...and then I painted the garage: finding the best job in the least amount of ti
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The title for this book comes from an individual I worked with many years ago (although I have seen the pattern repeated many times). Among the common activities that people get involved in to avoid dealing with job search preparation are chores around the house. While it might seem like a great time to catch up on fixing the plumbing or painting the guest bedroom, there is a danger that these kinds of activities can interfere with the healing and renewal of energy that come from getting focused and meeting people. It is not uncommon for clients who do not come to their first appointment to tell me that they had been painting some room in their home. In an extreme case, one individual only started his search after he painted several rooms and his unfinished garage. There have been many activities that have functioned on a “to-do” list that delayed new employment, some make sense, some are avoidance.