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Stepping Up | Career Angles

A few men I know took a weekend workshop to understand basic group facilitation skills within a particular framework. When they had the opportunity to work with a group, one of them stepped up immediately and put into practice what he had learned. He had a “cheat sheet” to remind them of a few things but, overall, put into practice what you learned.

Not stepping up and applying what was learned would’ve been the expression of his fear and interfered with his applying what he had learned.

Too often, we receive messages that result in us “playing small” in the world instead of taking beneficial risks, stepping out, making mistakes and learning from.

There are very few risks that you will take that will result in someone losing a life or a business collapsing.

I remember doing a workshop for parents where we were told that be better if our children make mistakes at a younger age rather than older age because these mistakes were likely to be less expensive. We try to apply that in our parenting and, overall, our son is doing well. Not perfect. Well.

He is learning.

The mistakes he makes are less expensive than mistakes he might make 10 years from now. The same thing will probably be true for you, too.

Learn your lessons at a cheap price and apply them when you have expensive opportunities.


Ⓒ 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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