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I Want Your Salary To Increase By $10,000

by Josh

Project Career Mastery - The Book

That’s my goal.

I’m writing a book to help project professionals to get ahead in their careers.

I know, you’re shocked. Why would Josh be writing a book about that?

Doing It Lean – With You

You also know I’m a big Lean enthusiast.

Continuous feedback from your customers in any project is a key to making a product that will actually add value to people’s lives.

So I’ve opted to use a publishing platform based on Lean thinking.

https://leanpub.com/projectcareermastery

The feedback from people like you is what I’m most excited about.

You can:

  • Give me feedback on content
  • Give me feedback on what it’s worth to you (pricing is variable, you can pay what you feel it’s worth)
  • Get free updates for life as the book lives and breathes Kaizen (continuous improvement)

Better Than Tradition

My last book was frustrating in the sense that at some point it had to be ‘done’. If I came across a great insight or idea that would improve it, I had to stop myself.

Sure, I could blog or do a video about it, but none of the readers who already bought the book would get the benefit.

Plus, making changes even in an electronic platform like Amazon Kindle is a pain in the rear with traditional publishing.

I’ll also use the reaction and engagement from this announcement as an indicator. Should I even write this at all?

This is going to be a lot of work. If I can only help a handful of people by doing it, my time and energy is best focused elsewhere right?

One of the best parts of this is that I can get into the nuts and bolts.

I can write a lot of “how to” content that is very specific. Because if LinkedIn changes for example, I can update the book immediately.

And all of you who bought it will be notified and get the update for free.

Sweet!

I’m Writing This For You – Maybe

What problem could I solve for your project career that would make you jump for joy?

What is your biggest question?

Are you stuck and not even able to get started because you don’t know what to do?

If you could land that next job in your career path, would it be a $10,000 / year increase in your salary? More?

Leave a comment on the book’s page ( https://leanpub.com/projectcareermastery ) and tell me what would rock your world.

Leave your name and email there too and get notified of updates. You can tell me what the holy grail of project career mastery would be worth to you.

 

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Katt(Katy Jo ) August 29, 2012 at 4:28 am

Josh:

It was necessary to go back to work instead of pursuing my certification. If you want to find out about the losses and unsuccessful outcomes of project look at the “old retail giants”. Today there are “acceptable losses” which was never acceptable lossess for the successful entrepreneurs.

My master’s, it was necessary to asset the merits of the materials and contractors for quality work and experience. All I hear at work is reduce the costs by cutting what is paid for materials and wages/numbers of personnel. Use of untrained labor with a smart leader with less than quality materials is where projects fail.

Reading the contract specifics and know whether or not the amount of money will provide a successful project.

Katt

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Josh August 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

Katt, I’m unclear on how your comment pertains to the book on advancing your project career?

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Katt(Katy Jo ) August 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I have observed project managers stressing out over deadlines missed because the personnel necessary for phase completion was not available (this is prevalent where multiple facilities, different stages of completion are in different cities) because of an unforeseen bottleneck. It is true that a SME sitting in a hotel is considered a loss, the SME will be there when the bottleneck is cleared. Many times the SMEs are flown between the multiple facilities and end up in the wrong place.

Materials are purchased with an eye to cost and neglect the temperature range or other environment condition that will ensure the materials meet the requirements in all respects.

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ebune perpetua August 29, 2012 at 5:34 am

Hi Josh ,
I am so happy finding sombody like you who shares thesame dreams with me.I am a Cameroonian who is so addicted to Project Management.Ever since I found you and listen to your lectures couple of times, my love for this course grows daily. My question is how far and for how long can I learn with you,and will you after building me to be your newest Project Manager help to find a school where I can practice and learn more with other people of different societies?.I studied Rural and Urban Sociology and has a Bachelor degree since 2009.And now I am working with a multi National Palm Plantation Company presently as the administartive Assisstant for the Project Director,after working as the Community Development Officer.But all I ever wanted to be is a Project Manager for this Company,but I am not very competent for this position. I want to provide the best in for this company, because in my country there is a high demand of Project Managers.Recently I have tried to enroll into the Masters Programm on Project Management in the University Of Liverpool,but have some financial matters and so I had to lat it go for now and prepare for next year.So I decided to get some more ideas of what Project Managment is all about and make it my ideal career.I will love to go with you till the end of this race.Just be my Mentor ,Teacher and saviour .You are a blessing to me.Best regards,Pepsi.

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Josh August 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

Are you already enrolled?

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ebune perpetua September 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

I have not enrolled yet,like I said in my last letter , I have some financial problems now, ad i have to suspend it for next year.But I will continue with your teachings to build me more in this field .I really love to make a career out of this Josh,Please help me.Pepsi.

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Josh September 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Having read my articles on this site, you know that networking and targeting organizations are key fundamental concepts I teach. How goes your networking efforts, volunteering, etc. and which organizations have you targeted in which you wish to work and will support your vision for your career path?

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Maria Burton October 1, 2012 at 3:51 am

This is great news Josh. You must be terribly excited. Although shouldn’t you be asking what is your biggest fear instead of what is your biggest problem?

Keep posting about your journey with this project. I will follow along with great interest.

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