Living Your Legend blogAlways be ready to make your 30 sec pitch and PRACTICE IT, REFINE IT….
Host your own focus groupAsk friends and colleagues for feedbackCall old colleagues for feedback – try to balance the good with the bad
Breakfast meet-upLunch brainstorming and ask others to submit topics for discussion or things that are keeping them up at nightStart a book club at work, with friends, etc.Handwritten notes – Thank you cards when I leave a position/companyInterns are now professors at universities, clients and sub-contractors
Be fiercely passionate about something – a cause, your family, self-improvement, Austin…How will your passion make a difference? Why will it matter?Experience at the optometrist – What are you passionate about? How do you spend your free time? SAILING…Be known as someone that makes dreams come true – example: New Year’s Eve ‘bucket list’
Watch Caine’s Arcade on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/40000072 Games are played on a field and with rulesArtists choose their ‘box’ with a canvas, building, etc.Architects have to work with a given space, building restrictions and more
Know the rules but play your own game
Know the Rules But Play Your Own Game: How Self-Branding and Entrepreneurial Thinking Can Advance Your Career Leadership Empowerment Institute July 27, 2012
“I‟m Not a Businessman;I‟m a Business, Man!” Writeyour business plan Why should someone invest in you? Know how to tell your story
The Basics Have strong written and verbal communications Understand your Emotional Intelligence Be self-aware and constantly seeking improvement Learn how to take feedback READ:
Relationships Relationships will outlast jobs, businesses, locations and more “To Serve is to Lead” Help others fulfill their dreams Mentor and share your life lessons Seek out smart, creative, driven people and spend as much time as possible with them Get „a reputation‟… in a good way!
Passion Discoverwhat you are passionate about Make a plan to have a positive impact Know what others are passionate about and encourage them
See the Possibilities Job description vs. impact Colleague vs. life-long friend Caine‟s Arcade
Build YOUR Brand Be an expert about something! Twitter Website LinkedIn Personal email
Rules I Live By… If a venture capitalist or angel investor wants to give you money – take it! Never re-hire Send handwritten thank you notes Sign up for Google Alerts Be concise and don‟t waste time – you won‟t get it back! Don‟t allow your job to define you! Know your long-term goals and make sure what you are doing today will matter Every time you say yes to something you are saying no to something else… be careful! Know how to read financials but have a good accountant Have a lawyer write your contracts Know your value!
72 Hour Challenge What will you do in the next 72 hours with the information you have learned this morning? Keep/Lose/Change