I will reveal what we were taught by Sean Sheppard, from the GrowthX Academy at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center here in San Francisco.
Having a Passion in life is great. Having a Passion is terrific. Having a Passion means that you go for something particular. You think about this Passion all the time, you love those thoughts. You would love to do that activity your whole time actually. Many people try to earn a living by the attempt to transfer their passion into their actual job- with little to no success. They fail. They had spent all their money. They are broke. They stop pursuing their dream job. And you? You have read about those stories, and you are afraid to fail either. Failing to take all your courage and to go for your Passion. But what if I show you a 5-step pathway today on how to achieve this supreme state? I will reveal, what we were taught by Sean Sheppard, from the GrowthX Academie at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center here in San Francisco.
Background: San Francisco. The city of innovation. The city of great companies, such as LinkedIn or Fitbit. The stronghold of technological excellence within the startup scene. The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is frequently giving great opportunities for listening to excellent speakers. So with the talk by Sean Sheppard from the GrowthX Academy, who held a discussion on how to hack your career. Within this talk, he explained the most essential points to take into consideration when pursuing that particular goal.
Make your Passion your Reality within these 5 Steps:
- Get Clear about your goal. Define your vision:
– Put all of your concerns and fears aside in this step and just think about what activities made you being happy as a child. Reflect on the 5 most satisfying activities and list them up.
– Now imagine 5 events, you were most passionate about as a teenager. Compare both of your lists and combine them into the TOP 5 overall list.
– Pick one of those 5 activities and consider doing that particular activity in the upcoming week. After this week, get back to the list of activities you love the most. Week #2 is the week in which you perform your next activity from your list. Keep on doing that process for the next 5 weeks until you run through all of your listed activities.
- Clearly define the ideal job or profile that interests you the most. Also, consider responsibilities and skills needed for that job.
- Define your ideal company profile. What is the Value Proposition, customer segment, stage, and size of the business, growth and mentorship opportunities, salary, culture, benefits, and so on? Research for those aspects and find the company which fits into your preferences.
- Start the job search process identifying job openings of your ideal role on the list of typical companies. Look inside your network if someone does what your ideal position is, or if someone works in one of your ideal companies. Meet with people working in that role or business.
- Pitch yourself, telling your past experience, and value that you create. Research a problem that the company is having and present a solution to show the value that you create for the enterprise.
Since I am actively pursuing my dreams with, among other, the usage of my personal list, things have become much easier and more exciting. In my opinion that is based on one, your focus has been sharpened when making your own list and second, you know you are on the right way finding out what you really love doing in life and what you really want in your life business wise.
Finally, I want to give credit to Sean Sheppard for the terrific information he provided in his talk. In my mind, those given aspects are highly valuable and furthermore easy to implement in your everyday life. Start making your personal list today!
You may not know it yet, but you have a great unleashed potential, which is waiting to get revealed
Have you ever wondered how other people around you have achieved the grade of success they did? You know what, you should appreciate their success and let them inspire you in your own way! The World is competition. Competing is performing. Without competition, there is little to no performance. That is what Arnold has been saying for years. If you blame other people for having just luck or the right network you do one of the most common mistakes possibles which inhibit your own acceleration. Stop blaming outside circumstances and start with the most essential step: Reflecting your own performance.
According to Cambridge, the mind is “the part of a person that makes it possible for him or her to think, feel emotions, and understand things,” that is interesting! So means that your mind is what all starts and with what all will end. Your mind is kind of your boss. It determines the pathway you are supposed to go. Empowering your mind will lead to superior personal success and achieving own’s maximum.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the greatest examples when it comes to an understanding how powerful the mind affects your life. When Arnold first came to America in 1968 nobody believed in him. Nevertheless, he has always believed in what he did. Firmly, with a passionate vision and the will it takes to become a champion. He first started out competing in Bodybuilding. He has taken this sport to a new level. After retiring in Bodybuilding, Arnold began his career in the field of movies. He was told that he was too big, his accent is too thick, and his last name is too hard to pronounce. However, Schwarzenegger had transferred the mindset which, among other things, made him Mr. Olympia to the new field. He knew that when he aims to also succeed in movies, he has to put the effort in he had put into his training before. His mind was ready, his effort followed. As you may know, Arnold has become one of the most well-paid actors in Hollywood. After succeeding in movies, he moved on to politics. And guess what? He did the same methods as for Bodybuilding and for movies. He became the Gouverneur of California. Until today he is so successful with what he is doing that it is almost unbelievable.
Long story short, Arnold’s journey of success from a young teenager having the dream to go one day to America has not only become real but also illustrated what is possible when you believe in your abilities, in your talent and in what you are doing. At the end of the day, this comes all back down to your mindset!
That is why I personally refer to the mind as your most valuable asset!
Are you still dreaming or already actively pursuing your visions?
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, reality is explained as “the state of things as they are, rather than as they are imagined to be.” Really? So if that is applicable, then who is setting this reality? Who is estimating what is an illusion and what is the real world? Those questions are not answered yet, which indicates reality might be something variable. Likewise, to what we discussed in my last Blog Post, the strength of visualizing a particular picture over and over again is shifting your mind toward the accomplishment. Means that your whole way of thinking will be affected by this visualization. Supported by one of the greatest thinkers of his time, Dale Carnegie has already stated 80 years ago that you can shift the mind of your surrounding and win people to your way of thinking subconsciously through specific methods.This implies that you can actively change individuals’ reality. I have recently read an adamant book “How to unf*k yourself – get out of your head into your mind” by Gary John Bishop. One of my takeaways from this great author was the scientifically proven fact that the physical structure of our brain is affected by our thoughts. This fact goes hand in hand with what we have discussed earlier in my “Visualization” Blog Post and underlines its importance.
The bottom line is, everybody has his/her reality. Consequently, reality is individually driven, and hence there can’t be only one set one.
As I have already addressed in my last Post, I visualize the reality I want to drive in. I create an adamant imagination of my goal, but it even goes beyond this: I put myself into the feeling I will experience this vision. How it feels. How it looks like, and also how it differs from my status quo. In this sense, each of us has dreams and visions. In my opinion, the difference between those who succeed in these ambitions and the majority who will remain to keep on thinking about it is the mind. If you visualize your wanted reality firm, desirable and definite enough your body and each aspect of your attitude and personal behavior will change subsequently. Changes might occasionally be a beautiful thing. It might be one of the greatest things in one’s personal development.
So, what is the takeaway from these lines? It is that life is a pathway of challenging yourself frequently. Whether it is careers-, relationship-, personal-, or body wise. As we discussed in my article about “True Happiness,” honest euphoria and joy come from solving problems of any kind. With any step, you have taken further you slightly modified your reality, and that is a natural process. So I want to ask you sincerely, are you still dreaming or already actively pursuing your visions?
Start challenging yourself!