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Archive: Scared by too many possibilities — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

September 19th, 2014

Archive: Scared by too many possibilities

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

Sometimes the amazing amount of possibilities in our lives can simply overwhelm our ability to deal with them. Once you see everything that you could be doing, it can scare you into inactivity. This can happen for a number of reasons, but often it is because we only see the big picture and not the thousands of tiny little steps that make up any project.

Whether I am talking to someone about changes in their career or the possibilities that podcasting and new media provide, I can tell when I reach the saturation point . They start to get a panicked look and begin shaking their head. “Stop, Stop, Enough”, they seem to be saying. I try not to get to that level, but my own passion for the topic can get the better of me, too. In these cases, I need to spend the next several minutes, “talking them down.” The way I usually accomplish this is to start looking at the next, physical action we can take.

Whether I am talking to someone about changes in their career or the possibilities that podcasting and new media provide, I can tell when I reach the saturation point . They start to get a panicked look and begin shaking their head. “Stop, Stop, Enough”, they seem to be saying.

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