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How To Avoid Holes - The 5 Minute Career Coach December 2011 Update
December 15, 2011

Helping Career Changers Around The World

December 2011 Update


Hello!

Well, I'm back from Cologne where a good time was had by all and I have managed to complete all my Christmas shopping as well as drinking plenty of Gl├╝hwein - just to keep out the cold, of course!

Christmas Tree

I came across the poem below a week or so ago and it struck me that it would resonate with many career changers, so I thought I would share it to give you something to ponder on over the holiday period.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a happy and restful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

With best wishes for your career success in 2012.


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters


Chapter 1
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost ... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter 4
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5
I walk down a different street.

~ Portia Nelson ~



So let me ask you...

  • Which chapter are you currently stuck in?

  • What do you need to do to get unstuck and move up at least one level?

  • When will you do it?





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