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"Any Given Sunday"

Job Search Lessons from The Movies: Any Given Sunday | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter looks at the movie, “Any Given Sunday” and pulls out a great quote to motivate you to prepare.


This 1 that comes from an old Al Pacino movie, not 1 of his better ones, called, "Any Given Sunday." He plays a football coach and in it, there's a lesson that I think is very applicable. It's something I stress but I've never said quite as directly as this line.

"You find that life is a game of inches. So is football. That's because in either game, life were football, the margin for error is so small, I mean, want to have a second too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second to slow, too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it."

This is about all the preparations. I encouraged my videos and podcasts, and articles that are designed to help you understand the importance of preparation. You can go out there and wing it but, at the end of the day, you want to rely on luck and good fortune or would you rather be like a professional athlete or college athlete and betrayed that had a muscles honed so that you can can execute perfectly at the time of combat?

I think that's really where you want to be. It's only amateurs to go out there and try to figure it out on the fly. Amateurs miss out on things that they could've gotten. A professional, a great amateur, what is it be ready for those moments from all that time in preparation.

This is being recorded in March, 2015 where we are at the Final 4 of the NCAA tournament. These teams been practicing for the entire season and beyond to get ready for this time and ultimately to compete for the championship. There going to be small differences between one's human another that the preparation is invoked in this quote makes a difference for.

Don't just rely on luck. Don't rely on good fortune, your charm, your personality. Those are skills that you have developed over the course of a lifetime. Prepare your answers and prepare a plan. 2 things to get yourself ready. You will do much better.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is an executive job search and business life coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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