How Tony Robbins Sets Goals – Part 4

January 29, 2011

Wow – you are still here, congratulations. You are further than 95% of the population!!! My brother Michael recently said, “Many people will not have success because when success shows up, it’s wearing overalls and looks like work.”

He’s always had great anecdotes. That being said, you are demonstrating your desire and willingness to be successful by your continued action and by virtue of coming back to get more.

Let’s Review Part 3
– Gene gave us a specific distinction:
People are rewarded in public for the things they practice the most in private.
– The best in the world do the hard things behind the scenes so that when they show up they are on!
– What are you doing in private for your career or job search?
– Are you doing the things the unsuccessful people don’t do?
– Are you doing the necessary work – be on the look out, your success may be wearing overalls!

In my personal process I have create some simple goals that I can achieve within the first 3 months.
-I’ve chosen to study more on personal finances – it’s an area that I can use more expertise in.
-I’ve chosen to learn more about human behavior and the brain – it’s a topic that I love!
-I’ve chosen to learn more about how exercise and food affect the body and the brain.

I’m keeping my focus on a few simple things that I can do every day, so that I don’t overwhelm my senses. When we take too much on, we shut ourselves down – like drinking from a fire hydrant. If you set realistic goals, you will achieve your result – they are more manageable.

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

Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton Part 4:

http://vimeo.com/12474218

Please post a note to let me know what you think about the information and how you are using it.
• 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 it’s students and alumnus. 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)

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How Tony Robbins Sets Goal – Part 2

January 17, 2011

Welcome back! I’m certain that you are enjoying and APPLYING this information right away – it’s the best way to achieve results and to get the things you want out of life. Again, if you follow me over the next few weeks I guarantee that you will experience a shift in your job search, career, and your life.

Let’s review Part 1 Gene gave 3 specific distinctions:
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.
Write your ideas down in detail
o Journal Your Ideas – this allows them to become real or to materialize (to become matter)
o Or Video tape or audio record your ideas to record (this is an easier process)
Find Pictures or images to surround yourself with
o Use a vision board (in our Career Mastery Program there is a great Vision Board Process)
o Use electronic vision boarding (Use the internet to grab images for your screen saver on your computer of smart phone)

Here’s how I’m using this part of the goals setting process for 2011:
I started by reviewing my wants – which included a review of what I wanted last year to see if anything transferred over to this year. i.e. health/fitness, relationship, family, business/career, etc. These are continually in my focus so I always bring elements of them forward – but also delete aspects of them based on my progress, growth or change of direction.

I’ve written down in detail what more I’d like to accomplish this year, which leads toward my “Outcome”. Remember, goals are milestones that lead to “Outcomes”. So when goal setting, always start with the question, “What is my outcome” i.e. to have a successful online e-learning university where I can share ideas with people that help them find their dream jobs. One way I keep track of this is by using a white board in my office so that I can interact with ideas on a regular basis. Many people write goals and don’t look at them again – you must be in touch with your ideas – they will serve you. More on this later.

I have a number of images that support my vision. In day 1 of our Career Mastery course, there is a chapter entitled, The Secrete of a Compelling Vision”. A vision is like a final destination, where are you going? What do you need to do to get there? I have a vision board that has been morphing over the past years and have updated mine this year. Also, my desktop computer is where I have a screen saver of my new visions playing. I recently gave an electronic picture frame as a gift to a friend that had images of his dreams on it – I call it an electronic vision board. Another simple thing you can do is surround your home with images, i.e. photos, magazines, art, clippings, etc. with images that support your vision.

Here’s an important thing to know about this part of the process – the brain doesn’t know the difference between a vivid dream and this state we call reality. Thus, as I say in my Leveraging Linkedin course, “If you can say it, and see it, you can do it!”.

Ok – I hope that has given you another layer of clarity as to how you can apply this information to your job/career search , which is your life.

Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton Part 2:

  • Please post a blog to let me know what you think about the information and how you are using it.
  • 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 it’s students and alumnus. After all, you paid a lot for your education – right!

May you live the life that you dream…

Ron Nash
Founder
http://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”


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 Twitter to find your Dream Job

September 27, 2009

My natural question to you is what is a dream job?
In my book, “How to find your dream job, even in a recession” I outline a dream job as being similar to a square; I call it the Euclidean Career Square – Dream Job Formula

Here are 5 strategies on how I recommend using Twitter to find your Dream Job!

Step One:
Create a FREE account on Tweetmyjobs.com.
• Go to www.Tweetmyjobs.com and follow the 5 steps on the user interface; this will help you begin utilizing the power of twitter.

• Create a professional profile; HR Professionals are paying closer attention to job seekers social media appearances – this can work for you or against you; be smart about how you want to be perceived. Use this link www.twitterbacks.com for ideas on creating a professional-looking Twitter background, including side bar identification information. You may also want your online resume or blog to be listed as a link on your Twitter Profile.

Step Two:
Create a targeted search.

• Create a list of 50 target companies by using;

o Twitter search (search.twitter.com) facility to search for opportunities all over twitter – type in the key words (for example ‘cardinal health’) and you will be able to see who what opening positions cardinal has.

o Twitter search (search.twitter.com) to search specific job opportunities, i.e. Marketing Vacancy

The great thing about Twitter is that you can you can subscribe to receive updates so you can get updates of people talking about opportunities; this can help you create new relationships with people in your industry.

Here are some additional tools for job searches on twitter:
TwitterJobSearch.com

TwitterJobSearch.com is a job search engine that searches Twitter for jobs that match the keywords that you enter.

JobShouts
JobShouts.com is a free resource for both employers and job seekers. Employers can post their jobs for free; those jobs are then automatically “tweeted” to users on Twitter.

JobAngels
JobAngels.org started with the objective of asking those who could to help one person find a job.

Many other companies have a corporate presence on Twitter. Search by the company name to find them.

Twitter Name Search

Twellow Twitter Yellow Pages

Step Three:
Use my Linkedin Strategy at this point!!!
I recommend that you to listen to my previous two highly acclaimed episodes “How to Use LinkedIn like a Headhunter I & II. Go to www.Blogtalkradio.com/thecareercatalyst.com. This is a crucial piece of my Twitter Dream Job strategy!

Most importantly, use these strategies in tandem – do one with the other in both directions. i.e. Find companies on Twitter and search Linkedin, visa, versa. This will help you to find profiles of people inside of companies that you can develop rapport and deeper relationships with.

Step Four:
Go to www.TheFriendZoneTV.com

• Go to the menu bar and click on Twitter Tab

• Follow me on Twitter (Career Zone)

Step Five:
Nurture your network by sharing knowledge and resources
Again, don’t be a taker, be a giver! Twitter provides an amazing opportunity to show that you have expert knowledge and skills make sure there is a balance between what you Tweet and providing tips or resources sharing your professional knowledge. Use this opportunity to participate in strategic Twitter conversations and rapport! You only have 140 characters to achieve this with; be very concise. Consider using a Tiny URL to direct individuals to longer posts – www.TinyUrl.com.

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


Fear of the 400 Pound Phone and your Job Search!

August 25, 2009

Ok – As many of you know, this is a very challenging economy and as I’ve stated a number of times, this time your job search requires thinking “out of the box”. But what does that mean? For MANY of you, your job search consists of going to Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, or a company’s website to apply. And after a certain amount of time with little or no result, you become frustrated. You then say that “there are no jobs out there”. And like ever other “in the box” job seeker does – you give up….At this point, settling for anything becomes your default; because you never did the work.

The interesting thing about your job search is that you are closer to having results than you may think, you just need a 2 millimeter shift in how you think. What I mean is that instead of just looking on Monster and Career Builder, you can use other resources such as Linkedin.com – check out my blog on Social Networks as well as the menu bar on my website under “Career Resources”.
You see, the biggest challenge that most job seekers have is what I want to call “Fear of the 400 Pound Phone” (I’ll credit Matt Bud for that term). Yes, phone call reluctance is the NUMBER ONE KILLER of job seekers.

I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life on the phone as a professional Headhunter. I’ve seen many people come and go in my profession. The one’s who made it are the one’s who didn’t mind dialing (don’t get me wrong – you have to have some other skills to be successful in headhunter) and doing the heavy lifting!
Many job seekers are afraid of picking up the phone and doing the heavy lifting or making the phone calls.

5 Top Reasons for Phone-a-phobia:
1. Fear of not knowing what to say; and that you’ll embarrass yourself.
2. Fear of Rejection, that someone will not be interested.
3. Fear of talking to someone you don’t know; many people don’t know how to build rapport with strangers.
4. Fear that will blow a potential lead and can never go back!
5. Fear that you won’t be successful in your attempt to network or find a job.

Ok – there are probably more that I can mention, but the truth is that these are all things that can be overcome quite easily. How????? Yes, that’s the question of the day. By doing one simple thing. PREPARING!
As a headhunter, one of the things that has led to my continued success is preparing for the task at hand.

5 Cures for Phone-a-phobia:
1. Prepare a list of potential clients (50 companies)
2. Have a list of prepared questions.
3. Have your 15 second elevator pitch ready.
4. Have your resume ready (professionally written or critiqued is a must).
5. Have a phone script ready. (I provide one in my FREE book!)
6. Have a regiment that you stick to – this requires discipline and accountability!

Just like a golf swing, the more you do it the better you get. Maybe a better analogy is walking – when you were a baby, you didn’t know how to walk, but you kept trying – look at you know!

I recommend that you listen to my “How to use Linkedin like a Headhunter” audio FREE @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecareercatalyst. You can also download my book for FREE for a limited time. My site has a ton of valuable information that you can use.

The winds of life are always blowing, it is you who must raise the sails!

Ron Nash
Master Career Strategist
http://www.TheFriendZone.Tv
“If you’re not a Friend, You’re just another job seeker