Thursday, April 30, 2009

5 Lessons of LIFE

Mentors make a difference. The people with whom you associate will, in large measure, determine the level of your success or failure in life. Remember, everyone is an influencer!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Check out....Michael Ray Hopkin's Review of The Power of WHO!

“Fear of failure keeps more people stuck in the safety of the status quo than anything else.”

Who are the people in your network that can help you break out of the status quo, land your dream job and live the life you love? In his new book THE POWER OF WHO!: You Already Know Everyone You Need To Know, author Bob Beaudine helps you answer this question. Bob Beaudine is recognized as the top sports/entertainment search executive in the U.S. with significant experience helping people to secure their “dream job.” In The Power of Who he helps you identify who the right people are and what you need to do to succeed.
You already know the people you need who can help you achieve whatever it is you are striving to achieve. Bob calls these your “Who” friends, people who can help you achieve your goals much more quickly than you could ever do it on your own. The problem most people have is they focus on the “what” (what they want to achieve) and not the “Who” (who could help, who could open doors). The people in your “Who” network are the most important because they help you:
  • Find your purpose
  • Define your objectives
  • Reach for your dream
  • Fulfill your ambitions
  • Achieve your goals

Discovering your “What” in life is the next step. What do you want to do? Answering this question and pursuing it through help from your “Who” network will lead you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed. Are you struggling to define the “What” in your life?

Most people never get what they want for three reasons:

  1. They don’t ask
  2. When they do ask, they ask the wrong people
  3. When they ask the right people they ask too vaguely

Without action, all great ideas are useless. The people who act on their ideas are in the minority.

Successful people — those who act on their ideas — share five important traits:

  1. They start
  2. They are not discouraged by obstacles
  3. They turn mistakes and so-called failures into stunning success
  4. They maintain self-discipline
  5. They stick to it

The power that comes from tapping into your known network is all you need to achieve your dreams. To continually build on your successes you need to help others achieve their dreams. The great motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help others get what they want.”

I highly recommend The Power of Who to help you identify the people (”Who”) and things (”What”) that will help you achieve great success.

The Product Management Perspective: As a product manager you are responsible for leading the team to create products your market will buy. “The smart people know that the best products aren’t sold; they are bought.”

Tap in to The Power of Who to make sure you are creating products people want to buy

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Choice

All our lives we’ve been told that if we work hard, keep our head down, and mind our P’s and Q’s, everything will eveutually work out. REALLY?

If that were true… then what happened to our dream??

It’s time to choose…



Sunday, April 26, 2009

Be a Moment Maker!

With opening day at Churchhill Downs and other racetracks all over the country this past week, and the Kentucky Derby coming up...I thought I would share one of my favorite movies with you.

This is a great trailer from the movie Seabiscuit...

Each of us remember a time when someone gave us a reference when we didn’t deserve it… a loan when couldn’t even pay it back… and a job opportunity just because…

It’s time for us to get out of our comfort zone and become moment makers for others… give them a second chance.



Friday, April 24, 2009

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fort Worth Magazine Feature

The Power of Who
Executive Recruiter Bob Beaudine changes the rules of traditional networking and emphasizes that the key to landing your dream job is not reaching out to strangers, but to ask help from your closest friends.

As a result of the economic crisis, the number of unemployed persons increased from 851,000 to 12.5 million in February. Therefore, the introduction of The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know by Bob Beaudine (Center Street, Hachette Book Group) could not have hit bookstores at a more appropriate time. Published in January, Beaudine delivers an inspirational, common sense approach to landing your dream job. The writing is straightforward and conversational with plenty of anecdotes, case studies and quotes. President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and recognized as the top sports/ entertainment search executive in the U.S. conventional wisdom about networking on its head. His innovative approach is two-fold: establish your “Who” and declare what you want out of life.

First things first. Identify the people within your group of friends and friends of friends who are the foundation for making connections. This group is your “Who.” Beaudine changes the rules of traditional networking by advising readers to reach out to their “Who” instead of pursuing complete strangers for job placement. “It’s really not the best use of time and energy to start sending e-mails out to people you don’t know or having lunches with strangers,” he says. “You already know someone right now who knows the person who will help you achieve your goal or hire you or introduce you to the person you need to meet.” On the topic of declaring your “Who,” Beaudine says: “We need to be doing life with our friends."

So start investing some time in your “Who,” reconnect with your “Who,” build your “Who,” nurture your “Who,” because in the end … it’s all about the “Who!” Take, for example, Denny Crane and Alan Shore on the popular TV series “Boston Legal.” Denny, played by William Shatner, and Alan, played by James Spader, have a precious relationship—almost a romance. They are best friends who cannot fathom living life without the other. Their friendship represents the relationship you should have with your “Who.” The second part of the Beaudine plan is to declare what competent and talented individuals are working too hard in unsatisfying careers because they dropped out of the process of discovering what they want to do and whom they want to do it with. And don’t forget to ask for help. You might be a genius in some area of your life, he says, but you’re going to need your “Who” to assist you where you’re not strong. Even Frank Sinatra needed help. The song “My Way,” made popular by Ol’ Blue Eyes, glorifies the philosophy of going it alone. But, in fact, Sinatra didn’t do it his way. Paul Anka wrote that song. There was also an arranger, an orchestra, a recording studio, a sound engineer and a record company. It was a collaborative effort. In the words of Beaudine, “If you’re lost in a jungle trying to do it your way … STOP!”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hog Callers

Whenever you allow someone else to design your life for you, they’ll always design it way too small. Keep your dream alive!


Monday, April 20, 2009

And So It Goes...

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay and forge an impression on our heart and soul that we are forever changed.

And So It Goes... You have to DECLARE Friendship!! You Got WHO!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Check this video out! Stand By Me! It’s what friends do!
Friendship is as vital to our Goals and Dreams as Food & Water is to our Body

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Not Who you Know, It's The Power of WHO You Know.

By Bob Beaudine CEO and Owner of Eastman-Beaudine and Author of The Power of Who

Here is a great article by George Mocharko on my book. I just want to thank everyone for their continued support. You can view the article by clicking here. Especially now, with unemployment at 8.5%, Remember, Reach-Out, and Reconnect. Investing in your WHO always has a huge payoff!

Bob Beaudine

Article by George Mocharko of the
Networking. We hear this term so often, but rarely take the time to think what is behind it. Is it shameless self-promotion by shoving your business card into every empty hand you see, or is it something more nuanced such as a business lunch, golf outing, or happy hour?

Finding people who share those values may be to go no further than speaking with your best friend. In The Power of WHO, sports and entertainment recruiter Bob Beaudine rejects traditional notions of gaining access to heavy hitters in you industry. “Everything we know about networking is crap,” Beaudine plainly states.

Beaudine’s idea of networking is very simple: “You already know everyone you need to know.”
“Who do you think is more likely to help you find a job?” poses Beaudine. “Someone who doesn’t know you—or someone who is a personal friend that knows your talent, energy, drive, and ambition first-hand?” It sounds rather self-explanatory, since when people are laid-off, the first people they are likely to tell are their friends and family and ask them for help.
Does this mean that Beaudine is endorsing nepotism?

Well, no, not exactly. In The Power of Who, Beaudine believes that people who know you have a better chance of helping you move toward your dreams because they already know you and like you. Plus they have some insight as to how they understand your needs, and can attest to the quality of your character. It pays dividends to maintain good relationships with these people because someone they know could be the contact that helps you find a job, an expert, or even a mate.

Before you can have your personal network help you, you must clearly define what it is exactly that you want. “Every day in my recruiting practice, people call me to talk about finding their dream job. Unfortunately, what I hear way too often are vague generalities such as, “I’ve always wanted to be in sports,” exclaims Beaudine. “My first thought is—“What job? Which sport?”
“We’ve been taught just to get a job, although I think the opposite that you should do what you love,” Beaudine exclaims so you can hear the smile in his voice. “We have recurring dreams that come back to us over and over again. If you’re looking for a job, you should go for your dream. When destiny calls you must answer.”

Beaudine continues, “The Power of WHO is becoming a moment maker for others. Every person from the preceding generation can look out and remember the day when someone gave them a reference or an introduction when they didn’t deserve it. Today, you can help others reach their goals and dreams. To paraphrase Zig Ziglar, “if you want your dream to come true, you’ve got to help other people achieve their dreams.”