The dreamer believes the road will someday get easier.
The doubter wonders what disasters are waiting down the road.
The doer never takes their foot off the gas pedal.
This is that magical time of year when everyone focuses on the idea of new things, and fresh starts.
The holidays are done, and everyone is ready to get back to work. Depending on who you are, what your mindset is, and what has happened this past year, this idea of new vistas will either energize you, or terrify you.
If you are looking forward with trepidation because you got rocked by job loss, or you aren’t sure what to do next, the best thing you can do is take a deep breath and write out a plan.
Think of what you can offer an organization, and organize those thoughts on paper.
Think of what organizations can hire someone like you, and then set about contacting them. Please do not make the mistake most job seekers make, and that is giving up after the first time you reach out to someone, and get no response. Remember, Coach Tom says “Until one of you dies, everyone is a prospect, and merits another phone call”.
Also, if you have trouble figuring out what you have to offer, get help. We coaches are good for that, and even if you don’t hire me, hire someone. If you have some mindset and motivational issues that keep you from going forward, again, get professional help. This is your life, and you only get one, so fix it. You can’t afford not to.
If you are ready to hit the ground running, that is awesome, but the same advice applies to you. Review your plan. Think of the places your plan needs refinement. What was working? What wasn’t working? The beauty of having a plan is that you can A) track and course correct as you go, and B) have something to go back to every day to keep you focused.
Job search is tricky in that you will have good and bad days. Success and failure will often happen in the same day. You MUST have a plan, and generate enough activity so you will always have 8-10 things in the works at any given time, because bad things will happen and it won’t be your fault. Heck, bad things will happen that are a direct result of you saying the wrong thing. It is the way of the universe, but you must persevere.
In closing, I wish you the best and most prosperous New Year ever. Whatever happened the previous year, wipe that slate clean, renew your mind, and attack your plan with all the energy you can muster. I believe in you, but that is not enough, you must also believe, and keep driving forward.
Until next time, I wish you all the best.
Thomas Patrick Chuna is a certified Five O’Clock Club job search coach, teaching their proven methodology to private clients in all fields and disciplines. – I will teach you to apply the methodology to YOUR specific situation. Find me at linkedin.com/in/patrickinternational
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