101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times Quotes.

1. "To drive the point home, here’s one more story. And, as a matter of fact, this person’s story is legendary. He wanted a job, and that job was to become president of the United States. His business failed in 1831. He was defeated in his run for the Illinois State Legislature in 1832. His second business failed in 1833. He suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836. He was defeated in his run for Illinois House Speaker in 1838, and for his run for Congress in 1843. He was elected to Congress in 1846, but lost renomination in 1848. He lost his bid to the U.S. Senate in 1854, for vice president in 1856, and again for the U.S. Senate in 1858. Finally, in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

2. "Values come from the heart and are immutable at the moment. Yes, they may change tomorrow, a month from now, or a year from now. But at this moment, your signature values are something you feel so strongly about; they can’t be changed or compromised. In fact, they determine how happy you are at any moment in your life. And the word signature means that you have a hierarchy (a prioritized list) of values that are yours and yours alone. The only way you can find joy in life and in your career is to know what your signature values are and then to work hard living harmoniously with them. For instance, if you value health and are not healthy physically or emotionally, you can’t be happy. If you value financial independence and are broke, you can’t be happy. If you value a loving relationship and you are in a toxic and unhealthy one, you can’t be happy. If you value peace of mind but experience constant stress, you can’t be happy."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

3. "Fear is normal—it can’t be eliminated, nor should it be ignored. Fear must be conquered. It’s been shown that experiencing success and landing a new, more rewarding job begins as soon as you learn how to conquer your fear. In fact, if you don’t acknowledge your fear, you’ll become more at risk psychologically."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

4. "Disarming and conquering your fear begins with recognizing its presence, accepting it, and taking action to manage it. And fear grips not just those who have lost their jobs, but all those who are part of their circle of influence—spouses, children, parents, and friends."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

5. "You can have superior skills, but if you don’t show up to play emotionally, you’ll lose! In most cases, underdogs win not by having superior skills, but by having a bigger heart, a stronger character, and a positive, unstoppable mindset."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

6. "I’ll make in this chapter: discomfort cures disease. Physical therapy might be uncomfortable, but it will cure the disease of a possible relapse or prolonged recovery. And networking and investing more time and energy in attaining a new job might be discomforting at first, but it will cure the dis-ease of continued unemployment. Discomfort is a gift. It’s complacency and procrastination that induce poverty of the mind and atrophy of the spirit and rob you of any chance of landing a job, especially in a troubled economy. Complacency impairs any chance of success, whereas discomfort opens many new doors of opportunity."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

7. "So as you begin your journey to secure a new opportunity, you must embrace two critical components: Adopt a healthy and positive outlook about how best to cope with and work through your job loss, as well as any of life’s other unexpected bumps in the road. Master the 10 principles of success and the four emotional channeling techniques I will introduce later in this chapter to help you maintain a positive, healthy state of mind."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

8. "Principle #1: Personal Responsibility: If It’s Going to Be, It’s Up to Me The two major causes of underachievement are blame and excuses. Sadly, few people seem willing to take personal responsibility these days. Taking responsibility means accepting any type of wind that might blow, knowing that it’s not the wind, but rather the set of the sail that makes the difference between unemployment and gainful employment, between remaining in a stressful job and securing the perfect job."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

9. "Your quality of life—and that includes how you feel—is the quality of your emotions. It’s not what you drive, where you live, or what you’re experiencing that matters; it’s how you feel about what you drive, where you live, or what you’re experiencing that makes all the difference. Managing your emotions and moods is about not allowing anyone or anything to determine how you feel regardless of the challenges you face. You have the ultimate power to determine how you feel at any given time and in any situation."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

10. "The irony is that if you’re like most people, you allow everything and everyone, except you, to determine what you are feeling. Said differently, you allow external influences to dictate your emotions."
- Jay A. Block, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times

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