Over the last month, I’ve watched a business person who’s really great at selling. However, this week her selling techniques shifted for the worse … and as a consequence, her sales are way down. Suddenly, when she’s talking to customers, it’s like she doesn’t care whether she’s sold something or not. What’s interesting is what she’s saying to herself … and to anyone in listening distance. She’s repeating over and over and over: “No one is buying.” “My business is just drying up.”
So, if you are in the midst of a job search and job interviews, check what you are saying over and over to yourself and hear what you are saying to others. You could also be shifting yourself into a mental space that limits your possible job opportunities because it’s shifting your attitude and affecting your actions.
Here’s a simple and effective way to help you shift into a more positive mindset. I heard it from Hale Dwoskin at Sedona Training Associates. Simply write down all your obstacles, problems, blocks and issues in the past tense. For example: “I used to believe that I’m never going to find another high paying job. ” And, accept at least the possibility that those obstacles are just memories. Then watch. See how you start to do things differently and watch how that changes your job search and your job interviews results.