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Food for Thought

What would you say to someone who:
1. Thinks they are too old to follow their dreams?
I would say if tomorrow was your last day on earth, what would like to be remembered for?
No one is too old, it’s just fear. Stop thinking of the impossible. Stop focusing on your age! Start thinking about what life is about. They are so many choices in life, but we like to put barriers to ourselves so we can justify why we are not following our dreams.
2. Needs change but doesn’t know what they want?
Dig into yourself. You are the person who knows best about yourself. What makes you smile and excites you? What are the things you cannot live without? What do you enjoy at work and out of work? What did you want to be when you grow up? Have you fulfilled this dream?
3. Doesn’t want to risk current salary?
Life is about discovery and living different experiences. Speak to relatives about your plans. Some might approve others might not. Make a list of your monthly expenses and how much money you need to live comfortably. Eliminate the things you don’t really need.
If you don’t try you won’t know.
If you are not ready to go through challenges, if you are not ready to explore and to learn, if you are not ready to fail, and to be judged, you might not be ready for change.

 

Do you know how to market yourself?

You don’t need to work in a Sales department to know how to sell. When clients come to me and say they don’t know how to convince hiring companies of their potential or worth, I would gently remind them that we all have the skill to sell as this is part of our daily life. We sell our ideas to investors or clients, we sell our point of views and opinions to our bosses, colleagues and friends, we sell to our kids or partner.

When we really believe in something, we know how to promote it and we promote it very well. So why can’t we do it for ourselves if we really believe in ourselves?

Timothy Gallwey who wrote The Inner Game of Work, mentioned in his book that a 5 year old, is skilled at selling parents by developing rapport, by handling objections creatively, by changing their approach, by customizing their sales approach, by not being fear of rejection or fear of failure and always come back and try again.

My 3 years old daughter does that all the time, and I admire her persistence, her way of trying to convince us and her cleverness.

She is very focus on her end goal, and that’s why she is able to change her approach.