Work matters - it reflects our interests, it reflects who we are and it reflects our ambitions for ourselves.
Too often, though, we perceive ourselves as being cogs in a corporate machine - unable to take control of our own destiny. We either can’t see where we want to go, or we don’t know what it is we want to do. And so, we settle - which means we don’t get to do our best work!
The voice that’s being amplified is that at least we have a job, that we’re better off putting up with what we have, rather than risk the implications of the unknown.
It's a choice. PAYE get paid when they work, career professionals intentionally build and follow a pathwaysomething bigger than themselves. They're both powerful ways to do your work, but they're different. Our goal today is for you to choose. To choose the path of the freelancer, and work to get better clients. Or choose the path of the entrepreneur and learn to bootstrap, to find a project that customers need so badly that they'll help you fund it.
Don’t settle for doing work that sucks your life force
Don’t settle for work where you’re working with/for you don’t respect
Don’t settle for work you fit the age demographic
Don’t settle for work where you feel lonely, isolated
Don’t settle for work that you actually don’t do that well
Don’t settle for work that you’re demonstrably over-qualified
You don’t rely on assumptions!
You make rational choices and take meaningful action towards achieving the vision and goals you set for yourself.
Making decisions about:
work that inspires you |appropriate income levels | team members you can learn from | leaders who bring out your best work
Get Your Career Unstuck runs for 6-weeks, presented by me, with inspiring contributions from expert special guests. Each week I’ll present relevant and interesting by video and audio, backed up with exercises, research and the occasional research.
We’ll be surrounded by people, just like you, who also want to get better at steering their career. Together you’ll be doing the work that leads to the most learning: sharing and learning from each other - you’ll be showing them the way, and they’ll do the same for you. I’ll keep an eye on the chat room - but the themes and conversations will be mostly lead by you!
you know you can do better, you’re ready to do better
The program is self-paced with a fresh module delivered each week, for six weeks. But a warning - you’ll be wasting your money if you sign up and thinking you can just binge your way through the program. As a guide, recommend you set aside an hour a day, seven hours a week - which will add up to 42 hours of focused career development!
Each week, you’ll be sent off with exercises - some will require thinking, some will require doing - nearly all of them will be better if you do some sharing.
Through 6 lessons, you'll learn how to:
Be seen as better rather than cheaper
Understand what drives clients you want to work with to hire you instead of someone else
Commit to the clients you want to work with without compromising
Do remarkable work rather than being a cog
Share your work in a way that gets other people to talk about it
Navigate merit and fear
Embrace the discomfort of imperfection
Charge what you deserve
Use tension and status to serve your clients
Say no in a generous way rather than saying yes and regretting it
Be found when you’re needed most by the clients you want to work with
Who is the workshop for?
It’s not for cogs. And it’s not for people who simply want to make more money.
This workshop is for people who want to do the work of a passionate individual. Who want to do work that matters for clients who care.
It’s for people who know their best work is still inside them and they're ready to do the difficult work of sharing it with the world.
This workshop costs $295.
You can sign up on April 9th. The first lesson goes live April 15th. The last day to join the workshop is April 22nd. The discussion board will be open until June 15th.
You can finish the videos in the workshop in two weeks, but the workshop stays open for almost two more months so you can get the real benefit: the cohort, the discussions, the support from hundreds of people on the same journey.
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