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Against Your Own Best Interests from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:32)

February 27th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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We’ve all met the burnt-out teacher, the burnt out bureaucrat. They hate their job and they make your life miserable because of that. Don’t be one of those people. I will say, you don’t have to be. it may take some time, but you can move in this direction, but don’t actively go out and seek out things down here. It’s self-defeating. Again, another perversity of human nature. We often do things against our own best interests and that’s one of them. Doing things that you don’t want to do.   

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Time For Some Hard Thinking from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:04)

February 22nd, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

Time For Some Hard Thinking from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Working through the compass requires some hard thinking. This is something I often on the readers of my career column, Career Opportunities, to do. They hate that word. I get that feedback from them.

“Oh oh, he said ‘hard thinking’ again.”

Because that’s often the most important thing you have to think about are those things that are difficult — that are hard to think about. What do you want? How do you balance life and career? How do you decide what you want to do? How do you decide, even whenever everyone else is telling you no, that you want to say Yes to something? Hard thinking.

Beyond that, most people don’t think at all. We talked about, I talked about earlier about the fact the people often just get pushed from job to job.

“Well, here’s a job, oh, I need a new job. Ooooh, that one’s available. Ok, I’ll take that. That one’s available. I’ll take that one.” You wander out here in the woods and wonder “how did I get out there? How did I get to where I am today?”

And that is exactly what will happen if you don’t do some hard thinking and some conscious thought about what you want to do.

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Time For Some Hard Thinking from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:04)

February 21st, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

Time For Some Hard Thinking from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Working through the compass requires some hard thinking. This is something I often on the readers of my career column, Career Opportunities, to do. They hate that word. I get that feedback from them.

“Oh oh, he said ‘hard thinking’ again.”

Because that’s often the most important thing you have to think about are those things that are difficult — that are hard to think about. What do you want? How do you balance life and career? How do you decide what you want to do? How do you decide, even whenever everyone else is telling you no, that you want to say Yes to something? Hard thinking.

Beyond that, most people don’t think at all. We talked about, I talked about earlier about the fact the people often just get pushed from job to job.

“Well, here’s a job, oh, I need a new job. Ooooh, that one’s available. Ok, I’ll take that. That one’s available. I’ll take that one.” You wander out here in the woods and wonder “how did I get out there? How did I get to where I am today?”

And that is exactly what will happen if you don’t do some hard thinking and some conscious thought about what you want to do.

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:04)

February 21st, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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Down here — this is time to get your grumbles out. These are all the things you’re doing today that you hate. I hate bureaucracy. I hate dealing with the government. I hate — whatever. I don’t like working with kids that much. That may be something for you. For me, I kind of get a kick out of it, but maybe you don’t like working with kids much or maybe you don’t like working with older adults that much or whatever your preferences might be. What are you doing today that you don’t really like? This is your chance to get them out and put them down here. The reason for that is that if you’re trying to set our course as I showed over here, where should you be heading in this equation. North, right? You want to go north. You want to not go south. What do I see people doing almost universally in their careers these days? Pbbbflt! They’re picking things down here  and actively pursuing things down here  that they don’t want to do. They don’t like doing.  

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:04)

February 20th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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Down here — this is time to get your grumbles out. These are all the things you’re doing today that you hate. I hate bureaucracy. I hate dealing with the government. I hate — whatever. I don’t like working with kids that much. That may be something for you. For me, I kind of get a kick out of it, but maybe you don’t like working with kids much or maybe you don’t like working with older adults that much or whatever your preferences might be. What are you doing today that you don’t really like? This is your chance to get them out and put them down here. The reason for that is that if you’re trying to set our course as I showed over here, where should you be heading in this equation. North, right? You want to go north. You want to not go south. What do I see people doing almost universally in their careers these days? Pbbbflt! They’re picking things down here  and actively pursuing things down here  that they don’t want to do. They don’t like doing.  

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Career Prescription #2: Start a Blog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

February 18th, 2017 No comments

Career Prescription #2: Start a Blog from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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This week I continue my series of Career Prescriptions in hopes of moving you forward on some very important work that can help you to define and improve your career. Last week, I prescribed getting an account on LinkedIn. Today, I expect that there might be even a bit more push back when I tell you to start a blog, if you don’t have one already. If you already have a blog, start updating it more often.

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Audio] (1:03)

February 16th, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Sometimes I’ll take the computer to the wilderness park down on Kanan Dume and sit in the woods and writing on the computer. I know it sounds weird, but that’s a perfect combination for me of that high-tech and high-touch elements.

What’s something that you guys don’t like? What would you put down here in this column? This quadrant? Math? Math is a big one. I have a great book to refer you to. There is a guy named Art Benjamin who does “Mathemagic” and he has the Art of Mental Math – The Secret of Mental Math, I think is his latest book. It helped me get over my math phobia a bit. But definitely a big one. Public Speaking. How many people — these days, I don’t know how you survive if you have a fear of public speaking these days. Some people don’t like getting up and presenting in front of people. Then don’t have a job that requires you to give presentations day in and day out. You will absolutely hate it, right? But if you never thought about that maybe you didn’t put it down there.

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The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career [Video] (1:03)

February 14th, 2017 No comments

Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career with Douglas E. Welch 

The Southeast: Your Dislikes from Using the Career Compass to Find Your Work and Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

Sometimes I’ll take the computer to the wilderness park down on Kanan Dume and sit in the woods and writing on the computer. I know it sounds weird, but that’s a perfect combination for me of that high-tech and high-touch elements.

What’s something that you guys don’t like? What would you put down here in this column? This quadrant? Math? Math is a big one. I have a great book to refer you to. There is a guy named Art Benjamin who does “Mathemagic” and he has the Art of Mental Math – The Secret of Mental Math, I think is his latest book. It helped me get over my math phobia a bit. But definitely a big one. Public Speaking. How many people — these days, I don’t know how you survive if you have a fear of public speaking these days. Some people don’t like getting up and presenting in front of people. Then don’t have a job that requires you to give presentations day in and day out. You will absolutely hate it, right? But if you never thought about that maybe you didn’t put it down there.

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (1:01)

February 14th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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Let’s say our preference is to head North. That’s where we want to go in our life. In these 4 quadrants, I want you to start notating things. Up here, these are things you’re doing today that you like doing. So, doing positive (D+) that’s why that’s there. so, things you’re doing now that you like. Things about your career — and this isn’t about — don’t think macro. Don’t think “I like being a policeman. ” Think about I like dealing with the public. I like dealing with kids.” Break down your preferences into those things about your current work and current life that you really like doing. And you start to mark those in your compass up here. I like technology. I like gardening and I’m doing a bit of both. I do some YouTube videos on gardening and stuff like that. You can use the distance from the center as kind of a scale. Something out at the edge maybe you like more than something in the middle. You can actually even get very fine with your gradations there.

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (1:01)

February 13th, 2017 No comments

A clip from the presentation, “Transition is the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on March 4, 2016

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The Northeast: Your Current Likes from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

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Let’s say our preference is to head North. That’s where we want to go in our life. In these 4 quadrants, I want you to start notating things. Up here, these are things you’re doing today that you like doing. So, doing positive (D+) that’s why that’s there. so, things you’re doing now that you like. Things about your career — and this isn’t about — don’t think macro. Don’t think “I like being a policeman. ” Think about I like dealing with the public. I like dealing with kids.” Break down your preferences into those things about your current work and current life that you really like doing. And you start to mark those in your compass up here. I like technology. I like gardening and I’m doing a bit of both. I do some YouTube videos on gardening and stuff like that. You can use the distance from the center as kind of a scale. Something out at the edge maybe you like more than something in the middle. You can actually even get very fine with your gradations there.

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