Skillful Thoughts

Series D – Finance the Life You Want

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Underlined thoughts diminish you – Thoughts with dots empower you

D-1 • Choosing a Career Path

I don’t know where to start.

  • At the best magazine source I will pull out the three magazines that interest me most.

  • A business related to a field in one of them is where I would probably be the happiest.

  • I will start preparing myself for work in the field I like best or that will be the easiest to get started in.

  • While there I will learn what I can tol prepare me to the work I would like to do next.

D-2 • Finding the Most Satisfying Work

I’ll take any kind of work I can get.

  • That approach will get me the lowest paying job in the company. It puts my application on the heap with all the others who don’t know what they want.

  • I’m going after the best job I can get.

  • I’ll talk to some employees, customers and competitors to see how this industry is organized, where this business fits into it, and how they do business.

  • What I really hope is to be able to help your company do _________ and do it as quick as possible.

  • Ask “What kind of classes can I take to get more proficient in the work I will be doing or would like to do for your company eventually?

  • Can I find part time work or give my time to your company while I prepare for the type of work I want best.

  • What is the best sequence of jobs I can have to get into the company or industry I want most.

  • As early as possible figure out how high I’d have move up in this company to be able to live like I want to live.

D-3 • Marketing Yourself

I have no way to make myself look different that all the other applicants.

  • The most persuasive argument for choosing me is my knowledge of the company and how my skills can benefit them.

  • A sales job on straight commission is better than no job, and for the right companies sales jobs can earn you a lot more than salaried employees.

D-4 • Appling for Work

When I fail to get a job or a call back it’s hard for me to spring back.

I will:

  1. treat each application or interview as a rehearsal for the one the follows.

  2. prepare well for the next interview by learning more about the company’s needs, their position in the market and the job I am applying for

  3. keep developing skills while I am job shopping.

  4. intern (work free) while I am l am looking so I am always learning and appear to be employed

D-5 • Positioning Yourself in the World

I have no way of knowing how to get into the job, company or industry I want.

My best thinking at the moment is:

  • focus being at the right place at the right time or having someone in the company I want, keep an eye out for jobs that may come available.

  • try to get the job where I can learn the most important information for the job that will follow it.

  • seek growth companies in growth industries or startups.

  • seek smaller companies with upside potential.

  • work cheaper and or longer to get the experience you need.

I can’t distinguish my application from the rest; there are always so many.

  • If they believe that the work they would have you do is vitally interesting to you and your career objectives; your enthusiasm could move you ahead of a more qualified candidate that lacked your communication skills.

  • Since I am young learning is more important to me than earning.

  • I will try to work in the department of a company where the most growth is taking place.

  • I will try to work with the people who are the closest to producing the growth.

  • I will work with smaller companies where the jobs are not already defined.

  • I will try to work where I can see who the leading companies are in the industry so I can move to the one with the greatest potential.


D-6 • Crafting Abundance

I have to be able to pay my bills before I can think abundance.

  • I can always be accumulating abundance in knowledge, experience, personality, empathy, effort, energy, imagination etc.

  • By planning for it now I will accumulate more and deploy it better to produce more security and opportunities in the future.

D-7 • Risk & Persistence

Taking risks in investments or changing jobs is too scary for me.

  • My risks will go down as my knowledge of the subject and the work required goes up.

Being cautious is so tedious I can’t bring myself to do much of it.

  • The risks for taking significant chances are usually understated and the rewards exaggerated. If I don’t check them out thoroughly they will have high risks and smaller rewards.

  • Recovering from failures is always more tedious than doing your homework would have been.

Series D – Finance the Life You Want