“Kim Beckham’s message at the East Texas Leadership Summit 2018 provided a blueprint for me to take action in an area of my life.”
This was a quote sent to me by a young lady, who heard me speak at a leadership event. I shared key truths in the speech from my soon to be published book,“Game Changers, The People, Places and Ideas That Change Your Life.” She wrote down four of them and put them to work. Just like I do when I coach people, I encouraged the participants in the seminar that knowledge is only useful when we put it to work. This woman did just that and she landed a new job with a huge increase in pay.
In my last blog, I wrote about her use of the concept I coached her on, which was “to start thinking big.” Today, I want to share the last concept I shared with the group, which was to do a new thing.
You have to do something different. There is no change without new activity. If you want a better job, you have to improve your skills and bring more to the marketplace. If you want to improve your skills you need to go back to school, get some professional coaching, or take an online course. If you are not reaching your goals with your current action, then it’s time to do a new thing. As one jokester put it, “If it ain’t working, don’t do it harder.”
What are you unhappy about in your life? If you want it to change, you have to do a new thing.
- You can’t stay in your comfort zone.
- You can’t depend on your old network.
- You can’t refuse to learn new skills.
The lady, who heard me speak, took action. She decided it was time to do something new and she was willing to take a risk. She filled out a resume for her dream job, and mailed it to a potential employer. She landed the biggest job of her life, but it would never have happened if she hadn’t done a new thing.
Do a new thing today and move yourself toward your goals. It’s the only way things will ever change.
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