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Slide 1 (My job is great – I am ready for more challenges)

We are talking today about ‘I’m ready for more challenges’,  that very privileged position where I have choices; I can choose which challenges I say yes to, and which challenges I say no to. It is interesting that people always have perceived limitations, and if that is removed through information and a certain process, they get to a space of unlimited opportunity. This is all about choosing the challenges, that wonderful thing ‘choice’ that is the spice and the wealth of life. So few people ever feel they have choices in life.

If we break free from those perceptions, you can see these perceptions as cages or prisons, situations where they don’t have the key to move forward and nobody else is going to come and open the door. It’s always you that has the key, you only need to know that you have it and how to use it. If you move to opportunity experiences people see that with this system they get 15 – 30 percent increases within six to eighteen months by communicating differently to different people. Saying yes to the right things, and no to the things they should. There is a quote: “No is the most profitable word in the English language.” I find there is a lot of truth in that. This is the secure, safe and certain way to get to the ideal challenges for you. Get hold of them, make them yours, it will grow your career like a rocket, and never again will you feel in a perceived box.

Slide 2 (What can be done to get rid of the trapped feelings?)

Now we have established that you are ready for more challenges. Remember that when we work together, we invest and benefit together. If you take to other people what they want you will definitely get more of what you want. It always works; it’s also called delayed gratification. When you work hard in a direction; the better you plan it, the better your insight and clarity, the better chance you have of collecting in the end. How do you move forward? Waiting for others is never an option; they are busy with their own stuff as each of you know.

How do I communicate what I already do, understand and value? Which challenges I’m keen on, why am I keen on them, what am I prepared to do to get the challenges I want?  From these I will gain hugely, apart from the fun, you will also earn money. It is simply a matter of communicating correctly to be paid right for what you do; the decision makers must understand what you do. If we can manage to look around the molehills that are in front of us and appear very big, we can see the blue mountains beyond which we can go and climb. The problem is the molehill is right in front of our nose.

Slide 3 (The solution to break the traps and get rid of the frustrations)

Working together, investing and benefiting together there is a solution to break out of those perceived limitations, perceived meaning they don’t give it to me, I go and take it. You have to know what you currently do for whom and what you want to do next. You have to prepare and communicate what you do and what you want to do appropriately to influencers and decision makers, giving them what they want, it’s often as cheap as a thank you. Then engage and communicate the work and the value as you see it going forward. That will engage you in further input to make the right choices, that you choose the challenges with higher value and more certain arrival. It’s very important to know that if you keep on doing the same thing you will probably end up with less, because the effort goes in, the days goes by, and you don’t make the gain you deserve. Einstein made the statement that to expect different results doing the same thing borders on insanity.

Slide 4 (How does the system work for all of us?)

A brief review of business; you are a cogwheel, either driving or taking energy. The new challenges must enable you to drive harder, to fit better, to choose different places to fit in the engine, giving the executives what they need, aligned with strategy, giving the shareholders more return, which gives you more capital and more opportunity. Working with a team from week to week at agreed tasks, making sure you say yes to the right things and no to the things that won’t work for you. Delivering great value to a client when he comes shopping, remembering that the client brings the value that keeps the whole engine going, including getting you growing in your job and choosing the right challenges.

Those challenges that you choose must be aligned with the company strategy, the internal system, the client and there must be a clear line of sight to the shareholders, so they get more and you get more toys to play with. That will definitely make a big difference in moving you from the perceived boxes to the great spaces of choice and almost limitless growth.

Slide 5 (Know what you currently do for whom)

Let’s look at moving from the box to the great spaces. There are three steps. One is: know what you currently do for whom. On the website careerdevelopmentplan.net, you will see there’s a whole range of tools available to help you along and give you an idea of the value of what you do. In my coaching and the many companies I’ve built I’ve never found anybody that could articulate the value of what they do. Yesterday I was with executives from a company that has a three billion dollar turnover and the executives couldn’t articulate the value of what they do in that simple model.   Understand it and discuss it, know what you do more of, know what you are going to do less of, and communicate clearly how that is in the interest of all the stakeholders.

Slide 6 (Prepare to communicate to influencers)

This you can do in groups around you and selected people, change them often, don’t get stuck with the same people. That gets back to more of the same equals less, you have to keep on moving. It’s a lot of fun, you make a lot of new friends. This preparation you can do in your groups, all the information is on the web for you, we can also make a contribution where necessary to accelerate you. You discuss, you prepare, you identify and you practice. Practice by yourself, even in a mirror, it is much cheaper that practising where it counts.

When people start playing golf they don’t go directly to an eighteen-hole golf course, since that would become a very long day and a very long walk. You want to practice first on the driving range, maybe get yourself a teaching pro. We recommend that you use the people around you, that you use identified people, those are your teaching pros; they can observe and give you feedback. They will make very sure that you stay on track.

Slide 7 (Engage & communicate your work list to the decision makers)

Let’s look at the third step. You have now identified the people who can influence and assist you to gain access to the challenges that you want. The challenges you’ve chosen, why you’ve chosen them, the benefits of those challenges are clear and you’ve practised them. People love a man with a plan. I’ve never seen companies turn away a man with a plan. At North-West University in South Africa where we do a lot of pro bono work with Prof Japie Kroon we found that when students approach companies that they’ve chosen with a plan they always get the job they want. It’s extremely exciting to participate and see the excitement in their faces.

We recently had a very senior person earning $200 000 having the same experience, when he did the steps and he went back to his own environment he had a bit of a problem. He got six job offers and he’s having a very hard time deciding which one to say no to. What a nice problem to have! He sometimes gets frustrated with the choices, but I insist that’s it’s a super problem to have. You ask and you share, you use sharing and questioning skills, you respect, acknowledge, and say thank you. With a clear plan, nobody will refuse you if you have this approach. The supporting information is on the website for free.

Slide 8 (Fear and Fail and Risk)

To summarize the process; people often have fear, fear of failure and perceived risks. Fear stands for False Evidence Appearing Real and fail stands for First Attempt in Learning. All our lives we have learnt that way, why stop now? It seems to me the higher up we go, the more scared we become. We learn a lot quicker when we are young; we learn impossible things and sometimes break an arm. Know what you want to do, prepare, engage and know your store of goodies. You have a long list of assets.

We find that people find it very hard to articulate their own assets. Relationships are one of the most valuable ones, just talk to the people around you, they will tell you things that you won’t believe. There are also a lot of free tools on the website to help you articulate the value you have already accumulated and earned. The resources outside are almost limitless, if you use this process to engage those resources they will never say no to you. You will be amazed at what is available if you engage in an organized and planned way.

It’s like making your own staircase and climbing it. I know that’s a bit scary when you are in a safe place and you want to move. To make and climb the staircase at the same time may appear scary but if it’s a clear system it’s secure and safe. You explore, you prepare, you engage. In the process of going external and bringing it internal you already accelerate and grow your store, as people doing the process have found. The executives agreed that if they do this process they will grow their own careers and their company.

In the process you align your job with your chosen company, which you can change, and your chosen industry, you can change even that. The more you change, it just takes a bit longer, but you use your current store, current position to make sure you make that transition safe and secure. Then you align the work you do with the job and the career you want long term. I find very few people have a long term career aim or beacon; they just do the job and hope to get paid more. Now you know you’re going to get paid more. You end up being in charge of your future and your career aims, they are aligned, you have a plan. This gives you clear insight, knowledge and an absolute confidence which people just love. You will see that it attracts people. You will move towards the great spaces from the perceived limitations, boxes, where it’s like a glass plate, you can see it but you can’t touch it. The glass plate simply disappears. The examples around us are very heartening and it is part of my passion to see people take wing and fly. It’s such a joy to see their eyes light up, that’s what makes my life today.

Slide 9 (Start with the purpose, the Why)

We build in that you have a clear career purpose, job purpose that is aligned with the company’s vision and mission. Your objectives and short term goals, the tasks that you do daily, should dynamically be kept in line with changes in the vision and mission. It is very important to us that people realize that any career is almost the same as a business plan or project plan. It has similar elements. It is worthwhile to use the tools.

Slide 10 (The right job thinking discussion)

Let’s look at the rules. Many people spend their time resisting, fighting and querying the rules. Accept the rules, you can always influence them later. Know the rules. Align your decisions to thrive in the rules, whether the rules are good or bad don’t really matter that much. Also move along by asking other people, by engaging other people, you will open up the space of the possible. This is where you’ll probably find your new challenges. You will move the line along to increase your productivity space and move.

Slide 11 (The approach to engage people should be)

How do you approach these people? The key thing is to ask questions and you have to understand how to ask open questions, exploratory questions, and closed questions. All this information is available free on the website. If you practise this information with your friends while aiming in your own direction, discovering and exploring, by the time you come to the influencers you are ready and confident. Remember a man with confidence is always welcome.

Careerdevelopmentplan.net

Let’s take a brief look at the website. Specific, measurable, accountable goals are critical. If you look at planning your performance you can see there’s a whole lot of business and career tools available here. We’ve bundled them in groups to address specific situations, not like a library, although they are also available as a library. You can look at a whole lot of issues under Performance Management on the site. There is also Career Success and Career Mentorship. Let’s look at Career Planning and Performance as an example, we have bundled a whole group of tools that are applicable to that specific career performance. This will support you in choosing your next challenges, communicate your value, and become a strong driving cogwheel in the business model.

Slide 12 (Business toolset, Personal toolset)

For those who are ready for more challenges, that very privileged position, moving from the perception of limitations to the great space there’s the business toolset that I’ve just touched on, there is also the personal toolset that is aligned. I want to invite you to look out for the next Career Maker System email and we hope you will enjoy it. Congratulations if you are in this position where you have a great job and all you now have to do is to know which challenges to say yes to and which to say no to.

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How to find the job that you love, and that you love to do every day, or how to move to the job you like, which is more often the case and the better option. The issue is to have fun and to earn significantly more money. What typically happens to people is that there are perceptions, the perceptions are almost like cages or boxes or prisons. The key to get from here to the big smiley face on the other side is with you. You have the key. The key to getting the right job that will lead to success lies with you only. You have to open the door and move.

That move could be very scary because we have these perceptions. For example fear, fear represents False Evidence Appearing Real. You can’t fail, because as you move, as you look, as you change, fail represents the First Attempt in Learning. You have to push the boundaries so you can move. Each of us must move by pushing our boundaries and overcoming the fear of failure. If we get rid of these perceptions in some way, we can get from here to the successful man. The first thing, if you want to find the ideal job, is to answer the question: what is the ideal job?

We have to answer the question who are you? If I ask you who you are, can you answer me in a few minutes? I have found that very few people can. We have built multimillion dollar companies where I was responsible for culture and hire, and it’s very unsettling to see how many people do not really know where they want to go, they just want a job, they have to earn money. One can understand that, and that’s where the prison comes from. Let’s look at telling your stories clearly. What are your assets in work? What are your assets in life? How much would you really like to earn? What are you prepared to do to get to have fun in work, life and earnings? If we look at your assets, what are they now? On the website, careerdevelopmentplan.net you can find a whole range of things you can do to help you unpack your assets right now. These are related to your experience, relationships, aptitude and they tell powerful stories about who you are. We are still a people that communicate best and hear best with powerful stories.

The key thing here is, to find the job that you really like, what must you add? What must you do more of and what must you do less of? What are you going to say no to and what are you going to say yes to? If you don’t know, nobody will know. Fortunately it’s practical to know. To recap, very few people realize what their life income will be. If you look at your life income over a lifetime, it is really worth managing. It is worth managing as if it is a project, as if it is a business plan. It could be millions, and any project where you even spend $100 000, will be managed with a project plan and a full business plan. Returns on investment, what the outcomes must be, and what does success look like? Why not do the same for your career?  Life income is on the website, and it’s interesting to look at the number of dollars, to get awareness, and think about how to manage it.

Secondly, we like to look at all the areas of life. We’re just concentrating on work and career today. On the website, careerdevelopmentplan.net, there is a quick check for areas of your life, are they balanced? What are you prepared to risk? What are you prepared to invest to get to the smiley man? If you look at work, it always starts with the work you do, the job you want, because the work defines the job you do and you will have a number of jobs. The job you do defines your career. You have to choose which industry and which company will be the best for you. If you follow this approach you have a choice. Everybody has a choice, but while we perceive boxes and we are scared, we have fear, we are worried about failure, we cannot move and we just work for money, which I find to be a very sad situation. I am privileged that I have been able to do what I choose to do for over 20 years now. I do work 80 hours a week, but it’s because I choose to do it.

We have done this work pro bono at schools, at universities and in our own companies and at probably one of the most successful incubators ever built. That is where we packaged it, in incubators.

Let’s look at your purpose. Your purpose must relate to who you are. You must unpack who you are to get your purpose clear. This must be so clear that a so-called elevator speech must be practical for you. You must be able to tell somebody your purpose in a few sentences, your purpose in your career, your work, and your future. Your purpose is formed by the current goals you have and the goals are informed by your tasks. The objective here is to get the work that you choose, to which you say yes and to what you will say no. If you are clear about whom you are and where you are going, yes and no become very easy. If you don’t know, it’s impossible. Aligning your tasks with your vision and mission, the goals with your vision and mission, your vision and mission will be dynamic, it will keep on changing. It’s very natural for people to change as we get new information. You must realize that this vision and mission will keep changing. Then you want to aim for who you want to become, your new aim clearly communicated with powerful stories.

Let’s look at how to do it. It’s a simple three step process. It’s like building your own staircase while you climb it, which is why you’ve got to have a system and clarity. All of these tools are given for free on careerdevelopmentplan.net and we offer professional services on top of that, but it’s all free if you do it as we recommend here.

External to you are all the resources you may ever need. You must know what you need, and how to ask for it. The process is right there on the web. The first step is know your assets, what is internal to you, the value that you can bring to a company, workplace, clients, people around you, social, financial, etc. You can simply come out and explore and get new information. It is all here, and the process to ask is simply to go and say thank you to people. Ask them clearly, could they tell you about the things you want to know? Use the normal open and closed questions; this is also available on the website. You explore, you get the information, you internalize the information and you start moving.

Step two you prepare. With preparing you go outside, you talk to groups that you select, family members, people that you have identified in the industries and companies you are interested in. Join associations, join magazines, there are so many ways that you can get information, so many ways that you can prepare. Once you are prepared it’s easy to engage. A man with a plan is never refused. While a man who asks for help, nobody knows how to help him because what exactly do you need? What do you want? Why do you want it? How can I do it? It must be clear, specific, measurable, accountable, rewards, resources, and timing, with a deadline that can be monitored.  It is just like a project plan.

Once you have engaged, you are really moving. Now you can move to the work you want, becoming the person you want to become, full of life, and your work and career will become very clear. From this you will develop goals, from goals tasks. You will check dynamically that this is in line with your vision and mission, which we like to call your beacon. The beacon you aim for. When you’ve planted your beacon you can tell anybody who you are, you can tell them what you want and why, and you can tell them how you are going to about it. So many people in our coaching program, in our companies and in our pro bono work were amazed at the number of choices they had. They only became aware of it during the process, because they were stuck in a cage, box, prison and they didn’t use their key to move. Once you move the choices become visible, if you don’t move it’s hard to find the choices. People can’t bring it to you, you must do your exploration, do your preparation, do your engagement. To do this there are many tools that you may need: communication skills, vocational skills, how to acquire these skills are all on the website or please ask us.

Careerdevelopmentplan.net has an aim, which is my passion that many more people will experience the joy that I’ve lived with for over 20 years. I’ve shares this with many people in my companies, in my coaching and in my pro bono work at universities, communities and schools. A lot of it is on the website and we will keep on telling the stories. I hope you will join us to move from who am I? To this is what I want to become, this is me, this is what I’m adding, this is my purpose that is dynamically aligned and I’m continuously moving resources from external to internal.

People who’ve done this with us typically grew their salaries with a minimum of 30% in 18 months. Some of our top people, earning towards 200 000 plus dollars, still keep on increasing their salaries by more than 30%. They are secure and safe in their jobs because people love a man with a plan. Even during this recession our top people still got towards 30% increases when most people in the company didn’t. The key model is you have to understand the value you add, how you add it, why you add it and to show your passion and enthusiasm. This can only be sustained if you are clear about who you are and where you are going.

I hope we have given you an introduction, how to find or move to the job you love, going to work for fun every day and earning lots more money. That is the invitation, I hope you join us on this journey and please use the website freely and ask questions freely. We would appreciate it. Thank you very much.