14 Reasons You’re Job Search Has Stalled Out
Feeling down about your job search these days? Is the broken economy hurting you and keeping you from finding a job? Need some motivation and tough love to help you stop pitying yourself? Well, here you go: 14 reasons you might have in your head about why you’re not as successful in finding a job as you should be.
#1 Reason – Laziness
Theirs is no easy way to put this…..you’re lazy. Every single successful person works their butts off to get where they are. It’s ok to be lazy every now and then. Just admit it though how much time you are stuck in front of a PC looking at the internet job postings? The proverbial candy in the window? But don’t whine about not being employed and nobody wants to hire you…ok? Get out of house and start expanding your contacts by NETWORKING…..A LOT!
#2 Reason – Entitlement
Only a few people in the world are part of the lucky silver spoon club. You and me? We got to work to get what we want. Quit thinking you are owed something. You’re not. Get to work. No one exists to help you find a job! Earn it by paying it forward and help others and who knows, maybe you’ll get something in return – but stop expecting it.
#3 Reason – Fear
You are afraid, plain and simple. Afraid of looking silly. Afraid of what your friends and family will say. Afraid of everything. Look, you’re either going to stop being afraid, or you’re not. Nobody can convince you to stop. Imagine though… what awaits you when you stop with the fear excuses?
F. E. A. R. = False Expectation Appearing Real
#4 Reason – Negativity
You may not realize it, but the people you associate with might be very negative [orifices]. They could be soul-sucking beings who don’t want anyone to be successful. Get rid of them, now! Surround yourself with successful people. People you want to be like. Here is your new mantra: Only network and do business with people you really like!
#5 Reason – Stop Thinking
How much do you want to bet you have paralysis by analysis? You think way too much about what you could or should do. Doers get what they want, and everyone else gets what they get. Stop analyzing and start doing.
#6 Reason – No Goals
You plan nothing. You believe that someway, somehow, everything you always wanted will just magically happen. So you “play it by ear” and wing it and then hang by the phone, waiting for it to ring with your ideal job offer. WRONG! You need goals to shoot for. Otherwise, you’re just treading water.
#7 Reason – “They and Them”
There’s no “they or them”. There’s no secret group of people that controls your success or failure. You’ve made that up to make you feel better about yourself. The truth is you, and you alone, control your success in life/business/everything. It’s easy to blame “them” though, isn’t it? That’s just weak.
#8 Reason – No “LUCK” Factor
You can’t do it because you’re not good enough. Or don’t have a strong personality? You don’t have the “Luck” factor? The truth is even idiots and boring people can be just as successful as anyone else. Your problem is you don’t believe it yet. Want to get Lucky? Then realize that L.U.C.K = Laboring Under Correct Knowledge
#9 Reason – Time Waster
You’re a classic time-waster. You spend hours and hours every day working on not-working. You do things that aren’t productive. How are you ever going to get anything done, or reach any goal if you keep wasting time? You’re not. So you might as well give up now if you’re going to keep going down this path.
#10 Reason – Social B.S.
You spend way too much time in social media land. You waste probably about 50% of your productive hours of the day doing this. The sad part is, you know it, but you can’t stop. So you can’t get anything done that really matters.
#11 Reason – Think Small
You think way too small. You are constantly looking only a day or a week ahead instead of years ahead. Because of this, you never get anywhere, and you never lead; you always follow. Time to get focused and on task. Don’t have the knowledge, drive or discipline – Then go hire a professional career transition coach to get your career in gear —- NOW!
#12 Reason – Don’t Want It
You don’t really want to be successful. Sure, you like to dream about it like everyone else. But in your heart you are afraid of what might happen if you really get it. That’s the F.E.A.R. in your brain feeding you a bunch of crap. Success is change, and it feels really, really good. Take control and tell your brain to shut the [foolishness] up.
#13 Reason – Don’t Believe
You never believed that it’s possible. Society taught you that only a few “exceptional” people get what they want. Everyone else should just settle. If you really want to believe that, go ahead. The rest of us will be at the front of the line because we do believe. Strong advice announcement: NEVER EVER SETTLE!
#14 Reason: Row or Bail
“Never get stuck in a sinking boat frantically bailing water with no time to row ashore – Keep your career network alive and in play!” Mark James
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