Don’t Settle:Create the Job of your Dreams
Is this really a Revolution?Race to the Bottom or Top?Pick Yourself?Totally Unprepared?
Definition of a Dream Job              You pinch yourself:“I can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this”When have YOU pinch...
How?  Now, you can doanything you want to.
The Typical Strategy      That dream       job looks      soooo good
WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
MOST PEOPLEDON’T GET THEIR  DREAM JOB.
How bad do you want change?How radical of a change?              Mid-life CrisisHow ready for action?                Quart...
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
THREE STORIES(THAT PROVE THIS WORKS)
Ash
Darla“I knew if I loved what I was doing I would be awesome at it.”
Theo
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
Why don’t we pick ourselves?
Three Reasons to Pick Yourself.
#1: Nobody cares about you like you.“If you dont design your own lifeplan, chances are youll fall intosomeone elses plan.G...
#2: You’ll be more successful.“The dirty little secret is thatpeople who are intrinsicallymotivated… almost alwaysoutperfo...
#3: You won’t regret it.YOU ONLY REGRET THE THINGS YOU   DIDN’T DO.
1. I wish Id had the courage to   live a life true to myself, not   the life others expected of   me.2.   I wish I didnt w...
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
Your Perfect Job is a Perfect Fit                         PURPOSE                        The difference IEPIC FAIL        ...
What is most important                                          What bigger difference            to me in life?          ...
The Perfect Job Strategists
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
“You can haveeverything you want inlife if you will just help enough other people  get what they want”        – Zig Ziglar
“Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me in 2008.Almost three years later, he is still working with me.”                    ...
“After visiting your site countless timessince May ’07, I’ve come up with a fewsuggestions that could improve yourreaders’...
My Proposals
Why does this work?          Credibility
Planning Your Proposals         2                  41                         3                 Think of multiple ways    ...
Checklist: Your Proposal…   Is all about THEM (not you) Shows off your POWER SOURCE        Is truly VALUABLE      Is e...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHFEDyHIsc&feature=player_embedded
The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Passion    ...
The Top 3 Reasons
#1: Persistence = SuccessWho said this… “Many of lifes failures are people who did not realize how close            they w...
#2: Competition is NOT fierce.“The brick walls are not there to keep us out; thebrick walls are there to give us a chance ...
#3: You’ll find your Tribe.     “Be who you are and say     what you feel because those     who mind don’t matter and     ...
REVIEW: The Perfect Job Strategy                  Purpose Pick                                    ProposalsYourself    Pas...
My Offer to YouI will moderate a private group on LinkedIN          The Perfect Job StrategistsI will select up to 3 peopl...
Two Paths from Here1. Don’t commit to the Perfect Job Strategy  – please tell me why! edwinjansen@gmail.com2. Commit and t...
Make a Personal Pact
The Pact: It’s all up to YOU              •   I will be honest with myself              •   I will do some serious introsp...
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJj_WHCdLtQ&feature=player_embedded#!
  • How badly do you want a different job?low/pretty happymedium/openhigh/hate or don’t have oneWhat type? New role at existing orgNew role at new orgStart my own venture, business or partnershipWhat field?Client Side Communications or MarketingAgency Communications or MarketingOther
  • Who am I and where did I come from?Hacked school, did the least possibleScared. Lazy. Dropped out of any practical classes like biz. Almost went to law school. First lucky business job, totally loved it. Cared about the industry/difference, so leftLucked in to a good company that fit my purpose – was aligned luckilyWas able to create my own job at each turnRead Start with Why.Spent a year trying to find out mineWas able to help people find theirs – no map for it in existenceRealized most people don’t get lucky – started helping interns and people on my team – foreshadow the Ash and Theo storiesWhat is my vision? People love their jobs, people follow their dreams + make a differenceWhat will they get out of this? A job strategy that I guarantee will workWant to help 100 people. Why do I think I can do that? Because I’ve done it
  • Did free work for She-JayDidn’t stop when Dad and Bfriend told her toNot RIM, but more free work
  • ·         Was in corporate law for a few years at a big firm. Made great money, was successful, but not happy [DULL SUBJECT MATTER, LONG HOURS]·         Always loved music, love negotiating contracts and making deals, and was good at it ·         Quit job for a lower level role contracts role at one of the big music labels – for a third of the pay (how did you get that job? Friend? Applied?) [APPLIED FOR AN IN-HOUSE COUNSEL JOB THAT WAS ADVERTISED – DIDN’T GET THAT JOB BECAUSE HAD NO RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, CONTINUED TO NETWORK AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE HIRING COMMITTEE, EVENTUALLY OFFERED A NON-LAWYER POSITION IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT – TOOK IT, KNOWING I WOULD BE PROMOTED, BUT THAT THE CHANCES OF GETTING IN WITHOUT A FOOT IN THE DOOR THAT WAY WERE NIL.]·         Within 3 years was making the same as the law job, and now more as [Vice President, and member of Senior Management team. Contract Administrator to VP, reporting direct to CEO – all within 5 years.]
  • Use personal example – how people react
  • 80 interview offers. In the past three weeks I’ve interviewed with many of the major tech companies in New York, Seattle and San Francisco. It’s been an incredible ride and an extremely humbling one to say the least. I received offers, rejections and everything in-between but in the end I was fortunate enough to have been given an offer that would allow me to fulfill my dream job. Some of you haters out there probably think SigFig was my fall back choice since Google didn’t hire me. That really couldn’t be further from the truth. If Google extended an offer to me I honestly may have declined in order to take the job at SigFig. That’s how much I believe in the product and that’s how much their mission resonates with me. It was a huge risk for me to join a relatively unknown startup instead of setting up shop at one of two tech giants that extended offers to me. Guess what though mustachios, sometimes the greatest risks in life are the greatest ones worth taking.
  • Create the job_of_your_dreams._iabc.jan31.2012

    1. 1. Don’t Settle:Create the Job of your Dreams
    2. 2. Is this really a Revolution?Race to the Bottom or Top?Pick Yourself?Totally Unprepared?
    3. 3. Definition of a Dream Job You pinch yourself:“I can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this”When have YOU pinched yourself at work?
    4. 4. How? Now, you can doanything you want to.
    5. 5. The Typical Strategy That dream job looks soooo good
    6. 6. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
    7. 7. MOST PEOPLEDON’T GET THEIR DREAM JOB.
    8. 8. How bad do you want change?How radical of a change? Mid-life CrisisHow ready for action? Quarter-life Crisis
    9. 9. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    10. 10. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    11. 11. THREE STORIES(THAT PROVE THIS WORKS)
    12. 12. Ash
    13. 13. Darla“I knew if I loved what I was doing I would be awesome at it.”
    14. 14. Theo
    15. 15. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    16. 16. Why don’t we pick ourselves?
    17. 17. Three Reasons to Pick Yourself.
    18. 18. #1: Nobody cares about you like you.“If you dont design your own lifeplan, chances are youll fall intosomeone elses plan.Guess what they planned for you?Not much.”-Jim Rohn
    19. 19. #2: You’ll be more successful.“The dirty little secret is thatpeople who are intrinsicallymotivated… almost alwaysoutperform their extrinsicallymotivated peers.”-Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind
    20. 20. #3: You won’t regret it.YOU ONLY REGRET THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO.
    21. 21. 1. I wish Id had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.2. I wish I didnt work so hard.3. I wish Id had the courage to express my feelings.4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
    22. 22. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    23. 23. Your Perfect Job is a Perfect Fit PURPOSE The difference IEPIC FAIL want to make… EPIC FAIL Ability Happiness FAIL FAIL Power Source PASSIONS Meaning FAIL POTENTIAL I love… I’m good at… EPIC FAIL
    24. 24. What is most important What bigger difference to me in life? VALUES CAUSES do I want to be a part of? PURPOSE What are my life’s truths? What needs of others do BELIEFS SERVICE I love to serve? What do I love? What am I great at? Power ATTRACTIONS Source TALENTS PASSIONS POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENT SKILLSWhat type of place What do I know?and role do I relish? What can I do?
    25. 25. The Perfect Job Strategists
    26. 26. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    27. 27. “You can haveeverything you want inlife if you will just help enough other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar
    28. 28. “Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me in 2008.Almost three years later, he is still working with me.” -Tim Ferris
    29. 29. “After visiting your site countless timessince May ’07, I’ve come up with a fewsuggestions that could improve yourreaders’ experience. Here are the two 1things I think you need…” What it would take: How I could help: What the benefits are to you: 2 What it would take: How I could help: What the benefits are to you:“In exchange for these things, I hope thatyou’d consider taking me on as an intern.”
    30. 30. My Proposals
    31. 31. Why does this work? Credibility
    32. 32. Planning Your Proposals 2 41 3 Think of multiple ways You will ACTUALLY help them
    33. 33. Checklist: Your Proposal… Is all about THEM (not you) Shows off your POWER SOURCE Is truly VALUABLE Is easy to say YES to Is a PLEASURE for you to doConnects to a way to make MONEY
    34. 34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHFEDyHIsc&feature=player_embedded
    35. 35. The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    36. 36. The Top 3 Reasons
    37. 37. #1: Persistence = SuccessWho said this… “Many of lifes failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” “Theres a way to do it better - find it.” “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” “I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work.”
    38. 38. #2: Competition is NOT fierce.“The brick walls are not there to keep us out; thebrick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.The brick walls are there to stop the people who dont want it badly enough.” Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
    39. 39. #3: You’ll find your Tribe. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”
    40. 40. REVIEW: The Perfect Job Strategy Purpose Pick ProposalsYourself Passion Potential Power Source
    41. 41. My Offer to YouI will moderate a private group on LinkedIN The Perfect Job StrategistsI will select up to 3 people to actively assist I will help anyone who really needs it
    42. 42. Two Paths from Here1. Don’t commit to the Perfect Job Strategy – please tell me why! edwinjansen@gmail.com2. Commit and take action!
    43. 43. Make a Personal Pact
    44. 44. The Pact: It’s all up to YOU • I will be honest with myself • I will do some serious introspection • I will find a person or group to help me • I will apply to be a Perfect Job protégé • I won’t listen to people who don’t believe • I will think BIG • I will take steps every day • I refuse to settle • I won’t make a back up plan • I will have faithACTIONS: WHAT WILL YOU DO BY WHEN? COMMIT TO DATES!!!

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