Great things are only possible with outrageous requests - Thea Alexander
A VP in a big bureaucratic corporate job lands the top job at a start-up. Oh, and he chose among 3 offers in 2 months.
A financial services executive plotting spinning her wheels for 2 years finally identifies and makes her career change (to K-12 education) in a few months.
A small business owner uproots her year-old firm to move thousands of miles away and manages to grow her business and land a magazine feature in her first year away.
Outrageous, yet, true. These are all real-life examples of clients I’ve worked with who made outrageous requests of themselves and their dreams and reaped the benefits.
What outrageous request will you make?
Having money doesn’t make you rich. Having options makes you rich – Chris Rock
I love this reminder about the importance of options, especially in today’s economy. For many people, salary from a career or business is the largest asset, and the market volatility indicates a steady paycheck is not at all guaranteed. Therefore the asset isn’t the paycheck; it’s in your ability to work, your valuable skills and expertise, your supportive network. To get rich, nurture your employability — your options.
What one thing have you done towards your overall career, not the current job you have now?
When was the last time you connected with a colleague outside of your day-to-day work or regular circle of friends?
Do you know what is trending in your line of work and your industry?