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Two and a Half Steps to Change | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

Two and a Half Steps to Change | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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Change. We don’t want to remain static, especially if you feel wronged. Here, I recommend 2.5 Steps to create change.


Today, I just wanted to talk with you about two steps that you can do when you're feeling frustrated. It's really that simple. If you want to add the third one, it's got to be time limited. So, let me start with the third one that came to mind and set up the scenario for you.
Something isn't working out for you. You're unhappy. You can't sort it out. You feel frustrated (frustrated to me is anger that is self-directed) you just don't know what to do.
Thus, what most people do, which is the third thing in the equation that I added at the end is they complain. They talk to lots of people and complain about what's happening to them. They go into victim mode. They go into an attitude that basically says, "I've been wronged. Don't you agree with me? I've been wronged." Okay, I'll give you a chance to to complain a little bit, rather than get frustrated and take that out on yourself.
What I think is more useful is two very simple steps. Number one, ask for advice. Coaching is always real good for that because it helps you sort through an issue with someone who's a professional. If you can't afford coaching, you go to a friend . . . a really smart, talented friend who knows you very well. Not average Jane or Joe who's basically going to join you in the pity party. Someone who can redirect you, listen to what's going on and have you talk it through with them with an eye toward getting suggestions from them.
Here's the second step. Number two, take action. Trying different alternatives, doing different things, approaching the problem in a different way and see if you can solve it. If you can't solve it, learn from your attempt to solve it as to what worked and what didn't work. Because something in there probably did work but not as well as you would like.
What could you have done a little bit differently to optimize it and take it to a higher level? How could you improve on the situation more?
So, two and a half steps. I'll compromise here. Two and a half steps toward making a change.


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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