Picture this: You are now doing what you love to do. You are in demand by many Fortune 500 companies and organizations in different industries and countries. You are being paid top dollar, with your earnings continuing to rise for years to come.
“You have control over which job you want to take, where it’s located and how much you will be paid. Sounds good, doesn’t it?”
In this blog series, we will show you how to attain your highest levels of MPP—Marketability, Portability, and Profitability through our Top 7 Steps…
#1 KNOW YOURSELF & FIND YOUR VOICE
#2 KNOW THE MARKET & YOUR MPP INDEX
#3 ACQUIRE COACHING
#4 EARN CREDENTIALS
#5 LEARN TECHNOLOGY
#6 OBTAIN PORTABLE INSURANCE & INCORPORATE YOURSELF
#7 MARKET YOURSELF & LET OTHERS MARKET YOU
In the last (5) years, my associates and I have fine-tuned the Top 7 MPP Steps. We have been searching for a silver bullet solution, to give individuals the ability to have more freedom and control of their jobs, location and economic-lifestyle. By using these 7 MPP steps, our MPP index has improved significantly.
“Improving your MPP Index could upgrade your career capability and help transition from staff level positions, to executive opportunities, or to business ownership.”
Whether you’re just getting started in your career —Risers, have solid experience–Experienced, or are well established–Established, the Top 7 MPP Steps can help you achieve career success, on your own terms.
In this first installment of our blog, let’s take a closer look at MPP. We will lay out the 7 steps in the next blog installments.
Marketable definition, by merriam-webster.com
1. Fit to be offered for sale, as in a market: marketable produce.
2. In demand by buyers or employers; salable: marketable goods; marketable skills.
“What were considered marketable attributes five years ago may not be any more. The skills, attributes and experience needed by organizations continue to change, as our world, technology and economies change.”
Portable definition, by merriam-webster.com
1. Capable of being carried or moved about
2. Characterized by portability
Dan Schawbel, in his Forbes article, discusses the top 10 workplace trends,with the #2 trend being “freelancing” or being more portable. “Freelancing becomes a normal way of life. One third of Americans are freelancers (17 million people), contractors and consultants right now and there will be more of them than full-time employees in six years.”
“If you have the portable mindset and ability in the global marketplace, many more doors of opportunity open up, and you’ll be able to cross-industries, technologies and geographies—to find your utopia opportunity.”
Portability also enhances your marketability and profitability.”
Profitable definition, merriam-webster.com
1. Making money
2. Producing good or helpful results or effects
Once you have a direction towards the type of economic-lifestyle you want, and a feel for the amount of money it will take to support that lifestyle, you can chart a path to get you to your utopia opportunity that will provide the needed income for that lifestyle. It is important to know how much your current and desired skills and experience are worth, before pursuing a new position or a promotion.
“Next blog installment will be on MPP Step #1 – KNOWING YOURSELF & FINDING YOUR VOICE, which is the foundation to improving your economic-lifestyle.”
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Paul Burke is the Principal of PCMPro Consulting, which has a passion for delivering high value systems solutions, launching business initiatives, delivering business results and helping educate, train and develop leaders to think in new and creative ways.
PCMPro offers consulting and training in the practice areas of Project Management based roles (Portfolio, Program, Project Management, Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Quality Assurance Testing and Software Development), Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma), Change Management, Management Consulting and Leadership.