This last new client take in was themed..."Good HP!" I don't know if my messaging was different or it was just a fluke. Everyone I am working with believes they have the horsepower to make things happen, NOW!
I LOVE THAT ENERGY!!! People are attracted to speed. Sometimes this translates to raw talent and sometimes this is more refined. The commonality is that you can feel the speed from these folks. They are instruments to make $$$, achieve mission, and do it over and over again.
The question is, how do you project that kind of power when the job market has taken a chunk from you? There are practices of presence where you focus on the fact that you get to be a candidate and have done so many great things. That didn't work for me. I needed more.
I did two things to release my inner beast:
1) I taped single but major wins from my resume and taped them on my fridge and in my bathroom. I did this for two weeks, adding more and more. It was like a drum beat getting louder and louder everyday. I got more pumped, every day. I believed in me.
2) I met with two or three people a week that I used to work for. They have a memory of me as a Ferrari. It was Cocaine for my search. I felt high and fast. I channeled that into more touches...meet more people and massaging to more people.
My inner Ferrari turned into offers, fast.
Me, the job search guy.