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Cordell M. Parvin

http://www.cordellparvin.com
What is the Secret to a
Productive and
Satisfying Career?
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3
The Doors Light My Fire
5
Fulfilling Life
AVOID
The Secret
Career Success
6
Secret 1
7
Attitude
“The pessimist sees
difficulty in every
opportunity. The
optimist sees the
opportunity in every
difficulty.”
Ho...
8
More Successful
How You See Things
!
Yes, but
!
Sure, how
Less Successful
9
More Successful
How You See Things
My
problem is
My
opportunity
is
Less Successful
10
More Successful
How You See Things
!
I need to
!
I want to
Less Successful
11
More Successful
How You See Things
I am not willing
to be successful
if it means . . .
I can be
successful
and . . .
Le...
12
More Successful
How You See Things
I will try my
best to . . .
I will
achieve
Less Successful
13
More Successful
How You See Things
I want goals
to be
realistic I want my
goals to
challenge
me
Less Successful
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Secret 2
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Take Responsibility
You Are the Architect
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Take Responsibility
How You Plan to Get There
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Execute Your Plan and Stay on Track
Take Responsibility
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Secret 3
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-Napoleon Hill
“There is one quality
which one must
possess to win, and
that is definiteness of
purpose, the
knowledge ...
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Intrinsic Motivators
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Purpose
Vision
Core Values
Roles
Goals
2015 PLAN
90-Day Plan
Weekly
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Foley & Lardner LLP
30th Anniversary Ireland Trip
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Purpose
24
As was once asked of Albert Einstein:
“If you could ask God one question,
what would it be?” He first replied
that he w...
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NeedPassion
Talent
Major
Definite
Purpose
Major Definite Purpose
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!
Your Major Definite Purpose
What is your Major Definite Purpose?
Why important?
Major Definite Purpose
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Secret 4
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Vision
Purpose
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I believe that this nation
should commit itself to
achieving the goal, before
this decade is out, of
landing a man on t...
30
Clear Vision of What You Want
Career Personal
Life
31
Secret of Life
32
The One Thing
33
In 1978 I decided I
wanted to be the
preeminent and most
Innovative
transportation
construction lawyer in
the United St...
34
!
Your Career Vision
What is your career vision?
Clear Vision of What You Want
What are you doing now to achieve what y...
35
Secret 5
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Vision
Purpose
Vision
Core Values
37
You don’t create, you discover
and gain deep understanding
Core Values
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Core Values
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!
Your Core Values
What are your core values?
Core Values
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Secret 6
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Vision
Purpose
Core Values
Roles
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Roles
43
Characteristics
In the Zone
Roles
44
!
Your Roles
What are your personal and professional roles?
(i.e. husband/wife; father/mother; son/daughter; fit and he...
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Secret 7
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Vision
Purpose
Core Values
Roles
Goals
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Setting Goals
Why Important?
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!
What Are Your Goals?
Goals
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Rank Your Goals
1
2 3
4
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Rank Your Goals
1
2
3
4
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Goals
Obstacles
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Goals
Who Can Help?
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!
Activity to Achieve Goal?
Goals
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Secret 8
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Vision
Purpose
Core Values
Roles
Goals
2015 Plan
Think Optimistically and Plan Purposely
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Plan
Steve Jobs Founder/CEO Apple, Inc.
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Why Have a Plan?
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Most people aim at
nothing in life and
hit it with amazing
accuracy.
Jim Cathcart
Plan
61
Most Important Resources
Energy Time
Plan
62
Plan
Prioritization Matrix
High Return / Low Investment!
!
!
Do first and do often
High Return / High Investment!
!
!
Break down...
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Vision
Purpose
Core Values
Roles
Goals
2015 Plan
90-Day Plan
65
Plan
90-day Goals/Actions
66
Next Week’s Actions Item for Each Goal
Plan
67
Vision
Purpose
Core Values
Roles
Goals
2015 Plan
Weekly
90-Day Plan
68
Do Something Every Day
Plan
69
Plan Each Week
What? How Long? When?
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Plan Each Week
if X
then Y
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Secret 9
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Partner for Accountability
Staying Motivated
73
Getting Better
What do you want to do during the rest of
2014 and 2015 to become more
successful?
What do you want to d...
74
Success and satisfaction does not come from focusing
on success, happiness or money. Instead it comes
from focusing on ...
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Cordell M. Parvin

http://www.cordellparvin.com
What is the Secret to a
Productive and
Satisfying Career?
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What is the Secret to Productive and Satisfying Career in Law

  1. 1. 1 Cordell M. Parvin
 http://www.cordellparvin.com What is the Secret to a Productive and Satisfying Career?
  2. 2. 2
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. The Doors Light My Fire
  5. 5. 5 Fulfilling Life AVOID The Secret Career Success
  6. 6. 6 Secret 1
  7. 7. 7 Attitude “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” How You See Things
  8. 8. 8 More Successful How You See Things ! Yes, but ! Sure, how Less Successful
  9. 9. 9 More Successful How You See Things My problem is My opportunity is Less Successful
  10. 10. 10 More Successful How You See Things ! I need to ! I want to Less Successful
  11. 11. 11 More Successful How You See Things I am not willing to be successful if it means . . . I can be successful and . . . Less Successful
  12. 12. 12 More Successful How You See Things I will try my best to . . . I will achieve Less Successful
  13. 13. 13 More Successful How You See Things I want goals to be realistic I want my goals to challenge me Less Successful
  14. 14. 14 Secret 2
  15. 15. 15 Take Responsibility You Are the Architect
  16. 16. 16 Take Responsibility How You Plan to Get There
  17. 17. 17 Execute Your Plan and Stay on Track Take Responsibility
  18. 18. 18 Secret 3
  19. 19. 19 -Napoleon Hill “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Definite Purpose
  20. 20. 20 Intrinsic Motivators
  21. 21. 21 Purpose Vision Core Values Roles Goals 2015 PLAN 90-Day Plan Weekly
  22. 22. 22 Foley & Lardner LLP 30th Anniversary Ireland Trip
  23. 23. 23 Purpose
  24. 24. 24 As was once asked of Albert Einstein: “If you could ask God one question, what would it be?” He first replied that he would ask God how the universe began. After reflection he said he would ask God why the universe began, because then he would know the meaning of his own life.
  25. 25. 25 NeedPassion Talent Major Definite Purpose Major Definite Purpose
  26. 26. 26 ! Your Major Definite Purpose What is your Major Definite Purpose? Why important? Major Definite Purpose
  27. 27. 27 Secret 4
  28. 28. 28 Vision Purpose
  29. 29. 29 I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.
  30. 30. 30 Clear Vision of What You Want Career Personal Life
  31. 31. 31 Secret of Life
  32. 32. 32 The One Thing
  33. 33. 33 In 1978 I decided I wanted to be the preeminent and most Innovative transportation construction lawyer in the United States. Clear Vision of What You Want
  34. 34. 34 ! Your Career Vision What is your career vision? Clear Vision of What You Want What are you doing now to achieve what you want? Where do you want to be in five years?
  35. 35. 35 Secret 5
  36. 36. 36 Vision Purpose Vision Core Values
  37. 37. 37 You don’t create, you discover and gain deep understanding Core Values
  38. 38. 38 Core Values
  39. 39. 39 ! Your Core Values What are your core values? Core Values
  40. 40. 40 Secret 6
  41. 41. 41 Vision Purpose Core Values Roles
  42. 42. 42 Roles
  43. 43. 43 Characteristics In the Zone Roles
  44. 44. 44 ! Your Roles What are your personal and professional roles? (i.e. husband/wife; father/mother; son/daughter; fit and healthy person; productive legal assistant) Roles
  45. 45. 45 Secret 7
  46. 46. 46 Vision Purpose Core Values Roles Goals
  47. 47. 47 Setting Goals Why Important?
  48. 48. 48
  49. 49. 49
  50. 50. 50 ! What Are Your Goals? Goals
  51. 51. 51 Rank Your Goals 1 2 3 4
  52. 52. 52 Rank Your Goals 1 2 3 4
  53. 53. 53 Goals Obstacles
  54. 54. 54 Goals Who Can Help?
  55. 55. 55 ! Activity to Achieve Goal? Goals
  56. 56. 56 Secret 8
  57. 57. 57 Vision Purpose Core Values Roles Goals 2015 Plan
  58. 58. Think Optimistically and Plan Purposely 58 Plan Steve Jobs Founder/CEO Apple, Inc.
  59. 59. 59 Why Have a Plan?
  60. 60. 60 Most people aim at nothing in life and hit it with amazing accuracy. Jim Cathcart Plan
  61. 61. 61 Most Important Resources Energy Time Plan
  62. 62. 62 Plan
  63. 63. Prioritization Matrix High Return / Low Investment! ! ! Do first and do often High Return / High Investment! ! ! Break down into smaller pieces Low Return / Low Investment! ! Do when you have time Low Return / High Investment! ! Say NO graciously!
  64. 64. 64 Vision Purpose Core Values Roles Goals 2015 Plan 90-Day Plan
  65. 65. 65 Plan 90-day Goals/Actions
  66. 66. 66 Next Week’s Actions Item for Each Goal Plan
  67. 67. 67 Vision Purpose Core Values Roles Goals 2015 Plan Weekly 90-Day Plan
  68. 68. 68 Do Something Every Day Plan
  69. 69. 69 Plan Each Week What? How Long? When?
  70. 70. 70 Plan Each Week if X then Y
  71. 71. 71 Secret 9
  72. 72. 72 Partner for Accountability Staying Motivated
  73. 73. 73 Getting Better What do you want to do during the rest of 2014 and 2015 to become more successful? What do you want to do during the rest of 2014 and 2015 to have a more fulfilling life?
  74. 74. 74 Success and satisfaction does not come from focusing on success, happiness or money. Instead it comes from focusing on your passion, developing your talent and identifying the needs and wants of those you want to serve. - Cordell M. Parvin
  75. 75. 75 Cordell M. Parvin
 http://www.cordellparvin.com What is the Secret to a Productive and Satisfying Career?

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