Each lecture represents a single strategy within the Career Strategy Framework including the following content:
- Mental Model - is one core idea of the framework summarized in a few sentences. Internalizing these mental models will shape your day-to-day thinking.
- Strategy and Mindset - a strategy is the "how" to operationalize the mental model and realize its specific outcome. Each strategy supports a foundational principle of the framework. Strategy alone cannot deliver results unless you have the proper mindset to take action. In this section, I highlight attributes of the right mindset you will need, together with the strategy to accelerate change to a career you love.
- Directives - are a succinct list of recommended actions - the "things you should do". These include behaviors to adopt and actions to take to support your transformational change. In my experience, people value a synthesized list of actions instead of a long theory that then needs to be decomposed into a nugget that can be actioned upon.
- Experiment With This - a list of probing questions to tease out thoughts and ideas of lecture, with recommended actions you can take to experiment applying the strategy in practice.
- An Example in Practice - when I have a practical example from my career and life, I share the story so you gain a deeper understanding of how the strategy can be used and the type of results that can be achieved. I have found that stories are an effective way of describing the situation, how the strategy helped, and what outcome can be realized.
- Resources - a list of books, podcasts, articles, and videos that relate to the framework strategy. In many cases, I synthesize and organize concepts from multiple sources that form the strategic thinking of the lecture. I highly encourage you to digest these resources when you want to go deep on a specific topic. I recommend you read the full book if you want a deep understanding of the concept.