My daughter just told me something one of her friends was saying that she thought was funny. It kinda was but it’s also one of those things that will make you go lightbulb when you hear it.
She was talking about a technique to crochet… or maybe it was knitting… or maybe something else with string. She said her technique was longer in the short run but shorter in the long run. Because whatever stitch she was doing took more effort to make because it was bigger, but by using the bigger stitch it took fewer rotations and ultimately less time to finish whatever thing she was making.
And so it also goes with people trying to figure out the next step in their careers. They think it’s expensive to get the coaching and support they actually need but if they only knew up front how many YEARS they would waste without it, they’d probably make a different decision.
It can be tough but the more you can make your decisions with the big picture in mind the better off you’ll be.
p.s. whenever you’re ready, here are three ways I can help:
- Breakthrough Resume Writing is the only training course to my knowledge where you’re going to have access to an active practitioner who does the work and plays a key role in resume reviews and hiring. This course will turn your resume into an absolute interview magnet.
- How to get Good in Excel…FAST teaches you how to use Excel efficiently, whether you’re a new user or want to refresh your skills as an experienced user. The reality is that while all kinds of technologies are coming out, the spreadsheet is here to stay for the foreseeable future, so it pays to know your way around one.
- If you want to work with me 1-on-1 in a career coaching, resume writing, or business consulting capacity, email me (eric at ericpbutts.com) with some more specifics on what you’re looking for and I’ll get in touch.