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Engage with Transition at EVERY Opportunity from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:57)

June 13th, 2017 Comments off

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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Engage with Transition at EVERY Opportunity from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

Transcript:

To finish up today…kind of reiterate some of the things we talked about. Transition is normal down to using your opposite hand to write with. It’s normal and the feelings it generates are normal. That uncomfortableness. That fear. That clumsiness. That — the fact that sometimes you feel a little stupid with this hand, but it is normal. It’s with us in everything we do. It’s with us when we miss the turn on the freeway and go up an exit. It’s just there. You deal.   We need to keep — we need to engage in transition at every opportunity that we see it. We need — wee need to stop — if you’re doing this — avoiding it and pushing it away. We need to reach out and shake its hand and engage with it. Frankly, because transition is where so many opportunities will come in your life.

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Quantity Can Develop Quality from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Audio] (1:12)

June 7th, 2017 Comments off

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

Quantity Can Develop Quality 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:

It’s your job to put that stuff out there. There’s a famous study from a creativity book many years ago — many decades ago — where they took 2 art classes and they said “Art Class A. Your job is to produce the perfect pot. You have all semester. Produce the perfect pot.” Ok? They went to the second class and said “Class. Your job is to produce as many pots as you can possibly do in the semester. Ok? Quality doesn’t matter just produce as many pots as you possibly can.” Then they had a little show at the end of the semester and they brought the pots together from the “quantity” class and the “quality” class. Guess which class was judged to have the highest quality of pot?These guys. Quantity is important if you’re learning from each one you do. Thet fact is, while this class was trying to perfect a pot, this class was throwing out tons and tons of pots and hopefully learning with every single pot they made. What did work, What didn’t work, so that by the end of the semester they were able to produce a high-quality pot because they simply learned by doing.

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Quantity Can Develop Quality from Using the Career Compass To Find Your Work And Career [Video] (1:12)

June 6th, 2017 Comments off

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

Quantity Can Develop Quality 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:

It’s your job to put that stuff out there. There’s a famous study from a creativity book many years ago — many decades ago — where they took 2 art classes and they said “Art Class A. Your job is to produce the perfect pot. You have all semester. Produce the perfect pot.” Ok? They went to the second class and said “Class. Your job is to produce as many pots as you can possibly do in the semester. Ok? Quality doesn’t matter just produce as many pots as you possibly can.” Then they had a little show at the end of the semester and they brought the pots together from the “quantity” class and the “quality” class. Guess which class was judged to have the highest quality of pot?These guys. Quantity is important if you’re learning from each one you do. Thet fact is, while this class was trying to perfect a pot, this class was throwing out tons and tons of pots and hopefully learning with every single pot they made. What did work, What didn’t work, so that by the end of the semester they were able to produce a high-quality pot because they simply learned by doing.

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Some Stability Gives Us Freedom To Be Adventurous from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Audio] (0:39)

June 6th, 2017 Comments off

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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Some Stability Gives Us Freedom To Be Adventurous from Transition is the New Normal 2016

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Another thing — back to what you were saying too — those stable parts of our life are important to us because it’s that stability that allows us the freedom to be a bit more adventurous. Having X number of dollars in the bank. You’re not going to go crazy, but you have the freedom to read that new book or do this or visit this museum or — it provides you a base platform to stand on and say, “Ok. at this point in my life, I’m stable. I understand that. Things are a little crazy up here, but I have this place to stand and now I can start to reach out — without fear — and say “What else is out there? What else can I investigate?”

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Some Stability Gives Us Freedom To Be Adventurous from Transition is the New Normal 2016 [Video] (0:39)

June 5th, 2017 Comments off

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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Some Stability Gives Us Freedom To Be Adventurous from Transition is the New Normal 2016

 

Transcript:

Another thing — back to what you were saying too — those stable parts of our life are important to us because it’s that stability that allows us the freedom to be a bit more adventurous. Having X number of dollars in the bank. You’re not going to go crazy, but you have the freedom to read that new book or do this or visit this museum or — it provides you a base platform to stand on and say, “Ok. at this point in my life, I’m stable. I understand that. Things are a little crazy up here, but I have this place to stand and now I can start to reach out — without fear — and say “What else is out there? What else can I investigate?”

Links for items mentioned in this talk:

Help Support Career Opportunities!


Learn more about your career with these books from Amazon.com

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

If no one cares about your work, why are you doing it? from the Career Opportunities Podcast

June 5th, 2017 Comments off

If no one cares about your work, why are you doing it? from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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“Oh, no one will care” is a common refrain I often hear when someone isn’t doing their work, or only doing the bare minimum to get by. Some people have come to feel that the only reason they work at all is to take home a paycheck. It’s all busywork with no real purpose. I can tell you, though, that in most cases people do care how you do your work and you will eventually suffer the consequences of performing it badly. Secondly, if you truly believe that no one cares about your work, then you need to ask yourself an even more important question — why are you still doing it?

When we are in the depths of a bad job, it can feel like no one cares. Your boss doesn’t care about anything but the number of claims processed, the number of sales closed, the number of phone calls completed. There is no sense of quality at all. It is only quantity. A focus like this means that many people will do anything they can to keep their numbers up. They will even do things to others that they would be appalled to have done to themselves. When quality is no longer a concern, there is no level to which behavior can fall.

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