“When Plan A falls through, you really need to embrace Plan B and love life anyways.” – Me. Just now. Genius.
That’s the lesson I’m learning right now. Over the past couple of weeks, I found out that three of the four counselling psychology graduate programs I applied for did not accept my application for admission. The fourth program has placed me on a waiting list, but 6 of the 12 people who will receive admission before I do need to bow out in order for me to be accepted. TL;DR: my Plan A for this fall has fallen through. Now that I have a bit of time between me and the disappointment of rejection , I’m seeing all of this as a pretty exciting opportunity. I have always felt like I needed to be developing a following online, establishing some authority in a given field, and looking for the kind of people I want to interact and do business with online. I’m still in the very early stages of figuring out where I really need to carve out my niche, but in the mean time I have a couple great people I have been following that I think people like me will appreciate.
The first great person in Dan Miller. I have started listening to his book “48 Days to the Work You Love,” and it is really inspiring. It really tackles misconceptions of building a career, and how you can do what you love while you do it. He also has an inspiring podcast, so give that a listen as well.
The second great person in Michael Hyatt. Michael used to be the CEO of a publishing company, and left his job to start his own business. Go and watch some of his videos on YouTube, and you’ll see that he’s a stand-up guy with a heart of gold, and smart as all get out. I just downloaded his book called “Platform,” and I’m looking forward to reading it. He also has a great podcast, called This is Your Life. Listen to it, because it is also awesome.
Seriously, check these guys out. They’re inspirational.
Do you have any other influential/inspirational people that keep you going when you get you get discouraged or need to take it to the next step? Let me know in the comments!