Laura de Jong wrote an awesome post titled It Starts with a Vision. In this post she tells the story of a job seeker she was working with who had a vision of what kind of company she wanted to work for. Laura listened to this vision and thought of a perfect company, but it was on the other side of the country.
A few days later, the job seeker described her vision to someone else, and said “you need to talk about to this company in Boston!”
A few days later the job seeker talked with an executive recruiter who was commissioned to fill the Chief Sales Officer role for that very company, and get this, the person could be based anywhere in the US!
She had a vision of the idea country, defined that vision (not as easy as it sounds), shared the vision with others… and through what might seem like a miracle, she eventually got a CxO role at the very company that matched her vision – even though they were three thousand miles away!
Having a vision, and communicating it, is much, much, much more effective than being open to anything. Be focused and it’s easier for people to understand what you want and think of ways they can help you!