Happen to Your Career (Careers )

Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be?

After helping a couple thousand people make career changes, you notice a few commonalities.

We’ve realized that EVERYONE has barriers to making their change. Especially the busy, high achieving peeps that we’ve worked with. You are no exception!

You know how you always hear those success stories of what other people have done? If you’re like me (or you’re human), sometimes they can make you a little jealous or depressed.

How come it always works out so well for those other people?

Well, here’s the hidden reality behind every single one of the success stories we’ve published:

Zero of them were easy, AND none of them went perfectly.

In fact, we find that much of the time we are helping our students make it easier to change to work they love by focusing on the right things, but focusing on the right things alone doesn’t automatically make you successful.

In today’s episode, I talk about how career happiness really works. In fact, this episode is one of the lessons I teach inside Career Change Bootcamp.

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A little while back, I had a Skype call with a former Google employee who made a transition into a role that fits his strengths even better. He is totally thrilled!

I wanted to tell you about it because you might be thinking “who on earth chooses to leave Google? That’s the holy grail of dream jobs!” And that’s what most people think from the outside, right?

But a big trap that it’s easy to fall into when you’re searching for jobs is comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides.

For example, being in a job that looks like a dream job on the outside doesn’t mean it’s going to be the dream fit for YOUR inner values, strengths and interests.

I can’t tell you how many people find HTYC because they’re in a job they thought would be great, but isn’t — it ends up being someone else’s dream and not their own. Or, we get emails every day about people who feel like they can’t get clarity on what their next career move looks like, so they’re stuck in a mental pressure cooker wanting to make a change forward but not knowing how.

Does that sound like you? If so, grab a pen and paper because I have a ton of lessons I’ve learned from personally coaching 1,100 people through career transitions that I want to share with you to save you time, headaches, and help you make the transition you’re dreaming of happen.

In today’s episode, I share 6 keys to career happiness and then how to use this information to make your change and how to focus your time to be most effective.

I vividly remember being in a job that wasn’t fulfilling at all. When I was there, I didn’t understand how this whole career happiness thing worked and honestly thought that if I could just get to a better job situation then it would solve all my problems.

Which means that many of us are going about the job change somewhat blindly, we’re looking at job postings online or trying to network or updating our LinkedIn profiles even spending time going on interviews but the problem is that we don’t even know exactly what a fulfilling career looks like for us.

Now here’s the tricky part, we as human beings are pretty terrible at determining what will actually make us happy.

 

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So what happens when you’re in your role working for a company and, for the most part, it's been great.

You've been there for a while, and you know lots of good things have come out of it.

You've worked with a good team and you've had a lot of fun.

It's been pretty meaningful, except …

Now a lot of those things have either stopped or changed.

Whether it's caused by a company merger or a new boss or a completely different situation.

And that is that is where our next podcast guest found themselves.

I say guest, but this is actually a bit of a different episode.

We've done this once or twice before where we've shared an actual coaching session with you, allowing you to sit in as a fly on the wall, listening to somebody that we've worked with.

On today’s episode, you're going to hear Elizabeth begin in the early stages of identifying what she really wants and needs.

And even more importantly than that, some of the ways that I guide her through to help begin making this happen immediately.

You're not going to hear any magic bullets in this episode (because there are none in reality), but you are going to hear some things that you may be able to integrate into your own personal life and career change right away.

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“Most of the people I know, and coach, are recovering people-pleasers…”

New York Times Best Selling Author, Michael Hyatt said this to me in our recent conversation.

 

In fact, I’m a recovering people-pleaser myself.

In my first professional job, I working between 80-90 hours a week. Part of that was because the job was a bad fit. Part of that was because there was a huge expectation to work a ton of hours. And part of that was that I said “yes” to everything my boss asked me to do.

Absolutely everything.

Saying “yes” to every project - to every request.

“Yes, sir, I can make that happen!”

“Yes, I can get that extra presentation done.”

Saying “yes” to all that took a bad situation and turned it into a totally intolerable situation.

 

Saying “yes” to too many things can hold you back from career happiness. At first, you may be excited that you’re the person that everyone can depend on.

But then it changes.

People start asking you to do more and more because “______ always finds a way to get it done.” In fact, it gets to the point that the people make you their first stop.

This can cause resentment, stress, and fatigue - none of which produce career happiness. But you also find it difficult - or impossible - to stop saying “yes.”

 

Saying “no” is exactly what we talk about in today’s episode with Michael Hyatt. Michael is a best-selling author (multiple times over) and was previously the CEO of a publishing company before starting his own company.

Michael is also a self-admitted, recovering people-pleaser. As such, throughout past few decades, he has had to learn to say “no” gracefully. In other words, he had to protect his own time and priorities. At one point, he said it this way:

“The way that you can give people a really firm ‘No’ is to have a really firm ‘yes’ on the other side of it.”

Also, he gives specific examples of how he can say “no” to a request, but still present a solution for the person. And people thank him for saying “no.”

Listen to this episode to hear the whole conversation, including:

  • Why it’s so hard for you to say “No” to people...and what to do about it
  • How to get back hours of free time each week
  • The connection between having a vision and conquering daily distractions
  • Using elimination, automation, and delegation to crush even more tasks on your to-do list
  • Why you need more than one routine to run your day
  • The most important things you can do to be more focused and more productive

Also, as an added bonus, Michael shares the best advice on how to stay happily married for 40 years.

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We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey: 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”

What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there is far more important advice to consider. 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode.

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/276 

 

Listen to all the podcasts at http: https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Jenny Blake is the author of the books PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One and Life After College. She is also a career and business strategist, and international speaker.

Jenny has been featured as a career change expert on CNBC, in The New York Times and The Sunday Times UK. Her Pivot Podcast is a top rated show that CNBC listed among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, and selected by Entrepreneur as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts

One of her personal mottos: if change is the only constant, let's get better at it. With that motto and all of her knowledge, Jenny helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love.

You’ll learn:

  • How to stop holding yourself back by waiting to have all the time in the world for things to happen for you

  • How to use constraints that a day job puts on your career change as a positive and make it easier rather than harder

  • How and why creating an ideal day map for yourself will help you pivot to reach that success

  • The importance of the scanning process of your career change

 

Visit the blog post for more show notes

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If we are always looking for external milestones, like a new job title or pay increase, without first addressing the internal stuff, we’ll always be on the hunt.

We’ll constantly be looking for that feeling, and asking ourselves that question: “Is this it?”

During this week’s podcast episode, I dug deep with Kelly, a Career Change Bootcamp graduate and a woman who went through a radical mindset shift a couple of months ago.

She was in the same exact place. She had all of the external things: a great job at Linkedin, an awesome apartment in the Big Apple, a savings account that most of us could only imagine…but she still wasn’t happy. From the outside, it looked like she had everything.

But on the inside, she was struggling to answer those big life questions: What does it mean to lead a meaningful, purposeful life?

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Have you ever considered trying to start your own coaching business? (A career coach, a fitness coach, a relationship coach, a leadership coach, anything like that?)

You might be the kind of person who’s naturally gifted in helping others, but you don’t want to become a pastor or a psychotherapist, so going into coaching feels like a perfect next step for your career.

Coaching can be an AMAZING career fit for many people -- and there’s a huge need for actually good coaches out there -- but there are a lot of realities about pursuing it as a full-time career path that you’ll want to know before you quit your job and start the business. Being in love with the dream of calling yourself a coach can be very different from truly having a passion for the day-to-day life of being one.

For example, how much do you enjoy sales conversations? Working for yourself is an eat-what-you-kill kind of job, so you’re going to spend a TON of time bringing in clients so you can keep the lights on and pay the bills.

And, how much time out of your week would you estimate you’ll be on the phone with coaching clients? Whatever you’re guessing, guess again and listen to this podcast episode with Marc Mawhinney to hear about what it was like for him (and for Scott) in building their coaching businesses.

On this episode, you’ll learn how Marc got into coaching (and the books that have been his biggest inspiration), how building a coaching business is a bit like being a modern-day caveman, how to ensure you’re not getting paid in meatballs, and how to decide when (or if) you need a coaching certification.

 

If you think you might be interested in becoming a career coach, check out this guide we put together:

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Career Coach

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We talk about former first lady Michelle Obama, the founders of The Muse, and Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert and the impact they can make on your career happiness. Listen to learn the best career development books available right now and two hacks to help you speed through your reading list.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/271


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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Steve Jobs wore the same clothing every day. A famous composer used to stand on his head for 15 minutes each morning. Nikola Tesla did strange toe exercises each night to stimulate brain cells. People are weird, and I decided it’s time to come clean on the weird habits that increase my energy levels and provide personal success. Listen in for my strange confessions and for 5 ways you can multiply your own energy levels.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/270

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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Wayfinding Academy is the College that’s changing everything. Learn the importance of UNLEARNING and see how this new college is changing the status quo of education with a system that tailors the classes to every individual, helping students work in their groove and teaching them how to positively impact the world.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/269

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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NYT Best-selling author Jen Sincero sits down with Scott to share tips for mastering the art of badassery every day. Learn how she works out her motivation muscles in the spiritual gym and how you can develop your own positive feedback loop for tackling tasks and kicking ass in your career.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/268

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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Bree knew she wasn’t using her strengths in her draining, repetitive role, but she wasn’t sure how to step into a position that truly fit her unique gifts. On this live coaching call, we help her build a plan for revealing and reinforcing her signature strengths in her next interview.

 

Listen to learn the 3 tactics that will help potential employers accurately perceive your strengths and the value you bring to their organization.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/267

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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Like Gabby Douglas’ leap from underdog to olympic medalist, Linnea leapt from Marketing Manager to Senior VP—in only six months! Learn the full immersion techniques that helped Linnea stick the landing on career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/250


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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You’ve probably heard people say things like. “Big Dreams take time” or “that type of success takes time” or my absolute favorite. “Just give it a little time!” But what if the key accomplishing wildly unrealistic goals didn’t have anything to do with time? What if that was one of the most common misconceptions that gets repeated all over the world. This is episode 3 of a 3 part series on how to accomplish wildly unrealistic career goals.

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How do people actually accomplish wildly unrealistic goals especially when you have reality standing in your way, like a full time job or obligations like kids that like to eat, or saving for their college. Or the simple fact that you have only so much energy in a single day before you pass out?

This is the episode 2 of a 3 part series on how to make wildly unrealistic career changes and accomplish wildly unrealistic goals.

Reality. We all have our current reality. This might come from obligations, parents, kids, work, serving on that board that you agreed to back before you realized how much time it was going to take, yes it’s for a good cause but maybe you didn’t actually think it would be an additional 20 hours a month.

Whatever your reality is. All of us have it. The question becomes: How do you accomplish career and life goals that you might consider to be wildly unrealistic when “reality” is always pressing on us?

When you set out to achieve wildly unrealistic goals you can always assume the path you follow will be the one less taken. This is, of course, also true with wildly unrealistic career changes!

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Years ago when I first started Happen To Your Career, my good friend Mark and I created an 8 Day mini-course to help people begin to figure out what they really wanted to be doing for their career and their life. We’ve now had over 25,000 people go through that mini-course. One of the exercises in that course involves declaring 3 wildly unrealistic things you want to do, be or become these could be occupations, jobs, roles, whatever you wanted, Sky’s the limit. The only rule is that it has to be wildly unrealistic.

We started getting thousands of responses emailed to us and there was something interesting that we noticed right away. They’re all big goals sure, but what else? None of them them are actually impossible or unachievable.

What does this tell us? It means that the things we believe to be wildly unrealistic are only unrealistic because we believe them to be. It’s about the story that we tell ourselves.

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/podcast/wildly-unrealistic

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Everyone and their mother is going to email you about your resolutions and goals now that it’s the beginning of 2018.

I don’t want to do that to you. Plus you already know I have a serious aversion to doing what everyone else is doing?

What do you notice about the Paradigm shifting changes?

  1. The average person can’t imagine how it can work in their own life.
  2. Most of the world can’t “just do that”.
  3. You might automatically say, “that could never work for me”

It takes completely reframing your future to be able to achieve a paradigm shifting change.

 

In this conversation with we get deep into how:

  • Learn how to take the goals you are passionate and excited about and take the next little steps to turn them into a reality this year.
  • How to change your limiting beliefs from a negative into a positive.
  • Learn how to use confirmation bias as a benefit to gain goal success.
  • Learn how important it is to put words to and vocalize the whisper of ideas you have been feeling.
  • Get help identifying the little secret beliefs and limiting factors you tell yourself that are causing you a roadblock.
  • Learn to stop playing negative Jedi mind tricks on yourself and start feeling the positive force within.
  • Reframe your negative beliefs into positive beliefs and learn how to reinforce those positive beliefs with data points to give you forward momentum.
  • How 60 minutes of your time brainstorming can open up numerous possibilities.
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Wondering how you’re going to know if you like your new career or company before you transition? Good news. We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance. Take a listen! Or if you want even more detail go over to https://happentoyourcareer.com/261  

 

Listen to all the episodes on the podcast at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Most people would call Mo’s roles with Jay-Z, Hollywood directors, and Allen Iverson “dream jobs,” but no matter how shiny the job title, he still couldn’t find fulfillment.

 

Hear how Mo found career happiness PLUS three of the most common questions high achievers ask about career transitions.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/260

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Katie’s high achieving mentality helped her advance quickly in her company. Soon, she realized she’d reached the top of her growth potential, and she felt stuck. She wanted to leave, but she had one main problem: her boss had just paid thousands of dollars for her to complete an industry specific certification. Confused about how to handle her situation, she called us. Listen to our conversation to see how Katie prepared for her next career move.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/259

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast  

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As far as I know perfection doesn’t exist because it’s subjective. This of course means that if we are after perfection, then we are already setting ourselves up for failure.

Now here’s the deal. The people we work with are often pretty highly self aware people. Even still they (and me too, many times) don’t recognize when we’re having moments of perfectionism that are holding us back.

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t’s easy to think about the weaknesses that could hold you back from your next career move, but research shows high achievers focus most on their strengths. Learn how to reframe the weaknesses in your life as “anti-strengths” and find a career that was made for you—strengths and anti-strengths included.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/257

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Hit a roadblock on finding career happiness? Hear how practicing perseverance landed Dan his dream career interviewing celebrities like Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Rachel Ray, and Chelsea Handler.

 

Read his full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/256

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Are you interested in becoming a career coach? Have you wondered what it's really like and what it really takes?

Scott is joined by Phillip Migyanko and Lisa Lewis of HappenToYourCareer.com with a behind-the-scenes talk about becoming a career coach.

Want to find out even more about how to become a career coach and career coach certifications? Visit Here https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/lp/career-coach-coaching-certification/

 

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Uncork your dream career with this success story from Kristy Wenz, Chief Communications Officer for Winetraveler.com. Building on momentum and mini celebrations, Kristy moved from two decades in PR to career happiness in wine tourism.

 

Read her full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/255

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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You’re not still rocking your high school hairstyle, so why restrict yourself to the job you thought you wanted way back then? It’s time to step out of your teenage shadow and give yourself permission to seek a career outside the bounds of your college major.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/254

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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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!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

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Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

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Many people list their “passion project” as a side hustle, but we’re convinced you can be passionate about 100% of your career. Listen to find out 3 creative ways to turn a skill you already use into lasting career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/251

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Like Gabby Douglas’ leap from underdog to olympic medalist, Linnea leapt from Marketing Manager to Senior VP—in only six months! Learn the full immersion techniques that helped Linnea stick the landing on career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/250


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Long before you even begin thinking about going on an interview, you need to get into the right mindset. This accounts for nearly 80% of your interview success!

Having a confident, present mindset allows you to head into your future interviews with ease. It channels your nerves (those sweaty palms and racing heart) into excitement instead. And, it allows you to be yourself.

In order to get into this mindset though, you have to know yourself well, and respect your past experiences. You need to understand your career equity. And, that takes introspection.

That introspection doesn’t come overnight either. It’s a practice that builds up over time, which is why “cramming” for interviews isn’t effective. Being true self in an interview comes down to self-development.

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Did you know there are 3 primary ways to start a business, and each is tailored to specific personalities? Listen to learn which business recipe fits your unique disposition.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/248

 

For even more stories of how High Achievers find career happiness find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Ever feel like you’re headed on a career trajectory that you don’t even want anymore? The 5-year plan worked in an age when pensions existed, but today, the working world has changed. You don’t have to take the one-way street. You can make u-turns, take on-ramps and off-ramps, and even create your own, never-before-seen path to career happiness. And we can help you do it.

 

Listen to our interview with Maxie McCoy, author of You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way, to find out the simple secret to finding a career you love.

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What happens when you’re already in a good work and life situation but what you really want is to be in an “ideal” situation?

For example: What if you have a career you love, get paid well, have great relationships… but you recognize it could even be better.

We’ve learned by working with thousands of people that to get to lead a life most people will never lead, you have to do things most people wouldn’t be willing to do.

While this can range from doing the hard work to figure out what your ideal life looks like to contacting hard to reach people, it always means doing things many others are unwilling to do.

For Robbie, who had a great role in DC with a great company, this meant getting away to get new experiences and clarity on what she wanted for her next chapter in her life.

It also meant designing a sabbatical that was both fun, uncomfortable, scary and fulfilling a 5 year dream of a multi month road trip around the continental US.

Our team got the pleasure of helping her design this experiment leading to her next step.

Along the way I personally got to meet her as she and I sat down in our Podcast and Video Studio in Moses Lake WA to talk about:

What caused her to want to leave an already good career
How she was intentional about designing a sabbatical that would give her more feedback and clarity
The simple formula to not accepting less in career and life (which came from Robbie’s late father)

Listen to the entire episode here and read the blog

https://happentoyourcareer.com/246
or listen to all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

 

And follow Robbie's adventures here:

fb.me/whats.that.rattle

https://www.instagram.com/whats.that.rattle/

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Do you worry that it’s not possible to make money and do work that you enjoy? This has been one of the most common questions we get at happen to your career. This topic causes more worries, anxieties, and questions about salary than nearly anything else. We’ve learned that it doesn’t work the way that you think it does.

Learn the realities (and possibilities) about when you should accept less when making a career change. Find the episode and guide here at https://happentoyourcareer.com/245

Listen to all the episodes at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Want to know how to avoid getting lost in the application stuck when there's 30,50 or 200 people applying? Learn some examples of convincing approaches that you can use right now. find the entire conversation at https://happentoyourcareer.com/244 or all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Want to know what happens in an actual coaching session? Be a fly on the wall as Scott coaches Robert, a VP who's used to earning 6 figures and now is struggling to find work that is a fit.

 

Find the entire conversation at https://happentoyourcareer.com/243 or all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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It happens to all of us: you’re cruising along (in your career, your relationship, your health, whatever).

You put your destination into the GPS, started following the directions on autopilot, and you’re fiddling with the music on the radio, take your eyes off the road for what only feels like a moment, and WHAM.

A pothole — seemingly out of nowhere — opens up and practically swallows your car tire, leaving you feeling trapped and helpless.

You were minding your own business, not paying attention, and all of a sudden, you’re stuck with a blown-out tire in the middle of the highway, watching other cars pass you by.

If you’re the kind of person who’s usually self-sufficient, a high achiever who did pretty well in school, this kind of situation is particularly frustrating.

“How did this happen? How did I end up here…and where do I go from here?”

If those questions are ones you’ve pondered at any point in your life, then keep reading. We have a heck of a podcast for you all about unconscious mindsets and how to get yourself back on track from mindset success coach Karenina Jahnigen.

 

Outdated mental operating systems can be incredibly painful — they keep us trapped in old beliefs that can suffocate current potential and opportunity.

Yet often in life, our places of deepest pain and suffering are the places from which we have the most to give. That’s certainly true of Karenina. Listen to her story of overcoming incredible pain and limitations throughout her life — and how she used her own learnings to help others as a coach who has helped people truly transform their lives.

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

Imagine this scene: you’re driving to the office, and you feel your stomach tighten up.

It’s not like butterflies, it’s more like anxious nerves starting to kick into high gear.

You park, hesitate for a moment in the car before walking up to the building, sigh, and wonder to yourself, “Do I really *have* to today?”

But if you’re anything like the thousands of people we’ve helped, there’s a part of your brain that probably also pipes up and says: “Appreciate what you have! This is a stable job with good benefits, is impressive to other people, and gives you vacation and sick leave. And leaving would have huge consequences on your family, your mortgage payments…what would you even do instead?”

Or, even more scary: “What if I change jobs and it’s worse?”

It makes it really painful to start to answer the question: Should I Quit My Job?

But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are four questions to help you weigh the Pros and Cons of quitting your job — versus some of the possible potential upside of staying.

Check out the full show notes on the website:

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/should-i-quit-my-job-how-to-know-if-its-ok/

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

On this week’s episode of The Happen To Your Career Podcast, four-time NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin dives into the science behind unmet resolutions, the anchor holding you back from your side gig, and the reason one “right way” might be...well...bullshit. A seasoned podcaster, she regularly co-hosts the Happier Podcast where she provides tips for making and breaking habits and success strategies for each personality type.

 

In her latest book, The Four Tendencies, Gretchen explains a personality framework involving, as you would guess, four tendencies. Each identified type is characterized by their tendency to respond to inner expectations and outer expectations. (Inner expectations being those you set on yourself—like New Year’s resolutions; outer expectations being those put on you by friends, coworkers, family, etc.)

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

We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey:

 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”



What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

 

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there are far more important advice to consider.

 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/238


Listen to all the podcasts at http: https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

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

Description: Wondering what types of jobs help people? This mentality will lead you the exact opposite direction of a fulfilling career. In this episode we discuss exactly what you can do instead. We also showcase exactly how Jackie Yerby made a career change to helping people in the way that’s most meaningful for her!

 

Want the transcript and helpful tools to figure out your career? Go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/237


Get even more help to make your career change. Find all our podcasts packed with career change advice and stories at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

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

Think back to the day of your high school graduation.

Remember the heat. Remember the squirming. Remember the excitement to get out of that place, and move on to something better.

But, for a second think back to the speeches that day. Whether it was your Principal or your Valedictorian (or maybe you!), they all had one thing in common. Each person imparted a piece of wisdom (or warnings) to you and your fellow 18-year-old graduates.

They told you: “Remember, it’s about the journey, not the destination.”

If you’re anything like me, that phrase went in one ear and out the other. You just finished the longest journey of your life: high school. And now, you were jumping out of your seat, although a bit nervous about the unknown, for whatever was to come next.

But then…you got there.

You arrived at that place–any adult milestone really (college, first job, moving to a new city), and this fearful, uneasy thought might have crept into your mind. You try to push it away, but it always comes back: “There mustbe something else out there.”

So, you continue to search. New job, new city. New friends, new relationships.

But it somehow, each step you take still ends up feeling the same.

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

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!).

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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)

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

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

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

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!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

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

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

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

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!

http://happentoyourcareer.com/230

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

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

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

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.

Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your 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.

Listen here!

 

 
 
 
 
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

  • How to stop listening to the noise of following the safe path and how to break away from the path of least resistance
  • What passion really is and how it relates to your job
    • What is passion v. What is hobby
  • Embracing more of who you are and taking a risk to find your passion
  • How to find what drives you to enjoy the work you do
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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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 mind is everything. What you think you become.”―Buddha

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.

  • They’ve been imagining that they’re experts in something.
  • That they really don’t have the transferable skills required to follow through on a new career.
  • That they’re really not good enough to make a career change.

 

2) Problem: They’re unsure of the direction or focus they want to pursue

  • They have a lot of interests, a lot of passions, but they’re not sure that their skills really apply to either.
  • They think that working in passions is a myth and that sticking to what they’ve always known and done is a safer bet, than taking a chance on something new.
  • Nothing has worked out for them to this point, that they’re stuck on what’s next.

 

3) Problem: They don’t know how to sell yourselves

  • They doubt the value their skills bring to the table.
  • They don’t know how to effectively market themselves.
  • They’re not “salespeople.” They don’t want to seem pushy.
  • They’re afraid of rejection.

 

SO, HOW DO YOU BECOME THAT UNSTOPPABLE, UNHACKABLE FORCE TO SUCCESSFULLY CHANGE CAREERS?

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Well, we change your mindset when it comes to your career change.

1. Get out of your own head and stop judging yourself.
2. Refocus your time and energy on your goal.

 

LACKING CONFIDENCE?

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.

It provides clarity of your intentions and lays out what you have to offer your next employer.

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.

 

NEXT STEPS

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!

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

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

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

What if you already have a very comfortable job but you want more? How do you create the environment to make a change when you already have it pretty good but you know that something MUST change? Get the entire episode and transcripts at http://happentoyourcareer.com/225

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

What if the moments in our lives that feel the most awkward are actually the most valuable? That’s the question that Melissa Dahl poses in her new book Cringeworthy, a Theory of Awkwardness. It’s also something that I’ve been pondering for about 10 years now. Particularly the area of having awkward and difficult conversations and how they impact your life.

 

Want to completely change how you have difficult conversations? Go to http://happentoyourcareer.com/224

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

When you’re faced with hard decisions like “should I take this other job” or “How do I know if this company is worth my time” or “is this type of role really going to make me happy, how do you really know? Our HTYC career coach Caroline Adams helps us break down exactly how to know. To get started go to http://happentoyourcareer.com

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

It’s super confusing how to become a consultant. There’s not a clear path at all, but it’s something that’s very desirable to do if you are looking for flexibility, autonomy, high pay, and have a desire to add immense value to organizations.

Lisa Schulter had been interested in becoming a consultant for several years but never really understood how to make that happen.

She had been in Non-Profit Healthcare Management for many years and was really, really good at it. She even enjoyed the work quite a bit at first but as her values changed and what she wanted from her career changed along with it she realized that after working in 3 other employee roles in the space, she really didn’t want to add a 4th to her resume.

When we met her and started working with her to identify her ideal career, she had been a listener to the podcast and she knew that she was an introvert looking for a role that allowed her to use her knowledge and experience from the non-profit healthcare space, but also to have more reflective time and thinking time (even recharge time) that many introverts also need.

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

What if you’re a creative thinker who’s in a role that doesn’t allow you to use all that creativity? I would say “square peg, round hole” but usually it’s more “well rounded” people that function in a “square” environment. They can fit in, they just don’t want to have to.

Every single day we get people who are creatively minded that email us and say:

“I would love to find a career where I get to use my creativity and still get paid well for it.”

We’ve learned that many people don’t even really believe it’s possible when they show up on our digital doorstep.

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

According to our guest (and coiner of the term), Emilie Wapnick, a multipotentialite is a person that doesn’t have “one true calling the way that specialists do.”

Emilie describes multipods as people with many paths that pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).

A person with Multipotentiality “thrives on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills.” As innovators and problem solvers, the multi-passionate have the need to discover anything and everything to satisfy their curiosity.

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

Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

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

Starting the career search process can be intimidating, especially since the first thing any job search website asks for is WHAT? Like you’re supposed to know what job title you want in the first place?

When you don’t know what career path you want to take, the process is not only hard to get started, it can be paralyzing when you don’t have all of the answers. Just thinking about a career change causes stress, anxiety, frustration, and fear to rise inside many people because the majority feel stuck and unsure of what to do first.

But, there’s a way to get unstuck.

You have to be willing to change your mindset and approach your career change differently than you have before.

If you’re willing to do that, all you need now it to make the time and energy to get you through the journey.

Below, we’ve outlined tips from Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse, a career discovery platform that “puts the human at the center” and helps over 50+ million people a year in their career search.

Now, pull out a notebook and let’s get you started down the right path to get you unstuck and find your new career path.

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

This is our first podcast episode ever where we share the story of our Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Margaret Fredrickson, alongside her career coach. Margaret gives us her first-hand experience of how coaching helped her overcome her own fears and doubts about finding her dream job--and lets us in on why vulnerability is the biggest job search hack out there.

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Interviewing can be a scary experience, because we feel like we have to fit into a certain box. But, what if I told you there are a few simple ways to be yourself in an interview, and actually land the job? On this podcast episode, I will be speaking with Evangelia LeClaire, one of our top-notch career coaches here at HTYC about this exact topic. And together we will spell out exactly how to effectively prepare for an interview so that you can be your most authentic self.

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

We are constantly told that life is about the journey, not the destination. But, what if our so-called “journey” doesn’t have any purpose? During this podcast episode, Scott will speak with Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Kelly, who will take us through her journey to finding a purpose in life. And, once she found it--everything else seemed to fall into place.

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

Do you feel like you’re living your life in fear of what you could actually accomplish if you tried? On this podcast episode, we’ll be sharing 4 essential steps on how to stop living your life in fear--and finally how to give yourself permission to live the life you actually want.

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

What if I told you that the number 1 way to land your dream job is having confidence? Would you feel like you’re on the path to getting there...or just stuck? Well, if your answer is “just stuck”--you’re not alone. In our latest podcast episode Laura, one of our stellar Career Change Bootcamp Graduates tells us how it took her nearly 3 years to leave a job she wasn’t passionate about because she felt the same way. Tune in to hear how she went from disengaged to confident--and so can you!

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Everyone and their mother is going to email you about your resolutions and goals now that it’s the beginning of 2018. I don’t want to do that to you. Plus you already know I have a serious aversion to doing what everyone else is doing?

So instead I thought I would email you an example of what NOT to do and then give you a complete step by step process of how completely reframe your future!

What’s the difference between a meager change vs a paradigm shifting change?

It takes completely reframing your future to be able to achieve a paradigm shifting change. More importantly when you go through the efforts to make them happen, you will not be the same person you were beforehand.

A paradigm shift you want to make might not have anything to do with travel or fitness or a “lack of mortgage”. It can be anything you want it to be. I’m very sure that there is something that you’ve wanted that you just haven’t thought it was possible so you haven’t seriously considered it.

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

In this conversation with Chris we get deep into how:

  • Take off some of the pressure by learning the difference between a startup and an income generating project.
  • Learn how a side hustle is different from being a full blown entrepreneur.
  • There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t want to quit your job tomorrow and take a big risk to start your own thing. You have other options.
  • Not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own thing on the side.
  • Learn how to decide what kind of side hustle is right for you.
  • How you can use your power of observation and curiosity to find possible side hustles that fit you.
  • Learn the steps to identify and execute an effective side hustle.
  • Learn how to truly identify and get specific with your ideal customer.
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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

I remember in 2006 I had just been fired from a job that I hated.

 

I was pretty determined to not have to go back to “just another job” where I would spend my days just waiting for the weekend as I grinded it out in meetings that had no meaning to me.

 

So I began learning everything I could about people who get well paid AND love their work. Let’s call these people “Happy High Achievers”

 

One of the things that I observed right away is that Happy High Achievers don’t often get jobs by traditional means. When you’re outside and looking in it almost seems random. It’s not though.

 

It also doesn’t have anything to do with applying 200 plus times on Indeed or LinkedIn.

 

So how do they do it?

 

Well we’ve talked in the past about the importance of prioritizing what you want. That’s step 1, you must understand where you’re going to make it easier to get there. That said Happy High Achievers realize that people hire other people (not companies and not computers) which means that the very biggest short cut to finding work that fits you (or even getting positions created for you) is through relationships.

 

Now over the years I personally have found the very fastest way to begin a relationship with someone else isn’t networking events (and it definitely isn’t speed networking!) It’s also not social media.

 

Instead it’s through something far easier: introductions.

 

THE MOST POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP BUILDING HACK YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR TOOLBOX

Direct download: htyc209.mp3
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ABOUT EMILIE ARIES

Emilie Aries is the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an organization that promotes a program that helps thousands of women step into their own power as the boss of their lives and careers.

After having fought career burnout herself, Emilie made it her mission to share her experience and continue to educate women on how to craft happy, healthy, and sustainable career paths that focus on preventing burnout by providing support to help women navigate pivot points in their careers and lives.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • You’ll learn the 3 core variables to help fight burn out
  • We discuss how breaking away from “the norm” and changing your mindset will help you see and value your self-worth
  • Why we should all stop chasing those “merit badges” if we want to truly thrive in our careers and prevent burn out
  • Investing in yourself and why you should ALWAYS put your oxygen mask on first!
    • The power of saying, “No.”
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  • Learn why it’s important to be authentic and honest during the interview process and how it can put you a step above the rest.
  • How can hard conversations lead to better opportunities?
  • Learn how defining the lifestyle you want and including that want into your job search can make all the difference.
  • The fear of money may be holding you back from making a change. Learn how to overcome that fear and get clear on your money situation.
  • Could staying in your current situation actually be costing you money? Listen and we will tell you how to find out.
  • Maybe that great accomplishment shouldn’t be on your resume - Learn what should and shouldn’t be on your resume when making an industry switch.
  • Hear how not taking yourself too seriously and joking around can lead to more connections and more opportunities.
  • Find out how interviews can not only help you learn about a particular job but can help you define what kind of environment you will truly excel in.
Direct download: htyc207.mp3
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Wondering how you’re going to know if you like your new career or company before you transition? Good news. We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance. Take a listen! Or if you want even more detail go over to http://happentoyourcareer.com/206  

 

  • Learn how you can try out a new career path with minimal risk and in a relatively short period of time.
  • Learn the six experiments for test driving new careers and how to apply them to best fit your situation.
  • How to validate a new career path to move ahead smartly and leave the old baggage behind.
  • Avoid dead man goals and instead learn to make goals that allow you to grow, learn, and face uncertainty.
  • Is being wrong really such a bad thing?
  • Making intentional mistakes can open new doors for you by allowing you to grow your confidence and see what you are capable of.
  • Making mistakes and growing is a muscle you can grow.
  • What do children’s fairy tales have to do with career growth and experimenting? Listen and find out.
  • Learn how you can do work for a company on your terms to see if it’s the work you want to be tied to.
  • Starting that blog or podcast you have been thinking about could be the next great step on your career path.
  • See how being a student forever can help you narrow down your focus and open new opportunities and desires.
  • Listen to the end and accept Lisa’s coaching gauntlet throw down and see how you can bet an accountability buddy.
Direct download: htyc206.mp3
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What if you could have a system to rely on to make all your important decisions?

 

My friend Pete Mockaitis and I had a great conversation on the podcast today about how our decisions and needs evolve over time, and he shared a decision-making framework with two critical questions you can use as “mental weightlifting” to help make smart decisions faster.

 

I love his framework because it allows you to be less reactive and more intentional and proactive, which is very helpful in all areas of life (not just career stuff). I’d love to hear what you think, too!

Direct download: htyc205.mp3
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Let me tell you about a great problem to have -- and a question that came from one of our students inside of Career Change Bootcamp, our signature program.

 

Laura said:  

 

I'm really interested in a particular company, and I've now spoken to four people who work there. I've gotten really good at being genuinely interested in learning about roles and companies without actually "asking" anything...But now I want the job... so how do I graciously and not awkwardly shift the conversation from tell me about what you do, to... you should hire me because?

Curious to know the answer? Or, have a hypothesis of your own?

 

Find out the exact strategy I recommended for Laura in today’s episode of the podcast.

  • How to make potential  employers  feel like they are making the decision to hire you without any selling on your part.
  • How to go from researching and exploring a company that you think is a right fit to getting hired.
  • Learn how trust and relationship building are the foundations for landing your dream job.
  • Understand how humans don’t make objective choices based off of resumes but instead on knowing, liking, and trusting you.
  • How important it is to be a partner with the company and people you are seeking out because it makes the decision a shared responsibility and gives it weight.
  • Move from being a job seeker to the researcher, the interviewer, and a partner in the process.
Direct download: htyc204.mp3
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  • Walk through the four questions you must ask yourself before giving yourself permission to make a substantial life change and leave the work that doesn’t fit you.
  • How to determine if you can make a clean getaway or if it’s time to find a bridge job to get you where you want to go.
  • Find out what can happen if you jump right into an opportunity just because it’s there without first doing the work to figure out what you want.
  • How taking a sabbatical, if you can endure it financially, can lead you to the right next steps.
  • How to get past the fear that you will just be jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
  • When is it okay to leave your job with nothing else lined up?
  • Learn how much time you should budget to allow you to find your next opportunity that is the right fit.
  • Learn about a bridge job and whether it’s a good step for you.
Direct download: htyc203.mp3
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Today’s guest, Dan Cumberland, is a former youth pastor who suffered what he described as a “theological breakdown” early in his career. The power of suggestion took him down a career path that never quite fit him, but seemed right at the time.

 

(Can you relate?)

 

In his journey to get back on a path that matched his personality, Dan researched and developed his philosophy behind fulfilling career pathing and founded The Meaning Movement, a business and podcast where he helps folks with this kind of stuff every day.

 

In this episode of the podcast, we go really really deep into how...:

  • The voices from parents, friends, family, and others in your life shape who you are and what you do -- and what to do about it.
  • Language decisions and how you describe experiences can shape that experience and your future thoughts around it. (And why the power of suggestion can be so crippling in career pathing!)
  • Your love of finding the best pizza can guide you to a deeper underlying theme in your quest for meaning.
  • To define your dream job (using the four Ps framework) to discover work that’s more meaningful to you.

 

Direct download: htyc202.mp3
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Aaaaaand...I’m back!

 

I hope you enjoyed last week’s message from Lisa and Josh to celebrate our 200th episode of the podcast.

 

(I still cannot believe it’s already been four years of podcasting. We covered a lot of ground in those episodes!!!)

 

And don’t worry: there are still plenty of topics that we could do 200 (or more) episodes on.

 

For example: do you recognize any of yourself in this story?

 

“If you are someone who is a rule follower, a successful person, we are brought up in these systems and taught if you do the right things, do well in school, pick the right major, follow all these steps then you will be happy. The world doesn’t work like that. It’s like this big insight that hits you. I felt like I had done everything right and ticked all the boxes. Went to skill, got my undergrad degree, top of my class, and got my masters, ready to conquer the world. I took a job with a salary that was less than I could live and commute on. I was commuting back and forth to New York City two hours, each day, to a job that was not a fit for me at all. It was a small environment in a room with three other people, not a lot of autonomy, but I intellectualized it away instead of listening to what I knew about myself - that I needed a high degree of being self-directed in my work.

 

“I was giving my life, time, power, and energy away. I sat there and was so burnt out - physically, mentally, emotionally. A hair-trigger event could set me off. One piece of bad feedback, a surprise email. I was so low anything could send me into that tailspin. That was my lightbulb moment of saying ‘this is not who I am,’ and that person deep down, that kid that was ambitious filled with hope and positivity and being so excited about the world ahead of me spoke up and said, ‘This is no longer acceptable. You have to start making changes.’ I had to look at all the ways I had let my identity, power and self-worth get wrapped up in someone else approving of me. My boss or sending someone my work, I had become so dependent on my work to make me feel good that I sacrificed everything else. My friendships, relationships, my body. I had to make changes.“ - Melody Wilding

 

If anything about this experience resonated with you -- and you’re ready to re-claim your own power in your work and life -- then I’m ridiculously excited to share this week’s podcast episode, #201 with Melody Wilding.

 

Melody is a licensed clinical social worker and career coach who is an expert on the mindset and psychology behind successful careers, and knows that taking a hard look at your life and deciding what you need to say “yes” to and what you need to say “no” to makes all the difference.

 

In this episode, you will learn...:

  • The signs to help you identify emotional versus physical burn-out -- and the steps to take to fix it
  • The three emotional triggers to know where your boundaries need to be repaired

 

  • How to have difficult conversations to establish (or re-establish) boundaries and gain control over your life

 

  • How deciding who to bring into your life makes you happier...and more profitable

 

...and so much more!

Direct download: htyc201.mp3
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Today marks the 200th episode of the Happen to Your Career podcast.

 

Can you believe it? (We hardly can!)

 

Scott started the podcast 4 years ago, back when he was also working in a corporate job that he liked well enough...but wasn’t his dream.

 

He had a WAY bigger vision for what he wanted to create in his life, and how he wanted to help people.

 

So when you’ve heard him talk about how to transition and optimize your life from good to great on this podcast each week for the past four years(!), he’s not just spewing some BS he read that morning on a career site. He’s lived it.

 

And, so have the people whose lives he’s touched.

 

(Maybe you’re one of them?)

 

Josh and I rounded up some of the people who have been an important part of HTYC back from the very beginning (people like Scott’s wife Alyssa, their kiddos MacKenzie, Camden, and Grayson, and HTYC co-founder Mark Sieverkropp).

 

Then I grabbed some of the people whose lives have changed because of HTYC, including past coaching clients and team members like Erica, Mike, Tracey, Josh, Kirby, and Jacqui.

 

I asked them each three simple questions:

 

  1. Where was your life before you encountered Scott?
  2. What impact did Scott and HTYC have on your life?
  3. What's different about your future because of HTYC?

 

And their answers Blew. Us. All. Away. So Josh and I wanted to share them with you.

 

If you’ve been curious about what it’s like to get to know Scott personally -- or to get to work with him -- this episode is a must listen.

Direct download: htyc200.mp3
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Do you want to have an answer to the “What do you do?” question that’s as powerful as that one?

 

If you do, you can start by asking yourself the question: “what am I on this earth to do right now?”

 

Give the question some time to percolate in your brain, and then grab paper and pen to start capturing the ideas and language that come to mind for you.

 

Or, if your brain feels slower than a semi truck with completely flat tires trying to deliver a shipment of molasses, you’re not alone -- and you probably should listen to today’s podcast episode.

 

Today’s guest, Maxie McCoy, uses this very question to shape how she introduces herself and explains her work. She’s a career inspiration expert who focuses on helping you tap into your own confidence and gifts to go kick some serious butt in the world.

 

Maxie has confidently navigated quite a few twists and turns along her professional path: going from college athletics to broadcast journalism, to growing one of the highest traffic women’s career and personal finance sites, to launching her own business as a writer, speaker and inspiration to create a life you’re jazzed about living.

 

We’re busting all the myths about confidence and giving you tactical tips on how to develop stronger self-belief today on the podcast with Maxie McCoy.

 

Listen to today’s episode to hear her guidance on…:

  • The strategic relationship building tactics she used to get a position at ESPN
  • Trusting your gut and make a career move that’s off the “planned” path
  • How to avoid living like you’re in a disaster or crisis (even when it might feel like it)
  • Cultivating the confidence to put yourself in positions to have serendipity start happening for you

 

Today’s episode is like a shot of confidence adrenaline right in your arm.

 

It’s powerful stuff, especially if you choose to follow the steps we outline in the blog post and downloadable worksheet.

Direct download: htyc199.mp3
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One thing I’ve noticed after coaching for years is that the way you do one thing in your life is usually a sign of how you do everything.

 

Let me explain: if you put perfectionistic pressure on yourself to pick out your one right career path, you might also put that pressure on yourself to find your perfect, flawless (unicorn) romantic partner, to be the perfect friend, or improve your fitness by being perfect when you work out. (Maybe something super technical and detail-oriented like ballet or Olympic weightlifting...if you can get over your fears of not being perfect so that you can even start!)

 

Or if you’re afraid of losing out on options in your life, you might be too scared to commit to one career path or job, so you stay stuck in one you don’t like, because unhappiness feels safer than uncertainty of taking away future possibilities. You might be the one who goes out on dates with a ton of people but never wants to initiate the DTR (define-the-relationship) conversation and end up tied down. Or you might be the person who wants to eat at every new restaurant as soon as it opens, so you’ll know all the different culinary options that your city provides.  

 

The way you do things isn’t necessarily a bad thing -- in fact, it can be a secret hint about your strengths hiding in your personality and habits.   

 

You can see this secret strength concept beautifully illustrated in today’s podcast with Angela Wagner. The way Angela does work the the way Angela does life is an example of who she is. She started out her career in the high-powered advertising world, but was seeking to feel grounded outside of work, so she started working at a gym on the side.

 

Her decision to lean into opportunities that helped her stay active while relieving stress led her to creating community through becoming a yoga teacher...which led her to creating her own yoga studio...which led her to her getting training in yoga life coaching

 

Creating community for individuals ready to put down their baggage and seek soulful stress relief is Angela’s through-line. It’s how (and WHY) she does everything.

Direct download: htyc198.mp3
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Have you ever heard of Soccer Tots?

 

In 2011 I hadn’t either.

 

It’s where you take little kids and they jump through hula hoops, run around cones, occasionally kick a soccer ball and sort of attempt to listen to their frazzled looking teacher. (Think; Pre Soccer)

 

I was supposed to leave midday on a flight for work and it didn’t make sense for me to go to the office so Alyssa suggested that I come watch Soccer tots.

 

I showed up at 10am in the middle of the day, not at all knowing what to expect.

 

One of my kids kicked a goal in the cones that were set up over 20 feet wide which made it nearly impossible for them to miss

 

He turned and saw that I was there in the room and started shrieking with excitement!

 

“Daddy did you see me get a goal” (He looked so happy!)

 

It was right then that I realized I HAD to figure out a way to be able to have the flexibility in my work to be able to be around.

 

NOT just for the big things in life (school musicals, family birthdays and weddings), but also the little things too!

 

I hadn’t realized what I was missing out on.

 

After that I became fascinated by the possibility of working remotely.

 

That was years ago and since then I’ve negotiated flexible and remote work for myself and helped many other people get jobs or change careers that allow them to work remotely!

 

We’ve had a lot of people come to us in the last few years that are also interested in doing the exact same thing.

 

For this reason we brought on Adda Birnir, the CEO of SkillCrush.com, to discuss remote work on the podcast. Not only does her company work entirely remotely but also they teach people (especially women) to code (which is one profession that is incredibly flexible)

 

If you want to learn how to make remote work possible for you check out this blog post and the podcast here!

 

On the podcast today, we talked about…

  • What it’s like to work in a remote workforce
  • The lack of diversity and representation in the tech industry
  • How couples negotiate the dynamic between career and relationship
  • The factors that set up a remote team for success...or disaster
  • Adda’s favorite secret vacation spot in Iceland

 

(We covered a lot of ground.)

 

Plus in this blog post we go through step by step the process we use to help clients get to remote and flexible work in their current jobs OR new careers!

Direct download: htyc197.mp3
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So, true story: almost everyone on my team here at Happen to Your Career is an introvert.

(Myself included!)

 

Which is kind of surprising for a company that teaches people all about how to use relationship-building and presentation skills to create new opportunities in your professional life, right?

 

Well, contrary to popular belief, we introverts aren’t completely socially anxious and hiding ourselves away in a closet somewhere. (Most of the time.)

 

We (and I’m sure you, or people you know) have learned the skills to gracefully survive in a socially-oriented world while still creating space for our “me” time.

 

But one of the things that can feel the hardest for introverts is also one of the ones that makes conversations the most fulfilling.

 

The vulnerability of putting yourself out there (whether you’re an introvert or extravert) is part of what creates deep, meaningful, awesome connection.

 

And connection is why we’re all here, isn’t it?

 

If you agree, you’re going to love this week’s podcast on vulnerability and how to connect with anyone with AJ Harbinger of The Art of Charm.

 

I think this episode has the most value per minute of any podcast I’ve ever recorded, so if you are a person who loves self-development and wants to be a better conversationalist, you’ve gotta take a listen.

 

I consider myself to be pretty good at striking up conversations, and I found myself taking tons of mental notes.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to use vulnerability as your stealth superpower
  • The 3 phases of connection: an analytical framework for creating emotional interaction (yes, really)
  • How your past, present and future create the stories we tell ourselves -- and share with the world
Direct download: htyc196.mp3
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Ever thought about becoming a coach? If so, press play immediately on this episode where Scott Barlow welcomes back Marc Mawhinney, the founder of Natural Born Coaches program and podcast, where he helps coaches create real, profitable (and real profitable!) businesses.

 

On this episode, you’ll learn how Marc got into coaching (and the books that have been his biggest inspiration), how building a business is a bit like being a modern-day caveman, how to ensure you’re not getting paid in meatballs, and how to know when (or if) you need a coaching certification.

 

Being in love with the dream of calling yourself a coach can be very different from truly having a passion for the day-to-day life of being one.

 

For example, how much do you enjoy sales conversations? Working for yourself is an eat-what-you-kill kind of job, so you’re going to spend time bringing in coaching clients so you can keep the lights on and pay the bills.

 

And, how much time out of your week would you estimate you’ll be on the phone with coaching clients? Whatever you’re guessing, guess again and listen to Marc to hear about what it was like for him (and for Scott) in building their coaching businesses.

Direct download: htyc195.mp3
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Writing like a Pro in the business world seems like a huge undertaking that is easier said than done.

Luckily, we have Danny H. Rubin as our guest today.

Danny Rubin is “THE writing guy.” Danny has studied communications since college and has worked as a TV News Reporter and Consultant and has come back around to what he loves most, which is writing. He uses his greatest strength to teach practical writing instruction for the business world. From writing to apply for jobs to writing to start a business from scratch, Danny offers his writing advice as the writing expert in the business world.

One of the key takeaways from the episode is viewing the job search as an expectations game where employers are going to expect you to do X, but you’re going to learn how to do Y.

Why, you ask? Well, while everyone else is doing X, you’re going to put that little bit of extra effort it takes to do Y. This is your opportunity to do something another way to stand out from the crowd of job-seekers.

All Y is, is a change in the way that you think about what you’re writing. We have all been so conditioned to write a resume and cover letter the same way. So, a hiring manager is going to expect that same template from every candidate.

But, Danny is here to walk you through a process that will show you how to go about writing those pieces in a smarter, more strategic way.

You will see more results when you know how to be interesting when describing yourself in your stories. Your writing should highlight details of your experience that will enhance your overall platform.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the power of telling YOUR story of success in your cover letter. Danny will help you learn how to write to command attention, prove your ability, and leave a lasting impression on the reader.

 

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of brevity – Why keeping your writing short and concise is imperative in business communications
  • The importance of writing differently and how to stand out in your writing to get noticed and open doors
  • How to write a powerful Linkedin Profile
  • How to apply for a job when a company isn’t even hiring
Direct download: htyc193.mp3
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What do you do when you decide your current job no longer fits your values?

You fill your iPhone with numbers from all of the CEOs you’ve just made friends with by interviewing them for your blog.

 

(Obviously)

 

Wait… What?

That’s just one of the many ways that our client and HTYC Podcast listener Eric Murphy used to make a career change to his dream job. (take a listen below!)

Eric Murphy was working 10-14 hour days in his engineering role for the gas company in Las Vegas Nevada. It was going well… except that every single day he was feeling the urge to work with an organization that was giving back to the world. He even thought the solar industry might be how he should be spending his time.

He had no idea that he was so far off.

How do you make a career change when you’re burnt out, have no time, and don’t know what fits you?

That’s exactly what Eric wanted to know too! 

Because he wasn’t just trying to make a career change, he was also trying to figure out what career and what company really fit him. 

For every client we work with we help them go through the same process, and Eric was no exception! 

 

1. Determine your Signature Strengths 

2. Create Your Ideal Career Profile (What’s most important to you)

3. Target only companies and opportunities that fit 

 

What was incredibly unique to Eric’s story? 

 

That he was both seeking jobs AND trying to discover what his ideal role was at the same time. 

 

This might not sound like a big deal, but if you’re reading this, I bet you feel like you have to already know exactly what you want to be doing before you go talk to peopl about it! 

 

You don’t! 

 

This was the strategy that we helped Eric use.

Direct download: htyc192.mp3
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It's safe to say that the decisions we make in life are usually made with our head or our heart.

But, a lot of the time with specific big life decisions, our heads will use all the logic it can to persuade us to stay in the safe zone when it comes to finalizing those big decisions.

Many people find themselves torn when it comes to their career change.

They know and feel deep down inside that something isn't right and they struggle with taking a chance to actually make a change in their career.

Why do we fight what we know to be true in our core?

We see how others reach their goals and we think we must follow in their footsteps to reach the same success.

But, the truth is: we don't.

Success is defined by our own definitions and the way we reach our career milestones and life goals is up to us.

One way to breakthrough the traditional path of success that we've built up in our heads to be the only path of success is to listen to that little voice in the back of our head telling us where we need to be to successfully reach our own career goals (whatever they may look like).

Listen to the podcast to learn how we can learn to listen to our gut intuition and trust ourselves enough to reach our career success.

Direct download: htyc190.mp3
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So many questions that plague people that have decided to take the bull by the horns and make a career change for themselves.

The ups and downs that they encounter before they make the official jump to a new job position, organization, industry, or business venture are sometimes glossed over once they find success.

But, people that find that success as they transition to a new stage in their career know all too well the hard work, the endless days and nights they were kept awake at night, and the energy it took to put in the work to get where they are today.

One of those people is Cesar Ponce de Leon.

We had the pleasure of working with him as he took on the challenge to move from his previous job in legal affairs to a role at an organization that spoke more to his heart and true life calling.

Cesar ran into a few stumbling blocks along the way, but with the right tools and resources he was able to find success in his career transition.

His story of hard work and non-stop effort is one to take note of, so we've put together an outline of his biggest challenges and the process that he followed to guide him through to reach his career goals.

Check it out!

Direct download: htyc186.mp3
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Have you noticed any reoccurring themes in your life?

These themes can range from the habits you form, the hobbies you enjoy, the work you choose, the tasks you hate, the type of people you surround yourself with, and so on.

Just stop and think for a moment.

Does anything stand out?

The patterns and themes that appear in your life are little nuggets of gold that you shouldn’t hastily push aside when you’re looking to make any big life changes, like a career transition.

As much as we emphasize how digging deeper into your own patterns in your career and life is the first piece of research you need to do before you start down the career change road, we know that sometimes it is hard to accept those patterns for what they truly are.

Just ask our guest, Matthew Toy, who avoided accepting what everyone else around him knew about how big of an impact his own passion for practicing yoga had on his life.

Fast forward to now, and you’ll find Matt teaching and practicing Man Yoga (yoga for men) at the Berkeley Yoga Center, re-educating people on what the practice of yoga really is through his Instagram, as well as at events. He is also the co-founder of a bakery.

With a full life, yoga practice, and career, Matt is now able to look back, reflect, and share his path on how accepting his own life patterns led him to where he is now.

Direct download: htyc184.mp3
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Sure.

Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

WHY?

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bit out of your reach.

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

The question of how and when to reach out of our comfort zones comes up.

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

You can look at your career change in one of two ways:

  1. An exciting opportunity to experience something new and grow your skills and knowledge
  2. A big unknown that causes you to feel uncomfortable with the wonder of the what ifs that lead you to revert back and settle in your current job situation

But, the benefits of getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable far outweigh staying in the little bubble of your comfort zone.

Today, Andy Molinsky - an expert on behavior in the business world and author of the new book, Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence, joins us on the podcast. He shares insight on:

  • The 5 key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies when it comes to uncomfortable situations
  • How to overcome these challenges to achieve your career change goals
  • The surprising discoveries you make about yourself as you continue to face your fears by stepping out of your comfort zone

Listen to my chat with Andy on how to Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone to learn the steps you can take to develop a framework to get comfortable turning whatever you are most afraid of doing and positioning yourself to achieve your goals in your career and life.

Direct download: htyc180.mp3
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Most people dread the job application process as they try and stand out in a sea of people who are just as qualified and just as hungry to make it through the first portion of the process: the weeding out phase.

Surprisingly, even the “most skilled” people struggle to get their foot in the door when applying for jobs.

But, there is a little population of the workforce that usually doesn’t have that problem. This group of people are the High Performers – the people who get the early promotions, the big raises, and the exceptional treatment.

While the rest of the world goes into the job application process with the mindset of getting the job, high performers go into the process with the mindset of using this phase to collect as much information about the job, the organization, and the culture of the organization to determine if this is a good fit for them.

Wondering how you can get results like High Performers do?

On today’s podcast, we tackle:

  • Why even some of the most skilled professionals still struggle with the hiring process
  • How you can do to position yourself to stand out among the competition
  • The 3 key principles that you can apply to your own job application process to immediately get the results you want

What are you waiting for, listen to JOB APPLICATIONS: How to Get Results to learn more about and how to follow the High Performer route and get noticed by the hiring manager today!

Direct download: htyc178.mp3
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Whether you are currently in a job that no longer satisfies your needs, or if you are just looking to move yourself into another industry to better your career, or if you want to start your own business, your mental energy is key in finding the time and space to make that change for yourself.

You may be thinking, "Yes, but how and where do I even find that extra energy to make a career change, if I'm EXHAUSTED by the end of my day from my current job??"

If you're serious about changing careers, you need to make finding the time to create that energy to sustain you through this transition process. You need to ease your mental stress to focus on more important paths - like your career change.

Listen to the episode to learn the 3 things you can do now to jump start your energy to prioritize finding the time to put your career change plans into motion.

172 Time & Energy and Your Career Change

Direct download: htyc172.mp3
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Your life's work. It's quite an intimidating thing to think about.

When you look back to your younger years, what do you remember wanting to be when you "grew up"?

Is that the job that you are currently doing?

Sometimes when we look back to those days of innocence, we find where our passion lies.

Half of figuring out your own career transition is looking back at all of your life's experiences and determining what you are naturally good at. What you're known for doing really well by those people that surround you.

Today, our guest Yuri Kruman shares his personal experience in figuring out his own life's work. From trying to please his family's wishes on what they thought would bring him much success, to getting "kicked-out" of grad school, and finally to doing what it is that he is most passionate about in life.

Yuri discusses ways to find out what your natural role is to help you translate that natural ability to a new career.

171 Figuring Out Your Life's Work with Yuri Kruman

Direct download: htyc-171-yuri-kruman.mp3
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Losing a job, going through a career-existential crisis, or even if you've made the conscious decision to make a career change on your own terms, are all BIG LIFE CHANGES.

In any type of life change, it is important to be aware of the effects these changes may have on your health and wellness.

BIG life changes, especially if they are unexpected- like a job loss, can bring on an overwhelming amount of stress. It may feel like the world is turning upside down on you and when you're in it, you might not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, it's there. Believe me, it is there.

Today, Dr. Phil Carson, a registered Pharmacist and practitioner in alternative, holistic medicines and therapies, joins the show to share his story about the stress he experienced through losing his job, starting a business, losing that business, the growing debt that came with it, and how he was able to come out of it with high spirits.

He also goes on to share tips on how to manage that stress that comes along with big life changes and ways to identify when you need to seek more help.

Check it out: 170 Navigating Through the Stress with Dr. Phil Carson

Direct download: htyc-170-phil-carson.mp3
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Question: What is your definition of success?

Is it the size of your paycheck?
Enjoying what you do?
Is it the impact you make in other people’s lives?

Maybe it is having the freedom to start and leave work whenever you please?

Whatever your definition of success is, do you know how you’re going to achieve it?

Some people may have an idea, but most of us don’t.

Most of us follow the system and hope to progress accordingly.

But, is that really the most efficient way to achieve the success we have in mind?

Probably not.

That’s kind of where Regan Hillyer found herself after following the systematic path of going to school to major in architecture and being asked to look into her future as an architect 20 years into her career. She was not happy about what she saw in her future, so she changed her path.

She did a lot of soul-searching and decided to be proactive about her future by working on herself first.

Regan now helps others with personal development by teaching them how to set their own “success mindset” to build their online empire with their personal brand.

In the podcast, Regan shares how to be more proactive about your success by incorporating a more solid way to realize your vision of success.

Listen in!

Check out the blog at 169 Rewiring Your Mindset for Success with Regan Hillyer

Direct download: htyc169-regan-hillyer.mp3
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Many of us start our careers thinking that these fancy job titles sound amazing. But, more often than not, we don't stop to think if these jobs actually fit who we are as people or the lifestyle we truly want to live out.

Finding that ideal role at the perfect company that fits our core strengths and values isn't an easy task.

At HTYC, we try and help guide you to a career that fits you. The only thing we ask of you is for you to understand that:

  • It is going to take a little digging into yourself to find this ideal career
  • How much you put into the thought process (that we'll layout for you), will likely effect the results you get in your "job search"
  • This process isn't magic and it will not produce immediate results
  • Your genuine participation is necessary

Listen to the podcast as Scott outlines the steps you need to take to do the whole career change/job search process differently to achieve that happy, healthy work-life integration that people talk about enjoying so much.

For the step-by-step process that will show you how you can find that career that fits your everyday-life needs, check out: 168 Careers: How to Do It Differently with Scott Anthony Barlow

Direct download: htyc168.mp3
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We get sent A LOT of questions about how we get from having a job- that we either hate or one that no longer meets our career ambitions, to landing a job or getting on the “right” career path that will make us happier in our lives.

Today Gia Ganesh joins the conversation. Gia is our newest HTYC career coach and like many people that listen to the HTYC podcast, she didn’t always have her career figured out.

If you take a look at Gia’s resume, it’s quite impressive. She boasts two Masters degrees and began her career in the corporate space of Technology Project Management and moved on to Management Consulting before finally realizing that she thrived in a place that let her help people develop their full potential in work and life.

Now, Gia is working full-time as a Career Strategist and coach who works with high-achievers to help them identify and lead fulfilling personal and professional lives.

In today's podcast, Gia answers a couple of questions from the HTYC audience and shares why doing your research and collecting your very own data points is one of the key elements that will lead you to finding out how to pursue your next career.

Check out: HTYC Episode 167

Direct download: htyc167-gia-ganesh.mp3
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Building on Business with Ace Chapman

It's really easy to get caught up in the corporate trap.

Some folks may feel stuck during that process of climbing the corporate ladder, before they realize that they are built to be more of an entrepreneur than someone that is trying to make it in the corporate world.

Many entrepreneurs (actually even those that don't have an entrepreneurial bone in their body) want to be able to use what they're good at with whatever they decide to do with their businesses/careers.

If you're anything like Ace Chapman, our guest today, and you have an eye for opportunity and the understanding of what is right for you and your lifestyle, listen to the episode and learn how you can build out your vision and straight-line to your goals.

Building on Business with Ace Chapman

Direct download: htyc166-ace-chapman.mp3
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Working Abroad with Scott and Alyssa Barlow

Many people dream of living and working abroad. And if it's not the dream of living and working abroad, it's the dream of having the freedom to do such a thing.

It's an unconventional life, but when has HTYC ever been about following the unspoken "norm" of society?

We thrive on new ideas and breaking out of the mold of what we like to call "the traditional path of success." And we support you in following that unconventional way of thinking!

Scott and Alyssa Barlow have just recently returned home (to Washington state) from a 6-week stint of living (and working!) abroad.

Today's show features their experience of bringing their family to Europe.

Scott and Alyssa share the challenges they encountered with not only trying to take in as much of the European experience as possible, but as business owners, they had to do their fair share of work, while trying to balance their family life.

In the podcast, they chat about their biggest takeaways of their work experience abroad and share their thoughts on why you may want to consider working abroad.

Listen here!
Working Abroad with Scott and Alyssa Barlow

Direct download: htyc164.mp3
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