Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bold #Trust30

The seventh challenge in the #Trust30 Challenge is inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote - 'Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born'.

Matt Cheuvront poses the challenge - what's one thing you've always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle.

I would love to work in retail at somewhere like Oxfam or Tree of Life. A place that I can be myself. Back to my hippie roots.
I've always wanted to work in that environment with people who have similar styles. 

What's holding me back? 

Myself. My confidence. Rejection. I'm not confident that I have the experience on paper to get the job. Also resume writing is shit. Seriously. If I had my resume written up I'd probably apply. I just don't have one ready and I don't want to write it.

I know I need to write my resume and get around to applying. 

If only it was a face to face application I'd be a lot more comfortable and motivated to do it. Weird.


  1. You know what? Retail is usually quite a relaxed industry ( application wise )- why not write yourself up a basic resume and then personally take it in all of the places you'd like to work at? Even if they dont have a position open, most places will keep your resume on file and they'll already have a sense of who you are...

  2. I do agree that resume writing is painfully dull but I tend to find that starting the thing is the worst part. Once you've typed those first few words, it doesn't become any less dull but it does fill you with a determination to get the wretched thing over and done with.

    Try promising yourself something special, something to look forward to after you've written it. That's what I do.

    Also, try to relax about the experience. In my experience, retail is one of the few industries that isn't all wound up about previous experience. The ins and outs of retail jobs are learnt by actually doing the job.


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