I am becoming an even more amazing coach for all of you at a coaching convention!
That is why you may recognize this week’s blog. It is a repost from a few years ago. I felt the question and the message are still so valuable. Especially if you are in a place of wanting something different.
At a recent Unstoppable event, we were talking about what it means to be in our dream career.
The question I asked was, “What is the one thing you can do right now, that at the end of your career, you will look back and say, “That thing! That was the best decision I ever made even though it scared the daylights out of me at the time”.
This got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite John Mayer songs: Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967.
Career Advice from John Mayer
According to John Mayer, Walt is this guy who says he is “done with this world” and realizes that the next one is up to him.
He begins to build a homemade, fan-blade, one-man submarine.
He does this with a will to work hard and his library card.
He does this even though his wife tells his kids he is crazy.
He does this even though his friends say he will fail if he tries.
And the next thing we know Walt is on his homemade, fan-blade, one-man submarine ride.
Then his wife received a call she wasn’t expecting… from Tokyo.
Walt Grace did what everyone said was crazy and created a new world for himself in Tokyo… or wherever his submarine took him next.
Your Next Career is Up To You
We are ultimately responsible for what we experience in our careers. Opening up to the craziest ideas can make all the difference in the work you will be doing 6 months or 1 year from now.
What is one crazy, risky thing you would do knowing you are done with your career as it is today?