Happen to Your Career | A podcast for people who want Career Happiness ; Also Career Transition, Career Change Tools, Dream Job, Figure out what you want, Jobs, Strengths, How to Be Awesome at Your Job,
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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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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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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.



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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.



  • 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.
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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.
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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!

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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.
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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.
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