronger than before…freedom and wind outlast hard times….If 105 years have proved one thing, it’s that fear sucks and it doesn’t last long.”
How much do you love this ad? Tell me you’re not fired up from that! In fact, please take a second and share with us exactly how you feel when reading — and soaking in — the words and message of this iconic ad by posting a comment below.
Second, listen to this 20 minute call with my friend Michelle Pippin for five specific strategies to overcome that fear so it no longer overtakes you.
Click the play button below:
Then Thursday we’re diving into the proactive strategies to move your search in the right direction.