When I functioned in my role as a recruiter and, now, as a coach, I would tell people that the person who gets ahead isn’t always the smartest all work the hardest… Although those a great qualities to have. People get ahead by being alert to opportunities. Sometimes, those are internal to your organization; most of the time, they are external.

When you consider that change, does your habit of fear get in the way of really considering the opportunity and what it might present to you? Does your fear mount a vicious campaign to block your future?

Change is inevitable. If you stay in your current organization or stay on your current (project, team, division, business unit), change will inevitably happen. After all, at some point, the economy will sour. At some point, someone else will get that opportunity you that you covet. Change will happen.

How you respond to the change is a critical part of your development. This is true whether you are inexperienced or extremely experienced in a senior role.

Change will happen. Sometimes, people find it easier to swim with the waves of change. After all, they know that they swim against the current, they will eventually drown. The third way is to get on top of the wave and let it carry you.

You can’t get to where you’re going by standing in the wave and allowing yourself to be pummeled.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
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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