Happen to Your Career | Career Transition, Career Changes, Figure out what you want, Jobs, Strengths, Starting Businesses

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 of HTYC with 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

Find the TIme to Make a Career Change

 

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

046 Do You Know What Signature Strengths are?

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

045 Network in 20 minutes per day... without having to go to networking 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