Mon, 16 January 2017
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 Christie, in the grander scale of things, passion plays a bigger part in your career than you think.
So, what is passion?
Passion is two part. It's your interest and engagement.
Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your passion.
Basically, passion is who you are and your job is how you express that passion.
Finding 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.
In the podcast, Christie shares how to find your passion and how to turn that into a career that you love.
Mon, 9 January 2017
Many people are often conditioned to follow a traditional path of success.
After college, you get an internship. That internship turns into a job. Then you work your way to the top of your firm or gain success in a specialty.
You do all of the work that lines up with that job title that you've been aiming for since your freshman year of college.
That was the plan for our guest, Lindsay Moroney. She "planned" to go to college for pre-med, until she took an art history class that derailed her from that clear path to success. It was in that decision to ditch pre-med and follow her passion for art history that led her to her current position as the Vice President of Strategy and Operations for The Muse.
Listen as Lindsay shares how to redefine your own path to success and how being authentic with herself and following her what made her happy has led her to this particular point in her life and career where she is thriving.
Mon, 2 January 2017
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 26 December 2016
No matter what type of life change prompts you to rework your career journey, there are always ways to improve your situation and stay ahead of the career change game.
Today's show features Enrico Torres, an unassuming entrepreneur with a work ethic that perseveres through constant improvement. He spent over two decades working as a restaurant kitchen manager and a roofer before deciding that he needed a change (for the better) to accommodate his new life as a father.
His motto to become indispensable continues to carry him through his ever-evolving career changes as he believes in focusing on working harder to improve yourself to be better than the last guy that had your job.
Listen as Enrico shares his biggest takeaways from starting his business from scratch, while working his day job. He talks openly about his experience of making his dream happen and how the hustle never stops, especially when you become an entrepreneur!
Mon, 19 December 2016
Have you been living a calculated, box-checking life?
Are you looking for a change of pace, lifestyle, or career?
That is exactly how our guest, Tracy Timm, felt after checking off the boxes of graduating from Yale and getting a job on Wall Street out of college.
Tracy began to feel the effects of the classic "high-achiever" looking for more from life than just her job- which began to make her miserable.
After deciding that picking misery and safety over an actual fulfilling life was not how she wanted to continue, she laid her cards on the table for her employers and ultimately left Wall Street to begin her entrepreneurial journey (after her trip around the world to regain a new perspective on life, of course).
Listen as Tracy shares how she got her perspective back to make the switch from the corporate life to a life defined on her own terms.
Check it out: 157 Regaining Perspective with Tracy Timm
Mon, 12 December 2016
Have you been thinking about starting your own business?
Are you ready to take the leap to quit your day job?
Starting a new business seems like a big, scary decision to make, but it doesn't have to be.
Just ask Laura Roeder, who did just that. She quit her full-time job to branch out on her own.
Today's show features Laura's story of how she left her full-time job to chase her dream of working for herself, building her business, and doing exactly what she wanted to do with her career (without waiting the long 10-years that's usually required to climb to the top of an organization).
In the podcast, Laura discusses some of her biggest takeaways from quitting her job to starting and growing her business.
Laura shares everything from how she made the big decision to jump into the entrepreneur life, to landing her first clients, and how she has learned to evolve her business with the ever-changing digital world.
Mon, 5 December 2016
Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can 't even think about what it is going to take to change careers?
It's time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).
Two keywords: Space and Margin.
In today's episode our career coach, Lisa Lewis, drops in to share why it's important to create time and space for you to visualize and design your next career.
From there, you will be able to layout what you have in front of you to begin making those marginal decisions to get you to your next career. Don't over-think...small steps is the goal.
Listen in as Lisa also discusses some of the realistic, potential positive and negative outcomes if you decide to invite your current employer to discuss your thoughts of a career change.
Mon, 28 November 2016
What are they exactly?
Here at Happen to Your Career, (signature) strengths are the backbone that makes you who you are and they are what makes this company thrive.
Today, Lisa Lewis, HTYC Career Coach, joins us and helps us dive deep into what strengths are, some of the misconceptions of strengths, and how to find yours,
Lisa shares insight on what can happen when you lean into your strengths.
You don't want to miss it!
Mon, 21 November 2016
Career changing takes a little bit of risk and a lot of courage. Or is it the other way around?
Either way, changing careers involves some combination of risk and courage. HTYC has always been here to help you grow your confidence and find a path to the next phase of your career.
Today's guest, J.T. O'Donnell will guide you on the next step of your career change by sharing tips on how to remove the risk from jumping into something entirely new.
J.T. introduces "signaling" into the world of career change, how to be proactive on Linkedin, and why creating a "career bucket list" is the easiest way to get you into the industry you want to continue your career in.
Listen as our guest, J.T. O'Donnell, sheds light on how to take that calculated risk in the next chapter of your career.
Mon, 14 November 2016
Do you want to turn your side business into a full-time career, but don't know where to start?
Are you ready to hit the ground running with that business idea you have had floating around in your head, but are unsure if you have what it takes to go for it on your own?
Today's show features Olivia Gamber and her story of how she took her side business and grew it into a full-time business career.
In the podcast, Olivia shares some of her biggest takeaways from growing her business. She discusses everything from how she made the time to focus on building her side business, to becoming a business owner, and to how she was able to validate her business as real way to replace the income she was bringing in from her day job.
Check it out here: 152 Building a Business with Olivia Gamber