Career Coach: The Times They Are A-Changing
Once you make a commitment to what you want, changes will happen. Paths unseen will reveal themselves to you and you'll find ways to make the changes happen. It may seem extraordinary to you, but once you are committed to making changes happen and you tell others about it, opportunities will present themselves, and you will be in a position to take advantage of them.
Changing your approach, your perspective or your attitude can impact your life, as well as those of others. Small changes can make a huge difference. Take some chances and do things differently, adopt a new attitude, take control of your life, and see how the change in your approach will affect your life.
As for my big change -- my move -- I wondered if I could still pursue the work I do. I have had both recruiting clients and career-coaching clients since my move. Moving did not have a negative impact on my business. I wondered if I would find it difficult to meet people. Within the first week of moving, my neighbors hosted a 4th of July block party. Within the first month, my husband and I attended a local film festival and connected with the people who ran the film office. We are actively involved in the film and graphics community and have met several Oscar-winning filmmakers. We are also involved in a screenwriters group and a filmmaking group, and we are working to pass legislation so that Idaho will have economic incentives to attract more filmmakers to the area. We have discovered that by being proactive we can create the life we want in our new location.
The beginning of the year presents a fresh slate. 2008 can be great. It's up to you to decide what changes you want to make to create your ideal life.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
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Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a recruiter, hiring strategist, career coach and speaker, available for personal consultations and speaking engagements. She is currently recruiting for a head of effects, head of surfacing, CG supervisor, technical directors who want to develop tools in R&D, software engineers, and a senior render system administrator for a feature film company on the West Coast. She would love to hear from any experienced pipeline TDs, lighting TDs, shader writer TDs, compositing TDs, or tools developers. If you are interested in her professional services as a career coach, speaker, or recruiter, contact her at PamRecruit@q.com.