If you are a Black professional working in government, you need to know the three reasons why Black government workers like you stay at the same position, grade, or classification for years...or even decades.
You keep doing what doesn't work.
Your entire approach to your career is broken. Or worse – you know it’s broken, but you’re not doing anything to change it.
You don't stand out from the crowd.
You’ve been told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it - and you don't do anything else. Here's the problem with that: everyone else is doing it that same way too.
You’re simply not growing.
You get suggestions, feedback, advice, counsel, successful colleagues to model, and even free help - but you’re not taking advantage. If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.
But there is a hard core truth behind these three reasons - the truth about why you’re not seeing the success and results you want in your government career.
Here it is...
You're avoiding the real problem staring back at you in the mirror.
It doesn't matter if you're an executive, a supervisor, or in the rank and file. You are the one sabotaging your career. You are the reason why you're not experiencing success.
I'm going to reveal this problem to you right now:
You're thinking the same way unsuccessful people think.
Let's keep it real: 95% of the people you work with often remain unsuccessful for a lifetime.
Since you think like them, that puts YOU right in that same unsuccessful 95%.
Take a look at what your level of thinking is doing to your life and your career:
- It's keeping you financially broke because you're not getting to the next salary level.
- It's keeping you at the same grade or classification longer than you want to be there.
- It's keeping you in a position that does not value you or your efforts.
- It's keeping you in a state of frustration when you're passed over for a promotion by other applicants who are less experienced or less qualified than you.
- It's keeping you lying in the bed awake at night because you've got bills to pay, a family to take care of, and dreams being put on hold.
- It's keeping you overworked, overwhelmed, or underappreciated.
- It's keeping you on the hamster wheel - stuck doing mindless, repetitive, stressful, unrewarding work - and getting nowhere. Maybe even getting nowhere fast.
Since you're Black, there are extra challenges you're facing that no one else does.
Racism. Discrimination. Prejudice. Being a victim of White privilege.
I know you've had these thoughts come across your mind:
- Wondering whether the color of your skin has anything to do with you not getting the promotion you wanted;
- Feeling you were not being respected, treated, or recognized, or rewarded like other workers because you're African-American;
- Feeling misunderstood or marginalized because the higher up you go in your career, the fewer Black people you see;
- Having your Black coworkers and work friends accuse you of trying to “act White” because you want to promote and earn a better salary.
The challenges you're facing as an African-American government professional are not going away any time soon.
If you think being Black isn't enough of a challenge for you, here's another one
Follow the careers of any 100 people from the start of their civil service careers until they reach retirement age, and here’s what you’ll find, according to the Social Security Administration:
- Only 1 will be wealthy…
- 4 will be financially secure…
- 5 will continue working – not because they want to, but because they have to…
- 36 will be dead prematurely…
- And 54 will be dead broke – dependent on their limited Social Security checks, relatives, friends, church, government assistance, or charity just to get by.
Stop right now and ask yourself which group you likely will end up in.
- Will you be dead?
- Will you be dead broke?
- Or will you just be like a zombie, grinding it out on a job and getting a check you regret having, while kicking yourself for not doing more when you were younger?
I guarantee you this: by the time you're ready to file those retirement papers, and you refuse to break out of the 95%, you'll be in a world of pain.
If you make it that far.
Even if you do make it that far, you might not be able to afford to live off your retirement, which means you'll have to keep working - even though you don't want to - until the government tells you to stop coming to work.
If you make it that far.
You also need to check this out:
George Bernard Shaw once made this shocking revelation:
- 2% of the people in the world think;
- 3% of the people think they think;
- The remaining 95% would rather die than think.
Marinate on that: only 5% of the people you work with every day take the time to think about a more successful future and life for themselves.
If you're not taking time to think about what you want, you're no better than a robot.
You're just on autopilot. Doing the same thing every day, but somehow expecting things to magically change for the better.
You can be sure of this: doing the same things in the same way using the same thinking will get you nothing but the same results that keep you for years - or decades - in the 95%.
And you wonder why you're stuck.
You do have a choice: do something, or do nothing.
You can do something by changing the quality of your thinking to get unstuck in your career.
Or do nothing to change your thinking, stay exactly where you are, and get exactly what your current level of thinking brings you: the same results.
Getting the same results will only bring about even more of the same discouragement, frustration, and anger you've been feeling this whole time:
- when you get passed over when you thought you were next in line to be promoted;
- when you see those disappointed faces after coming home from working overtime because you missed another important family event;
- when you're taken for granted by your job as the work keeps piling up and your coworkers keep complaining;
- all of this and more while performing the same work duties, under the same supervisor or manager, in the same cubicle or department, for the same office or branch, taking the same commute to work...
Year after year. Decade after decade. Until you retire. If you get that far.
And what happens after that?
Getting a pension and 401(k) barely enough to support yourself or your family during your so-called golden years?
We don't even want to go there on what your health will be like then.
Let's be clear: deciding to do nothing is still a choice. You're just choosing not to change - which is choosing to go backwards.
It all boils down to the quality of thinking you're bringing to your career and your life.
Racism will always be here. But you can still advance your career in spite of those obstacles. You can rise above them.
Doors to opportunity may seem closed to you right now. But you still make moves in spite of the doors being closed. You can push through them.
It's possible. It can happen. And it can happen for you.
And the best part? You've got help with me. I can show you the way...
...starting with my video training - the 10 Big Mistakes Black Government Workers Make Every DayGet the videos here
What you'll discover in the 10 Big Mistakes:
- Why talent is not as important as you think it is
- 12 "office politicians" you should get to know before they recruit you
- 3 typical categories of government "thieves" in every office
- Why you don't care as much as you should about your job
- The one tool you cannot afford to be without when trying to succeed in the government space
- The major Black issue ALL government agencies are too scared to talk about - and never will
- Why losing work friends can actually be a GREAT thing
- The crucial daily practice you may be avoiding because it isn't "required"
- The one time-tested character trait you can develop RIGHT NOW before your boss gets it
In this on-demand video training, I will show you the most common career moves that keep Black government professionals from experiencing phenomenal job performance, growth opportunities, and promotional achievement.
I watched coworkers and leaders sabotage their careers by repeatedly committing these mistakes. They are making them now - right in front of your face - and you don't even know it.
Even I was guilty of making some of them in my government career.
There's no telling how many of them you are making. The sad truth is you are completely unaware of the long-term effects of your mistakes.
Since you’re likely making these errors daily and don’t even know it, you need this training like yesterday.
When you become aware of these mistakes – and take the steps to avoid them – you will be light years in front of the pack rather than being in the pack.
You’ll come to this awareness quickly, starting with the 10 Big Mistakes Black Government Workers Make Every Day.
I'm offering this training course to you for $397. You can start learning what these mistakes are in seconds.
I’m not asking you to trust me on this right now. Forget that. I’m inviting and daring you to test me on this.
I’ve taken all the risk out of this. You don’t have anything to lose.
And just to show you how much I believe in the value you will receive...
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So you can see I've taken all the risk out of this so you can be confident of making this move. There shouldn't be anything holding you back now, because you have absolutely nothing to lose.
After watching the 10 Big Mistakes, you will have greater ability to:
- Create more leverage and opportunities to succeed and get promoted
- Get more attention, appreciation, and respect from peers and leaders
- Become more effective in your daily actions and interactions in the workplace
- Have more confidence in your career-related decisions well before you make them
- Achieve greater professional influence among your colleagues
What I'm proposing to you...
If you're reading this, and you fit the description of a so-called Black government professional...
- someone who makes excuses or blames others for where you are in your career or life;
- someone who is not motivated to grow or willing to invest in yourself;
- someone with a negative mindset or attitude;
- someone who is not coachable
...we won't be a fit, and you need to move on from here immediately. I don’t work with so-called government professionals.
However, if you are a Black civil service worker who has the following:
- the desire to end the day-to-day pain that you experience in being stuck in your career;
- the commitment to put in the work to achieve more success, satisfaction, fulfillment, and balance;
- the internal motivation to move up to a higher classification, grade, leadership level, or growth opportunity...
...we just may be a fit, and I'm ready and willing to work with you in getting the outcomes you desire.
To put it bluntly, I work with those who don't just talk about it. I work with those who are ready to be about it.
Let me repeat this: if you are here to waste my time, kick tires, or just dip your toe into the shallow end, do us both a favor and leave NOW. You're not ready to elevate yourself to the next level.
But if you are serious about what you want in life, and are willing to bet on, back, and believe in yourself, don't wait another second.
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The choice is yours now...
You can stay in your current situation, keep running on the same crowded road as the 95%, and keep getting exactly the same results.
Every. Single. Time. For years on end.
Or...take a more rewarding, successful, life-changing path by clicking on the red button to start your journey in transforming your life and career...
...experiencing what the 5% experience: fulfillment, balance, and - most importantly - the results and success you choose for yourself.
When it comes to the salary you want, the position you crave, and the life you want for yourself and your family...
...my simple question to you is this:
How bad do you want it?
It's time for you to start doing what many Black government professionals are either not willing to do, or not brave enough to do.
It's time to step out on faith, step your game up, and make it happen. It's time to stop talking about it and start being about it.
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Before you get to the videos, I need to share 3 important things with you:
- Making this move will add you to my ever-growing community of Black government professionals who receive motivation and insights from me on a regular basis.
- I never have, and I never will, sell, exchange, share, or rent your personal information to any person or company. It’s not up for discussion, and there are no exceptions.
- I guarantee my services will provide phenomenal value for as long as you’re in my community. If you ever have a change of heart, or if I fail to come through on my promise to give you incredible value from the resources I provide, you can always leave.
Who am I, and why should you care?
My name is Greg Brinkley, the nation's #1 Coach for Black government professionals. Before that, I had a successful, 27-year, award-winning career in state and Federal government.
I started my career under the totem pole and worked from the ground up in civil service - literally from the mailroom to the boardroom. I know what it takes to be a government game-changing influence.
Throughout my time in civil service, I've gained the influence, respect and admiration of colleagues, high-ranking senior executives, and agency commissioners in Washington, DC.
My mission is to help African-American civil servants like you reach your personal and professional goals, while also achieving phenomenal success along the way.