Do you want to know how to get hired to do almost anything? You have to make people feel your emotion.
You can have experiences, connections, money, and a family that supports you. Yet without your emotion, you can’t move people to cut off all the other options and back you!
The way to win and be hired for almost anything is to put massive amounts of emotion into it. You want your audience to feel your emotion and not judge you based on society’s standards of a resume.
Emotion defeats all other criteria when it comes to hiring. The thing is, you’ll never be told that. No one is ever going to tell you that. That’s because the human spirit tells us to choose based on emotion.
Choose emotion and you will be chosen.
Here’s how to make people feel your emotion so they’ll hire you for almost anything:
Prepare a paragraph beforehand.
Last week, I had the chance to be hired for something extraordinary. Over-preparing never seems to work well, because then everything becomes scripted which only makes you more nervous.
Instead, I prepared a paragraph (call it a speech if you will) to say to the people I’d be meeting. Before writing this paragraph, I watched a video of a man that has had every health challenge you could imagine.
The video made me very emotional and I immediately used that raw emotion to write
Having a few lines to use during a pitch will help you bring out that emotion. You’ll have a trigger point to use, that will become the basis for making people feel your emotion too.
I’ll share my paragraph with you at the end of this post.
Tie back the opportunity to an emotional moment in your life.
In my pitch to get hired for my dream career, I talked about my near miss with cancer, several bad breakups and leaving behind a business I co-founded.
While in front of them, I mentioned these important moments in my life to make the audience I was pitching to feel the emotion of what I’d gone through in my past.
“I wanted them to feel the emotion of my journey and use it as inspiration for their own. Even if I didn’t win the gig, at least I would have made a difference and that’s how you get remembered”
To me, it is the very act of remembrance that can be used to your advantage when there’s another opportunity in the future. If it holds true, then you will be first on their list.
Lead with inspiration.
In these situations, I try to imagine giving a speech to a room full of people that are terminally ill and don’t have long to live.
How would I want them to leave this world?
What difference could I make on their last day?
Out of all the tools you can use to make people feel your emotion, the best one from my experience is inspiration. There’s so much negativity in the world. The quandary in that is that a lot of the time, all any of us want is to be inspired.
“Even if it’s just for a moment, that brief encounter with inspiration seems to make us think differently — and more importantly, act differently”
Choose inspiration. All of us want to be inspired, whether we admit it or not.
Don’t hold back.
Forget about how you might come across and give it your everything.
Show every ounce of yourself and appeal to their human spirit through emotion. Be vulnerable, bold and present the biggest vision you can.
Everyone else you’re up against will probably do the opposite.
People can’t feel your emotion unless you put your heart and soul into it. You have to try hard at this. It’s not easy to disrupt people’s thought patterns and make them feel something.
The moment the audience feels you’re holding back or not telling them everything, it puts up a barrier between you and them. You can’t see this barrier, but it exists.
Remember, you have nothing to lose. You can give it all you’ve got and try to get them to feel your emotion, or you can hold back and risk being ordinary and getting less than desirable results.
The people that inspire and make us feel their emotion don’t hold back.
Pretend it’s your last shot. Act as if it’s your legacy.
I always communicate to people that may want to hire me like it’s my last shot. I think of everything in my life and career as a legacy. You should too.
When you enter a room and have to sell yourself, pretending it’s your last shot changes the way you communicate.
Connecting your thoughts, emotion and words to your legacy gives you an unfair advantage.
“Legacy reminds your mind about death and that’s the best ‘in the moment’ motivation you’ll ever need”
You’ll say things you never thought you’d say in front of other people. You’ll show how badly you want the opportunity that’s being presented. You’ll come across driven, motivated and inspired.
Acting as if it’s your legacy makes you feel like you’re becoming someone you’d hope to be in the future.
Think about the end of your life and then work backwards to the moment you’re faced with right now where you have to convince people to hire you.
This counter-intuitive process helps put you in a state of flow where you transcend all your limitations, beliefs and everything that everyone has ever told you that you can’t do.
In other words, linking to your legacy gives you confidence and belief in yourself.
Using all of the points I just mentioned, here’s a real-life example of a paragraph I prepared for an interview last week:
You want me not for endless meetings.
You want me not to bitch about other departments within the business.
You want me because I’m going to do something great. You can see it in my eyes right now.
I can change how people think.
I can inspire millions of people and I’ve demonstrated that already.
I can lead.
And, I can build relationships better than anyone you’ve ever met.
Most of all, I’m never going to give up. You can’t knock me down or defeat me. There will be obstacles. Some may give up — but not me.
If I can survive a near miss with cancer, multiple bad breakups, and leave a multi-million-dollar business behind, then I can do this role.
Regardless of whether you hire me for this opportunity, you will remember me. I believe I can come to this business and make a massive impact. The bottom line is this:
If I can change the world through this company and social media, then here I am.
That — ladies and gentlemen — is how you make people feel your emotion and get hired to do anything. Go out there and try it for yourself.