Happen to Your Career | A podcast for people who want Career Happiness ; Also Career Transition, Career Change Tools, Dream Job, Figure out what you want, Jobs, Strengths, How to Be Awesome at Your Job,

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

Direct download: HTYC_054_CK_Bray.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 7:01am PDT

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!

Direct download: HTYC_053.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

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

Direct download: 052_Nick_Loper.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

 

Direct download: HTYC_51_Andy_Hayes.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 9:35am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_047.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

The Story Behind Happen to Your Career Jody Maberry

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!

Direct download: HTYC_050.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_049.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

How to Find More Time and Make Decisions to Support Your Career Goals

 

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

Direct download: HTYC_048.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT

How Signature Strengths Impact Your Career

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

Direct download: HTYC_046.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Networking Tips That Don't Take a Ton of Time (without going to boring events)

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
Direct download: HTYC_045.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Focus on Relationships to Improve Your Career

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!

 

Direct download: HTYC_044.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

 

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!
Direct download: HTYC_043_How_do_You_Know_When_its_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

The Pareto Principle and Why it Matters in Your Career

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!

Direct download: HTYC_42_The_80_20_rule_for_your_career.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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 

Direct download: HTYC_040_Jo_Casey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm PDT

Jeff Steinmann discusses how to quit working!

Direct download: HTYC_039_Jeff_Steinman.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 6:38am PDT

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!

Direct download: HTYC_038_You_Need_this_Most_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

How to Get Past Your Fears with Richie Norton, Author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

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 

Direct download: HTYC_037_Richie_Norton.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 6:41am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

How to Plan for a Career Transition from a Financial Perspective

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/

Direct download: HTYC_036_Financial_Transition_Plan.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_035.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 5:05am PDT

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!
Direct download: HTYC_034_Your_Money_vs_Your_Career.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_033_Deacon_Hayes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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! 

Direct download: HTYC_032_Decisions.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 7:05am PDT

How to Match Your Interests Areas with a Career You Love

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.

 

Direct download: HTYC_031_Matching_Opportunities.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_030_Austin_Netzley.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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/

Direct download: HTYC_029_What_You_Want_in_Life.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Techniques to Better Understand What You want in Your Career

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:

Direct download: HTYC_028_What_You_Really_Want.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 6:46am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_027_Strengths_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am PDT

What are Your Signature Strengths? How to Find Out

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

Direct download: HTYC_026_Strengths_Part_1.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Employee Engagement and Enjoying Your work with Bert Purdy

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

Direct download: HTYC_025_Bert_Purdy_ep.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 6:12am PDT

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.

Direct download: HTYC_024_Matt_Shoup.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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.
Direct download: HTYC_023_Mark_Sieverkropp.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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/

Direct download: HTYC_022_Career_Success_with_Projects.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 5:28am PDT

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

Direct download: HTYC_Bonus_Farnoosh_Brock.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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"]

Direct download: HTYC_021_Jo_Casey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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.

Direct download: HTYC_020_Tom_Dixon.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Direct download: Episode_019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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!

Direct download: HTYC_018_Emily_Chase_Smith.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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