Series D – Finance the Life You Want
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 Applying for Work:
When I fail to get a job or a call back it’s hard for me to spring back.
- treat each application or interview as a rehearsal for the one the follows.
- 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.
- keep developing skills while I am job shopping.
- 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.