JOB SEARCH TIP: The one thing you need to delay in your job search.

3 Aug

Dr. M. Scott Peck said that delaying gratification “is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure of life by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.”

When it comes to the job search, there is a lot of “pain” you should experience first:

~ Do some of the tasks you don’t want to do early in the week.

~ If you have a list of things to do for the day, do the unpleasant ones first thing in the morning.

Most job seekers don’t like to make cold calls, including networking contacts. But they’re essential to your success. Do those first.

A former colleague found some old seat belts. He clamped them to his desk chair and would strap himself in until he made all his calls.

So strap in, and do it early. Once you have those unpleasant tasks done you can celebrate and benefit from the effort. Delay your procrastination—you’ll be glad you did.

It’s another day. Let’s make it productive.

There are free training videos on the web site of my faith community. Please pass along:


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