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Take It Easy

It used to be common for people to end a conversation with someone by saying, “Take it easy,” as though that should be what a person should aspire to do.


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Jeff Altman

2 years ago | 2 min read

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

It used to be common for people to end a conversation with someone by saying, “Take it easy,” as though that should be what a person should aspire to do. It was a throwaway statement like answering the question, “How are you,” by saying, “Fine.” No thought went into the answer. It was a reply born of habit that yielded an encouragement to be average. When I think of average, the first synonym that comes to mind is, “mediocre.”

Why would you ever want to encourage someone to be mediocre? Yet millions of people still end conversations every day with this “encouragement” or similar.

I’ve adopted a different ending to my conversations that people have noticed and I hear adopting. I end my conversations by saying, “Be great.” The first time or two people hear it, it startles them. After that, they like it as a guilty pleasure.

As you persevere on the days you don’t feel your best, and understand you have to do it anyway, first ask yourself, “What’s possible now,” and then remind yourself, “Be great.” Allow it to be a beacon to your best self.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2400 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, and Amazon, as well as on BingeNetworks.tv for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, (he/him/his), is hired by people for No BS career advice globally. In the past, he has helped companies hire talent and people find work. More than 40 years of recruiting experience assisting individuals to improve their careers as an executive recruiter. Do you need help with a career transition or in your role as an executive? Schedule a free discovery call or coaching session at TheBigGameHunter.us Listen to the #1 podcast for job search, No B.S. Job Search Advice Radio wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, subscribe to JobSearchTV.com on YouTube. Connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention Tealfeed!


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