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Your Blue Print for Success

Your Blue Print for Success


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Your Blue Print for Success




015 - LinkedIn

Today is the best time in history for networking and LinkedIn is the best tool we have for networking in the business world LinkedIn, if you understand it, can be a great networking tool. I have personally seen it help the careers of many people tremendously. To learn more, visit


014 - Interviewing Skills

In this section we discuss interview preparation, which includes learning about the company, learning about the interviewers, practicing interview questions you may be asked, as well as questions you should be asking. Then we will discuss things that you should never say or do. To learn more, visit


013 - Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

Sometimes we feel like we do not possess the necessary skills or experience. Perhaps you feel like we have weak or spotty experience. But don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. You may face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. To learn more, visit


012 - Beating the Robots

In this section we take a deeper dive in how to structure our resumes to include the right buzzwords to beat the robots! To learn more, visit


011 - How to Make Your Resume Bulletproof

Why it is so hard to get a response to your resume and what you can do about it? I will bring you behind the curtains to see how the system really works so you can make your resume more effective. I will also share some job generating strategies. To learn more, visit


010 - Job Dissatisfaction

Boredom at work leads to job dissatisfaction. The changes in the economy that began in 2008 indicate that more Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs than ever before. Polls suggest that employees feel detached from their jobs and the companies for which they work. What can we do about it? Listen and find out. To learn more, visit


009 - What Keeps You Up at Night?

We’ve all been stressed out about something that affects our sleep. There are many parts of our lives that can cause anxiety that negatively affects our sleep. Some of the most common are our jobs, finances, relationships, health, lack of time, lack of fulfillment, trapped in a difficult family situation, hostile work environment, lack of career prospects etc…– the list goes on and on. Sometimes we cannot sleep for reasons we are not even aware of. So what can we do about it? Let’s explore...


008 - Understanding and Dealing with Difficult People

Everyone has people in their lives they just can't seem to connect with or get on the same page with. Well today I want to give you a framework for identifying different personality types and tips for dealing with them. Now this is very different from the personality types we discussed previously as defined by Myers Briggs. Other words to describe it might be drive, energy, behavior, essence or mojo. The system I am presenting here is the work of Bruce D. Schneider. This is the core...


007 - Decoding Your Work Personality

Many companies use tools to evaluate potential employees for fit within their culture. Often times they use personality tests such as Birkman, the Disc, or Myers Briggs. All of these have merit depending on what you are looking to discover about someone. But as Myers Briggs is one of the oldest and best known, that is what we will focus on in this section. This system is not about “measuring” anyone—it is just designed to sort professional personality types. To learn more, visit...


006 - Goal Setting

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today! So what are goals and how do we set them? A goal is merely a desire that we have defined and with a deadline attached to it. We will also discuss The 7 Deadly Sins of Gola Setting as well as the AIM SMART process. To learn more, visit


005 - Meditation and Stress Relief

Buddha was once asked what he gained from meditation. He replied, “Nothing! However, let me tell you about what I lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death”. Meditation isn’t about controlling your thoughts. It’s more to stop your thoughts from controlling you. If you have never mediated or don’t do it on a regular basis, this is perfect for you and can make a big difference in your life. Nothing is better for reducing stress and providing inner peace....


004 - Is GAIL Preventing You from Achieving Your Goals?

What is preventing you from achieving your goals? Is it GAIL? No, I am not talking about your friend GAIL who lives down the block. I am talking about the acronym GAIL which represents energy blocks that hold us back from getting what we want in life. Gremlins Assumptions Interpretations Limiting Beliefs To learn more, visit


003 - Finding Your Passion

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. In this section we will explore how to find your passion. To learn more, visit


002 - Beliefs, Values and Pavlov

It has been said that if you change your thoughts you change your world. In this section we will discuss: beliefs, limiting beliefs, mistaken beliefs, core beliefs and core values. We will also discuss patterns of unhelpful thinking such as: predicting the future, mind reading, catastrophizing, focusing on the negative, over generalizing and labeling. To learn more, visit


001 - Introduction and Fifteen Things You Should Do Everyday

Hi, this is Greg Starkman with Platinum Method Coaching. These podcasts are designed to give you the tools to effect positive change in your life. That could mean with regard to your career, relationships, health or any other area of your life. I want to help you find the right answers to questions such as: Do you find satisfaction in what you do? Are you content with your life? At the end of the day do you feel happy and fulfilled or do you come home from work stressed out and drained? At...