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:

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

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

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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”


Which Box Are You In?

May 6, 2010

I just had the pleasure of delivering a tough love coaching session to someone who is in my Dream Job Online Coaching Program. The conversation was triggered by an event that occurred within the last 24 hours. Truth be told is that I had promised for a couple of months that I was going to make an introduction to a friend of mine who is a principal partner for a very busy architectural firm, but hadn’t done it. So in my recent conversation with him I took massive action and created an introductory email that included his resume.

Within 24 hours I had a response from my friend (hiring manager) stating, “While we are very busy, we are being very careful about hiring people at this time, however, I’m always interested in meeting very talented people.” Mind you, this is a multi-national architectural firm.

Now, I was absolutely delighted when I saw the email and expected a very enthusiastic phone call from my candidate. No – nada – nothing! I waited for a day before I made the call to ask if he had seen the email and he replied that he did. I naturally asked why he didn’t call me follow up on the opportunity. He then started to tell me his “STORY”, you know the thing that many of us do by default when we know that we are full of SHITE!

I listened, as I always do. Then I asked him a few questions, but the biggest question was, “Which Box Are You In?” He replied, “What do you mean?”

I told him a story about an amazing friend of mine named Kenrick Chatman, who has a website called The Career Catalyst.

Kenrick actually reaches out to top Authors, CEO’s, or anyone willing to share information that will benefit a job seeker in this economy. His show and blogs are AWESOME!

Kenrick was unemployed for almost one year before accepting an offer from a company recently. He created this show which allowed build relationships with anyone he targeted.

You see, Kenrick is a fearless person who will do anything that he can to position his brilliance as a savvy out-of-the-box solutions provider (which is what Corporate America resonates with – people who solve problems), which is why he is and will always be employed and employable.

I asked my candidate from Kenrick’s example, “Which Box Are You In?” I said, because Kenrick truly doesn’t even acknowledge that there is a box; but most of us live inside of the constraints of a box.

In fact, I challenged him to do the following:

1. Review and list everything you’ve done this month toward your job search
2. List how many networking, webinars, groups you’ve attended
3. Note whether any of the events gave you “Mission Critical Information”
Note – did you put the information to work or did you do like most people and listen with no action
(many people listen to great ideas and do nothing, they are all in the same box!!!)
4. List how many decision makers you were able to connect with as a result of this information
5. Be very honest with yourself – STOP the things that are not producing tangible results – they are just fillers. DO MORE of the things that produce results
6. Spend more time learning to be outside of your box, which is your comfort zone.

In other words stop doing what EVERYONE else is doing, especially if it’s not working. There are many support groups that exist where people are sharing stories of their struggles and other information, which can be useful, but I’m not a fan of “Pity Parties”, this is the time to be different in your approach.

I can tell more of this story, but the moral is very simple. If you are currently finding yourself in a place where you are not getting the results you need in your job search, ask yourself very honestly, “Which Box Am I In”.

Ron Nash
Master Dream Job Strategist
The Friend Zone.TV
“If you’re not a Friend, you’re just another job seeker!”


How to Use Linkedin to Find Your Dream Job

April 28, 2010

Ok, if you were on my call on Monday, you’ll know that I cover some of these points! Actually, I didn’t have enough time to cover lots of them so I thought I’d blog about them to give you a little more information.  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you might have!

  1. Let’s Start with a Perfect Profile
  • Elements of a complete profile
    • Upload a picture: Make this a professional headshot – nothing inappropriate! Nothing Blurry or Weird – No Artistic Statement for us artists
    • Summary: When writing the summary it might be useful for you to keep in mind the following: If someone were introducing you to another person, what would you want this person to know about you and why?
    • Descriptions about past jobs: This will help viewers understand where you come from in more depth than your summary will.
      • Treat this as your online CV – the easiest way to complete this section is to cut and paste sections of your CV, to ensure it includes a good number of keywords.
      • Use bullet points.
      • Include any contract work, non-profit assignments, or any other work experience.
      • Education: Start at Secondary and Undergraduate education. You can also list vocational education or any courses you have attended.
      • Profile is limited to 2000 characters which is more than enough if you use bullet points and concise statements.
      • Have more than 30 contacts: This shows viewers of your profile that you are professional and that you know how to network. Also, by increasing the number of people you are connected to, you increase the likelihood of people viewing your profile.
      • Recommendations: Sometimes, what other people write about you is more valuable that what you write about yourself. A good way to get recommendations is to recommend other people. Recommendations don’t necessarily have to come from people who work above you.
      • Customize your URL: This will help your profile rank higher on Google and make it easier for people to find you. Your LinkedIn URL should appear as “http://linkedin.com/in/yourfullname.”
      • Create a 100% Complete Profile
      • Empty Profiles give the impression that you don’t care
        • Have you ever gone to a blog or a website that hasn’t been updated in a while? How did it make you feel?
      • Profile Should be search engine optimize (SRO – Search Resume Optimized)
        • Linkedin utilizes technology for keyword searching so your profile should be optimized for this.
        • You should include as many key words in your profile as possible, bullet points are a great opportunity to do this.
        • The Specialty Section at the end of your profile is your real keyword string in Linkedin – you can find out what keywords come up frequently by searching Google for them.
        • Your Resume should be optimized for this as well – I cover this in more detail in my intensive course.
    • Connections
      • How many connections do you have?
      • People with More than twenty connections are thirty four times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than five (In our survey we found that everyone who responded, the least was 16 and the highest was 300+) How many do you think I have?
    • Recommendations
      • How many do you have?
      • How many do you think I have? I currently have 60 people who have endorsed me – If you did one of our exercises you’ll know what people are saying about my coaching and coaching system – they speak volumes for me so that I don’t have to sell you anything.
      • Why you should have them
        • They’re like reference checks before you even apply
        • It’s someone endorsing your work to the public
      • How to get them
      • Finally be sure your profile AND resume are error free! If you need to hire a professional service for this – it’s worth the money!

Needless to say that I have a lot more to say on this subject and don’t want to overwhelm you all at once, so stay tuned for my next weeks blog which will cover more on “How to Use Linkedin to Find Your Dream Job”.

Ron Nash
Dream Job Strategist
http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv
“If you’re not a Friend, you’re just another job seeker”