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  • Writer's pictureJordan Nelson

#10 - The ultimate cheat sheet to painlessly switch your career.

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1 actionable tip to grow your salesforce career.

Today’s issue will take about 5 mins to read.

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In this week’s issue, I’m going to walk you through my cheat sheet on how to pick the Salesforce career path that’s right for you.

If you follow it, you’ll increase your chances of making a larger salary, feeling more rewarded at work, and confident to take on additional responsibilities.

Unfortunately, most ppl get so caught up in their current skills that they never stop to think about how they can dramatically improve their happiness.

You can’t fear failure more than the potential reward.

Outside of fearing failure, most ppl who want to change careers don’t ask for insights on the role from others doing it, understand what they naturally like to do, or set life goals.

While all of those are real challenges, there’s good news.

I have a 4-step cheat sheet that you can follow to do what you love + meet all your “wealth” goals.

Here’s how, cheat-by-cheat:

Cheat 1: List things that make you feel proud

An important part of this process is understanding what makes you feel happy outside of money.

List activities that make you feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete them. An easier way to think about this is by recalling the games you play, movies you watch, or ppl you look up to.

Then, break them down:

  • Monopoly = strategy, building, problem-solving

  • The Matrix = perspective, communication, change

  • Jane Goodall = teacher, awareness, strong standards

This exercise will help you identify the traits you like or are good at.

Cheat 2: Decide what “wealth” means to you

Once you’ve listed what makes you proud, it’s time to define wealth and that doesn’t have to mean $$$.

It can be:

  • Lots of free time

  • Luxury to travel

  • Great co-workers

  • $150,000 a year

  • Time with family

Be realistic by considering the lifestyle you want and the current situation you are in.

For example, I am married with no kids. The way I define “wealth” for my life is likely to be different than a mother of 3. I will have different expenses, goals, and ambitions.

Don’t compare.

There are no wrong answers.

True wealth takes many forms

Cheat 3: Review available Salesforce roles

Now that you have set your lifestyle goals and listed your motivators, you are now ready to check out the Salesforce career paths.

Go to the Salesforce career page and scroll down to the 9 career paths they have listed.

Now, instead of trying to figure out which one is best for you – look back at your 2 lists (wealth + things I like) and compare it to their 2 lists (wealth + things I like).

The choice is now a matter of checking the boxes.

Cheat 4: Ask for proof

After you found a career that will check all the boxes the last and final step is to make sure you weren’t oversold by asking others for their testimony.

You can:

  1. Schedule a 1:1 with me

  2. Go to Linkedin or Twitter and DM a connection

  3. Google “Do you like being a” + [Job Title] + Reddit

Most of the info you have at this point is from Salesforce – which means it’s been benefits only. Asking others (who you look up to) about their role will give you the complete picture.

That’s all for this week. 1 simple salesforce tip to grow your career.

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