Career in Your Suitcase
A practical guide to creating meaningful work... anywhere


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"... ‘back home’. Despite its unsettling aspects, the Neutral Zone also provides time for rejuvenation, self-examination and redirected focus. In the Neutral Zone people discover new talents and passions, and a capacity for closer, more rewarding relationships. People who are ..."

"... to Use a Coach - If you are still at the ‘searching’ stage and unsure what you want to do and where your passion lies, you will need the answers to these questions before you can turn your aspirations into concrete reality, then a coach may be your first port of call. - How to Choose a ..."
"...has shown success in the area to which you aspire and who is generous of spirit. Find someone who will share contacts, connect you with her colleagues, give you the names of websites and membership organisations maybe. Most importantly, you should consider your potential mentor to show enthusiasm and passion for what she does and to inspire you. ..."
"... can make the stretch. In addition, if you are looking for a mentor, then you may want to pick someone who has experience, and success in exactly the area you want to work in yourself – someone who inspires you and is passionate about what he or she does for a living. - Specialisation - ..."
"...have spent many years abroad in different countries, emphasise the importance of being open to new and novel pursuits. Bring to your time in another country a spirit of adventure that might seem, at home, wistfully impractical. You may become one of the many expats who discover a new passion and vocation to take home with you. A good number of foreign spouses have kindled a new passion by volunteering in the host country. ..."

"...A portable career is work that you can take with you wherever you go. It is based on your own unique set of skills, values, passion and vision and is not based in a physical location. Lower costs of travel and technological advances have made the global labour market a more accessible option for more workers and businesses than in the past. Megan Fitzgerald, expat career and entrepreneur coach defines a portable career as location ..."
"...the first edition of A Career in Your Suitcase. Since then, not only has that book sold out and been well received all over the world, but its message has inspired thousands of men and women, mobile and non-mobile, and encouraged them to create a career based on their passions. Since the first edition was released I have travelled the world speaking about my own experience and sharing the knowledge I have acquired. Along the way I’ve also been inspired by other people who have also created careers for their suitcases, and have learned from them. ..."
"...I believe a successful portable career is possible for anyone. First we must look inside ourselves to find our passions, then we must look outside ourselves to find the opportunities in the locality, and finally we must find a way to blend this together so we can tailor-make a career that fits our values, aspirations and lifestyle. ..."
"... that helped to create this result. The steps to my successful transition were: 1. I took the time to reflect and re-evaluate what my values, interests and passions are at this stage of my life. 2. I was open to new learning and updating skills. In this case it was my language ..."

Chapter 2: Find Your Passion
"...Finding our passions, which we can also think of as our vocation or the work we were uniquely designed to do, can be a challenge. Converting these passions into a career requires ingenuity and persistence. To unearth our passions we need to look inside ourselves. When we seek to translate what we ..."
"... When we seek to translate what we love into work, then we need to look outside ourselves, the topic of subsequent chapters. - How I (Jo) Found My passions - We firmly believe you can do what you love and earn money from it. I (Jo) had always believed this — until the day at school ..."
" take up employment’. I was devastated. I had a few writing contracts to complete that I’d brought with me, but would have to spend six weeks waiting for my computer to arrive so I could begin work. Until this moment my work had been my life and my passion. I’d developed few other interests and knew no one in Dubai. With no company support, I had no idea where to look for friends or things to do. Work was all I knew. By then, ironically, I had become quite a good cook, but knew no one to invite ..."
"... and structured occupation.’ Francois-Xavier Groleau, Global Outpost Services Advisor, Shell International, the Netherlands - How passions become portable - Well, my computer did arrive and I completed my book contracts. But once they were finished, I soon learned that editors found ..."
"...when the opportunity arose. Fortunately, I was also happy to discard some career streams when the opportunity disappeared. This ability to reinvent myself and be flexible has been key to my success. Each reinvention has taken place because I first looked inside myself to see which skills, interests and passions most excited me at that time. Next I looked carefully at the local market, to see where the gaps lay, or where I might find the most luck. ..."
"... at the local market, to see where the gaps lay, or where I might find the most luck. If I (Jo) look inside myself, I see the following key skills and values, all of which have grown out of my passions: • Creativity • Writing • Teaching • Helping people to grow • ..."
"...professional life work for me. Some people value money, others value fame, free time, flexible hours or variety. Values change over time and it’s worth taking a look at yours regularly. If you want to be true to yourself, you need to consider your values as well as your passions. My values, right now, are: ..."
"... to consider your values as well as your passions. My values, right now, are: • Sharing • Supporting • Making a difference • Using my passions • Interacting with people • A balance of introversion and extroversion • Being accessible and affordable • Developing a ..."
"...searching I realised it was time to take my journalism to UK based magazines and newspapers. I love writing and in order to give me the most satisfaction, I needed to write about subjects that interested me. It became clear I had picked up a few more skills and passions to add to my list. I could now call myself an expert on expatriate living and portable careers. I began in earnest to look for opportunities. Within a few months I was writing for Resident Abroad (later called FT Expat), The Weekly Telegraph, Women’s Business Magazine and the Smart ..."
"... Journalism was the work that paid the bills. Portable career presentations and publishing were the expression of my passion. At first my work funded my passion but over time the two merged until I was able to pick and choose my writing projects and my presenting started to earn me money. ..."
"...passionwas not enough for me to just help others to produce their books. I had to write my own too and in 2002, Grow Your Own Networks was published as well as a second edition of Career in Your Suitcase, followed in 2004 by Find Your passion. Yet ..."
"...passion, we moved abroad again, this time to The Hague, Netherlands, and having been careful to make my business global, many of my clients came too. I continued to help people write their books, marketed my workshops locally and, of course, kept on writing my books. In 2006, Expat Entrepreneur ..."
"...We believe it’s a right to be able to do what we love for a living. If we want to be energised by work, to look forward to each morning, to be authentic and enthusiastic, then it is vital we’re passionate about our work. If we do what we love then our enthusiasm and energy will do our marketing for us. If you take a look back over my (Jo’s) long list of specialisations you may be able to spot the themes or patterns that have run through everything I ..."
"... to consider your values as well as your passions. My values, right now, are: • Sharing • Supporting • Making a difference • Using my passions • Interacting with people • A balance of introversion and extroversion • Being accessible and affordable • Developing a ..."
"...Like many, my values are my passions. I need to incorporate them into my daily life in order to be happy. They are, to me, as vital as fresh air, food and water. It is easy for me now to seem complacent, and to point out exactly where my passions lie. But it was not always ..."
"... you truly believe in what you do, people will notice and they will believe in you too. And then, of course, they will buy! - Why our passions can be hard to find - Back when I (Jo) was 14 and my school careers adviser told me I couldn’t make it as a writer, as I mentioned earlier, I ..."
"...Back when I (Jo) was 14 and my school careers adviser told me I couldn’t make it as a writer, as I mentioned earlier, I picked another path. You may have noticed that my passion for French doesn’t feature much in my most recent portfolio of careers. As a result, it would be easy to assume this was never a true passion yet, even as my second choice, its value is now apparent. I love to travel, to meet people of other nationalities, to ..."
"... long before I chose to study French at university. Sometimes we need to look more closely at the choices we make in order to spot the elements that excite us. Sometimes we are persuaded away from our passions for a variety of reasons. Between the ages of 11 and 15 I loved drama and took ..."
"...act again. While there was no doubt I loved acting and was good at it, I didn’t want to lose friends over it. Rather than ostracise myself from my peers, I chose to give up something I enjoyed. Do you recognise this pattern in yourself? Often we suppress our passions because we want to conform. I decided not to flaunt my success and was never picked for the major parts in the school plays when I did audition. Deeply disappointed, I became convinced I must have lacked talent. ..."
"...thousands of different people. I know I belong on a stage. I prepare cue cards or PowerPoint presentations, but rarely look at them. In 2007 I was even invited to be the closing keynote speaker at the Families in Global Transition conference to talk about my portable career. My passion for being on stage was suppressed for so many years for reasons common to many of us. ..."
"... career. My passion for being on stage was suppressed for so many years for reasons common to many of us. Look to your past for clues as to where your passions may once have lain. Another reason why we lose sight of what we love to do, is we become rather good at other things. We may not ..."
"... money right now. Don’t expect it to be easy to find your passions. They may have been locked away for many years. You may have to dig deep to revive them. It may take a long time and you may be in for some surprises. But stick with it. The reward is well worth the effort. - Find Your ..."
"... to revive them. It may take a long time and you may be in for some surprises. But stick with it. The reward is well worth the effort. - Find Your passion - When Richard Bolles published the first edition of What Color is your Parachute in 1972, he helped to popularize the idea that work is ..."
"...passionrecommends that we think of our work as the expression of our mission in life and he supplies us with many inventive exercises to help us identify the nature of this mission. passion ignites the fuel of your skills and can keep you going when the going gets rough. It ..."
"...‘I’ve turned my passion into work by capitalising on France’s interesting food and culture backgrounds. Last year, with the help of a colleague, I organised wine tasting weekends in the well-known Bordeaux and Burgundy wine regions in France. I am planning another weekend trip to the Champagne region. France’s gourmet offerings ..."
"...passionfollowing exercises and suggestions you’ll find a mixture of activities and inspiration we have picked up over the last 25 years or so. Each has merit. Some ideas are of our own invention, others were inspired by other people. If you decide you want to explore this topic in ..."
" things to be — as well as by what we think we should be, instead of what really is. Try hard to be honest about what you are and how you feel. Accept yourself as you are and believe this is all that is needed for your authentic, passionate portable career start. ..."
"... Build my team Team members to invite: Keep track of progress: I will use to monitor my progress. Start date: - Put your passions on paper - The following range of exercises can help you discover and find words for your passions. Take time to allow your passions to ..."
"...The following range of exercises can help you discover and find words for your passions. Take time to allow your passions to emerge and clarify and keep going until you have got them written down and are able to express them simply and elegantly. Resist the temptation to jump to decision making before you are ready. The tendency for many people is to want ..."
"...Choose one of the following exercises to get started. Skim through until you find one that clicks with where you’re at and start there. Continue working through a variety of the exercises until you have generated enough insights to communicate who you are, and what your passion is, in a succinct way. At that point you are ready to go further and explore ways to turn your passion into action. ..."
"...Your passion often stems from your values, interests and what is important to you. Knowing what’s important to you can help you apply your skills in the work world in a personally meaningful way. You can be an accountant in a company that does work which is of no interest to ..."
"...Canadian Donna Messer started her career as a banker, which led to a variety of work roles until she went in search of a new career that embodied her skills and her passions. When she looked in the mirror she saw only education and experience. She had no idea what she wanted to do, nor what she could do aside from what she’d already done. So she asked three of her friends what they saw when they looked at her. ..."
"...If you feel your ‘passion’ has dried up and abandoned you or you don’t have a ‘passion’, try doing what Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, did when her writing passion dried up during the writing of her sequel. She followed the sage advice of a good friend to follow her ..."
"...Don’t pressure yourself into a state of panic if you find your passion is missing in action. Give yourself the time and space to explore the world and follow your curiosity for a while. Be like a tiny child exploring the world for the first time, full of wonder at the smallest things. Pay attention when your mind wanders and let yourself ..."
"... arise out of what you noticed? Repeat this exercise often to foster your ability to see new things, dream new dreams and re-awaken your passion. Look for connections and patterns in what you are noticing and listen to what that says about you. HOT TRACKS Life Coach Martha Beck ..."
"...classes again or working in a store for the first time. When I went to adapt my CV for this purpose, however, I got stuck. It was at that point, with the help of my portfolio, I found my hot tracks and again found a way to follow my passion. ..."
"...Think about your parents and your grandparents. Taking each of them in turn, write down what you think their passions may have been. Now write down what you think their values may have been, and their strengths. Which of their passions, skills and characteristics do you think they passed on to you? I (Colleen) think of my grandma’s values every time I roll out dough and try to use ..."
"... and called a geek elsewhere. Consider the times in your life when you may have sabotaged your success. I sabotaged mine by dumbing down. Think about your motives. Think about the passions you may have suppressed as a result. Add these to your list of passions. Dr Susan Jeffers classic book, ..."
"...Write about your work, your education, your relationships and why they ended, or why they worked. What made you happy? Write about your successes, your failures, your passions, the things you spent most time with and the things you least liked to do. See if you can spot any of the catalysts that caused certain things to happen in your life, the reasons you had arguments with your friends, the reasons you did well in certain subjects ..."
"...passionbook Work with passion, Nancy Anderson gives pages of instructions on how to write a highly detailed and insightful autobiography. Her version is likely to extend to 50 pages or more! If you feel you need help writing your story, few books are more thorough than hers. For example, Nancy ..."
"... in your agenda to do this. When you are ready, go to the next chapter to develop an inventory of your skills. Following that you will have the chance to integrate your passion with your skills and start looking at ways to apply them in the work world. ‘Should one work to live or ..."
"...‘Should one work to live or live to work? The majority do not want to simply get by because they have to work. Once passion is brought into the equation work does not feel like work at all. It becomes more enjoyable and one is usually more productive and stimulated resulting in greater achievements and performance.’ ..."
"... and ‘I think the key to success is to be working on something you ab-so-lute-ly love doing or feel very passionately about. It would be very difficult to stay focused and housebound doing something that you didn’t believe in.’ Victoria, New Zealander in ..."

Chapter 3: What Can You Do?
"...So far in this book we have talked about finding your passion and working out what really matters to you. Along the way you may have come to realise not only your passions but also the things you can do. For some readers, you may have reached this stage clearer about what you love and how you like to feel, but ..."
"...Some skills and passions are just not made for a given location. For example, dates were hard to come by in Norway in 1996, so there was naturally little demand for my (Jo’s) date cookery books. In the Middle East I was able to find English language journalism work with local publications. ..."
"... sustain it through additional moves or a return home. The elements which qualify a career as portable are as follows: • It is based on your passions, the things you love • It expresses your values • It uses your top favourite skills and talents • It can operate in more than one ..."
"...But you can also make money by recruiting others to work in your team. You are responsible for motivating your team and in return you get to earn a percentage of their income. This can be very rewarding, and, providing you choose a product about which you are passionate, and a company that allows you to operate in the appropriate countries, you stand to grow a very lucrative business. ..."
"...information for you. Now what do you do with it? As mentioned before, we are not looking for a knee jerk reaction, but a well thought out reflective conclusion. Review and refine your findings until you have a concise summary which captures who you are, your unique mix of passions, attitudes, motivators and drivers. Here are two ways to do this. ..."
"...Developing a mission statement can help you focus your passion in a desired direction. It will help you to communicate to yourself and others what it is you hope to achieve, who you want to serve and what you hope to contribute that’s unique, by focusing your passion and values in a particular direction. It is something you ..."
"... revise your mission stastatement again in Chapter 4 — Create Your Career. Reread your Shining Moments Stories in Chapter 2 — Find Your passion. What are the values you expressed during those key experiences? Reread your top eight values listed in Chapter 3 — What Can You Do? Compare ..."
"...It is your mission statement and your memoir, so continue to revise and adjust it as you gain more insights or aha’s in the coming months. If you want a workbook to help you with finding your passion, check into creative entrepreneur coach Michelle Ward’s or Jo Parfitt’s Find Your passion. Chapter 5 ..."
"...— Marketing your Skills, contains information on personal branding which can also be used here to summarise and capture who you are and what you have to offer. We have not yet touched on turning your passions and skills into a career. This chapter has focused on looking inside yourself. It is only once you have found where your passions lie, what you most enjoy doing and what your skills are that you can begin to create and navigate your way towards your own perfect portable ..."

"...In Chapter 2 — Find Your passion you obtained a clearer picture of what you love (passion) and in Chapter 3 — What Can You Do? you discovered all the things you can do (skills and talents) as well as ways of using those skills. In this chapter you will generate personally meaningful and creative ideas of how to apply your skills and talents and express ..."
"...passioniefs you hold about the world and work, and the rules you think guide how they operate, are very important considerations. They are beliefs about what constitutes work and a career. They are beliefs about the world and how it works. For example, believing opportunities come to those who ..."
"...These things are so important to your wellbeing that without them you could not consider a position, even if it is based on your passions and uses your top skills. For example, if you love to dance and your top talent is performing in public then you may think a job in an international dance troupe is heaven sent. Only if you hate working at night, long distance travel or long periods away from ..."
" show your guests the local sights when they visit? Do you have the space and the discipline to work from home? Would you rather work with people in a formal office or through an informal office share? Is it important for you to use all your skills and passions, or would you be happy only using a few of them? Do you still want time for yourself and your hobbies? Do you want to work from nine to five, five days a week? Do you want a busy office or do you prefer to work alone? Do you ..."
"... four weeks to the necessary travel? WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM YOUR CAREER? In Chapter 2 — Find Your passion you created a list of values. There are also some things you may express as ‘needs’ in your work. Tick the needs below that are important enough to form the basis of your ..."
"...passionople tend to think of themselves as either an introvert or an extrovert. If you did the MBTI as an assessment tool in Chapter 2 - Find Your passion you will have new insights into this for yourself. In fact, very few people are all one or all the other ..."
" in your new environment or learn that a career break doesn’t lend itself to re-entering this field. You are going to have to be flexible. Sure, you trained to be a nurse and that is what you want to do, what you are good at and where your passion lies. But if the language barrier is insurmountable, you may have to make changes. Think about how you can transfer or ‘morph’ your skills to fit the realities and needs in your new environment. Maybe you could offer English language classes to pregnant women? Or you could offer to ..."
"...Described in Tony Buzan’s books Use Your Head and The Mind Map, mind mapping is a playful but serious way to get your creative juices flowing. Begin by writing down in the middle of a blank piece of paper a couple of words that describe one of your passions. Now think of all the permutations of this word or phrase, and write them down on a line radiating from the centre of the page. As you come up with ideas related to others already there, link them up, in the fashion of an ‘organogram’. ..."
"...Using your notebook, produce a mind map for each of your passions and see what ideas flow out of these exercises. Once you’ve created several mind maps to learn this skill, start a new one with the words ‘my career’ in the centre and, using your best ideas, see what feasible possibilities are revealed. See Jo’s example on the next page ..."
"...passionthe best ways to come up with innovative ideas is talking informally with other people. If your own thinking hits a brick wall, get together with some people to brainstorm ideas. If you haven’t already done so as suggested in Chapter 2 — Find Your passion, form your own group ..."
"...Oliver Segovia, on the Harvard Business Review Blog, finds too much navel gazing and trying to find your passion can be detrimental to your sense of happiness and wellbeing. He suggests it may be better to take your focus outside yourself and look for problems that speak to you; problems you want to be a part of the solution for. In addition to joining networks and meeting people, ..."
"...I (Colleen) found the first step in my effort to work in my field in a new language, by reading the local paper. I read an article about a new charity whose purpose connected with my values and passions. There were looking for volunteers and, after meeting with me decided to design the perfect volunteer role for my skills, instead of filling one of their standing vacancies. This gave me the opportunity to network on a new level and that led a few steps later to my first ..."
"...In addition to thinking creatively about how you will mix your skills and passion to create opportunities as you have just done, there are also many diverse ways of applying them in the work world. The industrial age is really when the ‘job’ as we know it with a set job description and task responsibilities evolved. Now with the Internet and globalisation, ..."
"...Many people pursue two or more careers simultaneously. One career may be a full time job while the other occupies evenings or weekends. Or a person may have two or more part time careers, with each job expressing a vocational interest or passion. These jobs may complement one another or be in entirely unrelated fields. It’s not uncommon for a board level director to work for separate companies on different days of the week, some of which may be voluntary. ..."
"... always asks this question: ‘It’s all very well, this idea of finding a career based on your passion. I need to work and earn money and what I do right now is not based on my passion, so how can I start this great new career and put bread on the table?’ We understand this issue ..."
"...We understand this issue completely. In 1997 I (Jo) moved back to England after ten years abroad and I had to earn proper money for the family. Determined not to compromise my belief in working with passion, I decided I would have to run two types of jobs concurrently. I would do the work I termed ‘job’ because it brought in the most money and I would make time for the work I called ‘career’ too. For me, as I mentioned in my introduction to this ..."
"... week. Volunteer It’s always worth considering voluntary work, particularly if it is in line with your interests and passions. Regardless of how you approach volunteering, using your time meaningfully and constructively will improve your employability. Volunteer work can often ..."
"... - Researching Options - It is important to also look at the different occupations that exist in order to spur yourself to uncover new ways of using your skills. Perhaps you will find a role tailor- made for your skill set, passion, values and current reality! Researching ..."
"...passiond Your passion and in this section we give more detail as a foundation for writing your goals. Covey was perhaps best known for his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, in which he suggested we ‘begin with the end in mind’. He recommended developing a personal ..."
"... If your mission statement is the North Star guiding your journey, then the goals are the points on the star that define it and give it more shape. Goals serve your purpose and passion and express them in concrete actions. They lead towards your vision and mission in one way or another. ..."
"... you find out what to charge/what salary to ask? What are some goals that will allow you to express more of your values and passion in your everyday life, leading you in the direction of your portable career and fulfilling your mission? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. MAKE A ..."
"... you still need to research and learn. The next chapter focuses on building the relationships that will help you fill in some of this missing information and continue to support the expression of your passion and mission through your portable career. ..."

Chapter 5: Networking
"...For those like me who want to work while they are abroad, the best kind of networking starts with getting to know people of all kinds in all places. In time those people can become friends. If you’re as passionate about your business as you are about making friends, then those often friends become your clients too. ..."
"...I don’t mind admitting it took me almost five months to pluck up the courage to go along. When I arrived I could not have met a nicer, more helpful bunch of people. Here I was able to attend a series of fascinating seminars, meet women who shared my passion for maintaining a portable career, and learn new skills. In the true spirit of abundance I was soon giving my time back to the group producing the newsletter. I also met Elizabeth Douet, who helped me with the first Career in Your Suitcase and its associated seminar, ..."
"...can look at their links. Clicking on your company of interest can help you work backwards through their current employees to your own network. LinkedIn has more than one million user groups you can join to contribute to discussions and share information. Find the groups that relate to your passion and career direction and get to know some of the key people in your chosen area. By doing this you can also keep ties with the network you already have. ..."
"...I (Colleen) notice that in groups which connect strongly with my values and passion I want to contribute what I know to a discussion. By sharing on LinkedIn you will be able to profile your knowledge and expertise and create the opportunity to build your professional connections. If you blog, connect your blogging activity to your LinkedIn ..."
"...professionally. You can visit and link to business pages of companies. This allows you to be kept up to date on their news. You can also ‘like’ some of their activities and initiatives as well as comment on them. If you find a company that connects with your passion, you can connect with them virtually and become a supporter or follower, thanking them for and appreciating their efforts, offering useful and relevant information and tips, and perhaps this will resonate at the right level and result in the creation of a work opportunity. ..."
" another way to communicate who you are and what is important to you and find other like-minded people. Its value as a career development tool is becoming more recognised as it is similar to creating a collage of images to help you gain insight into yourself, determine your passion and can also help recruiters and HR people learn more about you. ..."
"...passion not write to authors too? One of my (Jo’s) closest friends met me that way. She read a copy of the second edition of A Career in Your Suitcase when in Australia, found my phone number in the book and gave me a call. Soon she was in London ..."
"...passion are again, back with one of our favourite words. passion can make all the difference to networking. I (Jo) have even run a networking seminar called ‘passion, Presents and Persistence’. I expect you are beginning to understand how the name came about! We’ve talked about presents already, but it ..."
"...Remember, people like people who are like them and do business with people they like. Have you ever noticed how you tend to like people who like the same things as you? Maybe even those who share your passions? This is why people often end up doing business with those they meet in their recreational pursuits - on the golf course, at amateur dramatic clubs and so on. ..."
"...Listen to what people say and consider what gifts you could give them as they talk. If they are complaining that they need a language teacher, make them a recommendation. If they say they need clients, tell them about networking groups and so on. Find out what they are passionate about and offer presents based on that passion. So, if someone says they love climbing, tell them about a mountain climbing society, magazine or enthusiast they might like to meet. Presents, particularly when they relate to passion, can be the greatest gifts of all - and they cost ..."
"...Before I (Jo) learned how profitable existing networks could be, I had inadvertently been creating my own wherever I had been living. Writing was my passion and I needed to be around other creative people in order to feel fulfilled. When I arrived in Dubai I decided to set up a Writers’ Circle. Getting started only involved writing a simple notice, pinning this up on a few noticeboards, and asking people who might be interested ..."
"...The conversation had begun. Neither of us felt awkward or threatened. Over the course of the next few minutes we discovered we both shared a passion for theatre and that Dave was a communications expert. I moved on to offer to connect him with a friend of mine, who was also in his field and looking to combine theatre and corporate communication. We soon swapped cards. ..."

" well, though this can be a formal or informal process. Additionally, because we also offer consultancy services, opportunities arise regularly when we find ourselves in a position to promote ourselves. Running our own businesses means it is vital we are always positive about our work, that our passion for what we do is palpable and our enthusiasm persuades others to hire us. These same skills are required to find any kind of opportunity. ..."
"...passiondo you go about establishing yourself as a brand? The first step is to identify what type of person you are and how you want to be perceived. Mary Spillane, in her book Branding Yourself, suggests Brand You is a combination of three factors — your assets, your values and ..."
"... Assets Think about your Shining Moments Stories in Chapter 2 — Find Your passion. Where in these stories have you saved money, made money or saved time? Where did you increase efficiency, organise effectively or produce something of value? These are assets of your brand. 1. ..."
"... unique promise of value What are your values and what does that mean to your client? Review your values (from Chapter 2 — Find Your passion) and link them together in a sentence which clearly communicates your values to your clients or contract providers. How are you different from the ..."
"... answer this question effectively (See the Chapter 7 — Working For Yourself section on market research). What potential market do your passions, values and hobbies point you towards? Learn more about your niche market through (advanced search) and Google blog ..."
"...a rewarding exercise. It re-acquaints you with your own strengths and achievements and renews your confidence and self-esteem. This is especially helpful when going through a major career and life transition. I (Colleen) found by reviewing the accomplishments and activities preserved in my portfolio I was reminded of my passion and what I was capable of before I moved to a new country and had to learn a new language. It gave me the motivation to make one more networking effort and take another step in the direction of what I most wanted, instead of settling for what I ..."

"...We all have strengths and weaknesses, so why not consider working in a team with a selection of other people? First, identify people whose area of expertise complements yours but with whom you share a common passion or purpose. I (Colleen) know I am great at having ideas, talking to people, teaching, networking and writing. But marketing, administration and filing are not in my list of favourite things to do. I believe it is better to focus on your strengths rather than expend energy trying to ..."
"... and experience We’d be no good at selling something we do not believe in, but when we are passionate about a product, our enthusiasm easily persuades others to buy. In addition to believing in the product or service, you need the commercial skills to negotiate and close deals. 8. Preference ..."

Chapter 8: For the Journey
"...Despite its unsettling aspects, the Neutral Zone provides time for rejuvenation, self- examination and redirected focus. In the Neutral Zone people discover new talents and passions, and a capacity for closer, more rewarding relationships. It is in this neutral zone that completing the exercises suggested in Chapter 2 — Find Your passion can be most helpful. Take the gift of time at this stage to do the inner work of reflecting on who you ..."
"...passion can help you process and put into perspective what is happening in your life. Take the time and value your experience and your story enough to put it down on paper. It is a tool for you to use to help you gain insights, become more conscious of ..."
"...will refresh and replenish. Start something new if what you used to do is no longer of interest or available in your current location. Use the same process to find a hobby as you did to find the work you love, as your hobbies are also based on your passion, values and skills. ..."
"...passionlist of all the ways you can reward yourself for completing another small step on your journey. Is it a special cup of tea, a chocolate treat, a walk by the ocean, a new pair of shoes? Think about your 10 Things I Love to Do List and Eclectic Career ..."
"...match your skills and experience to an occupation or study. The amount of individual time and attention you will receive from a career advisor may be limited based on their funding source (e.g. a government service). This type of service can miss the deeper elements of your values and passion and miss some of the elements needed to discover the unique portable career paths open to you in your current situation. ..."

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