Is your heart calling you to make a career or personal change, yet you lack the structure, focus or support to get started? Whether you know what you want to move into or need guidance getting clarity, this workshop will assist you in stepping onto the new path with the understandings you need to stay the course and build a life you love.
Whether you know what you want to move into or you are looking for clarity and transition, this workshop goes beyond career goals. It is a workshop that will provide the attendee with the following tools from Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Susan Hanshaw’s latest book“Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live” see Ray Davisreview from his blog theaffirmationspot.wordpress.com.
What You Will Learn
Recognize your choices and identify the choice you want to make
Common obstacles to creating work you love and their solutions
Identify your personal obstacles and define their solutions
Understand your beliefs about your future possibilities and make necessary adjustment
Create a vision of your best life possible
Learn the key to fulfilling work
5 steps to discovering your purpose
Where to look for clues about your passions and purpose
Recognize clues to your unique purpose
Identify ways to express your purpose and generate income
Recognize which role excites you the most
6 steps for experimenting with your role
Date:Saturday, Sept 6, 2008
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The beautiful Quadrus Center Menlo Park, CA
The most powerful tip I can give anyone who needs to believe in themselves or someone who needs to be knocked down a peg (been there and done that in both cases) is to understand the difference between the words “expert” and “expertise.” In order to build your confidence in your business become an expert or educate yourself further which will raise your level of expertise.
Are You a Expert?
The word expert is bandied about and utilized far to often and out of context. It makes the person claiming to be an expert look foolish if they do not understand the definition.
Answers.com an expert is “a person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.”
Analysis: If you wish to claim to be an expert then you should have a rich portfolio of news articles, blog articles, media interviews, or any guest appearances on substantial programs related to your expertise and niche. Essentially you have to be recognized as an expert by the public at large
Do You Have Expertise?
Expertise is knowledge and skill in a particular subject without being recognized as an expert by the public on a regional or national scale.
This is the right way (in my opinion) to present yourself, and the method I choose, when discussing your knowledge level.
Note: There are differing levels of expertise and almost everyone has expertise in some subject or skill
You can actively become more educated by taking classes or seminars in your niche. The work you put in to raise your level of knowledge has 3 big benefits:
1. Confidence-you become more confident as your continuing education makes you “smarter” within your niche
2. Recognition-your clients and peers will recognize your hard work and your higher level of knowledge which could lead to articles or spotlights done on you by outside media sources
3. Credibility-you become more and more credible as a source of information and skill within your niche. Along with credibility comes the added benefit of trust. Clients and peers trust you as a go to source of information
Realtors often fail to understand that in consultative sales of any product or service people-buy-people. Unless you are representing a low-price strategy business model, the actual product you are selling is you.
Question: Would You Buy You?
If you believe that believing in yourself is a choice then you must understand how to begin the process. The first characteristic that shapes our reality is our self confidence. But how do you feel confident when you have never done something that feels difficult or foreign to your experience?
How Do I Build My Confidence?
1. Increase Your Knowledge and Expertise:
Enroll in classes from your state association of Realtors, NAR, adult education curriculum, or hire a specific expert coach to provide strategies
Read trade magazines, blogs, and periodicals related to your location Being an “expert” is defined by Websters as “skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.” Life experience and a willingness to learn will help you become an expert
2. Practice Your Craft:
Repetition and critiquing your performances are the mainstays of any effort to improve. By seriously practicing, being mindful of quality, and relentlessly striving to improve you will become an expert and build your confidence in the process
3. Offer Your Work For Free:
Give free workshops, tutoring, mentoring, or offer your resources to businesses. The key to offering your work for free is the priceless feedback and experience you gain from this activity
4. Find a Mentor:
Lookfor someone who is successful in your niche. Surround yourself with positive people. Allow their positive habits to rub off on you. Make the commitment to expand your base of friends and acquintances