3 Steps to Stop Settling & Get a Job That Inspires You…

This article contributed by Ben Bernthal, a new team-member here at The Gateway Method.

Do you ever wish that you could have a magic remote controller and just fast forward through your work days to the weekend?

You’d get to savor all the good times with family and friends…

And just completely skip out on dealing with your boring job, annoying boss, or frustrating workplace.

It’s an intriguing idea… but unfortunately, only available in the movies (if you’ve seen Click with Adam Sandler, then you know what I mean).

Plus, even if you could skip through time to avoid the boredom, you wouldn’t want to.

We’re all given just a small amount of time on Earth, and if we don’t push ourselves to enjoy all the little moments..

Experience all that life has to offer…

And grow to become the best person we can be…

Then the simple truth is this: We’re settling for less than we deserve.

And who suffers the most when you settle?

You do.

So if you’re tired of settling and you want to be happy, paid well, and LOVE the work you do, then here are a few tips to get you started: 

Step #1: Get 100% Clear
on What You Want

 It’s a simple truth: You can’t GET what you want if you don’t KNOW what you want!

Many people wind up settling in their careers and lives because they’re waiting…

Waiting for the answer to appear…

Or for whatever God they believe in to “show them the way”…

But here’s the thing: That only works if you’re actively seeking out what you want!

You’ve gotta be asking questions, talking to people, exploring opportunities, and taking action…

Because one thing’s for sure.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

– Albert Einstein

And staying put where you are – in that same job with that same daily routine – yet expecting something amazing to pop up and sweet you away… is the definition of insanity.

So rather than slowly go insane, why not have some fun exploring the world and taking a chance every now and then.

Wondering where to start?

How about right here. It’s a detailed guide with 14 “purpose-driven” job sites filled with thousands of opportunities at companies that are leading the way in the world today.

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They’re making a difference in the world (and a profit at the same time), and many of them are renowned for their inspirational missions AND empowering workplaces (companies like Zappos and Mindvalley even have raving fans)

So your first is to start actively searching for inspiration, and then to get clear on what you want in your career.

Step #2: Craft a Resume That Shines

 Your 2nd tip is to craft a resume that stands out to the inspiring, game-changing companies you REALLY want to work for.

You may think that the same resume you’ve used for years will do the trick, however, unfortunately… it’s not that easy.

These companies are different from others, and they don’t hire the same way that traditional organizations do.

They want the people whose core values match their own…

The people who believe in what they’re doing and are passionate about their mission…

And the people who aren’t afraid to own their strengths and weaknesses and really shine.

So how do you shine?

How do you get noticed in a world where less than 1% of resumes lead to a job offer?

The answer is to use a unique approach that emphasizes the value you bring the table along with modern technology.


Well, a good place to start is by downloading the 7 Online Tools That Trump Your Traditional Resume.

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 5.55.11 PMThese modern and effective online resume tools will get you started towards crafting the perfect approach and getting the attention of an inspiring employer.

Step #3: Take Action & Make It Happen!

 This one is easy to explain :).

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Once you’ve identified a few companies that inspire you and you’ve put together a unique approach to get their attention, make it happen!

Thanks for being a part of the Gateway Method community, and have an excellent day.

Cheers to Your Success,

Ben Bernthal


Ben Bernthal
Team Member
The Gateway Method

Ben Bernthal is a new team-member at the Gateway Method. He was inspired by the Gateway Method and the desire to help all people achieve the highest level of success in life and their jobs.