The Secret to Overcoming Barriers

If you need advice on how to overcome many of the obstacles that threaten your ambitions, then read on.
Have you ever been blocked?  Not online, but in life?  We all experience challenging times and manage along.  Then there are times when barriers suddenly rear up in your path and there just seems no way past them.  People that know the art of success all offer the same advice for these times in your life.
Set goals, focus on the outcome, be creative and other aspects of how you manage obstacles are all part of the solution.  There is another ingredient that can and does make an enormous difference to coping with your obstacles.
C&D Group is a generalist recruitment agency with specialist recruiters from a wide range of industries.  In this position, we can assist TBG Learning with the placement of job seekers coming off The Work Programme. 
Many of these are people with long absences from the workplace which has left them with a lack of up-to-date work skills.  Discussing this with Samantha Baker of TBG Learning, Samantha says, “People need to ask for help and put themselves out there.”
So, what else do we need to do to overcome obstacles?  Do we back up and look for an easier, less rewarding path?  Do we just keep repeating the same mistakes?  Or do we accept our limitations and seek help? 
Ask for help and do not be afraid to accept it.  Successful people right through history have relied heavily on mentors and advisors.  From rulers in the days of old to today’s sports stars, multi-national CEOs and world leaders.  They all understand the need for practical impartial advice delivered by somebody with more experience, or access to better information.
Mentors, life coaches, tutors or consultants function for today to help people from every station in life to overcome obstacles.  Whatever obstacle you might be facing, there are solutions and options.  Many times, just being prepared to listen to an unbiased opinion can provide you with a solution.  In other instances, there may be no solution, but there will be alternate options. 
Yes, their experience and knowledge is a critical factor in helping even highly placed people achieve even more success.  You have probably encountered a situation when you are able to offer a solution that is blindingly obvious to you and yet others have failed to see it.  In the same way, today’s consultants and life coaches are also able to see obstacles from a different perspective that offers new solutions.
Obstacles and challenges in your life begin to look a lot more manageable when you have a trusted party you can turn to for much-needed advice.  If you need help finding a vocation that you know you will enjoy and succeed at, our specialist recruiters can offer you friendly and professional guidance.
For helpful advice on finding a new job, see C&D’s library of advice for job seekers – Job Seeker Resources.
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