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Achieve! by Mind Map: Achieve!

1. Your Personal Profile

1.1. Passions

1.1.1. Identify and articulate those things which are extremely important to you on an emotional level

1.2. Values

1.2.1. Clarify which work values are most meaningful to you in your own life

1.3. Personality and Strengths

1.3.1. Identify and understand your work behavioral style as an important trait to consider when evaluating your interests and career options

1.3.2. Identify your strengths and understand how they can be combined with the strengths of others to create an effective team

1.4. Skills and Aptitudes

1.4.1. Identify skills you have developed and begin the process of developing a skills inventory list

1.4.2. Identify standard skill categories so you can: a) group skills for the purpose of investigating career alternatives and b) identify transferable skills

1.5. Roles, Occupations, and Vocations

1.5.1. Identify and evaluate your roles, occupations, and vocations

1.6. Message Center

1.6.1. Recognize messages - verbal and otherwise - that you get from society and significant people in your life and understand how those messages can affect the way you feel about your future or your potential

2. 1. Who Am I?

3. 2. What Do I Want?

3.1. Lifestyles of the Satisfied and Happy

3.1.1. Maslow's Triangle

3.1.1.1. Understand Maslow's hierarchy of needs and its impact on your identity and self-esteem

3.1.2. How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

3.1.2.1. Identify an overall goal or mission for your life

3.1.3. Components of Lifestyle

3.1.3.1. Project into the future and realize the diverse lifestyle options open to you

3.1.4. Happiness is a Balanced Lifestyle

3.1.4.1. Identify the components of a balanced lifestyle

3.1.5. The Modified Maslow Triangle

3.1.5.1. Understand and identify your own needs and appreciate the desirability of having a balanced internal and external, personal and professional, public and private life

3.1.6. What About Your Life?

3.1.6.1. Realize the effect outside forces can have on your life

3.2. What Cost This Lifestyle?

3.2.1. The Budget

3.2.1.1. Family Profile

3.2.1.1.1. Visualize the ideal family of your future

3.2.1.2. Housing

3.2.1.2.1. Calculate the cost of owning or renting a home, including a monthly payment, insurance, taxes, utilities, and phone bill, based on your family profile

3.2.1.3. Transportation

3.2.1.3.1. Calculate the cost of transportation, taking into account such factors as access to public transportation, cost of fuel, maintenance, taxes, and insurance

3.2.1.4. Clothing

3.2.1.4.1. Calculate the annual clothing budget for your family, then divide that into a monthly budget

3.2.1.5. Food

3.2.1.5.1. Calculate a monthly food budget for your family

3.2.1.6. Sundries

3.2.1.6.1. Calculate a monthly sundries budget for your family

3.2.1.7. Entertainment and Recreation

3.2.1.7.1. Calculate a monthly budget for entertainment a recreation for your family

3.2.1.8. Vacations

3.2.1.8.1. Calculate the monthly savings you'll need for vacations for your family

3.2.1.9. Child Care

3.2.1.9.1. Calculate the monthly budget for child care for your family

3.2.1.10. Health Care

3.2.1.10.1. Calculate a monthly health care budget for your family

3.2.1.11. Furnishings

3.2.1.11.1. Calculate a monthly furniture budget for your family

3.2.1.12. Savings

3.2.1.12.1. Calculate a monthly savings plan for your family

3.2.1.13. Miscellaneous

3.2.1.13.1. Calculate a budget for miscellaneous items for your family

3.2.1.14. Your Budget Profile

3.2.1.14.1. Total the figures from all of your budget items to get the average monthly expenses for your desired lifestyle

3.2.2. What Salary Will Support This Lifestyle?

3.2.2.1. Recognize the impact career choice has on personal lifestyle.

3.2.3. Hard Times Budget

3.2.3.1. Learn to budget the more common way - by having a total figure available and allocating that figure among line items

3.2.4. Sample Budgets

3.2.4.1. Learn to budget the way most people do - by taking a given income and deciding how it should be allocated

3.2.5. A Few Words About Poverty

3.2.5.1. Recognize the causes of poverty and reduce the chances of becoming a poverty statistic

3.2.6. Money Isn't Everything

3.2.6.1. Explore the myth that money can make you happy

3.2.7. Psychological Costs - Sacrifices Versus Rewards

3.2.7.1. Learn that there are sacrifices and rewards associated with every job and lifestyle

3.2.8. You Win Some, You Lose Some

3.2.8.1. Recognize the rewards and sacrifices of specific careers as they relate to your work values

3.2.9. After-Hours Rewards

3.2.9.1. Understand that values not satisfied on the job can be met with appropriate after-hours activities

3.2.10. An Investment in Education . . .

3.2.10.1. Understand the financial payoff - over a lifetime - of an investment in education

3.2.11. Ask Someone Who's Been There

3.2.11.1. Gain specific information about the costs and rewards of various careers from people you know through the interview process

3.2.12. Easier Said Than Done

3.2.12.1. Realize that, in order to meet long-term goals, you ill have to make some short-term sacrifices and utilize a decision making model that will help you keep your goals in mind

3.3. Your Ideal Career

3.3.1. Career Clusters

3.3.1.1. Understand the Career Clusters and the types of jobs in each cluster

3.3.2. Your Ideal Job

3.3.2.1. Narrow your career choices by first considering the general job characteristics that are most important to you, then being creative in thinking of jobs that meet your requirements

3.3.3. Consider Your Options

3.3.3.1. Explore the employment options available in the changing workplace and analyze how best to match these with your personal levels of anxiety tolerance

3.3.4. Employee or Employer?

3.3.4.1. Evaluate whether your attitudes, characteristics, and skills are more consistent with those of an employer or of an employee

3.3.5. What About Status?

3.3.5.1. Sort out your own feelings about status as it relates to job selection

3.4. Career Research

3.4.1. Bring in Your Identity

3.4.1.1. Make some tentative career choices based on your own interests and aptitudes discovered in chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5

3.4.2. Career Interest Survey

3.4.2.1. Locate, analyze, and apply career information using College in Colorado Career Profiles, and gather preliminary education and training information specific to your chosen career

3.4.3. Seeing in The Mind's Eye

3.4.3.1. Begin thinking about - and actually experiencing - what it would be like to spend a typical day at the job of your choice

3.4.4. The Shadow Program

3.4.4.1. Write a business letter and conduct an interview, and see firsthand what it might be like to spend a day at a particular job

3.4.5. Involve Me and I Understand

3.4.5.1. Through paid or unpaid employment, observe people working in your chosen career field over a period of time

3.4.6. The Chemistry Test

3.4.6.1. Decide whether the career you are considering is a good match for your personality and working style and understand that matching individual strengths with job duties is an important step in effective team building

3.5. Decision Making

3.5.1. Identifying Choices

3.5.1.1. Discern the difference between long- and short-term goals and learn to take your hopes for the future into account when making daily decisions

3.5.2. Gathering Information

3.5.2.1. Understand that before you can evaluate your choices, you need to discover the facts and determine the effect of these realities on the outcome of the options being considered

3.5.3. Evaluating Choices

3.5.3.1. Evaluate the pros and cons and the likelihood of success of different choices

3.5.4. Gloria's Chart/Your Chart

3.5.4.1. Evaluate how your own resources, wants, and needs should enter into the process of making major life decisions

3.5.5. Make a Decision

3.5.5.1. Evaluate your decision making strategies, strengths, and weaknesses

4. 3. How Do I Get It?

4.1. 12. Where Do You Go From Here?

4.1.1. Mission in Life

4.1.1.1. Re-evaluate and clarify your personal mission statement and understand the importance of this valuable process

4.1.2. Your Plan

4.1.2.1. Prepare an education and career plan for an occupation within your interest area

4.1.3. Delaying Gratification

4.1.3.1. Identify sacrifices and commitment required for you to delay gratification

4.1.4. Where Is It You Want To Go?

4.1.4.1. Select high school and post-high school courses that relate to a specific career choice in your interest area

4.1.5. Getting the Education or Training You Need

4.1.5.1. Understand the various education and training alternatives available to you

4.2. 11. Getting Experience

4.2.1. Making Connections

4.2.1.1. Understand mentoring and begin watching for opportunities to have or be a mentor

4.2.2. Dealing with Rejection and Accepting a Job

4.2.2.1. Gain information on how to deal with rejection and accepting a job

4.2.3. The Job Interview

4.2.3.1. Role-play the job interview process

4.2.4. Job Applications

4.2.4.1. Experience filling out a job application

4.2.5. Finding a Job . . . Conduct an Informational Interview

4.2.5.1. Experience the various methods used to find an entry-level job and familiarize yourself with techniques for conducting informational interviews

4.2.6. Your Resume

4.2.6.1. Write a personal resume

4.3. Attitude Is Everything

4.3.1. Managing Change

4.3.1.1. Recognize and manage the inevitable changes in the workplace

4.3.2. The Employee of the Twenty-First Century

4.3.2.1. Discuss and analyze the workplace attitudes most in demand as workers more readily change and grow with technology changes and globalization

4.3.3. You're the Boss

4.3.3.1. Understand the importance of positive work ethic, productive work habits, and a can-do attitude, recognize negative behaviors and develop plans to change those behaviors

4.3.4. Going For It . . . Work Is An Aggressive Act

4.3.4.1. Realize that action is necessary to achieve any goal, and evaluate positive and negative behaviors on the job

4.3.5. The Six Es of Excellence

4.3.5.1. Recognize and evaluate the characteristics and attitudes of excellence in yourself or as part of a team

4.3.6. Affirmation

4.3.6.1. Understand the power of affirmations in changing self-limiting attitudes

4.4. Avoiding Detours and Roadblocks

4.4.1. Getting Back on Track if You've Been Derailed

4.4.1.1. Understand how to find education and training alternatives, particularly is you have to take a less-than-direct path toward your career and life goals

4.4.2. Taking Risks

4.4.2.1. Understand that taking calculated risks is an important skill

4.4.3. Yorik's Story

4.4.3.1. Make long-range plans for the success of someone who could reasonably be expected to fail

4.4.4. One Step at a Time

4.4.4.1. Learn a hierarchical approach to conquering anxieties

4.4.5. Developing Anxiety Tolerance

4.4.5.1. Overcome fears by seeing yourself be successful at whatever makes you anxious through the process of guided visualization

4.4.6. Before You Give Up Your Dream

4.4.6.1. Apply an evaluation technique to be used before acting rashly in abandoning a dream or plan

4.4.7. If You're A Woman

4.4.7.1. Understand how flexibility and higher salary relate to mixing career and family, and consider how nontraditional careers may be the best option

4.4.8. The Economics of Bad Habits

4.4.8.1. Calculate the financial costs of bad habits

4.4.9. Is It Worth Staying In School

4.4.9.1. Personalize the effect dropping out of school will have on your eventual job satisfaction

4.4.10. Detours and Roadblocks

4.4.10.1. Examine some common problems and then project into the future to consider the possible long-term consequences of present actions

4.4.11. Startling Statement Quiz

4.4.11.1. Be aware of some statistics regarding teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, and substance abuse

4.4.12. Taking Responsibility

4.4.12.1. Evaluate excuses and reframe them so that you are accepting the responsibility for your problems and at the same time opening avenues for solving them

4.4.13. What's Your Excuse?

4.4.13.1. Examine some of the reasons people use for not doing what they want to so, or can do, evaluate those excuses, and determine what might be done to avoid using them

4.5. Setting Goals and Solving Problems

4.5.1. Setting Goals and Objectives

4.5.1.1. Apply a process for writing quantitative goals and objectives

4.5.2. Tools for Solving Problems

4.5.2.1. Identify and apply the problem-solving techniques you've learned so far

5. Envisioning Your Future

5.1. Introduction

5.1.1. Contrast a vision for your future with a daydream

5.2. Envisioning Your Future

5.2.1. Describe your current vision for your own ideal future

5.3. Everybody Works

5.3.1. List some reasons that people work

5.3.2. Recognize the scope and diversity of your accomplishments on a daily basis

5.4. Making Career Choices

5.4.1. Identify your decision making patterns and evaluate their effectiveness

5.5. Defining Success

5.5.1. Develop and write your own definition of success