February 26, 2009

I was featured on Jobing.com check it out! http://ping.fm/LjlRM

February 24, 2009

The Career Zone Radio show is on right now @ http://ping.fm/zkg67 10:30 PST to 11:30 PST a.m.

February 10, 2009

career zone on real coaching radio talking about how to reinvent yourself in a down economy! http://ping.fm/9ozL6

February 10, 2009

The Career Zone is on at 10:30 PST today – topic how to reinvent yourself during a down economy! http://ping.fm/9ozL6

Networking Master Ron Nash hits 5000 LinkedIn connections in 4 months!

February 2, 2009

Friends! I just hit my goal of 5005 direct connections on Linkedin making me one of the most connected people! Take advantage of my network!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist

The Gift of the Rule of 23!

February 2, 2009

The current economy has yielded tough times for many, however, I’d like to share a gift with you that may shed some light!

On February 11th, 2003, my father (Big Ron) passed away at the young age of 66. I was just getting ready to celebrate my 41st birthday. Almost two years later, I had an epiphany that I now refer to as “The Rule of 23.” At that time, my own age was 43, just 23 years from my father’s age when he died. I am absolutely convinced that if my father knew he was going to pass away at the age of 66, he would have taken more risks, traveled more, loved life more—basically lived more passionately, without fear or regret.
I have decided to honor my father by using the event of his passing as a positive gesture; as a real spiritual awakening! I have decided to live, conscious of the fact that I may only have 23 years or less on the planet. This is quite sobering; thus, the child in me who is fearless and fun MUST live!

How do I apply “The Rule of 23” to my everyday behavior? Typically, we live like we have an open-ended contract to life, which is why when someone close to us dies, we are emotionally distraught. We never think about the finite amount of time we really have. We’re often too busy working and carrying out the mundane activities of life.

The idea I focus on everyday is that I only have now and anything is possible. Before the day is over someone on the planet will cease to exist—it could be me, therefore, I have committed to live with passion, love, truth and openness and not be afraid to take chances. I am committed to embracing the precious moments with which life has blessed me—no longer taking life for granted and expecting that it is going to be here when I wake up. So to my father, I dedicate my book and promise to “Live like I was dying.” (Tim McGraw, “Live like you were dying – Curb Records.”)

A) Get a glass jar that you can keep for many years. Put it in a place where you will see it every day. Fill it with 75 jellybeans. Why? The average person now lives for 75 years. Take your current age, then subtract the number of jellybeans out from the container. You should now have a number that is less than 75 (if you have no jellybeans left, consider yourself extremely fortunate!) Every year on your birthday take one jellybean out and eat it. This exercise is designed to raise your awareness of how precious your time really is.

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist

The Pursuit of Happyness and a Dream Job

February 1, 2009


I had the pleasure of watching a movie called “The Pursuit of Happyness”, starring Will Smith recently. Yeah, I know it’s been out for a few years, but I don’t get a chance to watch many movies these days; Ok, I’ve seen all of the recent kid movies! The movie is based on a true story about a salesman named Chris Gardner who is having challenges selling medical equipment that he purchased with all of his family’s savings. His idea was to become self employed and self sufficient enough to take his family to the next level in the American dream.

Well, things didn’t quite work like he imagined. The road to fulfilling his dreams required more than just the idea of a dream; it required stamina, diligence, determination, and the ability to be flexible, which he had. Ultimately his challenges led to a separation from his wife, and his raising Christopher (his son) as a single dad, in and out of homelessness.

We’ve all been in circumstances where we’ve imagined something, like a wedding, buying a home, having a family, or something as simple as eating at a special restaurant that didn’t quite meet our vision of the way we thought it should be, or it was exactly like we imagined or much better that we imagined; Welcome to life and the ability to manifest your imagination!

The good news is that you have the ability to imagine anything and make it happen, as long as you have a clear vision, the commitment, flexibility, and diligence for getting it done. The one thing my mother has always told me is that “The race is not given to the swift, but those who endure it”. This is a mantra that plays in my head over and over; it’s been the one thing that helps me stay focused no my outcome. The real truth is that the things that are worth having are worth fighting for. In our current economy, we will see times unlike any other that we’ve experienced before, therefore having a strategy and belief system that gets you to the other side is imperative, now more than ever!

The Chris Gardner story is that of a man who won because he had the flexibility, stamina, beliefs, drive and courage to endure. If dreams were as easy as imagining and sitting back without doing anything to get them, they wouldn’t have the same impact. The real payoff is in the journey – If Walt and Roy Disney hadn’t imagined and brought Disneyland to fruition through their many EXTREME challenges – there would be no “Happiest Place on Earth”…..

I recommend you see take a little time to watch “The Pursuit of Happyness” and think about the following:
1. What is your compelling vision – the big picture that drives you?
2. When times are challenging, what do you do to keep yourself going?
3. When fears and anxiety are high, what do you do to get your emotions under control?
4. When the storms of life are raging, do you still have faith, or are you like many who only have faith when things are good?
5. What do you need to do to win the race?

Life is a journey filled with ebb and flows – what goes up, must come down. What goes down must go up! Keep your dream job alive and your brain working for you, not against you – The Secret of Understanding Yourself; Chapter 2 of my book.

Here’s a question for you:

1. Do you think it’s possible to find a Dream Job in the current economy? – Yes or No
Text to 73997 and enter key words Dream Job – and then either yes or no. We will send you a coupon code number for $10.00 off redeemable at http://www.TheFreindZone.Tv .

Stay true to your dreams and they will come!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist