Getting what you want out of your career search is a simple (though not necessarily easy) process. First, you need to know where you want to go. Second, you need to plan your strategy and then supply yourself with the right information to get there. And third, you need two key factors that many successful people have.
What are they?
“Have a strategy in place” and
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
You and every single successful person you know are alike. In fact you have every capability that the most successful person has. And you’ve got access to the same (if not better) information then many of the ultra successful people started out with.
So what does it take to succeed? You’re about to find out the answer based on my experience. Over the past two decades I’ve made connections and become friends with a wide variety of people in the sports industry. They have all shared with me their unique stories about their career evolution.
Some of my connections have endured trials and tribulations on their way to career success. Over the years I dug deeper with some of my trusted connections in my inner circle to see if there were any common themes I can tie together to share with my audience.
But, what’s been the most enlightening for me is to learn how important it has been to observe where my contacts started and what they went through to get to where they are now.
The real lesson is that if they can succeed, anyone can – so long as you take action.
It is very easy to just say you need heart to get it done. The one thing that EVERY successful self-made person has is heart. And those that are unsuccessful lack it.
This is true to a certain degree. I truly believe that we’re all the same in every way. We’ve got the same capabilities and the access to the same information, and the same number of hours in a day…
… but the thing that makes some of the difference is HEART.
Heart to realize that you deserve more.
Heart to want to change your circumstances.
Heart to want to step out of your comfort zone.
Heart to be willing to do some things differently to get to where you want to be.
Heart to realize that you are going to stumble (often) and knowing that failure is the price that you must pay from time to time to gain experience. But, I also believe that you’ve never really failed if you get back up and try again. It’s the folks who fall down and stay down that end not reaching their goals
And you need…
Heart to make some tough decisions that others won’t.
Heart to take action.
Heart to be willing to take a risk.
And heart to be willing to deal with fear, doubt, rejection and uncertainty.
Listen, if you’re sitting around waiting for one major secret to success then you’re probably feeling pretty let down by now. And anyone who says they have one magic secret career search tip to make you successful is not being realistic.
If you’re waiting for permission to become successful. I give you permission. Better yet, look yourself in the mirror, and give yourself permission because no one is going to give it to you.
I don’t know where you are on your career journey right now, but what I do know is that if you’re reading this article then you probably want more or different results from your efforts.
Well, all you need to do is put the information you have to work for you, and you need to have a desire for getting more out of your search process.
But please don’t forget this: Getting information and APPLYING information to your career search are two different things. See, I know plenty of people with all the information they need to succeed but that still struggle.
It all starts with having a strategy and asking for help. Voice of the Box is prepared to help you in both areas.Voice of the Box can assist with tactics, resources, action steps, strategies and ideas to improve your career search process so you can be as successful as you want to be.
But what I can’t give you is heart.
What I can’t do for you is take action.
All you need to do now is get out of your own way and get it!
Are you ready to “Get in the Game?”
The new book by Career Coach Matt Crevin – Get In The Game – is on sale now! Buy it here.