Someone contacted me recently lamenting that they were not getting promotions because they lacked a 4-year degree.
“Why don’t you get a degree?”
“It’s been 15 years since I was in school.”
“It was 30 years when I went back to get my Masters degree. What other excuses do you have?”
“I don’t know if I can afford it?”
“Maybe your company does tuition reimbursement. Maybe you can afford it. Why don’t you find out? What other excuses do you have?”
“Well . . . “
We went back-and-forth like this for a while where I asked questions and I heard excuses. Ultimately what this person needed were answers to their questions.
Often, we put so many roadblocks in our path and never take the time to step around them and avoid them.
What’s holding you back? What’s the risk to at least getting the answers to your questions and getting into motion?
I know in my case, I need to give up my excuses. What’s your story? What are your excuses? What’s holding you back?
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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