Yesterday I introduced the notion of men adopting the personna of the ronin, displaced medieval Japanese samurai who rode the winds of change to survive in a chaotic world. Success in identifying and finding work we love rests on three pillars: creating a vibrant vision of an ideal career, transforming our fears and resistance into action strategies that produce results, and cultivating relationships with people who can open doors for us.
Developing and maintaining the right attitude is critical in any job campaign. Career ronin face reality with open eyes. They do not shrink from stiff challenges. They embody courage, resilency, and perseverance. They stay the course until they reach their goals. Powerful images can inspire and motivate us. Can you embrace the qualities of the ronin?