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Moving Beyond the Fear of Opportunity from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip] (0:56)

February 1st, 2016

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Moving Beyond the Fear of Opportunity from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

I often have to tell people “You’re not accepting that opportunity. You’re just looking into it.” I have people who just turn don opportunities just out of hand, because there like “No, I can’t even consider it.” Well, why not? You’re not accepting that you’re going to go off and do this. You’re just…”Well, what’s this job about? What’s involved in this?” And you start talking to the person about it and that helps a lot of people get over that, kind of, initial fight or flight risk response, that fear response and say “Ok, maybe I can look into this.” Because we all know people in our lives who have some tremendous skills and tremendous talents that they never really make use of — even though they would enjoy it greatly. Oftentimes, because their so afraid of actually taking an opportunity that utilizes some of those skills. My own sister, my oldest sister is a great artist, but she’s never really pursued it for a variety of reasons and I look at that and go, “She should have gone further with that.” There’s aspects of my own career that are also in the same fashion. 

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