Happen To Your Career - Meaningful Work, Career Change, & Career Design

How many little bumps in the road will it take for you to feel appreciated, valued, and happy, every morning in your career? Before leading Disney World, Lee Cockerell had his fair share of little bumps in the road.

Achieving career growth requires you to (re)condition yourself to be wired to take risks and live on the edge- to go after the things that you want in your life.

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive VP of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort, and author of the new book, Creating Career Magic: How To Stay on Track To Achieve a Stellar Career.

In this HTYC episode, Scott Anthony Barlow and his guest, Lee, explains why after 40 years in hospitality, he calls the difference between settling for a good life and taking career risks to have a great life - career magic. We’ll explore all the little bumps in the road Lee had to face on his extraordinary career change journey to overseeing Disney World. 

On a side note: Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email me at scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

What to Listen For

  • The importance of exposure and how making connections and putting yourself out there will attract the experiences you need to advance your career
  • Being willing to take the risks and doing the hard work to have the payoff at the end is always worth it
  • How having resilience, a good attitude, looking professional, and behaving like the job that you want to have one day will help you get where you want to be
  • If you don’t spend the time planning the life you want, you’re probably going to live the life you don’t want

Episode Resources

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Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  3. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcast)
Direct download: htyc366.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT