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INTRO Newbie-Working to move from Slowlane to Fastlane

Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by Sampath, Oct 1, 2018.

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    Hi All
    I am Sampath, 49, Indian, now living and working in Canberra, Australia.
    Bought both TMF & Unscripted. Completed reading Chapter 41 of TMF, Will finish tonight.

    Back in the 90s I started my career in IT Training

    To cut the story short-below is my share of learning:
    25+ years IT experience in most roles in IT
    3 job redundancies
    2 health upsets
    Moved to Australia 12+ years ago
    Business/Projects attempted: Network marketing(twice), Share Trading, eBay business and Web development.

    Currently - working as an Independent Contractor in the slow lane as a consultant, increasing my intrinsic value and exchanging money for time.

    Actions to move to the Fastlane:
    1) I am in the process of setting up a Life Coach business. Currently, testing waters by coaching four professionals for testimonials as against charging them.
    * I am completing my course in Life Coaching (this certification is a legal requirement within Australia for setting up Coaching business).
    * I am working on a website for the Coaching business.( subscription & books)
    2) Also, as I am working in the Cloud and Security space @ work, I am gearing up to B2B Copywriting for cloud & security service businesses. (content-based)

    I have realized a few months back what has been missing (obvious right actions)and the TMF was slapping on my cheeks as I was turning page-page. Will be completing this book tonight and start with "Unscripted".

    I have started acting on my plans, although I dont have detailed plans, I am going one step at a time with most of the learnings from the past mis-takes.

    I guess thats a quick intro about myself.
    Open to learn from others.
     
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    Finally - Completed read the TMF - Moving on to "UNSCRIPTED". Preparing to read, take action and being uncomfortable.
     
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    Welcome @Sampath.

    Curious why the move to life coaching when you have all that IT experience?
     
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    srodrigo New Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED

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    Welcome :)

    As a suggestion, I would wait a bit before reading Unscripted. After reading TMF once, and Unscripted twice, I believe they are books for reading them, thinking a lot about them, and coming back after a few months. They need to grow inside you. I personally found more value doing this than devouring the books, although of course it's up to you.

    I am curious too about why you want to leave IT behind (although I have some guesses).
     
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    Hi, I'm new to the forum as well! I think that is such a cool idea. I am really looking forward to hearing about your pogress with a life coaching business. What made you wish to pursue that instead of continuing with technology? It's awesome that you're following your dreams!

    -Busybee22
     
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    Welcome aboard my friend.

    The #1 thing I've learned in my journey is that you've gotta stay true to who and what you are. I'm a scientist, engineer, programmer, many technical things... but I'm not a web designer or a copywriter or a digital marketer. I achieved some competency in those areas, but could never excel because they're not my "thing".

    It was only when I started aligning my actions with my core competencies, rather than following in the path of others, that I felt right about what I was doing.

    Moral of the story: if you're an IT guy, you're far better off leveraging that then trying to move onto something like life coaching. It's more aligned with your core skills and who you are (I presume).

    Just my $0.02
     
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    Have a listen to the second radio interview in my signature.

    “Grow what you know.” is a phrase I heard a while back that stuck with me.

    I also used to be IT. I do something different now, but I’ve built on top of my IT skills so I excel at my new thing.

    How can you leverage the skills, experience, network, and resources you already have?

    Also bear in mind that we likely should all be trying to become better business owners rather than better IT guys, life coaches, etc.

    Caveat: I have a real aversion to life coaching. Kung Fu Steve? Sure. The rest of us? Not so sure. So take what I say with a pinch of salt.
     

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