Visualize Massive Success

I want you to take a look at your career, and take ten minutes to visualize utter, massive success.  What your dream job and career and indeed life is like (they should all be the same, really).  Go crazy, go nuts for that ten minutes, and treat yourself to it.

I'll wait, go on.

So how did it feel?  Good?  Amazing?  Any surprises?  I imagine you got some new ideas out of it, and some surprising directions.

We too often try and "be reasonable" about our goals, but that often degenerates into us selling ourselves short and aiming low.  We forget that part of creating solutions is dreaming them up, and part of that is knowing where we want to go.  We have to have an idea of where we want to be in order to get there.

It helps to be "unreasonable" now and then and dream up a massive image of success.  It's educational, surprising, and may give us some ideas.

What are you afraid of?

– Steven Savage

Job Research: Look for the Best Of

You have any trouble finding the right resources for your job and career?

If you're the average progeek, there's two situations:

  • You haven't done enough research, and when you do you are overwhelmed with the books, websites, meetups, and other resources and have no idea to start.
  • You have done the research long ago, and you're still painfully aware of just how much stuff there is out there you can use to find a job, research a career, etc.

One of the problems we progeeks face is, being information-oriented one way or another, being plugged in, is that we're swept away by a flood of options when we do career research.  Sure, we're great at surfing the web, mining amazon, and finding local event boards, but we have no idea where to start.

We could go do everything, and read everything, but we just don't have the time.

We could be very selective, but we worry we'll miss something.

We have frankly, no idea where to even start

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Weekly Challenge – That one little change

It's hard to change.  Sure we talk about it, but we rarely do it, or we don't make it stick.  We'll track the cigarettes we smoke and "try" to cut down – and ignore it when the number doesn't change for months.  We try weight loss and organizational plans and all that and it doesn't work.

Yeah, you're probably nodding, if only in your own head.

Think of change as a skill as opposed to something you have to do.

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