Key InspiredWork Principles
There are six core principles that I used to design InspiredWork – the company, the system, the book and its companion workbook, and the movement. If you apply these principles to your career, then you too can create work you love.
- Career unhappiness is unacceptable.
Life is too short to be unhappy at work, especially since most of us spend more than 50% of our waking ours at work.
People who are unhappy typically spread their unhappiness to those around them including their family and friends as well as their work colleagues. The opposite is also true. Would you rather be spreading happiness or unhappiness?
- Happiness is an inside job. But, you must choose it every day, every moment.
A new boss, new job, new career or new business will not make you happy. Happiness only comes from within when you are at peace with the present moment, aware you are love and willing to share your love and talents with others for the well being of all. This will enable you to be your highest self and experience true happiness no matter what.
A good life requires good energy. Like attracts like. If you want to attract a great new boss or great clients, then be a great person to be around.
If you want to be happier at work, choose to be happy first and then look for a new job or start your own business.
The fastest and easiest way to change your life and be happier is to change your daily habits that you do on autopilot to happier ones. That’s why Happy Habits is the first step in the InspiredWork Career Transformation System.
- InspiredWork is a journey and only you know what is the next best step in your career for you.
InspiredWork is work where you are free to be yourself, feel fulfilled by using your unique talents, are happy and energized by your work, and love your life.
For most people, finding their inspired work is a journey. It’s not about finding the perfect job or starting the perfect business. You may have several jobs, careers or businesses in your future. The key is to follow your own intuition and energy. Only you know what is the right job, career or business for you. That’s why InspiredWork helps you ask yourself the right questions do you can come up with your own new career or new business vision.
If you have lost your job, it means that the job was no longer helping you learn and grow. Somehow losing that job was in your highest good. It’s time for a new job that will provide the next step in your growth.
If you are an entrepreneur, remember that everyone has different dreams. Your dreams and intuitive flashes are unique. If you can dream it, you can become it. It may not happen quickly. But if you are dreaming it, then it CAN be your future at some point.
- Effective change requires inner alignment.
The biggest obstacle to you transforming your career is self-sabotage from your subconscious mind. Even if you have a clear and documented career vision that you have consciously decided you want, you may not be able to make it happen if you don’t align your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious mind and it will keep you doing what you were doing before and prevent you from changing unless you re-program it.
The subconscious mind deals in images and symbols from your daily environment. One of the best ways to re-program your subconscious mind is to use Feng Shui and space cleaning. These are great tools for aligning your inner (subconscious mind) with the outer (your intentions and conscious mind). With the InspiredWork Career Transformation System, you will not only create your new career or business vision (what you want to create), but you will also create your strategy (how you plan to get it) and do inner alignment (to support the new career or business vision).
- To manage your career successfully in the digital age, you need to create and manage your brand.
If you are looking for a new job or career, then your personal brand especially your online brand on LinkedIn is critical to your success. Don’t make the mistake of making your LinkedIn Profile an online resume. Transform your LinkedIn Profile into an authentic, differentiated personal brand platform. This will help you stand out versus the competition and get hired faster.
If you want to start your own business, then you need an authentic, compelling and differentiated personal and company brand. People do business with people they know like and trust. Take time up front when you are starting your business to build a brand that will attract your ideal target clients and ensure you deliver on your brand promises over time.
The InspiredWork Career Transformation System dedicates a whole step to branding and packaging both for jobseekers and entrepreneurs. This step will help you transform your brand and package yourself to support your new career or business.
- InspiredWork takes more than an idea. It takes consistent inspired action.
As you know, the world is full of ideas and dreamers. But to become a successful professional or entrepreneur, you need to follow through on your ideas and take consistent inspired action on a daily basis. That’s why the final step of the InspiredWork Career Transformation System is about creating and implementing a Marketing Campaign.
For jobseekers, you will be doing a personal job search marketing campaign that will help you find and apply to new job openings systematically as well as interview and negotiate offers until you have a great new job.
For entrepreneurs, you will be creating and launching your business using a marketing campaign. You will identify your first product or beta offering and create a webinar to announce it to your ideal customers. This will enable you to win your first set of customers and create a real business.
Whether you are want a new job, career or business, creating your own inspired work is possible in just 8 weeks. The InspiredWork book and its companion workbook which includes 40 days of inspired actions is all you need.