Mon, 18 June 2018
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!).
Mon, 11 June 2018
“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)
Mon, 4 June 2018
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
Mon, 28 May 2018
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!
Mon, 21 May 2018
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
Mon, 14 May 2018
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!
Mon, 7 May 2018
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
Mon, 30 April 2018
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.
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.
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
Mon, 23 April 2018
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 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.
2) Problem: They’re unsure of the direction or focus they want to pursue
3) Problem: They don’t know how to sell yourselves
SO, HOW DO YOU BECOME THAT UNSTOPPABLE, UNHACKABLE FORCE TO SUCCESSFULLY CHANGE CAREERS?
Well, we change your mindset when it comes to your career change.
1. Get out of your own head and stop judging yourself.
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.
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.
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!
Mon, 16 April 2018
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