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Dear Professional, (or Aspiring Professional)
I know first-hand about the deep inner queasiness and nervous tension that strikes, hoping against hope you’re not asked those two dreaded questions by family and friends…
Where are you now working?
How much do you make per hour?
They’re enough to make you want to hide under your duvet and not want to get out of bed in the mornings.
If you would like to be amongst a tiny minority of Professionals who desperately want to know the elite levels skills that’ll have you become a super Excel Professional, whilst at the same time, advancing your career to new heights, then this will be the most important message you’ll read this year.
And the even better news?
You do not, I repeat, you do not need to invest the MBA equivalent in terms of time and money in acquiring the same MBA level Professional Excel skills and Professional Career skills that’ll impact your life for the better.
I’ve been working for the last 10 years in the world of finance, banking, commerce as an analyst, project manager and consultant and have attained very Senior Positions within a number of blue chip companies.
But as you’ll see, it wasn’t always that way. I had the same worries and troubles you do.
In fact let me ask you, do you worry, fret, are continually frustrated with the way your Professional Excel skills aren’t to the level you’d like them to be?
Are you continually pained, chastising yourself in your quiet moments at the way your career should be taking off, but for whatever reason, you just can’t get it moving in the right direction, you’re stuck, seemingly for an indefinite period?
Like I say, you’re not alone. I was in your shoes. In fact, I was so deep in the misery of it all that I simply did not know where to turn. Literally.
Here I was, over a decade ago, a troubled graduate, with very little prospect of acquiring a decent paying job. I had very little self-confidence. Put those things together and you’ll see that…
I definitely wasn’t on the top of the‘Most Wanted Professionals’ hit list!
And what Analyst jobs I did get that were higher up in status rung; I just couldn’t put my heart into it. It all seemed too routine, too mechanical, too boring. Yet I knew there was more to be gained but I just didn’t know the ropes, I didn’t know how to raise myself up, how to rise up to the senior ranks.
I was 100% sure there was a secret game being played around me and I had no clue how to get in on it all
If that wasn’t enough, going to the office everyday was a chore. I had to drag myself to get up in the mornings in ways you wouldn’t believe.
Maybe if I’m lucky, grab a quick cup of coffee or rapidly down half a bowl of cereal and I’m out the door - ready to do battle with thousands of other workers and employees for platform space on the buses or trains.
And, maybe you’re like me, hoping against all hope that when you do manage to get on your transport of choice, you’re not faced with the prospect of huddling up to a sweaty band of commuters because the trains or buses being jammed packed with people -- all going to their respective places of work, doing the kind of work that they rarely enjoy doing, going to a place they rarely enjoy going to.
Yes. And this all happens before you get to your office!
And what happens when you eventually do get to your office? Well you're expected to perform and produce miracles. There are important Projects to be completed, tight deadlines to be met, important meetings to attend, crucial presentations to be made, conflicts to resolve. It’s endless. No. It’s a daily nightmare.
But it’s not even over because then, once the work day is over with, you've got to make that same commuter trek home again. Only this time, you’re amongst a bunch of weary, flat, pooped out souls who, just like you, are probably carrying their work home with them. And, at whatever time you do manage to make it to your front door, you’ve got to tend to dinner, the children if you have them, maybe watch a little bit of television or surf the net, tickle the cat, get in a meaningful chat with your spouse or significant other if you’re in a relationship.
Which all leads to the question --
How on earth are you to find the time to improve your skills, develop your career, improve your salary?
I know for me whilst I was doing this daily grind, I thought “God, if I can just get this career thing nailed, I know it would change my life, I know it!”
So fast forward a decade or so. What changed?
WelI, I changed. Because, I’d had enough of it by then. I couldn’t take the daily grind anymore. I couldn’t take not having happy, joyous sincere answers to those haunting questions: where are you now working?
& how much do you now make per hour? I couldn’t take working in places and in roles I had no connection with. I couldn’t take owning very few Professional Excel skills yet knew that mastering that very skill would be the launch pad to me having good things happen to me in my life.
So, I changed my outlook. My thinking. My friend’s circle.
The BIG key?
I got external help from a series of mentors who showed me the way. Who believed in me. Who showed me the right way. Frankly, I couldn’t do it without them.
And let me quickly add that it didn’t happen overnight but I pretty much changed everything. Whatever wasn’t working for me, I changed it. You see, whether I realised it or not I ached for a better life. A more respectable career. A better than good enough salary that would eliminate any money issues or worries I had building up both inside me, and… inside my then, very disillusioned wife.
And what did those changes ultimately bring me?
In a nutshell – security, internal peace and the knowledge that no matter what happens in the economy, I’ll be better than okay. That my family will be looked after.
I want you to experience what it feels like to have zero fears about being laid off, about being made redundant or being fired, because that’s exactly how I feel.
How can I have such inside certainty that my professional life and my financial security and family security is fully secured?
The reason is because of my investing in myself for over 10+ years. I’ve learned and acquired a set of professional Excel skills that are very much in demand by the marketplace. So much so that my career path has rocketed.
Not only that, I found out what it really takes to get the kind of role and position you want. And, how to negotiate the kind of salary you want. Quite honestly, my career wasn’t that important to me, until I realised how important and valuable I needed to make myself, first. I learned how to do that.
And, I’m going to show you the exact path to take so you can become so valued and so indispensable that your employers will never want to let you go.
And yet, if they did, if they did let you go, you have a set of priceless skills you own that’ll have you back into the marketplace within in a few short weeks at most. And that too, you’ll be in a much better position…with more responsibility and seniority and…with a much higher salary.
That’s the kind of concrete security I’m talking about.
Now whether or not you’re turned off by salary figures, you should know that personally for me, because of knowing how to use these high level Excel skills and how to negotiate my various roles, knowing that has enabled me to command a £200k salary within 7 years and has given me the strength and confidence to never ever be out high value employment…unless I choose to be.
It’s a very liberating position to be in
You may not want a six-figure salary, and that’s perfectly fine. I chose to do so because my aims and desires were just that, my own.
You might however want to know what these Professional high level Excel skills are so you can be amongst the most knowledgeable and respected Professionals in your organisation.
You might also want to know the detailed inside information about careers, negotiation and salaries that can help you be fully equipped and fully prepared for whatever your next career move will be.
EXCEL YOUR CAREER
My very best training and guidance condensed in to courses spanning over 30 Hours of Video Lessons and workbooks on Excel/VBA skills and Career Progression
Whether you're new to Excel or if you want to revitalise and refresh your Excel skills, this is the video training that'll help you bridge that gap and have you up to speed, fast
Analysis, Reports, Formulas, Formatting: When to do what. Everything in Excel you need to succeed in your work to very advanced levels (8+ hours)
VBA is an incredibly powerful skill because the right level of VBA skills can free up enormous amounts of time for you. Go from beginner to advanced in this training (11+ hours)
A growing library of some of the best solutions I have developed in my career covering for you to benefit from; Finance, Analysis and Project Management/ PMO
My flagship content on Career Progression. Based on everything I have learned from trial, error and mentors that have allowed me to create a £200k a year income
The world's no.1 LinkedIn expert Mark Williams on using this tool to get your next job. Featuring secrets and insights he shared just for my students
A course on CV's and Interview best practice for professionals who use Excel in their work. Based on insights I have gained from getting 23 offers in 10 years
A growing collection of video training from myself and others on psychology and mindset training that will shift your thinking and move you ahead in work and life
“Mastering Excel has been my biggest challenge: I am typically not good at anything that involves numbers; however that perception changed when I enrolled for Sohail’s Excel course. Previously, I have tried to learn Excel through several methods, ranging from learning on YouTube, to one-to-one tuition, but all these approaches left me more confused and despising Excel. I was able to clearly understand Excel on this course because Excel lessons are extremely explicit, structured using various real world scenarios, that even complex subjects such as VBA was explained from the basics, which provided the solid foundation for proper comprehension of the subject throughout the course.As Excel is pivotal to my role as PMO Analyst, this course has given me the confidence required to function effectively in my daily work. I will strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn Excel, especially in the PMO context.”
- Ade from London (PMO Analyst)
All materials and courses are methodically structured, coordinated, systematized and have been painstakingly put together in a specific way so you can get the most out of the material.
This is the very material that I have used in the past and still continue to use to accelerate and advance my career.
You’re going to love it.
And, at the same time you may in fact... hate it!
Why do I say that?
That’s because, when you get access to the material, it’ll soon dawn on you that there’s been another game being played all around you, and yet, you didn’t even know the rules, let alone how to get inside the game!
Well now you can because I’m making this exclusive material available to you. Go through it all at your heart’s content, watch the videos, make notes, ask questions, apply the information and material to a particular area of your professional career you want to advance in the most, and see what happens.
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"Hi Sohail, I'd like to take the opportunity to let you know how much your course is helping me.
"This course is excellent. The skills I have developed during the 6 weeks have given me the confidence to tackle advanced problems in an Investment Banking environment. Unlike other courses, the tutorials are practical, to the point and are relevant to professions.
I would highly recommend this course."
"The further I go into this course, the more impressed I am with the quality. This is really exceptional stuff Sohail. Thank you for developing it.
I can only share with you what’s been working for me and those who have used my Excel trainings and teachings. I was struggling in the workplace. I then took the plunge and hired a number of mentors who helped me gain higher value positions in the marketplace. And whilst there, I would notice that there were people I was interacting with who were banking big salaries. I noted the common thread to earning the fat salaries was the quality and depth of their Excel skills. And so I learned all I could about Excel. Would I have a job that pays me £200k a year if I hadn’t mastered the intricacies of what Excel can do and how I could apply it all in my work roles? The plain answer is no I’d not be valued as I am and I would not be commanding the salaries I do. A £200K a year salary may not be life-changing money for you, and I understand that. Pick a target figure of what would be life-changing money for you, and then get to work at mastering Excel to help you achieve that target figure. Whether you choose to learn from me or any other Excel trainer, first know what you want to get from the training and how it can help you.
There will soon be available the option to participate in my monthly hotseat coaching sessions. There’ll be Resume Rebuilds where I will do live resume/CV breakdowns and rebuild them. There’ll be Interview Hotseats where I’ll work with members on their interviewing skills. And there’ll be Career Hotseats where the focus will be in making your career approach water tight and smooth. As a continuing Excel Your Career member, you’ll be notified when these hotseat coaching sessions become available.
The biggest expense for you is in not doing anything with any material you invest in, no matter if it’s from me or anyone else. Many professionals lose out on thousands each year because of not paying attention to their Professional Excel skills or in not knowing how to negotiate a higher salary and bank themselves a higher value career. The investment in my material dwarfs such expensive waste, waste that’s repeated year after year after year. My materials are a straight forward one-off investment, probably amounting to just over a pound a day for one year for the comprehensive course. If you apply just enough of my material to get you even the tiniest of a pay rise, the investment will have paid you back many many times over. And, on the upside, you could, like one student of mine did within a few months, triple your income. You can certainly ask him whether he thinks if my materials are worth investing in.
I don’t know if you find this to be true (because it is for me) that when we’re in various groups or situations where there are other people talking and we’re somewhat quiet, and that’s whether in a live situation or in online type situations, that we sometimes get more from listening to what others are saying or discussing and we find that we get answers to questions we hadn’t even thought about! The same applies here also. And as the private Facebook group is only one aspect or one part of your development. There’s much more available to you in the Excel Your Career courses. (Plus, you’ll find the Career training materials will help you become a more active, confident and engaging person)
I can’t really speak for all the other Excel and Career trainings out in the market, because there are plenty, and probably all with some negatives and positives about them. I can only tell you about the results and impact I’ve personally experienced from my information and materials and more importantly, the results and outcomes of my hundreds of students, some of which you’ll find on this website and in my other materials. If you’re not happy with the trainings and instructions you’ve experienced elsewhere, then I’m sure you’ll gain new insights and new ways of learning from my methods, techniques and trainings. And I stand 100% by the quality and impact of my trainings in that I insist on giving someone back 100% of their money if they’re not thrilled or delighted with their investment.
You should only invest if you are serious about your career, your Excel skills, the money you make and your Professional status. If you care enough about the above, you’ll make the time to go through the materials, mine, or anyone else’s.
The only way for you to know for sure if the training is right for you is to first decide if you’re willing to put the necessary time and commitment into applying what you learn. If all you decide to do is browse or skim through the material then I can confirm that the training will not work for you and you should not invest. If your career, your professional status, your earnings, your future prosperity is of importance to you, you’ll do what you must to make sure that the training will produce the results for you that you specifically want.
"Thanks Sohail. Simple and clear presentation but powerful".
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