Happen To Your Career

Laura spent nearly a decade in a career that didn’t fit her.

She figured being good at math and in a family of engineers meant she’d enjoy the field, too. But as the years went on, the work never felt right.

“I had to hide the part of myself that wasn’t engaged and super passionate anymore. I would put on this extroverted fake smile at work and come home and be unhappy,” she notes.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn how Laura regained her confidence and landed her dream job while staying true to herself.

 

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Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

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Dan Pink — NY Times Bestselling author of books like Drive and When — went from being a speechwriter for Al Gore to one of the world’s leading voices on the science of career happiness. 

 

I sat down with Dan to figure out how to be okay with un-passion, why WHEN we work matters, and what really leads to career happiness. 

That’s because he literally wrote the book (Drive) about the science of what motivates us as people. And he found some interesting stuff:

 

 

  • Like how we’re more driven by making a contribution to something than we are to live in our passions
  • How passion really is an unsustainable feeling - it’s an intense emotion that can only be held for so long
  • What science shows about when you do your best work

 

 

So, if you’ve been pursuing your passion but have come up short, tune in to this episode to discover a new path.


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

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc398.mp3
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Do you feel like your career doesn’t align with the things that matter to you? Do you want to find work that fits? Sure you do. Well, good news! We’re taking you behind the scenes to share how we help people figure out what they want from their career and turn that into a reality. Eric Murphy defined his values and priorities, then came up with a plan for changing career. Hear how he figured out what he needed from work, and how he targeted companies that were a perfect match to land his dream job!

 

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

Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 

Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc

Direct download: htyc397.mp3
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Usually when we ask ourselves, “Should I Quit My Job?” It’s a question that we rarely ever say “yes” to without quickly defaulting to saying “no”, most times due to the creeping fear of failing or for financial reasons (family, mortgage, student loans, etc). 

Even worse, the odds of you starting your career search and successfully finding your ideal role without first knowing yourself and what you love and enjoy is extremely low. 

In this HTYC episode, Scott Anthony Barlow and his guest, Lynn Marie Morski will share her unconventional, yet courageous approach to doing a career pivot. You’ll hear how she has quit almost every career she’s started, became a doctor and lawyer, and used her range of experience from switching industries (like multimedia), to co-found a medical tourism startup. Think quitters never get ahead? Think again.

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

What to Listen For

  • How quitting can pave the way to new career growth opportunities, including some you could never anticipate!
  • Why the most important thing you can do in your career search is to focus on knowing and understanding yourself and then matching those things to your opportunities instead of chasing a particular job title.
  • How it’s possible that most people who will get a degree, then settle into a job (or two) for long periods of time may not have a large enough “data set” on which to base their ideas about what it is they REALLY want in their careers.

Episode 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 Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify / Apple Podcast)
  3. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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