If you want an opportunity to become a reality, go prove it. Pictures and videos count but prove it in front of a live audience. Do it in front of many people.
Job seeker, if numbers on a paper fail to work, then show your prospective customer or boss that you can demonstrate how to get the job done face-to-face. I bet your competition wouldn’t offer proof like that! Don’t be afraid to test your skills.
In a previous post, I discussed how Having The Right Skills Impacts Your Pay.
Entrepreneurs and job seekers alike could raise their perceived value in front of employers or potential clients in one major way: Allow your skills to be tested.
Don’t allow the fear making mistakes to paralyze you, even if you think you may not have the right stuff.
Through failure and shortcomings, you’ll get the right stuff through practice and training
But you have to go get it. Make it happen. And all the other relevant clichés.
You may say, “I shouldn’t have to do that! Who else has to do that?”
Exactly. Who else will do that?
Toni Stone was the first woman to play in the old Negro Baseball League. Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, and Larry Doby all started their careers there. History allows us to view it as a hub of future major league ball players. Stone is a model for attributes every entrepreneur and job seeker should possess, including:
- Learning to Thrive in a Hostile Environment,
- Learning to Adapt to Changes,
- Pioneering a Movement for Equality
- Embracing Challenges and Excelling