Be a Career Super-Hero
(and don’t mess it up!)
1. Make Meaning
(not money)
Hand on Heart
2. Think Strengths
(not weaknesses)
Weakness

        T
  Strength T
your “remarkable”




          F
Passion   Strength
3. It’s not about YOU!
(if your skills don’t help anyone; they’re useless)
Your Mission
Make a difference
Make a difference
(for others)
4. Persistence
(trumps talent - each time)
5. Polarise People
(you can’t make everyone happy)
“
Just don’t try to appeal to all
people, or you’ll end up a
mile wide and an inch deep,
mediocre to everyone.

          ...
6. Ignore Bozos
(take criticism in your stride)
Find your believers
7. Excellent Mistakes
(think big - take a chance)
“
All of old. Nothing else ever.
Ever tried. Ever failed.
No matter. Try again.
Fail again. Fail better.

                ...
“   If you're not prepared to be
    wrong, you'll never come up
    with anything original.

                          ”
...
8. Have Fun!
(make it sustainable)
Enjoy what you do?
Make your own way
1. Make Meaning
2. Think Strengths
3. Be Persistent
4. It’s not about YOU
5. Polarise People
6. Ignore Bozos
7. Excellent ...
Career Advice Pecha Kucha for TWU Grads
Career Advice Pecha Kucha for TWU Grads
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Career Advice Pecha Kucha for TWU Grads

  1. 1. Be a Career Super-Hero (and don’t mess it up!)
  2. 2. 1. Make Meaning (not money)
  3. 3. Hand on Heart
  4. 4. 2. Think Strengths (not weaknesses)
  5. 5. Weakness T Strength T
  6. 6. your “remarkable” F Passion Strength
  7. 7. 3. It’s not about YOU! (if your skills don’t help anyone; they’re useless)
  8. 8. Your Mission
  9. 9. Make a difference
  10. 10. Make a difference (for others)
  11. 11. 4. Persistence (trumps talent - each time)
  12. 12. 5. Polarise People (you can’t make everyone happy)
  13. 13. “ Just don’t try to appeal to all people, or you’ll end up a mile wide and an inch deep, mediocre to everyone. ” - Guy Kawasaki
  14. 14. 6. Ignore Bozos (take criticism in your stride)
  15. 15. Find your believers
  16. 16. 7. Excellent Mistakes (think big - take a chance)
  17. 17. “ All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ” - Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho
  18. 18. “ If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. ” - Sir Ken Robinson
  19. 19. 8. Have Fun! (make it sustainable)
  20. 20. Enjoy what you do?
  21. 21. Make your own way
  22. 22. 1. Make Meaning 2. Think Strengths 3. Be Persistent 4. It’s not about YOU 5. Polarise People 6. Ignore Bozos 7. Excellent Mistakes 8. Have Fun!

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