Mon, 18 December 2017
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
Mon, 11 December 2017
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
Mon, 4 December 2017
Mon, 27 November 2017
Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers - 6 Ways to get Reassurance that your new career is right for you
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
Mon, 20 November 2017
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!
Sun, 12 November 2017
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.
“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.
Mon, 6 November 2017
Mon, 30 October 2017
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...:
Mon, 23 October 2017
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...:
...and so much more!
Mon, 16 October 2017
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:
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.