Don’t Buy into the Bull
Life's Better as Your Own Boss
A lot of people and companies want to sell you on the opportunity of being your own boss because you'll be able to call the shots, make the rules, get paid as much as possible, etc.
As someone who has started several companies, been a consultant, and worked for many corporations, I can tell you that this mentality is false.
You can and will have more flexibly, freedom, and even make more money working for someone than you will on your own - if you know how and what to ask for.
CareerBoost gives you the tools you need, walks you through exercises that will help you figure out what you want, and then how to go get it.
IT STARTS WITH THE
On A Single Page
If your career is the road, then your job is the car. Before embarking on any trip, you need to know where you want to end up. Most people jump into a car for the wrong reasons (resume builder, cool office vibe, good pay, etc) but before too long, they're aimlessly cruising down a road. They don't know what they actually want from their career (aside from money) and feel unmotivated, uninspired, and stuck and worse, unsure how to make changes.
A Target Oriented
If knowing where you want to end up was all it took, nobody would want anything. Just as the CareerCanvas™ helps you set the right target, it also helps you plan - when to exit or ask for that promotion/raise, or where to plan a pit-stop. Think of the CareerCanvas™ as your GoogleMap on a single page. It provides you with a flexible, easily tweaked path with the necessary pit-stops and detours clearly labeled, so you know when and where to go.
With Action Items
and a way to execute
With a vision and road map, you now know what kinds of vehicles (jobs) you need to pursue. There may be times you need a Ferrari or times you need an SUV to get through rough terrain. Whether it's efforts at work or after hours, everything you do will help you develop a career that motivates you. With your CareerCanvas™ complete, you will be able to execute strategies, short-cuts, and bypass tempting-but-fruitless-detours, so you get where you want to be.
WHY I STARTED CAREE BOOST
Because without it, the deck is stacked against you.
In my 25+ year career, I have lived on the career fast-track. I've had:
Rapid Advancements and promotions
Doubled my salary every two years for 8 years
Salary north of $100K within 6 years of graduation
Salaried over $200K by my 30th birthday
Had $1M year before my 40th Birthday
The funny thing is money was not my top priority. Time with my family, surfing, mountain biking, community service were all priorities above money.
Start Getting What you want
Stop Playing Checkers
When They're Playing Chess
It's not your fault you've see your career as a binary relationship: You're an employee who does things for an employer for financial compensation. It's not surprising most people feel stuck or frustrated. But not when you see your career as a set of versatile pieces.
Just as each piece in a chess-set has different moves, advantages, and strategies, so does your career. There are many moving parts and when you understand them you can start testing strategies to get what you want - even if it is just more money.
The CareerCanvas not only lays out the board, but helps you understand how each piece works. It gives you tips on how to use it to your advantage, and put together a winning career strategy. Get a personalized plan from an experience chess player.
Take it from Some of Our Students
With Jeff's guidance, I've not only tripled my pay in two years, I've realized that money isn't my motivator. I'm building a career that allows me to do meaningful, creative work. In a few years I've gone from an entry-level sales role to Head of Inbound Marketing.
BLAKE PACK | HEAD OF MARKETING | NEEDLE, INC
Jeff is a true leader who inspires and instills confidence in all those he works with to blow past quotas and exceed goals. I would recommend anyone that has the chance to work Jeff to take advantage of their experience as it will be one that shapes and grows their career.
NICCO BECCERA | DIRECTOR OF SALES | PODIUM
Jeff helped me get on a path in alliances that has really put me in a great career position. He has made a difference in my life as a leader, mentor, and friend and I'll always trust his restaurant reviews. I can't wait to work with him again in my career.
RILEY HENDRICKSON | ALLIANCE MANAGER | INSIDESALES.COM