Getting and Keeping the Good Feeling | Career Angles

Every once in a while, you may feel the flow state where everything happened so smoothly and you believe nothing can go wrong.

What got you there?

How do you sustain it?

We live in relationship with others and, thus, answering those two questions involve others, as well.

There are many different things you can do to keep your mojo.

Generally, they don’t require major changes.

Usually, they start with an awareness that you’re slipping.

Hard work can be one solution. After all, usually that’s what got you there.

Sometimes, less is more. You may be overworking.

I told the story before about a woman who I’ve hired who is working too hard and not getting results. She was overworking yourself into a problem and need to take a half step back from what she could get some perspective, enjoy your life a little bit more, regain energy and from there, launch what became a very successful career.

Champions know the importance of “rest days.”

When you treat yourself like a plow horse in the fields, you get the results of a plow horse. If you treat yoursel sort f like a race horse, you run like a race horse.

Employers want plow horses. They don’t say that but they sure as heck treat their employees that way and they get the message that slow and steady will win the race.

Big bonuses go to the race horses.

Training like a race horse gets you to the good feeling, will keep you there, and help you feel great longer.

You will lose some races but when much more often.


Find your way to win then keep going at it.


Ⓒ 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 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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