Happen To Your Career

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?

What do you notice about the Paradigm shifting changes?

  1. The average person can’t imagine how it can work in their own life.
  2. Most of the world can’t “just do that”.
  3. You might automatically say, “that could never work for me”

It takes completely reframing your future to be able to achieve a paradigm shifting change.

 

In this conversation with we get deep into how:

  • Learn how to take the goals you are passionate and excited about and take the next little steps to turn them into a reality this year.
  • How to change your limiting beliefs from a negative into a positive.
  • Learn how to use confirmation bias as a benefit to gain goal success.
  • Learn how important it is to put words to and vocalize the whisper of ideas you have been feeling.
  • Get help identifying the little secret beliefs and limiting factors you tell yourself that are causing you a roadblock.
  • Learn to stop playing negative Jedi mind tricks on yourself and start feeling the positive force within.
  • Reframe your negative beliefs into positive beliefs and learn how to reinforce those positive beliefs with data points to give you forward momentum.
  • How 60 minutes of your time brainstorming can open up numerous possibilities.
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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 https://happentoyourcareer.com/261  

 

Listen to all the episodes on the podcast at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Most people would call Mo’s roles with Jay-Z, Hollywood directors, and Allen Iverson “dream jobs,” but no matter how shiny the job title, he still couldn’t find fulfillment.

 

Hear how Mo found career happiness PLUS three of the most common questions high achievers ask about career transitions.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/260

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Katie felt trapped. She’d invested in her company for a number of years, and she felt there was nowhere left to advance. To top it off, her employer had paid for her certification so she felt indebted. In this live coaching call, you'll get a behind the scenes listen as Katie recognizes the options available to her and prepares for her career change.

 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to recognize if limiting beliefs are delaying your career change
  • Should I quit my job? The signs that you’ve outgrown your company
  • How to avoid career burnout 

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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As far as I know perfection doesn’t exist because it’s subjective. This of course means that if we are after perfection, then we are already setting ourselves up for failure.

Now here’s the deal. The people we work with are often pretty highly self aware people. Even still they (and me too, many times) don’t recognize when we’re having moments of perfectionism that are holding us back.

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t’s easy to think about the weaknesses that could hold you back from your next career move, but research shows high achievers focus most on their strengths. Learn how to reframe the weaknesses in your life as “anti-strengths” and find a career that was made for you—strengths and anti-strengths included.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/257

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Hit a roadblock on finding career happiness? Hear how practicing perseverance landed Dan his dream career interviewing celebrities like Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Rachel Ray, and Chelsea Handler.

 

Read his full story at https://happentoyourcareer.com/256

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Are you interested in becoming a career coach? Have you wondered what it's really like and what it really takes?

Scott is joined by Phillip Migyanko and Lisa Lewis of HappenToYourCareer.com with a behind-the-scenes talk about becoming a career coach.

Want to find out even more about how to become a career coach and career coach certifications? Visit Here https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/lp/career-coach-coaching-certification/

 

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If money was no object, what would your retirement plan look like? What if you found a career that enabled you to live out your retirement plans NOW, as your daily job? Learn how Kristy found true career happiness by designing her ideal career and pitching it to her CEO. 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to use signature strengths to design your ideal career   
  • How to know if you can find career happiness with your current company 
  • The trick to push yourself to step out of your comfort zone, and why it’s so important 

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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 Podcast)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcast)
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You’re not still rocking your high school hairstyle, so why restrict yourself to the job you thought you wanted way back then? It’s time to step out of your teenage shadow and give yourself permission to seek a career outside the bounds of your college major.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/254

 

To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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What challenges will you have when making a career change in your 30s? Or secret advantages when you’re 40? What about “imagined” challenges at 20? Find out what to do to about it!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

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Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

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Like Gabby Douglas’ leap from underdog to olympic medalist, Linnea leapt from Marketing Manager to Senior VP—in only six months! Learn the full immersion techniques that helped Linnea stick the landing on career happiness.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/250


To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Long before you even begin thinking about going on an interview, you need to get into the right mindset. This accounts for nearly 80% of your interview success!

Having a confident, present mindset allows you to head into your future interviews with ease. It channels your nerves (those sweaty palms and racing heart) into excitement instead. And, it allows you to be yourself.

In order to get into this mindset though, you have to know yourself well, and respect your past experiences. You need to understand your career equity. And, that takes introspection.

That introspection doesn’t come overnight either. It’s a practice that builds up over time, which is why “cramming” for interviews isn’t effective. Being true self in an interview comes down to self-development.

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Did you know there are 3 primary ways to start a business, and each is tailored to specific personalities? Listen to learn which business recipe fits your unique disposition.

 

Find the guide, transcript, and more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/248

 

For even more stories of how High Achievers find career happiness find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Ever feel like you’re headed on a career trajectory that you don’t even want anymore? The 5-year plan worked in an age when pensions existed, but today, the working world has changed. You don’t have to take the one-way street. You can make u-turns, take on-ramps and off-ramps, and even create your own, never-before-seen path to career happiness. And we can help you do it.

 

Listen to our interview with Maxie McCoy, author of You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way, to find out the simple secret to finding a career you love.

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What happens when you’re already in a good work and life situation but what you really want is to be in an “ideal” situation?

For example: What if you have a career you love, get paid well, have great relationships… but you recognize it could even be better.

We’ve learned by working with thousands of people that to get to lead a life most people will never lead, you have to do things most people wouldn’t be willing to do.

While this can range from doing the hard work to figure out what your ideal life looks like to contacting hard to reach people, it always means doing things many others are unwilling to do.

For Robbie, who had a great role in DC with a great company, this meant getting away to get new experiences and clarity on what she wanted for her next chapter in her life.

It also meant designing a sabbatical that was both fun, uncomfortable, scary and fulfilling a 5 year dream of a multi month road trip around the continental US.

Our team got the pleasure of helping her design this experiment leading to her next step.

Along the way I personally got to meet her as she and I sat down in our Podcast and Video Studio in Moses Lake WA to talk about:

What caused her to want to leave an already good career
How she was intentional about designing a sabbatical that would give her more feedback and clarity
The simple formula to not accepting less in career and life (which came from Robbie’s late father)

Listen to the entire episode here and read the blog

https://happentoyourcareer.com/246
or listen to all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

 

And follow Robbie's adventures here:

fb.me/whats.that.rattle

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Do you worry that it’s not possible to make money and do work that you enjoy? This has been one of the most common questions we get at happen to your career. This topic causes more worries, anxieties, and questions about salary than nearly anything else. We’ve learned that it doesn’t work the way that you think it does.

Learn the realities (and possibilities) about when you should accept less when making a career change. Find the episode and guide here at https://happentoyourcareer.com/245

Listen to all the episodes at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Want to know how to avoid getting lost in the application stuck when there's 30,50 or 200 people applying? Learn some examples of convincing approaches that you can use right now. find the entire conversation at https://happentoyourcareer.com/244 or all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast

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Robert was an executive earning great money, and enjoying life and work, when he was unexpectedly laid off. At first he believed he would be able to easily make a career change, but months went by with no job offers and he began questioning everything. We’re sharing a rare opportunity to listen in to an actual coaching session with Robert as we systematically uncover what’s working for him and what’s not. 

 

What you’ll learn 

  • The 3 biggest mistakes we see for “High Performers” who are in the midst of a career change
  • How career change coaching sessions actually work 
  • What to do when you aren’t receiving any responses during your career search  

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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It happens to all of us: you’re cruising along (in your career, your relationship, your health, whatever).

You put your destination into the GPS, started following the directions on autopilot, and you’re fiddling with the music on the radio, take your eyes off the road for what only feels like a moment, and WHAM.

A pothole — seemingly out of nowhere — opens up and practically swallows your car tire, leaving you feeling trapped and helpless.

You were minding your own business, not paying attention, and all of a sudden, you’re stuck with a blown-out tire in the middle of the highway, watching other cars pass you by.

If you’re the kind of person who’s usually self-sufficient, a high achiever who did pretty well in school, this kind of situation is particularly frustrating.

“How did this happen? How did I end up here…and where do I go from here?”

If those questions are ones you’ve pondered at any point in your life, then keep reading. We have a heck of a podcast for you all about unconscious mindsets and how to get yourself back on track from mindset success coach Karenina Jahnigen.

 

Outdated mental operating systems can be incredibly painful — they keep us trapped in old beliefs that can suffocate current potential and opportunity.

Yet often in life, our places of deepest pain and suffering are the places from which we have the most to give. That’s certainly true of Karenina. Listen to her story of overcoming incredible pain and limitations throughout her life — and how she used her own learnings to help others as a coach who has helped people truly transform their lives.

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Imagine this scene: you’re driving to the office, and you feel your stomach tighten up.

It’s not like butterflies, it’s more like anxious nerves starting to kick into high gear.

You park, hesitate for a moment in the car before walking up to the building, sigh, and wonder to yourself, “Do I really *have* to today?”

But if you’re anything like the thousands of people we’ve helped, there’s a part of your brain that probably also pipes up and says: “Appreciate what you have! This is a stable job with good benefits, is impressive to other people, and gives you vacation and sick leave. And leaving would have huge consequences on your family, your mortgage payments…what would you even do instead?”

Or, even more scary: “What if I change jobs and it’s worse?”

It makes it really painful to start to answer the question: Should I Quit My Job?

But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are four questions to help you weigh the Pros and Cons of quitting your job — versus some of the possible potential upside of staying.

Check out the full show notes on the website:

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/should-i-quit-my-job-how-to-know-if-its-ok/

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On this week’s episode of The Happen To Your Career Podcast, four-time NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin dives into the science behind unmet resolutions, the anchor holding you back from your side gig, and the reason one “right way” might be...well...bullshit. A seasoned podcaster, she regularly co-hosts the Happier Podcast where she provides tips for making and breaking habits and success strategies for each personality type.

 

In her latest book, The Four Tendencies, Gretchen explains a personality framework involving, as you would guess, four tendencies. Each identified type is characterized by their tendency to respond to inner expectations and outer expectations. (Inner expectations being those you set on yourself—like New Year’s resolutions; outer expectations being those put on you by friends, coworkers, family, etc.)

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What if you could take the very small parts of your past jobs that you love the very most, and spend most of your day doing those things that you were great at and made you happy? That’s what it’s like to work in your strengths. The more that we use our strengths in a day, the less likely we are to feel stressed, worried, angry or sad! Finding your strengths makes it easier to discover exactly what you want out of your career and life.

 

What you’ll learn 

  • The answer to the very common question “How do strengths really work?”
  • Whether or not strengths change over time 
  • How to find your strengths and focus on your key strengths

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey:

 

“What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?”



What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take

 

Nope! Instead it turns out that all of them described making a career change as a journey and there are far more important advice to consider.

 

We’ve taken the advice from 6 successful career changers and put it into this episode

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/238


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Description: Wondering what types of jobs help people? This mentality will lead you the exact opposite direction of a fulfilling career. In this episode we discuss exactly what you can do instead. We also showcase exactly how Jackie Yerby made a career change to helping people in the way that’s most meaningful for her!

 

Want the transcript and helpful tools to figure out your career? Go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/237


Get even more help to make your career change. Find all our podcasts packed with career change advice and stories at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast-2

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Think back to the day of your high school graduation.

Remember the heat. Remember the squirming. Remember the excitement to get out of that place, and move on to something better.

But, for a second think back to the speeches that day. Whether it was your Principal or your Valedictorian (or maybe you!), they all had one thing in common. Each person imparted a piece of wisdom (or warnings) to you and your fellow 18-year-old graduates.

They told you: “Remember, it’s about the journey, not the destination.”

If you’re anything like me, that phrase went in one ear and out the other. You just finished the longest journey of your life: high school. And now, you were jumping out of your seat, although a bit nervous about the unknown, for whatever was to come next.

But then…you got there.

You arrived at that place–any adult milestone really (college, first job, moving to a new city), and this fearful, uneasy thought might have crept into your mind. You try to push it away, but it always comes back: “There mustbe something else out there.”

So, you continue to search. New job, new city. New friends, new relationships.

But it somehow, each step you take still ends up feeling the same.

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Are you exhausted and burnt out from your current job that you can ‘t even think about what it is going to take to start changing careers?

It’s time to re-calibrate your mindset to make that career change to something you enjoy (finally!).

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How do you know when you’re perfectionism is getting in the way of your progress? Or is it what helps you to be successful. Or is it somewhere in between.

A short while back we released a podcast episode on “perfectionism” and how you might not even know it’s holding you back.

We got great feedback on this episode from many of our listeners. Caroline Adams and I scheduled a followup conversation to debrief on the podcast and what we learned from creating a podcast on perfectionism. Ironically we discovered on creating a podcast on perfectionism that our own perfectionist tendencies had reared their ugly head.

This turned into a private conversation about where perfectionism becomes an issue for both of us. We go deep into where it’s caused challenges for our own lives and work… Even when we began this conversation we never intended it to become a podcast we’re sharing it with you because we also discuss how we each individually handle the perfectionism when it pops up ready to hold us back! Learn more at https://happentoyourcareer.com/233

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What challenges will you have when making a career change at 30? Or secret advantages when you’re 40? What about “imagined” challenges at 20? Find out what to do to about it!

 

https://happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-at-30-20-40-and-50

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How do you get in touch with people who are incredibly busy? Such as executives that may hold the key to starting a new career at a company you’re excited about, or might be a great mentor for you when making a career change? Darrah Brustein is an expert networker, founder of Network Under 40, Equitable Payments, and Financial Whiz Kids. She breaks down what you need to do to connect with hard to reach people and make them want to help you! 

 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to reach out to executives or other people that are really hard to get in touch with
  • How to write an awesome networking message to amplify your career search
  • Tips to getting people to want to help you on your career change journey

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Figuring Out Your Perfect Career Match (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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What would you want to do if you weren’t on your current path? Louise McNee had always been the type of person who knew exactly where she wanted to go and was driven to make it happen. That is until she was no longer sure what she wanted to be doing with her life. Listen to find out how she went from in confident executive to in tears no longer sure what was up or down to learning what creates a truly fulfilling life for her!

http://happentoyourcareer.com/230

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Dan Pink has written multiple New York Times best sellers, he’s been a speech writer for Al Gore, He’s given many Keynotes all over the world. His current book “When” has been sitting atop the best seller list for months. Looking at his career right now, you’d have no idea that at one point he was in law school but decided being a lawyer wasn’t for him, got into politics and after the initial luster wore off that the political space wasn’t for him either.

 

So how did Dan go from shifting career focus multiple times to deciding to become a writer with relative ease?

 

Well… turns out, he didn’t!

 

Find out exactly what happened here https://happentoyourcareer/229

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What is my passion?? Passion can be defined in many ways in relation to your career.

Christie Mims, the founder of the Revolutionary Club, a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, wants people to separate their passion from their job. According to her, in the grander scale of things, passion is bigger than just your job.

So, what is passion?

Basically, passion is who you are and your job is how you express that passion.

Passion is your North Star and your job is fueled by your passion.

Finding out what is your passion takes a little bit of courage in order to get off the beaten career path and embrace who you are and what motivates you to do good work.

“You can be known for being a strategic thinker. You can be known for being the person that’s calm in a crisis. You can be known for being the person who has a great sense of humor who is able to connect with people.” You can help identify some of your best qualities to find your passion by thinking about some of your biggest personality traits that are positive and start to socialize those traits with yourself and learn ways you can best communicate them to others.

In the podcast, Christie shares how to find your passion and how to turn that into a career that you love.

Listen here!

 

 
 
 
 
Scott Anthony Barlow         
Turning Your Passions Into Your Career with Christie Mims           
 
 

 

 

ABOUT CHRISTIE MIMS

Christie Mims is the founder of a Forbes Top 100 website for your career, The Revolutionary Club – THE Destination for Smart Women Who Won’t Settle For Anything Less Than Career Happiness. Christie was also named a top career expert in 2016 and her work has been featured all over the internet.

Christie is an expert in finding and doing things you’re passionate about and how to turn it into your career. Her mission is to help people find work they absolutely love.

Currently, Christie is providing a free 5-day Passion Challenge to uncover your passion and feel excited about work again.

Click here to find the passion for work you love!

WHAT IS MY PASSION? WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to stop listening to the noise of following the safe path and how to break away from the path of least resistance
  • What passion really is and how it relates to your job
    • What is passion v. What is hobby
  • Embracing more of who you are and taking a risk to find your passion
  • How to find what drives you to enjoy the work you do
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Have you ever been so excited about a new project or goal that you’ve set for yourself that you just can’t wait to start?

You sit and visualize yourself going through the motions of the process, checking off all the boxes on your to-do list, and finally you check off that last task, then you bask in the feeling of victory after you’ve achieved your accomplishment.

That entire process, the drive and determination, the movement forward, that feeling of accomplishment…that is what it means to be unhackable.

 

BUT HOW DOES IT APPLY TO MY CAREER?

To be unhackable means to close the gap that exists between your ideas and the implementation of your ideas.

It means building yourself up to become an unstoppable force that reaches goals.

Take that philosophy and apply it to the process of your career transition and you become unhackable by eliminating all of the obstacles that stop you from reaching your dream career.

What drives many people to career change is the idea that there is a big potential for something more than what they’ve got going on in their career right now.

But sometimes even people with the strongest mindsets, get hacked.

There are a handful (maybe more than a handful) of things that stop people dead in their tracks as they begin their journey into a new career.

Some begin to feel like imposters as they begin to progress in their career change.

Some self-sabotage and start doubting their potential, then slowly they unintentionally begin to put the brakes on their path to a new career.

But just like computer systems have software that work to prevent getting hacked, there are ways for you to be proactive in becoming unhackable.

In order to get in front of the hacking, we need to identify what is leaving you vulnerable to getting hacked in the first place.

 

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM BECOMING UNHACKABLE IN YOUR CAREER CHANGE?

 “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”―Buddha

The most common obstacles that stop a lot of people during their career change are all about their mindset.

Here are the top three things stopping people from becoming unhackable (with some examples):

 

1) Problem: They lack the confidence in their knowledge & skills

They start thinking about themselves in a self-sabotaging ways.

  • They’ve been imagining that they’re experts in something.
  • That they really don’t have the transferable skills required to follow through on a new career.
  • That they’re really not good enough to make a career change.

 

2) Problem: They’re unsure of the direction or focus they want to pursue

  • They have a lot of interests, a lot of passions, but they’re not sure that their skills really apply to either.
  • They think that working in passions is a myth and that sticking to what they’ve always known and done is a safer bet, than taking a chance on something new.
  • Nothing has worked out for them to this point, that they’re stuck on what’s next.

 

3) Problem: They don’t know how to sell yourselves

  • They doubt the value their skills bring to the table.
  • They don’t know how to effectively market themselves.
  • They’re not “salespeople.” They don’t want to seem pushy.
  • They’re afraid of rejection.

 

SO, HOW DO YOU BECOME THAT UNSTOPPABLE, UNHACKABLE FORCE TO SUCCESSFULLY CHANGE CAREERS?

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Well, we change your mindset when it comes to your career change.

1. Get out of your own head and stop judging yourself.
2. Refocus your time and energy on your goal.

 

LACKING CONFIDENCE?

If you’re struggling with the confidence in your own knowledge and skills in a particular industry, you need to, first, acknowledge that there is a reason you started down the path of career change (and KUDOS to you on that note, because not a lot of people even make it as far as to acknowledge that a change needs to be made).

Remember that you started down this path because you knew that there was something bigger for you out there (and there is!).

So, if you need to, take a step back and take a breath and then come back into your process of career change refreshed and motivated to continue. As Kary Oberbrunner says, “Show up filled up.”

You are the expert and the guru. You have the skills to bring value to people.

Regain your perspective and come back full of what you already know you know and move forward.

 

CAN’T FIND A CAREER THAT FITS?

Who do you want to help? What do you want to contribute your talents to?

If you are having a little trouble answering those questions, ask yourself:

What have at least three people asked you for advice on?

Those people have come to you for help in something they trust you enough to help solve. That makes you credible. That proves that there is a need out there and that skill makes it something you can capitalize on.

From that little exercise, you can align your skills and strengths and begin to be more intentional in your career change.

 

WONDERING HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF?

Ever heard of a Values Proposition Statement (VPS)?

Anyone that is looking to change careers should have one.

Think of it like the menu at a drive-thru window. You know when you pull up to a drive-thru, you know exactly what they’re selling.

That is what your VPS should do.

It provides clarity of your intentions and lays out what you have to offer your next employer.

Here’s a formula to give you a little framework to build on:

 

“I AM A ____________, WHO HELPS ___________ DO OR UNDERSTAND _________ SO THAT ______________”

 

Once you have your VPS lined up and ready to roll, you’re ¾ of the way there.

The last quarter of the marketing equation requires you to change your mindset from “selling yourself” to a mindset that selling is serving, and marketing your knowledge and skills is storytelling.

Once you can frame your pitch in that way, you’re golden.

People don’t want to be sold, they want to be helped.

 

NEXT STEPS

Becoming unhackable is a mindset change.

Building your confidence, finding your footing in the direction you want to take your career, and learning how to take all of that and put it into action by effectively marketing your skills and knowledge as assets will make you unhackable to continue to successfully transition your career.

Your journey into a new career isn’t easy.

And because the process is a journey, we know it’s easy to let yourself to get hacked.

If you’re finding a little bit of difficulty building your confidence or finding your footing on what career path is right for you, we have world-class career coaches that can help you get where you envision your next career.

Visit us at https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/coaching and let us know where you find yourself getting hacked and one of our coaches will be glad to help you!

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Is Being a Perfectionist holding you back?

Where does perfectionism come from in the first place? What’s the meaning of perfectionist really?

 

Here’s your Perfectionism Test

Here’s your perfectionism test on whether or not perfectionism is holding you back in your career change. Answer these three questions to get started OR take the entire perfectionist test by clicking here!

1.Do you have a track record of success in one area of your life (career, fitness, finances, relationships, etc)?

2.Have you ever said something similar to

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What if you already have a very comfortable job but you want more? How do you create the environment to make a change when you already have it pretty good but you know that something MUST change? Get the entire episode and transcripts at http://happentoyourcareer.com/225

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What if the moments in our lives that feel the most awkward are actually the most valuable? That’s the question that Melissa Dahl poses in her new book Cringeworthy, a Theory of Awkwardness. It’s also something that I’ve been pondering for about 10 years now. Particularly the area of having awkward and difficult conversations and how they impact your life.

 

Want to completely change how you have difficult conversations? Go to http://happentoyourcareer.com/224

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When you’re faced with hard decisions like “should I take this other job” or “How do I know if this company is worth my time” or “is this type of role really going to make me happy, how do you really know? Our HTYC career coach Caroline Adams helps us break down exactly how to know. To get started go to http://happentoyourcareer.com

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Maybe you used to really enjoy your job, but lately you’ve been feeling burnt out. The good news is there is a way to revitalize those feelings you once had for your career and company. Going from an employee of an organization you’re already working for to an independent consultant may be just what you’re looking for. This episode takes you through the 4 steps that explain how to get a consulting job with the company you already work for.

What you’ll learn 

  • The trick to enjoying your corporate company again even if you’re experiencing corporate burnout
  • How to create the right time and place to become an independent consultant
  • How to have a conversation as a partner (not as an employee)
  • How to negotiate what you want out of your consulting role 

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcast)
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What if you’re a creative thinker who’s in a role that doesn’t allow you to use all that creativity? I would say “square peg, round hole” but usually it’s more “well rounded” people that function in a “square” environment. They can fit in, they just don’t want to have to.

Every single day we get people who are creatively minded that email us and say:

“I would love to find a career where I get to use my creativity and still get paid well for it.”

We’ve learned that many people don’t even really believe it’s possible when they show up on our digital doorstep.

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According to our guest (and coiner of the term), Emilie Wapnick, a multipotentialite is a person that doesn’t have “one true calling the way that specialists do.”

Emilie describes multipods as people with many paths that pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).

A person with Multipotentiality “thrives on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills.” As innovators and problem solvers, the multi-passionate have the need to discover anything and everything to satisfy their curiosity.

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Sure. Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone??

 

We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

 

Nobody ever achieves much by staying in their comfort zone.

 

WHY?

 

Well, achieving goals requires you to aim for something just a little bitout of your reach.

 

Having a goal makes you look forward to something attainable that may not be in your comfort zone (at the moment).

 

Then the question of how to get out of your comfort zone comes up.

 

When it comes to career change, more likely than not you’ll be faced with the choice to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns.

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Starting the career search process can be intimidating, especially since the first thing any job search website asks for is WHAT? Like you’re supposed to know what job title you want in the first place?

When you don’t know what career path you want to take, the process is not only hard to get started, it can be paralyzing when you don’t have all of the answers. Just thinking about a career change causes stress, anxiety, frustration, and fear to rise inside many people because the majority feel stuck and unsure of what to do first.

But, there’s a way to get unstuck.

You have to be willing to change your mindset and approach your career change differently than you have before.

If you’re willing to do that, all you need now it to make the time and energy to get you through the journey.

Below, we’ve outlined tips from Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of The Muse, a career discovery platform that “puts the human at the center” and helps over 50+ million people a year in their career search.

Now, pull out a notebook and let’s get you started down the right path to get you unstuck and find your new career path.

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This is our first podcast episode ever where we share the story of our Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Margaret Fredrickson, alongside her career coach. Margaret gives us her first-hand experience of how coaching helped her overcome her own fears and doubts about finding her dream job--and lets us in on why vulnerability is the biggest job search hack out there.

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Interviewing can be a scary experience, because we feel like we have to fit into a certain box. But, what if I told you there are a few simple ways to be yourself in an interview, and actually land the job? On this podcast episode, I will be speaking with Evangelia LeClaire, one of our top-notch career coaches here at HTYC about this exact topic. And together we will spell out exactly how to effectively prepare for an interview so that you can be your most authentic self.

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We are constantly told that life is about the journey, not the destination. But, what if our so-called “journey” doesn’t have any purpose? During this podcast episode, Scott will speak with Career Change Bootcamp graduate, Kelly, who will take us through her journey to finding a purpose in life. And, once she found it--everything else seemed to fall into place.

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Do you feel like you’re living your life in fear of what you could actually accomplish if you tried? On this podcast episode, we’ll be sharing 4 essential steps on how to stop living your life in fear--and finally how to give yourself permission to live the life you actually want.

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Maybe you really enjoyed your job when you started…years ago. But now, you stroll into work each morning disengaged and hopeless. You're not alone. About 50% of people go through this exact cycle in their job: excited, learning stops, they feel stuck. Hear how Laura confidently and successfully switched industries after being at a job for 8 years.

 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to know when it’s time to leave your job.
  • The importance of self reflection in the career change process. 
  • How to successfully switch industries no matter how long you’ve been in your current one.
  • The tools and resources to use when making a career change.

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Laura’s “Where Are They Now?” Episode - Positives and Negatives of Starting A New Career: Is It Worth It? (Spotify / Apple Podcasts
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change  (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Are the expectations of others holding you back from doing work that is truly fulfilling? Most of us feel like we have to behave like one person when we’re at work, and a different person when we’re at home or in our social circles. That in itself creates a social expectation. If you want to be yourself at all times, you’re bucking the trend. Because, in our world today it’s  not “normal” to get paid to be who you are, using your true strengths instead of just the skills you’ve picked up in various roles along the way. But, you want to know the weirdest part? By resisting being your most authentic self at all times (because of fear) we are ensuring that we stay unhappy by default. Learn how to go against the grain and find a career that allows you to be YOU!

What You'll Learn

  • How to model living authentically during a career change to find a career that fits 
  • How to modify your job offer to reflect what you really want
  • How your boss can support you during your career change 
  • The importance of finding your strengths to determine your ideal role 

 

Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com   

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out! 

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

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  3. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)



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Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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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