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What is a rut?

If you think of a rut in a dirt field, is a place where vehicles have driven over the same patch of land repeatedly. As a result, what you see your tire tracks like grooves in the field (I bet you thought I’d say, “record,”).

How do you get out of a rut?

You turn the wheels of the car a few degrees in one direction. In the US, you might try slightly to the right. In other parts of the world that might be slightly to the left. What happens is the driver side become slightly elevated as its raised out of the rut and you can see further again.

If you’re in a rut, don’t keep doing the same thing. Make a slight change.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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