SOME LESSONS I’VE PICKED UP ALONG THE WAY
Have You Ever Read Laws of Attraction? Don’t worry if you haven’t – I’ll offer a very brief summary.
At the heart of the book is a theory – if you set aside time to focus on your goals (whether it’s work, possessions or family), they will eventually come true.
Now this idea has many merits but there’s also a gaping hole. Have you seen it too?
In order for it to work you need to know what your goals are!
Which fundamentally overlooks a human attribute that is hard wired in us all. In order for us to get excited about a journey we must first know our destination. Let me give you an example.
Do you recall the commercial (some years ago now) where the parents surprised their kids by writing “You Are Going To Disneyland” on the fridge? They absolutely lost their minds with excitement!
You see – anticipation, buzz and thrill. It all stems from having a sense (however small) of the future. Even though the children had never been to Disneyland. They were aware of its magic through film, TV and ads…
And by seeing those words on the fridge their minds catapulted them to imagination island.
Think about it. Without any prior knowledge of Disney, it would simply have been words on a fridge without any emotion!
Which leads on to another interesting discovery…
In sourcing interviews for Career Insights, there’s a fair bit of travel involved and to pass the time and pick up tips, I’ll often listen to Podcasts.
On a recent episode, a guest on the show offered a simple but quite brilliant fact that has been etched on my mind ever since.
He explained that discovery and invention create exactly the same stimulus in your brain!
To put it another way, when you discover something for the first time – you know that EUREKA moment when something clicks in your mind! It’s exactly how cavemen felt when they invented the wheel or how the Wright brothers felt when they invented the piloted airplane.
Now if you’re wondering what this has to do with Career Insights, I will clarify.
These two illustrations are the underpinnings of Career Insights.
By understanding that we need a snippet of what the future holds and that when we discover it, it sparks a chemical reaction in our brain, you’re creating something truly powerful.
This isn’t a pat on the back, far from it – If I had known what I know now, I quite possibly wouldn’t have created Career Insights at all.
Edwin Land (Inventor of the Polaroid) says “a mistake is a failure benefit, the full value of which is yet to be realised”
Which perfectly describes our humble beginnings. I absolutely made a mistake in picking my career path and preceded to stick with it for far longer than I should… but and it’s a big BUT it led me to create this cool thing: Career Insights
(I know, we could have come up with a better name but Nike was called Blue Ribbon for years before being renamed, so maybe we’ll address that in the future).
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
So what do we actually do?
Well as the title suggests we interview professionals and they provide the good, the bad and the ugly of their jobs.
And I’m proud to say it isn’t sugar coated…
It’s not a sales pitch (quite the opposite) – they give you REAL insight. The perks as well as some home truths. And there are even a couple where you’re gonna need some tissues to wipe the tears away (I cried and challenge you not too).
It’s intelligent, hardworking, humble people, who have succeeded in climbing the mountain you’re currently reading the brochure too. Giving advice and tips they wish they knew before starting their journey.
Now I could go on and on about how great it is (believe me I want to) but for fear of appearing like a salesman I will leave you with two thoughts:
Please know that Career Insights has opened my eyes to so many careers I didn’t know existed and taught me so much about what it takes to fulfil that role that I’m one hundred percent (100%) confident it will help you too.
Why am I so confident?
Because somehow, this year, we’ve managed to help over one hundred thousand of you (105,122 at the time of writing) and 98.1% say it’s been a huge help and would recommend us.
SO WHAT DOES IT COST?
The cost of a good book or film.
Or if you look at it another way “a fraction of a textbook”.
Like a good book, you can pick it up whenever you like – as we’re providing a whole years access (need it extended that’s fine too, just email us and we’ll extend it free of charge).
If we could give it away for free, we absolutely would – but we don’t have the luxury of a rich benefactor or government funding so we’re doing it the good old-fashioned way of rolling up our sleeves!
And if we truly don’t help we’ll give you a full and courteous refund.
So please stop listening to me, sign up and start listening to what the real PROs have to say.
PS. Finding your dream job isn’t easy. It’s like golf: a handful of ways to get the ball in the hole, a million ways not to. Anyone who gets it even half right has my admiration.
YOUR VIDEOS ARE VERY GOOD AND HELPFUL AND MORE PEOPLE SHOULD SEE THEM!!
THIS MORNING I WAS CONTEMPLATING ON LIFE, DECIDING WHETHER TO CHANGE MY CAREER PATH FROM TRAVEL TO MUSIC AND I WAS RESEARCHING ROLES RELATED TO MUSIC PROMOTERS & THIS VIDEO WAS ALL I NEEDED TO START. THANK YOU, THIS HAS HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON MY LIFE
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THANK YOU MARK FOR THIS FANTASTIC INSIGHT INTO THE COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ROLE!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT. YOU MADE ME WANT TO BECOME A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER.
THIS WAS A GREAT VIDEO. INSPIRED ME TO TAKE ON THIS CAREER PATH. THANKS FOR PROVIDING A DETAILED VIDEO INTO THEIR ROLE!
I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL FOR MASSAGE THERAPY AND REALLY APPRECIATED THIS BIT OF ADVICE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! THANK YOU FOR INTERVIEWING A VERY RESOURCEFUL PERSON. VERY HELPFUL!!
AS A PARENT THIS GAVE ME REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON A WIDE SPREAD OF CAREERS & WHAT IS NEEDED TO GET STARTED... I WAS ABLE TO USE THIS IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MY SON ON FUTURE UNIVERSITY AND WORKING LIFE DECISIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!