Mon, 10 October 2016
On paper, it looks like you've reached all of the checkpoints of success:
You got good grades and graduated with a degree in a field that got you on the fast track to a job right out of college.
You got that promotion (and raise!) that you worked hard for at a job that any other person would be jealous of...
But then, it becomes quiet and you start to wonder:
"Is this all there is? Is this the path that I'm supposed to be on?"
Short answer: Probably not.
Next question: Now what?
Answer: Meet Lisa Lewis, HTYC's newest team member that just so happens to be:
1) A skilled and knowledgeable career coach
In today's episode, 147 Follow the Breadcrumbs to Your Dream Career, Lisa answers a couple of your career search questions and shares her own journey to finding a career that came naturally to her (after experimenting with her other career interests, of course).
Listen here: www.happentoyourcareer.com/147
Mon, 3 October 2016
Have you ever wondered if you've got what it takes to start your own podcast?
The answer is: Yes. Absolutely.
Whether you want to start your own podcast as a hobby or if you want to make the switch to start your own business in podcasting, it is possible to get your own podcast going even if you have no experience.
So, if you're looking for some guidance to start your own podcast, we've got a special guest for you! The Podcast Answer Man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft.
Cliff Ravenscraft has built his podcasting business from the ground up and is proof that making a big career change is possible. He is “a firm believer that if you Pursue Your Passion, The Money Will Follow!”
Listen in as Cliff not only shares his experience to getting where he is now in the podcasting world, but he also shares some tips on how to start your own podcast with very minimal effort (& equipment) required!
Check out the full how-to guide on starting your own podcast here:
Mon, 26 September 2016
Happy Three Years, HTYCers!
If you’ve tried to convince yourself that:
“There’s no way that I can find my dream career…a career that exists on my own terms…” or
“There’s no way that I can build my own business on what i really want to do because I don’t have any experience…”
I'm here to tell you that it is possible. If I can do it, YOU can do it, too.
It can happen. You can make a living by doing what you’re passionate about.
If you’re not sure about what that is yet, don’t worry. You will figure it out.
The best part is that you don’t have to have it ALL figured out right away.
If you've found yourself wondering how to make it happen for you and your career, take a listen as we tackle your biggest career questions.
Listen to the 145th episode: Making It Happen: Three Years & Counting!
Mon, 19 September 2016
What do you like doing?
Does it make an appearance at your day job?
Bringing more of yourself and who you are at your core into your workplace should be mandatory.
If it is the fear of starting fresh in a whole different career or new industry that is stopping you from finding a new path where you can be authentic in your work, don't worry about that. All is not lost as you change careers, every experience counts and the skills you gain throughout your career journey will be carried with you, adding more value to your skill set.
Changing careers to align your work with who you are is not only liberating, but it will also give you better chances for long-term career success and fulfillment.
Our guest, Joanie Connell, knows exactly how it feels to be doing work that she was slowly losing interest in as her passions began to come into light.
For her, the importance of being more authentic in her work led her to leave her engineering career and go back to school to dig deeper into her passion for people. She was also able to carry her experiences in the technology and engineering field into her new business venture as a consultant.
Listen to our chat with Joanie as she shares her story of leaving her engineering career to live a more authentic life to pursue a career that fueled her passion for helping people while utilizing her strengths in leadership.
Mon, 12 September 2016
Discomfort: noun dis·com·fort \dis-ˈkəm-fərt\
Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable?
Are you in a place in your life, whether in your career or not, that makes you feel uneasy? Maybe you're stuck in limbo wondering if you need to start transitioning out of your current career.
It's hard work to reflect during these times in our lives that make us feel stuck. Reflection and being completely honest with ourselves about where we are in our lives and where we want to be isn't an easy task. It's difficult to identify the things that are really important to us. But, we have to do it if we want to move forward.
Listen to our chat with Maxie McCoy as she shares how leaving her career comfort zone lead her to a much bigger and brighter future (one that she can't stop smiling about!).
Mon, 5 September 2016
Have you ever found yourself feeling guilty or unappreciative for wanting something other than the career and life that you've already worked so hard to create?
Does the doubt that lingers in your mind that maybe you're not on the right career path even though you've achieved great success in your professional life make you feel crazy or ungrateful?
Stop right there and get it out of your mind that there is something wrong with wanting something more. There is nothing wrong with having a desire to achieve something greater than what you've accomplished so far in your career.
If you've found yourself in a place of wonder, asking how you're supposed to get started on getting out of your current career to find a new path or how you're supposed to even get started on changing your career path when you don't even know where you see your future self, then our chat with life and business coach, Caroline Greene, may be the episode for you.
Check it out: http://www.happentoyourcareer.com/142
Mon, 29 August 2016
141 The Science of Happiness: How to Find Joy and Get Back to Playing Through Positive Psychology with Michelle McQuaid
Are you finding yourself unsatisfied by the life path that you are on?
Do you ever feel like once you achieve a goal or you get where you want to be in your career or in a particular place in your life that all you want is more?
As we reach a level of technical success in our career, we stop learning new things and our lives become less engaging. Getting curious and staying interested in what matters to us is imperative in our lives. Keeping that sense of wonder keeps life playful and fun.
Today's guest, Michelle McQuaid, is here to teach us about her findings in the science of happiness, also referred to as positive psychology.
Her studies encourage us to look beyond our achievement-obsessed and outcome-focused society as that culture causes us to lose sight of the things that bring us joy in the every day.
Listen to our chat with Michelle as she shares her experience of reaching what she thought her career and life goals were, but then found herself wanting more from the life she created for her and her family.
Mon, 22 August 2016
What's your story? Do you even know?
Have you taken the time to look at your own story? Ask yourself: what are the biggest triumphs of your story? Find out where the biggest tragedies that you've experienced are in your story.
Between the times that you've felt the most successful- the times that made you feel the most alive, and the times that you've had to deal with your biggest setbacks- the hard circumstances that you've had to overcome, you will find your future.
Today's guest, Paul Angone, is here to reemphasize that it's okay to not have it all figured out yet. He encourages us to take a look back at the experiences we've gone through to help see what we want our future story to look like.
Listen to our chat with Paul as he shares how to take your story, uncover your signature sauce (where your passion, purpose, and career collide), and create a brand for yourself.
Mon, 15 August 2016
Have you decided to take the leap into a different career? Or maybe you've decided to start your own business?
Making the decision to start a new business or completely head in a different direction into a new career path isn't an easy one.
Our guest, Jaime Masters, speaks from her very own experience of leaving her successful career as a project manager behind and jumping into the unknown. She is now an incredibly successful business coach with a strong network of millionaires. Her journey into the unknown opened her eyes to what is possible.
Jaime discovered that her strengths were in helping people. Her lessons to be learned are centered around the fact that "you have no idea what you're good at until you do it."
Listen in on our conversation with Jaime Masters. Jaime shares tips on how to be patient in the evolution of who you are. Every time you are asked to make a hard decision, you have to realize that it is a test to see how good you are at a skill.
Mon, 8 August 2016
We talk about career transitions and finding and turning your passions into a career you love all the time, but what happens when you love where your career is now and you want to work on incorporating some of your other passions into your work life?
Maybe your career has nothing to do with the additional knowledge, skills, or passions that you want to leverage to create a better future for yourself. All you know is that you're motivated and ready to make some moves to start working on something big for yourself.
That's where the side hustle comes in.
Our guest, Tracey Minutolo, has quickly become a side-hustling professional on the topic of side-hustling. She's a full-time lab supervisor at a medical device and diagnostics company by day, and a side-hustling rockstar by heart.
Tracey got her start in the side-hustle business when she decided it was time to get herself out of debt.
After years of feeling stuck, she found the world of business podcasts and decided to start a small virtual assistant side business, providing social media and community management and other support services for podcasters with purpose.
With the side-hustle fire lit under her, her skill set continues to grow and she is currently coaching others with their side-businesses as HTYC's Side Biz Coach.
Listen as she shares her career and side-hustle journey!