ACTION PLANS RELATED TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT, RAISES AND PROMOTIONS
MAP OUT CAREER PATH AND STRATEGIZE AN EXECUTION PLAN
This Action Plan will help you map out the exact path you need to take to reach your dream job title. You probably cannot leapfrog certain positions so it would be helpful if you took time to fully understand how you will get to where you want to be. For each prerequisite job position, you will research who you need to make connections with and what ways you can fast-track your progress (if any). The better you understand the journey and timelines, the more motivated you may be in doing what is necessary.
SHOW LEADERSHIP BY CREATING A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
This Action Plan will help you create and grow a professional association. A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) seeks to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest. Leading an organization like this will not only provide invaluable connections and opportunities, but it will also establish you as a leader in the industry.
FIND AND CONVINCE INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BECOME YOUR MENTORS
This Action Plan will help you get a mentor who will benefit your career with advice, motivational support, connections/introductions and more. First you and your Architect will list all potential mentors and then rank them from “dream mentor” to “alright mentor”. From there we will contact them one by one until you obtain the benefits you desire. Because you will be using the Akwai app you will have a wealth of information about your journey. This will get potential mentors excited about working with you. It will also make it easier for them to mentor you since the app makes it clear what you will be doing and how you are incorporating their advice.
PROVE HIREABILITY BY IDEATING AND COMPLETING INNOVATIVE SIDE PROJECTS
An Akwai Portfolio is a repository of information, documents, vlogs and media that tell a story about your journey. The app and your Architect can generate tons of data, charts, graphs and tables that help others understand the work that you did to make yourself the best candidate for the job. Some of the accomplishments your Portfolio can showcase are; Virtual Internships you completed, skills you developed by completing Skill-based Action Plans, wellness practices you are incorporating via Wellness-based Action Plans and more… While everyone else will be coming to the interview with a resume and cover letter, you will have a robust Akwai Portfolio that will put you on a whole other playing field.
CREATE YOUR OWN ‘AKWAI VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP’ TO PROVE HIREABILITY
A Virtual Internship is a ~4-month experience that will help you learn about a specific job title, practice the skills/duties required of the position and demonstrate your ability to succeed in the role. No travelling or working with managers required, the entire experience is confined to the Akwai app and the things you do wherever you are. Optionally, your Architect (Akwai coach) will help you get the Virtual Internship endorsed by someone with the authority to vouch that it is sufficiently rigorous, either at the company where you want to work or another company with similar operations. Rather than waiting for someone to give you the opportunity to gain experience, you [and your Architect] will do the necessary research to produce a Virtual Internship that will help you [a] get your foot in the door and [b] sound competent in an interview.
SEND OUT AN OBSCENE AMOUNT OF JOB APPLICATIONS UNTIL YOU GET YOUR DREAM JOB
This Action Plan is simple but extremely powerful – it will help you send as many job applications as it takes to get you your dream job. For the first time in American history, the number of job openings exceeds the number of people who are looking for work. This means that it is a “job seekers market”. The more applications you submit, the higher your chances are of landing the job you want. Through this Action Plan your Architect keep you consistent in this endeavor.
DISCOVER WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE AND LEVERAGE IT TO IMPROVE YOUR CAREER
What are your strengths? What things do you desire to do more of? Are you fully utilizing your past experiences to be successful at your job? Are there ways that your desires, interests and passions can benefit the company you work for? This Action Plan will help you discover what makes you unique and leverage it as a strategic advantage.
DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP BY FINDING AND MENTORING A YOUNGER PROFESSIONAL
What is the best way to prove that you have management capabilities? Manage someone! Through this Action Plan you will be guided on temporarily becoming an Architect and coaching someone else toward their goal. We will help you find someone who is ideal for you to mentor/coach (e.g. someone in your field, a student on a path toward your field etc). You can even create a custom Action Plan for them based on the types of things your subordinates would track if you got the promotion you are seeking.
CHOOSE YOUR JOB DUTIES AND SALARY BY CRAFTING AN INTRAPRENEURSHIP PROPOSAL
Intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within the company you currently work at. This Action Plan will help you build an innovative product, service or business for the benefit of your employer. Not only can this make you a valuable asset to your manager, but you may create a brand-new job position at your company and be promoted to it.
CULTIVATE THE IDEAL WORKPLACE VIBE BY MANAGING INTERACTIONS WITH COWORKERS
This Action Plan will help you cultivate better, more positive, more meaningful, less stressful and more friendly relationships with your coworkers and superiors. This will make your job experience more enjoyable and ensure everyone has nothing but good things to say about you.
Action Plans related to self-actualization, lifestyle and habits
DISCOVER PASSIONS BY TRYING OUT DIFFERENT HOBBIES AND ENDEAVORS
This Action Plan will help you discover all of your [hidden] passions, interests, skills and hobbies by encouraging you to try many different activities. Having firsthand experience in many areas will allow you to uncover things about yourself that you might not have known.
IMPROVE HEALTH VIA EXERCISE, NUTRITION, MINDFULNESS, SOCIALIZING AND ALTRUISM
This Action Plan will help you consistently take steps that will increase your health and vitality. You can focus on exercise, nutrition, fasting, water intake, stretching, sunlight, fresh air, sleep and much more.
IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, EFFICIENCY AND TIME MANAGEMENT
This Action Plan will help you improve time management, reliability, scheduling, time-blocking and other skills related to efficiently managing your day-to-day activities.
IMPROVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CREDIT SCORES AND SAVINGS BALANCES
If you want to save more money, you will need to manage your finances more efficiently. This Action Plan will help you track your spending habits, develop a budget and cut costs where you can. With increased financial discipline you can see your monthly and yearly savings grow.
EVALUATE THEN REVERSE/MINIMIZE WEAKNESSES, JUNK VALUES, DETRIMENTAL MINDSETS, BAD HABITS, BS PROGRAMMING AND TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS
This Action Plan will help you improve your self-awareness, move past your mistakes, stop being controlled by your “shadow”/negative traits and eliminate junk values/mindsets (e.g. materialism, scarcity, pitifulness, willful blindness etc). Ultimately the goal is to practice logical and productive responses to your circumstances.
LOCATE AND CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIPS WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL BE FRUITFUL SUPPORTERS
This Action Plan will help you locate new friends who align with your values and desires. This will help you stay encouraged, supported and motivated to goodness. You will also be guided on nurturing these relationships so they flourish.
CULTIVATE PERSEVERANCE, GRIT, CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE AND A GROWTH MINDSET
This Action Plan will help you develop a growth mindset. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning, confidence and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICE TACTICS THAT PROMOTE MENTAL WELLNESS AND JOY
A lot of people believe that mental wellness is something that only people in “crisis” need to focus on. This is very far from the truth. Everyone would greatly benefit from understanding and being more mindful of mental wellness best practices. Not only will this help you, but it will help you spot issues in those around you and collectively improve society as a whole. This Action Plan will help you understand and practice mental wellness best practices.
UNDERSTAND, EVALUATE AND IMPROVE YOUR PERCEPTIONS, IMPULSES AND REACTIONS
This Action Plan will help you cultivate the life you want and practice mastery over your personality, habits, reactions, thought patterns and routines. Perseverance is defined as the steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. No matter what your goal is, if you cannot stay consistent over the long-term, your chances for success are greatly decreased. This will help you stay in the game long enough to succeed. By managing your emotions, expectations, energy and enjoyment we will help you develop the skill of ‘grit’.
ACTION PLANS RELATED TO Community Projects
ESTABLISH A PERIODIC GAME NIGHT
This Action Plan will help you start or join a periodic game-night/hangout-meetup. This is a great way to have fun and build relationships. This group can be all-inclusive, for a certain demographic or connected to another organization (e.g. parents of students from a certain school, people involved in a certain organization, people who attend a specific church etc).
There are countless problems happening around the world and in your local community. You can be a force against poverty, vices, abuse, violence, disease, addictions, corruption, hate, injustice and more. This Action Plan will help you start or join an organization that focuses on raising awareness, volunteerism and/or activism. This can simply be a group of people working together, or you can create an official Nonprofit Organization.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
This Action Plan will help you start or join a civic engagement/political organization, grassroots campaign or community action group.
This Action Plan will help you start or join a parental support/engagement group. The purpose of this group would be to connect parents together to share tips, solve problems and improve their own parenting successes. This group can be national, local, based on the children’s age (youth or adult children) or based on an organization they have in common (e.g. a school, church, daycare etc).
This Action Plan will help you start or join an interest group based on a wide variety of things such as; fitness, a book, a show, a band, hiking, a game, a hobby, an actor, an idea or any other interest.
This Action Plan will help you start or join a faith-based organization (that can be connected to or standalone from a church, church group, music group etc).
HIGH ACHIEVERS GROUP
This Action Plan will help you start or join a group dedicated to experiencing the most that life has to offer. This group can focus on completing each other’s bucket-list items as a group, taking advantage of all the happening/opportunities in their city or doing whatever they are doing (career, altruism, family, philanthropy, relationships, health, school, humanitarianism etc) at the absolute highest level possible!
This Action Plan will help you start or join an organization dedicated to supporting nonprofit’s fundraising, member engagement, community impact, public outreach and organizational efficiency.
This Action Plan will help you start or join a support group that focuses on helping people dealing with recovery, loss, grief, addiction, pain or other afflictions.
ACTION PLANS ALLOWING YOU TO BECOME A SOLO FOUNDER OR BE PAIRED WITH CO-FOUNDERS
START A LUCRATIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that monetizes video views via YouTube Ads, sponsorships, brand partnerships, direct sales, affiliate sales, events, merchandise and more. There are many roles you can fill; you do not have to be on camera.
START A LIVE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES BUSINESS
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that coordinates various events like; fairs, conferences, wildlife outings, game nights, speed-networking etc.
WRITE ARTICLES AND/OR AUTHOR A BOOK
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that monetizes someone’s writing through book deals, blog/article advertisements, brand deals or licensing (e.g. a fictional universe that gets adapted as a movie, show, video game or comic). You do not have to be a writer.
START A PODCASTING COMPANY
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that produces and distributes a podcast to generate revenue through advertisements, sponsorships, brand partnerships, direct sales, affiliate sales, events,
DEVELOP YOUR OWN MOBILE OR COMPUTER GAME (NO CODING REQUIRED)
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that produces video games/mobile games using GameMaker Studio (which is a game engine that does not require coding or programming).
START A COACHING AND/OR CONSULTING BUSINESS
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that helps people accomplish goals by evaluating the data generated by the Akwai app to ensure they stay on a trajectory toward success. There are many roles you can fill; you do not have to be a coach.
START A BUSINESS TO HELP NONPROFITS IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that helps churches and/or nonprofit organizations grow by increasing member engagement, community impact, fundraising, public outreach and organizational efficiency.
START A COMPANY THAT HELPS GYMS BE MORE EFFECTIVE
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that helps gym owners and personal trainers acquire more customers and establish new revenue streams.
START A COMPANY THAT HELPS YOUTH SPORT COACHES GET MORE POSITIVE RESULTS
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that helps athletes improve their individual performance, helps coaches be more impactful and helps sports teams win more games.
CREATE/MANAGE CORPORATE WELLNESS, COMPANY CULTURE AND WORKPLACE TRAINING PROGRAMS
This Action Plan will help you start or join a company that manages corporate-wellness and workplace-training programs. This can be done at large corporations as well as small businesses.