adjective pro·fes·sion·al \prə-ˈfe-shə-nəl\

1: relating to an occupation: of or as an expert <professional advice>

2: taking part in an activity (as a sport) in order to make money

3: participated in by people who are paid to compete <professional sports>

4: having or showing a quality appropriate in a profession 

Two groups of Blue Valley High School students will be enduring my hour long talk Thursday, October 20, 2016.  You are reading my outline. Do you have anything to add? 

Career Decision Making

Success (Value) is all in the P’s

Practice—practice, practice, practice

Participate—in conversations, in helping others, and in getting others to help you work for/on yourself

Promote—milestones, events, goals, dreams; share before and after

Perform—1. Show up. 2. Win. 3. a. If you don’t win, try again. 3. b. If you do win, humbly do it again.

Point— "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." –Albert Einstein

Tell your Story, Guard your Story, Tell it Again, Tell it at the Right Time

Build your virtual and physical social networks

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  • About.Me | | | (Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, [^],, Tumblr, WhatsApp,,…)

Give first. Know who you know better. Meet others. Get to know all of them better and their key goals. Help them meet their goals. Encourage them regularly.

Tell your story at the right time…

*Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Evaluated, Recognized/Rewarded

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All should go to Ed Roche, 913.538.1338,

Strategy, LLC, 16500 Indian Creek Pkwy., Suite 104, Olathe, KS 66062


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