In this episode Mark and Scott discuss Mark's new book, “Project: Success” — for the second time, due to technical difficulties! Mark explains how utilizing projects in your life can make a huge difference in your life!
The 3 areas discussed are:
- Gain experience
- Connect with others and build your network
- Building self-confidence
Scott tricked Mark into writing this book…
Projects is how Scott and Mark have built Happen To Your Career.
[Tweet “”It's not the problem that stops us, it's the thought of the problem that stops us” @Skropp2″]
Don't give into “victim thinking”…doing projects will allow you to gain experience without having to have a boss give you permission to grow and develop experience.
[Tweet “”You take control of your personal development and your growth!” @Skropp2″]
By working on something besides your regular job (your project), you'll meet people you wouldn't meet otherwise–and people that could help you move to a job or career that you want to move to.
Not doing what you want to be doing wears on you and your self confidence…
- Define what you want to do…what are you passionate about?
- Put together a plan – step-by-step, milestones, objective
Make a mental shift and look at things in terms of projects.
Everyone who is success uses projects in one form or another. Put together a plan to intentionally use projects.
[Tweet “”Most people don't understand the value of projects” @scottabarlow”]
This guy was depressed and frustrated because he'd been unemployed for quite some time — projects are a great thing to do if you find yourself unemployed! This keeps your skills sharp, avoids the “experience gap” that occurs when you are unemployed, and builds your self confidence.
Question: Have you used projects in your life? How have you benefitted from doing so?
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