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Most people work hard, accomplish much, and yet find themselves not getting the promotions they want, the respect they deserve, or the new job that they need. The question of “why?” was answered in our previous two courses. This course focuses on the first two steps of the Road Map for Career and Job Search Success and helps you answer the foundational question of, “What do you really want to do?”

Until these questions are answered, you will waste time and money while those you thought could help you…won’t help you. Other people, including highly connected friends, can only help those who can tell them what they want to do and how they can be helped.

The first step, and the foundation of success, is to understand what you are passionate about doing. Passion is the energy for success and perseverance. The second step is to understand which of your passions is marketable for someone to be willing to pay you to follow your passion. We call this step your Vision.  Your Vision is what your Passion looks like in the real world, how you can tell others what you want to do, and how you can identify gaps between what you want and what the Decision Maker needs and wants. By closing these gaps, you begin the process of revolutionizing your competitive edge.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

8 CoursesThe Road Map to Career Success

  1. Why You Need to Compete in Your Career
  2. What is The Road Map to Career Success?
  3. What do You Really Want to Do? Defining Your Passion and Vision for Your Career
  4. How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting
  5. How can You Help Others to Know Who You Are?
  6. How can You Communicate with Others?
  7. How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part One
  8. How can You Sell Yourself to Decision Makers? Part Two

Learning Objectives

  • Explore How to Identify What Your Passion Is and Is Not
  • Explore Why Passion makes a huge difference
  • Explore How to Identify Your Passions
  • Explore How to Identify What Your Vision Is and Is Not
  • Recognize Why having a Clear Vision Matters
  • Identify How to Define Your Vision
Last updated/reviewed: June 10, 2021

39 Reviews (150 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
good insight and advice for finding my passion. it is tough but this lesson highlighted some useful tips to help.
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Member's Profile
this course is very helpful. I learned what is passion and vision. I never spend time to study where is my passion, and what I feel destined to do. I work because I need money to support myself, and it turned out to be that I am not very successful in all the previous jobs. I should follow the instructions and methods listed in this course and figure out my passion and vision. Stop wasting time and money on my career.
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Anonymous Author
I like how this course helps you realize that it takes small steps to ultimately accomplish discovering what your vision is and making your realize it is completely doable by taking it one step at a time, writing things down so you can see your vision on paper and stay on the path to making it a reality.
5
Member's Profile
This course has taught me how to plan my career by understanding my passion and assist me in creating a vision to assist in my career roadmap. Outstanding course and I wish I know the material earlier in my career, but never too late.
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Anonymous Author
this a good course for those just starting out in their careers, not to say it's too late for someone whose been out working for 20+ years, but seems alot more easier to accomplish if you use these tools starting out.
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Member's Profile
Quite thought provoking. This course provides a roadmap to professional happiness and fullfilment. I am lucky to have taken it as it has raise questions in my own professional life. Thank you, Larry
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Anonymous Author
Very well presented and described. I would recommend taking this course as has given multiple ideas on how to review and organize passion and vision. I learned a lot from this course.
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Anonymous Author
This is a good course to take for those who are just starting out in the business world. It gives you plenty to think about concerning your future and were you want to go.
5
Member's Profile
I really liked the approach that the presenter had to finding a vision. I will reread the slides and take his advice to figure out where I want to go.
5
Member's Profile
As a business owner whose business did not survive the pandemic this course is a useful framework for doing the "deep work" to consider next steps.
4
Member's Profile
This course reaffirmed gut instincts about making career path changes which align with internal values and beliefs while emphasizing marketability.
5
Member's Profile
Although I am about to retire from my lifetime work, I found this course to be very helpful in guiding me through the next chapter of my career.
5
Anonymous Author
This is a very interesting course. It reminded me the importance of a vision and showed me steps to align my profession with my passion
4
Anonymous Author
This course provides a very thorough set of questions one can ask him/herself to guide them to a relevant, fulfilling career.
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Anonymous Author
The ironic thing is that we are mostly taking this as some sort of CPE requirement which most certainly is not our passion.
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Member's Profile
This course is a great place to start in addressing what you should be doing and focusing on in your professional career.
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Anonymous Author
The course is a great reminder of your passion can be your career. You just have to find the right career choice.
5
Anonymous Author
Excellent guidance on defining your passion and how to dig deep for realistic/tangible expectations for the future.
Anonymous Author
Very insightful and detailed course! It makes you really think about where you want to go in your life and career.
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Anonymous Author
Enjoyable presentation. Amazing how many little things add up and can determine your vision and passion of work.
5
Anonymous Author
An extremely helpful and informative class. Training was clear and detailed. it provided relevant examples.
5
Anonymous Author
Great presentation and thought provoking material. Will use the techniques for planning for future goals.
5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed this course and the way the presenter presented the materials and his examples.
4
Anonymous Author
Lot of practical common sense advice that will work wonders if one were to actually execute.
5
Anonymous Author
Clearly reinforces how important it is to know your passion as the first step in the process.
5
Member's Profile
Fun presentation! insightful and thought-provoking... I'll be taking more of Jim's classes!
5
Member's Profile
This is the best course in this series so far. It speaks to figuring who you really are.
5
Member's Profile
Very valid and relevant points about finding your passion. Thank you for this course
4
Member's Profile
Great course. I will definitely return to the course again to enhance my learning.
4
Anonymous Author
Provides a good outline. Personally found the religious touch out of place.
4
Anonymous Author
Aligns passion, vision, achievement and fulfillment extremely well.
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Member's Profile
Great questions that make you think about what your own passion.
4
Anonymous Author
Nice structure to get me started on what I want from retirement.
5
Anonymous Author
This was an awesome course, I throughly enjoyed the context.
5
Anonymous Author
Great things to think about - thank you for the presentation!
5
Member's Profile
I will definitely recommend this course to my co employee
4
Member's Profile
I found the presentation very thorough and informative.
5
Anonymous Author
Good reminder of things you probably already know.
4
Anonymous Author
Inspiring webinar.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .

2 QuestionsCourse Questions and Answers

Member's Profile

Great course, thank you. At the end you suggest another course "Identifying Red Flags..", though could not find it here. Where can one find it?

Member's Profile

Hi Yakhyo,

The next course, "How to Close the Gaps Between What You Want Versus Are Getting", includes the discussion on Red Lights. Enjoy!

Jim

Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
What Do You Really Want to Do?
  10:19What Is Your Passion?
  9:56Passion Is Your Future
  5:21Over Time Your Passions May Change
Creating Your Vision
  12:23Creating Your Vision 1
  10:57Creating Your Vision 2
  10:16Creating Your Vision 3
CONCLUSION
  5:52Where Do You Find the Information?
Continuous Play
  1:06:21What do You Really Want to Do? Defining Your Passion and Vision for Your Career
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides:What do You Really Want to Do?
  PDFWhat do You Really Want to Do? Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM