Words of Wisdom from Deepak Chopra

February 25, 2011

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Deepak Chorpa and asked him for a few words of wisdom that he could share with Job Seekers or anyone looking for a way to reinvent themselves in the current economy.

He was very generous with his words and here is what he had to say!

Interview with Deepak Chopra and Ron Nash:

My thoughts:
Many people may say it’s easy for Deepak to give such advice because he’s already successful. Yes he is very successful and has been for a long time, however, Deepak has had to build his own road to walk on. No one gave him his fame and fortune, he had to build his road stone by stone.

Thus his wisdom is solid and his words powerful. If you take them to heart and apply them you will find the gift that he is giving. Gotham Chopra, his son, wrote a book entitled, “Walking Wisdom”, which I highly encourage you to read. The book gives some amazing insight into world of the Chorpa family as Deepak was building his road. You can find Walking Wisdom on amazon.com or at any bookstore.

If you are interested in living your life based on your dreams and passion and dare to challenge yourself – you can! It is the same road that I travel and the same message that I teach in my coaching. After all, we only have so many heartbeats in our hearts – why not use them to fuel your dreams….


May you live the life that you dream, on earth as it is in heaven…

Ron Nash
Founder
www.DreamJobUniversity.com (formerly TheFriendZone.Tv)


How Tony Robbins Sets Goals – Final Review

February 19, 2011

As the late Michael Jackson said, “This is it”, which was a prophetic statement in many ways! That being said, this is it. This is the review of the goal setting seminar. I hope you enjoyed the content, but  more importantly, I hope you are applying it!

My friend Gene is an expert in his field and currently works as a consultant with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes. Gene teaches individuals how to use the art of persuasion as a sales tool. What does that mean? Every business deal, including “Job Interviewing” is a sales situation, an opportunity to sale yourself. Many of us don’t like to refer to  ourselves as  sales people, but we are!

If you know anything about children, they are some of the best sales people ever! They are relentless and won’t take no for an answer.

Now – let’s review the top distinctions from the past 6 weeks that Gene gave us:

1. Know what you want – decide where you want to go.

o   95% of Americans don’t have written goals.

o   Without aim we drift

o    Reticular Activation System (RAS), part of brain that help convert images to reality.

2. Make sure you’re why is strong enough!

o   When we ask ourselves the right questions, we come up with the best “Why’s”. Why I should have my dream job. Why I need to find a job that I am passionate about? Why I need t o be fulfilled in my career?

3. Take Action – Action is the key!

o   The law of attraction is an amazing thing – it got a lot of attention in the early 2000’s.

o   The biggest thing many people didn’t do was “TAKE ACTION”. It’s one thing to imagine what you want, however, there are physical laws in our universe that require action.

o   Action equals motion, motion equals results!

4. People are rewarded in public for the things they practice the most in private.

o   The best in the world do the hard things behind the scenes so that when they show up they are on!

o   What are you doing in private for your career or job search?

o   Are you doing the things the unsuccessful people don’t do?

o    Are you doing the necessary work – be on the look out, your success may be wearing overalls!

5. You have to Constantly MEASURE YOUR RESULTS!

o   You must use your Sensory Acuity

o    Step out – Reevaluate your – Make the changes

6. Model the best!

o   Find someone that has achieved the outcome you want to achieve.

o   Buy someone a cup of coffee or lunch and interview them on “How they do what they do”.

o   Successful people apply the right information in the right order.

There you have it! This formula is GUARANTEED to create success if you use it. As Gene said, you MUST put the information to use – you must take ACTION in order for the information to pay dividends.

Here is another amazing testimonial from Michael Jordan:

It’s that simple. Now, I’d like to challenge you to use this information in your life over the next week. Create a plan of action and let me know how you are progressing!

• Please post a note to let me know what you think about the information and how you are using it.
• Join my Dream Job University Group on Linkedin.com
•Also visit my new site and let me know what you think! www.DreamJobUniversity.com
• If you’d like to do any of the programs for free – ask your college to purchase a bulk membership to give its students and alumni. After all, you paid a lot for your education – right!

May you live the life that you dream, on earth as it is in heaven…

Ron Nash
Founder
www.DreamJobUniversity.com (formerly TheFriendZone.Tv)


How Tony Robbins Sets Goals – Part 6

February 13, 2011

Congratulations, you’re doing it! You’re doing what 95% of American’s don’t do. You’ve taken the time to dream, plan and execute your vision for your life. Now I have to tell you, I’ve always been a dreamer, but when I discovered that dreaming + passion + work = realization of your dreams. It’s that simple, but yet that hard for many.

As I quoted my brother saying, “Success if often times dressed in overalls and looks like work”.

This is the one thing that scares the multitudes away. Somehow, many of us want the easy route to wealth, riches, health and happiness.

Got news for you – there ain’t no sucha thing… As my mom has always said, anything worth having is worth working for. If you get something to easy, you don’t have the same appreciation for it.
So in this pursuit of your dreams, find a way to embrace the challenge, for the reward is even greater than the challenge!

Let’s Review Part 5 – Gene gave us a specific distinction:

• Change your approach!
o Success is the result of good judgment
o Good judgment is the result of experience
o Experience is the result of bad judgment
• Don’t look at the things that didn’t work as a failure – look at them as learning experiences!
• Reframe – Ask yourself, “What is the lesson in this experience that I need to learn”.
o This reframe will change your life my friends!
o Some of the most successful people in the world fail their way to the top!

Ok – it’s now mid February and I’ve had to change my approach on several things so far. I’ve also had to look at goals for the quarter and revise them several times already. Actually, this has allowed me to be more specific in my focus. As long as I accomplish something on the list, I’m moving the ball 10 yards forward. It’s only when I stop and ponder, without motion that I don’t move the ball forward.

Here is one of the greatest examples of someone who has failed their way to the top:

Again, let’s use the KISS technique – Keep It Simple Successfully.

Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton Part 6:

• Please post a note to let me know what you think about the information and how you are using it.
• Join my Dream Job University Group on Linkedin.com
•Also visit my new site and let me know what you think! www.DreamJobUniversity.com
• If you’d like to do any of the programs for free – ask your college to purchase a bulk membership to give its students and alumni. After all, you paid a lot for your education – right!

May you live the life that you dream, on earth as it is in heaven…

Ron Nash
Founder
www.DreamJobUniversity.com (formerly TheFriendZone.Tv)


How Tony Robbins Sets Goals – Goal Setting 2011!

January 10, 2011

Greetings and welcome to my blog! If you’ve followed me over the past few years, you’ll know that I love learning and sharing. In fact, 3 years ago I decided to write a book entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Job even in A Recession” (on amazon.com) and create a video based coaching website called “The Friend Zone.tv. Contrary to many of my friends who advised me not to use the name, I had to. I march to my own beat in life.

However, last year I had another epiphany, I re-branded my efforts in a website with a new look, I call www.DreamJobUniversity.com”. It’s here that you’ll find some amazing content, like my new “Leveraging Linkedin” Course – it has over 60 “How to” videos for generating guaranteed success using Linkedin if you are a job seeker. So if you are willing, please take the time to peruse my new site, but most importantly, take action and do whatever you must in order to live the life you dream.

As many of you know, we don’t have tomorrow, we may not even have the rest of today. So the time is now that you MUST do what it takes to embrace your path and live your passions.

The economy is just part of an ebb and flow system, but your dreams are with you always.

That being said, I’m inviting you to follow me for the next few weeks to get the most of this goal setting workshop – My good friend Gene McNaughton (former VP of Sales for Tony Robbins) is teaching this workshop.

This is a six part series that I’ve taken from our “Career Mastery” Course, based on my book, How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession; day 6, The Secret of Goals Setting. There have been studies to prove that people who write their goals, have an accountability process, and are committed, are much more successful than those who don’t. In reality, this isn’t rocket science. We’ll discuss this in more detain over the next few weeks.

This workshop is based on Tony Robbin’s actual goal setting process!

I’ve had the pleasure of studying with some of the most brilliant minds in Neuroscience over the past year and have found that pictures and images are SUPER important in the programming of your brain – Yes, I said programming.

In order to get your body to follow your mind, you must condition it – If you don’t believe me, try doing 100 push ups right now…. You didn’t even try! That’s my point, you’re brain isn’t conditioned to follow your mind, until you’ve conditioned to do so. Try tying picking up a pen from your desk – see how easy that is, you’ve done lots of conditioning for this simple task.

Thus, over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some ideas that will help your goals and dreams become real, but you must follow through – that’s how muscle is built. Instead of 100 push ups at one time – do 10 each day, then increase the amount gradually – it’s not the number that will give you strength, it’s the consistency.

Here’s part 1 of 6 of my goal setting workshop with Gene McNaughton; I’ll post the next part next week. Do exactly what Gene recommends, it’s amazing information and will transform your life if you do the work!!!
Also please feel free to post a comment to the blog!

Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton:


Ron Nash
Founder

www.DreamJobUniversity.com
(formerly TheFriendZone.Tv)


The Bike Ride!

September 5, 2010

Some of you might ask, what the heck does a bike ride have to do with my job search or career transition? My answer is absolutely EVERYTHING!

Here’s the story – I was riding my bike around the city that I live in here in San Diego, and because I live in the hills, what goes down, must come up. In other words, if you ride down the hill, you have to ride back up (this applies to our economy as well; what goes down, will go up – it’s basic physics).

I did this particular trip to help manage some of the anxiety I was beginning to experience, which in my perspective is just energy that needs to be channeled, which ALWAYS works.

I believe that anxiety or stress is just bottled energy that needs redirecting and one way to redirect this energy is to change your physiology, do something that channels the stress (energy). This will help you to regain control of your mental state. Many of you who exercise regularly already know this to be true. For those of who don’t– have you ever seen a depressed athlete???

Back to the story. I was riding up the hill(s) to get back home after a nice 15-mile ride and noticed that whenever I focused on how big the hill was, my stamina would be challenged, I would feel like I didn’t have enough energy. It didn’t take long to realize that if I looked to far into the future (getting up that big, long hill), I would overwhelm my brain.

When I only focused on the road below my front tire and nothing else, I had enough stamina to make it as far as I needed….

Hmmm – do you see why the bike ride is so applicable to our journey in life and in your job search or career transition?

I hope so.

Ron Nash
Founder
Dream Job University.com
“Changing The Paradigm for Job Seekers”


Are You Honoring Yourself?

July 16, 2010

Are you honoring yourself?

I would like to ask you to ponder this very serious question. In this current economy with the challenges that are all around us, are you still honoring yourself? You may ask, what does that mean?

Here’s a story that may help illustrate my point. I had a wonderful conversation with my wife, Michelle the other day about an art workshop that she attended. She and small group of artists have attended this once per year for the past 4 years at a private residence. The interesting thing is that many of the people who attended this year had not seen my wife, Michelle Matisse, in four years since she’d created her first ‘real’ painting.

When my wife Michelle had left our house on the way to the workshop, she was not in a very enthusiastic mood about her painting career. In fact, she was a little down because she has a day job, which she loves, but that is not her passion, this is a common story amongst us artist types!

The funny thing is that over the past four years, she’s been extremely busy and motivated getting her art “business” up and running. Michelle has been painting, teaching workshops, attending workshops around the world, posting lots of new art on Facebook and her own website (www.yessy.com/sacredspiralart). She’s really been applying herself 110 percent, in addition to having a day job, 2 loving children, with 2 cats (Yin and Yang) and a Yorkie (Buda), and a husband! For those of you who have a life outside of your day job, you’ll definitely appreciate this!

She’s also been in major self re-invention mode, which is the fuel for all of this. But in all that she’s been doing, it’s hard to see one’s own self and self accomplishments. So when she arrived at this workshop, she was greeted as a celebrity – which was completely shocking to her, but the interesting thing is that when you are busy doing the work and promoting yourself, you don’t often see what others see, because you are too busy in the trenches doing the work.

The great thing about this story is that the universe knows exactly what we need when we need it. Needless to say, the amazing reception Michelle experienced helped her to take a few moments to honor herself and the work she has been doing tirelessly over that past many years.

The truth is that the work never stops! There’s never a point when you stop and say to yourself, I have it all…. And if you ever do that, it’s only for a moment, because having it all requires a lot of work!!!
So for those of you who are in the world experience the ebb and flow of life and maybe not feeling as good about yourself due to life’s challenges as you have felt in the past, I share this story with you because my wife’s truth helped me to take a moment to honor myself just by her sharing the gift of her story with me.

May you find healing in these words…

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
http://www.DreamJobUniversity.com

“Changing the Paradigm for Job Seekers”


What’s your Story?

May 28, 2010

Ok, this is going to be short, but sweet! I had a conversation with a good friend of mine recently and the conversation triggered my awareness to something that is LIFE CHANGING IMPORTANT! Often times in life we have two modes; that of feeling good or great, and that of not feeling good (some would call that state feeling bad).

In our conversation, I made a huge distinction and that is, often time when we are feeling good or great it’s because our INTERNAL STORY that we are telling ourselves is a good story. Good feelings emanate, the sun is shining and there’s not a worry in the world.

However, when our INTERNAL STORY is not so good or (bad), we have the tendency to focus on what’s going wrong, how things aren’t working, how we are running out of cash, how bad the job market is, how the world is going to end by 2012…. You get the point.

This is all driven by our INTERNAL DIALOGUE. I go into more detail on this topic and the psychology of why this occurs in my book, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in A Recession”.

Anyway, the morale to this STORY is that I hope you are now aware of the stories you are telling yourself each day – this is the one thing that determines how you feel and WHAT YOU GET OUT OF LIFE EVERYDAY.

Until we meet again.

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
http://www.The Friend Zone.TV
“If you’re not a Friend, you’re just another job seeker”