Currently, I am listening to one of the few podcasts that I subscribe to and it made me want to talk about a few topics that people may have problems with or simple reminders. Hopefully this will encourage some of you and keep some very important points in mind.
What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
I’m listening to an interview from Foundr Magazine with Amanda Palmer about the Art of Asking (link below, recommend listening). Why do we have trouble asking others for something that we believe is “big”? Is it out of fear of rejection? Criticism from outsiders? Look at it like this, is there a lasting, negative difference from the point before you ask for something big and afterwards? IF you’re rejected, you might feel disappointed initially, but it subsides very quickly. Physically, you’re not affected. Mentally, you’ve experienced it and are better equipped for the next time it happens. It’s the same principle for the “Yes” people who cannot say no.
Then there is always that chance that you may get what you want, or a significant alternative. You know it won’t happen if you never ask, but if you do, the probability increases. If I had never asked GeekFuel if they would participate in a video project I would like to do, I never would’ve gotten the opportunity to get an interview AND film a fun event. That’s the great thing about life, you never really know what can come out of leaps that look pretty sizeable. Be part of the class that doesn’t focus on the negative and looks for opportunities.
Find What Works For You
One of the big reasons I travel down the road I am is not only because I want to make and do things that I’d like to see that no one else is, but because I love to move and work at my own pace. In my case, I refuse to be tied down doing something that does not further my goals. If being entrepreneurial is not your thing, that’s OK, its not for everyone, I get it. Find a job that satisfies your wants as well as your needs. We often think about how and where we work as a means to fulfilling our needs, because our wants cannot be satisfied. I’m telling you that it can if you search hard enough. More larger companies are becoming more employee-friendly in the sense that there is opportunities to do amazing work, be creative, and even have some fun along the way. You don’t necessarily even have to work at a large, reputable company. Much of the younger, less established companies today are able to offer the same opportunities at competitive wages, if not more. When you question how things work, think about yourself as being the person to create a change, and put your actions where your mind is, a whole new world opens up.
I hope that someone sees this and will take something from it or remind themselves not to be limited. Please share this with others and also don’t forget to subscribe to The Wingfield Blog. Let me know what you think or if you may have any questions.
Thank You for Listening,
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