Testdrive Your Dreamjob

The Hero’s Journey Guide To Finding and Creating the Life and Work You Love   Yes, you can try your hand at the business of your dreams without risking your present job or business, your next mortgage payment, or your kid’s future. In Meet Your Heroes  you will discover how meeting your rolemodels and their stories and…

Journey in Paris

Testdrive  your dreamjob as a concept is almost five hundred years old. People who travel to discover their vocation. As our hero in Midnight in Paris who meets his rolemodels in the night. After years of fantasy something about living the job and the life for just a few days, weeks or months empowered them to…

Why make The Testdrive?

 To “test-drive” your dream job before committing  To find a mentor  To learn the “ins and outs” of the business  To make contacts with opinion leaders in the industry  To boost your confidence  To explore a passion  To satisfy your curiosity about ‘the road not taken’  To test possible careers when you don’t know what…

Book a Testdrive in your Dreamjob

Behavioral economists, who look at how people make choices, are well aware of the fact that we tend to choose the thing that feels most desirable in the present and postpone a harder or riskier choice until the future. Fortunately, they have also noted ways that people work around that. One solution is to precommit,…

Fear

If you are wishing for your dream job but are immobilized with fear, how can you go past that fear? Let us take a moment to look at your nemesis, fear. When it comes to fear we are little better than rats. Brain research shows that we are wired to choose instant gratification over long…

Fear Fighters

Often when I describe the Testdrive your Dreamjob, the process of dream job seeking, people will say, ‘ Well I could not do that because I am not the right kind of person” as if there were a certain personality type that is capable of making the switch. I know what they mean. They have…

Greater Pain

There is a moment when the pain of staying put outweighs the pain of making a change. And that is a magic moment – because the moment we cross that line, things that previously felt like insurmountable fears begin to look more like manageable hurdles. Now on your way to work you find yourself dreaming…

Meeting Rolemodels

Meeting Rolemodels The Internet is the place to start your research into your dreamjob, but it’s not the place to start your research, but it’s not the place to finish. If you only the Web, you’ll end up with stacks and stacks of material and a decent theoretical knowledge of the industry but there will…

Questions to Ask

  Your research at this stage does not need to be exhaustive. You’ll be doing more research with your mentor and even more after your testdrive.  Right now you just want to get a basis education in your prospective field. Here are some things you’ll want to know: Lifestyle  What is the typical lifestyle of…

Telling Your Story

  Part of what makes it scary to tell people you are thinking of trying something new is that it raises ‘exposure fear’:  What if they don’t approve? What if they laugh at me? What if they think I can’t succeed? But the fact is, until you talk about it, you won’t succeed! You need…

When is “Enough” “Enough”?

  How do you know when you’ve done enough research?  There is no hard-and-fast rule. Some people love researching and won’t stop ever. Others just want to jump in and get in action with their dream business. Both are fine. You will do more research after your testdrive. For now, the time to stop is…

Finding Your Mentor

Why are busy working people so eager to help strangers enter their business? Why are they willing to take time away from their work? To disclose trade secrets? To train their own possible competion? They do it for a number of reasons?  They love what they do and they love sharing it with others (Don’t…