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Make “Someday” Today | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 118 Putting  things off, procrastinating, taking action . . .these are a few of the things we cover on this week’s show.

Summary

SEGMENT 1. No BS Coaching Advice is my show where I like to talk about things related to life, the universe and everything and I'm currently doing it as a weekly show, just like I started off with my other one but it may evolve over the course of time into more frequency. Today's show, well, again, it's one of those synchronicity shows where conversations suddenly yield a show idea.
This, frankly, came to me over the weekend where I was talking to a dear friend who lost someone important to them, someone that they loved very much and she said to me, "Love them while they're here." I said, "Great reminder. I think that there are times we take people for granted in our lives and they're not going to be here forever."
Folks, we can miss out on some blessed opportunities to just be in connection and not postpone the moments. You know, one of the classic scenarios is we'll start living life when we retire. We'll go traveling more. We'll do this together. And the reminder I'll have with you is make "some day" today. I'm going to repeat that one. Make "someday" today.

SEGMENT 2. I'd like you to take a moment and think of the metaphor of a parked car. I'll use my son as an example from when he was very young. He would go out of the house and get behind the wheel of the car and imagine that he was driving it until, of course, we'd freak out a little bit, feeling that he actually had the car keys and was actually going to pull the steering wheel, pull the shift into into gear, release the parking brake as he was, and still is, very, very observant.
So you know, just imagine yourself behind the wheel of a parked car and with that, imagine you're going somewhere. Every time someone says, "What would you like to do," and you say, "I'm going to think about it," it's like being behind the wheel of the parked car. You're imagining it at best most of the time. You're just pushing the person away but, if you are actually thinking about it, you're imagining that you're going somewhere, and you're imagining that you're doing something.
But here's a fact for you. You're missing a lot of the variables. You think if, suddenly, you're going to crash, or suddenly you're going to get to the destination and you're missing a lot of factors. You may be missing traffic. You may be missing the fact that it's raining. Now, I'm going to put the wiper blades on. A lot of details that you're not seeing because you're behind the wheel of a parked car. . . and the parked car really isn't going anywhere.
The fact is, you can't steer a parked car. You got to be in motion, right? You can't get to where you want to go to until you're actually driving! It's the same thing with so many of the things that you say I want to "think about." The only thing you really have to figure out is whether I want to do this thing or not do this thing. That's really it. Everything else is trying to steer a parked car.

SEGMENT 3. So, let's assume for a moment that you actually are going to think things through, what's the process going to look like? Are you going to sit in your living room with a newspaper, being semi-distracted, and hoping it happens in your mind while you're reading something (like people actually read newspapers these days). But let's say you're there with your iPad, and you're multitasking. You're extensively thinking about it. But you're actually on Facebook, for example, or LinkedIn or some other thing. How much thinking do you think you're really doing?

Probably 5% thinking and 95% the other thing? Okay, let me quadruple it. 20% thinking. Because what winds up happening is you're distracted. You're not really engaged in a process of thinking?
Do you ask people for advice or input into your problem or do you think you have to be the one who thinks it through? Maybe they'll see things from a different perspective than you. It's good to get input, because you don't have to have all the answers.
You could hire a coach, but start off with people that you know, like, trust and respect. Ask them for some advice. Lay out the scenario. Don't withhold anything. Lay out the scenario openly. Then, just simply say, "this is what I'm thinking of. Do you see anything that I'm missing that at least helps move the needle forward?" If you're actually going to think about it, which I frankly, don't think you will. But hey, let's go along with the myth and I'll just say that you can keep going through the charade of "thinking about it." Most of the time, what you really need to do is take action. I'm going to say that one more time. Most of the time, most of you really need to take action because all you're doing is procrastinating with a fancy title.

SEGMENT 4. Tuning out, zoning out, whatever you want to call it, your mind is not in the game. It's on the sidelines, observing . . . maybe. That's it under good circumstances. Most of the time, you're just not a participant, you're going through the motions.
Frankly, I don't like it when I go through the motions. I want to be in the game all the time. I want to be playing hard. I want to be focused on winning. And, you know, the game may go on forever, but I want to be putting in my best effort because I'm happiest when I put in my best effort.
You may hate your work, you may really dislike it and you're gonna have to change jobs or change your circumstances or change your attitude. But, you can't go through life tuned out, zoned out, not playing hard.
All that happens is you start to get sloppy and your life goes by much faster than you like. After all, as I've said on the show, many times, a lifetime is not a long time. We like to think of ourselves as being immortal but life has a way of showing us how foolish we are to act from that belief.

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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 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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Becoming Influential. Being Influential | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 113 Divya Parekh is a positioning and authority advisor, who works with leaders internationally as well as US-based leaders. In this interview, we discuss the way to be influential  in organizations and in your life.

 

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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.”

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The Opposite of a Team Player | Career Angles


When managers speak with potential hires, they talk about hiring “team players” What the hell does that mean? What can you do instead and what is the risk?

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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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Happy Whatever Day! | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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A pretty card and a fun note put a big smile on my face. What can you do?

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Putting Up With Crap | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 80: Another confluence of events yields a reminder for this show after 3 friends came to me for advice.

Summary

Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. This is The No BS Coaching Advice podcast. I like to spend some time regularly talking about life and today's show really comes out of three conversations I had this week. You don't have to hit me over the head in order to get my attention when three similar events occur and not tell me, "hey, this is a show that you a lot to do."
Now, what happened was …well, it first started with a friend of mine who was working on a book and he's been working on this for a few years and his agent got him to a publisher. He was thrilled. First books don't often come to a publisher, especially when you're no name. And here he is now in a situation where the publisher has gotten him a crappy cover and wants him to do something with the book that he just doesn't think makes sense from a marketing standpoint and he's calling for advice.
"What should I do? After all, I've got this trip plan and I don't really have a lot of time to deal with this."
And then another friend of mine called me talking about a situation where they were commissioned to do something or to do a piece of art and. now they're dealing with a few "inferences" if you get my drift and then, finally ,today came another friend of mine with whom I'm talking and he's in a situation where he separated from his wife. His wife's family's in the house. His son is in the house and all three of them had a similar case of, you know, "we're putting up with something that we don't want to put up with. What should I do?"
And my answer was pretty uniform why?
What do you want here? Why are you putting up with this? You are not happy with it. Now, in the case of the author, now, the question became could he negotiate with the book publisher to get a different cover and the second thing that he wanted or walk away. in the case of my friend, the the person who was commissioned, I'm not going to go into my recommendation there. I'll leave that one private. And, then ,the third one became,, " okay. You're unhappy in your own home and you sound depressed. You don't have to feel this way and I'm going to turn back to you and say, " where were you putting up with things that you really don't need to? Where are you tolerating stuff that just doesn't make sense for you to be putting up with?"
I'll just simply say these three friends of mine all came to me to look for some advice about how to manage these things. And, you know, it's, in effect. aone session call, the equivalent amount of time to a one-hour session. I can help you with some of these situations as well.
I'd love to do that. If you're interested, contact me through Linkedin at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Once were connected . . . And, by the way, message me with the connection to let me know that you listen to the show and you'd like some help. Once we're connected, message me again, and let's see if there's a time where we can speak. I would love to help you.
So, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter.. I hope you have a great. Take care.

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

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

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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More Advice from Game of Thrones | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Game of Thrones is fabulous! Here’s a quote from season seven and I think most of us it take to heart.

 

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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

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

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Perspective | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 95 Sometimes, you need a little perspective to remind you about how to do things right.

 

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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.”

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Surprises and More | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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EP 94 Life had a way of reminding me of who is in charge and, on his show, I share a few more of my learnings.

 

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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

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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

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Your Dreams and Saying No | NoBSCoachingAdvice.com


Jeff Altman,The Big Game Hunter points to one of the personal and professional mistakes people make that keeps them from fulfilling their dreams.

 

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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

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

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

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Lessons from a Backup Catcher | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Austin Romine is an unlikely source of advice but today he is. Today’s advice comes from an interview he did yesterday with a great suggestion for us all.

Summary

Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and you are listening to The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast. I like to spend some time regularly talking with you about some element of life, the universe and everything. Today,I picked up something from the sports pages, which I tend to read regularly ,and it's a story that was featured in the New York Post. A little quote from a backup baseball players it's not by me.
Austin Romine . . . I believe that's the correct pronunciation of his last name and, if it isn't, I apologize. Austin Romine is a backup catcher with the New York Yankees. He gets to play once, sometimes ,twice a week because they're starting catcher, Gary Sanchez is a monster behind the plate and an adequate catcher defensively Romine is a strong catcher defensively and, well, he can hit about his weight maybe a little bit more .
As the story goes, going into the season, he was encouraged to do better offensively and basically was told that he had to hit better. when you are a back up in Major League Baseball,you know that when you're being told that you have to hit better, you better hit better because there's always someone else out there.
It's not like you are a starter and you were star and whatever defensive liability you may have can be made up by being a monster at the plate. Here,you're being told improve. So, the story goes that he learned a valuable lesson. Here it isfolks.
"Stop trying to do what I want to do and do what I have to do with the play. Whatever the job calls for, get it done." And what he did was go to another backup player who hit for average. Wasn't a great player like, again, plays once or twice a week, but the guy hits. .310. 290. he's a good backup player and fields well and hits more than well .As a result, Romine's average has gone from like low 200s to over 300 at this point.
The reason I bring up this story is how many of us, myself included, try to force the issue instead of just going with what's necessary. In this particular case, Romaine went to the other backup, learned how to hit a little bit differently. As he said, by shortening my swing, going to the other field more often, etcetera. What can you be doing differently, instead of hitting your head against the wall?
Not sure? Hire a coach. I'd like to coach you but, if not me, hire someone else and get some input. Develop a relationship because it's often not just one thing that needs to be a changed. Maybe, over time, in order for it to take hold.
So, again, if you'd be interested in my coaching you, reach out to me. My LinkedIn profiles ais t linkedin.com /in/TheBigGameHunter. Connect with me there. Then message me about coaching. I'd love to help you.
Hope you have a great day. Take care.

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

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

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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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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