Frank Sinatra/The Power of WHO– “My Way” not an Effective Strategy for Dreamers & Job Seekers!

6 Apr

The Song “My Way,” made popular by Frank Sinatra, glorifies the philosophy of going it alone.  But it’s just a song. It’s not real. Actually, Mr. Sinatra didn’t do it his way. Paul Anka wrote the song!  There was also an arranger, an orchestra and conductor, a recording studio, a sound engineer, and a record company.  It was a collaborative effort. In other words, there were lots of other people involved in helping Ol’ Blue Eyes do it “his way.”  Sinatra was a great singer and gifted performer but without the help of others we may never have heard his voice.

Power of WHO Tips

  • The wise person understands that trying to go it alone is a sure way to run into insurmountable obstacles and costly mistakes!
  • You might be a genius in some area of your life, but you’re going to need others to assist you where you’re not strong.
  • Remember, whatever it is you want to accomplish you’re going to need your “Who.”  Going it alone is like trying to speed walk on the moon.  It’s hard to get traction.  Conversely, tapping into your “Who” network is like walking on one of those people movers at the airport.  You just step on and all of a sudden there’s a power underneath transporting you to your destination faster than you could get there by yourself.
  • Your “Who” friends undergird you with a power you don’t have on your own.  They’ll ask their “Who” to help you get you where you want to go.  They’ll open doors for you that you couldn’t open alone and get you connected.
  • Wouldn’t it be tremendous to find out that the one person you need to know to accomplish a goal or fulfill your dream turns out to be a close, personal friend?
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One Response to “Frank Sinatra/The Power of WHO– “My Way” not an Effective Strategy for Dreamers & Job Seekers!”

  1. Martingur October 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    Your post is a timely word at this point in my life. At 49, I’m back in the hunt for a job and it has taken me this long to learn that no one succeeds alone. The “self-made” person is a mythological creature. I recently reconnected with an old friend and the result is that I am now interviewing for a new job. To wax a bit philosophical, and to steal John Donne’s words, no man is an island.

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