How to Become Awesome

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May 25th, 2011

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How to Become Awesome

  1. 1. How to be Awesome<br />Terry Beech <br />CEO – HiretheWorld.com<br />May 25th, 2010<br />@terrybeech<br />
  2. 2. Rule #1 Undersell and Over Perform<br />@terrybeech<br />
  3. 3. How to be Awesome<br />Reasonably Adequate<br />Terry Beech <br />CEO – HiretheWorld.com<br />May 25th, 2010<br />@terrybeech<br />
  4. 4. The Path to Awesome<br />Awesome<br />Exceptional<br />Good<br />Average<br />http://friendjamin.blogspot.com/2008/07/dip-how-to-deal-with-set-backs.html<br />http://sethgodin.typepad.com/the_dip/<br />
  5. 5. Awesomeness is a Paradox<br />http://soshable.com/the-twitter-paradox-why-it-will-likely-fail-sooner-or-later/<br />
  6. 6. Awesomeness is a Paradox<br />I’m Awesome!<br />Awesomeness Takes:<br />Hubris<br />Humility<br />Help!<br />http://www.projecthitchhiker.com/personal-development/the-dip-why-quitting-is-good-for-you/<br />
  7. 7. Awesome Example #1<br />Hubris<br />Awesomeness<br />(The “Newspaper” View of the World)<br />
  8. 8. Awesome Example #1<br /><ul><li>I didn’t have any experience
  9. 9. I didn’t have any money
  10. 10. I was too young
  11. 11. Nobody knew me
  12. 12. I never ran a campaign before
  13. 13. At first no one took me seriously…
  14. 14. Read 20 Years worth of newspapers
  15. 15. Hand painted 40 4’X5’ Election signs
  16. 16. I wrote letters to the editor
  17. 17. I walked door to door
  18. 18. I handed out over 30,000 flyers
  19. 19. I did the work
  20. 20. I did what others wouldn’t.</li></ul>(Reality)<br />
  21. 21. Awesomeness Requires Vision<br />AWESOMENESS<br />http://bit.ly/j9qXHF<br />
  22. 22. Awesomeness Requires Vision<br />HiretheWorld is moving millions of traditional jobs online:<br />Global / Online / Anywhere<br />Local / Offline / Office<br />
  23. 23. Awesomeness Requires Vision<br />
  24. 24. Awesomeness Requires Vision<br />Global Leadership<br /><ul><li>1st Place New Ventures BC
  25. 25. Oxford Investment
  26. 26. Users in 150+ Countries
  27. 27. Over 20 FT Staff</li></li></ul><li>Awesomeness is backed by Science<br />Awesomeness<br />(In Training)<br />http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1082430/Marshmallow-test--resisting-sweet-lead-better-life.html<br />http://www.ted.com/talks/joachim_de_posada_says_don_t_eat_the_marshmallow_yet.html<br />
  28. 28. 5 Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  29. 29. #1 Happiness is Awesome<br />Being great takes 10,000 Hours<br />The Dip already sucks enough<br />Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  30. 30. #2 Ignoring Hype is Awesome<br />a) Genius is incredibly rare<br />b) People like Pedestals, but they are just an excuse <br />c) Don’t take yourself too seriously (Rule #6)<br />Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  31. 31. #3 Ownership is Awesome<br />Take Responsibility… for EVERYTHING<br />Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  32. 32. #4 Teamwork is Awesome<br />Being awesome is easier with other awesome people.<br />Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  33. 33. #5 Failure is Awesome<br />Awesome Tips to Survive the Dip<br />
  34. 34. Thank you… You’re Awesome.<br />Presentation Available at:<br />@terrybeech<br />Hiretheworld.com/blog<br />

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