“…The steps I need to take are clear now…You have given me something that has gone straight to the heart, and that will make a difference in my life.”
Peter Krug, Ottawa, ON
I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation for your presentation on Learning to Bounce at today’s Kanata Kareer Group meeting. Your talk resonated with me on a very personal level.
What your talk provided for me was much more important than all of the hidden job market, and job search through network strategy material, I’ve seen. For me, you spoke to the elephant on my table – you spoke directly to the emotions and feeling that I need to acknowledge and tame before all that good job strategy can be put into motion.
My favorite part of your talk was when you told the story about someone who was unemployed for months, and after starting a business that required 10-12 hours a day of work, built a deck at home. I get it. Emotional state and motivation matter. I reflected on how little I’ve done for the past month that I have been unemployed because of my own unacknowledged emotional state, and contrasted that with how much I am capable of.
The most important point I got out of your talk was the need to recognize the emotional rollercoaster and then move beyond it. The steps I need to take are clear now. Your talk has given me the permission to have these feelings, to acknowledge them, and then the confidence and motivation to move beyond them to go do something useful with the rest of my life.
Then you said ‘give them something to talk about’, and you demonstrated the huge positive impact with an amazing conclusion to an amazing talk. Wow!
You have given me something that has gone straight to the heart, and that will make a difference in my life. Thank you so much.