First, thanks for calling in yesterday to hear Michelle Pippin’s five strategies for controlling the fear instead of allowing it to control you. If you missed it, here’s the link to the recording. Listen anytime.
On Day Two, I asked you to look into your crystal ball: if in six months you’re still out of work, what would have stood in your way. You were very candid in your replies and I appreciate that.
But putting them on paper isn’t enough. We can’t stop there. We have to address — and fix — those obstacles so they don’t block your path to success.
Today’s assignment is to think back — or look back — at the answers you gave and come up with smart solutions. Here are three examples to help your thinking based on some of the most common responses:
OBSTACLE #1: “There are very few jobs available and the ones who get hired have friends or family that have gotten them in.”
OBSTACLE #2: “I’ve been unemployed for more than a year and nobody wants people with a gap.”
OBSTACLE #3 “I’m pursuing an area I know nothing about and I don’t have the proper qualifications.”
You get the idea. Go back to one or more of your obstacles and tell me below specifically what you can do to overcome them. We can’t allow the obstacles to hang over your head.
Also, this is a great exercise for each of you to help one another. You’re usually better at giving clear, smart, savvy advice to others than you are at helping yourself. Through that process, you’ll open your eyes to what’s possible for yourself.
I look forward to seeing your focus on SOLUTIONS today.
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