The 4 biggest barriers to success

"Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them." Brendan Francis

Most job seekers spend hours (or weeks ... or even months!) fretting over writing the perfect resume, networking and interviewing. While those things certainly are important, the truth is that there are other things lurking in the wings which stop most job seekers in their tracks, cause procrastination and unfounded worry. They will drive you to rewrite your resume ten times, stop reaching out to people and sabotage your best efforts ... if you let them. The great news is this: you can easily knock every one of them out of your way and get on to a productive job search.

Here are the 4 biggest barriers to your success:

  • Lack of FOCUS
  • Lack of ACTION
  • FEAR

Any time you feel overwhelmed, and start to think “I’m too old,” or “I’m too young” or “I’m not good enough,” or “I’m too black,” or “I’m too female” or … well, you get the idea! When you start to think you will never get a job, I want you to stop your thoughts right away and ask yourself “Which of the 4 barriers are getting in my way right now?”

Chances are good that FEAR is holding you back. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of wasting time … again, you get the idea.

Before you convince yourself that something else is going on, figure out which of the 4 biggest barriers is standing in your way … then do something about it!

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