Welcome back! I’m certain that you are enjoying and APPLYING this information right away – it’s the best way to achieve results and to get the things you want out of life. Again, if you follow me over the next few weeks I guarantee that you will experience a shift in your job search, career, and your life.
Let’s review Part 1 - Gene gave 3 specific distinctions:
• Know what you want – decide where you want to go.
o 95% of Americans don’t have written goals.
o Without aim we drift
o Reticular Activation System (RAS), part of brain that help convert images to reality.
• Write your ideas down in detail
o Journal Your Ideas – this allows them to become real or to materialize (to become matter)
o Or Video tape or audio record your ideas to record (this is an easier process)
• Find Pictures or images to surround yourself with
o Use a vision board (in our Career Mastery Program there is a great Vision Board Process)
o Use electronic vision boarding (Use the internet to grab images for your screen saver on your computer of smart phone)
Here’s how I’m using this part of the goals setting process for 2013:
• I started by reviewing my wants – which included a review of what I wanted last year to see if anything transferred over to this year. i.e. health/fitness, relationship, family, business/career, etc. These are continually in my focus so I always bring elements of them forward – but also delete aspects of them based on my progress, growth or change of direction.
• I’ve written down in detail what more I’d like to accomplish this year, which leads toward my “Outcome”. Remember, goals are milestones that lead to “Outcomes”. So when goal setting, always start with the question, “What is my outcome” i.e. to have a successful online e-learning university where I can share ideas with people that help them find their dream jobs. One way I keep track of this is by using a white board in my office so that I can interact with ideas on a regular basis. Many people write goals and don’t look at them again – you must be in touch with your ideas – they will serve you. More on this later.
• I have a number of images that support my vision. In day 1 of our Career Mastery course, there is a chapter entitled, The Secrete of a Compelling Vision”. A vision is like a final destination, where are you going? What do you need to do to get there? I have a vision board that has been morphing over the past years and have updated mine this year. Also, my desktop computer is where I have a screen saver of my new visions playing. I recently gave an electronic picture frame as a gift to a friend that had images of his dreams on it – I call it an electronic vision board. Another simple thing you can do is surround your home with images, i.e. photos, magazines, art, clippings, etc. with images that support your vision.
Here’s an important thing to know about this part of the process – the brain doesn’t know the difference between a vivid dream and this state we call reality. Thus, as I say in my Leveraging Linkedin course, “If you can say it, and see it, you can do it!”.
Ok – I hope that has given you another layer of clarity as to how you can apply this information to your job/career search , which is your life.
Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton Part 2:
- Please post a blog to let me know what you think about the information and how you are using it.
- Also visit my new site and let me know what you think! www.DreamJobUniversity.com
- If you’d like to do any of the programs for free – ask your college to purchase a bulk membership to give it’s students and alumnus. After all, you paid a lot for your education – right!
May you live the life that you dream…
Greetings and welcome to my blog! If you’ve followed me over the past few years, you’ll know that I love learning and sharing. In fact, 5 years ago I decided to write a book entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Job even in A Recession” (on amazon.com) and create a video based coaching website called “The Friend Zone.tv. Contrary to many of my friends who advised me not to use the name, I had to. I march to my own beat in life.
This workshop is based on Tony Robbin’s actual goal setting process!
I’ve had the pleasure of studying with some of the most brilliant minds in Neuroscience over the past year and have found that pictures and images are SUPER important in the programming of your brain – Yes, I said programming.
In order to get your body to follow your mind, you must condition it – If you don’t believe me, try doing 100 push ups right now…. You didn’t even try! That’s my point, you’re brain isn’t conditioned to follow your mind, until you’ve conditioned to do so. Try tying picking up a pen from your desk – see how easy that is, you’ve done lots of conditioning for this simple task.
Thus, over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some ideas that will help your goals and dreams become real, but you must follow through – that’s how muscle is built. Instead of 100 push ups at one time – do 10 each day, then increase the amount gradually – it’s not the number that will give you strength, it’s the consistency.
Here’s part 1 of 6 of my goal setting workshop with Gene McNaughton; I’ll post the next part next week. Do exactly what Gene recommends, it’s amazing information and will transform your life if you do the work!!!
Also please feel free to post a comment to the blog!
Dream Job University.com – Career Mastery Course – Goal Setting Workshop with Gene McNaughton:
Obama First Since FDR Re-Elected With 7.9% Joblessness
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis – Nov 7, 2012
President Barack Obama, whose hope- and-change campaign promises yielded to grim economic realities in the White House, defied history to win re-election last night, as wary Americans seeing glimmers of a recovery handed him a second chance.
Obama was re-elected with the highest unemployment rate of any president returned to office since Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 and became only the second Democrat since Roosevelt to win another term. Bill Clinton was re-elected in 1996.
He prevailed over Republican nominee Mitt Romney narrowly in the popular vote, yet achieved an electoral sweep by carrying the crucial states of Colorado, Ohio and Virginia. In doing so, he kept intact the coalition of women, minority voters and young people that originally propelled him to office as the first black U.S. president.
With Floridatoo close to call, Obama had captured 303 Electoral College votes, well beyond the 270 needed to win the White House, compared with 206 for Romney. Voting lasted so long in Miami-Dade County, Florida, that officials said they wouldn’t finish counting votes until today. Obama held a slim lead over Romney with 92 percent counted.
The election marked a rejection by voters of the Republican Party’s agenda of shrinking government and slashing taxes at a time of economic uncertainty. It was also an embrace of an incumbent who remained personally popular with voters even amid their dashed hopes about his first term.
“Our economy is recovering, a decade of war is ending, a long campaign is now over,” Obama told cheering supporters in Chicago, striking a tone that echoed his 2004 Democratic convention speech that put him on the national stage.
“You’ve made me a better president, and with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do,” he said.
While clear majorities of voters said they were most concerned about the economy and saw it stagnating or deteriorating rather than improving, exit polls showed they rated Obama as more in touch with people like them. They chose to stay the course rather than plunge into the unknown with Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, who had argued he could succeed where the president had failed to create jobs and tackle the federal debt.
“I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in another direction, but the nation chose another leader,” Romney said in Boston, in a concession speech lasting less than five minutes. He said he would “earnestly pray” for the victor.
Even though he placed his campaign headquarters in the state he once governed, Romney’s 23-percentage-point loss in Massachusetts marked the biggest home-state defeat for a presidential candidate since Herbert Hoover lost Iowa by 18 points in 1932.
Voters who cited joblessness and rising prices as their biggest concerns were more likely to blame Obama’s Republican predecessor George W. Bush than him for the nation’s economic woes.
Still, it is Obama who now must confront the fiscal challenges that confounded him during his first term, including the immediate task of addressing the so-called “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts that will start in January if Congress and the White House don’t act before then. Republicans were on track to maintain their majority in the U.S. House while Democrats were poised to hold the U.S. Senate, setting the stage for another round of partisan skirmishing.
Obama said he looked forward to sitting down with Romney to discuss “where we can work together to move this country forward,” and pledged to reach out to “leaders in both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together.”
Romney offered few specifics during the campaign on how he would manage the fiscal challenges, as the former private-equity executive strove unsuccessfully turn the race into a referendum on Obama’s leadership. The challenger also struggled to shed the caricature the president’s team painted of him in thousands of ads as a corporate raider who put profits over people.
That left room for Obama, who cast himself as a champion of middle-class opportunity, to argue that sticking with him was the better choice to move the nation forward — the word he chose as his campaign slogan — even as he, too, refrained from spelling out where he would go in a second term.
The president was helped in the end by an uptick in public optimism as Americans began to feel the stirrings of a more robust economic revival, with consumer sentiment improving, net job creation over the last month, gas prices falling sharply in most areas of the U.S., and more Americans saying they saw better times ahead.
Obama’s victory came as unemployment hovered at 7.9 percent — slightly higher than the 7.8 percent rate he faced when he took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, yet lower than the 8 percent mark where it sat stubbornly for 43 months, menacing his re-election prospects. It was down 1 percentage point from a year earlier — a bigger drop than any president has presided over since 1948, except Ronald Reagan.
Reagan is the only previous president to have been re- elected since World War II with a jobless rate above 6 percent. The rate was 7.4 in October 1984, down 1.4 percentage point from the previous year.
From the beginning of the campaign, the president had a deck stacked in his favor with the electoral map. With the nation’s minority population on the rise, including in such competitive states as Nevada, Virginia, Colorado, Ohio and Iowa — all of which Obama carried in 2008 — the president started out with more Electoral College votes safely in his party’s column than Romney did. That left the Republican with fewer paths to the 270 needed to win.
By Election Day, the Obama team claimed to have registered 1.8 million new voters in the battleground states — almost double the number the campaign registered four years earlier. Republicans banked on discontent among Obama’s 2008 supporters and excitement in their own ranks for turning him out to change the face of the electorate. Yet Obama’s camp succeeded in drawing out a vote even more favorable to the Democrat than they did four years ago. Fewer whites and more black and Latino voters turned out than they did in 2008.
According to exit polls, the electorate was 72 percent white — a group Obama lost with 39 percent to Romney’s 59 percent — and 13 percent African American, a bloc that gave the president 93 percent of their votes. Obama won Hispanic voters – - who comprised 10 percent of the electorate — 71 percent to 27 percent for Romney, a slightly worse outcome for the Republican than in 2008, when Obama carried Latinos 67 percent to Arizona Senator John McCain’s 31 percent.
Hispanic groups wasted no time in declaring that they had helped turn the election against Romney, whose support for “self-deportation” of illegal immigrants alienated the nation’s fastest-growing voting demographic, and claiming a mandate for a sweeping revamp of immigration laws.
“We expect President Obama to exert his considerable leadership to replace a system that has for too long shattered Latino and other immigrant families, and for Congress to come to the table,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said in a statement last night. “Politicians on both sides of the aisle should recognize that if they adhere to these draconian positions, their political future is at risk. The demographic writing is on the wall.”
A gender gap worked in Obama’s favor. He won 55 percent of women to Romney’s 44 percent, while Romney carried men 52 percent to the president’s 45 percent.
For all the challenges the economic meltdown Obama inherited created for his re-election campaign, his stewardship of the automobile industry bailout provided an important advantage for him, particularly in Ohio, where one in eight jobs is auto-related.
Obama hammered Romney — the son of an auto executive — for having opposed sending federal money to Chrysler and General Motors (GM) in 2009, at a time when economists and politicians in both parties acknowledge they wouldn’t have survived without it. Hoping to neutralize the issue in the closing days of the race, Romney’s campaign began airing television advertisements in Ohio accusing Obama of having “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China,” a charge quickly branded “inaccurate” by the company’s chief executive and local newspaper editorial boards.
Voters made their own judgment; exit polls showed that more than half of Ohio voters approved of the auto bailout — and three-quarters of those backed Obama.
Obama got a late-breaking boost from another development outside his control. The superstorm spawned by Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic a week before Election Day, affording the president a chance to play the high-profile role of crisis manager-in-chief just as many voters were making their final decisions.
As the storm froze the presidential race in place and forced both candidates off the campaign trail in deference to its victims, Obama was drawing positive reviews for his management of the devastation, including from New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, a top Romney surrogate.
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I wanted to share some insights from a wonderful event I attended with President Barack Obama – yes, he was there in the flesh. It was a fundraiser that was held by John & Sandi Thompson, ( John is Chairman of the Board for Symantec Software – below).
The event included some real movers and shakers. People like Congressman Mike Honda (picture below to left), The Software Architect for the iPhone (hired by Steve Jobs) Bruce Hornsby (Bruce Hornsby and the Range – very entertaining), Chris Cornell (Sound Garden – AWESOME!!!), and a host of other very interesting people!
However, one of the most interesting people that I had the pleasure of interacting with was a woman who was 83 years old and quite active in fund-raising for President Obama. She travels to other states to assist in fundraising for up to 5 weeks per trip! She’s a part time Psychologist in Berkley California.
Recap of President Obama’s Talk
When President Obama arrived at the event he met with a number of the people one-on-one, then spoke to the entire group. I have to tell you that my impression of the President is that he is very “Authentic”.
President Obama talked to the group for approximately 15 minutes and his words were very real, meaningful and heart felt! In a nutshell, he talked about:
- His promises, and his challenges.
- The work he’s done for the past 2 1/2 years and the fact that everything he’d set out to do wasn’t going to be accomplished overnight.
- He reminded us that when he began his campaign, that he knew the road was going to be tough – “Change is difficult”.
- That it’s going to take much more work and effort from all of us to create real change.
- He reminded us that he isn’t a “Black” President, but that he’s an AMERICAN President.
- Have you seen the list of 244 accomplishments of President Barack Obama? – http://wp.me/p1rTC4-eq
Friends the thing that struck me most about President Obama, was his authentic sense of caring, most importantly, that he is one of us! He’s not just a special interest President who is in office to see how much he can take from the country…. We’ve had enough of that. In fact, look at where a decade of corporate interest leadership has led America.
In fact, the President reminded us that this is one of the most challenging times that America has ever seen – we are on the brink of a crisis that America has never seen. This crisis was in motion well in advance of his Presidency.
Heed These Words!
At this time, internal fighting amongst Democrats and Republicans will only continue to separate us and to ensure that America will continue it’s fall. Remember, divided we fall, united we stand! This fight is going to require the combined efforts of “EVERYONE”, DEMOCRATS, CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, LIBERALS, PEACE AND FREEDOM, GREEN, TEA PARTY, CONGRESS, SENATE, CORPORATE AMERICA, MIDDLE CLASS, LOWER CLASS, UPPER CLASS, ALL AMERICANS! One of my wise friends once told me, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!”. If we continue to fight amongst ourselves in the midst of this crisis, we’ll continue to dig the hole that we are already in…
BTW – if you are the type of person who likes to understand what’s REALLY going on in the world, versus getting your sound bites from our yellow journalistic news media, read a great book Bob Woodward’s, “Obama’s Wars” – http://tinyurl.com/2bqbegp. This will give you some great insight into the real villain’s in our country who are digging holes for us.
In addition, you may want to read a blog I wrote before President Obama was elected. The information was from an event I attended with Mr. David Gergen. He provided some REAL insight into the uphill crisis that whomever the President elect would be, would have to face. He also suggest that this was one of the most crucial times in our history – http://wp.me/p1rTC4-p.
This is not a Democrat or a Republican American, this is Our America! We must work together to change our fate.
Here is an excerpt from President Obama’s 15 minute chat
Founder of Dream Job University
“A dream without a plan is just a fantasy”
I decided to videotape an interview with my friends Richard and Sally Crawford. The video is approximately 11 minutes in length. The interview is fascinating, informative, inspirational and fun. I encourage you to view the entire video if you are interested in knowing, “How to Be In Love With Your Career”.
I first met Richard and Sally Crawford a several (almost 10) of years ago at a film conference in Los Angeles California. I remember it well. There was a panel of industry speakers who all had expertise in the entrainment business at some level. What I recall most vividly was that whenever, Richard had the opportunity to speak; he was energized, excited, entertaining, passionate and informative! The type of person I wanted to know.
At the end of the conference, I went to introduce myself to him and at this point had the pleasure of meeting he and his beautiful wife Sally. It was then that the friendship began. The funny thing is as we spoke, we both discovered that we all lived in north county San Diego, not far from each other. Was this a coincidence? Nah…. I don’t believe that the universe makes mistakes, similar to the stars and moons that dance in the skies, without colliding.
Richard Crawford has been in the business of “moving images” for all of his adult life, without cease. Richard exemplifies the passion and love for his craft like all great artists do.
Sally Crawford, his wife has been at his side for 38 years and still counting. They own a video/film production company here in San Diego called “One Video and Film” and “One Productions“. Sally is the Producer as Richard is writing, directing and creating. The couple makes an awesome team!
In my experience it not too often that we see married couples that know how to co-exist in their work and home lives, Richard and Sally are the epitome of that experience.
I hope that you enjoy this gift as much as I do!
A few distinctions I got from this were:
- Do something that you are passionate about!
- Life has ebb and flows for everyone
- When you do something you love, you have no choice but to love what you do!
- Expect that things will work – You must have unshakable faith
- Your passion brings life – Life has challenges – That’s what helps you to know you are alive
- Takes courage and action, you have a gift to give – You must honor your gift by giving it!
Founder of Dream Job University
“A dream without a plan is a fantasy”