Why I Created This Course
Managing a career that aligns with your purpose and vision can transform your life. Ironically, we are not taught how to do this. Nor is there a single book that can guide us on all aspects to envision and execute a career that integrates with our broader life.
I learned how to do this over the course of 20+ years managing my career and helping others do the same. This course will save you time so you do not have to solely learn through trial and error.
The course shares best practices and was modeled after workshops I led at Microsoft helping fellow colleagues to take charge of their careers and life.
The primary outcome of this course is to help you accelerate your own journey, doing work you love to increase income, expand options and boost well-being.
This course is outlined by 7 principles that are essential to strategically crafting and executing a career through the stages of your career. Within each principle, are laws that I have found effective in contributing to realizing the key idea.
Principle 1: Know Yourself
Understand who are and the life you want
Pursuing a unique career path with confidence depends on convincing ourselves first about who we are, who we want to become, and the life we wish for.
Outcome: you will realize a deeper self-awareness of who you are and what you want to experience in your career and life. This insight shapes your career strategy and is used in the principles that follow.
Principle 2: Target a Unique Opportunity
Identify your unique path and value proposition
Strategically apply your time, talent, and passion to a target where there is a market opportunity that aligns with your unique persona to create a compelling and sustainable value proposition.
Outcome: Using the insights from Principle 1, you will strategically identify a path(s) and opportunities that maximize your impact and value.
Principle 3: Plan the Journey
Envision a unique journey of a lifetime
Design and plan your career journey with an aspirational vision and phased approach to guide the realization of your work and life goals.
Outcome: You will identify tangible and practical ways to deliver your value proposition through a phased approach.
Principle 4: Learn Continuously
Master your craft through lifelong learning
Develop and deepen competencies that strengthen your value proposition while strategically adding skills in advance for when opportunity knocks.
Outcome: You will identify and commit to a portfolio of learning experiences to continuously reach higher levels of performance and impact.
Principle 5: Sell the Value
Build mindshare and market share through value
Market yourself as a product with a primary focus on the outcomes realized. Monetize your product across income streams to build market share for your brand.
Outcome: You will elevate your personal brand and increase opportunities that come your way through techniques to influence how people see you.
Principle 6: Connect Intentionally
Engage purposefully to accelerate your journey
Deepen awareness and guidance through self-reflection and intentional relationships with people who are committed to seeing you succeed.
Outcome: an emotionally self-aware person who is in control of their destiny and leverages the collective wisdom of people they have engaged in their story.
Principle 7: Decide Consciously
Optimize outcomes through strategic choice
The complexity of the one life we live is too precious to be left up to chance alone. Make rational decisions that align with your inner core and planned journey.
Outcome: better decisions that align with your purpose and accelerate your journey down the path you have carefully architected.