Erin	
  L.	
  Albert	
  
erinalbert.com	
  
h"p://www.9smag.com/The-­‐9s-­‐Blog/December-­‐2013/You-­‐Can-­‐Live-­‐Your-­‐...
6	
  Keys	
  For	
  Living	
  Your	
  Dream	
  
1.  Know	
  Thyself	
   	
   	
   	
   	
   	
   	
  	
  
2.  Failure	
  
...
Key	
  Skill	
  #1:	
  	
  
“Know	
  Thyself”	
  
 	
  
“To	
  be	
  nobody	
  but	
  yourself	
  in	
  a	
  world	
  that's	
  
doing	
  its	
  best	
  to	
  make	
  you	
...
What	
  I	
  Love	
  To	
  Do	
  
What	
  I	
  
	
  Value	
  
What	
  I’m	
  Great	
  
At	
  
What	
  Someone	
  
Will	
  ...
Key	
  Skill	
  #2:	
  	
  
Failure	
  
The	
  train	
  to	
  Awesometown	
  goes	
  
through	
  Suckville.	
  
You	
  are	
  here	
  
at	
  the	
  beginning	
  
...
Fail	
  Like	
  a	
  Pro!	
  
•  Take	
  risk	
  as	
  an	
  opportunity	
  to	
  learn	
  
•  Experiment	
  
•  Give	
  i...
Key	
  Skill	
  #3:	
  	
  
Social	
  Capital	
  &	
  Networking	
  
Social	
  Capital	
  &	
  Networking	
  
•  “You	
  are	
  the	
  average	
  of	
  the	
  five	
  people	
  you	
  
spend	
...
What	
  is	
  Social	
  Capital?	
  
•  Social	
  capital	
  includes:	
  
– Your	
  personal	
  brand	
  
– Your	
  exper...
NEVER	
  Underes]mate	
  the	
  Power	
  of	
  
Networking	
  
•  Networking	
  can	
  help	
  you	
  find	
  your	
  bliss...
QuesVons	
  Recruiters	
  of	
  the	
  Future	
  Will	
  Ask	
  
•  Are	
  you	
  on	
  Facebook,	
  Twi"er,	
  YouTube,	
...
Example:	
  #SMDames13	
  
Key	
  Skill	
  #4:	
  	
  
Entrepreneurial	
  Thinking	
  
Intrapreneur	
   Entrepreneur	
  Employee	
  
Q:	
  Where	
  is	
  risk	
  on	
  this	
  spectrum?	
  
My	
  Entrepreneurial	
  Streak	
  
•  Pharm,	
  LLC	
  
•  Yuspie,	
  LLC	
  
•  Erinalbert.com	
  -­‐	
  wriVng	
  
Key	
  Skill	
  #5:	
  	
  
Life-­‐long,	
  Constant	
  and	
  Ubiquitous	
  
Learning	
  
Methods	
  of	
  Learning	
  
•  TradiVonal	
  schools	
  –	
  offline	
  learning	
  
•  Books,	
  Blogs,	
  Newspapers,	
 ...
In	
  the	
  Future…	
  
•  It	
  won’t	
  just	
  be	
  what	
  you	
  know	
  today,	
  
•  It	
  will	
  also	
  be	
  ...
Example:	
  Crowdfunding	
  
Crowdfunding,	
  cont.	
  
erinalbert.com
 
	
  
Key	
  Skill	
  #6:	
  	
  
Weirdness	
  
•  Core	
  Value	
  #3:	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  Create	
  Fun	
  and	
  a	
  LiTle	
  	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
 ...
Weird	
  Stuff	
  I	
  Did	
  in	
  2013	
  
WCS	
  Yale	
  	
  
6	
  Keys	
  For	
  Living	
  Your	
  Dream	
  
1.  Know	
  Thyself	
   	
   	
   	
   	
   	
   	
  	
  
2.  Failure	
  
...
The	
  end…	
  
	
  …or	
  is	
  it	
  just	
  	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  the	
  beginning?	
  
Erin	
  Albert,	
  MBA,	
  Pharm...
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert
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These were slides I utilized talking to 300 high school students on Living One's Dream at #TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN on 3/14/14.

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#TechFest14 in Ft. Wayne, IN 3/14/14 - Keynote Slides - Dr. Erin Albert

  1. 1. Erin  L.  Albert   erinalbert.com   h"p://www.9smag.com/The-­‐9s-­‐Blog/December-­‐2013/You-­‐Can-­‐Live-­‐Your-­‐Dream/  
  2. 2. 6  Keys  For  Living  Your  Dream   1.  Know  Thyself                 2.  Failure   3.  Social  Capital  &  Networking   4.    Entrepreneurial  Thinking   5.    Life-­‐Long  Learning   6.    Weirdness    
  3. 3. Key  Skill  #1:     “Know  Thyself”  
  4. 4.     “To  be  nobody  but  yourself  in  a  world  that's   doing  its  best  to  make  you  somebody  else,  is  to   fight  the  hardest  ba"le  you  are  ever  going  to   fight.  Never  stop  fighVng.”   -­‐e.e.  cummings    
  5. 5. What  I  Love  To  Do   What  I    Value   What  I’m  Great   At   What  Someone   Will  Pay  Me  For   Your  Dream  Here   or   Ikigai   (eye-­‐KEY-­‐guy)   Google:   “Personal  Values   Card  Sort”   1.  The  “Time  Flies”  Test   2.  The  LoTery  ?   How  much   do  you  need?   Can  you  feed   your  passion   and  keep  your   day  job?  
  6. 6. Key  Skill  #2:     Failure  
  7. 7. The  train  to  Awesometown  goes   through  Suckville.   You  are  here   at  the  beginning   of  anything  new.   Suckville   Awesometown  
  8. 8. Fail  Like  a  Pro!   •  Take  risk  as  an  opportunity  to  learn   •  Experiment   •  Give  it  your  all   •  If  you  succeed  –  are  you  failing  enough?   •  If  you  failed…   –  Analyze  what  went  wrong   –  Fail  fast   –  Take  it  as  a  challenge  to  try  again  and  succeed   –  Treat  it  like  Edison  did  with  the  light  bulb   –  Share  it   –  KEEP  MOVING  FORWARD!!!  
  9. 9. Key  Skill  #3:     Social  Capital  &  Networking  
  10. 10. Social  Capital  &  Networking   •  “You  are  the  average  of  the  five  people  you   spend  the  most  Vme  with.    Choose  carefully.”                                      –Jim  Rohn   •  “Companies  will  hire  enVre  teams.”  –  The   2020  Workplace   – “…teams  will  form  into  guilds”  –  The  2020   Workplace   •  This  is  already  happening  in  India   –  Value  in  a  team  knowing  each  other’s  strengths  &  record  of   success   •  Your  tribes  can  even  influence  your  health…  
  11. 11. What  is  Social  Capital?   •  Social  capital  includes:   – Your  personal  brand   – Your  experVse   – Your  network  size   – Your  relaVonship  quality  within  that  network   (strong  vs.  weak)   – Your  ability  to  leverage  the  network  along  with   your  experVse  to  develop  a  track  record  of   increased  business  value  to  organizaVons—online   and  offline.    (Ex:  crowdsourcing  a  project.)  
  12. 12. NEVER  Underes]mate  the  Power  of   Networking   •  Networking  can  help  you  find  your  bliss!   •  It’s  also  more  like  farming,  less  like  hunVng.   •  When  networking,  best  quesVon  to  ask  the  other   person:  “What  are  YOU  passionate  about?”   •  Network  up,  down,  and  across.   –  Up:  people  will  push  you   –  Down:  you’ll  polish  your  leadership  skills   –  Across:  you’ll  get  potenVal  collaborators  for  cool   projects  
  13. 13. QuesVons  Recruiters  of  the  Future  Will  Ask   •  Are  you  on  Facebook,  Twi"er,  YouTube,  LinkedIn,   etc.?   •  How  many  followers  do  you  have  on  Facebook,   Twi"er,  YouTube,  LinkedIn,  etc.?   •  How  many  of  these  followers  are  in  your   industry?    How  many  followers  are  outside  but   tangenVal  to  your  industry?   •  How  or  have  you  turned  these  followers  into   business?   •  Do  you  blog?   •  Your  last  collaboraVve  innovaVve  project  with   your  online  followers  was…?  
  14. 14. Example:  #SMDames13  
  15. 15. Key  Skill  #4:     Entrepreneurial  Thinking  
  16. 16. Intrapreneur   Entrepreneur  Employee   Q:  Where  is  risk  on  this  spectrum?  
  17. 17. My  Entrepreneurial  Streak   •  Pharm,  LLC   •  Yuspie,  LLC   •  Erinalbert.com  -­‐  wriVng  
  18. 18. Key  Skill  #5:     Life-­‐long,  Constant  and  Ubiquitous   Learning  
  19. 19. Methods  of  Learning   •  TradiVonal  schools  –  offline  learning   •  Books,  Blogs,  Newspapers,  Periodicals  –  off  and  online   •  YouTube   •  Online  classes     –  Coursera   –  Khan  Academy   –  EdX   –  Others   •  Online  games  and  apps   •  Wearable  devices   •  SimulaVons  &  alternate  reality  –  almost  to  Trinity!  
  20. 20. In  the  Future…   •  It  won’t  just  be  what  you  know  today,   •  It  will  also  be  who  you  know  +   •  It  will  be  how  quickly  you  can  learn  something   new  on  your  own  +   •  Your  willingness  to  adapt  to  new  technologies   +   •  Constant  conVnuous  quality  improvement   with  applying  your  new  learning.  
  21. 21. Example:  Crowdfunding  
  22. 22. Crowdfunding,  cont.  
  23. 23. erinalbert.com
  24. 24.     Key  Skill  #6:     Weirdness  
  25. 25. •  Core  Value  #3:              Create  Fun  and  a  LiTle                                          Weirdness   h"p://about.zappos.com/our-­‐unique-­‐culture/zappos-­‐core-­‐values/create-­‐fun-­‐and-­‐li"le-­‐weirdness  
  26. 26. Weird  Stuff  I  Did  in  2013   WCS  Yale    
  27. 27. 6  Keys  For  Living  Your  Dream   1.  Know  Thyself                 2.  Failure   3.  Social  Capital  &  Networking   4.    Entrepreneurial  Thinking   5.    Life-­‐Long  Learning   6.    Weirdness    
  28. 28. The  end…    …or  is  it  just            the  beginning?   Erin  Albert,  MBA,  PharmD,  JD   erinalbert.com   @ErinLAlbert  
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