When you go on a job interview, (or any kind of interview) what kinds of questions do they ask?
Lots of books have been written on the subject.
People spend lots of time role-playing and coming up with the best way to answer the more difficult questions.
But sometimes they throw you a curve ball.
They aren’t really interested in the answer itself, it’s how you behave when something unexpected happens.
The more money any job pays, the more these situations will come up.
Anybody can follow a simple, step by step process.
In fact, a lot of those jobs will be gone in the next couple decades.
Replaced by robots who ONLY know how to follow EXACT step by step instructions.
Since most high paying jobs involve a LOT of “thinking on your feet” they want to see how you actually “think on your feet.”
They ask silly questions like, “If you were an inch high and stuck inside of a blender, how would you get out?”
Knowing how to answer that relies on the SAME TRAIT that people find in “leaders.”
Knowing what to do when something unexpected happens.
When something goes wrong, and it even SEEMS dangerous, most people panic.
They look around, desperate to find somebody of “authority.”
Somebody who’s NOT panicking like them.
Somebody who’s calmly figuring out what’s what.
This quality will help you get VERY FAR.
Because the amount of UNEXPECTED things that happen in life will FAR OUTNUMBER the stuff you can expect.
Even most people PURPOSELY avoid any situations where they might have to “think on their feet.”
However, as harsh and unfair as it sounds, if you purposely avoid situations where you might feel “uncertain” about what to do, you’re not going to have a lot of fun.
Nobody got rich playing it safe.
Nobody met the love of their life playing it safe.
None of the great heroes of literature and history made their mark while playing it safe.
Does this mean they were FEARLESS?
But that didn’t hold them back.
How can you GET that quality?
You can BUILD IT, just like any other skill.