|12-07-2011, 07:40 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Pavlina Marketing Method
I have never felt completely at peace about leaving my high paying corporate job until I read this article. And it has been quite a few years since this happened. Now I understand my resistance to RESUMing a life as corporate soldier.
I was head of a marketing group responsible for 450 million dollars in annual product sales. Although I received a six-figure compensation package, a generous expense account, five star travel opportunities, and a new high-end company car every year I was not happy with the work that I was doing. It always felt out of alignment with the kind of man that I wanted to be.
It wasnít all bad though. I learned a lot about business, took a lot of classes and seminars, and traveled to many beautiful places around the world. I just could not completely embrace their sales and marketing philosophies. I prefer -- what I going to call after reading this article -- the Pavlina Marketing Method (PMM).
It took quite some time for me to break free of the corporate mentally. A mentally that is an absolute requirement for success within many corporate CULTures.
I am now grateful that I didnít fall back into that life.
Steve, you would have never made it in the corporate world, which is a compliment, BTW. Although I would have delighted in seeing you perform as you are today within the corporate structure as I knew it. At least until you quit or got fired. Either of which would be a victory!
Last edited by Brad Paul; 12-07-2011 at 07:53 PM.
|12-08-2011, 07:41 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Down the infinite rabbit hole
I really enjoyed that article.
As a mod, I'm particularly happy about the forum direction.
But on a personal level, I have not always made conscious or deliberate decisions, but I can see that many of my decisions - which seemed contrary and contentious at the time - were actually me fighting for what I really wanted to be. Leaving a marriage, changing my name, moving to a new country, all of those were steps toward becoming who I want to be and having the life experience I want to have as a result.
It also puts an interesting framework on my "stubborn" tendency to say "No, I'm not going to do that, because I don't want to do it." While that CAN be just plain bloodymindedness, in recent years as I've become more and more conscious and more aware, I've just decided that I'm going to do what I want to do, and other than honouring obligations that I have chosen to accept, I'm not going to do things I don't want to do. I choose to be responsible (that is a choice, not a requirement), and I choose to be authentic, and I choose to do what I want and not what people tell me to want.
I think I've just had a consciousness shift. I love it when that happens.
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