I learned from my buddy who was in the Air Force that if you throw up in the jet while flying, you’re sent to the “office chair.”
The office chair is quite literally a rolling office chair with a metal bar around it. It’s the Air Force remedy for overcoming motion sickness and nausea when flying. You sit in the chair, arms resting on the metal bar, and a fellow pilot spins you around as fast as they can until you vomit.
Then you do it again.
If, after that, you still have problems in flight, they put you back in the office chair and you spin around until you vomit.
Turns out the remedy for motion sickness is motion.
Guess what the remedy for figuring out your career is?
That’s right, motion. As in, action.
Some folks who I coach do one or maybe two informational interviews and say, “I did it. Why don’t I have a job yet?”
To which my new answer is, “Because you didn’t spin in the chair until you vomited.” Get back in the chair and spin. Over and over and over again until you create enough momentum for the universe to reward your efforts with an opportunity.
Have you created your Profile of Self? Congrats. You’ve done the Inner Work. Now do the Outer Work — get out there and spin!
The only remedy is motion.
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