1. Stay Connected… Get Connected
Stay connected with important sphere of influence from one’s experience
Become connected within new spheres of influence and affinity groups…
People want to do business and experience life w others that they
Know, Like, Trust…
And it helps a lot… if you/and they are someone to be admired and modeled…
Social Media/New Media
Utilize innovation and current technologies and the many new media options,
And be innovative in finding new ways to do that…
Utilize innovation to “get on the right trail” to “get to the right stream and current flow”
That is moving in the right direction… to the big “blue ocean” of opportunity…
Blue ocean strategy generally refers to the creation by a company of a new, uncontested market space
that makes competitors irrelevant and that creates new consumer value often while decreasing costs
and emphasizes innovation and initiative.
As opposed to trying to compete in the “Red Ocean Strategy”, the conventional approach to business
of beating competition derived from military strategy.
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne of The Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
3. Give – Volunteer …
Providing and giving of service will…
make yourself available,
experience what is meaningful,
become and be valuable,
discover new fellow associate volunteers - likeminded thinkers,
identify what service(s) you can provide and to whom you will provide service.
4. Get a Job
Find good work to do…Work hard at it… do good work.
Be reliable, dependable… predictable in the sense that you can be counted on.
5. Build Your Own Boat… (and, not just a life raft)
… but, a safe, reliable "escape vehicle"…
Noah built the ark before it was raining…
and the work was done on his own time and in addition to his “real job”.
Create something new
A new way to do something old…
Do it better, do it differently, do it relevantly.
6. Sail Away on Your Boat
Do the work and provide the service, solution, or product/productive contribution that you have
always dreamed of…
7. Live Your Dream
Story - The Mexican fisherman
An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat
with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American
complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."
The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.
The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife,
Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full
and busy life."
The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing
and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several
boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman
you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the
product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and
move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."
The Mexican fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"
To which the American replied, "15-20 years."
"But what then?"
The American laughed and said that's the best part. "When the time is right you would announce an
IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."
"Millions… Then what?"
The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would
sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings
where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."
Introduction: Making Work Meaningful and Sustainable in the New Economy
-The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
Overview: Making Work Meaningful and Sustainable in the New Economy
- The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 1: Stay Connected - The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 2: Innovate - The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 3: Volunteer - The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 4: Get a Job - The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 5: Build Your Boat- The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 6: Sail Away on Your Boat- The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny
series - key 7: Live Your Dream - The 7 keys to regaining control of your life, work, and destiny