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False Choices (VIDEO)

False Choices (VIDEO)


You are constantly being presented bad choices and told to pick between them. And you do. Why do you do it?

 

Summary

I don't care if you're looking for work or examining other places in your life, you are always presented with false choices. Should I choose A or B? Should I accept this job or that job? What about job opportunities and mediocre? Aren't you talking yourself into something

As you start weighing the pros and cons of each position, you say to yourself, "I don't like this. I don't like this other choice either." What he have to take other choice? What do you have to take the false choice j the ustrecruiter says you have to offer is you have to choose one?

I don't think so! And that's the way you are being sold to constantly. You go to the store and take a look at the things on the shelves of the supermarket and you're presented with 7 things and kind of go, "Ehhhhhhhhhhh . . . " And pick one. Why are you settling?

You don't have to settle. Life is more than just choosing between bad options. For those of you who are in the US, you live in the most incredible society imaginable.

You may have a home. A relationship. You may have a wife/partner/husband/kids . . . You have some good juju in the bank with yourself.

Then, someone comes along and says, "Here. You have 2 mediocre choices that you are not completely sold on. Choose between them."

Okay. I'm going to give you a third – – choice. Reject both.

I'm going to encourage you to have the guts to reject both bad choices. Both mediocre choices. You don't have to tolerate.

I want you to feel excited about your decisions, not motivated to make them but excited to make them. I want you to feel excited about making the decision, whether that is in job search, or other places in your life.

For you to start feeling successful in your life, you're going to have to look back and start feeling life was worthwhile, you made good choices that serve you and your family, that leads you to places, and work that you want to be doing, and not settling between mediocre choices.

 

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

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5 thoughts on “False Choices (VIDEO)

  1. You know the Karass method right? You create an artificial deadline to
    focus attention on a negotiation that may (or Not) be crucial to none, one,
    or several parties.. All while changing the environmentalists to make the
    other side’s uncomfortable.

    Making choices… Since in the US so much is wrapped up in a job, people
    will stick with it because as the song says, there are addictions to feed.
    In many ways having had a 10 year recession has been wonderful to remove
    the dizzying perception of “choice”.. Choice to not take a job, choice to
    job hop, choice to keep, fire, or outsource your employees. The choice
    culture has in the way you describe paralyzed people. I hear your
    explanations of why candidates can’t get converted to CFH or FTE, and a
    large part of that has been due to the consequences of the earlier choices
    your company made, or the inflated belief in choices of the candidate. Once
    jobs dry up, companies realize they are in BFE, or just plain stink (I use
    “your company has run out of friends” a lot these days to managers that
    think churn and burn is acceptable behavior), we all came off the
    “choices/options mindset”.

  2. You know the Karass method right? You create an artificial deadline to focus attention on a negotiation that may (or Not) be crucial to none, one, or several parties.. All while changing the environmentalists to make the other side’s uncomfortable.

    Making choices… Since in the US so much is wrapped up in a job, people will stick with it because as the song says, there are addictions to feed. In many ways having had a 10 year recession has been wonderful to remove the dizzying perception of “choice”.. Choice to not take a job, choice to job hop, choice to keep, fire, or outsource your employees. The choice culture has in the way you describe paralyzed people. I hear your explanations of why candidates can’t get converted to CFH or FTE, and a large part of that has been due to the consequences of the earlier choices your company made, or the inflated belief in choices of the candidate. Once jobs dry up, companies realize they are in BFE, or just plain stink (I use “your company has run out of friends” a lot these days to managers that think churn and burn is acceptable behavior), we all came off the “choices/options mindset”.

  3. You know the Karass method right? You create an artificial deadline to focus attention on a negotiation that may (or Not) be crucial to none, one, or several parties.. All while changing the environmentalists to make the other side’s uncomfortable.

    Making choices… Since in the US so much is wrapped up in a job, people will stick with it because as the song says, there are addictions to feed. In many ways having had a 10 year recession has been wonderful to remove the dizzying perception of “choice”.. Choice to not take a job, choice to job hop, choice to keep, fire, or outsource your employees. The choice culture has in the way you describe paralyzed people. I hear your explanations of why candidates can’t get converted to CFH or FTE, and a large part of that has been due to the consequences of the earlier choices your company made, or the inflated belief in choices of the candidate. Once jobs dry up, companies realize they are in BFE, or just plain stink (I use “your company has run out of friends” a lot these days to managers that think churn and burn is acceptable behavior), we all came off the “choices/options mindset”.

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