Create the Job of Your Dreams - George Brown Oct 2012

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  • What is the ideal?How many of you think you will find it?
  • 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
  • Use personal example – how people react
  • Create the Job of Your Dreams - George Brown Oct 2012

    1. 1. Don’t Settle:Create the Job of your Dreams
    2. 2. What is a Dream Job? “Fits”: WHY HOW WHAT You pinch yourselfI can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this
    3. 3. Will you get it?
    4. 4. >80% OFPEOPLE DON’T LOVE THEIR WORK.
    5. 5. The Typical Job Strategy That job looks soooo good
    6. 6. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
    7. 7. What’s a definition of a Mid-life crisis? Mid-life Crisis Quarter-life Crisis
    8. 8. The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    9. 9. TWO STORIES(THAT PROVE THIS WORKS)
    10. 10. Theo
    11. 11. I took to heart what you said aboutdoing something that is fulfilling…I actually wrote my own job description fora new position and submitted it to mymanagers.They are taking my suggestions andcreating that job for me! Sarah P.
    12. 12. The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    13. 13. Three Reasons to Pick Yourself
    14. 14. #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
    15. 15. #2: You’ll be more successful.“The dirty little secret is thatpeople who are intrinsicallymotivated almost alwaysoutperform their extrinsicallymotivated peers.”-Dan Pink
    16. 16. #3: You won’t regret it.
    17. 17. I wish Id hadthe courage tolive a life true to myself(not the life others expected of me)
    18. 18. Exercise1. Write down a list of work-related things you want to accomplish before you die.2. Write down a list of work-related things OTHER people in your life want you to accomplish.3. Is there a Difference? Should it matter?
    19. 19. The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    20. 20. Start with the Intrinsic Purpose (WHY) Autonomy (HOW) Mastery (WHAT)
    21. 21. Alignment of Intrinsic Drivers = your FORTE WHY The difference I want to make PURPOSE FORTE HOW WHAT Personal values & traits Aptitude, skills, & exp. AUTONOMY MASTERY
    22. 22. Using your FORTE Makes you the Best WHY The difference I want to make Creative Dedicated FORTE HOW Quality WHAT My personal values My aptitude, skills & traits & experience
    23. 23. Not using your FORTE is a FAIL WHY The difference I want to makeEPIC FAIL EPIC FAIL Ability Happiness FAIL FAIL FORTE HOW WHAT Meaning My personal values I’m good at doing FAIL & traits EPIC FAIL
    24. 24. Edwin’s FORTE My purpose is to challenge the unfulfilled to do meaningful work, so that the institution of business lives up to it’s potential, and more people find happiness, success & fulfillment. AREA SKILLS WHY Marketing Communications People Dev. Leadership Career Coaching Influencing Training Presenting Organizational Team Building Development Brainstorming Entrepreneurship Strategy FORTE Business Dev. Writing Service Mgmt. Social Media HOW WHATMake a Difference (impact, altruism)Find the Insight (wisdom, truth)Get it Started (initiate, empowered)Challenge & Change (innovate)Coach the Team (collaborate, mentor)
    25. 25. FIND YOUR FORTEThe practical guide for doing meaningful work. Copyright 2012 Edwin Jansen
    26. 26. WHY?My purpose in life is to [actions I do, for who or what] so that [the value or difference created] . What ideal future do I want What bigger difference do I to contribute to? VISION CAUSES want to be a part of? WHY What are life’s truths? What needs of others do I BELIEFS SERVICE love to serve? What are my What am I great tendencies? at? FORTE TRAITS TALENTS What is most important to me? VALUES HOW WHAT SKILLS What can I do? ENVIRONMENT KNOWLEDGE What do I know andIn what type of setting am I at my best? how is it useful?
    27. 27. Exercise: Service (WHY)Service: the personal needs of others that you are drawn to serve.• What are 3 ways your friends would say that you help them? What do you give or add to their lives?• Think about the 3 people you admire most in the world. What is the main way that each of them helps others?• What are 3 things that you are always recommending or advising to people? How does this help them?
    28. 28. Service: Maslow Exercise: Service (WHY)Service: What stage of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs do you gravitate towardshelping others with? Think about how you are “pulled” to help:• Friends• Family• Colleagues• Strangers
    29. 29. Myers Briggs
    30. 30. Values AssessmentsValues: the things that you place the most emphasis andimportance on in the choices you make. Health Flavour Discipline New Experiences Body Image Happiness
    31. 31. Find your Forte: My Offer for You If you fill out our market research survey… • Get advance access to my Find your Forte Guide • Get free personality tests • Apply your Forte for your co-op search & interviews Get the link: edwin.jansen@ianmartin.com
    32. 32. The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    33. 33. “You can haveeverything you want inlife if you will just help enough other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar
    34. 34. “Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me in 2008.Almost three years later, he is still working with me.” -Tim Ferris
    35. 35. “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.”
    36. 36. Why does this work? Credibility Reciprocity
    37. 37. Make Proposals 2 4 3 Brainstorm multiple ways you 1 can ACTUALLY help them Use your ForteFind organizations that alignwith your WHY
    38. 38. Most Resumes Suck
    39. 39. WHY?HOW?WHAT?WHAT?
    40. 40. an eBook from Simon Sinek
    41. 41. The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    42. 42. Winners n’ Quitters"Quitters never win and winners never quit."-Vince Lombardi"Bad advice. Winners quit all the time. They justquit the right stuff at the right time."
    43. 43. Mind ‘The Dip’
    44. 44. Make Your Dips Count Found my Forte! Best of the Best
    45. 45. Exercise: Mind The Dip How big is the Dip? What’s going to suck? Do I CARE enough to power through it?
    46. 46. Review: The Dream Job Strategy WHY Pick Pitch &Yourself HOW WHAT Propose Find your Forte
    47. 47. edwin.jansen@ianmartin.com My Offers Email me for the survey & Find your Forte Guide I will actively assist people who PROPOSE it Anyone who tries without success – I’ll HELP
    48. 48. Where to Catch MeTwitter@EdwinJnsnBlogwww.mouvment.comEmailEdwin.Jansen@ianmartin.com

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