CHOOSING A CAREER OR BUSINESS
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This is not meant to be a complete collection of what is needed, but it is meant to "ground" you and get you to go to where you can get expert guidance and information. And:  Get some coaching!

I will guide you to other resources to use, for sure!  This is a super life effector - do it right!

CAREER - If this is an area of interest, you should set up a notebook for the project.  Since it is the same process, you should make sure you follow the Seven Stages of a Business.

DOING THIS COMPLETELY AND RIGOROUSLY IS ESSENTIAL - SO THAT YOU'LL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AHEAD OF TIME.  IT IS SO VERY COSTLY TO GO DOWN THE WRONG PATH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS - DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE MANY PEOPLE MAKE!  THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

#1 MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

Choosing The Right Career, Business - Measure Twice, Cut Once - You've got to make this decision well!   

Choosing A Career - What am I suited for, interested in, natural talents, etc.  (1 pg)

Looking At A Career Change - Look at the tradeoffs and balance these.  Here's how to make the decision.  (3 pages)

Networking For Advice - Perhaps the strongest way of generating a great job. (1 pg)

What Shall I Do, As An Occupation? - A 20 page packet, with worksheets, to help you complete the process and do a better job.

     Identifying the Final Alternatives and Choosing - An illustration using the factors from the above piece.  Three pages, with two worksheets filled in.  

My Accomplishment Stories - A guide and worksheet for identifying your accomplishments, what you've been good at (even in earlier life), and discovering the themes you might heed.  (Should be added to your "About Me" Notebook) (4 pg)

The Top Books:  No one should go into a career without at least reading these two books.

                       StrengthFinders 2.0, Tom Rath
                       What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual For
                           Job-Hunters And Career-Changers,
                              Richard N. Bolles
     
Also excellent:  Go Put Your Strengths To Work, Marcus Buckingham

See Aptitude testing, under Resources For Business And Work-Related
                      

JOB HUNTING - KEY POINTS - Do it right and use the most effective means!

Classes: Take a class, from such organizations as local learning exchanges.  In Sacramento, see the career classes at the Learning Exchange.

Tests:   Strengths - Find these out and match them to your job for much greater
                             happiness!
      
           Go to authentichappiness.org for the (free) test.

Website:         Jobfindersbible.com - The website for the renowned Richard Bolles (What Color Is Your Parachute, which you should buy).

             Sage advice and business principles:  See Resources.

                   www.strategiccoach.com - Managing your business life more
                       productively.  Brilliant.

Books:            Talent - Develop It, Sell It, Be It, Tom Peters
                     See Recommended Books in this area

Services:         Constance Stevens, Career Paths - Excellent references, 18+ years of
                        experience.  530 758 5545  
                     (If this persons retires or whatever, then it is simply up to you to ask
                      around and/or to look up who is in the field.)




Creating The Inflow Of Money - Business, Career, Work - Know what is necessary to be successful in doing this - there is incredible naivette in this area and many false beliefs, plus false promotion of poor ideas!

Resources For Business And Work-Related