219: Bill Ellermeyer of Ellermeyer Connect discusses how your network is your net worth with us.

Bill Ellermeyer HeadshotBill Ellermeyer of Ellermeyer Connect is known as one of the most connected Career Coaches in Southern California. Bill has long preached that your Network is you Net Worth.

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Fail fast to succeed faster

  • Bill shares with us that being fired was a “failure” after his advancement up the ladder but ended up being the catalyst to moving forward and creating his true calling, Ellermeyer Connect.

Tell us something good

  • Listen as Bill tells us that he helps people see that they do have a business inside of them.  He also helps bring that business out in to the real world.  Bill does a full assessment to find out what his clients strengths are along with their hidden talents and desires.

How do you support a Lawpreneur?

  • Bill hosts a monthly breakfast for business people, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others to connect and look at the future, business and health.
  • Hear Bill advocate the idea of having a portfolio career by using your core skills over multiple streams of income.
  • Bill reminds us the importance of branding.  Bill suggests that you need to have a short statement of about four words to describe you as a brand based on the work of Tom Peters

Favorite Books:

  • No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends Our intuition on how the world works could well be wrong. We are surprised when new competitors burst on the scene, or businesses protected by large and deep moats find their defenses easily breached, or vast new markets are conjured from nothing. Trend lines resemble saw-tooth mountain ridges. The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking all the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy: the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population, and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people.
  • Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today’s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making “good jobs” obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries—education and health care—that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself.
  • The Brand You 50 : Or : Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an ‘Employee’ into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion! Michael Goldhaber, writing in Wired, said, “If there is nothing very special about your work, no matter how hard you apply yourself you won’t get noticed and that increasingly means you won’t get paid much either. In times past you could be obscure yet secure — now that’s much harder.” Again: the white collar job as now configured is doomed. Soon. (“Downsizing” in the nineties will look like small change.) So what’s the trick? There’s only one: distinction. Or as we call it, turning yourself into a brand . . . Brand You.

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Miranda McCroskey – host of Lawpreneur Radio

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