How Long Does It Take to Make A CAREER CHANGE #hardtruth
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When people ask this, this is where it’s normally coming from. They’re like, “Well, how long is it going to take?”
This is because they normally want proof that they’re going to get their dream job or that they’re going to be able to successfully make that change before they actually take any action towards that goal.
But I learned the hard way, my friends, you are the only one responsible for your end goal.
You are the only one who can care about it as much as you do.
Those people are not responsible. And ultimately, they go home at night and they have their own problems. It’s your responsibility.
I was stuck for a really long time. I didn’t want to take the action until I knew 100% until I had 100% certainty that it was going to work.
Because I’d felt like I’d taken so much action already and it wasn’t working. But that was blocking me from creating success.
How long it takes depends on your willingness to do what it takes, even when it’s hard and even when the results are not showing up yet.
It’s your willingness to show up in interviews, even if you failed and been rejected before. It’s your willingness to do the research and talk to the right people and continue going out there and talking to more people until you succeed.
So the more you do this, the more you evaluate your results.
The more results you get, the more you’re going to learn, right?
You’re going to evaluate what went well from that conversation. What didn’t? What would I do next time? With your interviews and your conversations.
You’re going to speed up your results tremendously every time you take action to evaluate how close that brought you to your end result. What worked and what didn’t?
Your brain starts learning that rejection doesn’t mean death and you’re not going to die. So when we’re in the process of getting from point A to point B, point B where we want to be, we often want to know how long it’s going to take.
We start to get impatient and we get frustrated when what we’re doing isn’t working quickly enough for us. We want instant results.
We want Amazon Prime delivery tomorrow. We want to go to the gym and eat healthy for a week and then we want to have lost 10 pounds.
But that’s not how it works. It just doesn’t work like this.
The thing is that what people don’t realize is that when they are in this rushed, desperate, needy, graspy energy, it’s exactly what is repelling employers and repelling people you speak to and sabotaging your chances of actually getting the result faster.
Ask yourself, why are you in such a rush?
The reason you’re in a rush is that you’re coming from a place of doubt and fear and lack and scarcity. You may say, “Yes, but I have bills that are piling up and I need to work now.”
They care about what you can contribute. And you’re not focusing on that, you’re focusing on yourself and that’s causing you to slow down the process.
What you need to do is learn to find 100% sufficiency in what you already have. You need to show up to the interview with everything that you need already within you.
You are there to offer your help. You’re there to show them what you can do, how you can contribute.
You are not there out of desperation and neediness because you have to pay bills or you have to get out of your current situation.
I have a particular story that I recall from when I was in an interview. And we talked about it after, me, the HR, the other HR representative, and the hiring manager.
The lady came in, she interviewed. She was very nervous and I don’t remember a lot about how the interview went.
I just remember when she left, the HR representatives said to me, “I really felt like if she didn’t get the job today, she was going to have trouble feeding her kids.”
And guess what?
We didn’t hire her based on that. We were so in that energy of her being so desperate and so needy and so, I don’t know how else to describe it other than desperate.
We were picking up on that so strongy that that’s what we were discussing after the interview.
That’s not what you want people to be talking about when you leave. You want them to be talking about things you mentioned that you could do, implement OR things you’ve done in the past that are going to bring value to them now.
You may say to me, “Yes, I have bills to pay. I need to get out of my situation. I need to hurry this up.”
But focusing your mind there is slowing you down.
Where you need to focus your mind is on what you’re going to contribute, what you can do, what you can offer, and get in that energy of curiosity and excitement instead of desperation, fear, and lack.
I could tell you how long it took me to get my dream job. I could tell you how long it’s taken my clients but that number is not going to mean anything to you.
Because your number is going to be different and your situation is going to be different. And the good news is that there is a lot you can control in this process.
The actions you take from the place you take them and your willingness to keep going even when you fail and even when you get rejected.
The more you do that, the faster you’ll get your result.
And the more you evaluate your results, the faster you’re going to speed up your process.
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Don’t be needy. Don’t be graspy. People can sense it. Don’t worry. I did it too. I’m not judging.
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