Happen to Your Career

“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 

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!

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

“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)

 

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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

  1. Everything does not depend on this.  
  2. You’re well prepared! 
  3. “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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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!

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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