Brandolon Barnett Advice for Job Seekers
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Instead of just saying, Hey, I can't get this job. I lose. Ask yourself, why, why do you want to do the things you do? Why do you want to live the life you want? Not so that you can do something different, but just because understanding the reasons why can really help you to see what success really means to you. It's not necessarily the title that you might've had in mind. It's the action that, that title and the freedom that that title allows you to make change or to, to make, to just to act. And there may be other ways to get there. And once you understand that, there's no such thing as a no-win scenario, because there are a million ways to get to an outcome of success. If you just know at the core, at your deepest core, what it is that you hope to achieve. I spent so many years trying to be a title or trying to get a job or a salary. When, if I had just stepped back, I could have saved some time. And, um, I would hope that that might help me and might help someone else to do so.
I think a lot of us get caught up in this vision, this very narrow vision that we might have for good reason, because we've worked hard to get there, but that's not it. If we just let ourselves, let our minds open, um, there's always a way to be successful. There's always a way to win.
So that's, I kind of examined, that's the core of why I wanted to do the things I wanted to do. And then I asked myself, well, what are the other ways that that can happen? And I actually, uh, around the time I hit rock bottom, I began to make kind of a mapping of the sectors I wanted to work in because I said, you know, I had this very limited view of what success meant. I had this very limited view of, the kinds of jobs and career titles, et cetera, that I should have. But if I just ask myself why, and go back to that foundation, I could actually see that there were new movements, new kinds of new kinds of careers that I hadn't examined that I could be compatible with and could enjoy that. Also feed into that same objective, which I've kind of boiled down to building innovations, building technologies, building institutions, building programs that help resources to move to the people that need them. And so there's no, no-win scenario there because I just, you can always reframe what success means. And in that you can, you can grasp a victory.