Mon, 22 May 2017
There's been a lot of talk recently about resilience.
You know what goes hand-in-hand with resilience?
Struggles....to work through.
Mental roadblocks....to disengage.
We've all experienced setbacks in life, but it's about how we react to them that makes the difference between reaching our goals or letting them fall by the wayside.
When it comes to career change, many people, including High Performers, are bound to stumble on a few things before ultimately reaching their new career.
Now, how is your career transition going?
Is it going nowhere fast?
It was for Sarah Hawkins. That is until she asked for help (when she knew that she needed it!).
Sarah Hawkins -- our guest on today’s podcast and Career Change Bootcamp Alumni, just landed her dream job (that she didn’t even know that she wanted!) as the Operations Coordinator of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).
She joins us as our featured success story from our Career Change Bootcamp program.
Check out the podcast to hear Sarah’s story as it explains Why High Performers Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help and how the CCB program helped steer her in the right direction to land her dream job with an organization and a cause that she was excited about and to negotiate salary for the first time ever.
Mon, 8 May 2017
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.
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.
But just like computer systems have software that work to prevent getting hacked, there are ways for you to be proactive in becoming unhackable.
Listen in as Kary Oberbrunner dives into how to become unhackable: http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/177
Mon, 1 May 2017
Whichever term you favor, the meaning behind it is what’s important.
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.”
While having the drive to learn new things and master new skills is a fantastic quality and strength to have while job searching, a lot of multi-passionate people struggle with finding a career that “fits” them because they have such a wide range of interests. This makes it hard to narrow down a specific career, since there are so many choices out there that they can thrive in.
She stopped by the podcast to share her insight and strategies on how multipotentialites can approach their career search while combining their most-valued passions to create a happy (income-earning) life.
Listen to the episode to learn more about how you can take your Jack/Jill-of-All-Trade superpowers to the next level of your career.
Mon, 24 April 2017
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.
Our guest, 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, has outlined tips on how to get unstuck and get moving on your career journey.
In the episode, Kathryn takes us through her career and discusses tips on how to get unstuck of your current career situation because it wasn't too long ago that she was in that same exact place.
Listen in to find out how to get unstuck and find your new career path.
Mon, 17 April 2017
In today's podcast, Add Value, Grow Your Career, Michael Bigelow - a results-driven energy engineer and HTYC coaching client, stops by to share his experience of his own job transition and his biggest takeaways from successfully applying through remote job searches.
Michael elaborates on the career-centric "value-adds" that make the difference in getting a job offer or going back to the drawing board.
Mon, 10 April 2017
Many people think that they want to start a business.
It's been a dream in the back of their mind.
They've fantasized about what it would be like and how they will be in control of their lives and not have a boss telling them what to do.
They want to be in control of their own schedule and their own income.
All of that sounds really great, but is starting a business something that would actually be good for you or is it just better as a dream?
We've put together a set of questions to ask yourself about what you really want, so you can decide if you want to actually start a business.
In today's podcast, 173 How to Know if You Should Start a Business, Mark Sieverkropp, a great friend of mine and of HTYC (Fun fact: Mark helped get my business off the ground), joins me in answering these questions.
If you're leaning toward starting your own business now or have that in your plans in the future, make sure you take a listen to find out more to see if starting a business is right for you.
Mark and I will guide you on how to answer:
Mon, 13 February 2017
Have you ever thought about starting a new business, but don't know where to begin because you don't have the time between your full-time job and your other personal obligations, like spending time with your family?
Today, we revisit a past episode that features a former client and now great friend of HTYC, Olivia Gamber. Olivia shares her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.
Also in the podcast, Olivia and Scott discuss some of the biggest takeaways they have learned when they decided to grow each of their businesses. The discussion gets into everything from how to make the time to focus on building your side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how to validate your business as a real way to replace the income you bring in from your current job.
If you want to learn what first-time business mistakes to avoid when you start up, listen here!