Perfection | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

Do you have this affliction as badly as I do? On this show, I make a commitment to change. What about you? What can you do?

Summary

My thought for today was around perfection.I know I suffer from the disease of wanting to be perfect and I suspect for many of you, you have that same affliction, too.

I know 1 of the places that it shows up for me is in 1 of my websites were I know it isn't perfect yet. It isn't even that great. It has mistakes in it that I need to fix. But I would rather focusing on helping other people and I haven't taken the time to make the corrections yet.

I know some of you may say that if I correct the website. I will help more people, I know that. Where do you folks do the same thing? Where do you make choices that are "complicated" that you can rebuke yourself for and criticize yourself for cannot really take the time to fix.

I'm just can simply send all make some changes in the NoBSCoachingAdvice.com website over the course of the next few weeks that will improve it. Right now, like I said, it is not perfect. It is getting better all the time.

I hope there's a place for you can focus in and start making some changes that will allow you to feel better about some aspect of your life.

Again, the goal is not to be perfect. That is impossible. But you can do better and you can be excellent.

To get around and see where you can take some steps, maybe it is in your help. Maybe using your family and with your relationships. Maybe it is and how you tell people that you care.

Wherever it is, just do a 1st step real soon.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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Enjoy yourself

Enjoy Yourself! | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

It doesn’t take much to enjoy yourself. You don’t even need to be good. As long as it is fun for you. . . I certainly prove that in this show.

Summary

I try to spend some time regularly talk about something related to coaching. I do that because I think many of us are stuck doing the same things over and over and over again. Life has become dreary. With that in mind, I thought I would do something to make my point about breaking out from that mold.

I was with some friends last evening, there were few people with guitars and playing... And I sang. I used to sing with a band many years ago. My voice isn't what it once was and it was just fun to let go a little bit. I thought I would annoy you sufficiently by saying an old song. Ready?

"Slow down. You moving too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobblestones. Looking for fun and feeling groovy.
"Hello lamppost. Whatcha knowing. I've come to watch her flowers growing. Aincha got no rhymes for me. Feeling groovy.
"I got no needs to do. No promises to keep. I'm dappled and drowsy and ready for sleep. But the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life I love you. All is groovy.

Now the song would ended a particular way that's irrelevant. I did this because it was fun for me.

What can you do that's fun for you that you haven't done a long time? In one way or another, you've gotten the message to "shut up. Do what you're told. Be well behaved." You know, practicing doing this from time to time will help you a lot.

For me, it is singing. For you, it may be riding a bike. It doesn't matter! Just get out and do something that you like!

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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Look for and Seize the Moments | The No BS Job Search Advice Podcast

Kurt Warner’s Hall of Fame Induction speech brought me to tears (which you can hear) . Yet it was the last few lines that I presented on the show where Warner delivers magic.

Summary

I don't know how I am going to get through this 1 without crying. Some not going to. I'm just going to cry if that's necessary. I do the show regularly to talk about some element of life, the universe and everything. So far, it has been about 4 days a week that I come out with the show.

I want to do yesterday, but I couldn't pull it together to do it. This show is going to be based upon parts of the Kurt Warner Hall of Fame induction speech that was done this past Saturday night. If you haven't seen it, watch it on YouTube. I'll think it matters which one you watch.

Warner has an incredible story. I'm going to pull from the very end of the speech and allow you to watch it. If you're not familiar with it.

What he says at the end of his speeches. He says, "We don't get to choose the nature of our moments. . . . We don't get to choose the substance of our moments. . What we get to do is choose what we do with those moments."

He encourages people to see these your moments . . . That moment with your kids, your spouse, your siblings, with your friends, your teammates, and, as a football player, his players.

Knowing the back story to his life makes it that much were touching that he could stand there and deliver the speech having been a guy who bagged groceries, ran out of money and just got lucky to have an opportunity with people who looked out for him.

Enjoy watching the video or reading the speech. As you can tell from my voice. For me it was very touching.

Again, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Look for moments of your life and sees them as he did.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

A coaching call with someone reminds me and perhaps you of how destructive the lies we tell ourselves can be.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about the lies you tell yourself.

One thing I know about most people, there are exceptions because, Lord knows, there are sociopaths out there, that we try to be remarkably honest their relationships with friends, family and the world at large. We try to be honest with coworkers. We try to do our best. We try to communicate accurately, ably.

Then there is the part where we talk to ourselves and then those voices within our head tell us lies. Lies that we took on from other people.

I was talking with someone today who is telling himself the long way that he could not make any money. That he was "financially unable." What happened. As we spoke about, his father had had that struggle. His father had expressed the time and again that "if only she and her brother had done something differently, he wouldn't have to agonize and be frustrated" and all that kind of stuff. Out of care for her father, she took on the line that maybe she should make any money.

What lies have you taken on? What messages do you give to yourself that are pure fiction that are coming out of an episode from earlier in your life where out of care for someone or a misinterpretation of the message, you are hurting yourself.

Think about.

You are hurting yourself by taking on these messages that are just pure fiction.

You can start working on this by yourself by saying, " Ah! That's interesting! Is that 1 of those voices?" Or 1 of those interruptions the causes you to question the voice. You can also work with a coach. Me, of course, were someone else That will help you dissected and help you work in different directions.

If you're interested my coaching you one-on-one, email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us and in the subject line, put the phrase, "I'm hearing voices.". I will know what it is about, get back to you and schedule an initial conversation. The 1st 15 minutes of conversation free then we schedule additional time.

I would love to help you.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Subscribe to the “No BS Coaching Advice” podcast.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

4 Steps to Growing Business | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

These are great steps to follow to grow your business.

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about growing your business. Yesterday, I offered information about 4 steps to making change; that was about your personal life. Today, it will be about your business life.

It's also for the notion of having an advisor that you work with is going to be someone who can challenge your complacency, who is not just simply going to say, "Okay. I agree with you." You want someone who can disagree with you and challenge you without being disagreeable or a challenge to you. Thus, in working with your goals, you want to have someone that you meet with regularly, that includes your team as well as your advisor so that you report how you're doing against your goals.

The 2nd step is, what is it that you said you were going to do at the last meeting and how did you do against?

The 3rd thing is, "what am I going to do for the next month?

The 4th, and this is a fun one because it is toward a strategic picture, 1 of the biggest challenges in your business or in your industry? What are you seeing? This is the strategic question that you also need to address. After all, things of the universe are changing; if you're just stuck working with the current model and not lifting your head up to look around and seeing what others are doing, you're going to miss out on opportunities and challenges and those challenges may eventually bury you unless you pay attention to them.

You want to work with someone who will, like I said, disagree with you and you are hiring to disagree with you without being disagreeable. They're going to challenge you. Be proactive with you and hold your feet to the fire, not in an obnoxious way, but to remind you that they smell BS. Since they want to bring them into help you, don't duck it. You have to get out of your comfort zone, because as someone so why set a while ago, what got to this point is about to get you the next point.

If you'd like me to work with you in this way, you will be my pleasure! Reach out to me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us, in the subject line, put the word, "Challenge." I would love to help you in your business grow and explain to me what your situation is in the body of the message.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Subscribe to the “No BS Coaching Advice” podcast.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Endorsing What Is Happening | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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I share a story of my own life as a gateway to talking about something that may be happening to you.

Summary

Many years ago, I work for an employment agency in New York. The owner was obnoxious. Rude. Mean. Successful. Intolerant. Abusive and a whole bunch of other negative adjectives.

I put up with it for a number of years because I believed the economy was good and I didn't want to rock the boat. I wound up leaving when the economy turns sour and I could go to another place, would have the financial wherewithal to write it down , but I didn't want to rock my numbers nor disturbed my circumstances where I was making a lot of money at that time.

I tell the story because many of you are putting up with things unconsciously. I didn't consciously. I talked about it with a number of people and discuss of my choices were in evaluating situations. But many of you are at the point where you are being worn down by organizations and growing to tolerate bad circumstances. They may not be as abusive as the ones I was in, but bad circumstances nonetheless.

The funny thing is, when you start to tolerate them as I've grown to learn over the course of time, what you're doing is endorsing the behavior. You are basically saying, "It is okay to treat you in this manner. .

I'm not suggesting that you go off the handle and yell and scream or throw a tantrum. There are ways to cope with a manager or an owner, a person who is just abusive.

For you as a professional, I don't see a reason (and this is true myself, as well) to put up with abusive treatment. There is no reason to give them tacit endorsement for their behavior. Someone else will treat you well AND you will be able to make more money.

I want to be clear that I'm not telling you to move instantaneously but to wake up to the poor treatment that you are receiving and take action in your own time and in your own way. Waking up is the 1st step.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Becoming Undeniable | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

A Tim Ferriss interview is the basis for this podcast. For 1:1 coaching, email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word “Coaching” in the subject line. Let me help you.

Summary

I was listening to a podcast this morning from Tim Ferriss where he interview the actor Vince Vaughn. What do you like his movies are not, Vaughn's movies are successful. He spoke about the early days of his career, moving from Illinois to California in order to become a better actor. For those of you are aware that profession, I'm sure you relate to these comments you made-- going to auditions are not hearing anything, working at his craft and trying to get better. Getting further along on his auditions and try to get better until eventually got to screen test will you play off of someone who is already in the cast. In order for them to see if there was any chemistry. And that he would get turned down.

For those of you thinking about your career or your life, I think there's something he said next, I think is so important for all of us to hear. Is the idea of choosing at a particular moment to go back and review where he was… There was a with you gotten so far in his career. He was still being turned down, just further along in the process. If the role, if you rejected for a large part, you just go back to doing small parts waiting for another opportunity.

What he realized he had to do was become undeniable, that there could be no good reason to turn him down. He focused on his craft and focused on his profession to the point where no one could turn him down.

Whether it is that it as a job hunter or in your business whether it is in your profession, the idea becoming masterful in your craft to the point where you are undeniable is a message that I think is useful for all of us to hear.

Becoming undeniable is a job hunter is not just simply the ability to have a great work history. It's about clicking on your interviews and in your job search. As a business owner, it's about having a compelling business proposition business proposition and compelling sales proposition and that makes people want to choose you.

There are so many places where this notion of being undeniable is something that we all need to be reminded of.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Conditioning | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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We have been conditioned by systems from the time we ere little until now.? For many of us, The conditioning is no longer working.

Summary

Today, I thought I would talk with you about breaking some of the conditioning that you received from the time that you were young until now . That may not be serving you as well as you think it is. As a matter of fact, it is so conditioned that you probably haven't thought about it in years. I will speak for myself and say I remember being a young boy brought to school but my mom and on the 1st day of school, kindergarten, the Bronx, New York, I was brought to my chair but my mom, sat down there and introduced to my teacher and they both looked down and smiled at me because I was little!

As they looked at me, I remember the adoring smiles and my mom telling me that you be back from the layer and to do my teacher said, as time progressed, I grew to understand what the real message was.

"Shut up. Do what you are told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff. Do we tell you to do… Or else." School extended way past kindergarten obviously and by the time I was in preschool that message had been drilled into me with the extra threat of "or else you will get into a good college."

Then, it progressed while I was in college to, "Shut up. Do what you're told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff will be tell you to do it. Or else you will get a good job."

Or else, once you get the job, will fire you.

Eventually, for most people in the United States, perhaps in your country as well, the message gets so drilled into us that will be do get fired, we wonder, "what happened? I did the right thing. I did what I was told."

We don't quite think of it in those words but the shock is overwhelming because we followed the system. The system really isn't there to help you. It's a framework for business you have been conditioned from the time you are in kindergarten until now to conform to what your boss tells you to do.

How's that working for you? How do you like that trade for dollars for compliance? If you don't like it, maybe the idea is to break out and do something a little bit different.

I'm not to tell you what that might be; we may talk about some things over the course of the next few months or a few years as I do the show.

I want to encourage you that if anything I've said up until this point resonates for you, if you like to explore some different alternatives, email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and in the subject line, put the word "Coaching."

Tell me that you listen to the show and that you want to schedule a 1st introductory conversation with me where we can explore the idea of coaching.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Is This You? | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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A conversation with an old client became the impetus for this show.

Summary

I'm wondering… Is this you?

I was talking with an old client of mine yesterday and he relayed his life circumstances to me. I have know the man for 30 some odd years. We are not good friends but that he took the time to talk to be said a lot. He was talking with me about his work and said that most nights, "I'm home at around 9 PM, I'm a I'm on an early morning train, my wife is asleep when I get in. " To me, she's going through depression. "I'm miserable doing what I'm doing."

I have to ask you a question. If this in any way relates to your life circumstances, is this really what you want? Is this something that you are willing to tolerate in order to sustain your lifestyle? If it is, that's great.

If you're unhappy, it's time to make changes. I don't presume to advise you about what those changes should be because, obviously, I don't know your financials. I don't know your life circumstances, I don't know anything about you.

I do think it's time to wake up to the misery that you have been feeling and start looking at alternatives because at the end of the day, as is the case with this man, 30 years in, he is successful professionally , but miserable personally. Is that how you want to live?

If so, great, you can stop this podcast now. If it isn't, it's time to pay attention to these warning signals and start getting some advice.

I would encourage you to hire a coach, maybe a therapist, some of that you can work with. I do coaching, of course, and have for years. If you would like to reach out, my email address is JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us. In the subject line, just right, "I would like to talk," and I will be in touch.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Game Hunter, Inc.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

Think Like a Brand | No BS Coaching Advice Podcast


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Branding is incredibly important and so few people do it. Here, I encourage you to change your thinking and help yourself.

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