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“Even the Lone Ranger didn’t ride alone.”. How Passion and Altruism Can Bring Meaning to Your Life and Your Career. THE NETWORKING AND MENTORING LIFESTYLE. John E. Kobara jeknetwork@gmail.com 2008. The of Life. Speed. Volume and Rapidity of Change

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“Even the Lone Ranger didn’t ride alone.”

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how passion and altruism can bring meaning to your life and your career
How Passion and Altruism

Can Bring Meaning to Your Life and Your Career

THE NETWORKING AND MENTORINGLIFESTYLE

John E. Kobara

jeknetwork@gmail.com

2008

the of life
The of Life

Speed

  • Volume and Rapidity of Change
  • More Choice, Less Time and Commitment
  • Declining Social Capital
    • Bowling Alone
  • Less Communication--More Interruption
  • Transactions over Transformation
    • Being busy is not a career strategy
  • How Much is Enough?
    • Paraplegics and lottery winners
  • What’s Really Importantto Us?
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What Do You Want?

Where Are You Going?

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popular and ineffective career strategies
Popular andIneffectiveCareer Strategies
  • Luck will Conquer All
  • Pre-Destined
  • Career Divining Rod
  • Stealth Syndrome
  • Publisher’s Clearinghouse
  • Federal Witness Relocation Program
  • Wait and See

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“I always wanted to be SOMEBODY, but I realized I should have been more specific.”

Lily Tomlin

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essential career strategies the 8 p s
Essential Career StrategiesThe 8 P’s
  • Positive Perspective--Beyond the negative
  • Personal Priorities—Your Goals
  • Pursuit of Passion--Stalk your Genius
  • Power Incompetences--Fast Failures
  • Professional Dev.—Continuous Education
  • Persistence with Charm
  • Power of NOW
  • Playing Out of Bounds

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Tony Robbins

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The Real You

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it begins with you
It Begins with You
  • You have the opportunity to become who you are
    • To Discover or re-discover your passions
    • To Become deeply fulfilled
  • Can you visualize the possibilities?
  • Only you can make the choice
  • No insurmountable obstacles
    • Techniques alone will not be enough
  • Are you ready?
  • Let’s make it happen!

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“Most people go to their graves with their music still in them.”

Benjamin Disraeli

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pursuit of passion what do you really care about
Pursuit Of PassionWhat do you really care about?
  • Prioritize your passion(s)
  • Network to find your passion(s)
    • Follow your curiosities—informational interviews
  • Network with your passion(s)
  • Integrate your passions into your life/career
    • Develop skills, experiences, resume deliverables

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guiding principles
Communication

Connectivity

Community

Guiding Principles

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why mentor and network better networks create health wealth and happiness
Why Mentor and Network?Better Networks Create Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  • Because we is always stronger than me
  • To help others and ourselves
    • 70% of promotions/jobs
    • Developing real relationships
  • To pursue our passions
    • Define our lives by what we do
  • To live longer
    • Active/diverse networks are a source of well-being

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mentoring and networking are not
Mentoring and Networking areNot
  • A Game
  • Passing Out Business Cards
  • Working a Room
  • Cold Calling
  • An Emergency Job Procedure

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mentoring and networking building social capital
Mentoring and Networking...Building Social Capital
  • Strengthen existing relationships and expands your circle of friends
  • Utilize ethical methodologies and your own sense of comfort
  • Establish and invests in human connections that create value for one another
  • Build community through mutual benefit and support

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mentoring and networking building social capital1
Mentoring and Networking...Building Social Capital
  • Is a lifestyle choice
    • a choice that anyone can make
  • Is a commitment to teach and help others
  • Is meaningless without goals

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“You attract to your life whatever you give time, attention, and focus—positive or negative.”

Michael Losier

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mentoring networking assumptions
Mentoring/NetworkingAssumptions
  • Develop and Focus on your Goals
  • Be Yourself, but Build Your Brand
  • Continue Conversations
  • Listen before You Talk
  • Look for the Common Ground
  • Treat Everyone asyour Equal
  • Give Without an Expectation

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“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

Epictetus

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wii fm the inner radio station
WII-FMThe Inner Radio Station

What’s

In

It

For

Me

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networking tools
Networking Tools
  • Preparation and Research
    • Read! Be Prepared to Network
  • Resumes
    • Rileyguide.com
  • Listening and Interviewing Skills
  • Tracking/Follow-up System
    • Notes
    • E.g. Linkedin.com
  • Verbal Scripting-Brief Introductory Talk
    • BIT---“Elevator speech”

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overcoming networking barriers
Overcoming Networking Barriers
  • Starting the conversation
    • What’s your BIT?
    • Lead with your passions
    • Let the conversation happen
    • Be curious about others--Ask questions
    • What are you looking for?
      • For yourself? On behalf of others in your network?
    • Listen and care
    • Continue the conversation
      • May I talk to you/contact you later?

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mentoring lifestyle
MentoringLifestyle
  • You will always need a mentor
  • Mentoring is a reality check
  • Mentoring is a two-way street
    • Be prepared to assist
  • Not always a wiser/older person
  • Find someone you trust to give you the truth
    • Not just encouragement
  • Adopt a mentoring lifestyle
    • Mentoring moments
    • Seek mentoring
    • Mentor others

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developing a total life plan not just a job but a passion portfolio
Developing a Total Life PlanNot just a job, but a passion portfolio
  • Not dependent on your “day” job
    • Volunteer for growth
    • Moonlight, start-up, explore
    • Take chances
  • A total portfolio will provide lopsidedness and meaning to your life

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What Do You Want?

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“Start by doing what’s necessary then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

St Francis of Assisi

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action steps
Action Steps

Adopt a networking and mentoring lifestyle

  • Make the commitment
  • Focus on goals and passions
  • Become well-lopsided
  • Optimize current opportunities
  • Create and enhance social capital
  • Be positive—SMILE!
  • Play out of bounds
  • Take action steps – NOW!

Love What You Do to Do What You Love

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No Regrets! 

Make service to others, your passions, and your relationships a priority and success will follow.