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The #1 Reason We Give Up

The #1 Reason We Give Up

Think about the person you wish you could be: what you’d look like, how you’d carry yourself, how you’d treat people around you, the career you’d have, the money you’d have and what you’d do with it. The difference between you now and the badass version of you is certainty. You can be the person you want to be, but you need to have the absolute certainty that you will become that person — not a belief, not a hope. It has to be an inevitability.

A lot of how your life plays out is determined by your mentality.

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An example of this that a lot of people can relate to is weight loss and dieting. Adherence to most diets is pretty low. As soon as results start to slow, uncertainty begins to convince you the effort is no longer worth a questionable outcome. Wasted time and effort can be powerful fears once you let uncertainty creep in. At that point, it becomes easy to give up.

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I’m no psychologist, but I believe most people who fail do so because they were not certain that their path would lead to success. When you know with 100% certainty that what you’re doing will lead to the desired outcome, it makes the effort much easier to accept. I will never worry about my weight or body fat again because I am certain I can control it. I don’t think I can, I know I can because I’ve proven it to myself many times. Once you find your way, you will have the satisfaction of knowing how to traverse that path, or, at the very least, that you can traverse it.

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The hard part is creating certainty without prior success. A coach or mentor is one way to create certainty. If someone you trust and has proven they know the path to success, it is easier to convince yourself they will keep you on track. Another way is to visualize your success so many times that it becomes more than just a visualization. Produce the results in your head and convince yourself it is inevitable. Create an obsession, a ritual.

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It may not be an easy path, so you need to know that it’s worth it. But if it’s worth it, then prove it. Make it to the end and don’t give up — not this time. Prove to yourself that you can do this and learn along the way. Whether your goal is weight loss, business, or some other goal, make success an inevitable certainty and become that badass version of you!

Featured photo credit: Sunrise/Vasek Kadlec via flickr.com

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Last Updated on May 23, 2021

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

Seeking for the right job but not sure how to do it in a more effective way?

Try job search apps!

To make the job hunting process easier, I’m recommending 10 best job apps that can help you look for the right match anywhere at any time. The best of all? They’re all free!

1. jobandtalent

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    Great for browsing new jobs as you commute home via subway, bus or carpool, the jobandtalent app is like a Pinterest for job seekers.

    Easily browse, save and revisit job postings from your smartphone and receive notifications about jobs that match your professional qualifications.

    Download it for iOS and Android.

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    2. Jobr

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      This job hunting app is unique in that it lets you anonymously browse job listings based on your professional resume. If a company that you like also shows an interest in you, the app let’s you chat directly with a company rep. Great for getting your foot in the door and making a memorable impression.

      Download it for iOS.

      3. Monster Job Search

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        I’m a big fan of Monster. It’s one of the first job sites employers think of when they want to list a new position online. The Monster Job Search app functions pretty similarly to the normal website, so it’s very easy to use for not-so-tech-savvy job hunters.

        Download it for iOS and Android.

        4. Jobs and Career Search

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        job and career search

          This is a good, simple app for browsing global locations for your next job. With a job index of more than 50,000 jobs listed globally, this app is a good choice if you are moving to a new area and want to line a new job up quickly.

          Download it for iOS.

          5. Hyper Networking Groups

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            This job hunting app isn’t so much a job hunting app as it is a connections hunting app. It’s great for learning who’s who in your desired field and forming connections. It also shows you how you and your industry connections are connected via your social networks, so you can follow up with them on your other social sites.

            Download it for iOS.

            6. CardDrop

            CardDrop

              CardDrop is an awesome job hunting app that let’s you digitally drop and pick up virtual business cards. This app is great for helping you make new connections at seminars, interviews, meetings and conferences. You can also attach social media profiles to the cards you pick up or send to enable easier connecting on social networks.

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              Download it for Android and iOS.

              7. Job Interview Questions

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                Okay, so this app looks kind of outdated, but it’s super useful for getting you into the swing of answering any kind of interview question that is thrown your way. The big benefit of using this app is that it explains to you what your interviewers motivations might be for asking you a specific kind of question. Learn what your interviewer is looking for in your answers and be more prepared for the real interview when the time comes.

                Download it for Android.

                8. 101 Interview Questions and Answers

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                  This app is great because it provides guidance about the kinds of answers you should give for each kind of question. Think of it as an essay rubric but for job interview questions.

                  Download it for Android.

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                  9. Job Interview Question-Answer

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                    Feeling confident with your text-answered interview questions but concerned about doing the face-to-face interview? This app prepares you for interacting with your interviewer by simulating an employer asking you questions.

                    You can record your response and see what you look like to the interviewer to understand what movements, vocal pauses, etc. you need to work on.

                    Download this app for iOS and Android.

                    10. HireVue

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                      HireVue is a great job hunting app for those times when your interviewer wants to get some preliminary questions out of the way.

                      When an interested employer wants to interview you, they send you a request via HireVue and you can answer it in your free time, when you’re ready. Your interview might consist of a some FaceTime, some multiple choice questions or open-ended text answers and can be completed and sent to the interviewer when you’re finish.

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                      Download it for Android and iOS.

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