Conditioning | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

Conditioning | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

We have been conditioned by systems from the time we ere little until now.? For many of us, The conditioning is no longer working.


I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, and welcome to  The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast. I appreciate you stopping by and listening.  I’m trying to do a regular show about some element of coaching. Things that are going to be designed to wake you up, shake it up, do things that are going to be of support to you.

And, today, I thought I would talk with you about breaking some of the conditioning that you receive from the time that you were young until now that may not be serving you as well as you think it is. Matter of fact, it’s so conditioned that you probably haven’t thought about it in years.

 Now, I’ll speak for myself and say I remember being a young boy being brought to school by my Mom on the first day of school. Kindergarten, Bronx, New York.  and I was brought to my share by my mom, sat down there, introduced to my teacher and they both looked down and smiled at me because I was little. You know, as they looked at me, I remember the adoring smiles and my mom telling me that she’d be back for me later and to do with my teacher said and as time progressed, I grew to understand what the real message was, “shut up. Do what you’re told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff. Do what we tell you to do . . .  Or else.”

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 School extended way past kindergarten, obviously, and by the time I was in high school, that messenger got drilled into me with the extra thread of “or else you won’t get into a good college,” and then it progressed to, once I was in college, to do the same thing– “shut up. Do what I’m told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff when we tell you to do it. Or else you won’t get a good job” or else, once you get that job, “we’ll fire you,” and eventually, for most people in the United States and perhaps in your country, as well, the message gets really so drilled into us that when we do get fired, we wonder, “what happened? I did the right thing. I did what I was told.” And we don’t quite think of those words, but the shock is overwhelming because we followed the system. And the system isn’t really there to help you. It’s a framework for business and you’ve been conditioned, from the time you were in kindergarten until now to conform with what your boss tells you to do.

How’s that working for you? How do you like that trade of dollars for compliance?

 If you don’t like that, maybe the ability is to break out to do something a little bit different . . , And I’m not going to tell you what that is. We may talk about some things over the course of the next few months or few years as I do this show, but I want to encourage you that if anything I’ve said up until this point resonates for you,  If you’d like to start exploring some different alternatives, email me at and in the subject line put the word, “coaching,” tell me that you listen to the show and that you want to schedule an introductory call with me where we could explore the idea of coaching.

Hope you have a great day. Hope to see you soon. Take care.

The Quiet Person


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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.

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