Happen to Your Career

“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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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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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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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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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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“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!

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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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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/

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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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“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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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.

 

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

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

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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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