I’ve neglected this blog for too long. It’s time for someone to take it over. My business focus has obviously shifted and I can no longer maintain this blog. So…”The How To Project” is up for sale.
This blog was started just about a year ago.
Even though it hasn’t been maintained as well as it should, this blog has generated over 22,000 UNIQUE visitors in the last 12 months. With the correct focus, imagine what you could do with this type of traffic.
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Here is the screen shot of the traffic:
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Here’s what’s NOT included:
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We all know people who appear to breeze through life, happily moving from one triumph to the next. On the other hand, we know others who never quite make it, and always have an answer why life has dealt them a hard blow. Society is made up of victors and victims, and the difference can very often be boiled down to one key factor – attitude.
When moving in a new career direction, it’s essential to learn the habits of the victor to achieve a successful outcome. The victims attempt actions in a timid manner, hoping for good things, but never really believing they’re worthy of great things. Victors commit mentally to a successful outcome, and back their actions with emotion.
Imagine two tennis players who’re about to play for a championship. The first says “It’s my final chance – I’ll give it my best shot,” but the second says “Winning is my destiny.” Guess who’ll win the tournament? They may both put in the same practice hours, but the victor spends more time on his mental training to win.
We can define the victor by the word OAR (Ownership, Accountability and Responsibility) – a figure paddling towards success. The victim is defined by the word BED (Blame, Excuses and Denial) – one who stays in bed and gives up.
The victor doesn’t expect someone else to lead the way – and takes ownership of his or her tasks. He’s liable for his actions, and so takes them seriously (seeing things through by tackling problems not creating them). He takes responsibility for the results of his actions, and doesn’t allow excuses from himself.
In the victim’s eyes, there’s always a reason why he’s not achieving, and it’s rarely to do with himself. It’s always someone else’s fault – he feels out of control so justifies it by blaming someone else. He makes excuses for his lack of performance, but the only person he’s convincing is himself. With this continual pattern of blame and excuses, the victim lives a life of complete denial, convinced that there’s absolutely nothing he can do about his situation.
To stack the odds in their favor, a mental work-out may be needed for some students approaching a life-changing training program. Anyone who’s a fully paid up member of the victim society must address their issues before they get going, to fully embrace the potential in front of them.
Attitudes (both good and bad) are just habits, and with constant repetition, habits can be altered. Pay attention to the voice inside your head – if it sounds like a victim, then stop it dead! Instead, mentally verbalize why you can be successful. No one is any better than you – it’s just that some people have fought their demons and emerged victorious.
As Churchill said, “There is no such thing as a hero, only those who rise to the occasion.” In learning as in life, we need to have the attitude of a winner in order to become a winner.
Dividing the different stages of learning into sections can be really helpful when we’re trying to work out where we are and how far we can go. Looking at the big goal can be quite scary – (let’s say professional web designer with a big portfolio of customers who are dependent on our expertise), when it’s as much as we can do to recall the names of the software we’ll be learning from!
Let’s look at four different levels of understanding. Whenever we take on anything new, we all experience these stages, and recognizing them helps us to evaluate ourselves and our progress.
Unconscious Incompetent – This is stage one where career changers often start. At this stage we know we want to change, but we don’t yet know what we don’t know, what we need to know, how to learn it or where it might take us! Sounds a bit desperate, but the main thing is knowing we want to change – everything else can be taught.
The main thing is to take advice. The stage one person can discover what’s involved in the process by talking things through with an experienced adviser; then they can find out where they want to go and what they need to learn.
This moves us swiftly on to stage two -
Conscious Incompetent. Now we’re probably at the start of your training course. Having been taught the different options, we’ve decided on our career path, and we know what we have to learn – in other words we’re conscious of what we don’t yet know, or what we’re currently incompetent at.
Understanding this is important, to have the wisdom of knowing where we are. Grasping conscious incompetence means that we don’t get quite so frustrated in the early stages of our learning – it’s possible we’re not very good at it (especially if it’s been a while since we were at school…) but we know we’ll get better. Modern interactive learning accelerates this process, so we won’t be at this stage for long.
Then we reach stage three, which is…
Conscious Competent. Now we’re in the zone of the learning environment, and pick things up much faster. We still have to think consciously about what we’re doing all the time, but we can learn competently. Whilst in this learning stage we’ll probably complete our studies and successfully pass our exams. It’s likely to also extend into our working life too.
Remember when we learned to drive a car? We’d got to conscious competency by test time – good enough to pass the exam but still consciously aware of every manoeuvre. It wasn’t until we gained more experience to consolidate the knowledge that we moved into stage four.
In IT, we’ll probably be several years into our working experience before we become Unconsciously Competent. We know what we need to know, and no longer have to consciously think about why we do something. Although school’s never over for the true professional, (and certainly in IT the joy is there’s always more to learn) achieving this lofty height of understanding makes all the hard work worth it.
Here are a couple links to some noteworthy blogs that I’ve been looking at this week.
Rather than using twitter to “tweet” them one at a time like I usually do, I decided to post a few here.
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Look in any bookshop at their Best Seller list today, and you’ll see a mass of autobiographies of the rich and famous. From empire builders to glamor models to footballers, they all tell a different story, but each has a thread in common – they focused on the positives and overcame adversity.
That’s the way of the world; life’s achievers allow positive reasons why ‘they can’ to flood their consciousness, and drown out negative reasons why they can’t.
For the student, this attitude to studying is paramount. To successfully complete a training program, the biggest tool in a trainee’s workbox is a positive mindset. An optimistic approach brings about all sorts of possibilities, circumstances, answers and opportunities to achieve. By contrast, a negative outlook thwarts creativity and blocks our learning receptors.
This is due to our Reticular Activation System, which is a mechanism in our brain that automatically tells us what to focus on. We’ve experienced many things throughout our lives that no longer stay in the forefront of our minds – most of what we’ve learned moves from our conscious mind to our sub-conscious mind, a sort of store cupboard stocked up with all our past knowledge and beliefs.
When we consciously attempt to do something, our Reticular Activation System (RAS) will search the sub-conscious mind for any relevant information it holds, and bring it to our attention. If we’re walking down a street, we’re only made aware of things that have meaning to us – the rest is just background noise.
Therefore, if our conscious mind has generally been transferring positive, upbeat messages to our sub-conscious mind, then that’s what it will send back. But if our sub-conscious has been fed a bunch of defeatist, downbeat messages, then equally that’s also what will come back.
Achievers, it appears, are able to manipulate the messages streamimg through to their sub-conscious minds. They do this by choosing the exact messages the conscious mind sends and deliberately programming their RAS. As such, it’s an essential tool for achieving goals, as the sub-conscious mind can’t tell the difference between real or imaginary events.
In other words, we need to create a very specific picture of our goal in our conscious mind. The RAS will then pass this on to our subconscious – which, as it believes everything it’s told, will then help us achieve the goal. It does this by making us aware of all the relevant information which otherwise might have stayed as ‘background noise’.
The writer Napoleon Hill said that we can achieve any realistic goal if we keep focusing on that goal, and stop dwelling on any negative thoughts about it. Obviously, if we keep thinking that we can’t hit a goal, our subconscious will help us not to achieve it.
Well done! Discovering this piece proves you must be thinking about your future, and if you’re considering retraining that means you’ve taken it further than almost everybody else. Can you believe that a small minority of us would say we are fulfilled and satisfied with our jobs – but the majority will just put up with it. Why not be different and take action – those who do hardly ever regret it.
We’d recommend that in advance of taking a course of training, you have a conversation with someone who can see the bigger picture and can give you advice. Such a person will go through personality profiling with you and help you find your ideal job to train for:
* Do you want to interact with other people? If so, do you want a team or do you want to meet lots of new people? Alternatively, do you like to deal with your responsibilities alone?
* What’s important that you get from the industry your job is in? (Building and banking – not so stable as they once were.)
* Once you’ve trained, how many years work do anticipate working, and can your chosen industry provide you with that possibility?
* Would you like your study to be in an industry where you’re comfortable you’ll have a job up to the time you want to stop?
We ask you to have a good look at the IT sector – there are greater numbers of positions than staff to fill them, because it’s one of the few choices of career where the market sector is on the grow. In contrast to what some people believe, IT isn’t all techie people gazing at their computer screens the whole time (some jobs are like that of course.) The vast majority of roles are occupied by ordinary men and women who want to earn a very good living.
We can see a plethora of job availability in the IT industry. Finding the particular one for you is generally problematic.
Because having no previous experience in Information Technology, in what way could we understand what a particular job actually consists of?
To attack this, we need to discuss a number of definitive areas:
* Your personal interests and hobbies – often these highlight what areas will give you the most reward.
* Is your focus to get certified because of a certain reason – i.e. do you aim to work from home (maybe self-employment?)?
* Have you thought about salary vs the travel required?
* Always think in-depth about the amount of work expected to achieve their goals.
* Having a good look at what commitment and time that you’re going to put into it.
Ultimately, the only real way of covering these is from a long chat with an experienced advisor who knows the industry well enough to lead you to the correct decision.
Many trainers provide mainly work-books and reference manuals. Obviously, this isn’t much fun and not ideal for achieving retention.
Many years of research has always verified that connecting physically with our study, is far more likely to produce long-lasting memories.
You can now study via self-contained CD or DVD materials. Instructor-led tutorials will mean you’ll learn your subject via their teaching and demonstrations. Then it’s time to test your knowledge by utilising the practice lab’s and modules.
It makes sense to see some of the typical study materials provided before you purchase a course. Always insist on video tutorials, instructor demo’s and a variety of audio-visual and interactive sections.
It is generally unwise to choose training that is only available online. Connection quality and reliability varies hugely across your average broadband company, make sure you get actual CD or DVD ROM’s.
Make sure you don’t get caught-up, as many people do, on the accreditation program. You’re not training for the sake of training; you’re training to become commercially employable. Stay focused on what it is you want to achieve.
Imagine training for just one year and then end up performing the job-role for decades. Don’t make the mistake of opting for what may seem to be a program of interest to you and then spend decades in a job you hate!
You also need to know your feelings on career development, earning potential, and whether you intend to be quite ambitious. You need to know what will be expected of you, what particular exams are required and where you’ll pick-up experience from.
Our recommendation would be to look for advice and guidance from an industry professional before settling on a training course, so there’s little doubt that the specific package will give the skill-set required for your career choice.
A valuable training package will undoubtedly have wholly authorised exam preparation systems.
Make sure that the practice exams are not just posing the correct questions from the right areas, but also asking them in the way the real exams will ask them. This completely unsettles trainees if the questions are phrased in unfamiliar formats.
It’s a good idea to request some practice exams in order to check your comprehension at all times. Simulations of exams help to build your confidence – then you won’t be quite so nervous at the actual exam.
Should you be looking for training tracks certified by Microsoft, then you’ll naturally expect training organizations to provide a wide selection of some of the top training courses on the market today.
You may wish to consider all the options with somebody who knows about the commercial needs of the market, and can influence your choice of the more likely roles to go with your personal characteristics.
Training courses must be tailored to match your current skills and aptitude. So, after working out the best kind of work for you, your next focus is the relevant route to get you there.
One useful service provided by many trainers is a program of Job Placement assistance. This is designed to assist your search for your first position. Don’t get overly impressed with this service – it’s easy for their marketing department to overplay it. At the end of the day, the need for well trained IT people in the United Kingdom is what will make you attractive to employers.
Work on polishing up your CV right away however – you should get plenty of help from your training provider on this. Don’t put it off until you’ve graduated or passed any exams.
Having the possibility of an interview is more than not being known. A decent number of junior support jobs are bagged by trainees (who’ve only just left first base.)
Normally you’ll get quicker results from a specialized and independent local recruitment service than you will through a training company’s national service, as they will be more familiar with the area and local employers.
A good number of men and women, so it seems, spend evenings and weekends on their training and studies (for years sometimes), only to give up at the first hurdle when finding a job. Sell yourself… Work hard to put yourself out there. Don’t think a job’s just going to jump out in front of you.
Many companies only concern themselves with gaining a certificate, and avoid focusing on what it’s all actually about – which is a commercial career or job. Always begin with the final destination in mind – too many people focus on the journey.
It’s not unheard of, for example, to obtain tremendous satisfaction from a year of studying and then spend 20 miserable years in a tiresome job role, entirely because you stumbled into it without the correct level of soul-searching when you should have – at the outset.
It’s a good idea to understand the expectations of your industry. Which particular qualifications you’ll need and how you’ll go about getting some commercial experience. You should also spend a little time considering how far you’d like to get as often it can control your selection of certifications.
We’d recommend you take advice from a professional adviser before making your final decision on a particular training programme, so there’s no doubt that the content of a learning package provides the skills for the job being sought.
Traditional teaching in classrooms, using textbooks and whiteboards, is usually pretty hard going. If all this is ringing some familiar bells, check out study materials that are multimedia based.
Where possible, if we can utilize all of our senses into our learning, then the results are usually dramatically better.
Find a course where you’re provided with an array of CD and DVD based materials – you’ll be learning from instructor videos and demo’s, with the facility to fine-tune your skills in fully interactive practice sessions.
It’s wise to view examples of the course-ware provided before you sign on the dotted line. Always insist on videoed instructor demonstrations and a variety of audio-visual and interactive sections.
It is generally unwise to go for purely on-line training. Because of the variable quality and reliability of most broadband providers, make sure you get actual CD or DVD ROM’s.
Considering how a program is ‘delivered’ to you isn’t always given the appropriate level of importance. In what way are your training elements sectioned? And in what sequence and do you have a say in when you’ll get each part?
Many think it logical (with a typical time scale of 1-3 years to pass all the required exams,) that a training provider will issue one module at a time, as you complete each part. But:
Many students find that the trainer’s ’standard’ path of training is not what they would prefer. They might find a different order of study is more expedient. And what happens if they don’t finish in the allotted time?
To provide the maximum security and flexibility, many trainees now want to have all their training materials (which they’ve now paid for) couriered out in one package, all at the beginning. That means it’s down to you in what order and how fast or slow you’d like to work.