As a headhunter and career coach, the number issue I have noticed stopping people from achieving the life and career they envision is: the Fear Of Missing Out. Otherwise, known as FOMO. In an effort to "appeal to everyone" and to "be open to everything", many candidates, colleagues, and fellow businesspeople fail to attract ANYone or ANYthing, delaying and negatively impacting their job search efforts and success.
FOMO must be avoided at all costs because sustainably successful people and businesses know that the only way to make it in their realm is specialization, expertise, and a unified marketing message touting their unique selling points (USPs)*. Ironically, pursuing the strategy of "LESS is MORE" actually attracts more success to your life, job, and business!Read More
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Jobs and Careers: Why are so many people content with just earning a salary and working 9-6 their entire adult life?
From a headhunter’s perspective, as someone who recruited multitudes of candidates from analyst level to Chief Executives, from one 9–5 job into their next, I have a pretty good sample size and inside peek into their psychology of why hoards of people choose to do this*.
*Passion aside. This article is simply stating why people choose the 9–5 construct. I’m not debating levels of passion because I’ve seen people who work with passion OR without, as an employee OR as an entrepreneur. Passion is not the problem (that would be off-topic).
Here are a few reasons why by order of frequency that these reasons arose:Read More
What I learned from the Olympics about careers and life! Daily DANDAN Ep 28
As the whole world is consumed by the Olympics this week with some truly game-changing feats by the Olympic greats like Phelps, Biles, Raisman, Felix, etc., I tried to justify my indulgence on TV watching by embracing what I can learn from these incredible people on top of their game, the best in the world, with history bearing witness to the power of the individual and team.
Here are 4 personally game-changing concepts the Olympics taught me:Read More