Apply Where Your Passion Is…

August 6, 2009

A friend of mine is an amazing artist and has had no luck selling her art during this down economy. She’s been applying for any type of jobs to earn income, but has had no luck. In fact at the age of forty something she’s had to move back home with her 70 year old mom – that doesn’t feel good for the ego!

She told me her story the other day while dropping my son off from a play date. I asked her the magic question, “If you could do anything that you imagined, what would you do?”, naturally she replied, “Be an artist!” I then asked the second magic question, “Why are you applying to places that don’t nurture your artist personality?” She then said, “because I need the money”.

Hmmmm – many of us use the MONEY reason for us not following our passions and as a result, we never live the life we dream….That’s what I call, “The thief in the dark mentality“, it robs you of your dreams without you even knowing.

Ok – I then suggested something to her. Why don’t you make a list of every art supply store within a 30 mile radius (or commutable distance) and go to every large and small store to apply for a job. BING, BING, BING, BING!!!! Her eyes lite up and she said, “I’ve never thought about doing anything like that!”. I then said, “that’s what I do – I help create strategies for people.”

She is now creating a list of companies and following a very simple plan that will lead to her working in the field she is passionate about.

The End.

What is your passion, and what is your story? Are you using the Thief in the Dark Mentality, or is your story supporting your dreams?

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist/Author of “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”
http://www.The Friend Zone.Tv
“If you’re not a friend, you’re just another job seeker!”


The Word FREE and the Many Meanings!

July 22, 2009

In this time of economic re-arrangement, there are a number of people being affected from home owners to job seekers. There are also a ton of people preying on the victims of this economy to make a profit. There was a company out of Los Angeles called Montgomery Capital who took a cool 10k from me in my mortgage ordeal, with no service and ultimately no real benefit to me, other than the lesson I learned, which was a God send. However, I got passed it and have been able to maintain my integrity and keep my family out of harms way, which is what we all want to do ultimately.

I’ve seen a ton of FREE offers and have noticed that many of the FREE offers have a catch to them, which ultimately lead to people paying lots of money for services or products that may or may not have value. But how does one decide where to spend one’s money? That’s not an easy question.

I’ve possed a few questions that may be useful in your decision making that may help.

1. Is there is a trial for the product or service with a money back guarantee?
2. How long is the FREE trial?
3. Is the trial long enough to make a decision on the product or service?
4. Are there any cancellation fees tha occur upon discontinuing the FREE trial?
5. Are there any credible references or testimonials that you can see or verify?
6. Do you know anyone who has had luck with the product or service?
7. How long has the product or service been around?
8. How much money does the product or service really cost, i.e. are there any other hidden fees?
9. Are there any guarantees beyond the legal 30 day guarantee?
10. Is this product or service something that you can’t find on your own?

Keep in mind that this is America and we are based in a capitalistic philosophy, so there is nothing wrong with charging for a product or service – the biggest challenge we face in America and on especially on the internet is that we don’t know who we are doing business with. There are so many offers and people marketing to us, until we don’t know who’s being genuine as opposed to who’s trying to get our money.

The truth is that the internet is filled with lots of free things that are truly, “Free”. You just have to do the work and dig a little, there are a ton of things that can help you in your job search, Google and some of the other browsers have made it easier to gather information than at any other time in history. The other challenge is that there is too much information coming at you…

Here is a goldeng nugget I’ve discovered!

There is another site I’d like to share with you that was designed by a job seeker for the sake of providing tools and resources to other job seekers – he makes no money from this and collects no advertising dollars – he is doing this to help himself and others! That’s what I call giving back. The site is http://www.Jobradiousa.com. His name is Kenrick Chatman and his show is called the Career Catalyst. He interviews a ton of guests who are experts in their fields (me being one of them). These are usually people who are published and have a track record with measurable credibility and results. I encourage you to have a look at the site and links he recommends – they are purely designed to be FREE resource for anyone who is conducting a career search.

Ron Nash

Master Career Strategist/Author “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”
http://www.TheFriendzonetv.com
“If you’re not a Friend, You’re just another Job Seeker”


I’m giving my book and coaching system away for FREE!!!

May 31, 2009

Greetings Friends!

I have decided to give my book and system away for FREE! My book, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession” is currently selling on Amazon.com for $35.00!!!

In fact, I’ve decided to give you another gift; a free 3 day membership into my “Dream Job Online Coaching System”, in addition to the FREE e-book. You’ll understand why this is important when you’re inside The Friend Zone!

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: go to http://www.TheFriendzone.Tv website, Go to the ENROLL NOW BUTTON (RED ONE)

Step 2: Choose the FREE 3 –Day Membership

Step 3: Follow the Directions – Create your Username and Password

Step 4: Login to the Membership Area and Download the FREE E-BOOK

Step 5: JOIN ALL OF MY SOCIAL NETWORKS!!! – I HAVE MILLIONS OF CONNECTIONS (You can find a job in my network alone)

Step 6: Be sure to Listen to the Audio First, then Read the Daily Lesson, then watch the Video (if appropriate)

Step 7:send an email to coaching@thefriendzone.tv and say – Yes I want a FREE COACHING SESSION!!!

STEP 8: PAY IT FORWARD PLEASE!!! This is a limited offer… Do it today.

I am truly here to help!

Ron Nash

Master Career Strategist

Author of, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”

http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv

“If you’re not a friend, you’re just another job seeker”


What is a Dream Job?

May 27, 2009

You might think that finding a dream job is pie in the sky, especially in the current economy…. But let me ask you this,

* Do you know what a dream job is?

Does the term Dream Job translate to something out of reach and unattainable to you? Why? Have you ever sat down and really defined Dream Job in your own terms?

In my book, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”, I outline a formula which I call the Euclidean Career Square. This career square is a practical outline that is designed to take the mystery out of The Dream Job. Using the analogy of a square here is my formula:

Euclidean Career Square – Dream Job Formula

1. At the top of the square is the People side. Often, you spend more time working then you spend with family. Consequently, it is important that you not only like but love the people with whom you work.
2. The bottom side represents Money; You MUST make enough money to sustain yourself, or you will eventually leave, even if you love the people.
3. The right side represents Growth; one of the six basic human needs. If there is no opportunity for healthy growth, the roots of a plant will become tangled and kill the plant.
4. The left side represents Work/Life Balance; If you love the people, money and have growth but no balance, you WILL experience discomfort in some part of your life, i.e. health, relationship, happiness, etc.

Dream jobs are achievable. The problem is most people spend more time thinking about what they hate about their jobs, versus, what they love. If you use the Dream Job Formula as a basis for establishing what you want, you’ll not only know what your Dream Job is, you will find it!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv


Secrets of Successful People – Tip #70 It might get worse before it gets better!

March 30, 2009

It might get worse before it gets better! The economic times that we are now facing are different than any other in our NEW American history. In fact, this is a more challenging time than the great depression according to Mr. David Gergen, Professor of Public Services, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The fact is, we’ve gone a long time in the sunshine here in America – yes, milk and honey has been tasty, but the time reinvent ourselves and our pride has come. We must do the heavy lifting again! Our forefathers who had to live in the post depression era did the lifting and made it through. In fact, the era created people who valued life and family more than things. There is something to be said about struggle. One of my sayings is that, “Weight builds muscles and challenges build character”.

Every generation since the great depression, our forefathers have wanted to make it easier for the next generation – but someone has to do the work. When times get tough, successful people focus on success, not failure. In the movie Apollo 13, when the spacecraft was having challenges coming back into our atmosphere, one of my favorite lines in the movie is, ““With all due respect, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”

Make this time in OUR history, your finest hour!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
Author, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”
http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv


Secrets of Successful People – Tip #20

March 26, 2009

Secrets of successful people – tip #20; “Where you stand depends on where you look!” Even in the setbacks there are opportunities waiting to be discovered; you will see them or miss them, based on where you stand. Sometimes there are setbacks in life that we don’t expect, things like being laid off, losing your home, death, etc. While these are emotionally painful to process in the moments, there is a reason for all things! If the planets are in perfect balance and synchronization without fail on a regular basis, for millions of years, maybe there is a reason for the things that orbit our life’s experience? Just something to think about.

How we see things affect how we experience this journey called life. Therefore, during this down time, are you seeing the opportunities that are in front of you, or are you stuck on the problems that have already occurred and passed? It’s your choice! You are more powerful than you think.

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
The Friend Zone.Tv
Author, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”


The Two Wolves

March 4, 2009

wolves

The Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil.
It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,

inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good.
It is joy, peace , love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute

And then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied,

‘The one you feed .’

I am obviously not the originator of this story, but I absolutely love it! I’d like to share it with you occasionally to remind you of the internal struggle we must ALL address. As the economy goes down further and the doom and gloom continues to be spread through the media, which wolf are you feeding?

It’s your choice – I’d like to remind you of a quote from Albert Einstein, “There are two ways to live our lives; one way is as though nothing is a miracle;The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Amidst the tides and seasons of change, don’t forget who you are deep inside!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv