This week I want to share with you the storms of a career search. Many times we don’t get what we want when we want it. There are many career changers out there that go through storms before there are sunny skies. It’s worth it to do the work in order to move towards work you love.
If you feel that you know someone who needs help have them contact me at the Lukas Coaching Team.
I’m back from a week-long trip to Colorado where I was working with a small group of people who are very passionate about becoming Free Agents. I was going to be on an airplane during my regular, live podcast, so I decided to record an episode with these guys, late at night around the campfire.
While it was fun to hang out there and record our conversation, something big struck me. This community thing we talk about all the time is more than just a buzz word; it’s a very powerful tool that has, and will, help many people reach their goals.
It doesn’t matter what the goals are. You might be trying to lose weight, get out of debt, or become self-employed. Maybe you’re just trying to be a kinder person to others.
I’ve received comments from listeners who said they were in tears while listening to the fireside chat. Really? I mean, it was just a conversation that I happened to record.
I Don’t Know What to Do
I understand the power of community; I talk about it all the time. Until you actually experience the power of it, I think your life is only normal.
During the times I’ve accomplished some of my biggest feats, I’ve always been in community with others. It may have been climbing a mountain, growing my business, or just hanging out, talking about life.
Maybe it’s the word community. You say it and people nod their heads, but they don’t seem to get it. They have to do it.
What are you doing to live in community? Or are you just going it alone?
Annabel Candy shares how she wanted to grow her blog readership to 1,000 in just 12 months. In her recent post she lays out four mistakes she made and how she still met with success.
My take on it is that she had perseverance. Many start a blog for their business or to spread their ideas but give up at the three month point. The majority have stopped publishing by six months.
If you don’t want to be successful then don’t start. If you don’t plan to power through the dip then stay at home.
If you have what it takes then you’ll stick with it for nine to eighteen months and meet the payback. Your business will increase, others will be spreading your ideas and success will only lead to more success. That’s called a “virtuous cycle.”
If you’re starting or growing a business you better be ready for the hard work of growing a community of 1,000 people. It’s much easier to grow from 1,000 subscribers (newsletter, podcast, blog readers, etc.) to 10,000 than it is to get your first 1,000.