Scott Anthony Barlow | Insights on Careers, Strengths, Passion, Work, Finance, People

Happen to Your Career

with Scott Anthony Barlow, Careers and People guy, Signature strengths and work you love advocate
Happen to Your Career

Description

Want to do work you love? This is the show that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents. if you "Happen to Your Career" then you can happen to your life! Scott Anthony Barlow has been featured on CNBC, Yahoo!, Forbes, The Muse, and Career Builder as a world reknowned expert on Career Happiness. His company, Happen to Your Career employs some of the world's leading career coaches and uses research based practices for Career happiness!

Link: happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Episodes

Don’t Let Your College Major Keep You From Your Dream Job

Feb 20, 2020 34:39

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You’re not still rocking your high school or college hairstyle, so why restrict yourself to the job you thought you wanted way back then?

It’s time to step out of your teenage shadow and give yourself permission to seek a career outside the bounds of your college major.

 

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Helping Your Kids Prepare for Their Future Career

Feb 17, 2020 43:47

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“I am a former educator. So I have a background in early childhood education. And my views changed slightly after I had children and started raising them and started looking at careers and world life experiences differently.”

 

Even though most of us aren’t former educators, I’m sure most of us parents have a similar experience when we have children and begin raising them.

The above quote came from my wife, Alyssa. She joins me on the podcast this week as we talk about how to prepare children for their future careers.

 

Since we have a company that focuses on helping people with their careers, we have all the answers and are preparing our kids perfectly.

Maybe that’s a little of an exaggeration.

We don't do it perfectly. But we do have a pretty significant head start because, every single day, we get to see people many, many years later and what's worked out for them, and what hasn't worked out for them.

 

There are a lot of resources that help people prepare their kids for college, but that’s a limited approach.

We need to prepare our kids to be ready after college.

Listen to the podcast today to help you work with your kids and prepare them for their future careers.

 

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Pursue Your Dreams: Don’t Hold Yourself Back

Feb 13, 2020 40:10

Description:

We have done well over 300 episodes over the past 7 years. I have had a shared a lot of fantastic conversations right here on the podcast to help you create your own career happiness. One problem with having over 300 episodes, is that some episodes tend to get buried.

Today, I’d like to dig up one of those great conversations I had 7 years ago - it was actually the 3rd episode we ever released. When we originally talked she has written 1 book, but now she has written 3 more books. Her latest book is called, “The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business.” She is passionate about showing people how to define your their freedom in first their health and then their career, and she has doing this through her site ProlificLiving.com.

So here’s my conversation with Farnoosh Brock.

 

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Recovering From a 6-figure Job Loss

Feb 10, 2020 57:21

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Robert was in a VP level role, earning great money and enjoying life and work. He was well known around his industry. He was great at what he did.  

Things were pretty good overall… Until they weren’t!

Robert got laid off. No big deal right. A great opportunity to take some time and get a way. (Thanks soft landings and severance!)

Except when it came time to go back to work: 8 months passed. Then 10, 12… 18 months passed and he’d had a few interviews but nothing had panned out.

He and his partner were pulling their hair out a bit trying to figure out what was going on. He’s a smart guy, he gets results, why wasn’t this working?

They had been through everything, was it his interview style? Simply unlucky? Was he coming off as desperate?

That’s where I had the opportunity to meet Robert. As he was trying to figure out what was working and what wasn’t.

It turns out Robert’s answer wasn’t what you’d think it would be.

 

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Is Stability or Happiness More Important?

Feb 6, 2020 48:29

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The cost for staying in your job is higher than you think, and Audrey learned that the hard way.

She was a talented Operations Manager working in the Events and Hospitality industry in New York City. She’d given much of herself to the job and had been rewarded with increasing responsibility, perpetual “thank yous” …and an increasing distaste for her work because what she valued most didn’t align with what the company valued.

When she came to us for help, it became apparent that the genuine, highly caring, no-holds-barred person that she was (and wanted to be more often) was being hampered because of the job she was working in.

This inability to be herself for 70 hours a week became so frustrating for her that it sparked an 11-month long journey to figure out what she really wanted and fight off the mental barriers that were keeping her stuck!

So how did she go from teary days staying at a job she hated to getting paid $20,000 more with a career that allowed her to be who she is?

Take a listen to Audrey’s story and find out!

 

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What If Your Dream Job is Possible?

Feb 3, 2020 37:59

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Many people that think their dream is impossible.

Sharissa Sebastian had been in the tech industry for years, but was wanting to make a transition out of that field.

She was eventually introduced to coaching through Groupon.

Her coach began talking with her about what her ideal situation would look like, but she was holding herself back. She didn't think that "ideal" wouldn't be realistic.

 

But Sharissa's coach asked her, "But what if it is possible?"

 

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High Performers Don't Do It the Normal Way

Jan 30, 2020 13:12

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“I felt like there was something missing in my career that I had some skills I wanted to sharpen that I wanted a different connection to the work that I was doing. And I was feeling very stuck in my search.” - Rebecca

“It literally made me sick, the anxiety, the stress that I was under.”- Jerrad

 

At Happen To Your Career, we hear this kind of thing all the time. High Performers work hard to get an education and build their careers. But then they find themselves in a place of unhappiness.

I want to share several examples of people that we have worked with that came from being stuck and unclear.

I’m sharing snippets of success stories today to show you that it really is possible to radically change your life. The “normal” ways that people approach career change don’t really work. At least, they don’t work reliably. So I wouldn’t recommend gambling on your life and your future.

At Happen To Your Career, we have helped hundreds of people 1-on-1 make career changes. Some of that help has been through our Career Change Bootcamp program, but we have also helped a lot of people at an even higher level through our Signature Coaching.

 

Check out the Signature Coaching Program now and see if it's a fit for you!

You can also be one of the first to schedule a call with us to talk about this with you 1-on-1!

How to Avoid Distraction and Build Your Career

Jan 27, 2020 42:34

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Here at Happen To Your Career we often create episodes based on questions we get from our audience. However there’s one question I never ever get.

How can I remove distraction?

Distraction from achieving what’s most important to me?

Distraction that takes me away from who I want to be spending my time with?

And yet that’s what stops so many of us from what we really want to accomplish.

Who better to answer this question than the person who wrote "Indistractable: How to control your attention and choose your life." I read it and loved it so much that I bought it for my entire team for Christmas. 

Here to teach us the difference between traction and distraction is author Nir Eyal.

 

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Creating Your Own Coaching Model

Jan 24, 2020 41:05

Description:

This is actually a crossover episode from our other podcast, How to Become a Career Coach.

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"How do you determine what to charge for coaching?"

"Should I do one-on-one coaching or group coaching?"

"What if my target market can't afford my rates? Do I go broke, or do I just lose out on clients?" (and they don't get the help they need)

These are common questions that new coaches often ask. In fact, these are questions that all coaches face when they hit a plateau or brick wall in finding new clients.

While it's important to address these issues, realize that there is not just a single answer.

You will probably be looking for an 'AND' solution.

Listen to hear how Jennifer found a way to help her target market (also create additional benefits for clients), make it affordable for their financial situation, AND also provided the income she needed for herself.

 

If you're interested in becoming a career coach, check out our Professional Career Coach Training and Certification program here:

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/professional-career-coach-certification/

The Path to Career Freedom: Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Changing

Jan 23, 2020 46:30

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Many times people realize that they are not where they should be, doing what they should be doing, but they’re afraid to make a change. They’re afraid of what negative consequences may happen if they make a change. Maybe they make up excuses like:

“I can’t quit my job now, I’ve already put in 10 years.” “I only have 5 years until I get to retire.” “I have to make sure to take care of my family, so it’s not the right time.” “What if my boss finds out I’m looking for another job - I’d get fired!”

And I totally get these. It can be scary when you face the unknown.

But, on the other hand, what if the change was actually going to improve your situation - not make it worse? As I’ve worked with thousands of people making career changes, getting over this hurdle is one of the best things that has happened in their lives. They’ve been able to find the work that really fits them. In many cases, they’ve been able to negotiate better salaries and benefits. They’ve been able to spend more quality time with their families.

Our guest today was actually a podcast listener for a long time, and then we had the opportunity to work with her on her recent career change. Moving from Eastern Europe to the UK, Karolina began working as an accountant. Everything was great...for six years.

 

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From Stalled Out to a Fulfilling Career

Jan 20, 2020 34:12

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“I knew something was off, but couldn't quite identify it for myself. You know, you get too close to your daily life, you can't really pull out which was a big factor of I want a coach to help me with this.”

Heather felt stalled out in her career and life, and knew she needed to make a change before she completely burned out.

After taking deliberate action and getting some help, she now has a fulfilling career that really fits her.

 

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How to Find Meaningful Work that also Pays Well [Webinar replay]

Jan 17, 2020 01:35:06

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This is something that I am very, very excited for. We have been talking about doing this type of event for about three months now. And this is actually the very, very first time we've done anything like this or quite like this. We've done many normal traditional teaching style webinars in the past, what happened to your career, what we've never done, ever, ever before, is been able to get the vast majority of our coaches on our team together in one panel to be able to answer your most compelling questions. And that's exactly what we're going to do today.

So the topic of this session is how to find meaningful work that also pays you well, particularly as it relates to your biggest questions, we want to be able to answer as many of those as we possibly can.

 

[Announcement] CCB 3.0 is now open!

Jan 15, 2020 12:41

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Have You Heard The News? Career Change Bootcamp 3.0 Is Open For Enrollment!

One of the biggest additions to this new version of the program is that we GUARANTEE in 9 months or less, you will walk away with a well-paying job offer from a company that fits your ideal Career Profile.

(We help you figure that part out, too!)

 

And for those who decide to reserve one of the 40 limited spots that we have BEFORE Friday, January 17th, we're taking things up another level by giving you two new bonuses:

- 2 Months of additional coaching support for FREE

- Bring a friend of partner to go through the program with you, because we're giving you a free plus-one pass to our self-guided Career Change Bootcamp...

 

How much would your life change if you had a guaranteed way to get a well-paying job offer from a company you've identified as a perfect fit for you and your strengths?

You no longer have to wonder, because that opportunity is here with Career Change Bootcamp 3.0.

 

Already familiar with CCB? Schedule a conversation with us to see if it's the right fit for you!

Getting to the Nitty Gritty of Your Signature Strengths

Jan 13, 2020 55:26

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Do you have a solid understanding of your Signature Strengths?

No?

That’s OK.

Judith didn’t understand hers completely either.

She had enrolled in our CCB program and was working through the assessment and exercises to figure out and uncover her strengths. Even after doing a lot of that work, she still felt like there was something missing.

Judith wanted to really get to the nitty gritty of her Signature Strengths. So here is a conversation with her to help her walk through her strengths and dig even deeper.

 

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Building Strategic Relationships to Land Your Dream Job

Jan 9, 2020 38:36

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Whoever said that hard work and perseverance doesn’t pay off sure didn’t meet Tanya.

What Tanya Malcolm Revell did when she was looking to make her big career change was no easy feat.

Besides being an American looking for work that fit her in London, Tanya is also a Career Change Bootcamp alum and our guest for this installment of our most recent CCB success story.

After experiencing the overwhelm of career burnout from her previous positions and frustration with the job search overseas, Tanya found HTYC, enrolled in Bootcamp, put in the hard work, built strategic relationships, and persevered even after some unanswered phone calls and emails to land her dream job.

Curious how she did it? (and how you can do it, too?)

Check out:
- The steps in the CCB process that will properly position you during your career transition
- The unexpected benefits of putting yourself out there and networking
- How looking at the positive, rather than getting stuck on the negative, is instrumental in helping you keep perspective on your career goals

Maximizing Your Support System For Your Career Change

Jan 6, 2020 53:29

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When we look at career change, we know that taking on this big life change requires a great amount of time, energy, maybe a bit of financial planning, and a solid support system to lean on when the career change process becomes overwhelming.

One of the least-talked about topics of career change is your current and ongoing support system.

Everyone needs a support system as they approach any big life changes. 

As much as our core supporters want to be there for us as we make this career change, many of them aren’t really sure how to approach the issue.

 

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Overcoming Failure Through Joint Goal Setting

Dec 29, 2019 41:11

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Check out Aspire & Thrive:

https://happentoyourcareer.com/aat

 

A lot of people who set goals do not include the most important people in their life in the process, but why? After all, the goals we set impact them, too.

If we fail to include these key people (whether that’s your spouse, partner, a roommate, boss, etc.), there is a lot that can stop you from reaching the goals you set:

For one, what if they don’t agree with the goal(s) you feel to be most important? If you’re not both on the same page, your biggest supporters can quickly turn into your biggest obstacles.

 

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The Top 4 Things I Learned About Career Change (and how you can benefit)

Dec 23, 2019 31:15

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As I celebrate 4 years since I became self-employed full-time, I’m sharing the top 4 lessons I’ve learned while working with people making career changes:

It ALWAYS happens slower than you think it does. It’s worth it to learn how to live intentionally. If you know what you want, it’s easier to ask for what you want; AND when you ask for what you want, it’s much more likely to happen. Time and strengths freedom makes for happier and more meaningful lives.

 

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Turning Disagreement into Productive Conversations

Dec 16, 2019 35:58

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We all have disagreements from time to time, right?

Many of us, will voice our concerns to our boss and explain why our way is better. But, it’s not always with the right tone or attitude, so the boss stands his ground.

“These misconceptions are sort of incorrect expectations that make us feel frustrated because our expectations aren't met. Our arguments aren't bad. I think of them as either productive or unproductive. And so, really, the goal is to make them from unproductive to productive... I want to reframe disagreement as an opportunity to integrate a new perspective into your life.” - Buster Benson (today’s podcast guest)

 

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Test a New Career by Designing Career Experiments

Dec 9, 2019 01:05:35

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It can be scary or intimidating when you are looking at making a change.

This is one of the reasons you stay in a job and career you don’t like. The fear of the unknown outweighs the pain of your unhappiness.

So, what if there was a way you can test out a new career AND keep the risk low?

We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance that your new career is right for you!

 

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Turning Down a Job Offer to Advance Your Career (and your happiness)

Dec 2, 2019 29:41

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So, we all know how the career change process works, right?

Here’s a simplified version:

You feel stuck in your job You start to identify what you want You try to work things out with your company You do some networking You land a job interview You get a job offer You accept the job offer You life happily ever after

The problem is that it doesn’t always work this way.

In fact, our guest today worked hard to find a great role within her organization. After networking internally, she was finally got the job offer - but then she turned it down.

What?

It might not make sense now, but turning down that offer was one of the best things she did to advance her career.

 

P.S. Our guest today was also on episode 278, where we shared a live coaching session she had with Scott!

 

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Quitting Isn’t Your Only Option When You Outgrow Your Company

Nov 25, 2019 01:02:01

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Katie only saw one way out: She had to quit.

However, in our conversation, I helped Katie see a multitude of options available. Yes, quitting may be one of the solutions, but in my years of coaching people through career changes, I’ve realized jumping jobs or industries isn’t a catchall solution. In fact, many people end up right back in the same career dissatisfaction quickly after their move.

Some of the most common phrases I hear from clients include:

“I don’t think I can go any further.”

“I’m looking to be able to grow.”

Or in Katie’s specific case, “I’m a go-getter. I don’t feel like I can go get ‘em right now.”

Maybe you can relate. You feel stuck, and you only see one way out.

Here are some key questions to consider before you jump ship.

 

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Trading Places With Your Boss - Awkward? Or the Best Decision Ever?

Nov 18, 2019 34:02

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It’s likely that you’ve experienced working in a role for a period of time, and then you get a new boss.

Many times, this can cause people to fear that change - unwanted change - is coming.

What doesn’t usually happen, is that you take you take the role your new boss previously had.

But, this is exactly what Karen did. It started with her taking inventory of her strengths and assessing her options.

She realized that it was just a few small changes that could make a big difference in her career.

 

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Putting Your Strengths into Action Now (Part 6 of 6)

Nov 16, 2019 16:15

Description:

Don’t wait until you have “total understanding.” Don’t wait until you feel like you have a “perfect plan.”

Right now, we want to encourage you to put your new knowledge to work.

Most people find success in ANY area of their lives — from career to health to relationships — by taking IMPERFECT action BEFORE you think you’re ready, and then continue to make adjustments.

But what most people do instead is to wait. They think they’re not ready. They make the challenge in front of them SO HUGE in their brains that it’s nearly impossible to move forward!

Maybe you can relate.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Showcase Your Signature Strengths During Interviews (Part 5 of 6)

Nov 15, 2019 14:55

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You know it’s coming, but it still freezes you in your tracks like a deer in the headlights.

Maybe it’s right after you sit down in the visitor’s chair, across the desk from the interviewer.

Or maybe it’s ten or fifteen minutes into your conversation- just when you start to think you might escape this time.

But then it hits you. The interviewer flips through your file, folds her hands on top of her desk, looks at you expectantly and says the words that strike fear in the hearts of every job-seeker:

“So…tell me about yourself.”

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Using Strengths in Your Career Pivot or Job Search (Part 4 of 6)

Nov 14, 2019 19:09

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The more you know about what makes you truly happy and satisfied, the more you can bring it into your life.

Once you identify your strengths, you can identify what you want in your life. You can hone in on the types of activities you’re best at and that make you happiest. Then you can work backwards from there to figure out the types of jobs where you can find those activities… and what types of companies hire for those jobs!

This is the opposite approach that 99% of the world takes. Most people look at what they think their options are and try to make the best of those. They make their own barriers and limits by not considering what they really want and instead focus on what they think is probable or possible.

Unintentionally limiting yourself in that way will also unintentionally limit your happiness!

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Don’t Just Look At Your Surface Strengths (Part 3 of 6)

Nov 13, 2019 19:50

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What the heck are Signature Strengths?

We’ve talked about how your signature strengths aren’t just skills like, “I’m really good with Excel.”

There’s more to it: It’s that intersection of things you’re really, really good at with things you really, really love — combined with your experiences, disposition, and a few shakes of both nature and nurture.

“Signature Strengths are your unique combination of experiences, skills, knowledge and even the way you’re wired. It’s the stuff that makes you, you.”

Often when you drill down to your signature strengths, these are the things you can’t stop doing if you tried, you can’t help it. Many times they come easy to you because you enjoy them and also you don’t recognize them because you don’t think that they’re that big of a deal.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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The Intersection That Creates Your Strengths (Part 2 of 6)

Nov 12, 2019 16:22

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It isn’t just things you’re good at, or things you’ve been praised for - although that’s part of the equation. Instead, we see it as the intersection of two things:

Your strengths: what you can truly be great at — maybe even the best in the world if you spent the time and energy developing them!

And

Your passions: what you enjoy and love.

Then add in your skills, experiences, knowledge and predispositions… and voila! You’ve got YOUR “signature strengths.”

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Why Should You Even Care About Strength Anyway? (Part 1 of 6)

Nov 11, 2019 10:12

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Let’s start with a question: Why do you care about your strengths?

Maybe you’ve spent time looking at job opportunities online, getting depressed at how few jobs you’re qualified for, interested in, or willing to do for low pay. Or maybe you’ve recently had the realization that “this can’t be all there is” to work

You might have even taken every assessment, personality test and quiz out there only to find out that you’re still in the same place.

You, just like many of the people we work with, found out the hard way that the knowledge that being a “relator” or “achiever” or “learner” is interesting, but you still don’t have a raise, a new career, or work that makes you happy.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Unlock Your Ideal Career With This Powerful Combination

Nov 4, 2019 40:35

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If you look into your past, you’ll see many different experiences, from hobbies, volunteer work, to career experiences.

Many times, these different things may seem disconnected. They may even seem insignificant in the scope of your career.

But, the threads of your experiences come together to create the person you are. When you discover the connection between these threads, you can begin to identify these “secret” strengths that have always been in your life. When you know what these are, they help you unlock your ideal career.

Today, Jennifer Seaver Stokes shares how she followed the threads in her life, and they led to her ideal career.

 

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What Lies on the Other Side of Creating Your Own Role: Success 2 Years Later

Oct 29, 2019 30:28

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If you want to take more control of your career or create your own position in your existing company, there’s no way around it: You are about to have some awkward conversations with your boss.

But, what if a few well planned uncomfortable convos could lead you to everything you wanted out of your work (along with your boss’s stamp of approval)? 

Would it be worth it then? My guess is ABSOLUTELY! 

Jason Bollman gives us an inside look to his successful career change and how he had to move beyond his fear of having challenging conversations with his boss. This allowed him to create his ideal role. 


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Create your Own Role Using Only Uncomfortable Conversations

Oct 28, 2019 36:05

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Big Decisions. You know how these work. Our brains usually fight us and want us to stay in our comfort zones.

Plus if you’re like me you can turn nearly anything into logic. Yes I know that I’m not loving my work and my boss is a overbearing but there could be another opportunity 4 months from now.

Many people find themselves torn when it comes to staying in the same place vs. making a change.

They know and feel deep down inside that something isn't right, and they struggle with taking a chance to actually make a change in their career.

Why do we fight what we know to be true in our core?

We see how others reach their goals and we think we must follow in their footsteps to reach the same success.

But, the truth is: we don't have to follow them.

If you want to take more control of your career or you are about to have an awkward conversation with your boss, this episode is for you.

 

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Turning a Layoff into a Successful Mid-Career Change

Oct 21, 2019 38:16

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There’s never an ideal time to get laid off or completely change your career, but a professional setback might actually lead to a far better opportunity you’ve never considered before.

Melissa Shapiro was already contemplating a career change, but then was laid off before she could position herself for the next move. She discovered that evolving and adapting weren’t only important for success – it was absolutely necessary to move up in the professional world.  

Melissa took her new-found time and energy to focus on asking herself big questions that led to her successful career change.

 

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Make Your Resume Stand Out During a Job Search

Oct 18, 2019 18:24

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This might come as a bit of a shocker, but we don’t always post our job openings for our company.

[Gasp]

“I thought you were in HR for years, Scott. How could you?”

I was. I worked in many different companies and sectors. Government, Manufacturing, Fortune 500. I’ve been on all sides of the table too.

When a hiring manager has a need, they usually are doing their best to make sure they’ve got someone in mind already.

I saw with my own eyes each of those organizations also hired without posting publicly and hired outside of their “normal policies and procedures.”

Does this make them bad companies? No, I don’t think so. In fact, I think in some cases it might even make them more responsible!

But, all the situations that were “exceptions to the rule” (i.e. not posted) were either better jobs, higher paying than normal, or jobs created specifically with a person in mind.

How to Get a Raise When You Negotiate Your Next Role [bonus]

Oct 17, 2019 31:58

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Let me ask you a question: When do you have the most power to negotiate?

Out of all the possible times, the very best time to negotiate your pay, job, terms or anything else is when you’re making a career change to a new company and new job. Specifically right after they’ve made you an offer.

Why is that?

Well, Let's talk about some truths from their perspective. Once you get to where they have given you an offer it is a big deal for you and for them. Very often they have spent a huge amount of time going through the process to decide they want you. That is an important factor. They are emotionally invested and have decided it's going to be you in the role, not someone else.

Depending on your level, they’ve likely had other people involved in the process and the probably had to have different approvals from their boss or finance or HR or the CEO. Someone else probably had to say yes or commit to you so they aren’t excited to change anytime soon. Because of that you have more power to negotiate than any other point in time.

Keep in mind this is only after they make an offer. None of this applies while they are considering it.

2 Years Later: Overlooked secrets to Raising a Family with a Successful Career

Oct 15, 2019 51:30

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Do you feel like you’re leaving your family behind while you try to gain success in your career?

Or maybe you feel stuck in your career because you’re trying to be there for your family?

Or maybe you feel like you can’t do either one well, but can’t find a way out?

Mike also felt that way.

But he found a few things that allowed him to create his dream career and spend quality time with his family. Today, he shares these secrets that are often overlooked (well, they’re only secret because they’re overlooked).

 

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Take Your Career from Good to Great

Oct 14, 2019 57:07

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Have you wondered how you can move from being a good job candidate to being a great candidate?

Have you identified your big “value-adds” from your past job experiences and how you can apply them to any industry?

Have you wondered how to open more doors of opportunity during informational interviews?

Several times over the past several months, we brought some past guests back onto the podcast to catch up with where they are now and how things have changed since we last had them on the podcast.

So this week, we are bringing Mike Bigelow back onto the podcast. Tomorrow, I’m going to share the recent conversation I had with him, where we explore how his life is going now that it’s been 2 years since his career change.

But to help us understand where he is now, today we’re going to hear Mike’s story from the last time he was on the show.

How to Find Time for a Career Change

Oct 11, 2019 40:29

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How High Performers Ask For Help

Oct 9, 2019 11:51

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I've been studying high performers and top performers for approaching 20 years now. Lots of things have surprised me about how top performers do things differently. But quite possibly the most surprising is how high performing people ask for help. It’s completely different than the average person. I found that most people don't think about this as a skill set. What I've learned though by studying top performers, there are actually very specific things that they do when they go to ask for help. I want to be able to teach you these to you so that you can be able to get the type of help that you need so I've created a formula with five very simple parts to show you how to do this and break it down. 

Before I show you those five key parts of how high performers ask for help, let me ask you a question: 

What do you think is the secret to why high performers get help so easily (and we enjoy helping them) and why it’s so painful to have to help many other people?

Is it that they are genetically endowed with likeability, or that we’re just biased as human beings to want to help people who are already doing well?

Maybe, but I don’t think so.

When You Realize Your Passion Isn't Actually Your Passion

Oct 7, 2019 28:23

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What if you get rejected from what you thought was going to be your purpose? What if the work you thought would be meaningful isn’t?

When you get rejected from that - even just one rejection - you start to really question all of your skill sets and the journey that you've been on. 

If that’s you - you’re going to learn how to turn an end into a beginning of what’s next in your life.

 

Today’s conversation addresses this very common problem to help you move forward and take action.



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Finding Meaningful Work: 3 Stories of finding career purpose

Sep 30, 2019 21:46

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When thinking about meaningful work and the various pieces that need to come together, it might cause you to wonder, “Are these even possible together, and, if so, how do real people actually find these opportunities?”

With the help of science and some real people who have done a great job finding meaningful work and career happiness, we’re going to break down the answers for you.

So, the question becomes: “How do you find this elusive work that’s meaningful and meets your other needs like a certain amount of income?”

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

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How Top companies provide meaningful work (and how to recognize those that don’t)

Sep 23, 2019 23:36

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Organizations that focus on employee experiences create more profit. Employees want more meaningful work and work experiences and are willing to take less pay for it?

So why haven’t companies really started paying attention to this? Or are some organizations beginning to wake up and realize that more and more of the workforce is wanting more meaningful work?

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

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What Creates Meaningful Work for High Performers?

Sep 16, 2019 21:21

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There’s so much conflicting information out there about what creates more fulfilling, more desirable work: 

Is it the job?  Is it the company?  Is it the type of role or occupation? Is meaningful work really even obtainable in the first place? 

The short answer is “yes,” but in reality it happens differently than what most of the world thinks it does.

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

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Disappearing Episode: We're Hiring

Sep 13, 2019 09:31

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This is a Disappearing Ep. We do these from time to time to let you know what's going on behind the scenes! 

We're Hiring. https://happentoyourcareer.com/careers

Also we're doing our first live Event for Coaches growing businesses on November 1st 2019 in Orlando. 

Lastly registration for our cohort of Professional Career Coaching Certification is closing in a few days. https://becomeacareercoach.com

 

Listen to the episode for more info. 

300 Ways to Get Unstuck - Tips and Stories from Behind the Scenes

Sep 9, 2019 55:58

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This is a special episode. This is episode 300!

We are bringing on a bunch of people today to give you a behind-the-scenes look at several aspects of the HTYC podcast. We’ll hear from several members of the HTYC team, we also have several surprise guests, all sharing a bit of how we all met Scott and how HTYC has helped us.

We’ll also have some of the best tips if you feel stuck in your career.

And we’re going to have a little fun at the same time (because that's what we do).

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

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An Exhausting Job Can Be a Positive Thing

Sep 3, 2019 32:50

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Many of us get exhausted. Maybe it’s because of a lack of sleep. Maybe it’s from working too much or too hard. Maybe it’s from stress.

But being exhausted doesn’t mean that it has to be a negative in your life.

Laura Morrison was used to be exhausted, but now it feels different.

"So, I still leave work exhausted. It's just that now the exhaustion is from kind of flexing my brain and personal development and kind of much more excitement about the work that I'm doing and being invested in it.”

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

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Land Your Dream Job With Confidence

Sep 2, 2019 49:13

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What if I told you that the number 1 way to land your dream job is having confidence? Would you feel like you’re on the path to getting there...or just stuck? Well, if your answer is “just stuck”--you’re not alone. In our latest podcast episode Laura, one of our stellar Career Change Bootcamp Graduates tells us how it took her nearly 3 years to leave a job she wasn’t passionate about because she felt the same way. Tune in to hear how she went from disengaged to confident--and so can you!

Going Around The Gatekeepers to Get Hired

Aug 27, 2019 43:32

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“I can only use the company’s online form to apply.”

I hear this all the time, and it certainly seems true. However, even when it seems like there’s only one door, I’ve seen several effective ways to get around the gatekeepers.

Michal Balass found her way into a government agency, even though it seemed like there was only one way to get in. She shares her story of how she did it.

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

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You Might Be Standing in the Way of a Better Career

Aug 26, 2019 43:23

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“Now looking back at it. I never really asked myself the questions of whether I wanted to to do this. It is just normal. Many of us do that.”

That’s what Michal Balass had said when I asked her where her career started.

She went on to explain that she spent years getting her Doctorate and when it came time to get a job she did it without thinking… because that’s what you do! It is normal.

Unfortunately doing things the normal way without question put Michal in the same place many others are.

In a job that isn’t a great fit and doesn’t particularly line up with what you want out of life!

Michal tolerated it for years. (probably for much too long)

 

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On the Happen To Your Career podcast, we have shown many career changes and the changes that come to our lives as a whole. We have talked with dozens of people on the podcast that we have personally worked with to make these changes. But one thing we haven’t really shown you is the fact that change isn’t just a one-time event.

As we continue to learn about ourselves and as we grow, our lives change. This is often in the form of changes in family (having more kids, kids growing up), moving to a different house or city, or developing new skills. This growth also results in changes in your goals and desires.

You begin to see a bigger and better picture of what you want to do in your life.

Over the next several months, we are going to be bringing some past guests back onto the podcast to catch up with where they are now and how things have changed since we last had them on the podcast.

So this week, we are bringing Michal Balass back onto the podcast. Tomorrow, I’m going to share the recent conversation I had with her; but to help us understand where she is now, today we’re going to hear her story from the last time she was on the show.

Day 8: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Aug 22, 2019 12:06

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By now you should have a decision! Yeah! 

Let's celebrate!

But if you don't yet...It's ok! 

This is a lifelong process and some people want and need more help than the email course! We have created other types of help because I whole heartedly believe and know just how important this is! 

I have seen lives change again and again when our students get clear on what they want! 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 7: Make a Decision

Aug 21, 2019 10:39

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It’s up to you now!  We’ve done all we can do to get you on the path to the job that you love.  All that is left is to decide to take the next step.

Here’s 3 tips (and one video) to help you make this decision:

Everything does not depend on this.   You’re well prepared!  “Magic happens when you’re in motion” –Richie Norton

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 6: Matching Opportunities with Wants

Aug 20, 2019 17:36

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Here’s the reality: Decisions are hard. They don’t sound like they should be hard, but they stop people every single day, usually many many times a day from doing something productive. 

So much so that I personally spend much of my energy eliminating unimportant decision making from my life that I won’t care about years or even weeks from now. Decisions like what do I have for breakfast or what should I wear today or what order should I begin my day take only small amounts of energy, time and effort separately but they start to add up quickly.  And Big decisions like where should I spend my time and effort and energy in my career sometimes seem almost overwhelming to tackle. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 5: Barriers and Biases - Mindset Can Remove These!

Aug 19, 2019 16:25

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Our minds are amazing.

We can do absolutely unbelievable things with our brains! One thing we can do is we can very effectively filter and sort information. This is a huge benefit to us, but can also cause a lot of problems in the form of cognitive bias.

This just means that as human beings the way our brains function can actually bias us toward or away from certain things like steering us away from those areas that might be uncomfortable and toward familiarity.

But what if you could take some of this knowledge about your brain and use it to turn potentially negative biases into an advantage.

15 years ago, the first time I really realized that you could hack your brain’s normal functions, my mind was blown, too. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 4: What Do You Want Out of Life

Aug 18, 2019 18:57

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Remember in the last lesson when we talked about how most people miss the simple logic: you have to know where you’re going to be able to figure out how to get there. 

Well, this applies to more than just the job you have or a business that you run. 

Just try to separate out your work from the rest of your life!

You can’t.

 

The people you spend the most time with or don’t spend the most time with is often influenced by your work. 

So is your personal growth as a person, where you physically spend your time, and even the amount of money that you earn. 

For this reason, it’s incredibly important for you to understand not just what you want in your work but also what you want in every other area of your life!

And guess what else, anything that you want in your life isn’t going to happen by accident. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 3: What Do You Want in Your Career

Aug 17, 2019 11:31

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What do you want?

 

It’s a simple enough question. 

I’ll bet you can't easily answer that question? 

Go ahead and give it a try! I’ll wait!

Harder than it seems right? 

 

But what if you could intentionally and succintly answer that question? When you have the answer to what you really want in your career and in your life and really go after it, it allows you to do things most people would consider exceptional or even impossible. 

 

And that is exactly what we’re going to cover today!

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Day 2: 10 Questions About Your Past That Lead to Your Future

Aug 16, 2019 16:58

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IS REFLECTION ON THE PAST YOUR KEY TO CAREER HAPPINESS?

The short answer is “H-E- double hockey sticks to the NO”.

(mostly because I love hockey and a little because reflection is not the magic bullet alone!)

But what’s the longer more nuanced answer?

To be clear; reflecting on the past alone is not going to get you where you want to go in your career or your life. It will take intentional action to move toward work that fits you, your values, and your strengths (and even your income expectations). 

But what’s also true is that for the action to be intentional you must know exactly what you want. 

How do you do that?

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

 

 

A Primer for Uncovering Your Signature Strengths - Day 1

Aug 15, 2019 18:03

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MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS…

I hear them say things like “I learn fast” or “I’m good with people” but most people have not spent enough time or effort to truly understand what it is that they are great at or have the potential to be great at!

Maybe these are true, but these aren’t specific enough to really be what you are great at. What is it that makes you great with people, What is it specifically that you enjoy in the interaction with others, is it even the interaction at all, or maybe something else.

When I hear something as vague as “I’m good with people”, which I do in maybe 7 out of every 10 interviews with professionals, I immediately try to start digging to understand what they really actually mean.

It could be that they are great at: relating to others OR communicating with people OR helping people problem solve OR building relationships quickly OR about a million other possibilities.

What on earth do you really mean?

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

Figure It Out - 8-day mini-course

Aug 14, 2019 05:25

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We've now had over 30,000 people go through our figure it out eight the mini course. (and that's a lot of people, as it turns out)

Also, we realized, as we were talking behind the scenes, that it had been a long time, like six years long time, since we really updated this mini course. So guess what? We've updated it!

But we're going to do you one better, because we're actually going to share each and every day with you right here on the HTYC podcast for the next eight days. So if you're not already subscribed to the podcast, then guess what, pause this right now hit the subscribe button on your player, because every single day, for the next eight days, you're going to get a dose of the mini-course that helps you figure out what it is that you want to do.

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

What’s Keeping You Stuck in Your Career (and How to Get Unstuck)

Aug 12, 2019 23:30

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As human beings, when we get stuck, we tend to focus on one thing that we latch onto as the “reason” why. Or one thing that if we could only do, it would solve all of our problems. 

It’s never just one thing. It’s always more nuanced than that. 

There is one thing that is very clear though, The reasons why you think you’re stuck and the reasons why you’re actually stuck, are two completely different things.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help! 

4 Examples of Career Changes Without Starting Over

Aug 5, 2019 40:27

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Have you ever heard of career coaches use a ranking system for career change difficulty?

As the difficulty goes up, these career coaches would have you believe it’s impossible… except it’s not. I’ve talked to career experts and career coaches that will try to talk you out of it. 

It’s difficult to imagine how career changes actually work without starting over if you’ve never done it yourself. 

So, in today’s episode, we’re revealing the 4 most common ways that people change careers (without starting over).

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

Discover the Transferable Experience You Already Have

Jul 29, 2019 30:34

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Are your skills transferable to your dream career?

 

Many people don’t believe that their skills can apply to the career they are desiring to move into. People tend to put their skills and experience into boxes and can’t see how the skills of one box can apply to another box.

The truth, though, is that most of your skills and experience CAN transfer, even if you don’t yet know what your dream career is. 

We’ve developed an entire process to do this. Want to know how? Listen immediately (press play already) and learn all the things! 

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help! 

How to Get Unstuck (Without Starting Over)

Jul 22, 2019 27:20

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Wondering if you have to choose between another degree and staying in the comfortably-miserable job you’re in right now?

There’s a third option: A more unconventional way to get unstuck without starting over from the bottom.

It uses the experience you have in your career while allowing you to find a role that you love. What is this unconventional approach? 

Listen to the first episode in our 3 part series: How to Get Unstuck (Without Starting Over) to find out.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories (and career hacks), find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help! 

Why Your Personal Weakness Is Your Super Power

Jul 15, 2019 38:33

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What if you could find the career that fits you by reframing your weakness? Or what if your greatest weakness was really your secret weapon? It turns out it actually is: 

 

Ross struggled with his ADHD, a weakness that he thought held him back in his career. After he started paying attention to what was actually happening, he learned how to reframe his weaknesses as “anti-strengths” and was able to find a career that was made for him - strengths and anti-strengths included.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/292

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Key Actions Before You Quit Your Job

Jul 8, 2019 40:39

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Have you considered quitting your job? Are you frustrated because your job doesn’t fit you?

We get emails about this all the time. Every situation is different, but there are some key actions that apply across the board.

Today, Josh joins Scott to tackle 3 questions from listeners:

I need help getting unstuck... My job doesn’t fit and I want to quit... I need help understanding my strengths...

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help! 

How limiting your choices = Freedom: A counterintuitive approach to your best life

Jul 1, 2019 50:38

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Everyone I talk to wants freedom, until they realize how it really actually works.

One thing that comes up frequently while coaching people through career changes is the idea of obtaining freedom in their life and work. Freedom means different things for everyone. Sometimes it’s freedom to travel, or financial freedom, or just having the freedom and flexibility to pick up your kids from school. 

 

“For so so long, freedom meant the ability to be able to do what I want, when I want, where I want.”

Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, traveled the world for many years - living and working wherever she wanted to. She now has a completely different definition than most about what freedom actually means for her and some of what she has learned from talking with hundreds, or even thousands, of people about what freedom means.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast 

 

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help! 

The Hidden Cost of Compromising Your Values for Your Job

Jun 25, 2019 36:39

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Part 2: Where are they now series.

Have you’ve said ‘yes’ to a job offer, even though it didn’t match up with your values?

Matt Toy, also took a job offer, but realized, like many of the people we work with, that what he could be doing was staring him in the face the whole time.

He was also faced with decisions that would compromise his values, but he was unwilling to make the sacrifice.

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

The Path to Your Dream Job Starts Here

Jun 24, 2019 36:45

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Have you noticed any recurring themes in your life?

These patterns can range from the habits you form, the hobbies you enjoy, the work you choose, the tasks you hate, the type of people you surround yourself with, and so on.

Digging deeper into your own patterns in your career and life is the first piece of research you need to do before you start down the career change road, but we also know that sometimes it is hard to accept those patterns for what they truly are.

Matthew Toy struggled with accepting what everyone else around him knew about how big of an impact his own passion for practicing yoga had on his life.

 

Read his full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/184

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Create a Path to Accomplish Your Wildly Unrealistic Goals

Jun 17, 2019 57:03

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As kids, we all have dreams and aspirations for what we want to do when we grow up. However, as we get older, we tend to put down our dreams to pursue “reality” - or what we perceive is reality. Those dreams we had no longer fit into what we consider realistic.

Years ago when I first started Happen To Your Career, my good friend Mark and I created an 8-Day mini-course to help people begin to figure out what they really wanted to be doing for their career and their life. We’ve now had over 25,000 people go through that mini-course. One of the exercises in that course involves declaring 3 wildly unrealistic things you want to do, be or become these could be occupations, jobs, roles, whatever you wanted, Sky’s the limit. The only rule is that it has to be wildly unrealistic.

We started getting thousands of responses emailed to us and there was something interesting that we noticed right away. They’re all big goals sure, but what else? None of them are actually impossible or unachievable.

What does this tell us? It means that the things we believe to be wildly unrealistic are only unrealistic because we believe them to be. It’s about the story that we tell ourselves.

How do people actually accomplish wildly unrealistic goals especially when you have reality standing in your way, like a full time job or obligations like kids that like to eat, or saving for their college. Or the simple fact that you have only so much energy in a single day before you pass out?

Reality.

We all have our current reality. This might come from obligations, parents, kids, work, serving on that board that you agreed to back before you realized how much time it was going to take, yes it’s for a good cause but maybe you didn’t actually think it would be an additional 20 hours a month.

Whatever your reality is. All of us have it. The question becomes: How do you accomplish career and life goals that you might consider to be wildly unrealistic when “reality” is always pressing on us?

When you set out to achieve wildly unrealistic goals you can always assume the path you follow will be the one less taken. This is, of course, also true with wildly unrealistic career changes!

How the Formula for Career Happiness Can Help You Reach Your Dream Career

Jun 10, 2019 38:15

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Allison and I continue to delve deeper into the things that led to her career change (and changed her entire life, too!).

As she completed the Clifton’s Strengthsfinder assessment during her CCB course, Allison discovered the formula for her own career happiness. She says:

confidence + strengths + motion = dream career

She began to imagine a career she could be passionate about. When asked the question, “What are some of the things you can’t stop doing?” Allison found herself responding, “I can’t stop asking people if they like their job.”

This answer helped her see that she was obsessed with career fulfillment. For five or six years, she had been showing interest in others’ career success. Even when she was shifting gears with her job title, she kept asking people whether or not they loved their work.

 

“Looking back at the big picture, even though my jobs were so different, every single job, whether it was part of the role or not—if it was just interactions with employees or how I felt about myself in that position—everything pointed to my dream job.”

 

Allison realized she was good at simplifying processes for people and creating new programs. She had fun communicating to people in a language they understood. When she thought about her signature strengths, she realized she could use all of these skills in helping others find fulfillment.

Today, Allison is a professional career coach. She’s an entrepreneur living out her multipotentiality, and she can honestly say she’s discovered her dream career.

Very few people will find career happiness in this life, whether it’s because they don’t believe it’s available to them or because they can’t identify what would even bring fulfillment, but Allison is living proof that you can do work you love and be paid well for it.

Bonus: How to Find the Time to Career Change (Even when you're insanely busy)

Jun 6, 2019 40:30

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Are you ready for a career change? Want to find the time to make a career change?

We would love to talk with you about your situation and help you figure out the best path for you to follow.

Schedule a call with us now!

Bonus: How to Find the Time to Career Change (Even when you're insanely busy)

Jun 6, 2019

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Are you ready for a career change? Want to find the time to make a career change?

We would love to talk with you about your situation and help you figure out the best path for you to follow.

Schedule a call with us now!

Changing Yourself to Fit Your Career Won’t Bring Satisfaction

Jun 3, 2019 27:56

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Are you ready for a career change?

We would love to talk with you about your situation and help you figure out the best path for you to follow.

Schedule a call with us now!

Allison Kolberg (Curbow) was good at everything. The problem was…she couldn’t find something she enjoyed doing.

As a self-proclaimed Upholder (defined in Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies), Allison had a knack, or rather a compulsion, for meeting expectations.

This habit led to a “see and conquer” mentality in the career world. She’d see a job posting, and whether or not she genuinely wanted to do the work, she’d take on the challenge. In other words, she’d shift into whatever shape necessary to accomplish the goals of that role.

While pursuing her degree, Allison worked as an office manager in a typical 8-hour office environment. Not too long into her role, she realized the clock-in-clock-out-pushing-papers desk job wasn’t for her. Recognizing a need for hands-on work, Allison routed her college studies for a career in oil and gas.

Upon graduation, she was hired as a High-pressure Pump Operator in Anchorage, Alaska. Looking back, Allison says she was drawn to the job’s hands-on nature and the opportunity to work in big picture operations. She felt a special love for the procedures and problem-solving ability required for her two week on/two week off schedule. She was good at her job, but the love didn’t last.

Allison comes on the podcast today with Scott to tell her story of how she made her transition.

After she made the changes in her life to create her career change, she realized that it was more than a career change - it was a life change.

On today’s episode, she explains one of the struggles she had:

“I had so many different skills and interests, and I jumped around so much that one job sometimes didn't look anything like the next job. I was grasping at straws to try to fit all these aspects of my life into one [career] that I didn't even know was possible. So, I just jumped from job to job.

I felt like a flip-flopper. It didn't feel very good. When I would want to move on to the next thing, I felt like I had to subdue or discredit the parts of myself that were in the other position.”

By the time she got through her career transition, she was able to look back with better clarity:

“Looking back at the big picture, even though my jobs were so different, every single job, whether it was part of the role or not—if it was just interactions with employees or how I felt about myself in that position—everything pointed to my dream job.”

Passion Is Not the Best Way to Find Your Ideal Career with Dan Pink

May 27, 2019 40:49

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If you’ve ever heard the famous Steve Jobs commencement speech for Stanford University, he says,

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

It turns out that this was true for Dan Pink, too. He went to law school without ever spending time with a lawyer to find out what they did or ever learning what law school was like. He then went into politics all the while writing on the side because he enjoyed it, many times staying awake until midnight trying to get a piece finished for the unpaid writing gigs he had.

At the time it wasn’t obvious that he should be doing this side work as his main thing, it was only afterwards that he connected all the dots and realized that writing was where he should be spending his time.

Dan Pink has written multiple New York Times best sellers, he’s been a speech writer for Al Gore, He’s given many Keynotes all over the world. His current book “When” has been sitting atop the best seller list for months. Looking at his career right now, you’d have no idea that at one point he was in law school but decided being a lawyer wasn’t for him, got into politics, and after the initial luster wore off found that the political space wasn’t for him either. So how did Dan go from shifting career focus multiple times to deciding to become a writer with relative ease?

The Status Quo is Preventing Your Happiness

May 20, 2019 47:14

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Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be?

That’s what happened to Audrey Romagnoulo. She was a talented Operations Manager working in the Events and Hospitality industry in New York City. She’d given much of herself to the job and had been rewarded with increasing responsibility, perpetual “thank yous” …and an increasing distaste for her work because what she valued most didn’t align with what the company valued.

When she came to us for help, it became apparent that the genuine, highly caring, no-holds-barred person that she was (and wanted to be more often) was being hampered because of the job she was working in.

This inability to be herself for 70 hours a week became so frustrating for her that it sparked an 11-month long journey to figure out what she really wanted and fight off the mental barriers that were keeping her stuck!

So how did she go from teary days staying at a job she hated to getting paid $20,000 more with a career that allowed her to be who she is?

Take a listen to Audrey’s story and find out!

Learn why it’s important to be authentic and honest during the interview process and how it can put you a step above the rest. How can hard conversations lead to better opportunities? Learn how defining the lifestyle you want and including that want into your job search can make all the difference. The fear of money may be holding you back from making a change. Learn how to overcome that fear and get clear on your money situation. Could staying in your current situation actually be costing you money? Listen and we will tell you how to find out. Maybe that great accomplishment shouldn’t be on your resume - Learn what should and shouldn’t be on your resume when making an industry switch. Hear how not taking yourself too seriously and joking around can lead to more connections and more opportunities. Find out how interviews can not only help you learn about a particular job but can help you define what kind of environment you will truly excel in.

See the full show notes

Find Clarity Through Journaling 3 Minutes a Day

May 13, 2019 41:15

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In this episode, Gia tells us how she was always a girl who had a diary growing up. Nowadays, Gia got back into journaling and starts every morning writing down what she is grateful for. The other questions she writes about are what she is looking forward to and her top priorities. The most significant benefit Gia has seen with her journaling is self-awareness; having a better connection with yourself will provide clarity on what really matters in life. The last time Gia found clarity was after a year of working on a tech startup. Gia was struggling with whether she should invest more time and effort or close it and move on to something else. After journaling for a few months, she got clarity on precisely what she needed to do.

Free flow journaling is another method Gia uses to get clarity on her thoughts and mindset. Writing without restraint is best for those situations when you cannot quite articulate what seems off about a particular topic. For instance, Gia is trying to move her child into the public school system; she has been free flow journaling to articulate the struggle she is having inside her head. Putting it down on paper really gets the juices flowing and allows you to make better decisions.

When Gia would ask her female clients what they accomplished in their careers over the past year, they could not articulate a response. If you cannot answer how you add value to a company, most likely you will not be getting that job. Gia says women need to be able to confidently and clearly articulate how they bring value to the table. One way to start thinking about your answer is by writing down what you do every single day. After a few months, you will have more details and could clearly explain how your presence adds value. Gia tells her clients to keep tabs on the following six areas:

The actual work that you did today. What did you do to build your brand? What are your community contributions? Did you invest time in your professional skills? Did you invest time in your soft skills? How you went above and beyond.

Once people started journaling these six things, often they would realize they were lacking in certain areas, and it would result in intentional action taking. For example, when someone realizes it has been weeks and they have done nothing to build their brand, that person would start taking actionable steps to increase their brand awareness. Some barriers that come up for Gia’s clients when journaling about their workday are procrastination and time. People always claim they do not have enough time to reflect and journal. Gia suggests opening up Google Drive and take thirty seconds to write down what you have done before you leave work for the day.

Enjoy the show!

Resources:

The Daily Career Journal: https://careerikigai.com Code for 50% off: HTYC

Gia’s Website: http://giaganesh.com

Gia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/KicStarturLife

Gia’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giaganesh/

Beating the Martyrdom Mindset

May 6, 2019 37:48

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Emilie Aires joins Scott to discuss what the martyrdom mindset is, how it relates to burnout, and how to overcome it.

Using Your Strengths as a Multipotentialite

Apr 29, 2019 47:41

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Melanie, like you, identifies as a multipod.

When Melanie Buford was making a college decision, she felt torn between two very different directions: On the one hand, she had a knack for math, and she felt she could excel in an engineering type role. On the other hand, Melanie felt fascinated by psychology and humanities. These two areas of interest had little to no overlap, so not only was Melanie choosing between majors but also universities.

This was the first time Melanie experienced the familiar pull of the multipotentialite journey.

After college, Melanie accepted a role with Americorps and moved to San Francisco, where she participated in a program called Public Allies. Working for Americorps was a combination job, as Melanie served at a nonprofit for four days per week and spent her Fridays completing Public Allies’ social justice leadership development program. Melanie and her coworkers were passionate, multifaceted people.

Fast forward to now, and Melanie has become a professor of career education for the University of Cincinnati, researcher and nonfiction writer, nonprofit supporter, and science fiction writer. She enjoys helping multi-talented students discover a future that fits their unique wiring, and she loves digging into data on multipotentialites, personality tests, and strengths assessments.

How Career Happiness Really Works

Apr 22, 2019 31:11

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Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be?

After helping a couple thousand people make career changes, you notice a few commonalities.

We’ve realized that EVERYONE has barriers to making their change. Especially the busy, high achieving peeps that we’ve worked with. You are no exception!

You know how you always hear those success stories of what other people have done? If you’re like me (or you’re human), sometimes they can make you a little jealous or depressed.

How come it always works out so well for those other people?

Well, here’s the hidden reality behind every single one of the success stories we’ve published:

Zero of them were easy, AND none of them went perfectly.

In fact, we find that much of the time we are helping our students make it easier to change to work they love by focusing on the right things, but focusing on the right things alone doesn’t automatically make you successful.

In today’s episode, I talk about how career happiness really works. In fact, this episode is one of the lessons I teach inside Career Change Bootcamp.

6 Keys to Career Happiness

Apr 15, 2019 25:57

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A little while back, I had a Skype call with a former Google employee who made a transition into a role that fits his strengths even better. He is totally thrilled!

I wanted to tell you about it because you might be thinking “who on earth chooses to leave Google? That’s the holy grail of dream jobs!” And that’s what most people think from the outside, right?

But a big trap that it’s easy to fall into when you’re searching for jobs is comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides.

For example, being in a job that looks like a dream job on the outside doesn’t mean it’s going to be the dream fit for YOUR inner values, strengths and interests.

I can’t tell you how many people find HTYC because they’re in a job they thought would be great, but isn’t — it ends up being someone else’s dream and not their own. Or, we get emails every day about people who feel like they can’t get clarity on what their next career move looks like, so they’re stuck in a mental pressure cooker wanting to make a change forward but not knowing how.

Does that sound like you? If so, grab a pen and paper because I have a ton of lessons I’ve learned from personally coaching 1,100 people through career transitions that I want to share with you to save you time, headaches, and help you make the transition you’re dreaming of happen.

In today’s episode, I share 6 keys to career happiness and then how to use this information to make your change and how to focus your time to be most effective.

I vividly remember being in a job that wasn’t fulfilling at all. When I was there, I didn’t understand how this whole career happiness thing worked and honestly thought that if I could just get to a better job situation then it would solve all my problems.

Which means that many of us are going about the job change somewhat blindly, we’re looking at job postings online or trying to network or updating our LinkedIn profiles even spending time going on interviews but the problem is that we don’t even know exactly what a fulfilling career looks like for us.

Now here’s the tricky part, we as human beings are pretty terrible at determining what will actually make us happy.

 

Transferring Out of a Good Job - Actual Coaching Call

Apr 8, 2019 01:05:18

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So what happens when you’re in your role working for a company and, for the most part, it's been great.

You've been there for a while, and you know lots of good things have come out of it.

You've worked with a good team and you've had a lot of fun.

It's been pretty meaningful, except …

Now a lot of those things have either stopped or changed.

Whether it's caused by a company merger or a new boss or a completely different situation.

And that is that is where our next podcast guest found themselves.

I say guest, but this is actually a bit of a different episode.

We've done this once or twice before where we've shared an actual coaching session with you, allowing you to sit in as a fly on the wall, listening to somebody that we've worked with.

On today’s episode, you're going to hear Elizabeth begin in the early stages of identifying what she really wants and needs.

And even more importantly than that, some of the ways that I guide her through to help begin making this happen immediately.

You're not going to hear any magic bullets in this episode (because there are none in reality), but you are going to hear some things that you may be able to integrate into your own personal life and career change right away.

Special Announcement: Career Change Bootcamp

Apr 4, 2019 08:38

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Our Career Change Bootcamp is opening on April 15! And this is the very first announcement anywhere that it is opening, so you can be first in line to find out more.

Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com and put "CCB Conversation" in the subject line. I'll put you in touch with our team to give you more information!

 

Saying "No" to Focus on What's Important with Michael Hyatt

Apr 1, 2019 43:17

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“Most of the people I know, and coach, are recovering people-pleasers…”

New York Times Best Selling Author, Michael Hyatt said this to me in our recent conversation.

 

In fact, I’m a recovering people-pleaser myself.

In my first professional job, I working between 80-90 hours a week. Part of that was because the job was a bad fit. Part of that was because there was a huge expectation to work a ton of hours. And part of that was that I said “yes” to everything my boss asked me to do.

Absolutely everything.

Saying “yes” to every project - to every request.

“Yes, sir, I can make that happen!”

“Yes, I can get that extra presentation done.”

Saying “yes” to all that took a bad situation and turned it into a totally intolerable situation.

 

Saying “yes” to too many things can hold you back from career happiness. At first, you may be excited that you’re the person that everyone can depend on.

But then it changes.

People start asking you to do more and more because “______ always finds a way to get it done.” In fact, it gets to the point that the people make you their first stop.

This can cause resentment, stress, and fatigue - none of which produce career happiness. But you also find it difficult - or impossible - to stop saying “yes.”

 

Saying “no” is exactly what we talk about in today’s episode with Michael Hyatt. Michael is a best-selling author (multiple times over) and was previously the CEO of a publishing company before starting his own company.

Michael is also a self-admitted, recovering people-pleaser. As such, throughout past few decades, he has had to learn to say “no” gracefully. In other words, he had to protect his own time and priorities. At one point, he said it this way:

“The way that you can give people a really firm ‘No’ is to have a really firm ‘yes’ on the other side of it.”

Also, he gives specific examples of how he can say “no” to a request, but still present a solution for the person. And people thank him for saying “no.”

Listen to this episode to hear the whole conversation, including:

Why it’s so hard for you to say “No” to people...and what to do about it How to get back hours of free time each week The connection between having a vision and conquering daily distractions Using elimination, automation, and delegation to crush even more tasks on your to-do list Why you need more than one routine to run your day The most important things you can do to be more focused and more productive

Also, as an added bonus, Michael shares the best advice on how to stay happily married for 40 years.

The Most Unexpected Career Change Advice You Need to Hear

Mar 25, 2019 15:49

Description:

We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey: 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”

What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there is far more important advice to consider. 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode.

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/276 

 

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Disappearing Episode: Special Announcement!

Mar 21, 2019 06:42

Description:

Check out these two new podcasts:

 

HiredForStrengths.com

 

HowToBecomeACareerCoach.com/podcast

Stop Holding Yourself Back and Pivot Toward Your Next Career Change

Mar 18, 2019 34:54

Description:

Jenny Blake is the author of the books PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One and Life After College. She is also a career and business strategist, and international speaker.

Jenny has been featured as a career change expert on CNBC, in The New York Times and The Sunday Times UK. Her Pivot Podcast is a top rated show that CNBC listed among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, and selected by Entrepreneur as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts

One of her personal mottos: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it. With that motto and all of her knowledge, Jenny helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love.

You’ll learn:

How to stop holding yourself back by waiting to have all the time in the world for things to happen for you

How to use constraints that a day job puts on your career change as a positive and make it easier rather than harder

How and why creating an ideal day map for yourself will help you pivot to reach that success

The importance of the scanning process of your career change

 

Visit the blog post for more show notes

I Want to Create a Life for Myself, Not Just a J-O-B

Mar 11, 2019 56:49

Description:

If we are always looking for external milestones, like a new job title or pay increase, without first addressing the internal stuff, we’ll always be on the hunt.

We’ll constantly be looking for that feeling, and asking ourselves that question: “Is this it?”

During this week’s podcast episode, I dug deep with Kelly, a Career Change Bootcamp graduate and a woman who went through a radical mindset shift a couple of months ago.

She was in the same exact place. She had all of the external things: a great job at Linkedin, an awesome apartment in the Big Apple, a savings account that most of us could only imagine…but she still wasn’t happy. From the outside, it looked like she had everything.

But on the inside, she was struggling to answer those big life questions: What does it mean to lead a meaningful, purposeful life?

Special Announcement [Disappearing episode]

Mar 7, 2019 08:54

Description:

This is what we call a disappearing episode. We do these to make special announcements or give you a glimpse as to what’s going on behind the scenes.

But first let’s travel back in time.

For about 4 years or so now, I’ve had people emailing me and telling me, I wish you guys would make a career coaching training or career coaching certification because I’m very interested in becoming a career coach but I really don’t want to reinvent the wheel and recreate all the frameworks and processes that already work really well.

These are people who are very interested in adding more Freedom, Flexibility, Travel, Help others, Control of their lives, Do work they love doing. Make a big impact in someone's life. For me personally the first time I thought about career coaching, I knew that I wanted to be around for my kids and that I wanted to help people completely change and improve their lives.

Well at first when we got this feedback we said, thanks so much appreciate that. Thanks for the compliment

Then later as we grew and started hiring and training career coaches we’ve realized a few things. We’ve realized we’ve had a need to get better at training new coaches to meet our very high standards of getting our clients the results they are looking for, I also realized at the same time that no matter how large our company grows, we’re not going to be able to help everyone in the world. This means that we need to help others become career coaches too.

That was almost 2 years ago, and at that same time we started working on what it would take to produce a career coaching certification and training that truly prepares people to help build a practice and help their clients get results.

We’d decided that we didn’t simply want to put another certification out to the world…  Instead….

We started collecting feedback for months on this from many people who are new or aspiring career coaches or want to become a career coach on how to do make this the most valuable program of its kind. We’ve also realized that honestly there’s just not a lot out there specifically for people who really want to become career coaches.

We have already had our first cohort go through the program and not only did we have some incredibly talented people that we got the opportunity to lead them in their journey turning from someone who naturally has people come to them for advice and loves to talk to people about their careers ALL the way into professional career coaches who understand how to get results for their clients

We’ve also found ways to improve the whole experience.

We have just opened it up for new application and will begin the next cohort in May 2019.

However since you’re a listener of the podcast I wanted to share a very special announcement:

if you’re someone who is very interested in creating a career for yourself that offers much more flexibility while helping others completely change their lives and someone who already.

We’re running the entire training and certification for a small handpicked group of 40 people. This is not like most certifications in the world

My team and I will be working very closely with you and helping you learn how to become a stellar coach (our own career coaches from Team Happen To Your Career will be there too) also how to get clients results systematically and methodically using the processes and frameworks that we’ve developed over the years.

From there we deliver what every single person told us was missing from every other coaching certification out there. We teach you the business side of coaching so that regardless of whether you are calling your own shots as the business owner or working with another organization doing coaching, you know and understand how to effectively grow and market your own practice.

It’s shaping up to be a pretty amazing group of people, Most of whom have been listeners to the podcast over the years. That’s I wanted to share with you as a listener.

If becoming a career coach or growing a career coaching practice and experience the flexibility and exhilaration of helping people in that very direct way that a coaching practice can bring then here’s what I would suggest to you.

Drop me personally an email scott@happentoyourcareer.com and say “I want to be one of the 40” and we will send you more information, the application and if we think you could be a great fit for the program.

Just open up your email app on your phone now, email me and put “1 of 40 in the Subject line.

From there we’ll help you decide if becoming PCC Certified is right for you and whether your situation is right to us to select you to launch your Career Coaching business this year.

Beating the Perfectionism Out of You and Starting That Coaching Business

Mar 4, 2019 52:57

Description:

Have you ever considered trying to start your own coaching business? (A career coach, a fitness coach, a relationship coach, a leadership coach, anything like that?)

You might be the kind of person who’s naturally gifted in helping others, but you don’t want to become a pastor or a psychotherapist, so going into coaching feels like a perfect next step for your career.

Coaching can be an AMAZING career fit for many people -- and there’s a huge need for actually good coaches out there -- but there are a lot of realities about pursuing it as a full-time career path that you’ll want to know before you quit your job and start the business. Being in love with the dream of calling yourself a coach can be very different from truly having a passion for the day-to-day life of being one.

For example, how much do you enjoy sales conversations? Working for yourself is an eat-what-you-kill kind of job, so you’re going to spend a TON of time bringing in clients so you can keep the lights on and pay the bills.

And, how much time out of your week would you estimate you’ll be on the phone with coaching clients? Whatever you’re guessing, guess again and listen to this podcast episode with Marc Mawhinney to hear about what it was like for him (and for Scott) in building their coaching businesses.

On this episode, you’ll learn how Marc got into coaching (and the books that have been his biggest inspiration), how building a coaching business is a bit like being a modern-day caveman, how to ensure you’re not getting paid in meatballs, and how to decide when (or if) you need a coaching certification.

 

If you think you might be interested in becoming a career coach, check out this guide we put together:

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Career Coach

The 9 Best Career Development Books + 2 Hacks to Speed Through Your Reading List

Feb 18, 2019 44:47

Description:

We talk about former first lady Michelle Obama, the founders of The Muse, and Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert and the impact they can make on your career happiness. Listen to learn the best career development books available right now and two hacks to help you speed through your reading list.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/271


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

Confession Time: Weird Habits That Multiply My Energy Levels

Feb 11, 2019 53:31

Description:

Steve Jobs wore the same clothing every day. A famous composer used to stand on his head for 15 minutes each morning. Nikola Tesla did strange toe exercises each night to stimulate brain cells. People are weird, and I decided it’s time to come clean on the weird habits that increase my energy levels and provide personal success. Listen in for my strange confessions and for 5 ways you can multiply your own energy levels.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/270

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

The Power of Unlearning with Wayfinding Academy

Feb 4, 2019 47:16

Description:

Wayfinding Academy is the College that’s changing everything. Learn the importance of UNLEARNING and see how this new college is changing the status quo of education with a system that tailors the classes to every individual, helping students work in their groove and teaching them how to positively impact the world.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/269

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

5 Ways to Stay a Badass Every Day

Jan 28, 2019 39:29

Description:

NYT Best-selling author Jen Sincero sits down with Scott to share tips for mastering the art of badassery every day. Learn how she works out her motivation muscles in the spiritual gym and how you can develop your own positive feedback loop for tackling tasks and kicking ass in your career.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/268

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

Live Coaching Call: 3 Ways to Showcase Strengths in Your Next Interview

Jan 21, 2019 48:21

Description:

Bree knew she wasn’t using her strengths in her draining, repetitive role, but she wasn’t sure how to step into a position that truly fit her unique gifts. On this live coaching call, we help her build a plan for revealing and reinforcing her signature strengths in her next interview.

 

Listen to learn the 3 tactics that will help potential employers accurately perceive your strengths and the value you bring to their organization.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/267

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

How to Never Settle, Be Less Busy, & Accomplish Ambitious Goals All Without Giving Up Your Happiness

Jan 18, 2019 47:27

Description:

This Is Josh Rivers... I'm the Podcast manager for Happen To Your Career. We recently did a live training, Called "How to Never settle, BE LESS BUSY & ACCOMPLISH AMBITIOUS GOALS ALL WITHOUT GIVING UP YOUR HAPPINESS" we got so much great feedback from the people who attended live that we wanted to play the whole thing for you on the podcast. BTW if you want to watch the actual video recording of the training for a very limited time, you can pause this and email email hello@happentoyourcareer.com and say could you send me a recording of the Never Settle Webinar

How Linnea Leaped 4 Titles in Only 6 Months

Jan 14, 2019 26:21

Description:

Like Gabby Douglas’ leap from underdog to olympic medalist, Linnea leapt from Marketing Manager to Senior VP—in only six months! Learn the full immersion techniques that helped Linnea stick the landing on career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/250


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

3: What if Big Dreams Didn't Take Time?

Jan 9, 2019 21:49

Description:

You’ve probably heard people say things like. “Big Dreams take time” or “that type of success takes time” or my absolute favorite. “Just give it a little time!” But what if the key accomplishing wildly unrealistic goals didn’t have anything to do with time? What if that was one of the most common misconceptions that gets repeated all over the world. This is episode 3 of a 3 part series on how to accomplish wildly unrealistic career goals.

2: How to Do the Unrealistic when there’s Reality to contend with

Jan 7, 2019 16:18

Description:

How do people actually accomplish wildly unrealistic goals especially when you have reality standing in your way, like a full time job or obligations like kids that like to eat, or saving for their college. Or the simple fact that you have only so much energy in a single day before you pass out?

This is the episode 2 of a 3 part series on how to make wildly unrealistic career changes and accomplish wildly unrealistic goals.

Reality. We all have our current reality. This might come from obligations, parents, kids, work, serving on that board that you agreed to back before you realized how much time it was going to take, yes it’s for a good cause but maybe you didn’t actually think it would be an additional 20 hours a month.

Whatever your reality is. All of us have it. The question becomes: How do you accomplish career and life goals that you might consider to be wildly unrealistic when “reality” is always pressing on us?

When you set out to achieve wildly unrealistic goals you can always assume the path you follow will be the one less taken. This is, of course, also true with wildly unrealistic career changes!

1: Upgrading Your Mindset to Make the Impossible Possible

Jan 3, 2019 24:46

Description:

Years ago when I first started Happen To Your Career, my good friend Mark and I created an 8 Day mini-course to help people begin to figure out what they really wanted to be doing for their career and their life. We’ve now had over 25,000 people go through that mini-course. One of the exercises in that course involves declaring 3 wildly unrealistic things you want to do, be or become these could be occupations, jobs, roles, whatever you wanted, Sky’s the limit. The only rule is that it has to be wildly unrealistic.

We started getting thousands of responses emailed to us and there was something interesting that we noticed right away. They’re all big goals sure, but what else? None of them them are actually impossible or unachievable.

What does this tell us? It means that the things we believe to be wildly unrealistic are only unrealistic because we believe them to be. It’s about the story that we tell ourselves.

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/podcast/wildly-unrealistic

How to Reframe your Future

Dec 24, 2018 55:58

Description:

Everyone and their mother is going to email you about your resolutions and goals now that it’s the beginning of 2018.

I don’t want to do that to you. Plus you already know I have a serious aversion to doing what everyone else is doing?

What do you notice about the Paradigm shifting changes?

The average person can’t imagine how it can work in their own life. Most of the world can’t “just do that”. You might automatically say, “that could never work for me”

It takes completely reframing your future to be able to achieve a paradigm shifting change.

 

In this conversation with we get deep into how:

Learn how to take the goals you are passionate and excited about and take the next little steps to turn them into a reality this year. How to change your limiting beliefs from a negative into a positive. Learn how to use confirmation bias as a benefit to gain goal success. Learn how important it is to put words to and vocalize the whisper of ideas you have been feeling. Get help identifying the little secret beliefs and limiting factors you tell yourself that are causing you a roadblock. Learn to stop playing negative Jedi mind tricks on yourself and start feeling the positive force within. Reframe your negative beliefs into positive beliefs and learn how to reinforce those positive beliefs with data points to give you forward momentum. How 60 minutes of your time brainstorming can open up numerous possibilities.

Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers - 6 Ways to get Reassurance that your new career is right for you

Dec 17, 2018 01:07:29

Description:

Wondering how you’re going to know if you like your new career or company before you transition? Good news. We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance. Take a listen! Or if you want even more detail go over to https://happentoyourcareer.com/261  

 

Listen to all the episodes on the podcast at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Why Jobs with Jay-Z and Allen Iverson Don’t Equal Career Happiness

Dec 10, 2018 45:45

Description:

Most people would call Mo’s roles with Jay-Z, Hollywood directors, and Allen Iverson “dream jobs,” but no matter how shiny the job title, he still couldn’t find fulfillment.

 

Hear how Mo found career happiness PLUS three of the most common questions high achievers ask about career transitions.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/260

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Live Coaching Call: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Company

Dec 3, 2018 01:03:18

Description:

Katie’s high achieving mentality helped her advance quickly in her company. Soon, she realized she’d reached the top of her growth potential, and she felt stuck. She wanted to leave, but she had one main problem: her boss had just paid thousands of dollars for her to complete an industry specific certification. Confused about how to handle her situation, she called us. Listen to our conversation to see how Katie prepared for her next career move.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/259

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

Why You Don't Even Know Perfectionism is Holding You Back

Nov 26, 2018 01:02:44

Description:

As far as I know perfection doesn’t exist because it’s subjective. This of course means that if we are after perfection, then we are already setting ourselves up for failure.

Now here’s the deal. The people we work with are often pretty highly self aware people. Even still they (and me too, many times) don’t recognize when we’re having moments of perfectionism that are holding us back.

Using Strengths and Anti-strengths to Find a Career Made for You

Nov 19, 2018 39:03

Description:

t’s easy to think about the weaknesses that could hold you back from your next career move, but research shows high achievers focus most on their strengths. Learn how to reframe the weaknesses in your life as “anti-strengths” and find a career that was made for you—strengths and anti-strengths included.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/257

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

How Perseverance Put Dan on the Phone with Tony Robbins

Nov 12, 2018 43:43

Description:

Hit a roadblock on finding career happiness? Hear how practicing perseverance landed Dan his dream career interviewing celebrities like Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Rachel Ray, and Chelsea Handler.

 

Read his full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/256

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

BONUS: What it's really like to become a career coach

Nov 6, 2018 38:37

Description:

Are you interested in becoming a career coach? Have you wondered what it's really like and what it really takes?

Scott is joined by Phillip Migyanko and Lisa Lewis of HappenToYourCareer.com with a behind-the-scenes talk about becoming a career coach.

Want to find out even more about how to become a career coach and career coach certifications? Visit Here https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/lp/career-coach-coaching-certification/

 

How Kristy Celebrated Small Victories on the Way to Her Dream Career

Nov 5, 2018 40:58

Description:

Uncork your dream career with this success story from Kristy Wenz, Chief Communications Officer for Winetraveler.com. Building on momentum and mini celebrations, Kristy moved from two decades in PR to career happiness in wine tourism.

 

Read her full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/255

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Why You Should Step Outside the Bounds of Your College Major

Oct 29, 2018 34:11

Description:

You’re not still rocking your high school hairstyle, so why restrict yourself to the job you thought you wanted way back then? It’s time to step out of your teenage shadow and give yourself permission to seek a career outside the bounds of your college major.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/254

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

How Career Change at 20 is Different than 30 (or even 40 and 50)

Oct 22, 2018 50:14

Description:

What challenges will you have when making a career change at 30? Or secret advantages when you’re 40? What about “imagined” challenges at 20? Find out what to do to about it!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone

Oct 15, 2018 44:07

Description:

Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

3 Ways to Turn the Work You Love Into Your Full-time Role

Oct 8, 2018 29:49

Description:

Many people list their “passion project” as a side hustle, but we’re convinced you can be passionate about 100% of your career. Listen to find out 3 creative ways to turn a skill you already use into lasting career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/251

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

How Linnea Leaped 4 Titles in Only 6 Months

Oct 1, 2018 28:02

Description:

Like Gabby Douglas’ leap from underdog to olympic medalist, Linnea leapt from Marketing Manager to Senior VP—in only six months! Learn the full immersion techniques that helped Linnea stick the landing on career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/250


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

How to be yourself during an interview

Sep 24, 2018 52:33

Description:

Long before you even begin thinking about going on an interview, you need to get into the right mindset. This accounts for nearly 80% of your interview success!

Having a confident, present mindset allows you to head into your future interviews with ease. It channels your nerves (those sweaty palms and racing heart) into excitement instead. And, it allows you to be yourself.

In order to get into this mindset though, you have to know yourself well, and respect your past experiences. You need to understand your career equity. And, that takes introspection.

That introspection doesn’t come overnight either. It’s a practice that builds up over time, which is why “cramming” for interviews isn’t effective. Being true self in an interview comes down to self-development.

Choosing a Business Recipe That Works for You

Sep 17, 2018 01:01:22

Description:

Did you know there are 3 primary ways to start a business, and each is tailored to specific personalities? Listen to learn which business recipe fits your unique disposition.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/248

 

For even more stories of how High Achievers find career happiness find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Why You Should Rip Up Your 5-Year Plan

Sep 10, 2018 43:30

Description:

Ever feel like you’re headed on a career trajectory that you don’t even want anymore? The 5-year plan worked in an age when pensions existed, but today, the working world has changed. You don’t have to take the one-way street. You can make u-turns, take on-ramps and off-ramps, and even create your own, never-before-seen path to career happiness. And we can help you do it.

 

Listen to our interview with Maxie McCoy, author of You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way, to find out the simple secret to finding a career you love.

Designing a Clarity Inducing Sabbatical

Sep 3, 2018 32:38

Description:

 

 

What happens when you’re already in a good work and life situation but what you really want is to be in an “ideal” situation?

For example: What if you have a career you love, get paid well, have great relationships… but you recognize it could even be better.

We’ve learned by working with thousands of people that to get to lead a life most people will never lead, you have to do things most people wouldn’t be willing to do.

While this can range from doing the hard work to figure out what your ideal life looks like to contacting hard to reach people, it always means doing things many others are unwilling to do.

For Robbie, who had a great role in DC with a great company, this meant getting away to get new experiences and clarity on what she wanted for her next chapter in her life.

It also meant designing a sabbatical that was both fun, uncomfortable, scary and fulfilling a 5 year dream of a multi month road trip around the continental US.

Our team got the pleasure of helping her design this experiment leading to her next step.

Along the way I personally got to meet her as she and I sat down in our Podcast and Video Studio in Moses Lake WA to talk about:

What caused her to want to leave an already good career
How she was intentional about designing a sabbatical that would give her more feedback and clarity
The simple formula to not accepting less in career and life (which came from Robbie’s late father)

Listen to the entire episode here and read the blog

https://happentoyourcareer.com/246
or listen to all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

 

And follow Robbie's adventures here:

fb.me/whats.that.rattle

https://www.instagram.com/whats.that.rattle/

Do I need to accept less pay when I pivot?

Aug 27, 2018 50:56

Description:

Do you worry that it’s not possible to make money and do work that you enjoy? This has been one of the most common questions we get at happen to your career. This topic causes more worries, anxieties, and questions about salary than nearly anything else. We’ve learned that it doesn’t work the way that you think it does.

Learn the realities (and possibilities) about when you should accept less when making a career change. Find the episode and guide here at https://happentoyourcareer.com/245

Listen to all the episodes at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Avoid the application black hole; guaranteed

Aug 20, 2018 28:41

Description:

Want to know how to avoid getting lost in the application stuck when there's 30,50 or 200 people applying? Learn some examples of convincing approaches that you can use right now. find the entire conversation at https://happentoyourcareer.com/244 or all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

6 Figures to $0: Listen in on a Coaching Call

Aug 13, 2018 55:28

Description:

Want to know what happens in an actual coaching session? Be a fly on the wall as Scott coaches Robert, a VP who's used to earning 6 figures and now is struggling to find work that is a fit.

 

Find the entire conversation at https://happentoyourcareer.com/243 or all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

Reverse Engineering Impossible Situations

Aug 6, 2018 57:46

Description:

It happens to all of us: you’re cruising along (in your career, your relationship, your health, whatever).

You put your destination into the GPS, started following the directions on autopilot, and you’re fiddling with the music on the radio, take your eyes off the road for what only feels like a moment, and WHAM.

A pothole — seemingly out of nowhere — opens up and practically swallows your car tire, leaving you feeling trapped and helpless.

You were minding your own business, not paying attention, and all of a sudden, you’re stuck with a blown-out tire in the middle of the highway, watching other cars pass you by.

If you’re the kind of person who’s usually self-sufficient, a high achiever who did pretty well in school, this kind of situation is particularly frustrating.

“How did this happen? How did I end up here…and where do I go from here?”

If those questions are ones you’ve pondered at any point in your life, then keep reading. We have a heck of a podcast for you all about unconscious mindsets and how to get yourself back on track from mindset success coach Karenina Jahnigen.

 

Outdated mental operating systems can be incredibly painful — they keep us trapped in old beliefs that can suffocate current potential and opportunity.

Yet often in life, our places of deepest pain and suffering are the places from which we have the most to give. That’s certainly true of Karenina. Listen to her story of overcoming incredible pain and limitations throughout her life — and how she used her own learnings to help others as a coach who has helped people truly transform their lives.

Should I Quit My Job? How to Know if it's OK.

Jul 30, 2018 44:14

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Imagine this scene: you’re driving to the office, and you feel your stomach tighten up.

It’s not like butterflies, it’s more like anxious nerves starting to kick into high gear.

You park, hesitate for a moment in the car before walking up to the building, sigh, and wonder to yourself, “Do I really *have* to today?”

But if you’re anything like the thousands of people we’ve helped, there’s a part of your brain that probably also pipes up and says: “Appreciate what you have! This is a stable job with good benefits, is impressive to other people, and gives you vacation and sick leave. And leaving would have huge consequences on your family, your mortgage payments…what would you even do instead?”

Or, even more scary: “What if I change jobs and it’s worse?”

It makes it really painful to start to answer the question: Should I Quit My Job?

But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are four questions to help you weigh the Pros and Cons of quitting your job — versus some of the possible potential upside of staying.

Check out the full show notes on the website:

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/should-i-quit-my-job-how-to-know-if-its-ok/

The Four Tendencies: A Personality Test to Transform Your Career

Jul 23, 2018 40:45

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On this week’s episode of The Happen To Your Career Podcast, four-time NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin dives into the science behind unmet resolutions, the anchor holding you back from your side gig, and the reason one “right way” might be...well...bullshit. A seasoned podcaster, she regularly co-hosts the Happier Podcast where she provides tips for making and breaking habits and success strategies for each personality type.

 

In her latest book, The Four Tendencies, Gretchen explains a personality framework involving, as you would guess, four tendencies. Each identified type is characterized by their tendency to respond to inner expectations and outer expectations. (Inner expectations being those you set on yourself—like New Year’s resolutions; outer expectations being those put on you by friends, coworkers, family, etc.)

Using Signature Strengths to make your life more enjoyable

Jul 16, 2018 27:26

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What if you could take the very small parts of your past jobs that you love the very most, and spend most of your day doing those things that make you happy and you’re great at!

 

What would that be like? How would that change your life? To find out go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/239 and listen to the episode. Or for all our podcasts visit https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

Unusual Must Hear Advice from 6 Successful Career Changers

Jul 9, 2018 16:12

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We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey:

 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”



What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

 

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there are far more important advice to consider.

 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/238


Listen to all the podcasts at http: https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

Why Careers That Help Others Might Not Be Fulfilling for You

Jul 2, 2018 01:10:52

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Description: Wondering what types of jobs help people? This mentality will lead you the exact opposite direction of a fulfilling career. In this episode we discuss exactly what you can do instead. We also showcase exactly how Jackie Yerby made a career change to helping people in the way that’s most meaningful for her!

 

Want the transcript and helpful tools to figure out your career? Go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/237


Get even more help to make your career change. Find all our podcasts packed with career change advice and stories at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

I want to create a life for myself not just a job

Jun 25, 2018 55:43

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Think back to the day of your high school graduation.

Remember the heat. Remember the squirming. Remember the excitement to get out of that place, and move on to something better.

But, for a second think back to the speeches that day. Whether it was your Principal or your Valedictorian (or maybe you!), they all had one thing in common. Each person imparted a piece of wisdom (or warnings) to you and your fellow 18-year-old graduates.

They told you: “Remember, it’s about the journey, not the destination.”

If you’re anything like me, that phrase went in one ear and out the other. You just finished the longest journey of your life: high school. And now, you were jumping out of your seat, although a bit nervous about the unknown, for whatever was to come next.

But then…you got there.

You arrived at that place–any adult milestone really (college, first job, moving to a new city), and this fearful, uneasy thought might have crept into your mind. You try to push it away, but it always comes back: “There mustbe something else out there.”

So, you continue to search. New job, new city. New friends, new relationships.

But it somehow, each step you take still ends up feeling the same.

Breaking Down the Difficulties of Career Change with Lisa Lewis

Jun 18, 2018 48:22

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Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can ‘t even think about what it is going to take to start changing careers?

It’s time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).

What if you were the only thing standing in your way from a better career?

Jun 11, 2018 40:51

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“Now looking back at it. I never really asked myself the questions of whether I wanted to to do this. It is just normal. Many of us do that.”

That’s what Michal Balass had said when I asked her where her career started.

She went on to explain that she spent years getting her Doctorate and when it came time to get a job she did it without thinking… because that’s what you do! It is normal.

Unfortunately doing things the normal way without question put Michal in the same place many others are.

In a job that isn’t a great fit and doesn’t particularly line up with what you want out of life!

Michal tolerated it for years. (probably for much too long)

A Private Conversation: Our own perfectionism on the HTYC team and how we handle it.

Jun 4, 2018 32:15

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How do you know when you’re perfectionism is getting in the way of your progress? Or is it what helps you to be successful. Or is it somewhere in between.

A short while back we released a podcast episode on “perfectionism” and how you might not even know it’s holding you back.

We got great feedback on this episode from many of our listeners. Caroline Adams and I scheduled a followup conversation to debrief on the podcast and what we learned from creating a podcast on perfectionism. Ironically we discovered on creating a podcast on perfectionism that our own perfectionist tendencies had reared their ugly head.

This turned into a private conversation about where perfectionism becomes an issue for both of us. We go deep into where it’s caused challenges for our own lives and work… Even when we began this conversation we never intended it to become a podcast we’re sharing it with you because we also discuss how we each individually handle the perfectionism when it pops up ready to hold us back! Learn more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/233

How Career Change at 20 is Different than 30 (or even 40 and 50)

May 28, 2018 51:58

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What challenges will you have when making a career change at 30? Or secret advantages when you’re 40? What about “imagined” challenges at 20? Find out what to do to about it!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

Contacting Hard to Reach People and Getting them to want to help you with Darrah Brustein

May 21, 2018 41:33

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How do you get in touch with people who are incredibly busy that may hold the keys to getting hired at a company you’re excited about, or might be a great mentor for you, or just other people you want to get to know to be able to learn from or can introduce you to other great people?

More than just getting them to respond, how do you get them to be excited to take your call, return your email, or build a relationship with you?

This is a question I’ve been asked thousands of times so I wanted to bring someone on the podcast to help break down exactly how to do this. I asked Darrah Brustein, founder of Network under 40, Equitable Payments, and Financial Whiz Kids who also contributes regularly to Forbes to come on and share her experience on building relationships with busy people!

Learn more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/231

What would you do if you weren’t in your current career?

May 14, 2018 47:44

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What would you want to do if you weren’t on your current path? Louise McNee had always been the type of person who knew exactly where she wanted to go and was driven to make it happen. That is until she was no longer sure what she wanted to be doing with her life. Listen to find out how she went from in confident executive to in tears no longer sure what was up or down to learning what creates a truly fulfilling life for her!

http://happentoyourcareer.com/230

Dan Pink - Why following passion alone doesn’t work for your career

May 7, 2018 43:46

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Dan Pink has written multiple New York Times best sellers, he’s been a speech writer for Al Gore, He’s given many Keynotes all over the world. His current book “When” has been sitting atop the best seller list for months. Looking at his career right now, you’d have no idea that at one point he was in law school but decided being a lawyer wasn’t for him, got into politics and after the initial luster wore off that the political space wasn’t for him either.

 

So how did Dan go from shifting career focus multiple times to deciding to become a writer with relative ease?

 

Well… turns out, he didn’t!

 

Find out exactly what happened here https://happentoyourcareer/229

Turning Your Passions into your Career with Christie Mims

Apr 30, 2018 42:22

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What is my passion?? Passion can be defined in many ways in relation to your career.

Christie Mims, the founder of the Revolutionary Club, a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, wants people to separate their passion from their job. According to her, in the grander scale of things, passion is bigger than just your job.

So, what is passion?

Basically, passion is who you are and your job is how you express that passion.

Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your passion.

Finding out what is your passion takes a little bit of courage in order to get off the beaten career path and embrace who you are and what motivates you to do good work.

“You can be known for being a strategic thinker. You can be known for being the person that’s calm in a crisis. You can be known for being the person who has a great sense of humor who is able to connect with people.” You can help identify some of your best qualities to find your passion by thinking about some of your biggest personality traits that are positive and start to socialize those traits with yourself and learn ways you can best communicate them to others.

In the podcast, Christie shares how to find your passion and how to turn that into a career that you love.

Listen here!

 

        Scott Anthony Barlow          Turning Your Passions Into Your Career with Christie Mims               

 

 

ABOUT CHRISTIE MIMS

Christie Mims is the founder of a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, The Revolutionary Club – THE Destination for Smart Women Who Won’t Settle For Anything Less Than Career Happiness. Christie was also named a top career expert in 2016 and her work has been featured all over the internet.

Christie is an expert in finding and doing things you’re passionate about and how to turn it into your career. Her mission is to help people find work they absolutely love.

Currently, Christie is providing a free 5-day Passion Challenge to uncover your passion and feel excited about work again.

Click here to find the passion for work you love!

WHAT IS MY PASSION? WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to stop listening to the noise of following the safe path and how to break away from the path of least resistance What passion really is and how it relates to your job What is passion v. What is hobby Embracing more of who you are and taking a risk to find your passion How to find what drives you to enjoy the work you do

Become Unhackable with Kary Oberbrunner

Apr 23, 2018 42:13

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Have you ever been so excited about a new project or goal that you’ve set for yourself that you just can’t wait to start?

You sit and visualize yourself going through the motions of the process, checking off all the boxes on your to-do list, and finally you check off that last task, then you bask in the feeling of victory after you’ve achieved your accomplishment.

That entire process, the drive and determination, the movement forward, that feeling of accomplishment…that is what it means to be unhackable.

 

BUT HOW DOES IT APPLY TO MY CAREER?

To be unhackable means to close the gap that exists between your ideas and the implementation of your ideas.

It means building yourself up to become an unstoppable force that reaches goals.

Take that philosophy and apply it to the process of your career transition and you become unhackable by eliminating all of the obstacles that stop you from reaching your dream career.

What drives many people to career change is the idea that there is a big potential for something more than what they’ve got going on in their career right now.

But sometimes even people with the strongest mindsets, get hacked.

There are a handful (maybe more than a handful) of things that stop people dead in their tracks as they begin their journey into a new career.

Some begin to feel like imposters as they begin to progress in their career change.

Some self-sabotage and start doubting their potential, then slowly they unintentionally begin to put the brakes on their path to a new career.

But just like computer systems have software that work to prevent getting hacked, there are ways for you to be proactive in becoming unhackable.

In order to get in front of the hacking, we need to identify what is leaving you vulnerable to getting hacked in the first place.

 

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM BECOMING UNHACKABLE IN YOUR CAREER CHANGE?

 “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”―Buddha

The most common obstacles that stop a lot of people during their career change are all about their mindset.

Here are the top three things stopping people from becoming unhackable (with some examples):

 

1) Problem: They lack the confidence in their knowledge & skills

They start thinking about themselves in a self-sabotaging ways.

They’ve been imagining that they’re experts in something. That they really don’t have the transferable skills required to follow through on a new career. That they’re really not good enough to make a career change.

 

2) Problem: They’re unsure of the direction or focus they want to pursue

They have a lot of interests, a lot of passions, but they’re not sure that their skills really apply to either. They think that working in passions is a myth and that sticking to what they’ve always known and done is a safer bet, than taking a chance on something new. Nothing has worked out for them to this point, that they’re stuck on what’s next.

 

3) Problem: They don’t know how to sell yourselves

They doubt the value their skills bring to the table. They don’t know how to effectively market themselves. They’re not “salespeople.” They don’t want to seem pushy. They’re afraid of rejection.

 

SO, HOW DO YOU BECOME THAT UNSTOPPABLE, UNHACKABLE FORCE TO SUCCESSFULLY CHANGE CAREERS?

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Well, we change your mindset when it comes to your career change.

1. Get out of your own head and stop judging yourself.
2. Refocus your time and energy on your goal.

 

LACKING CONFIDENCE?

If you’re struggling with the confidence in your own knowledge and skills in a particular industry, you need to, first, acknowledge that there is a reason you started down the path of career change (and KUDOS to you on that note, because not a lot of people even make it as far as to acknowledge that a change needs to be made).

Remember that you started down this path because you knew that there was something bigger for you out there (and there is!).

So, if you need to, take a step back and take a breath and then come back into your process of career change refreshed and motivated to continue. As Kary Oberbrunner says, “Show up filled up.”

You are the expert and the guru. You have the skills to bring value to people.

Regain your perspective and come back full of what you already know you know and move forward.

 

CAN’T FIND A CAREER THAT FITS?

Who do you want to help? What do you want to contribute your talents to?

If you are having a little trouble answering those questions, ask yourself:

What have at least three people asked you for advice on?

Those people have come to you for help in something they trust you enough to help solve. That makes you credible. That proves that there is a need out there and that skill makes it something you can capitalize on.

From that little exercise, you can align your skills and strengths and begin to be more intentional in your career change.

 

WONDERING HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF?

Ever heard of a Values Proposition Statement (VPS)?

Anyone that is looking to change careers should have one.

Think of it like the menu at a drive-thru window. You know when you pull up to a drive-thru, you know exactly what they’re selling.

That is what your VPS should do.

It provides clarity of your intentions and lays out what you have to offer your next employer.

Here’s a formula to give you a little framework to build on:

 

“I AM A ____________, WHO HELPS ___________ DO OR UNDERSTAND _________ SO THAT ______________”

 

Once you have your VPS lined up and ready to roll, you’re ¾ of the way there.

The last quarter of the marketing equation requires you to change your mindset from “selling yourself” to a mindset that selling is serving, and marketing your knowledge and skills is storytelling.

Once you can frame your pitch in that way, you’re golden.

People don’t want to be sold, they want to be helped.

 

NEXT STEPS

Becoming unhackable is a mindset change.

Building your confidence, finding your footing in the direction you want to take your career, and learning how to take all of that and put it into action by effectively marketing your skills and knowledge as assets will make you unhackable to continue to successfully transition your career.

Your journey into a new career isn’t easy.

And because the process is a journey, we know it’s easy to let yourself to get hacked.

If you’re finding a little bit of difficulty building your confidence or finding your footing on what career path is right for you, we have world-class career coaches that can help you get where you envision your next career.

Visit us at https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/coaching and let us know where you find yourself getting hacked and one of our coaches will be glad to help you!

Why You Don’t Even Know Perfectionism is Holding You Back

Apr 16, 2018 01:05:51

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Is Being a Perfectionist holding you back?

Where does perfectionism come from in the first place? What’s the meaning of perfectionist really?

 

Here’s your Perfectionism Test

Here’s your perfectionism test on whether or not perfectionism is holding you back in your career change. Answer these three questions to get started OR take the entire perfectionist test by clicking here!

1.Do you have a track record of success in one area of your life (career, fitness, finances, relationships, etc)?

2.Have you ever said something similar to

If Willpower doesn’t work, what does?

Apr 9, 2018 41:59

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What if you already have a very comfortable job but you want more? How do you create the environment to make a change when you already have it pretty good but you know that something MUST change? Get the entire episode and transcripts at http://happentoyourcareer.com/225

How having Awkward Conversations can Completely Change Your Life in Surprising Ways

Apr 2, 2018 26:28

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What if the moments in our lives that feel the most awkward are actually the most valuable? That’s the question that Melissa Dahl poses in her new book Cringeworthy, a Theory of Awkwardness. It’s also something that I’ve been pondering for about 10 years now. Particularly the area of having awkward and difficult conversations and how they impact your life.

 

Want to completely change how you have difficult conversations? Go to http://happentoyourcareer.com/224

Making complicated career decisions insanely simple

Mar 26, 2018 01:02:02

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When you’re faced with hard decisions like “should I take this other job” or “How do I know if this company is worth my time” or “is this type of role really going to make me happy, how do you really know? Our HTYC career coach Caroline Adams helps us break down exactly how to know. To get started go to http://happentoyourcareer.com

From Employee to Consultant: How an introvert used her experience to get more pay and autonomy

Mar 19, 2018 38:49

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It’s super confusing how to become a consultant. There’s not a clear path at all, but it’s something that’s very desirable to do if you are looking for flexibility, autonomy, high pay, and have a desire to add immense value to organizations.

Lisa Schulter had been interested in becoming a consultant for several years but never really understood how to make that happen.

She had been in Non-Profit Healthcare Management for many years and was really, really good at it. She even enjoyed the work quite a bit at first but as her values changed and what she wanted from her career changed along with it she realized that after working in 3 other employee roles in the space, she really didn’t want to add a 4th to her resume.

When we met her and started working with her to identify her ideal career, she had been a listener to the podcast and she knew that she was an introvert looking for a role that allowed her to use her knowledge and experience from the non-profit healthcare space, but also to have more reflective time and thinking time (even recharge time) that many introverts also need.

Careers for Creative People

Mar 12, 2018 22:04

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What if you’re a creative thinker who’s in a role that doesn’t allow you to use all that creativity? I would say “square peg, round hole” but usually it’s more “well rounded” people that function in a “square” environment. They can fit in, they just don’t want to have to.

Every single day we get people who are creatively minded that email us and say:

“I would love to find a career where I get to use my creativity and still get paid well for it.”

We’ve learned that many people don’t even really believe it’s possible when they show up on our digital doorstep.

Multipotentialite: How to Be Everything With Emilie Wapnick

Mar 5, 2018 45:38

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According to our guest (and coiner of the term), Emilie Wapnick, a multipotentialite is a person that doesn’t have “one true calling the way that specialists do.”

Emilie describes multipods as people with many paths that pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).

A person with Multipotentiality “thrives on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills.” As innovators and problem solvers, the multi-passionate have the need to discover anything and everything to satisfy their curiosity.

Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone

Feb 26, 2018 43:34

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Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

Get Unstuck, Find a New Career Path

Feb 19, 2018 36:31

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Starting the career search process can be intimidating, especially since the first thing any job search website asks for is WHAT? Like you’re supposed to know what job title you want in the first place?

When you don’t know what career path you want to take, the process is not only hard to get started, it can be paralyzing when you don’t have all of the answers. Just thinking about a career change causes stress, anxiety, frustration, and fear to rise inside many people because the majority feel stuck and unsure of what to do first.

But, there’s a way to get unstuck.

You have to be willing to change your mindset and approach your career change differently than you have before.

If you’re willing to do that, all you need now it to make the time and energy to get you through the journey.

Below, we’ve outlined tips from Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse, a career discovery platform that “puts the human at the center” and helps over 50+ million people a year in their career search.

Now, pull out a notebook and let’s get you started down the right path to get you unstuck and find your new career path.

Why Vulnerability is the Greatest Job Search Hack

Feb 12, 2018 42:30

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This is our first podcast episode ever where we share the story of our Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Margaret Fredrickson, alongside her career coach. Margaret gives us her first-hand experience of how coaching helped her overcome her own fears and doubts about finding her dream job--and lets us in on why vulnerability is the biggest job search hack out there.

How to be yourself during an interview

Feb 5, 2018 53:47

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Interviewing can be a scary experience, because we feel like we have to fit into a certain box. But, what if I told you there are a few simple ways to be yourself in an interview, and actually land the job? On this podcast episode, I will be speaking with Evangelia LeClaire, one of our top-notch career coaches here at HTYC about this exact topic. And together we will spell out exactly how to effectively prepare for an interview so that you can be your most authentic self.

Focus on creating a purposeful life, and everything else will fall into place

Jan 29, 2018 57:56

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We are constantly told that life is about the journey, not the destination. But, what if our so-called “journey” doesn’t have any purpose? During this podcast episode, Scott will speak with Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Kelly, who will take us through her journey to finding a purpose in life. And, once she found it--everything else seemed to fall into place.

Give Yourself Permission To Unlock Your Fullest Potential

Jan 22, 2018 57:51

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Do you feel like you’re living your life in fear of what you could actually accomplish if you tried? On this podcast episode, we’ll be sharing 4 essential steps on how to stop living your life in fear--and finally how to give yourself permission to live the life you actually want.

How To Confidently Land Your Dream Job

Jan 15, 2018 48:30

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What if I told you that the number 1 way to land your dream job is having confidence? Would you feel like you’re on the path to getting there...or just stuck? Well, if your answer is “just stuck”--you’re not alone. In our latest podcast episode Laura, one of our stellar Career Change Bootcamp Graduates tells us how it took her nearly 3 years to leave a job she wasn’t passionate about because she felt the same way. Tune in to hear how she went from disengaged to confident--and so can you!

How to Live Authentically in Your Career

Jan 8, 2018 52:14

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How to Reframe your future in the New Year

Jan 1, 2018 53:50

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Everyone and their mother is going to email you about your resolutions and goals now that it’s the beginning of 2018. I don’t want to do that to you. Plus you already know I have a serious aversion to doing what everyone else is doing?

So instead I thought I would email you an example of what NOT to do and then give you a complete step by step process of how completely reframe your future!

What’s the difference between a meager change vs a paradigm shifting change?

It takes completely reframing your future to be able to achieve a paradigm shifting change. More importantly when you go through the efforts to make them happen, you will not be the same person you were beforehand.

A paradigm shift you want to make might not have anything to do with travel or fitness or a “lack of mortgage”. It can be anything you want it to be. I’m very sure that there is something that you’ve wanted that you just haven’t thought it was possible so you haven’t seriously considered it.

How to Start a Side Hustle with Chris Guillebeau

Dec 25, 2017 36:20

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In this conversation with Chris we get deep into how:

Take off some of the pressure by learning the difference between a startup and an income generating project. Learn how a side hustle is different from being a full blown entrepreneur. There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t want to quit your job tomorrow and take a big risk to start your own thing. You have other options. Not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own thing on the side. Learn how to decide what kind of side hustle is right for you. How you can use your power of observation and curiosity to find possible side hustles that fit you. Learn the steps to identify and execute an effective side hustle. Learn how to truly identify and get specific with your ideal customer.

Connect with Anyone Using Introductions

Dec 18, 2017 31:49

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I remember in 2006 I had just been fired from a job that I hated.

 

I was pretty determined to not have to go back to “just another job” where I would spend my days just waiting for the weekend as I grinded it out in meetings that had no meaning to me.

 

So I began learning everything I could about people who get well paid AND love their work. Let’s call these people “Happy High Achievers”

 

One of the things that I observed right away is that Happy High Achievers don’t often get jobs by traditional means. When you’re outside and looking in it almost seems random. It’s not though.

 

It also doesn’t have anything to do with applying 200 plus times on Indeed or LinkedIn.

 

So how do they do it?

 

Well we’ve talked in the past about the importance of prioritizing what you want. That’s step 1, you must understand where you’re going to make it easier to get there. That said Happy High Achievers realize that people hire other people (not companies and not computers) which means that the very biggest short cut to finding work that fits you (or even getting positions created for you) is through relationships.

 

Now over the years I personally have found the very fastest way to begin a relationship with someone else isn’t networking events (and it definitely isn’t speed networking!) It’s also not social media.

 

Instead it’s through something far easier: introductions.

 

THE MOST POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP BUILDING HACK YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR TOOLBOX

How to Fight Burn Out at Work

Dec 11, 2017 57:55

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ABOUT EMILIE ARIES

Emilie Aries is the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an organization that promotes a program that helps thousands of women step into their own power as the boss of their lives and careers.

After having fought career burnout herself, Emilie made it her mission to share her experience and continue to educate women on how to craft happy, healthy, and sustainable career paths that focus on preventing burnout by providing support to help women navigate pivot points in their careers and lives.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN You’ll learn the 3 core variables to help fight burn out We discuss how breaking away from “the norm” and changing your mindset will help you see and value your self-worth Why we should all stop chasing those “merit badges” if we want to truly thrive in our careers and prevent burn out Investing in yourself and why you should ALWAYS put your oxygen mask on first! The power of saying, “No.”

When Staying in Your Job is Holding you Back from Happiness

Dec 4, 2017 48:19

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Learn why it’s important to be authentic and honest during the interview process and how it can put you a step above the rest. How can hard conversations lead to better opportunities? Learn how defining the lifestyle you want and including that want into your job search can make all the difference. The fear of money may be holding you back from making a change. Learn how to overcome that fear and get clear on your money situation. Could staying in your current situation actually be costing you money? Listen and we will tell you how to find out. Maybe that great accomplishment shouldn’t be on your resume - Learn what should and shouldn’t be on your resume when making an industry switch. Hear how not taking yourself too seriously and joking around can lead to more connections and more opportunities. Find out how interviews can not only help you learn about a particular job but can help you define what kind of environment you will truly excel in.

Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers - 6 Ways to get Reassurance that your new career is right for you

Nov 27, 2017 01:06:48

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Wondering how you’re going to know if you like your new career or company before you transition? Good news. We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance. Take a listen! Or if you want even more detail go over to http://happentoyourcareer.com/206  

 

Learn how you can try out a new career path with minimal risk and in a relatively short period of time. Learn the six experiments for test driving new careers and how to apply them to best fit your situation. How to validate a new career path to move ahead smartly and leave the old baggage behind. Avoid dead man goals and instead learn to make goals that allow you to grow, learn, and face uncertainty. Is being wrong really such a bad thing? Making intentional mistakes can open new doors for you by allowing you to grow your confidence and see what you are capable of. Making mistakes and growing is a muscle you can grow. What do children’s fairy tales have to do with career growth and experimenting? Listen and find out. Learn how you can do work for a company on your terms to see if it’s the work you want to be tied to. Starting that blog or podcast you have been thinking about could be the next great step on your career path. See how being a student forever can help you narrow down your focus and open new opportunities and desires. Listen to the end and accept Lisa’s coaching gauntlet throw down and see how you can bet an accountability buddy.

Making Difficult Career Decisions Easier Every Time

Nov 20, 2017 58:55

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What if you could have a system to rely on to make all your important decisions?

 

My friend Pete Mockaitis and I had a great conversation on the podcast today about how our decisions and needs evolve over time, and he shared a decision-making framework with two critical questions you can use as “mental weightlifting” to help make smart decisions faster.

 

I love his framework because it allows you to be less reactive and more intentional and proactive, which is very helpful in all areas of life (not just career stuff). I’d love to hear what you think, too!

Turning relationships into job offers

Nov 12, 2017 20:13

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Let me tell you about a great problem to have -- and a question that came from one of our students inside of Career Change Bootcamp, our signature program.

 

Laura said:  

 

“I'm really interested in a particular company, and I've now spoken to four people who work there. I've gotten really good at being genuinely interested in learning about roles and companies without actually "asking" anything...But now I want the job... so how do I graciously and not awkwardly shift the conversation from tell me about what you do, to... you should hire me because?”

Curious to know the answer? Or, have a hypothesis of your own?

 

Find out the exact strategy I recommended for Laura in today’s episode of the podcast.

How to make potential  employers  feel like they are making the decision to hire you without any selling on your part. How to go from researching and exploring a company that you think is a right fit to getting hired. Learn how trust and relationship building are the foundations for landing your dream job. Understand how humans don’t make objective choices based off of resumes but instead on knowing, liking, and trusting you. How important it is to be a partner with the company and people you are seeking out because it makes the decision a shared responsibility and gives it weight. Move from being a job seeker to the researcher, the interviewer, and a partner in the process.

Should I Quit My Job? How to know if it's ok

Nov 6, 2017 50:39

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Walk through the four questions you must ask yourself before giving yourself permission to make a substantial life change and leave the work that doesn’t fit you. How to determine if you can make a clean getaway or if it’s time to find a bridge job to get you where you want to go. Find out what can happen if you jump right into an opportunity just because it’s there without first doing the work to figure out what you want. How taking a sabbatical, if you can endure it financially, can lead you to the right next steps. How to get past the fear that you will just be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. When is it okay to leave your job with nothing else lined up? Learn how much time you should budget to allow you to find your next opportunity that is the right fit. Learn about a bridge job and whether it’s a good step for you.

The 4 Keys to a Meaningful Career

Oct 30, 2017 58:28

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Today’s guest, Dan Cumberland, is a former youth pastor who suffered what he described as a “theological breakdown” early in his career. The power of suggestion took him down a career path that never quite fit him, but seemed right at the time.

 

(Can you relate?)

 

In his journey to get back on a path that matched his personality, Dan researched and developed his philosophy behind fulfilling career pathing and founded The Meaning Movement, a business and podcast where he helps folks with this kind of stuff every day.

 

In this episode of the podcast, we go really really deep into how...:

The voices from parents, friends, family, and others in your life shape who you are and what you do -- and what to do about it. Language decisions and how you describe experiences can shape that experience and your future thoughts around it. (And why the power of suggestion can be so crippling in career pathing!) Your love of finding the best pizza can guide you to a deeper underlying theme in your quest for meaning. To define your dream job (using the four Ps framework) to discover work that’s more meaningful to you.

 

Setting Boundaries in your Career: When and How to Say NO

Oct 23, 2017 01:03:46

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Aaaaaand...I’m back!

 

I hope you enjoyed last week’s message from Lisa and Josh to celebrate our 200th episode of the podcast.

 

(I still cannot believe it’s already been four years of podcasting. We covered a lot of ground in those episodes!!!)

 

And don’t worry: there are still plenty of topics that we could do 200 (or more) episodes on.

 

For example: do you recognize any of yourself in this story?

 

“If you are someone who is a rule follower, a successful person, we are brought up in these systems and taught if you do the right things, do well in school, pick the right major, follow all these steps then you will be happy. The world doesn’t work like that. It’s like this big insight that hits you. I felt like I had done everything right and ticked all the boxes. Went to skill, got my undergrad degree, top of my class, and got my masters, ready to conquer the world. I took a job with a salary that was less than I could live and commute on. I was commuting back and forth to New York City two hours, each day, to a job that was not a fit for me at all. It was a small environment in a room with three other people, not a lot of autonomy, but I intellectualized it away instead of listening to what I knew about myself - that I needed a high degree of being self-directed in my work.

 

“I was giving my life, time, power, and energy away. I sat there and was so burnt out - physically, mentally, emotionally. A hair-trigger event could set me off. One piece of bad feedback, a surprise email. I was so low anything could send me into that tailspin. That was my lightbulb moment of saying ‘this is not who I am,’ and that person deep down, that kid that was ambitious filled with hope and positivity and being so excited about the world ahead of me spoke up and said, ‘This is no longer acceptable. You have to start making changes.’ I had to look at all the ways I had let my identity, power and self-worth get wrapped up in someone else approving of me. My boss or sending someone my work, I had become so dependent on my work to make me feel good that I sacrificed everything else. My friendships, relationships, my body. I had to make changes.“ - Melody Wilding

 

If anything about this experience resonated with you -- and you’re ready to re-claim your own power in your work and life -- then I’m ridiculously excited to share this week’s podcast episode, #201 with Melody Wilding.

 

Melody is a licensed clinical social worker and career coach who is an expert on the mindset and psychology behind successful careers, and knows that taking a hard look at your life and deciding what you need to say “yes” to and what you need to say “no” to makes all the difference.

 

In this episode, you will learn...:

The signs to help you identify emotional versus physical burn-out -- and the steps to take to fix it The three emotional triggers to know where your boundaries need to be repaired

 

How to have difficult conversations to establish (or re-establish) boundaries and gain control over your life

 

How deciding who to bring into your life makes you happier...and more profitable

 

...and so much more!

How Scott Barlow Changes Lives with Lisa Lewis and Joshua Rivers

Oct 16, 2017 02:19:53

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Today marks the 200th episode of the Happen to Your Career podcast.

 

Can you believe it? (We hardly can!)

 

Scott started the podcast 4 years ago, back when he was also working in a corporate job that he liked well enough...but wasn’t his dream.

 

He had a WAY bigger vision for what he wanted to create in his life, and how he wanted to help people.

 

So when you’ve heard him talk about how to transition and optimize your life from good to great on this podcast each week for the past four years(!), he’s not just spewing some BS he read that morning on a career site. He’s lived it.

 

And, so have the people whose lives he’s touched.

 

(Maybe you’re one of them?)

 

Josh and I rounded up some of the people who have been an important part of HTYC back from the very beginning (people like Scott’s wife Alyssa, their kiddos MacKenzie, Camden, and Grayson, and HTYC co-founder Mark Sieverkropp).

 

Then I grabbed some of the people whose lives have changed because of HTYC, including past coaching clients and team members like Erica, Mike, Tracey, Josh, Kirby, and Jacqui.

 

I asked them each three simple questions:

 

Where was your life before you encountered Scott? What impact did Scott and HTYC have on your life? What's different about your future because of HTYC?

 

And their answers Blew. Us. All. Away. So Josh and I wanted to share them with you.

 

If you’ve been curious about what it’s like to get to know Scott personally -- or to get to work with him -- this episode is a must listen.

Career Confidence with guest Maxie McCoy (Revisited)

Oct 9, 2017 54:05

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Do you want to have an answer to the “What do you do?” question that’s as powerful as that one?

 

If you do, you can start by asking yourself the question: “what am I on this earth to do right now?”

 

Give the question some time to percolate in your brain, and then grab paper and pen to start capturing the ideas and language that come to mind for you.

 

Or, if your brain feels slower than a semi truck with completely flat tires trying to deliver a shipment of molasses, you’re not alone -- and you probably should listen to today’s podcast episode.

 

Today’s guest, Maxie McCoy, uses this very question to shape how she introduces herself and explains her work. She’s a career inspiration expert who focuses on helping you tap into your own confidence and gifts to go kick some serious butt in the world.

 

Maxie has confidently navigated quite a few twists and turns along her professional path: going from college athletics to broadcast journalism, to growing one of the highest traffic women’s career and personal finance sites, to launching her own business as a writer, speaker and inspiration to create a life you’re jazzed about living.

 

We’re busting all the myths about confidence and giving you tactical tips on how to develop stronger self-belief today on the podcast with Maxie McCoy.

 

Listen to today’s episode to hear her guidance on…:

The strategic relationship building tactics she used to get a position at ESPN Trusting your gut and make a career move that’s off the “planned” path How to avoid living like you’re in a disaster or crisis (even when it might feel like it) Cultivating the confidence to put yourself in positions to have serendipity start happening for you

 

Today’s episode is like a shot of confidence adrenaline right in your arm.

 

It’s powerful stuff, especially if you choose to follow the steps we outline in the blog post and downloadable worksheet.

Decluttering Your Life with Angela Wagner

Oct 2, 2017 43:21

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One thing I’ve noticed after coaching for years is that the way you do one thing in your life is usually a sign of how you do everything.

 

Let me explain: if you put perfectionistic pressure on yourself to pick out your one right career path, you might also put that pressure on yourself to find your perfect, flawless (unicorn) romantic partner, to be the perfect friend, or improve your fitness by being perfect when you work out. (Maybe something super technical and detail-oriented like ballet or Olympic weightlifting...if you can get over your fears of not being perfect so that you can even start!)

 

Or if you’re afraid of losing out on options in your life, you might be too scared to commit to one career path or job, so you stay stuck in one you don’t like, because unhappiness feels safer than uncertainty of taking away future possibilities. You might be the one who goes out on dates with a ton of people but never wants to initiate the DTR (define-the-relationship) conversation and end up tied down. Or you might be the person who wants to eat at every new restaurant as soon as it opens, so you’ll know all the different culinary options that your city provides.  

 

The way you do things isn’t necessarily a bad thing -- in fact, it can be a secret hint about your strengths hiding in your personality and habits.   

 

You can see this secret strength concept beautifully illustrated in today’s podcast with Angela Wagner. The way Angela does work the the way Angela does life is an example of who she is. She started out her career in the high-powered advertising world, but was seeking to feel grounded outside of work, so she started working at a gym on the side.

 

Her decision to lean into opportunities that helped her stay active while relieving stress led her to creating community through becoming a yoga teacher...which led her to creating her own yoga studio...which led her to her getting training in yoga life coaching

 

Creating community for individuals ready to put down their baggage and seek soulful stress relief is Angela’s through-line. It’s how (and WHY) she does everything.

Remote Workers and Travel with Adda Birnir

Sep 25, 2017 01:02:59

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Have you ever heard of Soccer Tots?

 

In 2011 I hadn’t either.

 

It’s where you take little kids and they jump through hula hoops, run around cones, occasionally kick a soccer ball and sort of attempt to listen to their frazzled looking teacher. (Think; Pre Soccer)

 

I was supposed to leave midday on a flight for work and it didn’t make sense for me to go to the office so Alyssa suggested that I come watch Soccer tots.

 

I showed up at 10am in the middle of the day, not at all knowing what to expect.

 

One of my kids kicked a goal in the cones that were set up over 20 feet wide which made it nearly impossible for them to miss

 

He turned and saw that I was there in the room and started shrieking with excitement!

 

“Daddy did you see me get a goal” (He looked so happy!)

 

It was right then that I realized I HAD to figure out a way to be able to have the flexibility in my work to be able to be around.

 

NOT just for the big things in life (school musicals, family birthdays and weddings), but also the little things too!

 

I hadn’t realized what I was missing out on.

 

After that I became fascinated by the possibility of working remotely.

 

That was years ago and since then I’ve negotiated flexible and remote work for myself and helped many other people get jobs or change careers that allow them to work remotely!

 

We’ve had a lot of people come to us in the last few years that are also interested in doing the exact same thing.

 

For this reason we brought on Adda Birnir, the CEO of SkillCrush.com, to discuss remote work on the podcast. Not only does her company work entirely remotely but also they teach people (especially women) to code (which is one profession that is incredibly flexible)

 

If you want to learn how to make remote work possible for you check out this blog post and the podcast here!

 

On the podcast today, we talked about…

What it’s like to work in a remote workforce The lack of diversity and representation in the tech industry How couples negotiate the dynamic between career and relationship The factors that set up a remote team for success...or disaster Adda’s favorite secret vacation spot in Iceland

 

(We covered a lot of ground.)

 

Plus in this blog post we go through step by step the process we use to help clients get to remote and flexible work in their current jobs OR new careers!

What Brene Brown and the Art of Charm have in common?

Sep 18, 2017 46:51

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So, true story: almost everyone on my team here at Happen to Your Career is an introvert.

(Myself included!)

 

Which is kind of surprising for a company that teaches people all about how to use relationship-building and presentation skills to create new opportunities in your professional life, right?

 

Well, contrary to popular belief, we introverts aren’t completely socially anxious and hiding ourselves away in a closet somewhere. (Most of the time.)

 

We (and I’m sure you, or people you know) have learned the skills to gracefully survive in a socially-oriented world while still creating space for our “me” time.

 

But one of the things that can feel the hardest for introverts is also one of the ones that makes conversations the most fulfilling.

 

The vulnerability of putting yourself out there (whether you’re an introvert or extravert) is part of what creates deep, meaningful, awesome connection.

 

And connection is why we’re all here, isn’t it?

 

If you agree, you’re going to love this week’s podcast on vulnerability and how to connect with anyone with AJ Harbinger of The Art of Charm.

 

I think this episode has the most value per minute of any podcast I’ve ever recorded, so if you are a person who loves self-development and wants to be a better conversationalist, you’ve gotta take a listen.

 

I consider myself to be pretty good at striking up conversations, and I found myself taking tons of mental notes.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

How to use vulnerability as your stealth superpower The 3 phases of connection: an analytical framework for creating emotional interaction (yes, really) How your past, present and future create the stories we tell ourselves -- and share with the world

Beating the Perfectionism Out Of You and Starting That Coaching Business with Marc Mawhinney

Sep 11, 2017 53:20

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Ever thought about becoming a coach? If so, press play immediately on this episode where Scott Barlow welcomes back Marc Mawhinney, the founder of Natural Born Coaches program and podcast, where he helps coaches create real, profitable (and real profitable!) businesses.

 

On this episode, you’ll learn how Marc got into coaching (and the books that have been his biggest inspiration), how building a business is a bit like being a modern-day caveman, how to ensure you’re not getting paid in meatballs, and how to know when (or if) you need a coaching certification.

 

Being in love with the dream of calling yourself a coach can be very different from truly having a passion for the day-to-day life of being one.

 

For example, how much do you enjoy sales conversations? Working for yourself is an eat-what-you-kill kind of job, so you’re going to spend time bringing in coaching clients so you can keep the lights on and pay the bills.

 

And, how much time out of your week would you estimate you’ll be on the phone with coaching clients? Whatever you’re guessing, guess again and listen to Marc to hear about what it was like for him (and for Scott) in building their coaching businesses.

Reverse Engineering Impossible Situations

Sep 4, 2017 01:02:04

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Karenina Jahnigen

The Power of Storytelling with Danny Rubin (revisited)

Aug 28, 2017 55:31

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Writing like a Pro in the business world seems like a huge undertaking that is easier said than done.

Luckily, we have Danny H. Rubin as our guest today.

Danny Rubin is “THE writing guy.” Danny has studied communications since college and has worked as a TV News Reporter and Consultant and has come back around to what he loves most, which is writing. He uses his greatest strength to teach practical writing instruction for the business world. From writing to apply for jobs to writing to start a business from scratch, Danny offers his writing advice as the writing expert in the business world.

One of the key takeaways from the episode is viewing the job search as an expectations game where employers are going to expect you to do X, but you’re going to learn how to do Y.

Why, you ask? Well, while everyone else is doing X, you’re going to put that little bit of extra effort it takes to do Y. This is your opportunity to do something another way to stand out from the crowd of job-seekers.

All Y is, is a change in the way that you think about what you’re writing. We have all been so conditioned to write a resume and cover letter the same way. So, a hiring manager is going to expect that same template from every candidate.

But, Danny is here to walk you through a process that will show you how to go about writing those pieces in a smarter, more strategic way.

You will see more results when you know how to be interesting when describing yourself in your stories. Your writing should highlight details of your experience that will enhance your overall platform.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the power of telling YOUR story of success in your cover letter. Danny will help you learn how to write to command attention, prove your ability, and leave a lasting impression on the reader.

 

What You Will Learn The importance of brevity – Why keeping your writing short and concise is imperative in business communications The importance of writing differently and how to stand out in your writing to get noticed and open doors How to write a powerful Linkedin Profile How to apply for a job when a company isn’t even hiring

Figuring Out What REALLY Fits with Eric Murphy

Aug 21, 2017 51:40

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What do you do when you decide your current job no longer fits your values?

You fill your iPhone with numbers from all of the CEOs you’ve just made friends with by interviewing them for your blog.

 

(Obviously)

 

Wait… What?

That’s just one of the many ways that our client and HTYC Podcast listener Eric Murphy used to make a career change to his dream job. (take a listen below!)

Eric Murphy was working 10-14 hour days in his engineering role for the gas company in Las Vegas Nevada. It was going well… except that every single day he was feeling the urge to work with an organization that was giving back to the world. He even thought the solar industry might be how he should be spending his time.

He had no idea that he was so far off.

How do you make a career change when you’re burnt out, have no time, and don’t know what fits you?

That’s exactly what Eric wanted to know too! 

Because he wasn’t just trying to make a career change, he was also trying to figure out what career and what company really fit him. 

For every client we work with we help them go through the same process, and Eric was no exception! 

 

1. Determine your Signature Strengths 

2. Create Your Ideal Career Profile (What’s most important to you)

3. Target only companies and opportunities that fit 

 

What was incredibly unique to Eric’s story? 

 

That he was both seeking jobs AND trying to discover what his ideal role was at the same time. 

 

This might not sound like a big deal, but if you’re reading this, I bet you feel like you have to already know exactly what you want to be doing before you go talk to peopl about it! 

 

You don’t! 

 

This was the strategy that we helped Eric use.

Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career [revisited]

Aug 14, 2017 01:06:50

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What is the real goal of having a career anyway?

It’s a topic of conversation that comes up time and time again: SUCCESS.

It should be noted that the definition of success is subjective.

There are some people that are perfectly content on that “traditional” path of success, from getting a degree to landing a job that pays for a fairly decent lifestyle. They get promoted and continue working, perfectly content with their progress.

Or maybe they don’t even get that promotion, yet are still perfectly content with the life and career path they’ve chosen.

Then, there are those people that start to lose interest in their work and even with a promotion (and raise!), they still can’t help but feel like their career has turned into a J-O-B.

It’s become a chore to get out of bed to go and “work” at a place that previously held so much promise, but now holds only daydreams for something better.

What’s better? It could be anything, anywhere…anywhere but where they’re at right now.

If this sounds familiar, don’t sweat it just yet.  There is a light at the end of that dark tunnel that you’ve gone down.

The problem isn’t you.

From the day that you started your career, you have continued to learn and grow. You’ve evolved in your role at the organization. The problem is the organization hasn’t shifted the same way you have- the work that you have been doing is no longer aligned with the person you’ve become as you’ve grown in your career.

As you pick up new skills and add more years of experience under your belt, you learn more about what you love about your job and what you could really do without. You begin to look for more work that aligns with what you value.

These little micro-pivots in what you look for in the work that you do help you along your career journey. These shifts in your values shouldn’t be looked at in a negative light. These little shifts bring you incrementally closer to your career goals.

Look at it as an invitation to a bigger path to get to your north star.

If you’re wondering how you’re going to get out of your situation when you’re not even sure what to do next, take it from Lisa and trust that “leaning towards happiness, leaning towards places where you’re already finding flow and satisfaction […] is going to be the best way to start to uncover what direction you’re growing in and what can feel really good for that next step.”

You owe it to yourself to leave your career pain for your career freedom.

If you need help to follow your breadcrumbs to your dream career, visit our career coaching page. Connect with Lisa and she’d be more than happy to help!

About Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis, the new HTYC Career Guru, started her career in digital marketing and contemplated going back to school to get into psychology and counseling before finally following her own career breadcrumbs and doing what came naturally to her, which is career coaching.

Here at HTYC, Lisa is involved in all things career change- from her role in the Figure Out What Fits: Career Change Bootcamp, to resume critiques and mock interviews, and also to helping people put all the pieces of their career change puzzle together through one-on-one career coaching. She specializes not only in honing in on your strengths, but also in positioning those strengths for potential employers.

If you want to learn more about our career coaching and other services, head on over to our career coaching page.

Why You Should Trust Your Gut Intuition When It Comes to Your Career with Jason Bollman

Aug 7, 2017 36:48

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It's safe to say that the decisions we make in life are usually made with our head or our heart.

But, a lot of the time with specific big life decisions, our heads will use all the logic it can to persuade us to stay in the safe zone when it comes to finalizing those big decisions.

Many people find themselves torn when it comes to their career change.

They know and feel deep down inside that something isn't right and they struggle with taking a chance to actually make a change in their career.

Why do we fight what we know to be true in our core?

We see how others reach their goals and we think we must follow in their footsteps to reach the same success.

But, the truth is: we don't.

Success is defined by our own definitions and the way we reach our career milestones and life goals is up to us.

One way to breakthrough the traditional path of success that we've built up in our heads to be the only path of success is to listen to that little voice in the back of our head telling us where we need to be to successfully reach our own career goals (whatever they may look like).

Listen to the podcast to learn how we can learn to listen to our gut intuition and trust ourselves enough to reach our career success.

How to Find Your Career Calling and Own Your Purpose with Jessica Williams

Jul 31, 2017 47:44

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Are you the kind of person who wants a job that aligns with what you value or what you’re interested in? Or better yet, do you want to feel like you’re meant to do work that has the ability to leave the world a little bit better, and makes you feel fulfilled?

As high performers, people like you and I are always looking for ways to improve ourselves and our situations. We want to take what we’ve got, maximize it to its full potential, and follow our life’s purpose.

That’s why I’m excited to share Jessica Williams’ story with you today as my guest on the podcast.

Jessica is the founder of the company called The Superwoman Project that does everything from writing, speaking, and coaching to support the advancement of women into positions of power within their careers.

It took her a little bit of adventuring -- and a lotta bit of reflection -- to answer the questions of what she was meant to being doing and how she could make a more meaningful impact with her work.

In the episode, she shares how she discovered her passion and calling to guide women through their professional development.

Whether you are in the midst of following your calling or have no idea what it is yet, take a listen to today’s episode, How to Find Your Career Calling and Own Your Purpose with Jessica Williams. We’ll get into:

The step-by-step process to figure out “your calling” Actions to take to become clear in the direction of your career and own your path Tactical tips on how to transition out of a job to pursue your deeper career calling

If you’re ready to align your career with your life’s purpose, don’t miss this episode.

 

[Life Crafting 101] Deviating From the Norm: The magic of incremental changes

Jul 24, 2017 36:57

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The art of life crafting.

Ever heard of it?

It's about defining what you want in your life, taking that vision, and prioritizing where you put your energy and effort to achieve those goals.

Simple enough, right?

You'd be surprised how many people don't take advantage of the benefits that life crafting can bring into their lives.

Not only will it open doors to everything that is possible for you, but it will also provide a framework to get to the life you want.

Now, let's take a moment and think about what it is that you would like to have in your life.

Think about it this way, in a perfect world, what does your life look like?

In terms of your career, where would you be working? What would you be doing? How does your work impact your personal life?

Life crafting allows you to design your career goals and manage how your career aligns with your overall life goals.

In order to get comfortable with the idea of life crafting, we'll take a look at what may be holding you back from intentionally designing a life you’d be in love with and how to move forward in achieving your career goals to better fit that life you've designed.

How to Maximize Your Support System During Your Career Change with Rebecca Maddox

Jul 17, 2017 54:26

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As High-Performers, we like to make sure we have the majority of our bases covered before we dive head-first into the deep-end of our career change.

But, sometimes we find challenges where we least expect them.

When we look at career change, we know that taking on this big life change requires a great amount of time, energy, financial planning, and a solid support system to lean on when the career change process becomes overwhelming.

One of the least-talked about topics of career change is our current and ongoing support system.

Today, we have Rebecca Maddox as a guest on our podcast.

Listen in as she shares her challenges in finding the right way to communicate with her support system as she took on her cross-country career change.

Learn ways you can navigate your relationships in order to remain authentic to yourself and your career goals. 

Overcoming Your Fears and Taking Action to Find Career Success with Cesar Ponce de Leon

Jul 10, 2017 43:50

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So many questions that plague people that have decided to take the bull by the horns and make a career change for themselves.

The ups and downs that they encounter before they make the official jump to a new job position, organization, industry, or business venture are sometimes glossed over once they find success.

But, people that find that success as they transition to a new stage in their career know all too well the hard work, the endless days and nights they were kept awake at night, and the energy it took to put in the work to get where they are today.

One of those people is Cesar Ponce de Leon.

We had the pleasure of working with him as he took on the challenge to move from his previous job in legal affairs to a role at an organization that spoke more to his heart and true life calling.

Cesar ran into a few stumbling blocks along the way, but with the right tools and resources he was able to find success in his career transition.

His story of hard work and non-stop effort is one to take note of, so we've put together an outline of his biggest challenges and the process that he followed to guide him through to reach his career goals.

Check it out!

Give Yourself Permission to Create a Life You Love with MJ Fitzpatrick

Jul 3, 2017 53:11

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In your ideal world, what does your life look like? What kind of work would you be doing?

What is stopping you from achieving that now?

Seriously, what is stopping you?

Here’s a hint: NOTHING IS STOPPING US FROM MOVING TOWARD OUR GOALS, VISIONS, LIVES WE DREAM OF…
…well, except for ourselves.

There’s this interesting concept about “learned permission-seeking.”

We’ve been conditioned by parents, teachers, and society to ask for permission to do things.

Now when it comes to change, as adults, we still wait for that permission to make a change.

We look for someone to give us permission or validate our choice to try a new hobby, go back to school, quit a steady job to start our own businesses, flip career paths, or create any type of change within our lives.

Permission stops so many people from moving forward.

Oftentimes, we find ourselves in these situations where we seem stuck because nobody has given us the green light to proceed with our actions — which is crazy, since these are our own lives we are talking about (!).

But, there are ways to create that permission for yourself to be more, do more, and achieve more of your goals.

Check out the episode to hear more about how you can start giving yourself the permission you need to start living a life you love with MJ Fitzpatrick.

Stop Avoiding Your Patterns to Find Work that Fits You with Matthew Toy

Jun 26, 2017 41:10

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Have you noticed any reoccurring themes in your life?

These themes can range from the habits you form, the hobbies you enjoy, the work you choose, the tasks you hate, the type of people you surround yourself with, and so on.

Just stop and think for a moment.

Does anything stand out?

The patterns and themes that appear in your life are little nuggets of gold that you shouldn’t hastily push aside when you’re looking to make any big life changes, like a career transition.

As much as we emphasize how digging deeper into your own patterns in your career and life is the first piece of research you need to do before you start down the career change road, we know that sometimes it is hard to accept those patterns for what they truly are.

Just ask our guest, Matthew Toy, who avoided accepting what everyone else around him knew about how big of an impact his own passion for practicing yoga had on his life.

Fast forward to now, and you’ll find Matt teaching and practicing Man Yoga (yoga for men) at the Berkeley Yoga Center, re-educating people on what the practice of yoga really is through his Instagram, as well as at events. He is also the co-founder of a bakery.

With a full life, yoga practice, and career, Matt is now able to look back, reflect, and share his path on how accepting his own life patterns led him to where he is now.

Dialing into Your Network to Land Your Next Career with Tanya Malcom Revell

Jun 19, 2017 38:15

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Whoever said that hard work and perseverance doesn’t pay off sure didn’t meet Tanya.

What Tanya Malcolm Revell did when she was looking to make her big career change was no easy feat.

Besides being an American looking for work that fit her in London, Tanya is also a Career Change Bootcamp alum and our guest for this installment of our most recent CCB success story.

After experiencing the overwhelm of career burnout from her previous positions and frustration with the job search overseas, Tanya found HTYC, enrolled in Bootcamp, put in the hard work, built strategic relationships, and persevered even after some unanswered phone calls and emails to land her dream job.

Curious how she did it?

Check out the episode and blog to learn:
- The steps in the CCB process that will properly position you during your career transition
- The unexpected benefits of putting yourself out there and networking
- How looking at the positive, rather than getting stuck on the negative, is instrumental in helping you keep perspective on your career goals

Successfully Pivot Your Career with Jenny Blake

Jun 12, 2017 37:37

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When it comes to your career transition, it’s not information you’re lacking. In fact, it can feel like there’s an overabundance of data and research on anything and everything out there, thanks to the interwebs.

Here’s the trick: it’s how you organize and use the information you’ve collected over your lifetime that matters.

Jenny Blake, our guest on today’s podcast, figured out how to use her information when she was in a place that you may be able to relate to: she was stuck...trying to figure out what was next in her career.

She’d left college to work at a startup, then left the startup to work at Google, and had just left a job at Google to go out on her own as an author.

She had become the girl that was known for leaving things.

She wondered who she was, how she could have an impact, and what she could build through work that was meaningful. She was struggling to make a breakthrough from all of her career analysis, and she felt completely stuck.

For Jenny, as someone scanning the horizon for her next career possibilities, she realized that all she needed to do was ground herself in her strengths and take a look at what was already working for her.

Career change is about making the connection between the strengths you have right where you are -- and the possible paths towards where you want to go.

And, like Jenny did, you can design tiny experiments to take the pressure off yourself to get the answer to what your next career could be. Stepping back and looking at all of the information about yourself that you’ve gathered from past experiences will guide you through your own career exploration process.

Take a moment to listen to today’s episode, Successfully Pivot Your Career with Jenny Blake, to learn:

How you can stop holding yourself back from your career change How and why creating an Ideal Day Map for yourself will help you see the success you envision for yourself Why you don’t always need a mentor...sometimes, you need a “friendtor” (friend + mentor)


Be sure to head over to the blog to learn more about the importance of the “scanning” process during your career change -- and get some new ideas on how you can move forward!

Finding Your Next Steps to a Career that Fits with Avery Roth

Jun 5, 2017 49:30

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Want to know how to stop trying to combine everything together and start strategically pulling out the pieces of your past and your strengths that will serve you well in your future career?

That’s exactly what we cover in today’s podcast with Avery Roth, one of our All Star Career Coaches and our resident “Strategist” You’ll get to learn all about how she’s done this for herself in this podcast, (before she joined HTYC she got her start in finance then became an aspiring photographer, then changed to a startup strategist).

If you ever get a chance to work with Avery, you’ll quickly find that one of the great things about Avery is the way she uses her own career journey to help dig deeper into her client’s career and business goals in a methodical way to reign in their focus to achieve their ideal results. 

In the episode, Avery teaches you:

Where to start to find a role and organization that fits your values, needs, skills, and knowledge The benefits of building off of your prior work and life experiences to create your career profile How analyzing the patterns and trends of the things you enjoy will help narrow down the next steps in your career change

Head on over to the blog and listen the podcast to learn how to find the next step to your career change.

 

Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky

May 29, 2017 47:07

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Sure.

Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

WHY?

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bit out of your reach.

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

The question of how and when to reach out of our comfort zones comes up.

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

You can look at your career change in one of two ways:

An exciting opportunity to experience something new and grow your skills and knowledge A big unknown that causes you to feel uncomfortable with the wonder of the what ifs that lead you to revert back and settle in your current job situation

But, the benefits of getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable far outweigh staying in the little bubble of your comfort zone.

Today, Andy Molinsky - an expert on behavior in the business world and author of the new book, Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence, joins us on the podcast. He shares insight on:

The 5 key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies when it comes to uncomfortable situations How to overcome these challenges to achieve your career change goals The surprising discoveries you make about yourself as you continue to face your fears by stepping out of your comfort zone

Listen to my chat with Andy on how to Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone to learn the steps you can take to develop a framework to get comfortable turning whatever you are most afraid of doing and positioning yourself to achieve your goals in your career and life.

Why High Performers Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help with Sarah Hawkins

May 22, 2017 37:31

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There's been a lot of talk recently about resilience.

You know what goes hand-in-hand with resilience?

Obstacles....to overcome.

Struggles....to work through.

Mental roadblocks....to disengage.

We've all experienced setbacks in life, but it's about how we react to them that makes the difference between reaching our goals or letting them fall by the wayside.

When it comes to career change, many people, including High Performers, are bound to stumble on a few things before ultimately reaching their new career.

Now, how is your career transition going?

Is it going nowhere fast?

It was for Sarah Hawkins. That is until she asked for help (when she knew that she needed it!).

Sarah Hawkins -- our guest on today’s podcast and Career Change Bootcamp Alumni, just landed her dream job (that she didn’t even know that she wanted!) as the Operations Coordinator of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).

She joins us as our featured success story from our Career Change Bootcamp program.

Check out the podcast to hear Sarah’s story as it explains Why High Performers Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help and how the CCB program helped steer her in the right direction to land her dream job with an organization and a cause that she was excited about and to negotiate salary for the first time ever.

JOB APPLICATIONS: How High Performers Get Results with Scott Barlow and Lisa Lewis

May 15, 2017 44:56

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Most people dread the job application process as they try and stand out in a sea of people who are just as qualified and just as hungry to make it through the first portion of the process: the weeding out phase.

Surprisingly, even the “most skilled” people struggle to get their foot in the door when applying for jobs.

But, there is a little population of the workforce that usually doesn’t have that problem. This group of people are the High Performers – the people who get the early promotions, the big raises, and the exceptional treatment.

While the rest of the world goes into the job application process with the mindset of getting the job, high performers go into the process with the mindset of using this phase to collect as much information about the job, the organization, and the culture of the organization to determine if this is a good fit for them.

Wondering how you can get results like High Performers do?

On today’s podcast, we tackle:

Why even some of the most skilled professionals still struggle with the hiring process How you can do to position yourself to stand out among the competition The 3 key principles that you can apply to your own job application process to immediately get the results you want

What are you waiting for, listen to JOB APPLICATIONS: How to Get Results to learn more about and how to follow the High Performer route and get noticed by the hiring manager today!

Become Unhackable with Kary Oberbrunner

May 8, 2017 45:40

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Have you ever been so excited about a new project or goal that you’ve set for yourself that you just can’t wait to start?

You sit and visualize yourself going through the motions of the process, checking off all the boxes on your to-do list, and finally you check off that last task, then you bask in the feeling of victory after you’ve achieved your accomplishment.

That entire process, the drive and determination, the movement forward, that feeling of accomplishment…that is what it means to be unhackable.

To be unhackable means to close the gap that exists between your ideas and the implementation of your ideas.

It means building yourself up to become an unstoppable force that reaches goals.

Take that philosophy and apply it to the process of your career transition and you become unhackable by eliminating all of the obstacles that stop you from reaching your dream career.

What drives many people to career change is the idea that there is a big potential for something more than what they’ve got going on in their career right now.

But sometimes even people with the strongest mindsets, get hacked.

There are a handful (maybe more than a handful) of things that stop people dead in their tracks as they begin their journey into a new career.

But just like computer systems have software that work to prevent getting hacked, there are ways for you to be proactive in becoming unhackable.

Listen in as Kary Oberbrunner dives into how to become unhackable: http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/177

Multipotentialites: How to Be Everything with Emilie Wapnick

May 1, 2017 01:03:21

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Multipotentialite.
Multi-passionate.
Scanner.
Renaissance Person.
Generalist.
Multipod.

Whichever term you favor, the meaning behind it is what’s important.

According to our guest (and coiner of the term), Emilie Wapnick, a multipotentialite is a person that doesn’t have “one true calling the way that specialists do.”

While having the drive to learn new things and master new skills is a fantastic quality and strength to have while job searching, a lot of multi-passionate people struggle with finding a career that “fits” them because they have such a wide range of interests. This makes it hard to narrow down a specific career, since there are so many choices out there that they can thrive in.

She stopped by the podcast to share her insight and strategies on how multipotentialites can approach their career search while combining their most-valued passions to create a happy (income-earning) life.

Listen to the episode to learn more about how you can take your Jack/Jill-of-All-Trade superpowers to the next level of your career.

Get Unstuck, Find a New Career Path with Kathryn Minshew

Apr 24, 2017 36:54

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Starting the career search process can be intimidating, especially since the first thing any job search website asks for is WHAT? Like you’re supposed to know what job title you want in the first place?

When you don’t know what career path you want to take, the process is not only hard to get started, it can be paralyzing when you don’t have all of the answers.

Just thinking about a career change causes stress, anxiety, frustration, and fear to rise inside many people because the majority feel stuck and unsure of what to do first.

But, there’s a way to get unstuck.

You have to be willing to change your mindset and approach your career change differently than you have before.

Our guest, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse, a career discovery platform that “puts the human at the center” and helps over 50+ million people a year in their career search, has outlined tips on how to get unstuck and get moving on your career journey.

In the episode, Kathryn takes us through her career and discusses tips on how to get unstuck of your current career situation because it wasn't too long ago that she was in that same exact place.

Listen in to find out how to get unstuck and find your new career path.

Add Value, Grow Your Career with Michael Bigelow

Apr 17, 2017 01:02:21

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In today's podcast, Add Value, Grow Your Career, Michael Bigelow - a results-driven energy engineer and HTYC coaching client, stops by to share his experience of his own job transition and his biggest takeaways from successfully applying through remote job searches.

Michael elaborates on the career-centric "value-adds" that make the difference in getting a job offer or going back to the drawing board.

Listen here!

How to Know if You Should Start a Business with Mark Sieverkropp

Apr 10, 2017 49:05

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Many people think that they want to start a business.

It's been a dream in the back of their mind.

They've fantasized about what it would be like and how they will be in control of their lives and not have a boss telling them what to do.

They want to be in control of their own schedule and their own income.

All of that sounds really great, but is starting a business something that would actually be good for you or is it just better as a dream?

We've put together a set of questions to ask yourself about what you really want, so you can decide if you want to actually start a business.

In today's podcast, 173 How to Know if You Should Start a Business, Mark Sieverkropp, a great friend of mine and of HTYC (Fun fact: Mark helped get my business off the ground), joins me in answering these questions.

If you're leaning toward starting your own business now or have that in your plans in the future, make sure you take a listen to find out more to see if starting a business is right for you.

Mark and I will guide you on how to answer:

What do you really want out of starting a business? Are you more interested in actually starting the business or simply running or operating a business? Do you have anything right now that is actually stopping you from starting a business? Are you willing to go the long haul? Are you willing to commit to this for the long run?

Check it out!

Time & Energy and Your Career Change

Apr 3, 2017 39:21

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Whether you are currently in a job that no longer satisfies your needs, or if you are just looking to move yourself into another industry to better your career, or if you want to start your own business, your mental energy is key in finding the time and space to make that change for yourself.

You may be thinking, "Yes, but how and where do I even find that extra energy to make a career change, if I'm EXHAUSTED by the end of my day from my current job??"

If you're serious about changing careers, you need to make finding the time to create that energy to sustain you through this transition process. You need to ease your mental stress to focus on more important paths - like your career change.

Listen to the episode to learn the 3 things you can do now to jump start your energy to prioritize finding the time to put your career change plans into motion.

172 Time & Energy and Your Career Change

Figuring Out Your Life's Work with Yuri Kruman

Mar 27, 2017 50:06

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Your life's work. It's quite an intimidating thing to think about.

When you look back to your younger years, what do you remember wanting to be when you "grew up"?

Is that the job that you are currently doing?

Sometimes when we look back to those days of innocence, we find where our passion lies.

Half of figuring out your own career transition is looking back at all of your life's experiences and determining what you are naturally good at. What you're known for doing really well by those people that surround you.

Today, our guest Yuri Kruman shares his personal experience in figuring out his own life's work. From trying to please his family's wishes on what they thought would bring him much success, to getting "kicked-out" of grad school, and finally to doing what it is that he is most passionate about in life.

Yuri discusses ways to find out what your natural role is to help you translate that natural ability to a new career.

171 Figuring Out Your Life's Work with Yuri Kruman

Navigating Through the Stress with Dr. Phil Carson

Mar 20, 2017 37:51

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Losing a job, going through a career-existential crisis, or even if you've made the conscious decision to make a career change on your own terms, are all BIG LIFE CHANGES.

In any type of life change, it is important to be aware of the effects these changes may have on your health and wellness.

BIG life changes, especially if they are unexpected- like a job loss, can bring on an overwhelming amount of stress. It may feel like the world is turning upside down on you and when you're in it, you might not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, it's there. Believe me, it is there.

Today, Dr. Phil Carson, a registered Pharmacist and practitioner in alternative, holistic medicines and therapies, joins the show to share his story about the stress he experienced through losing his job, starting a business, losing that business, the growing debt that came with it, and how he was able to come out of it with high spirits.

He also goes on to share tips on how to manage that stress that comes along with big life changes and ways to identify when you need to seek more help.

Check it out: 170 Navigating Through the Stress with Dr. Phil Carson

Rewiring Your Mindset for Success with Regan Hillyer

Mar 13, 2017 39:31

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Question: What is your definition of success?

Is it the size of your paycheck?
Enjoying what you do?
Is it the impact you make in other people’s lives?

Maybe it is having the freedom to start and leave work whenever you please?

Whatever your definition of success is, do you know how you’re going to achieve it?

Some people may have an idea, but most of us don’t.

Most of us follow the system and hope to progress accordingly.

But, is that really the most efficient way to achieve the success we have in mind?

Probably not.

That’s kind of where Regan Hillyer found herself after following the systematic path of going to school to major in architecture and being asked to look into her future as an architect 20 years into her career. She was not happy about what she saw in her future, so she changed her path.

She did a lot of soul-searching and decided to be proactive about her future by working on herself first.

Regan now helps others with personal development by teaching them how to set their own “success mindset” to build their online empire with their personal brand.

In the podcast, Regan shares how to be more proactive about your success by incorporating a more solid way to realize your vision of success.

Listen in!

Check out the blog at 169 Rewiring Your Mindset for Success with Regan Hillyer

Careers: How to Do It Differently with Scott Anthony Barlow

Mar 6, 2017 44:59

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Many of us start our careers thinking that these fancy job titles sound amazing. But, more often than not, we don't stop to think if these jobs actually fit who we are as people or the lifestyle we truly want to live out.

Finding that ideal role at the perfect company that fits our core strengths and values isn't an easy task.

At HTYC, we try and help guide you to a career that fits you. The only thing we ask of you is for you to understand that:

It is going to take a little digging into yourself to find this ideal career How much you put into the thought process (that we'll layout for you), will likely effect the results you get in your "job search" This process isn't magic and it will not produce immediate results Your genuine participation is necessary

Listen to the podcast as Scott outlines the steps you need to take to do the whole career change/job search process differently to achieve that happy, healthy work-life integration that people talk about enjoying so much.

For the step-by-step process that will show you how you can find that career that fits your everyday-life needs, check out: 168 Careers: How to Do It Differently with Scott Anthony Barlow

From Engineer to Career Coach: Start Collecting Your Data Points with Gia Ganesh

Feb 27, 2017 01:05:20

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We get sent A LOT of questions about how we get from having a job- that we either hate or one that no longer meets our career ambitions, to landing a job or getting on the “right” career path that will make us happier in our lives.

Today Gia Ganesh joins the conversation. Gia is our newest HTYC career coach and like many people that listen to the HTYC podcast, she didn’t always have her career figured out.

If you take a look at Gia’s resume, it’s quite impressive. She boasts two Masters degrees and began her career in the corporate space of Technology Project Management and moved on to Management Consulting before finally realizing that she thrived in a place that let her help people develop their full potential in work and life.

Now, Gia is working full-time as a Career Strategist and coach who works with high-achievers to help them identify and lead fulfilling personal and professional lives.

In today's podcast, Gia answers a couple of questions from the HTYC audience and shares why doing your research and collecting your very own data points is one of the key elements that will lead you to finding out how to pursue your next career.

Check out: HTYC Episode 167

Building on Business with Ace Chapman

Feb 20, 2017 51:14

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It's really easy to get caught up in the corporate trap.

Some folks may feel stuck during that process of climbing the corporate ladder, before they realize that they are built to be more of an entrepreneur than someone that is trying to make it in the corporate world.

Many entrepreneurs (actually even those that don't have an entrepreneurial bone in their body) want to be able to use what they're good at with whatever they decide to do with their businesses/careers.

If you're anything like Ace Chapman, our guest today, and you have an eye for opportunity and the understanding of what is right for you and your lifestyle, listen to the episode and learn how you can build out your vision and straight-line to your goals.

Building on Business with Ace Chapman

Building a Business with Olivia Gamber - Revisited!

Feb 13, 2017 41:34

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Have you ever thought about starting a new business, but don't know where to begin because you don't have the time between your full-time job and your other personal obligations, like spending time with your family?

Today, we revisit a past episode that features a former client and now great friend of HTYC, Olivia Gamber. Olivia shares her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.

Also in the podcast, Olivia and Scott discuss some of the biggest takeaways they have learned when they decided to grow each of their businesses. The discussion gets into everything from how to make the time to focus on building your side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how to validate your business as a real way to replace the income you bring in from your current job.

If you want to learn what first-time business mistakes to avoid when you start up, listen here!

 

Working Abroad with Scott and Alyssa Barlow

Feb 6, 2017 52:06

Description:

Many people dream of living and working abroad. And if it's not the dream of living and working abroad, it's the dream of having the freedom to do such a thing.

It's an unconventional life, but when has HTYC ever been about following the unspoken "norm" of society?

We thrive on new ideas and breaking out of the mold of what we like to call "the traditional path of success." And we support you in following that unconventional way of thinking!

Scott and Alyssa Barlow have just recently returned home (to Washington state) from a 6-week stint of living (and working!) abroad.

Today's show features their experience of bringing their family to Europe.

Scott and Alyssa share the challenges they encountered with not only trying to take in as much of the European experience as possible, but as business owners, they had to do their fair share of work, while trying to balance their family life.

In the podcast, they chat about their biggest takeaways of their work experience abroad and share their thoughts on why you may want to consider working abroad.

Listen here!
Working Abroad with Scott and Alyssa Barlow

Creating Passive Income with Kathy Fettke

Jan 30, 2017 53:26

Description:

Have you found yourself asking the same question about how in the world you can not only make money doing what you love, but also how you can find the time to do all of that while having a life outside of the work you love?

Kathy Fettke has the answer and the experience to share how you can start taking the first steps into the direction that will achieve those goals.

In this episode, she also wants to simplify the process, so you don't make the same mistakes that she has made while learning to make passive income herself.

Some of her tips include:
- Don't jump into anything that you know anytnothing about
- Understand the basics
- Learn everything you can - especially the fundamentals
- Get your advice from someone that is doing what you want to do

Listen as she shares ways people can create a space for themselves to make it possible to live life the way they want to with the the people that love the most!

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/163

Fight Burn Out and Get Intentional in Your Career with Emilie Aries

Jan 23, 2017 58:25

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Have you ever experienced career burn out?

It seems like now more than ever, we are living in this “burn out culture” where we are working more hours while our productivity has become stagnant.

According to today’s guest, Emilie Aries, many of us are experiencing more career burn out because we are “not prioritizing efficiency for hours in and hours out” and we have begun “operating in a timid workplace environment where our self-worth is intrinsically connected to our product.”

Becoming more intentional in how you spend your time and who you spend it with is key in the maintenance in self-care.

“Happier, healthier people are more focused and more productive.”

In today’s episode, Emilie shares her thoughts on how your personal decisions and choices amount to your collective decisions and choices. She also goes into the core values that helped her transform her career and life from a place of burn out to the much more happy and much more productive place in her career and life that she is at now.

Listen here: Fight Career Burn Out and Get Intentional in Your Career

Turning Your Passion Into Your Career with Christie Mims

Jan 16, 2017 46:59

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Passion can be defined in many ways in relation to your career.

Christie Mims, the founder of the Revolutionary Club, a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, wants people to separate their passion from their job.

According to Christie, in the grander scale of things, passion plays a bigger part in your career than you think.

So, what is passion?

Passion is two part. It's your interest and engagement.

Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your passion.

Basically, passion is who you are and your job is how you express that passion.

Finding your passion takes a little bit of courage in order to get off the beaten career path and embrace who you are and what motivates you to do good work.

In the podcast, Christie shares how to find your passion and how to turn that into a career that you love.

Listen here!

Turning Your Passion Into Your Career with Christie Mims

Stop Chasing the Job Title with Lindsay Moroney

Jan 9, 2017 38:45

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Many people are often conditioned to follow a traditional path of success.

After college, you get an internship. That internship turns into a job. Then you work your way to the top of your firm or gain success in a specialty.

You do all of the work that lines up with that job title that you've been aiming for since your freshman year of college.

That was the plan for our guest, Lindsay Moroney. She "planned" to go to college for pre-med, until she took an art history class that derailed her from that clear path to success. It was in that decision to ditch pre-med and follow her passion for art history that led her to her current position as the Vice President of Strategy and Operations for The Muse.

Listen as Lindsay shares how to redefine your own path to success and how being authentic with herself and following her what made her happy has led her to this particular point in her life and career where she is thriving.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/160

The Power of Storytelling

Jan 2, 2017 59:51

Description:

Writing like a Pro in the business world seems like a huge undertaking that is easier said than done.

Luckily, we have Danny H. Rubin as our guest today.

Danny Rubin is “THE writing guy.” Danny has studied communications since college and has worked as a TV News Reporter and Consultant and has come back around to what he loves most, which is writing. He uses his greatest strength to teach practical writing instruction for the business world. From writing to apply for jobs to writing to start a business from scratch, Danny offers his writing advice as the writing expert in the business world.

We have all been so conditioned to write a resume and cover letter the same way. So, a hiring manager is going to expect that same template from every candidate.

But, Danny is here to walk you through a process that will show you how to go about writing those pieces in a smarter, more strategic way.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the power of telling YOUR story of success in your cover letter. Danny will help you learn how to write to command attention, prove your ability, and leave a lasting impression on the reader.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/159

 

Become Indispensable

Dec 26, 2016 32:42

Description:

No matter what type of life change prompts you to rework your career journey, there are always ways to improve your situation and stay ahead of the career change game.

Today's show features Enrico Torres, an unassuming entrepreneur with a work ethic that perseveres through constant improvement. He spent over two decades working as a restaurant kitchen manager and a roofer before deciding that he needed a change (for the better) to accommodate his new life as a father.

His motto to become indispensable continues to carry him through his ever-evolving career changes as he believes in focusing on working harder to improve yourself to be better than the last guy that had your job.

Listen as Enrico shares his biggest takeaways from starting his business from scratch, while working his day job. He talks openly about his experience of making his dream happen and how the hustle never stops, especially when you become an entrepreneur!

Regaining Perspective

Dec 19, 2016 56:10

Description:

Have you been living a calculated, box-checking life?

Are you tired? Bored? Wondering if there is more to life than just sleeping, eating, and working...just to repeat it the next day?

Are you looking for a change of pace, lifestyle, or career?

That is exactly how our guest, Tracy Timm, felt after checking off the boxes of graduating from Yale and getting a job on Wall Street out of college.

Tracy began to feel the effects of the classic "high-achiever" looking for more from life than just her job- which began to make her miserable.

After deciding that picking misery and safety over an actual fulfilling life was not how she wanted to continue, she laid her cards on the table for her employers and ultimately left Wall Street to begin her entrepreneurial journey (after her trip around the world to regain a new perspective on life, of course).

Listen as Tracy shares how she got her perspective back to make the switch from the corporate life to a life defined on her own terms.

Check it out: 157 Regaining Perspective with Tracy Timm

Getting into the Entrepreneurial Mindset with Laura Roeder

Dec 12, 2016 48:43

Description:

Have you been thinking about starting your own business?

Are you ready to take the leap to quit your day job?

Starting a new business seems like a big, scary decision to make, but it doesn't have to be.

Just ask Laura Roeder, who did just that. She quit her full-time job to branch out on her own.

Today's show features Laura's story of how she left her full-time job to chase her dream of working for herself, building her business, and doing exactly what she wanted to do with her career (without waiting the long 10-years that's usually required to climb to the top of an organization).

In the podcast, Laura discusses some of her biggest takeaways from quitting her job to starting and growing her business.

Laura shares everything from how she made the big decision to jump into the entrepreneur life, to landing her first clients, and how she has learned to evolve her business with the ever-changing digital world.

Listen here!
http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/156

Breaking Down the Difficulties of Career Change

Dec 5, 2016 53:43

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Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can 't even think about what it is going to take to change careers?

It's time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).

Two keywords: Space and Margin.

In today's episode our career coach, Lisa Lewis, drops in to share why it's important to create time and space for you to visualize and design your next career.

From there, you will be able to layout what you have in front of you to begin making those marginal decisions to get you to your next career. Don't over-think...small steps is the goal.

Listen in as Lisa also discusses some of the realistic, potential positive and negative outcomes if you decide to invite your current employer to discuss your thoughts of a career change.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/155

Using Your Strengths to Get Hired

Nov 28, 2016 48:19

Description:

Strengths..

Signature Strengths...

What are they exactly?

Here at Happen to Your Career, (signature) strengths are the backbone that makes you who you are and they are what makes this company thrive.

Today, Lisa Lewis, HTYC Career Coach, joins us and helps us dive deep into what strengths are, some of the misconceptions of strengths, and how to find yours,

Lisa shares insight on what can happen when you lean into your strengths.

You don't want to miss it!

Listen in!

How to Signal to Make Career Changes

Nov 21, 2016 45:16

Description:

Career changing takes a little bit of risk and a lot of courage. Or is it the other way around?

Either way, changing careers involves some combination of risk and courage. HTYC has always been here to help you grow your confidence and find a path to the next phase of your career.

Today's guest, J.T. O'Donnell will guide you on the next step of your career change by sharing tips on how to remove the risk from jumping into something entirely new.

J.T. introduces "signaling" into the world of career change, how to be proactive on Linkedin, and why creating a "career bucket list" is the easiest way to get you into the industry you want to continue your career in.

Listen as our guest, J.T. O'Donnell, sheds light on how to take that calculated risk in the next chapter of your career.

153 How to Signal to Make Career Changes with J.T. O'Donnell

Building a Business

Nov 14, 2016 43:04

Description:

Do you want to turn your side business into a full-time career, but don't know where to start?

Are you ready to hit the ground running with that business idea you have had floating around in your head, but are unsure if you have what it takes to go for it on your own?

Today's show features Olivia Gamber and her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.

In the podcast, Olivia shares some of her biggest takeaways from growing her business. She discusses everything from how she made the time to focus on building her side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how she was able to validate her business as real way to replace the income she was bringing in from her day job.

 

Check it out here: 152 Building a Business with Olivia Gamber

Bridging the Career Change Gap

Nov 7, 2016 36:43

Description:

Can you answer the question: “Do you know what is most important to you?”

Think about it. Then, think a little harder…

If you aren’t sure what is important to you, from the things that you want to do, to how you spend your time, and to who you want to spend your time with, then you’re missing out on the potential career (and life!) opportunities that are out there for you.

By not knowing the things that are important to you, you are leaving yourself to just accept what opportunities you THINK are available to you right now.

In today’s episode, Scott answers a couple of questions that deal with how to bridge the gap between getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career.

If you’re wondering:

- What you need to do to get from this job to THAT JOB that you’ve got your heart set on, or
- How you’re supposed to make a complete career change without the proper education

Then today’s episode is worth a listen.

Check it out!

151 Bridging the Career Change Gap with Scott Anthony Barlow

Experience Career Magic with Lee Cockerell

Oct 31, 2016 53:44

Description:

Do you wake up in the morning excited to go to work?

If not, why?

Do you have an answer?

There is no reason to be living a life that doesn't suit you or make you happy.

The first thing to realize is that things don't work out unless you make them.

You are the person in charge of your life. Be willing to take risks. Learn to get into the habit of doing the hard things that need to be done to change your path to get you where you want to go in life and in your career.

This episode will encourage you to (re)condition yourself to be wired to take risks and live on the edge- to go after the things that you want in your life.

Our guest, Lee Cockerell shares his insight from years of experience learning and growing not only his storied career in the hospitality industry, but also his growth as a person.

Lee continues to enlighten people on how their experiences and what they're wiling to do to make the changes they need to in order to get where they want to go is the guiding light throughout their life and career.

Listen here.

Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market

Oct 24, 2016 48:38

Description:

Did you know that as many as 80% of all jobs needing to be filled never make it to an online job board?

Most people don't even know that there is a hidden job market out there.

And, if you do know about that hidden job market, you're probably wondering how you would even go about tapping into it.

You're in luck! Today you'll hear from Mac Prichard, a public relations strategist and the publisher of Mac's list, the premier resource for connecting passionate professionals to meaningful and creative work throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

In today's episode, Volunteerism and the Hidden Job Market, Mac shares why you shouldn't overlook professional volunteerism when it comes to furthering your career or when you're looking to make a career switch.

He provides insight on how you can be strategic in your volunteer opportunities and how easy it can be to build a strong network of industry professionals during your career search.

As Mac puts it:
Volunteering "gives you a chance to show others what you can do. It gives you an opportunity to connect with leaders and influencers in your field."

Listen to my chat with Mac as we'll also get into how you start that conversation about volunteering in the career field that you're interested in to get you ahead of the competition during your job search.

How to Accelerate Your Career

Oct 17, 2016 48:31

Description:

Are you tired of watching your colleagues get promoted?

Do you feel like you've been constantly looked over for that next pay raise?

Are you starting to feel like everyone around you is doing better than you in their career?

If you're ready to advance your career, we've got a solution for you. A six-step formula created by Bozi Dar that will help you accelerate your career.

The six-step formula helped him get six job promotions in six years which led him to increase his salary 15 times. Bozi continues his "mission to liberate you from the crappy, rehashed career advice from the so-called 'career gurus' and introduce you to career strategies that will get you 5x results in 1/2 the time (what I call the '10x effect')" at Career10x.com.

Today, we revisit Bozi's episode where he shares his step-wise process for identifying, landing, and succeeding in the job and career path that fits you!

Listen here: 148 How to Accelerate Your Career with Bozi Dar - Revisited!

Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career

Oct 10, 2016 01:09:16

Description:

On paper, it looks like you've reached all of the checkpoints of success:

You got good grades and graduated with a degree in a field that got you on the fast track to a job right out of college.

You got that promotion (and raise!) that you worked hard for at a job that any other person would be jealous of...

But then, it becomes quiet and you start to wonder:

"Is this all there is? Is this the path that I'm supposed to be on?"

Short answer: Probably not.

Next question: Now what?

Answer: Meet Lisa Lewis, HTYC's newest team member that just so happens to be:

1) A skilled and knowledgeable career coach
2) Today's guest on the podcast

In today's episode, 147 Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career, Lisa answers a couple of your career search questions and shares her own journey to finding a career that came naturally to her (after experimenting with her other career interests, of course).

Listen here: www.happentoyourcareer.com/147


If your current job situation has you feeling like you're working in someone else's dream job and it isn't fitting with who you are or where you want to go, check out our career coaching services and have a chat with Lisa at www.happentoyourcareer.com/coaching

Take Your Message to the Next Level

Oct 3, 2016 01:01:26

Description:

Have you ever wondered if you've got what it takes to start your own podcast?

The answer is: Yes. Absolutely.

Whether you want to start your own podcast as a hobby or if you want to make the switch to start your own business in podcasting, it is possible to get your own podcast going even if you have no experience.

So, if you're looking for some guidance to start your own podcast, we've got a special guest for you! The Podcast Answer Man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft.

Cliff Ravenscraft has built his podcasting business from the ground up and is proof that making a big career change is possible. He is “a firm believer that if you Pursue Your Passion, The Money Will Follow!”

Listen in as Cliff not only shares his experience to getting where he is now in the podcasting world, but he also shares some tips on how to start your own podcast with very minimal effort (& equipment) required!

Check out the full how-to guide on starting your own podcast here:
http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/146

Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting! A Special Anniversary Q & A with Scott & Mark

Sep 26, 2016 01:05:27

Description:

Happy Three Years, HTYCers!

Today, my good friend and one of HTYC’s biggest supporters (from DAY ONE!), Mark Sieverkropp, is here to help me shed some light on some of the questions that you have sent in over the years.

If you’ve tried to convince yourself that:
“There’s no way that I can make money doing what I’m passionate about…” or

“There’s no way that I can find my dream career…a career that exists on my own terms…” or

“There’s no way that I can build my own business on what i really want to do because I don’t have any experience…”

I'm here to tell you that it is possible. If I can do it, YOU can do it, too.

It can happen. You can make a living by doing what you’re passionate about.

If you’re not sure about what that is yet, don’t worry. You will figure it out.

The best part is that you don’t have to have it ALL figured out right away.

If you've found yourself wondering how to make it happen for you and your career, take a listen as we tackle your biggest career questions.

Listen to the 145th episode: Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting!

Bringing Authenticity into the Workplace

Sep 19, 2016 55:14

Description:

What do you like doing?

Does it make an appearance at your day job?

Bringing more of yourself and who you are at your core into your workplace should be mandatory.

If it is the fear of starting fresh in a whole different career or new industry that is stopping you from finding a new path where you can be authentic in your work, don't worry about that. All is not lost as you change careers, every experience counts and the skills you gain throughout your career journey will be carried with you, adding more value to your skill set.

Changing careers to align your work with who you are is not only liberating, but it will also give you better chances for long-term career success and fulfillment.

Our guest, Joanie Connell, knows exactly how it feels to be doing work that she was slowly losing interest in as her passions began to come into light.

For her, the importance of being more authentic in her work led her to leave her engineering career and go back to school to dig deeper into her passion for people. She was also able to carry her experiences in the technology and engineering field into her new business venture as a consultant.

Listen to our chat with Joanie as she shares her story of leaving her engineering career to live a more authentic life to pursue a career that fueled her passion for helping people while utilizing her strengths in leadership.

http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/144

Finding Your Confidence By Getting Comfortable in the Discomfort

Sep 12, 2016 55:11

Description:

Discomfort: noun dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm-fərt\
1. Mental or physical uneasiness, 2. A feeling of being somewhat worried, unhappy, etc.

Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable?

Are you in a place in your life, whether in your career or not, that makes you feel uneasy? Maybe you're stuck in limbo wondering if you need to start transitioning out of your current career.

It's hard work to reflect during these times in our lives that make us feel stuck. Reflection and being completely honest with ourselves about where we are in our lives and where we want to be isn't an easy task. It's difficult to identify the things that are really important to us. But, we have to do it if we want to move forward.

Listen to our chat with Maxie McCoy as she shares how leaving her career comfort zone lead her to a much bigger and brighter future (one that she can't stop smiling about!).

Getting Off the Traditional Path of Success and Taking Audacious Action

Sep 5, 2016 49:15

Description:

Have you ever found yourself feeling guilty or unappreciative for wanting something other than the career and life that you've already worked so hard to create?

Does the doubt that lingers in your mind that maybe you're not on the right career path even though you've achieved great success in your professional life make you feel crazy or ungrateful?

Stop.

Stop right there and get it out of your mind that there is something wrong with wanting something more. There is nothing wrong with having a desire to achieve something greater than what you've accomplished so far in your career.

If you've found yourself in a place of wonder, asking how you're supposed to get started on getting out of your current career to find a new path or how you're supposed to even get started on changing your career path when you don't even know where you see your future self, then our chat with life and business coach, Caroline Greene, may be the episode for you.

Check it out: http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/142

The Science of Happiness: How to Find Joy and Get Back to Playing Through Positive Psychology

Aug 29, 2016 46:39

Description:

Are you finding yourself unsatisfied by the life path that you are on?

Do you ever feel like once you achieve a goal or you get where you want to be in your career or in a particular place in your life that all you want is more?

As we reach a level of technical success in our career, we stop learning new things and our lives become less engaging. Getting curious and staying interested in what matters to us is imperative in our lives. Keeping that sense of wonder keeps life playful and fun.

Today's guest, Michelle McQuaid, is here to teach us about her findings in the science of happiness, also referred to as positive psychology.

Her studies encourage us to look beyond our achievement-obsessed and outcome-focused society as that culture causes us to lose sight of the things that bring us joy in the every day.

Listen to our chat with Michelle as she shares her experience of reaching what she thought her career and life goals were, but then found herself wanting more from the life she created for her and her family.

 

Uncover Your Signature Sauce and Redefine Your Story

Aug 22, 2016 01:04:26

Description:

What's your story? Do you even know?

Have you taken the time to look at your own story? Ask yourself: what are the biggest triumphs of your story? Find out where the biggest tragedies that you've experienced are in your story.

Between the times that you've felt the most successful- the times that made you feel the most alive, and the times that you've had to deal with your biggest setbacks- the hard circumstances that you've had to overcome, you will find your future.

Today's guest, Paul Angone, is here to reemphasize that it's okay to not have it all figured out yet.  He encourages us to take a look back at the experiences we've gone through to help see what we want our future story to look like.

Listen to our chat with Paul as he shares how to take your story, uncover your signature sauce (where your passion, purpose, and career collide), and create a brand for yourself.

Happen To Your Career - Episode 140

Patience In the Evolution of Your Career With Jaime Masters

Aug 15, 2016 56:09

Description:

Have you decided to take the leap into a different career? Or maybe you've decided to start your own business?

Making the decision to start a new business or completely head in a different direction into a new career path isn't an easy one.

Our guest, Jaime Masters, speaks from her very own experience of leaving her successful career as a project manager behind and jumping into the unknown. She is now an incredibly successful business coach with a strong network of millionaires. Her journey into the unknown opened her eyes to what is possible.

Jaime discovered that her strengths were in helping people. Her lessons to be learned are centered around the fact that "you have no idea what you're good at until you do it."

Listen in on our conversation with Jaime Masters. Jaime shares tips on how to be patient in the evolution of who you are. Every time you are asked to make a hard decision, you have to realize that it is a test to see how good you are at a skill.

Happen To Your Career - Episode 139

Mastering Your Side Hustle: Incorporating Other Passions into Your Work Life with Tracey Minutolo

Aug 8, 2016 50:22

Description:

We talk about career transitions and finding and turning your passions into a career you love all the time, but what happens when you love where your career is now and you want to work on incorporating some of your other passions into your work life?

Maybe your career has nothing to do with the additional knowledge, skills, or passions that you want to leverage to create a better future for yourself. All you know is that you're motivated and ready to make some moves to start working on something big for yourself.

That's where the side hustle comes in.

Our guest, Tracey Minutolo, has quickly become a side-hustling professional on the topic of side-hustling. She's a full-time lab supervisor at a medical device and diagnostics company by day, and a side-hustling rockstar by heart. 

Tracey got her start in the side-hustle business when she decided it was time to get herself out of debt.

After years of feeling stuck, she found the world of business podcasts and decided to start a small virtual assistant side business, providing social media and community management and other support services for podcasters with purpose.

With the side-hustle fire lit under her, her skill set continues to grow and she is currently coaching others with their side-businesses as HTYC's Side Biz Coach.

Listen as she shares her career and side-hustle journey!

Build Your Value and Set Yourself Up For Success with Paul Maskill

Aug 1, 2016 40:20

Description:

Have you realized that the career path that you're currently on might not be the one that you see yourself on for the rest of your life?

If you're ready to put an end to your career burnout and start doing something that matters to you, listen in on our conversation with today's guest, Paul Maskill.

What You Will Learn You will learn that you have the power to control your own destiny Taking a step back to re-evaluate your current situation will give you the insight you need to set yourself up to succeed Working at your passion will continue to open doors for you Staying disciplined and keeping your sights on your long-term goals is key to your success

Negotiating What You Are Worth With Josh Doody

Jul 25, 2016 50:18

Description:

Are you ready to put yourself in the position to make more money?

 

Whether you are changing your career entirely or aiming for a promotion within the company you already work for, our guest, Josh Doody, is here to share some insight on how to negotiate a raise or a promotion for yourself.

 

Listen as he explains these processes (although similar, they have slightly different steps).

 

What Your Will Learn:

- A step-by-step approach to negotiate a raise, promotion, or salary offer

- How-to determine your target salary or job title

- How-to deliver your pitch for that raise, promotion, or salary requirement for new job offer

- What happens when your negotiation doesn’t turn out the way you want it to

- How-to get over the fear of negotiating

 

Are you ready to negotiate a new career title, but aren’t quite sure what that may be yet? Check out our FREE 8-day course to “Figure Out What you Really Want for Your Career!”

Using Your Resilience and Persistence to Forge Your Path with Tayo Rockson

Jul 18, 2016 46:40

Description:

Is your current job situation aligned with your career and life goals? Or is it starting to feel like a detour from the path you envision for yourself?

It's not too late to get back on track with your journey to your dream career. Just remember every experience is a learning one and your strengths develop from your experiences.

Just ask our guest, Tayo Rockson, how his life's experiences- from childhood through college and to being rejected from over 85 jobs, have given him a strong set of unique strengths and skills that he has adapted and mastered over time.

Listen as he shares his story of how he literally and figuratively veered off the road to what he is meant to be doing with his life and career and how he got back on track to continue pushing to stay true to his process to reach his goals.

How to Find the Time to Reach Your Goals with Jay Papasan

Jul 11, 2016 54:59

Description:

Do you want to combine your passion and your career to create a life that gives you a reason to get up in the morning?

Are you ready to go out on a limb for the life you envision for yourself?

If you know the career and life path you want to follow but aren't sure where you can find the time to make it happen, our guest, Jay Papasan, shares the story of his career and how he makes the time to sort through life's chaos to get it all done.

Need help prioritizing? Check out Jay Papasan's "Time Blocking" Mastery Webinar at http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/tbm

Career Q & A with Scott and Alyssa Barlow: Mindset, Changes of Strengths, Searching for a Dream Career

Jul 4, 2016 41:43

Description:

We’ve taken the top questions that have been asked by you, our audience, and are sharing our thoughts through our own experiences of career changes.

 

We answer your questions from questions of career change mindset, to changes of strengths and interests, and whether searching for the dream career is even worth it.

 

Wondering how to get started in finding the work that fits you? Enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

 

Working on Your Own Terms with Alex Finley

Jun 27, 2016 40:23

Description:

Are you ready for the next move to grow your career, but are unsure of how to get started?

Or maybe you’re wondering what it would be like to be your own boss.

If you’re ready to take your career path into your own hands, our featured guest, Alex Finley, is here to share some insight on how you can make the switch to start working on your own terms.

Listen to how sticking to her passion in international affairs has brought her to the next chapter in her career.

Need help with your career transition? Check out our one-stop intro course to figure out what fits you!

Click here for our free 8-day course!

Career Change Stories: From Accountant to Author with Jim Woods

Jun 20, 2016 49:50

Description:

Would you say that you’ve been taking the path of least resistance in your career?  No judgements.  We just want to let you know that you’re in good company.  In fact, this is exactly how our guest, Jim Woods described his career journey up until he found the work he really wanted to be doing.  Jim is a government accountant turned author, editor, and “champion for writers”.  He talks to us about what shook him off the path of least resistance and into taking control of his career and building the life he wanted in the “margins”.  For help finding the work you were meant to do, enroll in our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Creating the Career You Really Want with Dustin Hartzler

Jun 13, 2016 50:00

Description:

Have you outgrown your current job? Do you find yourself looking for a more challenging work environment? Is the question between finding your dream job and working for yourself coming up time and again? If the answer is yes, then this conversation might just be for you!

Dustin talks about the value of sacrifice and how stepping out of your comfort zone is key to creating a career that perfectly fits your lifestyle.

Wondering how to get started in finding the work that fits you? Enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!




Navigating the Dreamer's Career Path with Evangelia Leclaire

Jun 6, 2016 55:34

Description:

What’s your dream career?  Are you convinced there’s something more out there for you than what you’re doing currently?  You might be on the Dreamer’s career path.  Expert Career Coach on theMuse.com and founder of Ready Set Rock, delivering powerful career and business training, Evangelia Leclaire helps us understand that even dreamers’ careers go through phases.  She walks us through her own personal career journey and shows us that the phases are not sequential, and there is something to be learned in each one!  What phase are you in?  For help uncovering the work you were meant to do, visit figureitout.co!

Figuring Out What REALLY Fits with Eric Murphy

May 30, 2016 52:16

Description:

Are you looking to make the move to a career that fits you?  How about taking an inside look at how our process for finding work you’ll love REALLY works?  Eric Murphy is an HTYC’er who took the time to identify exactly what he wanted in his career and in his life and then put together a plan to get it all.  You’ll hear how he figured out what was most important to him in a role and in company culture and how he then targeted only those companies that met his criteria.  Find how being intentional about your job search can get you the results you really want!  For help finding the work that fits you, get our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

How to Build a Business that Fits You

May 23, 2016 01:42:55

Description:

There has never been a better time in history to get a business started.  If you've been thinking about it at all, we want to help you make it happen!

In this training, Scott walks you through what you need to know and consider before taking the plunge into becoming a business owner.  He goes into everything from first understanding your "why", handling time management, doing your target market research, and building your roadmap so that you end up with the business that's right for you.  Visit happentoyourcareer.com/sbm to apply for Side Biz MBA!

Your Career Path is NOT a Straight Line with Dave Stachowiak

May 16, 2016 51:24

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Dave Stachowiak is the founder of Coaching for Leaders and the host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast.  He’s the Executive Vice President of Talent Development with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system.  He’s a senior instructor with Dale Carnegie Training, and Board Certified Coach.  Dave talks to us about the importance of accepting your career journey as anything BUT a straight line!  The twists and turns are not only to be expected, but to be appreciated!  For help finding the work that moves you, enroll in our FREE 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Drastic Career Changes: From Financial Analyst to Park Ranger with Jody Mayberry

May 9, 2016 01:07:23

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Think being a park ranger is about as far from the business world as you can get?  Think again.  Jody Maberry says the time he spent as a park ranger gave him a solid education in public relations, public speaking, negotiation, and the customer experience.  He traded the cubicle for the great outdoors, got his MBA, and discovered that not only could business lesson be applied to the parks system but the parks had lessons to share with the business world too.


A master storyteller, he’s the host of the Park Leaders podcast, hosts the Creating Disney Magic podcast with former Disney exec Lee Cockerell, and has recently launched the Jody Maberry Show. For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Starting a Business and Unique Issues Women Face with Christy Wright

May 2, 2016 45:40

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Have you been wanting to start a business of your own?  Is overwhelm about all of the aspects of running a small business held you back?  Christy Wright works with entrepreneurs through coaching and through her speaking events as part of Dave Ramsey’s team.  She talks to us about the unique issues that women face in starting and maintaining businesses.  They think differently.  They run their businesses differently.  They define “success” differently.  More women than ever before are stepping into their gifts and bringing them to market.  Learn how you can too!  For help finding the work you were meant for, enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Taking Small Steps Can Equal Big Results

Apr 25, 2016 44:40

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What do you dream about?  What are your biggest goals?

Have you ever taken the time to get them out of your head and onto paper?  Why not?

Mark Sinclair is an HTYC listener who has been making some impressive progress in building a photography business on the side of his full-time job working in tech support.  With clarity and through consistent action, in just a few short months, he’s begun to see his dream of owning his own business emerge as a very real possibility!

For help making your dreams a reality, enroll in our FREE 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Know Your Strengths (revisited!) with Kirby Verceles

Apr 18, 2016 50:55

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Are you looking for a career that fits your unique skills, strengths, and background?  A career that seems like it was practically MADE for you?  HTYC'er Kirby Verceles talks to us about how doing the work, asking the hard questions, and getting intimately familiar with her strengths landed her the perfect opportunity!  For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Stuck In a Job You Hate Because of Debt?

Apr 11, 2016 55:15

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Are you stuck in a job you don’t like because of debt?  Do you wish you could stay home to raise your kids but can’t see a way to make it happen?  Scott and his wife Alyssa paid off over $130k in 3 ½ years and because of that, they’re both able to stay home with their 3 children!  Alyssa joins Scott on the mic to give us an inside look at what defeating debt and finding financial freedom was really like for the Barlows.  It all comes down to priorities.  For help discovering the work you were meant to do, enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

How to Accelerate Your Career with Bozi Dar

Apr 4, 2016 47:21

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Want to take your career to the next level?  It takes more than just working hard and hoping to get noticed.  Bozi Dar is the creator of the Career Acceleration Formula.  He is a healthcare executive who has personally achieved 6 promotions in 6 years with an equivalent of 15 salary increases in that time!  He shares his step-wise process for identifying, landing, and succeeding in the job and career path that fits you!  For more help finding the work you’ll love, enroll in our free video course at figureitout.co!

Redesign Your Job: Finding Flexibility in the Job You Have with Ben Fanning

Mar 28, 2016 58:38

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Are you ready to quit your job?  Well, before you do, you’re going to want to hear what today’s guest has to say.  Ben Fanning, author of the Quit Alternative, believes that sometimes your Dream Job is hiding right under your nose and it’s up to YOU to find it!  Sometimes, a job description (if you can find yours) is more flexible than you think and the opportunity to design the job to fit your unique skills and strengths is more available than you might believe!  For help finding the work that fits your unique strengths and skills, enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Own Your Career with Michael Merrill

Mar 21, 2016 55:14

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Everyone wants to “get ahead” at work.  But, what does that actually look like?  Does “getting ahead” in the corporate world mean working hard and impressing the right people?  Yes.  But, that’s only part of the story.  Michael Merrill, the founder of The Velocity Labs, a “laboratory for ambitious individuals seeking extraordinary results in their career and life”, shows us how learning to leverage the value you bring to your organization and establishing relationships with the right people can get you to where you want to go!  For tools and guidance to find the work that fits you, enroll in our 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Growing a Niche Business with Jessica Rhodes

Mar 14, 2016 45:27

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Jessica Rhodes is the host of Rhodes to Success and has built her expertise around leveraging the medium of podcasting to grow businesses.  “Niching down” worked like a charm for her as she transitioned her business from general virtual assistant services to specializing in services for podcasters. Jessica talks to us about breaking down her own mental barriers around income and the possibilities that have opened up in her life and her business as a result.  Want to start a business that works for you and your unique strengths?  Don’t miss this interview!  For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Choosing the Life You Want with Ashley Stahl

Mar 7, 2016 53:16

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Not where you want to be in your life?  Your career?  Have you embraced the fact that it’s all within your control and you have the power to change what’s not working?  Ashley Stahl is a career coach who helps 20-somethings and 30-somethings to find their purpose and land more job offers.  She also helps up and coming coaches to launch and succeed with their practices. What your life looks like is up to you!  For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our 8-day video course at figureitout.co!

Building Relationships with People Who Inspire You with Geoff Woods

Feb 29, 2016 41:01

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Geoff Woods is the host of the Mentee Podcast.  His approach to connecting and building mentor relationships has taken him from medical device sales to now, starting a company with the founder of Keller Williams, the largest real estate company in the world.  In episode 66, he gives us some very tactical advice on how to find and land your own “army of mentors”.  He’s back again, but this time to dive deeper into his approach to initiating and building meaningful relationships with the people who inspire you most.  It has never been easier to reach out to those you admire.  Geoff talks about the one simple thing that is key to building relationships and why most people don’t do it.  For help finding the work that’s right for you, register for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Building a Business That Stands Out with Jeffrey Shaw

Feb 22, 2016 50:14

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Being good isn’t enough anymore.  So, what can you do to stand out in your career or in your business?  Jeffrey Shaw has run a wildly successful photography business for over 30 years.  He’s a coach and he’s also the host of the Creative Warriors podcast.  He believes the key to standing out is knowing what makes you tick - it’s way more than just your “why”.  It’s why you get up in the morning.  It’s what excites you on the deepest level.  Tap into this and you’ll have your “Golden Ticket” to delivering service that is absolutely unbeatable.  For tools, tips, and guidance in finding YOUR “Golden Ticket”, register for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Success is a Process: Identifying a Need in a Market with Matt Miller

Feb 15, 2016 44:31

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Have you been dreaming about starting your own business?  What’s keeping you from starting?  Fear?  Lack of the right knowledge, tools, resources?  Matt Miller didn’t let any of those things stop him.  When his employer made changes that resulted in a tremendous reduction in his commissions, Matt took matters into his own hands.  He realized that he could not rely solely on his job for his family’s financial well-being.  From the ground up, Matt built a vending franchise that in the last 7 ½ years has grown to include 55 partners in 26 states, helping families just like his own to achieve their dreams of financial freedom and providing “no hassle” fundraising solutions for schools.  For help finding the work that fits you, register for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Love Your Work, Love Your Life with Anna Runyan from Classy Career Girl

Feb 8, 2016 55:27

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How would it feel to be working at something you are truly passionate about? How would it impact the rest of your life? Anna Runyan, founder of Classy Career Girl, named one of the 35 most influential career sites of 2014 by Forbes Magazine, takes us step-by-step through her transition from corporate consultant with a blogging hobby to running a full-time business doing what she loves, helping women to find and launch their dream careers or businesses! So, those of you who are curious about online business may want to grab a pen! For help finding work that fits you, register for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Location Independent: Design the Life You Want with Clark Vandeventer

Feb 1, 2016 01:03:04

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We’re told to go to school, get a great job with the best salary possible, and then to build our lives accordingly.  But, what if we could turn this approach around?  What if we designed our lives FIRST and then went out and earned to support the life we truly wanted?  Clark Vandeventer and his family have done just that.  They’ve identified what they want and have developed a diversified method for generating income that fits the lifestyle they’ve designed for themselves.  If you’ve ever been curious about becoming location-independent, this is the episode for you!  For help finding the work that fits what you want in your life, sign up for our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

How to Achieve Stability in Your Career with Tom Schwab

Jan 25, 2016 01:00:08

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Whenever we talk about careers and jobs, the subject of stability always comes up. No one wants to get into a job that they could be let go from a year down the line. The thing is, true stability comes from you – it is directly related to your ability to adapt, learn, and ultimately to serve the market. Tom Schwab spent the first part of his career in the military. He then moved into sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies. Now he’s working in the digital marketing space, helping entrepreneurs to get their messages out and grow their businesses! He shares how he built his company and gives some great pointers on how and where to look for your own business ideas! For help finding the work that fits you, visit figureitout.co!

Making a Living Doing What Comes Easily To You with David Ralph

Jan 18, 2016 01:22:29

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Think you can’t make a living from doing what comes easily to you? It turns out that what comes easiest could actually be the career “gold” you’ve been seeking. David Ralph spent a long time dismissing his greatest talents, working in a corporate job he didn’t like. It wasn’t until he discovered podcasting and took his place behind the mic, that he was able to take his ability for “firing the motivation rocket” to the masses! Want help getting to the work that fits you? Enroll in our 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Finding Work that Lights You Up with Kevin Tumlinson

Jan 11, 2016 01:02:02

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What is that thing you know in your heart you want to be doing above all other things? The thing that lights you up? The thing you can’t stop talking to other people about?  So, what is keeping you from focusing on that thing?

Kevin Tumlinson is a fiction writer. But many people know him as copywriter, internet marketer, and podcast host. He’s been writing and publishing his fiction since 2008, but it was only more recently that he made the decision to put his focus on fiction writing. The results have been impressive!

To find the work that YOU want to focus on, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

My Career Is Making Me Sick: an HTYC Story

Jan 4, 2016 01:07:35

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Jerrad’s work was literally making him sick. The long hours and constant demands of the job had begun to wear on him to the point where he was waking up in the night with stomach pains. He knew something needed to change. This wasn’t what he wanted for himself or his family. He and his wife took action. Together they began designing the life they wanted. We know that there are a lot of other folks like Jerrad out there, stuck in careers that are making you miserable, and we wanted to share his story as proof that you don’t have to settle. You have more control over your circumstances than you might think. And you can either let your “life happen to you…or you can happen to your life!”

For help finding the work that fits you, visit figureitout.co!

The Most Common Limiting Beliefs When Changing Careers

Dec 28, 2015 46:48

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“You can’t do what you want to be doing and get paid for it.” “I need to find my passion first.” “Stuff that comes easy can’t be valuable.” “I’ve seen other people have success with that, but it would never work for me.”

What mental barriers are you carrying around with you? You may be aware of some of them. Some of them might be buried a little deeper. We run through a handful of the most common limiting beliefs we’ve seen in our work. We break each one of them down and give you the tools to arm yourself against them when they show up on your journey to finding the work you’ll love! For access to our 9-episode “What Fits You” series, visit whatfitsyou.co!

What's Holding You Back From Changing Careers-Get UnStuck with These 5 Strategies

Dec 21, 2015 58:11

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Are you stuck? You know you want to move to either a new job or an entirely new career or maybe even to start your own business, but you can’t see a way to make it happen? You know what you want but you just can’t get there. What’s holding you back? We walk through 5 of the most common barriers that most people come up against when they’re trying to make a career change and we give you clear, actionable strategies for moving past each and every one of them. It’s time to push the obstacles out of the way and make the move to work you’ll love! Want help finding the work that fits YOUR unique strengths and skills? Enroll in our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Career Options for Working Abroad with Matt Williams

Dec 14, 2015 52:26

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If you’ve got a travel bug and would love to know how you can build a career around it, this is the episode for you! Even if you don’t have travel fever, you’ll still get a lot out of our interview with Matt Williams. At each juncture in his career, Matt followed the path that most excited him. Early on, he admits it was more like leaping first, sorting out the details later. But, as he’s grown older, he’s been able to continue making the career moves that excite him, but with careful planning first. Matt has co-founded Brain Gain, a “vehicle for undergraduates and graduates to find career relevant positions abroad in startups and social enterprises in emerging economies.” Matt shows us that if you want something badly enough, there’s ALWAYS a way to get there! For help finding the career that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Multi-talented, Multi-passionate, Multipotentialites with Emilie Wapnick

Dec 7, 2015 49:29

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Does the idea of having just “one true calling” seem a little too limited for you? Do you find yourself being drawn to a variety of different career options? You might be a multipotentialite! In her last year of law school, when she decided that she didn’t want to become a lawyer, Emilie Wapnick began studying entrepreneurship.  Frustrated by her own inability to settle on a single “calling”, she founded Puttylike.com as an online resource and community for multipotentialites like herself.  She believes that multipotentialites have the responsibility to innovate and may even hold the key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. She’s even delivered a TED talk on the subject! For help identifying your strengths, skills, and potential, and to learn how to turn it all into work you’ll love, visit http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

How to Live a Life Built Around You with Dan Norris

Nov 30, 2015 28:55

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How would more success or more money change your life? Would you buy a better car? A nicer house? Live by the beach? Dan Norris tells us that life hasn’t changed very much at all for him following the success of his company WP Curve, one of the world’s fastest growing WordPress support providers. And it’s by design. When you know what you want in your life it becomes possible to build your life around you! Dan’s written two books, The 7 Day Startup, which became a Top 10 Bestseller in 3 Amazon categories, and now Content Machine which is all about creating a 7-figure content strategy and scaling it through automation, delegation, and a content team. For help finding the work that fits you, sign up for our free 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Strategies for Being More Productive with Mike Vardy

Nov 23, 2015 57:21

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Wish you were more productive? Mike Vardy’s got some really helpful strategies for maximizing the 24 hours we all get each day. Mike is a thought leader in productivity. He’s an author, speaker, and founder and President of Productivityist.com, a company that helps people stop “doing productivity” and start “being productive” through online and offline channels.  Before founding Productivityist, he was the managing editor of Lifehack's productivity blog. Learn what you can do to clear your mind and maximize focus. Find out how you can reduce the number of brainpower-depleting decisions you make daily and free your mind up for what really matters. And see how harnessing the power of routines can help you best serve your goals…because “time is the only resource you don’t get back.” For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

The 100th Episode!

Nov 16, 2015 01:18:38

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We’re celebrating 100 episodes of Happen to Your Career, the show that brings you inspiration to make the move to a career or business you love and equips you with the tools and roadmaps to make it happen! First and foremost, we want to thank YOU for being here on this journey with us! You are WHY we do what we do! So, please grab a warm beverage, settle in and join us as we walk back through the evolution of the show and the business! Get an inside look at HTYC behind-the-scenes and hear firsthand what it takes to make a dream Happen! For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Working within Your Strengths and Zones of Genius with Micha Mikailian

Nov 9, 2015 46:25

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What would life be like if you were working from your unique strengths and talents most of the time? What could you accomplish?

Micha Mikailian has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15! From starting the first online Yellow Pages as a teen to his latest company Intently, he’s learned his unique areas of talent and skill and seen a high correlation between the successes of his businesses, his own fulfillment and career satisfaction, and the amount of time he’s able to spend in his “zones of genius.”

For help identifying YOUR zones of genius, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Investing in Yourself By Hiring a Coach with Wendy Nolin

Nov 2, 2015 57:54

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Do you want to level up your performance in some area of life? Have you ever hired a coach? Are you considering hiring one? If not, this interview may change your mind. Coaches are like the hand on the back of your bicycle seat when you’re just starting to learn how to ride, guiding you along while you pedal and build your skills and your confidence, until you’re ready to ride off on your own. Whether you want to improve in some area of your life, your business, or your career, or if you just want to pick up a new skill, coaching provides a powerful and effective way of getting to your desired outcome MUCH faster. Wendy Nolin is a firm believer in the power of investing in yourself. She is a self-described “professional ass-kicker” and “agent of change” who was able to get unstuck in her own career through working with a coach and now she coaches executives and business owners, helping them to achieve their highest potential. For help getting unstuck and finding the work you’ll love, you can get our free 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Turn Your Personal Quirks Into High Value Assets with Danielle Watson

Oct 26, 2015 51:14

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So, what happens when you finish up your education and step out into the world ready to start a career as an anthropologist, only to find…you actually don’t like digging in the dirt? Well, if you’re entrepreneur Danielle Watson, you take your background in cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology, and turn it into a one-of-a-kind coaching business! The Purse Process is Danielle’s unique approach to getting to the core of what her clients truly value and helping them to “turn their personal quirks into high-value professional assets.” Proof that what makes you stand out, what makes you different, even weird, may very well be what leads you to success! For tools and guidance to help you find the work you love, get our FREE 8-day “Figure it Out” course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Living Successfully and Finding Significance with Aaron Walker

Oct 19, 2015 41:58

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So, what does success look like for you? Will you know when you’ve reached it? What will you do afterwards?

Aaron Walker has attained tremendous success by all measures. He has built and sold some of the most successful businesses in the Nashville area. But he was looking for something more and when friends Dave Ramsey and Dan Miller coaxed him into speaking and coaching, he knew he’d found it. He’d found significance. Aaron shares his journey with us and shows us that attaining success is not the end goal and that happiness is a choice. For help finding the work that brings you meaning, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Expect Success and Attain More with Jesse Tevelow

Oct 12, 2015 49:43

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Failure happens. The common wisdom these days seems to be just to build it into the plan from the start. Make 50 sales calls, expecting 49 No’s to get to the 1 Yes. Right? Well, how different might things be if we just expected success instead? Jesse Tevelow is the author of The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions. He makes the case that expecting success from the get go, being prepared for failure (but not planning FOR it), can actually push us further, make us work harder, and attain way more than we’d ever imagined! For help finding the work you’re passionate about, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Learning to Play the Right Role for Every Situation with Michael Port

Oct 5, 2015 01:07:34

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Interviews, public speaking, sales pitches - these can be intimidating. Most people don’t really look forward to them. That’s a given. But, would it help if you had a proven strategy for summoning the confidence you know you need to get the results you want? Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Book Yourself Solid, Book Yourself Solid Illustrated, The Contrarian Effect, and The Think Big Manifesto and has been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe. His latest book, Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life, is all about learning to play the right role for every situation, motivating, informing, and persuading others, just by being yourself! If “All the world is a stage”, why not write your own part? For tools and exercises to help you find the work you were meant to do, enroll in our FREE 8-day “Figure it Out” course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Incremental Bravery: Taking Small Calculated Risks to Move Towards Your Goals with Grant Baldwin

Sep 28, 2015 52:41

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Grant Baldwin is the host of the How Did You Get into That? Podcast, featuring interviews with people from all walks of life doing the work they love! Getting to work you love doesn't usually come without some measure of bravery. Grant shares a concept called “incremental bravery” with us. Incremental bravery essentially boils down to taking small, calculated risks moving toward a much bigger goal or vision. Grant quit a stable job while his wife was 5 months pregnant with their first child - with no plan! After months of self discovery he decided to pursue a career as a speaker and step-by-step built his business. Wherever you want to go, you CAN get there from here! For help finding the work that YOU love, enroll in our free 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Using the Power of Visualization in Your Career with JV Crum III

Sep 21, 2015 52:09

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This man’s done it all. He’s a lawyer, a best-selling author, a keynote speaker, business coach, and serial entrepreneur! He’s the Founder and CEO of Conscious Millionaire Institute, “a global entrepreneur business coaching, training, and wealth-product business.” JV Crum III talks to us about what it takes to achieve the highest levels of success we can imagine. Hint: You first have to imagine it! You’ll learn where to begin in defining your own “True North” and learn about using the power of visualization to take you where your True North leads you! For help finding the work that fits you, visit http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout to enroll in our FREE 8-day course!

Embracing Failure as part of Growth with Travis Steffen

Sep 14, 2015 59:31

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Travis Steffen is a growth hacker, an entrepreneur, and an investor. He’s built and sold 6 tech companies in the last 5 years in several different industries including clothing, apps, fitness, and social media for private medical practices. He talks to us about his entrepreneurial journey, reconciling his inner “meathead” and “tech nerd” along the way, and emphasizes embracing failure as a necessary part of the process! For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

Tips for Starting a Coaching Business with with Honoree Corder

Sep 7, 2015 58:33

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Ever considered becoming a coach? If so, this is the episode for you! Grab a pen! If not, you’ll still get a ton of value out of this interview. Honorée Corder is a best-selling author of over a dozen books, the latest of which is Business Dating: Applying Relationship Rules in Business for Ultimate Success. She’s also a business coach, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. She shares the story of how she started her coaching business and gives us some valuable tips on building a mindset for success! For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout!

How to Keep a Hunger for Learning New Things with Steve Kurti

Aug 31, 2015 58:34

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“We are born with the desire to learn more and somehow if it disappears, it’s because something in our life has beat it down.” Steve Kurti is a physicist, inventor (or “tinkerer” as he refers to himself), and educator who believes that we need to instill a hunger for learning in our kids and find ways to reconnect with it as adults. Learning to learn is one of the most rewarding and valuable gifts we can have and it might just be the key to finding fulfillment. For help finding the work that fulfills YOU, sign up for our FREE 8-day course at http://happentoyourcareer.com/figureitout

Acquiring New Skills and Building Your Network with Greg Rollett

Aug 24, 2015 50:14

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Thinking about a career transition? A former touring musician, Greg Rollett has seemingly reinvented himself a few times. He’s a best-selling author and marketing expert who has worked with the likes of Brian Tracy, Coca-cola, Miller Lite, Warner Brothers, and countless entrepreneurs worldwide. He’s written for the Huffington Post, Fast Company, and Mashable. Now he’s started Ambitious.com, a platform to share and celebrate the stories of those who are making a difference in the world. Greg shows us how acquiring new skills and building a strong network, (all the ingredients needed for a successful career change) are within reach now, right in our current job situations. It’s all about seeking out and creating the right opportunities! Enroll in our free 8-day ‘Figure it Out’ course for tools and exercises to lead you to the work that fits YOU!

Book Publishing and Working Outside of Your Comfort Zone with Tom Morkes from Insurgent Publishing

Aug 17, 2015 56:48

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Growth happens outside of our comfort zone. No one knows that better than Tom Morkes, who at one time felt that hitting the “publish” button on a blog post he’d just written was a scarier prospect than heading out on night duty while he was stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Army! The CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a book publishing and marketing company known for bringing “unconventional nonfiction to the creative outliers of the world”, he’s helped launch 4 (and counting!) books to bestseller, working with folks like Jeff Goins, Jonathan Mead, and David Nihill. He’s authored numerous books himself, including Notes from Seth Godin’s Revolution Conference and The Art of Instigating and is the host of the In the Trenches podcast. Get outside your comfort zone and watch what happens! To find the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course!

Recovering from Burnout and Managing Stress

Aug 10, 2015 42:33

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Burnout is not a joke. Paula Davis-Laack is a self-described “recovering lawyer” whose own personal experiences with burnout landed her in the hospital 3 times. Now a burnout and resilience expert and founder and CEO of the Davis-Laack Stress and Resilience Institute she is dedicated to helping professionals manage stress and prevent burnout. She is an internationally-published author and has even worked with soldiers in the US Army as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program. For help finding the work that fits you, enroll in our free 8-day course at figureitout.co!

How to Improve Your Public Speaking with David Nihill

Aug 3, 2015 41:10

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Public speaking is one of the top fears, if not the number one fear most people face. In more severe cases it can cause people to avoid situations that might help them move their careers forward. David Nihill wants to help us all get over this fear and become better public speakers and storytellers. He was born in Dublin (and claims no one here in the U.S. understands his accent!). He earned a Masters in Business and began working with the Irish government to help startups. He’s been working with startups ever since, though now it’s through his FunnyBizz Conference series where he uses a comedic approach to help content creators leverage the power of storytelling, comedy, and improv! For help finding the career that fits you, visit figureitout.co and register for our free 8-day course!

Self-Discovery: Know Your Strengths with Kirby Verceles

Jul 27, 2015 53:41

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Have you ever worried about losing your job? Even if it was a job that was making you unhappy? Kirby Verceles went through some wild ups and downs when the small company she worked for was in the process of being acquired. The soul-searching that she immersed herself in at that time gave her the answers and direction she needed and she came out on the other side with a position so suited for her it almost seems as if it were created for her! Kirby shares her process of self discovery and reminds us that no matter how stressful things can get, if you keep your core strengths in sight, you will come out ahead! For help finding work that fits you, enroll in our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Understanding Your Worth, Stop Sabotaging Yourself with Crystal Batya Marsh

Jul 13, 2015 54:28

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Are you being paid what you’re worth? Raise your hand if you’re not. Join the club, right? Wrong. Chances are you don’t realize how you’ve been sabotaging yourself. Crystal Marsh says it’s all about mindset. She unofficially played the part of “life coach” to friends and family for most of her life. As a lawyer she once talked a divorce client out of getting a divorce! She says she may have “talked her way out of a client, but into [her] purpose” in that moment. Clearly, the coach in her was as strong as the logic-minded, rational attorney! Crystal talks to us about the power of understanding your worth and then making that visible. She walks us through her super-charged interviewing process and impressive salary negotiation techniques! For help finding the work that fits YOU, sign up for our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Speaking Up and Sharing Ideas at Work with Matt Kincaid

Jul 6, 2015 59:42

Description:

Why don’t we speak up more often at work? Or in our day-to-day lives when we have something to say? What holds us back? What can we do about it? Whose responsibility is it to make sure we feel safe sharing our ideas? Matt Kincaid is the co-author of the new book, Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures. He shows us exactly how to identify what is holding us back, how to move past it, and more importantly how we can create environments where ideas and opinions are respected and innovation thrives! For helping finding the work that fits your unique skills and abilities, grab our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Common Barriers Preventing you from Figuring Out What You Want

Jun 29, 2015 49:10

Description:

Ok. Let’s talk. Today we’re digging deep into what’s REALLY stopping you from finding what you want in your career. Have you taken jobs because they were available? Have you started a job thinking it would be something that it turned out not to be? Are you stuck trying to decide what to do next? Trouble is, most people think finding work that fits them starts with looking forward. We think it starts with looking backwards. Most people will work their entire careers without ever truly figuring out what makes them happy. We don’t want you to be most people. We’ll lay out the most common barriers to figuring out what you REALLY want and show you how to break through them! Grab our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Lessons Learned from a Serial Entrepreneur with Andrea Lake

Jun 22, 2015 59:46

Description:

Thinking about starting a business?  You don’t want to miss this interview then!  Andrea Lake is what you’d call a serious serial entrepreneur.  She’s founded over 14 businesses since the age of 18, some of which include StickerJunkie.com, YogaJunkie, and Delinquent Distribution (the company that owns sales rights to merchandise for some of the world’s biggest video games...think Minecraft and World of Warcraft!).  Now, she’s focusing on training and mentoring others to build their own successful businesses through MentorMojo, an online learning and mentorship platform and Lessons.biz, a 6-week training course on how to start a t-shirt business! She walks us through her journey to success and leaves us with some of the most valuable business advice you’ll ever receive this side of an MBA!  Need help finding the work that fits you?  Enroll in our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

The End of Jobs with Taylor Pearson

Jun 15, 2015 01:06:33

Description:

Work as we know it is changing, whether we like it or not.  Are you prepared? Taylor Pearson is a “systems-obsessed entrepreneur, marketer, and philosopher” with a passion for helping other entrepreneurs. He’s worked on the Tropical MBA podcast, done community management for the Dynamite Circle, a top mastermind forum for location-independent entrepreneurs, and managed marketing and sales for 7-figure ecommerce businesses.  He talks to us about the shifting landscape of the job market and gives valuable insights into how we can best prepare ourselves for success now and into the future.  His book The End of Jobs: How A Section of the Middle Class Getting Rich is coming out on June 30th! Are you looking to make a career change, but don’t know where to start? Enroll in our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Becoming Debt-Free and the Freedom It Gives You in Your Career

Jun 8, 2015 48:56

Description:

Think your finances don't have much of an impact on your career?  Well, we challenge you to rethink that.  When you're in debt your decisions often come down to what you NEED to do, rather than what you'd like to do.  Becoming debt-free gives you back your freedom in ways that you may not even fully be able to anticipate.  To help get you inspired to take action today, we've got Scott and Alyssa's Dave Ramsey Show official "debt-free scream" right here!  For tools and guidance on finding YOUR "why's", enroll in our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

How to Stand Out on LinkedIn with Al Smith

Jun 1, 2015 01:20:55

Description:

It's time to update your job search skills!  Learn how you can be a standout candidate on platforms like Linkedin and position yourself perfectly for your dream job!  Turn your search on its head and have the recruiters find YOU!  Al Smith spent 35 years working in sales, management, marketing, and training for Xerox, Kimberly-Clark, and Systema.  His new book with co-author Jeff Sheehan is called HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era and is available now!  Looking to make a career change?  Register for our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Finding the Time: Solutions to Help you Reclaim Your Hours When Feeling Overwhelmed

May 25, 2015 50:15

Description:

Feeling overwhelmed? Do you always feel like there’s just never enough time to get to everything you want or need to do? Is a lack of time holding you back? Well, we’re breaking down some of the most common myths around lack of time! We’ve also got some practical solutions that will help you reclaim some of your precious hours! The only question now is, what are YOU going to do with all of this newly found time? Want clarity on identifying what’s important to you? Visit figureitout.co for instant access to our FREE 8-day course!

Using Fear to Live a Life of Purpose with Greg Faxon

May 18, 2015 01:20:18

Description:

Before becoming a personal coach, Greg Faxon worked with Fortune 500 companies on refining their market research and strategy.  Now he helps “high-performing” and “high-potential” entrepreneurs to live deliberately and grow their businesses to make an impact.

Greg gives us some powerful insights about fear, specifically how it can be an indication that you are on the right path.  He believes that we can use our fear to push ourselves past where we currently are and toward living a life “on purpose.”  For help uncovering your purpose and making the move to work you’ll love, visit figureitout.co!

The Most Effective Approach to Making a Career Change: Figuring Out What Fits!

May 11, 2015 01:02:08

Description:

This is the Figure Out What Fits Workshop episode! Do you have a good or even great job but you can’t see yourself doing the same thing forever?  Or maybe you hate your job and can’t wait to get out of it, but you’re not sure what you want to do for your career or business?  Maybe you're not sure where to begin, have too many passions, or maybe you just want the most effective approach to making a career change?  If ANY of these applies to you, do NOT miss this episode!  Then visit figureitout.co to get our FREE 8-day “Figure it Out” course!

Being Authentic in Your Career with Greg Giagrande

May 4, 2015 44:32

Description:

Greg Giangrande has been called “one of the most highly-regarded executives in his field” by Adweek.  As Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer for Time Inc. he oversees HR globally for 8,000 employees. He’s held executive level HR positions at News Corporation, The Hearst Corporation and HR leadership positions at Conde Nast and Random House.  He writes a weekly advice column for the NY Post and makes appearances on Good Day NY.

He’s also called the shots in his career, accepting only positions aligned with what he calls his “True North”.  

For help finding the work that fits you, visit figureitout.co!

Being Proactive and Building Relationships with Olivia Gamber

Apr 27, 2015 01:00:27

Description:

Olivia Gamber has climbed up the corporate ladder quickly and at a super-young age, is now the Manager of Talent and Organizational Development at Taylor Morrison.  She tackled her post-graduation career uncertainty in a way that set her apart from the rest of the pack.  She launched her impressive career through the process of self-discovery and intentional action and now she’s helping her Gen Y peers to do the same through OccupationalOlivia.com.  For help clearing the uncertainty and finding the work that fits you, visit figureitout.co!  

Quitting and Discovering the Work You Were Meant To Do with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

Apr 20, 2015 39:09

Description:

Think quitters never get ahead?  Think again.  Quitting just might be one of your best tools in discovering the work you were meant to do!  Lynn Marie Morski is a “self-described hippie” who gushes about the Burning Man Festival and has quit just about every career she’s started.  She’s also a doctor/lawyer powerhouse with a multimedia background who has co-founded a medical tourism startup that is working to revolutionize our healthcare system.  Visit figureitout.co for help finding the work YOU were meant to do!

Fear of Failure in Career Transitions with Doc Kennedy

Apr 15, 2015 49:16

Description:

Fear of failure cripples.  It keeps you from taking action on the things you know can lead you to realizing your dreams and your potential.  Doc Kennedy let the fear paralyze him for a long time.  But, after a volunteer position gave him the skills and the confidence he needed and his dream of becoming a filmmaker started to look like a reality, he decided to go all in!  For help figuring out YOUR dream career, visit figureitout.co!

Finding Your Unique Talents and Living Your Purpose with Matt Shoup

Apr 6, 2015 41:22

Description:

Positive.  Passionate.  Powerful.  Purpose.  Identify your “flag” then go Plant it!  Everyone has their own unique gift, talent, and benefit that they bring to the world.  Wrap your mind, your heart, your soul, everything about you around that, then build on it!  Matt Shoup is back for the THIRD time on the show.  His latest book, Plant Your Flag:  The Warrior’s Battle Guide to Life, Love, and Leadership is due out in early July.  For tools and guidance in finding YOUR “flag”, visit figureitout.co!

Career Q & A Episode!

Mar 30, 2015 43:13

Description:

You asked.  We answer!  Scott tackles questions from HTYC’ers this week! Can’t choose between two career paths? Stuck in a job that’s just not working for you?  Don’t even know how to start figuring out the work you’ll love? For inspiration AND actionable steps on how to clear the hurdles and move towards work that fits you, you won’t want to miss this!  Want to get started right now?  Grab a pen and work through the Past Jobs Exercise with us and see how your past experiences leave clues for your future career!  For more free tools and exercises, visit figureitout.co!

How to Find a Mentor with Geoff Woods

Mar 23, 2015 58:29

Description:

Geoff Woods was in a job he loved and making good money, when a young colleague had a stroke.  Deeply affected by this, he recognized he needed to create additional income streams to secure his own family’s future.  He began to seek out mentorships with the people who had attained what he wanted for himself.  Host of the Mentee Podcast, Geoff shows us the step-by-step process for creating the relationships that we need to get us where we want to go!

Want help finding the work you’ll love?  Get our FREE 8-day course at figureitout.co!

Finding Your Calling with Jeff Goins, Author of The Art of Work

Mar 16, 2015 42:49

Description:

What does dating have to do with careers?  As it turns out, a LOT actually.  Jeff Goins, author of the new book The Art of Work, talks with us about power of commitment in finding, following , and succeeding in your “calling”, that thing you were born to do!  Give this interview a listen and stop the endless string of “bad dates”!

 

For help finding YOUR calling, grab our free course at happentoyourcareer.com/onestop!

Turning Your Passion into a Dream Job with Mark McClung

Mar 9, 2015 45:25

Description:

If you're at all interested in turning your passion into your dream job, you’ll definitely want to listen to this!  Mark McClung is a man with marketing and entrepreneurship in his veins.  In high school he was active with DECA, an international organization that develops emerging leaders in business.  From a young age, he had his sights set on attaining a high-level marketing position, and through persistence and leveraging skills gained from his “Passion Projects”, he turned his dream to reality!

Ready to turn YOUR passion into a career?  Get our FREE Work You Love: One Stop course!

Taking Risks in Your Life and Career with Lee Cockerell

Mar 2, 2015 36:55

Description:

Talk about making things happen!  As Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resorts, Lee Cockerell oversaw 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, and a lot more!  He created Disney Great Leader Strategies, which has now trained 7,000 leaders!  Now, he's turned his focus to speaking and writing on leadership.  His latest book is called Time-Management Magic. Get a dose of leadership wisdom on Lee's podcast, Creating Disney Magic: Lessons in Leadership, Management, and Customer Service!

 

Get our FREE 8-day course and uncover the work you’ll love! 

Explaining your Career Transitions with Chris Wilson

Feb 23, 2015 56:19

Description:

Self-described as “the hardest working quitter you’ll ever meet”, Chris Wilson dropped out of college to pursue professional cycling, worked summers at his family’s B&B on Cape Cod, earned his way into an online ad agency by impressing the CEO, moved into sales at Hubspot, then at Nanigans, and is now officially self-employed working on UnStuckable with friend and co-founder Stephen Warley. UnStuckable is the show that brings you “knowledge, habits, and skills to get unstuck in your career and in life”. 

To get our FREE Work You Love: One Stop Intro Course text "HTYC" to 38470!

How to Approach your Career with a Scientific Mind with Adarsh Pandit from The Reboot

Feb 16, 2015 48:59

Description:

Scientist-turned-management-consultant-turned-developer, Adarsh Pandit is definitely no stranger to career changes!  Right now he’s the Managing Director at thoughtbot, a company that designs and builds digital products. He specializes in Ruby on Rails, hosts the Reboot podcast, the show that spotlights people who’ve made BIG career transitions…OH! And he’s got a PhD in Biochemistry too! You’ll learn how to approach your career path with a scientific mind!

 

For help discovering the career that fits you TEXT "HTYC" to 38470 and get a link to our FREE 8-day course!

How to Start a Side Hustle

Feb 9, 2015 35:33

Description:

So you, our listeners, have spoken!  You want to learn more about starting a side business.  A lot of you are already in careers you’re planning to stay in, but want to build something on the side, either for additional income or for the challenge and satisfaction that comes with owning your own business!  We couldn’t be more excited to share our journey, what we now know, AND what we’ve learned along the way building Happen to Your Career!

The Key to Selling Yourself with Jenny Foss

Feb 2, 2015 36:42

Description:

 She’s a Career Consultant/Resume Writer/Entrepreneur/Social Media Strategist/Blogger, helping people advance their careers through defining and communicating their personal brands effectively for over 4 years now with JobJenny, all while running her firm, the Oregon-based Ladder Recruiting Group which specializes in the robotics/automation and manufacturing sectors.

 

She’s also a regular columnist on theMuse.com, knows a lot about robots, and makes a mean margarita!

 

 

 

 

Identify What You Really Want In Your Career- a Mini-Workshop!

Jan 27, 2015 01:05:52

Description:

Most people will never take the time to really identify what they want. 

Take a listen to this workshop so that you can!

How to Grow Your Network without Feeling Icky with Mark Sieverkropp

Jan 18, 2015 01:07:27

Description:



Mark is a man who needs no introduction on this show, not only is he one of the cofounders of Happen to Your Career, he is an amazing networker. This guy gets chocolate sauce and free samples of just about anything you can name shipped to his door of no cost to him (seriously, not joking, that’s how good at building relationships he is)

 

He left HTYC months ago to work on his own platform and help people work on building amazing relationships, but he’s back on the show to talk to us about not only what he has going on but to share some amazing networking tips!

 

In this episode you’ll learn

 

How to reach out to people in your current network if you are just beginning a business OR trying to get a new job (without the awkwardness)

Why you have a much larger network than you think you do (and who those people are)

How to network with purpose (instead of randomly)

 

links mentioned in the episode

 

Episode 6 of the HTYC podcast Matt McWilliams   

 

Networking with Purpose LIVE Mark’s massive networking event for those people that want to start businesses or network themselves to the jobs they really want

 

Click here to find out more about it! http://happentoyourcareer.com/NetworkingLive



How to Network it up with Mark

 

Sieverkropp.com Mark’s website and home base

 

@SKropp2 Mark on Twitter (this guy is a twitter machine!)



How to Choose the Right Niche Business For You with Stephanie O'Brien

Jan 12, 2015 42:48

Description:

Stephanie Obrien Moved by Purpose How to Choose a business

She kicked off her career as a Social Worker in Detroit.  After a few years, burned out, and with over $50,000 in student loan debt, she switched gears, turning inward to discover her strengths, talents, and passions through some serious self-reflection.  She made a commitment to herself, developed a plan of action, and created the career of her dreams, coaching others to achieve lives of abundance and fulfillment.  She’s been mentored by Dan Miller and is a certified coach in the Coaching Mastery Program with 48 days.  As a career and life coach and host of the Moved By Purpose Podcast she’s all about helping others find their purpose in life and applying that purpose daily in meaningful life work!  Also…crunchy cookie butter!

Want to Figure out your own business Click here for our free 8 day course

3 Reasons Why People Can't Figure Out What they Want to Do

Jan 5, 2015 42:41

Description:

WELCOME

Most people won't ever figure out what makes them happy and what they want in their career. 

I don't want you to be most people. 

Here are three all-to-common reasons why people don't figure out what they want... and some things you can do right now to make a change. 

In this episode you will learn: 

Why you should commit to something even if it's not perfect (... and why it's still committing even if it's temporary) Specific questions to ask yourself to understand what can make you happy in your career Ways to determine something you are truly excited about

Links and Resources in this episode

Episode 26 What are your strengths- Part 1

Episode 27 What are your strengths- Part 2

Episode 28 What You Want... It's NOT what you think!

Episode 29 Do you know what YOU want in life? 

Episode 31 Matching Opportunities with Wants

Episode 32  Make a Decision Already!

Also our FREE 8 day course that helps you figure out what you want and sets you up to make a decision! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

How to Rethink Your Career and Revolutionize Your Life with Dr. CK Bray

Dec 29, 2014 35:53

Description:

He spent 15 years in the corporate world honing his expertise around organization development, leadership, and the employee development experience.  With CK Bray Consulting and Development, he now specializes in career coaching, planning, and transitions for employees as well as employee motivation, development, and retention for his corporate clients.  He is also the host of the Career Revolution with Dr. CK Bray, “A Place to Fix, Change, or Create Your Best Career”.

He’s a father of six, he’s working on inventing a brand new chocolate delicacy, and at some point in the future we just might see him on TV hosting a game show or delivering the evening newscast!

In this episode with Dr. CK Bray you will learn Why the polar opposite of what you are doing now is unlikely to be your dream job (learn from Dave the Dentist) What Chris recommends for those wanting to start a career transition If you are ever thinking of starting your own business, what you should think about first Links and Resources Mentioned in this episode

Chris's website: http://www.drckbray.com

HTYC 8 day intro course that helps you figure out what you want in your career http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop

 

How you can connect with Chris

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drckbray

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DrCKBray

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Drckbray/

Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/drckbray

How to Approach a Company through LInkedIn with Scott McDonald

Dec 22, 2014 01:19:21

Description:

Scott McDonald was in a job where he worked too many hours and he just didn't enjoy after a corporate restructure. Listen to how he quit his job, went on to find a hidden job that he really wanted!

Do you want to figure out what you really should be doing for your career? 

visit http:happentoyourcareer.com/onestop for our FREE 8 day course that helps you figure it out step by step!

Go Happen to Your Career!

How to build your dream business on the side with Nick Loper

Dec 15, 2014 35:41

Description:

Nick Loper is what I would call an Experimentalist, He's had a couple businesses, really enjoys the hustle and is working slowly on dominating a website called Fiverr.com. With his Steven Leavitt sounding voice (you have to love Freakonomics to get this one) he is rapidly putting out amazing info into the world that helps you make your side hustle very very profitable (and fun!)

Listen to this episode to discover:

How you can try low risk entrepreneurship to make sure it's right for you How to make money on Fiverr.com What every person who is considering starting a business on the side needs to consider.

Want to decide what type of career or business is right for you? View the video at http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop to learn about our FREE 8 day course that helps you figure out what you want! 

Learn more about it HERE

You can connect with Nick Loper at SidehustleNation.com

Does a Higher Paying Job Mean More Happiness? With Andy Hayes @plumdeluxe

Dec 11, 2014 45:11

Description:

Owner of a business called plumdeluxe.com, liver of the good life, Tweeter of ridiculously delicious looking meals. Fan of both craft beer and vinegar (not necessarily together). He also appears to have an infatuation with tea that I want to dig into. Most importantly, He has built an amazing career over the last 15 years. Heiling from Portland Oregon we welcome Andy Hayes to Happen to Your Career!

 

Andy tells his story of making a jump to a lower paying job, not once but 3 times! Every time dropping in pay but upping his happiness. He eventually started his own business taking his skills from his past career and applying them to what he was really interested. 

 

In this episode you will learn: 

 

Whether or Not You have to make less money to enjoy your job How you can avoid wandering from job to job How to lay it all out, when you are faced with a difficult career decision

Plus Andy tells us about his love of tea and Scott asks him for some recommendations!

Links Andy Talks about

Plumdeluxe.com Andy's business that helps you make moments matter

Twitter Reach out and thank andy for being on the show!

 

Are you struggling figuring out what you want in your career? Learn about our FREE 8 day course that helps you avoid spending the rest of your life going from job to job unhappy. Instead, get unstuck by figuring out what you want and making a decision now. CLICK HERE

 

Career Q&A: Multiple Interviews, Jumping Into a Dream Job, Technical Skills

Dec 7, 2014 42:33

Description:

If you don't know Lisa Cummings, you need to! She is the multi-talented canned vegetable eating, question answering host of the Career Q&A Podcast. 

Her background ranges from HR, to talent Management to Training, and much more so that when you ask her a question like... What should I do when I am in waiting mode after interviewing for an internal position... and their not getting back to me? 

She delivers that answer and more in this episode/Mashup of the HTYC Meets Career Q&A Podcast! 

Learn more about Lisa at PinchYourselfCareers.com or the Career Q&A Podcast on iTunes

Also learn on this episode: 

When you have to have 5 or 10 (or even 15) interviews for a particular company, is this good or bad...should you be concerned about the company OR Thrilled that they are taking their time? If you already have an idea of what your dream job may be should you jump in and go for it (even if you don't have experience) OR Should you get more clarity on it before moving forward?  Why is there so many people out there that believe that technical skills are the key to getting where you want to go? 

Are you looking for clarity on your career and what you want? Take our FREE 8 Day course that helps you do exactly that AND come out of it with a decision on what your next career step should be!

Enroll at http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop

The Story Behind Happen to Your Career Jody Maberry

Nov 17, 2014 55:37

Description:

Ever wanted to know the story behind Happen to Your Career and how it was founded?

Jody Maberry from the Park Leaders Show and Maberica LLC is co hosting on the show to help provide the behind the scenes story of Happen to Your Career. Jody is a story telling expert and fan and there is no better person to help HTYC with making sure that our site and brand are dripping with not just our story, but as Jody points out in the episode, helping our Customers understand how they fit in to the fabric of the HTYC story. 

He tells a couple good ones himself (just to show off a bit ;)) and you can hear it all right here or on iTunes or Stitcher 

DO YOU WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING FOR A CAREER?

Visit http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop and sign up for our free course that helps you figure out what you want for your career!

How to Get Started and Act Now in Changing Your Career

Nov 10, 2014 55:39

Description:

One of the most difficult things to do for a career change is to get started. Once you begin and start taking action over and over again, you will be surprised at the results you get

In this episode you will learn

 

How you can get started

why you need to act now

the psycology of being in motion

and how we applied the Toby Keith principle to our podcast at first (I know... you will have to listen to find out)

Find out more at http://happentoyourcareer.com

 

****Do you work in a job that you don't want to be in forever? Do you want to do work that is un-apologetically you? 

We have put together a course that helps you figure out what work you love is for YOU

Visit http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop and tell us where to send the first lesson

How to Find More Time and Make Decisions to Support Your Career Goals

Nov 3, 2014 01:02:36

Description:

 

Making a career change can feel like a full time job in itself.

This is part of the reason many people just don't ever do it. They know they are not happy with what their doing but changing careers is hard and they don't want to give up on even one night of the voice.

So it never happens for them.

In this episode of the Happen to Your Career Podcast we share with you several ways that you can find the time to be able to make your career change happen!

In this episode you will learn:

Why prioritizing gives you more time How you can find your why (and why it's important) How to track where you are spending your time (using apps that do it for you automatically)

Links and Resources mentioned in this episode

Free Intro Course that helps you "Figure out what you want to do" for your career

RescueTime - The google chrome plugin that tracks where you spend your time on the internet

Daily Decisions - Marks Talk and YouTube video that dives into how to find more time and make decisions that support your goals

Stop dreading work

How Signature Strengths Impact Your Career

Oct 20, 2014 49:43

Description:

Are you wanting to make the move to work that you love and stop doing work that doesn't fit you... guess what? It's not your boss that makes this hard (ok well sometimes) but more than that it's whether or not you understand the things that you enjoy so much that it feels like play. 

Scott and Mark discuss signature strengths and how they impact your career. 

Find all the links and shownotes at http://happentoyourcareer.com/46

Networking Tips That Don't Take a Ton of Time (without going to boring events)

Oct 13, 2014 29:24

Description:

Taking time for networking and building relationships sucks!... well it does if you are not good at it.

What if you could not only get good at it, but do it in less than 20 minutes each day WITHOUT having to go to networking events.

That's what today's podcast episode is all about! Mark discusses with us some very tactical (and actionable) ways you can become a better at networking!

We’re all busy. and one of the biggest challenges we all have with networking is time...so here’s a few ways to grow your network in 20 min a day (address very briefly…)

In this episode you will learn

LinkedIn Recommendations Birthday calls/life events Be a noticer Quarterly Reach Out Emails

Focus on Relationships to Improve Your Career

Oct 9, 2014 39:43

Description:

Our entire lives are defined by our relationships - father/mother, husband/wife, brother/sister, friend, employer/employee, author, speaker, etc.

You have things you want to accomplish and achieve.

If you don’t have everything you want in your life...it’s because you have not yet found and developed the relationships that will allow you to accomplish those things.

In this episode learn why focus on relationships is not just important but EVERYTHING for your career!

 

How to Know When It's Time to Leave Your Job

Oct 6, 2014 40:42

Description:

 

Have you ever wondered what the right time is to pursue different work?

Sometimes it's painfully clear! (we work with people every day that have some serious disdain for their jobs)

But what if it's not as obvious? What if you actually like your job and just aren't sure if you should be pursuing something more meaningful... or what if you have multiple opportunities but aren't sure how to measure which one would be better for you.?

This is exactly the question that we just faced just recently when setting out the goals for the rest of this year and into next year!

How do you know when it's time to move on to something else?

This is hard, even for us (and it's kind of what we do here at Happen to Your Career.)

In this episode You learn

When it's past time for you to leave your job or your business How to know what the warning signs are What to actually do about it!

The Pareto Principle and Why it Matters in Your Career

Oct 1, 2014 35:17

Description:

Do you wonder why you can't get what you want in your career? I'll bet it's because you are not focusing on the 20% of stuff that ACTUALLY MATTERS. 

Wondering what I'm talking about? Today's episode talk's about Pareto and what he observed in nature that is critical to your career (and your whole life) 

Check out http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop to find out how to choose work you truly want to be doing!

HTYC 041 The BIG News Episode

Jun 2, 2014 28:24

Description:

Find out what is going on at HTYC as Mark and Scott make a couple large and 1 wierd announcement!

You are going to be surprised 

http://happentoyourcareer.com

How to Reduce Stress and Discover Your Joy at Work with Jo Casey

May 26, 2014 42:27

Description:

We are out and about enjoying this memorial day weekend with our families! In the mean time enjoy this episode with one of our favorite friends, Jo Casey 

We'll be back next week for a VERY LARGE announcement that you won't want to miss!

This show brought to you by:

http://happentoyourcareer.com

http://workyoulove.co/one-stop 

How To Quit Working with Jeff Steinmann

May 19, 2014 48:48

Description:

Jeff Steinmann discusses how to quit working!

How to Get Support in Your Career Journey

May 12, 2014 36:35

Description:

Support is the name of the game. But what are the right kinds of support and who from? 

Mark and Scott discuss how to get the right types of support for your career journey and some of the vision from when HTYC was started. 

Also a ridiculously special announcement! You heard it here first!

How to Get Past Your Fears with Richie Norton, Author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

May 5, 2014 31:31

Description:

Want to overcome your fear of just about anything? Richie talks in detail about how and why this is so important!

You are in for a ride this episode, Richie was one of our favorite (and most downloaded) interviews. 

Also if you haven't already signed up for the Work You Love: One Stop Intro Course do it now! http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop 

Only those that recieve our newsletter or have enrolled in this course will find out about our latest project to help YOU:

STOP DOING “JOBS” THAT MAKE YOU MISERABLE OR LEAVE YOU UNFULFILLED start making your way out of your current job right NOW? do work that you love that fulfills you? 

But not if you are not a member of the HTYC community! Sign up now

 

http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop 

HTYC 041 The BIG News Episode

May 5, 2014

Description:

Find out what is going on at HTYC as Mark and Scott make a couple large and 1 wierd announcement!

You are going to be surprised 

http://happentoyourcareer.com

How to Plan for a Career Transition from a Financial Perspective

Apr 28, 2014 45:19

Description:

Want to know how to make a transition. Finances are often what is stopping most people. 

They have to make a certain amount of money to live, pay bills and make payments. Find out how to do it differently in this episode of Happen to Your Career with Mark Sieverkropp and Scott Anthony Barlow

 

http://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2/

Why Taking Care of Your Finances is Good for Your Career

Apr 21, 2014 25:07

Description:

It's a career and finances mashup. Matt Shoup, Joel Fortner and Deacon Hayes all share their stories of why taking care of your finances is good for your career. 

Plus something a little... ok a lot different with our format on this episode. We would love to hear what you think. Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com and let us know whether or not you like it!

www.happentoyourcareer.com

How Scott became Debt-Free from using Dave Ramsey's Techniques

Apr 14, 2014 45:44

Description:

Dave Ramsey on HTYC? ok it's a little different than that!... Scott's on Dave's show. 

Want to know why getting your finances on a plan and eliminating debt can help you have your dream career? 

It's different than you might think...

Scott and Mark discuss the impacts to your career AND THEN...

Dave Ramsey makes fun of Scott for thinking he is an expert in finances! Scott tells Dave how he got to be debt free!

The Impact of Debt on Your Career Choices with Deacon Hayes from WellKeptWallet

Apr 7, 2014 30:18

Description:

Do finances come first or does your career? Deacon Hayes of wellkeptwallet.com helps provide the answer to this question. 

When I first met Deacon, it was apparent that he has it together, I mean the guy paid off $52,000 worth of debt in just 18 months! He and his wife made the decision and committed to making it happen!

After he saw the power of being intentional with his finances he realized that many people that were having financial troubles were also in careers that they didn't enjoy (wierd I know!) so he set out to create his own podcast to help understand and move to work they love (does this sound familiar?)

In this episode Deacon helps us understand the impacts of debt on your career AND what to do about it. 

Find Deacon at http://wellkeptwallet.com 

Oh by the way!

Want some help figuring out how to do work you love? What about help figuring out what you should pursue for your career and making a decision?

Take our FREE two week course by mail that helps you make that decision!

Find it at http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop

Don't Get Stuck: How to Decide What to Do

Mar 31, 2014 40:48

Description:

Are you stuck trying to figure out how to decide what to do? This episode takes you through making that decision. It also ends our month long series on helping people like you answer that very same question. Don't get stuck! 

 

Instead Happen to Your Career! 

How to Match Your Interests Areas with a Career You Love

Mar 24, 2014 38:45

Description:

When you know what you want out of a career but don't know how to apply to the current market for jobs or businesses... we don't need to tell you that you have a problem. In this episode Mark and Scott discuss ways to solve that problem.

 

Retiring Early with Austin Netzley from YoProWealth

Mar 17, 2014 37:09

Description:

Want to retire before you're 30? Austin Netzley has worked hard to have a different outlook on life. His version of retirement is having the freedom to do what you love when you want to do it. 

 

As the host of the YoPro Wealth Podcast he interviews others that deliver indispensable advice for becoming truly wealthy no matter how you define wealth. Check out his site at http://yoprowealth.com

How to Intentionally Mesh Your Career with Your Life

Mar 10, 2014 54:49

Description:

Wow, this is a long one! But well worth the listen as Mark and Scott get deep into intentionally deciding to mesh your career with your life! They discuss the five areas they use at HTYC to coach others to get from where they are to where they want to be!

Check out all the episodes at http://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2/

Techniques to Better Understand What You want in Your Career

Mar 3, 2014 43:12

Description:

This week Scott and Mark talk about determining what you want in your career.  They discuss several techniques you can use on your own to understand better what you want in your career — be warned, it’s not always what you think it should be!

What You Want

Often when people think of what they want, they think of it in terms of what they don’t want. In order to truly know what you want, you need to list what you don’t want, then use that as a starting point for what you do want. Follow this 3-Step Process to discover what you truly want:

Exercises and Resources to Help You Understand What Your Strengths Are

Feb 26, 2014 38:06

Description:

How do you figure out what you want to do? This question gets asked all time. In this episode, Mark and Scott talk about the first step of how to answer that question for yourself, which is: Understanding what your strengths are. 

 

Some exercises and resources are covered in this episode. 

 

If you haven't already go back and listen to part 1 in episode 26

What are Your Signature Strengths? How to Find Out

Feb 24, 2014 39:14

Description:

How do you Figure out what you should do. Mark and Scott tackle this question one step at a time with an episode on Strengths. 

 

What are true strengths and signature strengths and how do you figure them out for yourself. 

 

Find out here in this episode of Happen to Your Career

Employee Engagement and Enjoying Your work with Bert Purdy

Feb 17, 2014 33:26

Description:

Bert Purdy talks to us about why he loves his work and how you can too. 

 

Bert works in the financial sector as a CPA and also runs a blog called the intentionalemployee.com

Becoming an Entrepreneur with Matt Shoup

Feb 10, 2014 40:20

Description:

Matt Shoup was born an entrepreneur. At the energetic and determined age of 9, Matt started his own neighborhood lawn mowing and snow shoveling business. From there he peddled candy out of his middle school locker, only to have that business shut down by the school.  Matt founded M & E Painting with the last $100 he had to spare. In a few short years, Matt grew M & E Painting to a multi-million dollar company. Matt is a keynote speaker and coach and has spoken to thousands of international youth and entrepreneurial groups in English and Spanish. “Become An Award Winning Company”, Matt’s first book, was published in 2011 and Matt has plans to release a second book in 2014. Matt finds great joy in spending time with his wife and two children.

Overcome the Mental Roadblocks to Chasing Your Dreams

Feb 3, 2014 48:52

Description:

mark sieverkropp discusses how to chased down your dreams and tackle them through projects. He steps out the ways to go about it and takes people through the book that just released on Amazon.com Feb 3. for more go to http://happentoyourcareer.com/projectsuccess/  Have you ever uttered any of these phrases? What if we told you that they were all lies??

“I’m not where I thought I’d be at this point in my life.  I thought I’d be farther along.  I thought I’d have a better job, a nicer house.  I’d be respected in my field…and now I’m not working in the field I thought I would be!”

“I’m just too busy to chase my dreams…there’s no way that I could ever start doing what I really want to do, I have too many responsibilities, too many bills.”

“Even if I knew where to start, I couldn’t possibly chase after my dreams–it wouldn’t be responsible!  My spouse and children are counting on me!  It’s just not possible to do what I love to do–no one ever really gets to do what they love doing.”

“My life’s pretty good.  I should just be grateful for all that I have!  At least I have a job! It’s selfish and foolish to think that I could ever actually achieve those dreams I had when I was younger…”

      Project: Success helps you reconnect with your dreams. Reconnect with your passions and dreams and learn the questions to ask yourself to narrow down what you really want to be doing. Learn to recognize, confront and overcome the mental roadblocks that we all face when chasing our dreams and goals. Take control of your personal development and leverage your experiences to get promotions, secure a new job and transition into work the work you were born to do.

Using Projects and Career Experiments to Change Careers

Jan 27, 2014 39:58

Description:

How do you pursue what you really want to do without dropping everything and irresponsibly chasing after your dreams? Mark and Scott discuss the use of projects to make career transitions and go after what you really want. 

 

Lots of cake AND eating it too in this episode about Project: Success. 

http://happentoyourcareer.com/projectsuccess/

Advancing Your Career with Farnoosh Brock from Prolificliving

Jan 23, 2014 00

Description:

Author, Speaker, Radical Career Coach, Green Juice Expert, World Traveler Farnoosh Brock is back on the show with Mark and Scott. Her first visit was episode 2 but this time she is back to talk about advancing your career through an employer mindset 

What you learn in this episode

What is an employer mindset? Why is having an employer mindset important? Why is it important for me for my company to recognize that I have an employer mindset? What percentage of people actually have the employer mindset? If I don't know what my leaders are saying about me, how do I find out? What are some things I can do to impact what they are saying? As you implement this mindset and begin to advance in your career, how do you maintain relationships with coworkers you pass up? What if I don't see the value in this idea?

 

http://happentoyourcareer.com/farnooshbrockbonus

Reducing Stress and Enjoying Your Work with Jo Casey

Jan 20, 2014 42:12

Description:

Jo Casey's motto is ‘Work Happy’. As a coach, trainer, blogger and podcaster, she help people beat stress by building their resilience – so they can LOVE their work.  Jo shows folks practical ways to increase their resilience, reconnect with their purpose and rediscover the joy in their working life.  Jo is the host of The Work Happy Podcast.  In this interview, Jo and Scott talk about how to find happiness in their work.

[Tweet ""You're not always going to feel great -- and that's ok!" @JoCaseyB"]

Dread your Mondays? How to Make them Great

Jan 13, 2014 35:58

Description:

Tom Dixon is a Career Coach at MondayisGood.com.  Tom leads a Demand Planning Team for a Fortune 500 Team as well as writing his career blog and voluteering as part of a Career Resource Network.  Tom's Career and Job Search experience and techniques are all developed from "in the trenches" experiences.  They are tried and true through Tom's own experiences.

Making Decisions and Following Through with Them with Katie McCarthy

Jan 6, 2014 49:10

Description:

Katie McCarthy is the founder and host of the Give Good Podcast.  She is a personal growth and development enthusiast, a voracious consumer of information, a world traveler, a student of life, a coach,  listener and above all else a Good Giver!

 In this interview, Scott and Katie discuss the power of making a decision and following through on those decisions.

[Tweet ""We are the sum of the conversation that we are in." @momentsofmoxie"]

 

Books & Resources Katie McCarthy Mentions in the Interview

Brendan Burchard

Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast with John Lee Dumas 

 

"Until one has committed, there is hesitancy.  The chance to draw back.  Always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative, and creation there is one elementary truth.  The ignorance of which kills countless ideas, and splendid plans.  That the moment that one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manor of unforseen incidents and meetings and material substances, which no one could have drempt would have come your way.  Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

-Johann Van Goethe

Recognizing The Value You Provide with Emily Chase Smith

Jan 1, 2014 33:01

Description:

Emily Chase Smith comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. She's had many business ventures, some more successful than others. She graduated law school at 21.  She lived overseas for 5 years in Prague, Czech Republic with her family and now focuses her law practice on bankruptcy.

Emily now works with entrepreneurs and business owners to help them manage their money more effectively.  The guiding principle of her life is freedom.  In this interview, Emily explains to Scott how understanding her value and helping others recognize the value you provide can lead to more freedom than you think is possible!

Understanding Your Skills and Passions with Tania DeSa

Dec 23, 2013 40:20

Description:

In this episode, Tania talks with Scott about how to connect with others, how to understand your skills and passions and her experiences leading up to helping newbies in careers or countries!

How to Increase Your Income (Without Moving to Another Job)

Dec 16, 2013 38:32

Description:

Most people feel like they have little, or no, control over what their income is.  This is simply not true!

Join Mark and he talks to Scott about the process of getting a raise and shares techniques he has used himself, and has coached other people to use to substantially increase their incomes.

The myth is that your boss decides your income, and short of moving to another job, you have very little control over what you earn.

Scott says this is flat-out not true! Instead learn here a few of the ways you can negotiate a raise for yourself. 

 

Discovering Your Passion and Being Authentic with Paul Colaianni

Dec 9, 2013 54:33

Description:

Paul Colaianni is the host of the The Overwhelmed Brain Podcast and blog where he helps people live a peaceful and stressfree life. Paul's career journey has included several different companies, industries and jobs in search for what he is passionate about.  Paul is a self described "late-bloomer" in his career.  It wasn't until his 40's that he discovered his passion.

In this interview Scott and Paul talk about finding your passion and how you can do so.

Key Take-aways

Part of finding your passion includes learning what you are not passionate about.

Determine what you want out of life.

Take control of what you want in life (don't wait for others)

Discover Your Strengths

Why do you want to do what you want to do?

What do others tell you you're good at?

What did you enjoy doing as a kid

[Tweet ""As a kid we're creating the foundation of what we'll enjoy doing for the rest of our lives." @paulcolabrain"]

What Inspires Paul Colaianni?

Changing people's lives.  Feeling like he's made a difference.

When everything feels right--and then getting validation.

"Be yourself, be honest, be who you are, no matter what the cost."

Who Inspires Paul Colaianni?

Former Manager at former job - Organized, stood up to people.  Learned to be assertive

His wife

 

"If I'm not following what I'm really passionate about, then I'm compromising myself everyday when I go to work."

 

Connect with Paul

@paulcolabrain

The Overwhelmed Brain Podcast

 

Question: What are you passionate about?

How to Add Value Instead of Networking

Dec 2, 2013 49:17

Description:

In this episode of HTYC Mark and Scott discuss how NOT to network. Instead focusing on how to add value to relationships. It also seems like half the episode gets devoted to Mike Kawula of www.selfemployedking.com , who if you haven't met him you are missing out as he is by far the best connector out there!

The Difference Between an Average Career and a Great One

Nov 25, 2013 32:48

Description:

In this episode of HTYC Mark and Scott are back on the mikes discussing a topic that can impact nearly everyone! Many people will make choices in their career based on what they don't want and NOT what they actually do want. This simple act of running from something can be often be the difference in an "average" career and one that matters to you!

Join Mark and Scott as they discuss how people end up here but also more importantly, what to actually do about it!

How to Move Past Fear That's Holding You Back

Nov 18, 2013 40:49

Description:

What stops people from making moves in their career? It's not always what you think it would be. Scott and Mark discuss what you can do to take steps to move past the fears people face in their work, businesses, and careers. Get started NOW! Scott and Mark discuss overcoming Fears

Richie Norton from The Power of Starting Something Stupid Gives Our Listeners Career Advice

Nov 11, 2013 31:22

Description:

Richie Norton is the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid as well as the #1 Amazon download Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It. He is an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, a social entrepreneur, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle.

Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and other national publications both in print and online. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.

Neither Scott or Mark had talked to Richie prior to this interview, but Richie is a huge part of the reason that HTYC exists today!  Listen toMark interview Richie to hear that story and tons of amazing tips and suggestions for your career!

Don't Stay Isolated: How to Ask for Help in Your Career Search

Nov 4, 2013 34:20

Description:

Joel Fortner's mission is advancing people through personal-growth education. That's why he joined Business and Leadership expert Chris LoCurto's team and why he is a Small Business Marketing Coach.

Joel coaches entrepreneurs and business leaders on marketing and sales to help them grow their businesses, gain confidence and serve more people. Joel says,  "I don't implement marketing strategies, I teach you how to be a better marketer because teaching is my strength."

 In this interview, Scott and Joel talk about defining your mission, reflecting on your strengths and passion, and not isolating yourself.

 

John Lee Dumas : Transform your career in 1 year by taking action

Oct 28, 2013 01:05:43

Description:

John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast, a top-ranked business podcast with over 500,000 unique downloads each and every month.  John is a U.S. Army Veteran, has worked in corporate finance, tech startups, commercial and residential real estate, and a semester of law school before having his "Aha" moment and starting what was the first 7-day a week podcast.

In this interview, Scott and John talk about embracing fear, taking action, and finding what you are passionate about.  This episode will definitely light a fire under your career journey!

Dan Miller: Trying Different Things to Get to Work You Love

Oct 21, 2013 32:55

Description:

Dan is the author of the New York Times best-selling 48 Days To The Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. He has been a guest on CBS’ ‘The Early Show,’ MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Mathews, and the Dave Ramsey Show. Dan has spoken at the White House Christian Fellowship, and is in high demand at national conferences speaking on aging and changes in the workplace as well as at universities and churches.

Over 130,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter, his 48 Days Podcast consistently ranks in the top 3 under Careers on iTunes, and the 48Days.net business community is viewed as an example around the world for those seeking to find – or create – work they love.

 In this interview, Scott and Dan talk about the importance of trying different things to get to work that you love.

Please share this episode with your social circles and leave us a review on iTunes!!

Chris LoCurto: Work for the Experience to Find Work You Love

Oct 16, 2013 34:34

Description:

“Formerly one of Dave Ramsey’s key leaders over 12 years, Chris served as the Vice President of Live Events. He oversaw The Total Money Makeover LIVE!, a concert-like show on personal finances, helped it grow in attendance from 1,600 to 11,000 per event. His team of event coordinators, marketers, and sales staff more than tripled during that time.

Together, Chris and Dave developed and built EntreLeadership from their shared experiences. Through their close relationship and Dave’s personal council, Chris has not only become an expert in teaching the EntreLeadership principles, but has lived and implemented them daily.

Chris has now taken over 12 years of experience and is working with businesses one-on-one to help them grow in all areas.

A native of Lake Tahoe, California, Chris has been married to his wife Debbie for 13 years. His personal passion is continuous improvement – personally and professionally – in any endeavor. He is a Formula Race Car driver and skier. Chris and Debbie now make their home in the rolling hills of Nashville, Tennessee.”

This interview is done by HTYC's Director of Happen-ings, Mark Sieverkropp.  Mark and Chris talk about personality styles and how to work towards doing work that you are passionate about...

Creating a LifeStyle that Works for YOU with Matt McWilliams

Oct 14, 2013 35:05

Description:

In this interview, Scott and Matt talk about the importance of self-worth and the importance of creating the lifestyle that works for you.

As a political consultant, marketing manager, small business consultant, author, and podcaster, Matt has a unique viewpoint on the ever-changing worlds that we live in. In 2007 He helped lead his company to win the Best in Business Award from the Nashville Business Journal. In 2010 he was recognized as the top Affiliate Marketing Manager in the world by the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award. Matt is a published author in the book Internet Marketing From The Real Experts and has published countless articles in industry trade magazines.

Matt currently resides in Fort Wayne, IN with his wife Tara and daughter Aracelli. His consulting company, Matt McWilliams Consulting has clients all over the country in various industries ranging from educational courses to consumer goods and the financial industry and he is known for his unique ability to help clients develop intimate relationships with scale.

Search for work you love with Social Media with Joshua Waldman from Career Enlightenment

Oct 9, 2013 35:34

Description:

In this interview, Josh and Scott talk about how Joshua went from working in corporate America to teaching others to utilize social media in their job search.

Joshua Waldman has an international MBA.  Joshua has experienced the frustration and devastation of being laid off from jobs.    He is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. He is the author of Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies, and his writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable and the International Business Times.

Joshua’s career blog, CareerEnlightenment.com, won the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. When he’s not writing, Joshua presents keynotes, trainings and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, consortiums and professional organizations.

 

Doing what scares you most: From Terrified to Successful Franchise Owner

Oct 7, 2013 23:29

Description:

Josh Isaak has a long history of seeing and fulfilling a need. His journey has included dropping out of college in order to run a residential painters franchise, recruiting, service-based business, and currently starting an online software company. Mysky is a CRM that focuses on small businesses.

In this interview, Scott and Josh talk about how Josh went from being terrified of failing to becoming a successful franchise owner and now entrepreneur with a need to conquer both his personal fears and his professional goals.

 

Find and do work that fits YOU!

Visit and subscribe to the blog at http://happentoyourcareer.com

Farnoosh Brock: Pursue Your Dreams and Creative Genius

Sep 29, 2013 38:03

Description:

Farnoosh Brock was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After leaving Iran at the age of 11 and living in Turkey for 3 years, she moved to the United States. She studied electrical engineering and French at university and then entered the corporate world. First, she worked for a start-up and then she moved to a large Fortune 100 technology company. In 2011, she left a nearly 12-year successful career to start her own media and publishing company, Prolific Living Inc. Today, she is a published author, speaker, business coach, podcaster, social media enthusiast and an expert green juicer. She is passionate about showing you how to define your own freedom in first your health and then your career. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur that does not believe you need to give up one passion to pursue another! She infuses her love of green juicing, writing, photography, languages, and world travel into her brand and inspires you to pursue your dreams and your creative genius. Learn more at www.prolificliving.com.

From Musician to Day Trader with Tom Casano

Sep 29, 2013 24:57

Description:

Tom Casano shares his thoughts on life and money as well as his journey from musician to day trader to pursuing his passion helping others develop in their lives. This is one you won't want to miss!

HTYC 001 : Mike Kawula

Sep 29, 2013 35:22

Description:

Our Interview with Mike Kawula leads us down the pathways of how to do work you love by eliminating the pain points in your life and focusing on the stuff you do really well! Mike shares his compelling story of how he sold two franchises and moved into what he really loves which is coaching others and helping them get their start to entrepreneurial success. 

HTYC 000 : Introduction to Happen to Your Career Podcast

Sep 28, 2013 08:27

Description:

Preview of HTYC with Scott Anthony Barlow and Mark Sieverkropp. A show for those who want to love their work. Move from where you are to work that matters and uses your unique strengths. Happen to Your Career