A Practical Process That’s Better Than “Follow Your Passion”

A step-by-step process for clarifying your most important aspirations and then doing the work to make them happen

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A person stands on a curvy arrow painted on the street.
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Goal review sheet.
Goal review sheet.
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Phase I: Searching

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Phase II: Exploring

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Step 1: Reading list

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Step 2: Industry interviews

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Step 3: Deliberate practice

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Step 4: Mentor guide

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Step 5: Portfolio

Step 6: Apprenticeships

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Phase III: Committing

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Final Thoughts

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