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Start or Keep Feeling Good About Yourself | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


We spend soooo much time be critical of our imperfections, it’s time to start balancing things out.

Summary

This video is designed to talk with you about how to feel good, how to keep feeling good, given the stress that we all operate under.
I'm not going to tell you about stress, you don't need me to do that. I'll just simpl,y say there are ways that you can be paying attention differently. One of them to be succinct, is at the end of your day, just write down a win or two that you had. Something that you did successfully.
Now, you may point to the fact that you got up early that morning as a win. You may talk about how you know, you followed your diet in a particular way as a win. You may talk about a professional success as a win. Most of the time, we only hear our own self- criticism and that doesn't really help all the time. We need to also know what winning looks like for us and start building on those victories.
Keep this in Evernote; keep it in OneNote. keep it on a pad. Whatever is easiest for you just record it every day. Sequence them so you can start seeing the list build up. There's no wrong answer there. Except if you don't do it.
Again, just take a minute to write down your victories for the day. You'll start to notice a different attitude come to you more often.

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.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Swim With the Current. Swim Against The Current | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


Something Reid Hoffman said on his podcast, “Masters of Scale” reminded me of something that I think you’ll find worthwhile.

Summary

I love when i hear something that triggers a memory and it comes together in a place like this. I was listening to a podcast interview where Reid Hoffman was speaking with a guest (I'll get to what he said) but it reminded me of something from years ago when I purchased a new piece of technology equipment. It was a recently announced product and I had one of the first devices out of the factory . . . and it didn't work. It just didn't work right. I eventually got in touch with the number two person in the organization who in his own inimitable way reminded me of something which is "Pioneers take arrows in the back."
I was stunned when he said it to me. It's obviously true. You know, my expectation is when the product gets shipped, it's going to work, right? Don't you have the same thing? Like, if you get a car, if you get a refrigerator, it's going to work right? But this one didn't. They sent me another one. That one didn't work. They got it right on the third try and they didn't want the other two boxes back.
So, remembering pioneers take arrows in the back. Now, when I was listening to Hoffman, he said something that was wonderful.
"Even when you're pursuing a contrarian plan, you don't always need to carve your own route through impassable mountain ranges. Instead, you can follow the course of a river. After all, it has already carved the path of least resistance. The real skill lies in spotting where the strongest current lies, and then positioning yourself so it propels you towards your goal."
How many of you are trying to be pioneers, trailblazing, instead of allowing the current to take you to where you want to catch it?
When push comes to shove, when you're fighting and striving, arguing with the way the universe is delivering you, you're like that pioneer. You're going to take an arrow in the back, versus even when you're going into a contrarian direction, finding where the current is going to taking, taking it and let it propel you there.
You don't have to do it so hard; it can be easier. Enjoy being in the current. Let it take you to where it needs to take you. And, you know, when you get there, you're going to collect a lot of money anyway, right? You're going to be a happier person. So just go with the flow. Okay?

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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Everyone Sells | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


Everyone sells in their life and in their work.

Summary

Everyone sells. Everyone is in a situation where they have to sell their ideas, their competence. Sometimes it's a direct sale. Sometimes it's an indirect sale.
I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations. And when it comes to the organization, I'm really coaching people in some aspect, but just follow me with that idea, okay? And the idea for this video comes from a podcast I was listening to, and a story about follow up.
One of the ways that we sell is with persistence and follow up. What you're trying to do is move the needle forward in some aspect of the sale, and in re-engage or engage with the client so that you can do the deal, convince them, do something that gets the outcome that you're looking for. Follow up is sales.
Now, if you walk away from a follow up situation, they've won the sale because they persuaded you not to follow up. Once they persuade you not to follow up, you're out of their mind. You're not doing the transaction, you're not getting what you want. You're not convincing them of the merits of your ideas. The result winds up being guess who loses? You. You lose. You've given up. They've won.
Now, the obvious place this occurs is in sales. But follow up shows up professionally so often as a selling situation where you can ignore the people or you can follow up with them . . . And you need to follow up until they say "No." Once they say, "no," your choice is (1) you can argue. I don't think you can persuade people through an argument. (2) But you can persuade people through understanding the basis for the decision. Maybe there's information that you didn't convey to them that they needed to know; that's on you. That's not on them.
And I go back to the idea of selling every situation that you're in professionally as a sales situation. I don't care if you're a business owner or an employee of a firm, you are always selling. And part of what you're selling is yourself and your conviction, in your conviction in the idea. It's not a flat recitation of data. It's the passion that you show, the energy that you convey, the ideas that you have, as expressed in your voice, in your mannerisms, and a host of other things. You are the salesperson of your ideas.
I was reminded of that listening to another podcast yesterday, an interview with Justice Sotomayor, who was talking about her most recent book. In it, she tells a story from when she was a young attorney and she was going to present a summation, I think it was, and, you know, had some good facts and good data. But her mentor basically told her you don't seem convincing. It seems like you haven't fully bought into the idea.
It's not just the recitation of facts. It's the passion that you carry yourself with. It makes a difference. So if you want to be flat, you wind up getting the results of being flat--other people get chosen. Occasionally you win, but you want to get more than occasionally don't. You want to be in a situation where your ideas are the ones that are chosen.
You're the one seen as the expert. You're the one who's moving up in the organization or selling more stuff and making more commission . . .whatever it is, you want to be the one that's chosen. If you do the flat recitation, you're not going to be getting quite as much as he want.
Remember, you're always a salesperson. And the question is, are you going to be outsold?

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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The Bind of Either/Or | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


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A classic self-limiting bind that we put ourselves in this bind that is unnecessary.

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The Beige Haze | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


Look around your office. What do you see? Who do you see?

Summary

When I look online and I look at my friends and their friends, most are pretty much in agreement on everything. I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations to be more effective. When I look at that behavior, it leaves me wondering. Part of the stimulation or the stimulus for this particular video comes from a podcast I was listening to with Reid Hoffman, where he was interviewing someone and the conversation was about diversity. He used a phrase that I thought was wonderful . . . the beige haze of conformity.
Now, clearly he was speaking about gender conformity. It could have just as well I thought applied to race, religion and any number of other variables.
But, when you think about your life and the people that you associate with, not just personally but professionally, it's very damaging to have groupthink, to have this "beige haze," to use Reid's term, that keeps you from hearing other things, other opinions, other ideas.
Why? I'll just tell you a story, in case you're not aware of it but there was once a US president named Lyndon Johnson and he surrounded himself with people who generally agreed with him. I don't want to call them sycophants because they really weren't, but they held the same opinion as him. There was no difference in their thinking. Thus, when one said something their were generally head nods, and the President wound up agreeing. The impact of this was the Vietnam War and how these individuals around the president basically told him what they believed he wanted to hear . . . I'll be kind . . . Needed to hear, but there was no disagreement. The result wound up being many years of war and eventually the loss of the presidency.
Folks, your circumstances may be less dramatic. But look around your office. Does everyone look alike? That's just not simply race, gender, sexual orientation, a whole host of other variables and does the thinking that everyone's communicating generally the same?
Another podcast I listened to was a Google podcast with Kelsey Grammer and he was talking about his current show, but everyone delighted and bringing up the fact that he produced a show called "Girlfriends" and "Girlfriends" had a half black writing room, half white writing room and the same wound up being true of the gender of the individuals there. He wanted to ensure that there were different viewpoints and different ideas contributing to the show.
You don't know what you don't know. You have blind spots that, unless you bring in different ideas, you're going to miss. Start looking differently. Start thinking differently in your hiring and encouraging people to speak up in order to ensure that you're getting different thoughts.

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.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Avoiding Mistakes | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


A very short video about how to avoid making mistakes.

Summary

Want to avoid screwing up?
Don't do anything!
Pump gas in the gas station.
Even then you can make a mistake.
You're going to have to make mistakes to learn your lessons.
Get out there and start doing it, okay?

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No BS Coaching Advice
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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,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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A Lifetime is Not a Long A Lifetime is Not a Long Time | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2017/01/30/a-lifetime-is-not-a-long-time/

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to get to work to find work sooner rather than later.

Summary

Let me say something to you that is very simple and I hope will be very helpful.

A lifetime is not a long time. We like to think of ourselves as immortal, but life is a way of showing us how foolish we really are.

How do you want to live between now and that inevitable conclusion to your life?

Because people wander through life with purposelessness. Then, they come upon the end of their life and ask themselves, "Is this all there is?"

For you as a job hunter, stop fooling around. It is time to start getting down to work. It's time to take it seriously and confront the fears that you have about talking to absolute strangers. Confront all the things that you do to procrastinate. That's because, at the end of the day, you're either going to have a life that you're proud of or not. I will have to do with you.

Yes, there is bias out there, but a lot is going to have to do with you.

You want to always be blaming people, or would you rather take charge of things?

Personally, I may not have done more than create a few hundred videos that wind up in the trashcan of life. I tried to do some things to help people. I encourage you to do the same thing.

Do your best. Find inspiration in the people around you and the things that you read.

Stop wasting time. Take it seriously.

At the end of your life, like I said, you are only going to have yourself look back on and the choices that you've made and the consequences of those choices

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,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Getting Your Driver’s License for Life | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


So many people seem to be waiting to pass their written test and road test before starting to live their lives.

Summary

I have a teenage son, and there was a time he was learning to drive. He started off very, very well and he's a very good driver. And, you know, you've got to remember what it's like to be a teen driver, learning how to drive. You drive a little slow, then you develop confidence. You practice your parking on and on and on until, finally, you go in for the road test and the written test and the exhilaration that you feel at the point that you walk out and you've got that license, even if it's the temporary one you've got the license and you know they've said it's okay to drive.

I wonder how many people really need that driver's license for their life. Like how many people are really looking for permission to get behind the wheel of their lives and start living them.

Are you one of those folks? You've been one of those people who's been riding the brake for a long time who just tries to stay out of trouble and doesn't do anything to really stand out or be extraordinary. You're doing just enough to eek by.

Now, I'm not saying go crazy. I just want to be clear about that. But are places where you can be doing more where you can really be great.

And if that word scares you, I'll simply say, maybe we should be talking.

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,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Live Q&A | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


This is a recording of large portions of a live blab I did for people on blab.im before blab shut down. It was recorded in 2015.

I speak with a startup entrepreneur and offer advice and two young women with choices to make, one about career, another about relationship and career, We had some technical issues that were handled quickly.

I also discuss an article I’ll be posting on LinkedIn about how firms can use blab.im to market their jobs. Now, there are other ways to do the same thing (I use Zoom.us)

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,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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Reality and Belief | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


I discuss the nature of reality.

Summary

How is it possible that you as someone else can digest the same information and come up with radically different opinions?

How is it possible that you can see yourself one way and everyone else around you can see you differently? Now, let me use the first example.

Each of you has a belief that, on a deep level, you kind of weigh and measure and have, like a computer system, digested in order to deal with this identical information and come up with a different conclusion. They may weight certain variables one way; you may weight them differently. As a result, you come up with a different opinion.

Now, let me talk about another scenario. That's the one where you see yourself one way and other people see you completely differently. Yeah, this one's interesting. Yeah, you can claim, "Well, they only have they have incomplete information. They don't know me as well as I do. And I'm pretty much useless loser who . . . "  You can go on with self critical information. Ultimately, they've digested information about you and they've come up with a completely different opinion.

Now, "reality" is based upon belief. Our reality is constructed from countless situations that we've had in our life, all the inputs that we've experienced, and take it in, digested, processed (to use the computer metaphor) and come up with a conclusion. But like a computer system, sometimes the output is wrong, because the program is defective in some way.

Yeah, one of the ways to defeat the programming is you can have tech support person in and they work on the system, they get the viruses out and work on debugging, all the Trojans and all the viruses and all the defects and leave you as a person who feels great and can go out and attack these same situations because you have faith in yourself.

That's really what's often needed . . . is good tech support.

Now I do coaching and working with a coach like athletes to help them perform at peak levels. Yes, some people become champions. Some people need more coaching. They don't execute plays, their head is off. There's a lot of stuff that goes wrong, but at the end of the day, coaching yields particular outcomes.

ABOUT 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

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

for NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you? Connect with me on LinkedIn and, once we are connected, message me. If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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