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EP 103 How would you describe yourself? Seriously. How would you do it?
This is the No BS Coaching Advice Podcast, episode 103. I’m your host Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and welcome. I took last week off from doing the show. I’m back on schedule doing this at least once a week and I like to spend some time weekly. That’s the way it’s been lately. Weekly, talking about life, the universe and everything.
Today, I’m going to start off with a segment that talks about where you see yourself in your life and your career.
So, when you think of yourself, when you think of your career, when you think of your family and your relationships, how would you define it? What’s three or four words might you use to describe yourself? When, I think of myself, I think of myself as being a bold and blessing leader. When Apple describes itself, they create life-changing products.
How do you think of yourself? What’s the way that you described yourself when you look at your work? When most people do this, they have a bad habit and the habit is they kind of zoom in on things. You know, they focus in on the things where they are imperfect, the things where they made a mistake. The screw-ups. The problems. Things along those lines.
However, the truth is, instead of zooming in, you need to pull back. You need to have a perspective and really start off by asking yourself, “What do I do well? What are my strengths here? Where am I great at,” instead of just simply focusing on all the flaws.
The flaws are easy to spot, the successes are hard and, yet, if you look at yourself as a whole person, you need to always remember the good stuff and not just the other.
So, what do you do if you’re not sure? What do you do if you’re not certain about what it is? What do you bring two things?”
Number one is you do your best, not the 50% that you’re probably giving. You raise your hand again, just like you did when you were a kid.
Now the metaphor of “raise your hand,” when you think about when you were a kid in school, when you raise your hand, you were vulnerable. If a teacher called on you, you might be wrong and, often, what happens is, when we’re wrong as a kid, we start to put our hand underneath our butt and we stop raising it because we don’t want to be made fun of, we don’t want to feel like we’re doing the wrong thing and this carries through into our lives as well.
What do you do when you’re not sure? You do your best. You try your hardest. You do the right thing as though no one’s looking at you and you know what’s right. You really do. And you do it at 100% capacity. You do it hard and strong and with effort with care and with love–love for others, knowing that, even if it’s not reciprocated, you did your best and that’s really what we have to get back into –the habit of doing our best that you and they were another corporate name incorrectly spelled
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the
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