Do You Want To Live An Inspired Life?
First, discover your passion and work a job you really love.
Second, turn your passion into a set of excellent skills using practice tests or quizzes.
Third, bring your passion to the market using Push (emailing your branded resumes) or PULL Techniques (Social Media Marketing).
Here is a question for you; Do You Really Love Your Job?
In a study of how exceptional, world-class or, successful people are produced, Daniel Coyle in his book “The Talent Code” says that it takes a combination of concentrated, difficult, skill-building practice, motivation or inspiration and master coaching to achieve success.
Coyle’s point is that if a person is going to invest the amount of time and concentrated, difficult practice that produces a high-level of skill, that person will have to be deeply motivated or passionate about his or her work!
SUCCESS DOES NOT COME BY WORKING A JOB THAT PAYS MORE MONEY BUT BY FOCUSED, SKILL BUILDING PRACTICE.
Deep, Skill Building Practice
Deep practice is something most top athletes add to their training.
Deep practice is where they slow down their practice to unbelievably slow speeds just so that they can wrap their brains around the skill required of them and then practice with as much accuracy as possible.
Their goal is to practice perfect!
Think about it: top football teams study their plays over and over, slowly and in great detail on chalkboards in a classroom for hours on end before hitting the football fields.
And tennis camps in Russia do not allow young beginners to hit an actual tennis ball until they have developed a technically correct tennis swing at slower speeds.
Regardless of how much natural talent an athlete appears to have, most athletes will not reach the top unless they deep practice!
Deep practice is an obsessive, but focused, skill-building technique.
Passion, Motivation or Inspiration
In his book, Outliers, Gladwell interviewed Bill Gates, whose unique access to a computer at a time when they were not commonplace helped him succeed.
Gates passion for computing, drove him to access a high school computer in 1968 at the age of 13, and spend 10,000 hours programming on it before he was 23.
Without that access, Gladwell states that Gates would still be “a highly intelligent, driven, charming person and a successful professional”, but that he would not be worth US$50 billion.
The Beatles were so passionate about their craft that they performed live in Hamburg, Germany over 1,200 times from 1960 to 1964 and by the time they returned to England from Hamburg, Germany, ‘they sounded like no one else’.
The lesson to learn here is that:
It is only when you love what you do, that you will consciously try to improve your performance or work very hard at becoming very good.
If you do not love your work, you will not be able to make the type of exceptional, disciplined commitment required to be successful and if you are working just to pay your bills … you will never be exceptional!
The SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL people is that they choose the type of work they are deeply passionate about and they develop or perfect exceptional skills for their job using feedback, guidance or coaching.
For me, success means doing work that I love, developing my skills to the best of my abilities and helping or serving other people with my talent.
What does success mean for you? Here at ITCareerCoach, Success is a three part process that involves discovering your passion, developing your passion and bringing your passion to market.
Discover Your Passion: identify and focus more on the type of tasks that give you a sense of fulfillment, joy or happiness and that is also very valuable, useful or helpful to others, so you get paid.
Doing what you love maximizes the benefit you get from your working hours. Remember that we spend the majority of our waking hours at some type of work!
If you don’t do what you love, you will lack the motivation to perfect your skills.
You will lack the energy you need to find out of the box solutions, you will not have the motivation you need to stay ahead of the technology or marketplace and you will lack the desire to become exceptional at your job.
In other words, you will only produce “below average to average” results because you lack the passion for excellence.
Develop Your Passion: sharpen your skills through continuous practice until you become highly skilled or exceptional at what you do.
Develop your skills so that they stand out with in the eyes of your clients, customers or employers.
Developing your skills through via deep-skill building practice maximizes your strengths and it allows you deliver valuable results or solutions to your customers or employer.
If you don’t develop your skill, someone else will become better than you and eventually take your market, job or business.
As an information technology (IT) professional, the primary method for developing or perfecting your skills is through the use of practice tests or quizzes.
Bring your Passion To Market: Become a leader by continuously sharing your passion with a community using a blog or a website.
Sharing your passion allows you to get real-world feedback on what is valuable to others and what is not.
Even if when you are highly skilled or knowledgeable, you will lack the customer or real-world interaction that rounds off your knowledge.
It also helps you get paid for doing what you love. Sharing your knowledge, expertise, insight, skills or services with an online community allows others to get the maximum benefit from your work and it allows you to get the maximum pay or reward for your work.
This is the internet age and you cannot hide behind mediocrity. If you are mediocre at your work, your boss will replace you with someone that is better skilled.
Or, if you are mediocre and you run a business, your customers will find a more passionate provider on the internet.
So the morale is; don’t be mediocre, be exceptional!
I will leave you with a few quotes from that summarizes this process from our participants.
“There is such a wealth of information out there that it can be overwhelming to someone trying to figure out what they need to know.
I mean, when you look in your local bookstore you will see a huge section of books to help, but what you won’t find is the insider information that will teach you exactly is the most profitable and what techniques you absolutely must know.
You also won’t find any resources that will give you the inside information about how to write a specific resume so you stand out from the crowd.
You also won’t find the inside information about what interview questions to expect and more importantly – how to answer them!
ITCareerCoach provides all this information, structured in such a way that it is easy to learn.
Each step builds on what you learned in the previous step so you never get overwhelmed.
What you will learn above everything else from ITCareerCoach is the sequencing … all life is made up of what, the same 6 proteins but it is the sequence that makes everything work and every animal different.
You will learn how to make your knowledge and skills work … that is the secret, the sequence: what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and for how long, so that it all make sense.