Have you seen the new documentary on performance coach Tony Robbins? It’s a fascinating story of a man who turned his difficult childhood experiences into a passion and gift for motivating others.
Recently, he shared some brilliant career advice in a Facebook Live Q&A with Business Insider.
When asked for advice from someone struggling to find a great job, he relayed what his own good friend once told him:
“You’re so focused on expecting things to happen so fast. Focus instead on building your skills.”
He went on to explain that successful people look around the world for the skills that are in demand, then retool themselves to be worth more in the marketplace.
Seems like just the advice we need to address today’s skills gap.
In response to another question about how to achieve both career success and happiness, he listed four important steps.
- Spend thirty minutes a day reading a book, whether it’s a career advice book or even a fiction novel, that transforms you into the person you want to be.
- Do something physical every day. Even a ten-minute sprint will change you emotionally.
- Find a role model who is who you want to be and has what you want. Look at what they do, then copy them.
- Find someone who is hurting worse than you are and help them.
Simple, brilliant advice.
What about you? What advice would you give, based on your own experiences, to people looking to achieve career success? Or what advice have you received that helped you in your own career?