The Weight We Carry Around | No BS Coaching Advice

The Weight We Carry Around | No BS Coaching Advice

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Using an exercise with a water bottle, I show you how this affects you.

 

Hi, I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I started being called “The Big Game Hunter” when I worked in recruiting. I used to hunt down leaders and staff for organizations and, now, I coach people. It is an even better fitting name. We’re going to play a little game today ready?

How much do you think that weighs? Okay, take a guess. How much do you think it weighs?

A pound? Half pound? Two pounds? Okay. Now, imagine for a second I held this for three, four minutes. What do you think might happen? Come on, answer the question out loud. Come on. Just say it. Nothing? My arm would get a little tired? Whatever your answer is, that’s perfect.

Now imagine if I held this for two hours. What do you think might happen?

I’d get tired.

Good. How about 24 hours? What do you think?

“Aww, you’d be in a lot of pain! A lot of pain!”

Now, I want you to take it an extra step. When you carry your burdens around with you, they start to weigh heavily on you. Those emotional burdens in your life, the professional burdens in your life start to hurt. What often happens is we don’t allow ourselves to feel them. And we dull ourselves, in general, rather than deal with the burdens.

Does that make a lot of sense?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to deal with these burdens, rather than let them hurt us? Most of us don’t do that. Most of us would rather walk around like with weights on our back, trying to carry those weights from place to place, not realizing how they’re affecting us in new situations. I think it makes more sense to deal with it and to recognize that there are times where you may want to flinch. You may not want to deal with it.

“I know what I ‘ve got here, I know what I’m living with and it’s OK. I can handle it. But you don’t have to handle it. You can put them to the side, deal with them, manage them by getting rid of them, asking for help in getting rid of them.

Ooh! Terrible! Asking for help. Like you don’t have to do it yourself.

“Oh, My!”

But you don’t. You don’t have to deal with it yourself. You’ve got people in your life who’d be very happy to help you. And if you wanted some help professionally, you can hire a coach like me. You can find out more about me at NoBSCoachingAdvice.com, schedule time through the website or by connecting with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Once we’re connected, message that you’re interested in coaching. We’llset up time for an initial free discovery call.

Hope you have a great day. Enjoy! Take care.

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Hi, I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I started being called "The Big Game Hunter" when I worked in recruiting. I used to hunt down leaders and staff for organizations and, now, I coach people. It is an even better fitting name. We're going to play a little game today ready?

How much do you think that weighs? Okay, take a guess. How much do you think it weighs?

A pound? Half pound? Two pounds? Okay. Now, imagine for a second I held this for three, four minutes. What do you think might happen? Come on, answer the question out loud. Come on. Just say it. Nothing? My arm would get a little tired? Whatever your answer is, that's perfect.

Now imagine if I held this for two hours. What do you think might happen?

I'd get tired.

Good. How about 24 hours? What do you think?

"Aww, you'd be in a lot of pain! A lot of pain!"

Now, I want you to take it an extra step. When you carry your burdens around with you, they start to weigh heavily on you. Those emotional burdens in your life, the professional burdens in your life start to hurt. What often happens is we don't allow ourselves to feel them. And we dull ourselves, in general, rather than deal with the burdens.

Does that make a lot of sense?

Wouldn't it make more sense to deal with these burdens, rather than let them hurt us? Most of us don't do that. Most of us would rather walk around like with weights on our back, trying to carry those weights from place to place, not realizing how they're affecting us in new situations. I think it makes more sense to deal with it and to recognize that there are times where you may want to flinch. You may not want to deal with it.

"I know what I 've got here, I know what I'm living with and it's OK. I can handle it. But you don't have to handle it. You can put them to the side, deal with them, manage them by getting rid of them, asking for help in getting rid of them.

Ooh! Terrible! Asking for help. Like you don't have to do it yourself.

"Oh, My!"

But you don't. You don't have to deal with it yourself. You've got people in your life who'd be very happy to help you. And if you wanted some help professionally, you can hire a coach like me. You can find out more about me at NoBSCoachingAdvice.com, schedule time through the website or by connecting with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Once we're connected, message that you're interested in coaching. We'llset up time for an initial free discovery call.

Hope you have a great day. Enjoy! Take care.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff 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, www.TheBigGameHunter.us

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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