A Breakthrough, High-Speed, High-GrowthPROACIVE, High-Impact Career Strategy Accelerated Multi-System Job Search Free Support for Your Executive Job Search Biologically Maximized Job Search Key Job Search Upgrades Major Differences between Today’s Job Search and Tomorrow’s Biologically Maximized Replacement Operating as part of a High-Growth System of Systems Major Improvements in Information Sources Breakthrough Synthesis – the new job search / job creation process Nonlinear Job Search High-Speed Growth
A BREAKTHROUGH, HIGH-SPEED, HIGH-GROWTH, HIGH-IMPACT CAREER STRATEGY
The inefficiencies of today’s job search protocol may leave the majority of executive job searchers jobless for 1 to 2 years. If we can dramatically shorten that time and remove the challenges, risks, dangers, and damages of the current process, then a powerful new career strategy will become possible. If we had a high-speed, high-growth, high-impact job search protocol, an accelerated career strategy of serial job replacement™ would be viable. Serial job replacement™ offers tremendous opportunities for growth, wealth creation, and impact across your career.
For example, a wealth-creation strategy based on serial severance packages and signing bonuses becomes possible. Each new job may be negotiated at a higher salary level than the scale in which you are currently imprisoned might allow. Each new job offers new learning opportunities. Further, if serial job replacement proficiency exists, it becomes less risky to take time off between jobs to grow, pursue fields of interests, raise proficiency, and raise earning potential before negotiating your next position.
For those developing new fields, you could take a break to scale new frontiers before locking into a more lucrative or resource-plenty job context which recognizes your upgraded capabilities or new inventions. As luck would have it, the new biologically maximized career strategy that we have been investigating has safe serial job replacement™ built into it. Context changes are integral to the normal system corrections inherent in the perpetual maximizing of systems of living systems.
In the last article we reviewed some of the challenges and weaknesses of today’s job search protocol. This article will provide a brief overview of a revolutionary replacement protocol. The key improvements will be highlighted. Many of the inadequacies of today disappear with a single paradigm shift. Future articles will provide practical tactics, strategies, and understanding to facilitate using the new paradigm for your job search or indeed any project you want to accelerate and enhance with the power, direction, and capabilities of the maximizing machinery.
ACCELERATED MULTI-SYSTEM JOB SEARCH
Most job search protocols assume that you are a separate biological entity. What if you changed that paradigm? How would job search transform if you instead exploited the fact that you are integrated with all living systems in synergy and synchronization? How would it change if you could conscript the capabilities of surrounding systems as well as nature’s machinery of mechanisms, processes, power, forces, and information that keep all biological systems maximized for survival? Where would your career take you if you rejoined the massive orchestration of all biological systems to maximization and evolution?
We have all seen this maximizing ‘machinery’ in action. It keeps our internal organs and systems maximized. Externally, it maximizes systems of systems such as biological ecosystems, stock markets, and economic and sociological systems. How could we harness this maximizing machinery to expedite and elevate your search for that profoundly gratifying, life-enhancing job? Executives, by definition, spend their days maximizing systems of systems within their companies and markets. By and large, they do it in exactly the same way that nature does. So let’s take a closer look at how you might apply this expertise to capitalize on systems of biological systems.
But before we do, let me first forewarn you that this will not be a tweak here and there to today’s popularized job search protocol. This will be a complete re-write. A paradigm shift. This will be a revolution that will spill over into how you achieve goals in every aspect of your life. If you are a fan of today’s job search, you may not want to read further. These strategies cannot work in a paradigm based on biological separation.
The magic happens only when one complies with the systems maximizing mechanisms that have evolved the human race. Biological mechanisms, processes, and resources not accessible in any other state suddenly become available to you – both internally and externally – when you operate in your maximized state. In fact, internal and external mechanisms link up. Circuits complete as they have evolved together to do.
It is well worth packaging your goals in such a way as to garner the support of this maximizing flow because that support is significant. The machinery provides the power, the right direction, the right information at the right time, and an abundance of leaps to catapult you ahead. These leaps vary from information coincidences externally to internal leaps to sudden knowledge, sudden creativity, flashes of genius, and whole-brain savantism. Included also are leaps to our peak-performance, peak-growth flow states: our maximized state.
BIOLOGICALLY MAXIMIZED JOB SEARCH
In previous articles, we have been examining the biologically maximized career strategy observable in the lives of such notables as the seven iconic founders of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. We want to now build on what you have learned to create a biologically maximized job search protocol. Let’s see if we cannot replace the hit-and-miss, meaningless, menial, devaluing, and demeaning tasks of today’s job search with a revolutionary approach that is exhilarating, accelerated, nourishing, growth-inciting, targeted, and acutely accurate in its selection of your ideal job.Today’s job search is externally driven. It is about selling yourself into the available jobs. In contrast, the maximizing machinery is dedicated to maximizing your biological predisposition. It is internally or biologically driven. Biology pressures us to stretch to apply our strongest talents to creations at increasingly more challenging and impactful levels. We have evolved addictive drives that biologically bias us to use and improve our strongest strengths to maximize. The more you comply with these addictive drives, the more you will want to comply with them.
We are therefore, as expected, biologically biased to growth and peak performance because it is advantageous to the survival of the species. We want to line up our job search strategy and indeed any goal with the direction of this biological bias and predisposition. Therefore in shifting to a biologically maximized job search, you will be shifting from externally driven selling to internally driven growth. The new protocol will immediately launch you into a high-growth state from day one.
This is what we observed in the careers of our seven super-achievers, Bill Gates, the two Steves, Jobs and Wozniak , Mark Zuckerberg , Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Jeff Bezos. Their careers were defined by their biologically driven growth path. Their jobs emerged as the ideal next context for that growth to occur. The jobs emerged as the leaps noted above that are characteristic of partnering with the maximizing machinery: coincidences, sudden knowledge, and flashes of genius. Their unprecedented jobs were biologically created as part of the fundamental creative dynamic of the maximizing process: the re-combining of existing information systems to create new systems.
Alternatively, their jobs were collided with by their growth causing them to be re-grouped with more synergistic systems as part of the self-organizing of the larger system of which they were a part. An employer, a partner, a customer – these are just biological systems with which it is logical to group you for synergy. Selling against biological self-organization is unlikely to be successful. It is smarter to go with the flow.
With the biological commitment to growth and maximization, new functionality will emerge during job search or indeed any time you want to harness the maximizing machinery to achieve goals. The very meta-skills needed at executive levels are the ones that develop when biologically maximized. These include improvements to your conceptual, abstract, and big-picture thinking skills, your pattern recognition skills, your creativity, your abilities to deal with ambiguities and unknowns, your expanded consciousness, and more.
You will come out of the job search process with more functionality to bring to your next job. This is in sharp contrast to today’s job search which tends to deplete people because they are doing administrative work that they do not like. Today’s job search further undermines most by keeping you from using you career or work talents for one to two years.
All of the indicators of operating at your maximum tracked for the 12 categories of past events for the Sourcing Your Savant exercises are telling you how to proceed at full speed to your next job. In addition, the Sourcing Your Savant exercises enabled you to identify the kinds of work that maximizing has supported in your past. You therefore already have the means to choose goals to garner predictable support in the future.
The exercises give you a glimpse of a dynamic order that you can harness in the future to improve your chances of achieving any goal. They significantly reduce the challenges and risk associated with job search. Trauma and damage will reduce if you know the safe supported direction.
A you would expect, all 12 categories point you into the same direction. Therefore, your ideal job will be indicated, for example, by an intersection of your past-event themes of addictive drives drawing you to pursue certain fields of knowledge, creation, frontiers, and/ or unpaid work. Therefore, you already have the means to adjust your job search process and the job you seek to be able to perform at your maximum to complete a job search in record time.
Positive emotions, passions, and facilitating events will arise as indicators that you are moving in the right direction. Opposition events will emerge when you are off-path. The more you have been on-path, the ‘louder’ the messages will be when you slip off it. They will be an indicator of the body’s rebellion after having experienced the way it was supposed to operate. We know that your growth path is not linear. You now have the means to limit the negatives and toxicity often inherent in today’s protocol by moving with the maximizing flow rather than against it.
1. Shift from OPERATING AS A SEPARATE BIOLOGICAL ENTITY to OPERATING AS PART OF A HIGH-GROWTH SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS
The revolutionary job search protocol I am proposing entails a paradigm shift from the job searcher operating as a separate biological entity to one in which s/he is integrated within and capitalizing upon a system of systems. It is about driving a biological machinery which operates in predictable, knowable ways to ensure the survival of the majority of living systems.
. Multi-System Achieving
This machinery or systems of systems is relentless in trying to maximize you through synergy and synchronization with the other living systems it orchestrates. Therefore, you have a choice. You can comply with it and capitalize on it or you can fight it. Who wants to fight upstream against the flow of living systems seeking survival synergistically? And who wants to be left behind the global trends of synchronized living systems? How much easier it is to mesh your goals with those of the maximizing process in order to conscript its power and magic.
The Sourcing Your Savant exercises give you insight into your system’s maximum and the kinds of goals the machinery has supported in your past and therefore will support in your future. Job search will become fast, easy, and fun when you know how to avoid times where you will not be successful and to increase the times that you will experience success.
If you want to harness the power, capabilities, direction, synergies, synchronization, and information of the maximizing machinery and all of the living systems it orchestrates to support any personal goal, you have only to help it achieve its goals. You need to be continuously striving to operate at your maximum to align your goals with its goals. Your career, your job search process, and the job you pursue will all need to align with pressure to maximize your system.
You will also need to recognize that there are other systems relevant to these goals which are also being maximized simultaneously. The ideal job choice is one in which the employer system provides the best context for your continual expansions while your system is symbiotically pivotal to the expansions and maximizations of the employer system. The maximizing machinery will promote this synergy among systems. It will automatically group systems as part of maximizing the larger system of which you and an employer are both a part. When you merge with the maximizing process you will be pressured to collide with each other through coincidences and leaps. This will accelerate and enhance the attainment of any goal.
We will therefore want to get it working for your job search process. That is why the first task after firing is to create work which stretches you to operate at your maximum using your strongest most rewarding talents hopefully in the service of your job search or salary replacement. This may be the exact opposite of what must happen with today’s job search protocol where you are pressured to begin chasing available jobs.
However, from the high-growth state of maximization, it becomes easy to read signposts as to the pathway to desired jobs or even the correct fit of jobs that are offered. It will be valuable to be blocked by impediments when you are selling yourself into a job contrary to the biological goals and predispositions of your system. No one wants a job in which they must continually swim upstream against the current for their system. No one wants to fight their biology. Therefore, finessing a sales pitch to get a job contrary to your biological predisposition will either fail immediately or in the short term.
This is not personal. It is neutral systems maximization. It is about what is best for the survival of all interacting systems in this system of systems of which you are a part. The employer’s system, the interviewer’s system, the market system, and your family system may all be relevant. When you merge with your right configuration of systems for synergy and synchronization, there will be a tell-tale pattern of facilitating signposts or indicators that will confirm you have got it right.
Multi-system achieving is the fundamental paradigm shift which differentiates the new revolutionary protocol for job search. Merging with the maximizing machinery will not only ensure you are operating at peak performance to conduct your job search. You are likely to even be able to perform and achieve beyond your potential as your capabilities and information are extended by those of surrounding systems.
2. MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN INFORMATION SOURCES:
- Shift from stockpiling people (networking) as off-chance information sources to sourcing the right information at the right time via the maximizing machinery
- Shift to serial information leaps inherent in the maximizing process such as coincidences, breakthroughs, sudden knowledge, sudden creativity, and flashes of genius
- Shift to merging with the information sourcing and information creation process that is the essence of the maximizing process
One of the most dramatic differences between today’s job search and the proposed multi-systems approach is the sources of information that each uses. Networking is the number one strategy promoted for today’s executive job search. This entails the stockpiling of people on the off-chance that they may be able to either tell you about job opportunities or facilitate introductions for closing a job. I have discussed this at length in the previous article.
Through partnering with the maximizing process, the proposed protocol provides information in the three ways noted above. If this indeed proves to be true, 80% of the activity of today’s executive job search protocol will be eliminated. If networking has not been working for you, now there is an alternative for you to test out.
. Breakthrough Synthesis – the new job search / job creation process
It takes a lot of work to source and sustain a network. The returns on your efforts are low and by no means guaranteed. Partnering with the maximizing process offers job seekers the opportunity to source the right information at the right time with very little effort. Maximizing is really just the process of coming up with creative solutions to improve and adapt systems. This creativity emerges from the re-combining of existing information systems to create new information systems that are the solutions to maximizing challenges.
I have called this process breakthrough synthesis since leaps or breakthroughs are generated. It occurs because the larger system of which we are a part groups systems such as us for synergies, resource-sharing and information-sharing. It orders systems in the same way any CEO would organize company resources. If we comply with its direction, we will be grouped with the ideal systems for leaps to accelerate our job search or indeed any goal we have aligned with it.
The new job search protocol is therefore partnering with an information sourcing and creation process. The existing information pieces that will serve as fuel are borrowed from various systems which have been grouped around us for synergies. Picture this happening as a zipper closing in front of you.
As you move behind the zipper where the borrowed information systems are being re-combined, you will see a dramatic increase in the leaps or new information systems that are its products. Therefore, you have only to line up your job search goal with this zipper and you will be catapulted to your goal by these coincidences and leaps. Move your job search to either side of the maximizing zipper and the number of leaps will decrease.
These leaps or new information-system ‘products’ emerge from the ‘zipper link-ups’ as coincidences, flashes of genius, sudden knowledge, and sudden creativity. The leaps even include shifts into our peak- performance, peak-growth states. These are the leaps into the altered consciousness of flow states, especially those that emerge from using and improving our strongest, most rewarding, talents on meaningful goals that stretch and challenge them. This is our maximum state so of course it is the goal state pressured by the maximizing machinery.
. High-Speed Job Search due to improved information
When you can increase the coincidences helping you to find your job from one or two per month to 20 to 50 per month, you will understand how quickly and efficiently you can locate your next ideal job on your career maximization growth path. This is a far superior ROI than anything pure networking may help you with. Further, these leaps are nonlinear. You may be able to bypass hundreds of linear steps with one information leap. This is another point of comparison of the current and proposed job search process. Let’s investigate nonlinearity separately below.
3. Shift from LINEAR to NONLINEAR JOB SEARCH
Nature has figured out that nonlinear is faster, safer, more creative, and more serendipitous with a multitude of coincidences and leaps catapulting you forward. As the next section indicates, even growth is nonlinear. To operate in partnership with biology, then, you will obviously have to unlearn some cultural things such as requiring goal achievement or growth to be a step-by-step linear progression.
The information leaps of which I have been speaking may bypass hundreds of linear steps to speed you to your goal. They may lead to outcomes which may not be possible to achieve linearly. And they may even lead to outcomes or ways of achieving your goals which never occurred to you.
These outcomes may not even be a linear extension of your start point. Rather they may be the product of the process of emergence that is inherent in chaos and catastrophe theory. This may be better understood by thinking of the popularized butterfly effect: the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system may result in large differences in a later state. Would it not be wonderful to have this process working for your job search?
The nonlinear leaps that are the byproducts of the maximizing process are able to take you from one stable state to the next thus minimizing damage or trauma to your system. These leaps and nonlinearity offer unexpected corrections to issues with today’s job search process which I identified in the previous article. Job search will suddenly become efficient, exciting, accelerated and, frankly, FUN.
4. Shift from THE DEVOLUTION OF CAREER SKILLS DUE TO NON-USE DURING JOB SEARCH to HIGH-SPEED GROWTH:
Even one’s growth path, when partnering with the maximizing process, will be nonlinear. The application of your strongest talents to challenges that stretch them will always be central to you operating at your maximum. Therefore growth will constantly be an amplification, an expansion, an intensification of those strongest talents and their impact on reality. It is not about a linear progression to a new form but leaps to magnifications of existing strengths or predisposition. Expansions of your essence. Your core.
This is why I believe serial job replacement will and should become integral to any career strategy. The more time you spend merged with the maximizing machinery, the faster these expansion leaps occur. After each one you are likely to want to either re-define your current job or replace it to allow you to continue to stretch to your next frontier of capability. There is no smarter career or life strategy than to be paid to grow at maximum speed along the path you would pursue anyway given every resource and freedom.
This is what we observed in the careers of the seven iconic founders of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. Each lived a biologically maximized career. Their jobs emerged from their advance through new frontiers of their natural growth paths – even if they had to invent unprecedented jobs to accommodate their growth. Their careers were not determined externally by what jobs were available but internally based on successive frontiers of expansions that they were biologically pulled to pursue.
Because they were moving behind the maximizing zipper, the jobs usually found them as leaps created by the breakthrough synthesis that is the maximization process. This is certainly a lot less work than today’s job search process and makes the desired Serial Job Replacement™ career strategy entirely accessible. This is no doubt music to the ears of any down-trodden job searcher frustrated by the networking approach.
The maximizing machinery itself may initiate this serial job replacement even without you having thought of it. As the information structure of your system is transformed by a growth expansion, the larger system in which you are housed will group your system with more appropriate systems which have synergy with your newly expanded system. Nature organizes systems as efficiently as a good CEO would do. Synergistic systems and especially those which share resources or purpose are grouped together into ‘departments’.
While there are new skills with each growth expansion, there are a multitude of meta-skills which emerge through other aspects of the maximizing process. Expect to dramatically grow your functionality and especially your executive-level meta-skills during your brief vacation from employment. In contrast, today’s job search is more likely to devolve you than grow you since you will likely spend 1 to 2 years away from work involving your professional specialization.
Whether you want to launch your biologically maximized career, your job search, or to achieve any goal, you will want to immediately re-center onto your natural core and begin operating at your biological maximum. This is the way to harness the power, the direction, the capabilities, the information, the leaps, and the magic of the maximizing process that enhances and orchestrates all living systems for survival. This process will begin in the next article which offers several start scenarios to suit a variety of career situations.
As CEO of Frontiering.com, Lauren Holmes designs customized companies, projects, jobs, and career and company strategies which will enable people to biologically maximize to achieve goals and impact at their maximum or beyond. Lauren is a biological anthropologist who helps people and companies to superachieve by extending their capabilities with surrounding biological infrastructure with which humans have evolved to partner. See LaurenHolmes.com for more about Lauren’s books and articles.