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Redundant, seeking a career change or wish to find greater meaning to work? …

Redundant, seeking a career change or wish to find greater meaning to work?

There is only one way to secure your future and that is to find your Life's Work.

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  • 1. 1 Leaders Café 2020 Presents Securing Your Future: The art of finding people who love what you do Flickr Image: LuvataciousSkull www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 2. Redundant, seeking career change or 2 searching for greater meaning to work They present a chance for you to do what you love …. …. and to find www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 3. 3 To realise the opportunities To find You must ask yourself …. www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 4. 4 Discovering your life’s work © Ian Berry 2009, “Discovering your Life’s Work” www.ianberry.au.com +61 (0) 418807898 What can I do? What am I willing to do? What do I love to do? What kind of people will love what I do? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 5. 5 Discovering your life’s work What do I know? What are my key skills? What is my real expertise? How do I practice what I know? © Ian Berry 2009, “Discovering your Life’s Work” www.ianberry.au.com +61 (0) 418807898 www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 6. 6 Discovering your life’s work Philippe Petit - Man On Wire (2008 Documentary Film) Winner of the Grand Jury Prize: 2008 Sundance Film Festival Will Do! What is my attitude to living? What am I really committed to? How can I be more disciplined in taking action? How am I different from others who do what I do? © Ian Berry 2009, “Discovering your Life’s Work” www.ianberry.au.com +61 (0) 418807898 www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 7. 7 Discovering your life’s work My joy is? My art is? My purpose is? Love to Do! My Passion is? © Ian Berry 2009, “Discovering your Life’s Work” www.ianberry.au.com +61 (0) 418807898 www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 8. 8 Discovering your life’s work People who love what I do! How do I … serve others? solve people’s problems? help people achieve what is important to them? offer solutions to people’s challenges? © Ian Berry 2009, “Discovering your Life’s Work” www.ianberry.au.com +61 (0) 418807898 www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 9. 9 Let’s look at CV facts Flickr Image: somegeekintn’s www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 10. 10 CV Facts Job agencies go through 1,500 CVs per week on Flickr Image: bourgeoisbee average www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 11. 11 CV Facts 73% of CVs B NNED For being Vague www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 12. 12 CV Facts not relevant not relevant not relevant not relevant 96% not not not relevant relevant relevant for the job CVs not not not relevant relevant relevant not relevant not relevant not relevant www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 13. 13 CV Facts 60% of applicants don’t get a call back Just ring !! Flickr Image: meddygarnet www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 14. 14 CV Facts “Great. You’ve got a job as our CV database “ oh…… and I can administrator” pull apart 25 CVs in an hour.” www.nataliedee.com www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 15. 15 CV Facts “WOW! You’ll get a bonus for reaching “ … and I only make that kind of 20% data entry target.” errors.” www.nataliedee.com www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 16. 16 CV Facts “No sweat, we’ve “ … I’ve got got 120 people problems keeping chasing after one the database up I.T. job anyway to date!” www.nataliedee.com www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 17. 17 CV Facts - the simple truth Your CV must be on top of Flickr Image: bourgeoisbee their pile www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 18. 18 CV Facts - the simple truth What does your CV say about Flickr Image: bourgeoisbee you? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 19. 19 CV Facts - the simple truth The truth is out there … Content Content Anyone know the URL? Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content ContentContent Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content Content C Content Content o Content Content n Content Content te Content Content Content Content n Content Content t Content Content Content Content www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 20. 20 Your CV is a story about YOU! What’s your story? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 21. 21 What’s your story? Are you a ‘can do’ only? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 22. 22 What’s your story? Are you a ‘will do’ only? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 23. 23 What’s your story? Are you a ‘love to do’ only? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 24. 24 What’s your story? Are you doing what you love, in the service of people who love what you do? Steven Farber - ‘The radical leap’ www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 25. 25 Securing your future The best way to secure your future …… …….is to find your Life’s Work www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 26. 26 Securing your future What must you do to stand out and get noticed? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 27. 27 People love stories What’s your story? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 28. 28 People love stories www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 29. 29 People love stories www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 30. 30 People love stories What makes a good Robert McKee story? It's not what you think—the beginning-to-end tale about how results meet expectations is boring and banal, McKee says. Avoid this. Instead, it's better to illustrate the "struggle between expectation and reality in all its nastiness." www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 31. 31 People love stories What makes a good Robert McKee story? So, what's wrong with painting a positive picture? McKee says that spin and a glossy, rosy picture actually works against you because everyone knows it can't be exactly true. www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 32. 32 People love stories What makes a good Robert McKee story? What makes life interesting is "the dark side" and the struggle to overcome the negatives, struggling against the negative powers is what forces us to live more deeply, says McKee. www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 33. 33 People love stories What makes a good Robert McKee story? Overcoming the negative powers is interesting, engaging, and memorable. Stories like this are more convincing. www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 34. 34 Will you change to get the best for you? Still just want your old job or any job? Then, you can stop the slideshow here. But if you ………. Want Then see the rest of the slides www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 35. 35 Will you change to get the best for you? What you need to overcoming It won’t fly! It’s too ambitious I’m not equipped I’m not sure those around me would like it It’s impossible for the job I can’t take the It’s hopeless chance It’s too complicated That’s not my responsibility It will take too long It can’t be done! What’s in it for me? I’ve never done I’ve always done it this way that before I’m all for it, but … There’s not It’s too radical enough time I need more time www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 36. 36 Of course - change is hard CONFUSED DIRECTION Where 2 now! Irrational Options ChaoTic T a k e s I know what I l o n g don’t want. time, can be three I don’t know years what I want? Unpleasant www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 37. 37 It’s about seeing a different perspective Choose to be different A new look at your career www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 38. 38 Life lessons on the ice rink … remember www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 39. 39 Knowing your intention is key “If you don't know where you are going …… any road will get you there.” Lewis Carroll www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 40. 40 Your intention dictates your actions Incmnoskndspcls scoyIntentionknz dwuricoiwsncops kfeelingokcnsilw Change ionclsokwnclsowi this ? orncothoughtkls Start pamvnoopwcliwy with behaviourslowus this www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 41. 41 Courage to act is key www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 42. 42 Tenacity to keep going is key www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 43. 43 Your Life’s Work Do you Job have the satisfaction Others Can courage love what Do Duty to act? I do ALIGNMENT! Work is indistinguishable Wishful Survival from play Do you have the Hobby tenacity Love Will Perceived to keep To Do Do value to going? others? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 44. 44 Alignment doesn’t pay the bills Now that you have alignment, how will you reach those who will love what you do? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 45. 45 Reaching people who love what you do How do you reach more people? www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 46. 46 Reaching people who love what you do networking networking networking networking networking notworking networking networking notworking networking networking networking networking networking networking notworking networking networking www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 47. 47 Reaching people who love what you do www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 48. 48 Finding others who love what you do Begins with you! …. and your attitude to • Purpose • Passion • Hope • Curiosity • Growing yourself • Courage • Tenacity Flickr Image: somegeekintn’s www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 49. 49 Finding others who love what you do Content of the workshop • Purpose • Passion • Hope • Curiosity • Growing yourself • Courage • Tenacity • Reaching others • Attention grabbing CV www.leaderscafe.co.uk
  • 50. 50 For further details Question Questions? Want to know more? www.leaderscafe.co.uk

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