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, 3 April 2017
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.
Mon, 27 March 2017
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.
Mon, 20 March 2017
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
Mon, 13 March 2017
Question: What is your definition of success?
Is it the size of your paycheck?
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?
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.
Check out the blog at 169 Rewiring Your Mindset for Success with Regan Hillyer
Mon, 6 March 2017
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:
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
Mon, 27 February 2017
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.
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
Mon, 20 February 2017
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.
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!
Mon, 6 February 2017
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.