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New Podcast Episode on Career Planning

post # 253 — December 4, 2006 — a Careers, General post

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

— US President Calvin Coolidge

What does it take to insure a lifetime of fulfilling and exciting career choices? With all due respect to Calvin Coolidge, more important than even persistence and determination is the passion that inspires persistence and determination.

My latest podcast episode, entitled No Regrets, explores how to coordinate your own Personal Strategic Plan for a passionate career that drives true success.


00:30 — Formative and important career advice.

02:05 — The power of passion, drive, and determination.

04:05 — Five questions for the continuous revision of your own Personal Strategic Plan.

06:00 — Look to the recent past to find what would truly satisfy you.

06:49 — What determines the quality of our work lives.

08:38 — Play to your evil secrets. Don’t suppress them.

09:38 — The critical career choice you are facing right now

11:08 — Just how important is other people’s advice?

12:14 — Don’t sell: Buy!

You can download No Regrets or sign up to receive new Business Masterclass seminars automatically with iTunes or other podcast players. (Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe.) My seminars are always available for download at no cost.

1 Comment

Jason Alba said:

This is an outstanding podcast, I’m blogging on it tomorrow. It is a subject that I don’t touch on much but I hear a lot about!

posted on December 6, 2006