Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 1
Steps To Finding A Job:: 6. Create the top dream 100 of places of employment you want to learn and earn at
Action Step:: Make a list of 100 companies you want to work with.
Notable Quotable:: “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” - Andrew Carnegie
Notable Quotable:: “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” - Thomas J. Watson (Chairman and CEO of IBM)
-Moving into step number six, this is an awesome one. And you can use it in almost every capacity. But create the top dream 100 of top places of employment that you want to learn at.
-Oh, man. That's huge because most people don't know where they want to work at. So they just sort of take whatever job becomes available. So what you'll do is you'll literally-- I would encourage you to make a big white board. I'm obsessed with whiteboards because they're big. They're visual. You can see them. But if you can't, I would do, like, an excel spreadsheet. But you want to make a list here of the top companies you want to work with.
So let's say you wanted to work at Facebook. Let's say you wanted to work at Google. Let's say you wanted to work at Costco. I'm just throwing out the companies that I know of. Make a list of 100 companies that you want to work with. Make a list of 100 companies that you want to work with so that you can learn certain skills. I mean, if you make a list of the design firm you want to work with-- I made a list of DJ companies I wanted to work with. Make that list.
And once you make that list of 100, then you want to systemically go ahead and scale out, write out, script out your 10 step system. So as you're going through this, what you're doing is you're going to go ahead and ordain your own destiny. You're going to decide right now that this is what you're going to do. You're not going to intend on doing it, but you're going to do it. You're going to hold yourself accountable to finding the dream job. We're not going to talk about it. We're going to do it. This is how it's done. You want to know how to do it? This is how you do it.
So what you do is you begin to make this list. And you say, I'm going to reach out to these potential employers. Each one of them, all 100 of them-- I'm going to reach out to them one time a week. Then you want to go ahead and determine what you're going to do, so you can scale it. You want to make a system out of it. So week one, I might recommend that you call all 100 of them. You're like, call 100 people? What? I have done this. You've done this? Bro, lady, friend, dude, incredibly wonderful human watching, I have done this. I literally have done this.
I've made a list of all 100 DJ companies I wanted to work with. In Tulsa at the time, there were about 20. And I made a list of all those. I made a list of all the companies I wanted to work with. And I called them all trying to get an interview. Then after you call them all, then you're going to want to have your next step ready and your next step ready and your next step. And you have to prepare so that you can learn, so that you can go out there and get the job you need to learn the things you need to learn.