Mentors and Being Happy for Others | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

EP 164 Oh, how we cause ourselves problems that could be solved with support!

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This is the No BS Coaching Advice Podcast, Episode 164. I'm your host Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Welcome. I would like to spend some time once a week at a minimum, talking with you about some element of life, the universe and everything.

And I'm just going to start off by saying I'm a day late with the show because my schedule yesterday was incredibly full. It was supposed to start at eight but wound up starting at 7:30. And I'll just simply say I didn't finish till six. And there was not a break at any point in the day. It was a full day. So I'm here today, Tuesday, instead of Monday because I wanted to keep up with the rhythm of a weekly show.

And I was talking with a few of my friends who are each going through problems. You know, professional problems, personal problems, they're struggling with things. And they reach out to me for support pretty often. What I find my role is, is to kind of be the friend and ally, who helps guide them through some of the difficult times in life.

Have you ever been that person for someone? I'm sure you have.

I don't care if you were a child and did it for a good friend or now as an adult, you were there for someone. And the role that you served, the role that I serve, is the mentor who sees more in that other person than they may see in themselves at that moment.

I just want to remind you of how important it is for you, for me, to have that person who is available to us, just as you're available to others.

SEGMENT 2. I must tell you, there's a quality that exists in many people, where they resent the success of others and feel frustrated by it because if it wasn't them. It's like, not being called on by the teacher, not being recognized, not being seen, being passed over. There's even a TV commercial about it. I know there's gender bias inferred in the commercial. so, I'm not going down that road, I'll just simply say, it's hard for many of us to be happy for others and their successes.

What is it about us? What is it about me or you, that causes us to be unhappy instead of cheering for other people and their success? They show us a way that we can be and get the results that we want. And I want to be clear, I'm not just talking professionally. I'm talking personally.

You know, the classic example of envy in the United States was the person who got the new car. Whoo, we have to keep up with the Joneses, because they got a new car. We have to keep up with him because they just bought a (fill in the blank). What is it about us that just can't be happy for other people and their successes.

Man, if we can adjust our "stinking thinking" and be happy for other people instead of envious and resentful, we ourselves will be so much more happy than we are now.

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

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