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)

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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 – Part 5

February 6, 2011

We are in the home stretch of the final inning! Again, 95% of America does not do this exercise each year, which means that we are flying in an airplane with no map…. Would you want to do that in real life? Got news for you – this is real life!

Let’s Review Part 4 – Gene gave us a specific distinction:

• You have to Constantly MEASURE YOUR RESULTS!
• You must use your Sensory Acuity
• Step out – Reevaluate your – Make the changes

Gene suggested that as you take action you have to have check points. You must have a way to measure your results.

In my 3 month plan – I’m off to a fast start, however, as life happens I’ve had to step back and reassess my annual outcome several times to ensure that I’m on track for what I want. I’ve had to review my musts and wants.

Goal setting works if you use it right and are HONEST with YOURSELF. Its not enough to write goals without looking at them and measuring your results.

The easiest way to do this is to have an annual goal that you review at least twice per year. But, a set of smaller goals in your overall plan that you assess monthly. This is why I’ve decided to use the quarterly system for measuring my results – don’t get me wrong, I measure weekly and daily on some of my outcomes, but we must give ourselves a chance to try things before we change them!

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 5:

• 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 its 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)


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”


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”


No Plan, No Goals, No Vision!!!

April 10, 2010

Ok, if you’ve followed me at all, you’ll know that I am way overdue for a blog! In fact, this is my first blog in 2010 and we’re already in April, OMG!!!

Now, you may or may not ask, what happened and where have you been. So the short story is, that I’ve been resting my brain and getting refocused. The long story is more interesting.

For any of you who know me or have seen me speak, you’ll know that I’m fairly energetic (without coffee). I usually have my goals set and my vision in focus by December of every year so that I can come into the New Year kickin’ butt and taking names.

But, not this year, actually, it’s the first time in almost 15 years that I haven’t done my usual process… Why? Because I needed rest. In 2008 I wrote my first book, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession” and built the e-learning system that accompanies the book all in the same year!

In 2009, I started the process of marketing and speaking to promote my efforts. I spent an entire year learning more about social media marketing, being on radio shows and travelling to speak at any place that would have me. Mind you, I did all of this while volunteering at my kids school, cleaning house, doing laundry (including folding), cooking, shopping and being a good husband (my wife gets a cup of tea in bed everyday – during the week and Saturday’s).

What does all this have to do with goals or plans? A lot. Here’s what I noticed has been going on with myself. After re-inventing myself due to the market change and life changes necessary, I had to create a whole new direction for my career, which was documented in my book.

At the end of this two your extensive process, I’ve need to rejuvenate, which is a natural process for all living things. The challenge is that many times we do not honor the body and it’s need to rejuvenate, thus, we continue forcing ourselves to keep going. The story that we have to make money is one of the biggest things we tell ourselves to keep us moving.

Truth be told is that when you need to rest the brain and or the body, it has a way to get your attention. Sometimes they even make us sick in order to get our attention so that we’ll slow down a little. When that happens, the money story becomes null and void – you must slow down and rejuvenate.

We’ll here it is April 11th and while I’ve been rejuvenating, I’ve still been actively involved in re-visioning my life. This is part of the dream job vision process that I teach in my online course. Yes, even I have to do what I teach and it works!

So far this year, I’ve worked with Mr. Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer), Don Miguel Ruiz (Author of The Four Agreements and The Fifth Agreement), Carlos Santana, Eckhart Tolle, and some others.

I only say this to let you know that my dreams are also important as I blaze the trail to help people achieve their dreams, even in a down economy.

So, as I rejuvenate and recalibrate, my new vision is starting to arise from the rest that I’ve allowed and my goals are starting to make sense again. So the moral of this story is, it’s ok to not set goals or have a plan; sometimes its necessary to listen to your internal voice, which is your instinctual self.

Take time to listen to that voice daily; it’s truly a gift from the universe that many of us don’t utilize, but it is your compass in life if you honor it. My friend Cesar Millan speaks about the Instinctual nature of people in all of his books and in his work as The Dog Whisperer, I encourage you to listen to what he has to say, because it’s not just about dogs.

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