The Career Compass – Do Something You Want to Do from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip] (1:22)

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Douglas E. Welch ( 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”


Finally, up here, things that you’re not doing now that you want to be doing. I know so many people who would love to be making music, especially here in Los Angeles. I play guitar a little bit. I sing. I have a theater degree, if you can actually believe that. My Bachelor’s Degree is in theater. So many people would love to do music, but yet don’t find a way to make it happen. Even something as simple as sitting around with friends. I get great enjoyment out of that. We often have parties where we sit around the backyard and play songs and play along with each other. Do all sorts of things. Go out and see music whatever. There’s people who that like — they may even like gardening but they don’t do it. They have a balcony and that’s it. Well. Get a pot. Get a pot. Put a plant in it and grow it. Grow some tomatoes. Grow some lettuce. Do whatever makes you happy and this quadrant, I think, is one of the most important ones, because it illuminates those things that, perhaps, you haven’t really thought about. You haven’t really thought them possible and so you’ve just sort of ignore them. And again, the Compass helps you bring those topics out and say “Oh, yeah, I hadn’t really thought about that. I hadn’t really thought about going hiking. We have trails all around us here in the Los Angeles area, maybe I should just go out and hike one of the trails for a while.” What’s it going to hurt, right? 

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