I Thought I Made the Worst Mistake of My Career, But 3 Things Helped Me “Embrace the Suck” and Move on. ~Emile Lee
I love stories of resilience and learning and this is a great one espoused by The Business Insider. Here Emile Lee speaks about his encounter with an overseas career assignment that was not a fit. Mistaking his cultural background, he was hired on the spot for an assignment he wasn’t fit for. After mulling over the good, the bad, and the ugly, he stopped feeling sorry for himself and decided to embrace his circumstances and learn from his situation.
Looking back, he shares his learning. I have extracted the 3 key points that forged his new path.
1. Embrace The Suck
2. Use positive self-talk to open yourself up to risks and change
3. Seek out mentors and internal champions
Hope this story inspires you to keep going and never give up. Need help? Let’s connect.
Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. ~Pete Carroll
Look around you. It’s obvious people live in a state of ‘I wish‘. I wish things were different then I would do this, or that; they often say. At birthday parties we blow out the candles and make a wish. But what is often overlooked is the fact that our private wishes CAN come through! Oftentimes, we are our own inhibitors.
If Only We Would Act
If only we would act. Act on our desires and our wishes, then our dreams would come through. One athlete at the Rio games shared a goal that he had written in his high school Year book years before. It said simply: “my goal–to become a world-class athlete“; and he did.
We can do it too. All we need to do is Act. We are not all able to do it on our own and that’s when it’s wise to Partake and seek the help of a coach. Someone who has your interest at heart. Someone who will be available to lead and guide you to take the right steps and make the right decisions.
3 Questions People Who Need A Coach Ask
Here are 3 common Questions people who need a coach ask.
1) I hate my job! How can I break free and have the courage to follow my passion?
- Don’t walk away. Stay in your job if it pays the bills. You need that security.
- Create a plan. Be patient, and wait.The time will come when you can walk away.
- Trust the process. Know that with the right daily actions you are one step closer to doing what you love
- Most important – Don’t give up. You are where you need to be right now
2) I get excited about starting something new! But then I give up. How do I make myself follow through?
- First of all, do what YOU want to do, not what someone else wants you to do. If you go against your inner desires, it will create internal havoc in the long run
- Reflecton why you began in the first place
- Sometimes it seems too hard to achieve, or takes too long. Stick to it because it will be worth it
- Take small steps. Do at least one thing each day towards your goal. Your future self will thank you
3) How do I find my passion when I don’t feel any?
- When we don’t know what the future holds, naturally we get anxious. Anxiety is tied to the unknown. It restricts you and prevents you from finding your passion
- Be open to learning more about yourself. It’s one of the most important things you can ever do
- Allow yourself to enjoy the journey and be satisfied with your progress
- Everything will fall into place at the right time
Need help? Lets connect.
What’s the Biggest Lesson Learnt in the Last 12 months?
The question was asked of entrepreneurs and business owners. What is your biggest lesson learnt in the past 12 months? More than 1,300 individuals replied. I’ll share excerpts.
- You’ve gotta push beyond your comfort zone
- Just do it. Don’t think too much, and don’t let your fear overcome you and stop you from taking the step
- Money is just an illusion
- Appreciate and value people in your circle
- We become what we think
- Don’t trust people
- Reduce your debt. Dont borrow to buy luxury
- You are responsible for everything, including most importantly yourself
- Life will hit you with a brick on the head at the most unexpected times. Don’t panic, stay positive, and move on.
- Focus on what’s ahead
- Don’t be afraid of changes
- Stop being a people pleaser
- Read, read, read
- Time waits for no one…regrets hurt more than anything
- I’m stronger than I thought
- Not everyone you lose is a loss
- Never Give up
- Learn to let go
- Don’t be afraid to start new
- Enjoy the process
What’s your thoughts? Can you add anything?
Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers said that if you’re not keeping score, then you are just practicing. It will be worth it to Memorize that Quote. While practicing is important, most of our goals in life need to be focused on achievement. If we intend to get to where we want to go, then we need to keep a tab on our progress…be it studying, new homeownership, marriage, starting a family, new career, new entrepreneur…whatever it is, keep a tab on it.
Today, reflect on your own path that you have trekked over the past year. Make changes if needed. Celebrate small and/or big wins. Then keep going. You’ll be glad you did.
Need help in making those Big Audacious Goals? Let’s connect!
Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been
Don’t let your success go to your head, and don’t let your failures go to your heart
Talented Will Smith shares his Vigors of Success. A great collection by Evan Carmichael. Which resonates with you? Mine is Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been. The Pungent possibilities are endless.
Here are Will Smith’s vigors of Success:
- Where you are isn’t where you are going to be
- Make a choice
- have a purpose
- Be Great
- Don’t be outworked
- Work on your Skills
- Let Fear Motivate you
- Be amazing at what you do
- Don’t listen to the little man
Which resonates with you? Do share.
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You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all. -EJ Koh.
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