Noticing positive clues leads to knowing when to say “Yes!”

Posted by: Mark Franklin on November 4, 2011 3:08 pm

When Gregg Brown worked in the restaurant business, he was asked to do training: “they plunked me in front of a flipchart and it felt very good.” He’s always been in training, from sitting his sister down in front of a chalkboard when they were kids, to his present role as Director of Training and Learning Solutions at SPM Learning.

Gregg is a certified member of Canadian Society for Training and Development, and was a recent guest on our Career Buzz radio show. You can hear the whole Oct. 26 interview with Gregg Brown

Listen carefully and you’ll hear Gregg’s successful career change strategy: “In my career, it’s been about being open and saying yes. It’s noticing what awakens that excitement or energy in you and you say, ‘I want to do that.’ And when you follow that excitement in your core it leads you down that [career success] path.”

Gregg urged listeners to tune into their own clues. “What revs you up? When you’re going about your day-to-day work and you read an article in a newspaper [about a career area], does it make you feel excited? Or not? Where’s that drive for you?” And then, when you notice those positive clues, Brown advised, “Know when to say ‘yes.'”

What’s your story of following positive clues in your career? Leave a comment!

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