What’s Driving Your Job Search – Pain or Pleasure?

motivation-word-cloud-Ford-MyersOn the subject of motivation, it has been said that people do things for only two reasons – to avoid pain or to gain pleasure.

As a career coach, I’ve observed that too many job seekers operate mainly on the “avoid pain” motivation. They often can’t deal with the “pain” of stepping outside their comfort zones, of asking for help, of suffering rejection, of reaching-out to “strangers,” of enduring awkward networking conversations, of investing extra time and effort, and so on. The only way any job search can gain real traction is to shift to the “gain pleasure” motivation.

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Ford Myers

Ford Myers

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. His firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He's held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms, and his articles and interviews have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, television and radio networks. Ford has also conducted presentations at many companies, associations and universities. He is author of the best-seller, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring.

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