Imagine going to work everyday to a job you absolutely love. Imagine a life where you are completely fulfilled by the work you do, the people you help, and the environment you do it in.
This course contains videos, slideshows, worksheets, and bonus challenges to help you cut through the details and ineffective strategies and find your purpose. This course will teach you methods to break through the mental barriers that are holding you back to find a job that turns your purpose into profit.
You'll learn how to get out of your comfort zone, create a digital brand that gets you noticed, how to build and maintain a network that works to your advantage, and walk away with a one year action plan that outlines the steps you need to take on your personal journey to finding the purpose that fuels your career.
You will learn how this course is laid out and what you can expect to get out of it.
Meet your instructors - Kevin and Emilie from The Niche Movement and Nicole from GenTwenty. In this video, we explain why finding purpose in your career is important to us.
Self reflecting is key to finding your purpose as you progress through this course. We teach you how to reflect effectively to find the intersection of your skills and purpose.
In this video, we explain why your purpose doesn't necessarily mean your job title. We introduce the term "boutique career" and lead an exercise called The Perfect Day to help you reflect on what your perfect work day looks like. A second worksheet called Assessing Where You Are leads you through your first self-reflecting exercise.
In this lecture, you will learn how to change your negative language to positive language and give yourself the momentum you need to ultimately change your behavior.
In this video, Kevin talks about the importance of knowing your strength and how you can find out what they are.
Kevin and Nicole talk about what a comfort zone is and how you can start to push your comfort level.
In this video, we hear from Kevin and Nicole on how they pushed their comfort zones to find their respective niches. We also discuss the mental barriers you will encounter as you try to move outside of your comfort zone and find your niche.
In this lecture, Nicole teaches you several different ways you can push yourself out of your comfort zone. We introduce one key question to ask yourself when you have no idea how to expand your comfort zone.
In this lecture, Nicole shares 5 tactics to overcome overthinking, a mental barrier many of us get stuck behind as we search for the purpose the drives us.
This bonus challenge is designed to get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce you to something new every day for 30 days. We recommend this challenge to you if you are unsure about what you are interested in or if you don't know what your strengths are. There are 60 total activities in this bonus challenge to help you take baby steps out of your comfort zone.
In this lesson, you'll learn 3 ways to do research on an industry. Nicole will teach you how to do silent research, actively engage on social media, and connect directly with industry professionals. Additionally, we've included a 13 page guide on Creating Your Digital Brand and a Digital Connections Spreadsheet to help you keep you network organized.
In this video Kevin shares a new way to start your job search as well as the 5 questions to ask yourself before you even start.
In this lecture, Kevin teaches you how to get move beyond traditional networking methods and shares secret strategies to maximize your networking potential.
Kevin explains the networking exercise he uses regularly to access the weak ties in his network.
Kevin explains why gatekeepers no longer exist, and a personal example on how to make things happen.
In this section, Emilie teaches you creative methods to follow-up with the connections you make online and offline. You'll also learn how to be engaging and show your personality while still remaining professional on social media. And finally, she shares one key secret step that most people don't ever take.
Emilie and Nicole share two different exercises for you to complete to teach you how to think outside of the box when it comes to making things happen.
In this final lecture, we tie this course together and give you an action plan based on course material.
Kevin is an entrepreneur, digital storyteller, and founder of The Niche Movement a community of young professionals helping others find the work they love. Kevin currently runs his own digital storytelling agency helping organizations who are passionate about what they do tell their story based out of Washington, DC. Kevin spent 8+ years working in several student affairs functions from student leadership to marketing and before he took the leap of faith to go out on his own he worked at Rutgers University as the Marketing and Social Media Director for the recreation department.
In June 2015 he published his first book, that was funded on Kickstarter, titled The Niche Movement: The New Rules to Finding The Career You Love.
Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and strives to connect others through shared experiences and narratives of personal growth.