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Feeling Tight | Career Angles

The comedian, Martin Short, was interviewed on a podcast and was talking about how he had repeatedly declined appearances on, “The Tonight Show,” when Johnny Carson was host. Short had good rationalizations for why he didn’t appear but the truth was he was intimidated by Carson and, thus, afraid to be a guest on the show.

This is such a common story for so many of us and costs us the opportunity to truly connect with someone or, as in Short’s case, cause us to miss out on a huge opportunity.

Years ago, I shared a story about how lions hunt gazelle that encouraged you to “go to the roar,” and confront the fear and not avoid it.

When I feel tight, it is a signal to me that I am scared and need to talk to myself about the fear and what I can do to transform it into a different feeling . . . like excitement. For me, excitement feels very much like fear except it carries belief that I will be successful. Fear carries someone else’s impression of me and is usually rooted in something from my childhood that has resurrected its ugly head in that moment.

“Whose voice is that?

“Is it true?”

“Is it right.”

 

Usually, it isn’t.

 

Ⓒ 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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Failure and Rebounds | Career Angles

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are a part of the Facebook story. It seems they may have hired Mark Zuckerberg to develop a social network only to have it stole from them. At least how their story goes and how the movie, “The Social Network” has depicted them.

They eventually settled for a onetime payment from Zuckerberg and have gone off to do new things. They could have cried in their beer, wallowed in self-pity but, instead have become the first bitcoin billionaires leveraging a small investment into billionaire status.

When you fail, there is an opportunity to learn a lesson from the failure and move ion to something new. I am certainly not going to tell you to avoid taking time to lick your wounds. I know I did that after I have to declare bankruptcy some thirty years ago.

I am going to tell you that you have learned a valuable lesson that you can apply to your future that guide you to future professional success.

 

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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Restraining The Voice in Your Head

Are They Right? | Career Angles

The voice in your head says you’re not as good as you think you are.

Whose voice is it?

A parent?

A teacher?

A “friend” from when you were young?

Maybe, it was your first boss or a random comment someone made?

Are they right?

Seriously. Are they right?

If you really believe it because they got through the moment of vulnerability, they are right.

But if it is wrong, if the voice that repeats in your head is wrong, stop listening to it and start acting as if the opposite is true.

Allow yourself the peace to know that you have been lied to for decades.

It may try to sneak back in, but you know the difference and become alert to it and repel its power.

That voice in your head is lying. There is another voice in there that will tell you the truth.

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Self-Sacrifice | Career Angles

“Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it.
Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, “All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance.
Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat.
Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.”

                                                                                                                                              ~”Inherit the Wind”

 

The movie, “Inherit the Wind,” was a movie that almost caused me to be a lawyer. It all stems from this quote.

“Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it.”

There is a price that we pay with every choice we make. A night where we would rather be on Facebook or watch Netflix is a choice to not spend with our children or improving ourselves.

A day where we do our job as though it is an annoyance or bad habit helps breed an infection in our spirit that can be as damaging as one where we get a fever.

When we don’t care, we rarely make progress. When we put in effort, even when an employer doesn’t know it or appreciate it, we get better because our soul is involved.

Progress may never be a bargain, but devaluing our lives cheapens us . . . and we made that choice. No one else.

 

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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Is This What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Is This What Makes Your Heart Sing? | Career Angles

Most people answer this question with one simple word.

“No.”

They feel trapped by their answer because they believe their choice is like a Roseann Roseannadana skit on Saturday Night Live.

Roseann Roseannadana was a character developed by Gilda Radner whose tag line was, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.” Here the words translate into a black and white choice.

I have to do one thing or the other.

What if you could do both?

You can do both.

Think about it and figure out how you can do both.

 

Ⓒ 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

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show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Get Your Face Out of Facebook | Career Angles

I use Facebook as an example of the time people waste on nonsense when they could be doing more meaningful things for their career or their lives.

Automation is coming on even stronger and many of you will see the day when your jobs are obsolete. Warehouses are becoming increasingly automated. So is driving. Doctors receive lab results and have evolved into coordinators of medical care.

If your job was next on the list, eligible for automation or offshoring, would you be on Facebook or doing something else?

People point to their employers as being the problem when, in fact, the signals were there and they chose to ignore them.

Tonight, don’t go online or turn on the tv. Do something that will make you better professionally.

 

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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Sell Out

Sell Out | Career Angles

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

When you complain about how you are not being treated fairly at work, that was not the employer’s side of the bargain they struck with you.

They hired/bought your time and ability. They believe your job is to do what they tell you to do when they tell you to do it (except those things that they are precluded from getting from you because of federal, state or local laws).
When you argue or express frustration with your lack of progress, you show that you forgot the bargain you made when you sold out or Mommy or Daddy Company.
Change your agreement by advocating for yourself or leaving. Either way is fine.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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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change

The Things That Change Your Life | Career Angles

As I listened to Dr. Condoleeza Rice speak about luck played a role in her life (she walked into a presentation given by Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush, asking a question that, in retrospect, she shouldn’t have asked, and, from there meeting Scowcroft and being invited to participate in a foreign policy group, luck plays a part in much of our lives.

Luck. Karma. However, you want to think of it, we never know the circumstances that may arise from a chance meeting or conversation.

Pay attention and notice the impact of what you do and say. We never know whether that person we are talking with can make all the difference in the world to us . . . Like when my wife to be walked into a class that she should not have been taking (I’ll skip that part of the story) and we met.

Chance encounter?

Change my life.

We never know who will meet in the hallway who may change our lives.

 

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Bottle of milk

Homogenized | Career Angles


Starting off with a story about how chicken tastes different in central Asia, I point out how you have been conditioned to conform and what you can do about it.

Summary

When my wife and I traveled to Central Asia to adopt our son almost 20 years ago, we traveled to Kazakhstan. We were going to be there for several weeks. Yes, that Kazakhstan made famous by Borat. We were living in an apartment and we were being taken to meet our son every dayb . But, the rest of the time, we were on our own. We would be taken to a place to pick up food, a supermarket and, then, there was the day we went to the takeout place.
The takeout place was a place that, like in the United States, they made rotisserie chicken. And I remember bringing the chicken back to the hotel room and taking a bite and, you know, it tasted like a game bird. It didn't like a US chicken, which is pretty flavorless.
So much of our culture, homogenizes everything. That has no flavor, texture, and that's the way it is in the workforce, too. For many people, the organization wants to create systems that you fit into, that creates a repeatable process that allows them to do things bigger, better, faster, cheaper, but doesn't necessarily make you any happier or you like your work.
What can you do differently? The first thing is give voice as the person who points out that, at times, the Emperor has no clothes on and calls attention, in a respectful way, to the things that make a difference.
Doing a repeatable process basically can translate into hitting your head against the wall in a particular way that's institutionally approved. Being great involves giving voice to your ideas, when, at times, people may not necessarily listen but they may figure out you were right later on.
I think back to Steve Jobs and the way he was described as a young man-- kind of dirty, smelly, brilliant and I wonder how many of us, and, at times it's me, too, have sacrificed ourselves on the altar of conformity in order to get by and I've left ourselves miserable. I know that's been true of me at times.
By making that sacrifice, you decide what's right for you. I'm not going to judge I hope you found this helpful. I hope you have a great day and I Jeff altman if you're interested in my coaching you reach out to me through LinkedIn, at linkedin. com forward slash forward slash the big game hunter mentioned that you saw the video. I just like going and helping some folks. Once we're connected message that you're interested in coaching will set up time for three discovery call. Hope you have a great day and take care

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how

to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Please click here to see my schedule to book a free discovery call.

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I'm mad as hell

Rules | Career Angles

Rules are made to be broken, we are told, yet few people and few companies break rules.

They continue teaching their people to do what they are told but not that it is OK to break rules that are stupid or that interfere with the success of the firm.

Are you complying with rules that are keeping you numb and sending you home at the end of the day numb, dumb, anaesthetized to your misery.

You do realize that you are unhappy, don’t you?

Many people don’t realize it and suffer unnecessarily.

Find a rule that should be broken. Break it. You are taking a risk that Big Daddy Company or Big Mommy Company may be unhappy with you and even fire you.

Don’t ask permission. Break it.

Don’t cross certain lines unless you are prepared emotionally and legally for the consequences. Those consequences can be overwhelming because companies demand and expect docile workers who they can control.

Remember these words.

“I’m mad as hell. I’m not going to take it anymore.”

 

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

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

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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