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  1. 1. Looking At Yourself From The Inside Out Craig Nathanson- 2008
  2. 2. The first steps can be challenging <ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Vocational Passion Model © C.Nathanson (2003) <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect vocational day </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all together </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose cont. <ul><li>Do you think having a purpose in life is important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How could this relate to one’s vocation and behavior? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose <ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of my life is? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My life is like ? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Prize <ul><li>It’s critical to identify what’s most important to you in life </li></ul><ul><li>It’s as critical to know what you would have to do to follow or not follow each day what’s most important to you </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritizing your top 3-5 elements which you prize most can be helpful </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prize cont. <ul><li>What do you prize the most? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s most important to you? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I know I am following what’s most important when I …….. </li></ul><ul><li>I know I am not following what’s most important when I………. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perspective <ul><li>Many people have views about us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we should do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who we should be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where we need improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s more important is the perspective we have about ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>It’ equally important to give thought to how we view those we encounter each day and the world around us </li></ul>
  9. 9. Perspective cont. <ul><li>What is your perspective of you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The way I feel about myself is….. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The way I can change how I feel about myself is </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is your perspective of the world and those around you? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Perspective cont. <ul><li>My perspective of those I encounter each day is……. </li></ul><ul><li>My perspective of the world around me is… </li></ul><ul><li>If my perspectives aren’t useful to me, I can change them by….. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Possibilities <ul><li>There are lots of possibilities in the world for each of us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health etc….. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s important is how we decide to focus our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how you are going to think about it before you think about it </li></ul><ul><li>Your mind doesn’t know the difference between what’s real or imagined </li></ul><ul><li>First, you have to think that something you want is possible </li></ul>
  12. 12. Possibilities cont. <ul><li>The following is possible for me: </li></ul><ul><li>The following strategies will help me reach what’s possible for me; </li></ul>
  13. 13. Place <ul><li>Having an internal vision of what we believe our place (role) in the world is can be an important recognition </li></ul><ul><li>For example, some roles just seem more natural to us then others </li></ul>
  14. 14. Place cont. <ul><li>In my heart, I believe my vocational role in the world would be to …… </li></ul><ul><li>I know this because…… </li></ul><ul><li>When I was a child, I wanted to be a _______ when I grew up </li></ul><ul><li>As an adult, when I grow up, I want to become a ______ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Passion <ul><li>Webster's definition ‘’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion is defined as distinguished from reason. It can be an intense, driving or overmastering feeling or conviction. Passion can be a strong liking or desire or devotion to some activity which one has a deep interest. With passion, one has strong intense emotion which also brings compelling action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion is enthusiasm applied to an activity which is lively and exciting. Passion is about an energetic and unflagging pursuit or aim or devotion to a cause which is important to one. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Passion cont. <ul><li>Important to identify for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Important to find vocational patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Important to not let negativity defeat creativity! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Passion cont. <ul><li>I am passionate about the following things in my life; </li></ul><ul><li>The vocational patterns I see are; </li></ul>
  18. 18. Perfect vocational day <ul><li>If you can’t dream it, you can’t move towards it </li></ul><ul><li>Important to use all your modalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sight, touch, smell, taste, hear </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can be the artist for your life but first you must decide what you will paint </li></ul>
  19. 19. Perfect vocational day <ul><li>My perfect vocational day would be (describe it in detail) </li></ul><ul><li>The vocational patterns in this perfect day are ; </li></ul>
  20. 20. Present <ul><li>First go into the future </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the past </li></ul><ul><li>Gather lots of perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the why and the how will come </li></ul>
  21. 21. Present cont. <ul><li>The actions to close the gap are; </li></ul><ul><li>Closing the gap is important to me because; </li></ul><ul><li>Look at many perspectives (Present, Past and Future); </li></ul><ul><li>The following people would be impacted as follows; </li></ul><ul><li>I can minimize the impact by….. </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching this perfect vocational day will make my life different by…… </li></ul>
  22. 22. Present Cont. <ul><li>I’ll know I am making progress by; </li></ul><ul><li>The other reasons to getting to my perfect vocational are; </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to my perfect vocational day will get me to a more important goal which is; </li></ul><ul><li>The following might hamper my efforts along the way; </li></ul><ul><li>I will get through these obstacles by; </li></ul>
  23. 23. Present cont. <ul><li>The sacrifices I will make are; </li></ul><ul><li>I have discussed my perfect vocational day with; </li></ul><ul><li>I will celebrate my progress by; </li></ul>
  24. 24. Present cont. <ul><li>Money Hurdles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of money, Plenty of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of money, little time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little money, little time (< six months cash flow) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Money, No time (< 3 months) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Putting it all together <ul><li>Give yourself permission </li></ul>
  26. 26. Putting it all together cont. <ul><li>Build the right support network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Interested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Supportive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Believers </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Putting it all together <ul><li>Define and write it down </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about it with others </li></ul><ul><li>Built it into your daily routine </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a priority each day </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate any progress </li></ul><ul><li>Have a quiet confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun and enjoy the process </li></ul><ul><li>Give yourself Permission to take action! </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize a defining moment! </li></ul>