“I’ve continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I’ve learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.”
That’s Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker, but I’m not trying to sell his seminars. I’ve never been to one.
Still, in my heart, I know he’s right.
While I don’t agree that transformation is an instantaneous bolt from within, I do think it is largely in our control.
It’s about belief in yourself. It’s about an inner confidence and a willingness to be knocked down and rise up to try again.
The first thing I say to those who contact me after losing their jobs is, “Don’t let this shake your self-confidence.”
Layoffs in our business, in most businesses, are more about the business than you, the individual. Sadly, they’re often more about a big fat bonus for the CEO than anything any of the employees did or didn’t do.
The skills you’ve honed in our business translate to so many others: PR, PIDs (Public Information Directors) for cities, for police and sheriff’s departments, for hospitals and most major corporations, universities, and on and on.
I’m not suggesting braggadocio or false confidence. I’m reminding you of the success you’ve already had. That wasn’t accidental.
If you’re on the beach, read that quote again and resolve to find yourself once more. Under that bruised and battered self-image is the same person who’s already succeeded, more than once.
That person is just waiting to emerge and lead you on your next adventure, even if it’s not in Radio.