THE CHECKLIST AND WORKSHEET TO FEELING CONFIDENT WITH YOUR EXPERTISE

SOME OF MY FRIENDS  ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS, BUT THEY THINK THEY HAVE NOTHING TO CONTRIBUTE. MY TRAINEES DID THE SAME. SO I CREATED A LIST OF SKILLS THEY HAD. I REMOVED THEIR NAMES FROM THEIR RESUME’S AND SENT THE RESUME’ TO HR. I ASKED IF THEY CAN WORK WITH THOSE CANDIDATES. HR SAID:”YES, RIGHT NOW!”

I AM NO MAGICIAN. I CAN ONLY WORK WITH IT RESUME’S. STILL THAT  IS WHAT THEY NEVER EXPECTED.

I HAVE REQUESTED MY PALS TO BLOG AND THEIR ANSWER IS : I DON’T KNOW THAT MUCH.

FRIEND: WHAT WILL I BLOG ABOUT

ME: YOUR JOB

FRIEND : I DON’T HAVE TIME.

ME: YOU DO HAVE 15 MINUTES.

FRIEND NO ONE WILL READ!

ME: I WILL READ, TWEET AND  HELP.

FRIEND: MY JOB IS AWFUL

ME: ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT TO BLOG, ITS THERAPEUTIC!

DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BLOG ABOUT? YOU TOTALLY DO! YOU ARE DEVELOPING YOUR BRAND, TESTING YOUR AUDIENCE AND WORKING FROM HOME. WHAT WILL YOU GIVE TO WORK FROM HOME?

Me, I’d give a lot to work from home. I already do. I developed a worksheet and a checklist for my students who wanted to earn money on the side. This should work for you.

THE WORKSHEET:

  1. Document as many instances as possible where you impressed yourself, your colleagues and bosses with your work.
  2. What was your best test score and why?
  3. When did you coach anyone?
  4. What and how did you troubleshoot anything at work?
  5. Name some un-reacheable goals at work.
  6. What have you tried so far?
  7. Since those methods failed what will you try?

THE CHECKLIST :

  1. You picked a goal.
  2. You have a deadline.
  3. You have a strategy and list of smaller goals.
  4. You are networking.
  5. You are gathering rejection letters.
  6. You are documenting your efforts
  7. You are eliminating methods that don’t work, polishing things that do.

AFTER 60 DAYS, YOU WILL HAVE GAINED SO MUCH.

MY FAILURE IN TRAINING: HOW I USED IT TO LEVERAGE MY NEXT TRAINING SESSION.

Teaching programming and scripting languages is tricky. I gave my trainees some work. Only 5 out of 24 got the job done.

They had material and lectures, so why the poor performance? I broke the task into tiny portions. I have 85% success. So the  trouble was that I expected them to blend some important functions and sew together 70 lines of code with new functions. Some used subroutines. I also gave them code to debug. It was some 150 lines in length and had many variables.

I told them that i will devote two sessions till everyone got it right. By the next Monday. everyone had the coding work down. It cost me two sessions, and so I failed to complete the syllabus on time.

I used that anger hurt and fear to my advantage: I began using the above worksheets and checklists.

I created a way of tracking progress and awarding bonus points to those who finished tasks on their own. I then made them demonstrate their methods to those who were lagging behind despite hard work. This symbiotic approach helped in four ways:

There was less disruption.

There was more training “ground” covered!!

Assignments were complete.

The syllabus got finished before the last class, so we reviewed all material.

YOU MAY FAIL, BUT ONLY ONCE. USE IT. USE THE ANGER. THANK YOU FOR READING. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.

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