I am a Holistic Professional I engage in all aspects of: Learning Knowledge Organization Business Leadership Human Change
Wrong Career Approach Choosing a career to please parents Be like your friends Make more money after graduation Like it but no passion for it Laziness, [claim to know what he/she is doing] Afraid, [don’t want to talk about it] Do not know how to go about it Run away from it Do not want to talk about it
Making a Career Choice Have passion for it Makes you happy Resembles you What are your talents? What skills do you have? Always happy when you think about it Makes you want to go to work everyday Cannot get a job, you can create one
Question to ask Yourself Do you like helping people? Do you like asking questions? Do you like to explore things? Do you like interacting with people? Do you like to lead or follow? Do you like to travel? Do you like to work long hours? Do you like to be in control of your time? Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Finding a Mentor Who do you want to be like? Who inspires you? Anyone in mind? Pick anyone in the field of your chosen Someone you look up to Make appointment for a conference Be prepare to ask and answer questions Have a note pad ready to write
How do you Start Learn about the person Learn what he/she did Learn how he/she did it Read what it takes to get there Set a goal or objective in mind What courses or steps do you need to do it What will it take you to achieve it
D: Determination Are you determined to pursue your goal? Are you determined to do what it takes to get there? Do you have the motivation and the energy? Do you have the courage? Do you have the zeal? Are you hungry for success? Are you persistent and perseverance?
C: Commitment How committed are you? Are you willing to sacrifice? Are you willing to give up anything? Are you willing give up 4 to 8 years?
D: Discipline How disciplined are you? Are you afraid to say NO to your friends? Are you able to decide on what you want? Do you care what your friend say about you? Are you willing to let go your bad habits? Learn to say NO, I can’t.
Use your Parents Parents are there to be used Mentors are always willing to guide Family members Listen for advice Take advice
Communication Do not be afraid to talk to your parents Be truthful and honest with your mentor Be sure to discuss all issues with your mentor Good information produces good result Junk in produces junk out Discuss problems with your parents Ask how you can address certain issues
Listening Listen to your Parents Friends are not after your interest Stubbornness gets you nowhere Ask questions for clarity Ask why if you do not comprehend Ask for help when you are confused Follow instructions and directions
Group Association What kind of friends do you have? Do they like what you like? Do they distract you? Do they always want something from you? Do you always like to make them happy? Think about what you want NOT what they want Control your destiny
Light at the end of the Tunnel If you make a good bed, you have good sleep You reap what you sow Good foundation, gets you to a good start Sky is your limit if you do things right Don’t just do the right things, do things right
Presenter Dr. Sidney O. Okolo Ph.D., Organizational Management and Leadership Professor, Mentor, Consultant, Strategist, Speaker. http://vc-edu.org http://iba-pec.com firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/ibaweb Mobile: 312/671-4721; E-fax: 425/671-1282 Toll Free: 800/665-4016; Office: 708/832-2643