Pawn Vs. Chess Player

Linwood Bailey Interview on the Sherry Shone Talk Radio Show

You can take 2 approaches to managing your career.

  1. You can hope.
  2. You can take control

You can hope that others will act in your self-interests and manage your career for you. When you rely on others, you place your fate in their hands and trust that they will make you their top priority, their #1 interest. You hope that events and circumstances will advance your career, get you promoted, increase your compensation, and keep you employed.

Taking control of our life is like playing chess, plotting your moves to win, versus being a pawn—being moved at the whims and wishes of others.