Jen Bunk

Turtling isn’t moving.

If everything is a test, if you always feel under assault, then you cease forward motion.

Circled wagons don’t get to Oregon.

These are the thoughts in my head after a recent conversation where the person I was speaking with saw themselves as an underdog in an adversarial system. Work isn’t supposed to be like this. And neither is life.

There is a better way. Start now.

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We cater to folks who solve complex problems for a living. It stands to reason that once they see their own career, and the life that it comes with as a set of complex problems, that they can solve that, too.

The flaw in that logic is the same flaw that permeates all buy vs build decisions: the amount of time, knowledge and focus it takes to build a custom career that takes in all of the variables, and produces successful results is greatly underestimated.

And frankly when you get a glimpse of the rest of your life, you want it to start right the hell now.

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A type of bullying I’ve personally experienced is making someone wrong for wanting more out of themselves, their work, and their life. I see this showing up in the folks we talk to as well and it’s time to put a stop to it.

Is Ambition a four-letter word in your world? Are you unable or unwilling to voice that you’re destined for something MORE?

Check out today’s episode because Ambition Inhibition has a long-ranging impact on how far, how fast, and how well you’ll achieve.

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You’ll often hear time and money being equated in business. The fact of the matter is that time is way more valuable than money.

Your time is a finite, non-refundable, non-renewable resource and the kicker is, you don’t know how much you had to start with.

And you just…

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There are at least 2 kinds of optimism in the world.

One shines a light in a dark room, helping you find the door to something better. The other lulls you into complacency, numbing the pain of the dark.

If there are things in your life that are “this sucks but I can deal with it, its temporary” you too may be addicted to Hopeium.

In this episode Rob shakes the false hope of waiting for things to improve and spurs action toward that door to something better.

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Jen Bunk

Jen Bunk

Career Coach for Tech Managers. I help tech managers upgrade their careers, their teams, their paychecks, and their lives.