Happen To Your Career - Meaningful Work, Career Change, & Career Design (Careers)

If your ideal role doesn’t exist, it may be up to you to create it! It’s all about figuring out exactly what you want and need out of your career, and then asking for it. Learn how Laura created her ideal role within her organization by making an ideal career profile, networking internally, and having bold, transparent conversations with leadership!

What you’ll learn

  • How to be transparent and effectively communicate with leadership about your need for change
  • The significance of internal networking to discover potential roles within your company
  • Why gaining clarity around what you want and need out of your career should be the first step you take
  • How to navigate an internal change within a company

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC555_1.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

The irony of being stuck at a job you hate is that it seems to consume your every waking moment. It begins to bleed into other areas of your life, and turn you into someone you’re not. Discover how Paul escaped his career crisis by digging into self-discovery, setting boundaries, and asking for help and accountability. Paul did a lot of work to figure out what he wanted in his career, so when a job opportunity came along he was able to recognize it for what it was: the perfect fit!

What you’ll learn

  • How detrimental a misfit job can be to your professional and personal life
  • How to set boundaries to escape career crisis mode
  • Why accountability is often the difference between wanting to make a career change and actually making it happen

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC554.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

“Is being bored a good enough reason to leave my job?” Boredom at work isn’t talked about enough, but we get this question all the time! Becoming apathetic towards work and settling into a comfortable role can happen before we even realize something is wrong! But if the goal is meaningful work, this can be a dangerous place to be. It’s much harder to leave a comfortable job than one that is obviously burning you out.

That’s where Lisa found herself Her job came with a lot of autonomy and flexibility, but she was extremely bored, isolated and wasn’t receiving any feedback. If you’re feeling bored at work, or like you’re settling in a job that doesn’t fulfill you, Lisa’s story will not only inspire you to make a change but show you how you can!

What you’ll learn

  • How isolation and mental barriers associated with being bored at work can keep you trapped in a job
  • The silent struggle of workplace boredom and how to escape
  • How your ideal career may be closer than you think, possibly in the same organization
  • The common challenge of breaking out of your comfort zone to explore fulfilling work opportunities

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC553.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

You’ve likely heard the common scenario that happens to job seekers nowadays - they apply to over 100 jobs and get maybe one interview (more often 0!) Does anyone actually find a great role and get hired from job boards? It turns out - YES! Our client, Angie, found a role that fit her perfectly just sitting right there on Indeed.com, waiting for her it seemed.

She applied, added a kick-a$$ cover letter (more on that in this episode), and landed an interview really quickly. And after just ONE(!) interview they agreed she was a perfect fit and offered her the job.

You can find an amazing role on a job board, but it likely won’t happen by simply applying. So if you feel like you keep getting sucked into a black hole of infinite jobs, and you’re wondering how you can find that one role that fits you in the abyss — Angie’s career change story is a must-listen!

What you’ll learn

  • How Angie broke through mental barriers & limiting beliefs that hindered her career satisfaction
  • How knowing exactly what you want changes the job search process (making it so much easier!)
  • Why self-development has to be a priority in order to find your ideal role

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Figuring Out Your Perfect Career Match (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC552.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

When you think about leaving your current company you likely imagine one of 2 scenarios — 1. Movie-worthy visions of lighting the office on fire, while flipping the bird, on the way out the door or 2. Your team pinpointing you as an unforgivable enemy because you lit the office on fire and flipped them the bird without looking back 🙃

But leaving a job doesn’t have to mean burning bridges. You can escape your current job and find a much more fulfilling role without leaving your team or organization in a lurch. Think of this approach to a career transition as building bridges, not burning them.

Scott shares actionable advice on how to approach your boss when you decide you need to make a change— including how to plan the meeting and exactly what to say in the conversation. He also gives examples of how to exit a company in the best way possible.

Leaving a job can be done in a way that benefits everyone involved. It all comes down to how you approach those bridges (hint: leave the lighter fluid at home!)

What you’ll learn

  • How to leave your job without burning bridges and turn it into an opportunity to build stronger connections.
  • Actionable steps to set yourself and your team up for success during a career change
  • How leaving a job can be a chance to strengthen relationships

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC551.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

A career change is not permanent. You may be thinking, “Of course I know that!” But it’s a different story when you’ve put tons of hard work, time and effort into making a career change only for it not to pan out. *insert exasperated sigh 😩

However, when this happened to Michal, her reaction was excitement. She had gone into her initial career change with the mindset that at some point, she would likely grow into something else. And that simple mindset shift changed everything! ✨

This bonus episode is part 2 of Michal’s story. You can hear Michal’s original career change episode here 👉 550: Career Change Identity Crisis: Who Am I If I Leave This Job?

Luckily, her second change ended up being a breeze compared to the first. Why? Well, thanks to all of that work she had put into her career change the first time around Michal knew exactly what she needed to feel fulfilled in a new role— so all she needed to do was find the perfect fit!

Hear how Michal went from academia to a research role, and then to working for the federal government. She even gives great strategies on how to customize your resume during the job search! This episode gives great insight into how to make each iteration of your career better and better!

Direct download: HTYC550-bonus.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you ever felt like your career was on autopilot? Or that you were getting so far into your career that you felt like you couldn’t leave without starting over? This is what happened to Michal. She spent years getting her doctorate and when the time came to get a job in academia, she did it without thinking… because that’s just what you do! Right? Right???

Unfortunately, doing things the normal way, without question, put Michal in the same place many others are — In a job that isn’t a great fit and doesn’t particularly line up with what you want out of life!

Hear how Michal untangled her identity from her longstanding career and found a new fulfilling career that aligned with her authentic self. Also, learn 5 internal obstacles of career change and discover how to navigate a career change without losing yourself!

What you’ll learn

  • How to separate your identity from your career
  • 5 common internal obstacles that stop career change
  • How to recognize if you're career has become stagnant

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC550.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What’s the best way to determine if a different role or industry is right for you? Many people believe you must take huge risks to figure this out, but that’s not the case. Career experiments are the answer! These are the opposite of the tactical career change approaches you often hear about, yet far more effective. We are going to cover one of the most highly effective types of career experiments today: test driving conversations. This experiment will allow you to meet new people, quickly test new careers, and pave the way for creating your very own role custom-fit to you.

To demonstrate how this experiment works firsthand, Scott walks through Laura Morrison’s career change (episode 213), and explains step-by-step how she test drove conversations that led to finding a role that was perfect for her.

Laura’s Career Change Episodes:

Part 1 - Switching Industries Without Compromising Your Career’s Trajectory

Part 2 (Where are they now) - Being Happy in an Exhausting Job

What you’ll learn

  • How to explore new careers and industries through conversations
  • Why an ideal career profile is a game changer for career change
  • How Laura strategically used career experiments to find her ideal career

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC549.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Ever find yourself caught in the struggle between being genuine and networking? Most people have trouble reconciling how to connect with people and build relationships naturally while also being able to accomplish their own goals. So how can you accomplish goals that require having connections but not be transactional? It turns out that there are easy ways to begin relationships that are genuine and feel natural to the other party (no schmoozing involved!) What’s the key? Stop forcing it. This episode provides 5 examples of how to build connections and relationships naturally without being transactional.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make connections without networking events and social media
  • How to build genuine relationships when networking
  • Five unconventional strategies to build genuine connections without resorting to transactional approaches

Resources Mentioned >> Introduction formula examples 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC548.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Is there any particular area or subject that people tend to come to you for? Scott has made a lot of career changes, more than most people you know... combined! But something finally clicked for him when he realized his friends and family were always coming to him for career advice. With HTYC turning 10 years old this year, we wanted to share Scott's career journey and how each of his career changes (even being in a rock band!) have contributed to the HTYC that exists today.

What you’ll learn

  • How recognizing your strengths can lead to work you genuinely enjoy
  • Valuable lessons from Scott's career failures and successes
  • How to turn ADHD from a perceived weakness into a source of strength

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC547.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

I'll let you in on a secret, almost everyone thinks their network isn't big enough or strong enough to help them land their ideal role. But you (and a ton of other people) are wrong! Studies have shown that it's actually not the people closest to us, the people you likely think of when you think of your network, that can help you advance in your career. It's actually the friends or friends that really make things happen. Skeptical? Confused? In this week's episode, Tanya discusses how she used her network to land a job abroad at her dream organization!

What you’ll learn

  • How Tanya made a career change from entertainment to working in wellness abroad
  • The power of intentional networking: Tanya's strategy to connect and build relationships (that helped land her role!)
  • How to define your career needs and target organizations that match

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC546.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

The key to unlocking the life you desire? Your signature strengths! You have a unique value to offer the world, and your signature strengths are the way to figure out how you operate at your best. Discover the counterintuitive nature of strengths, and learn insightful exercises to figure out your unique signature strengths. Tune in to embark on a journey toward a more fulfilling and empowered life. 🚀

What you’ll learn

  • How to identify your signature strengths
  • Simple yet powerful exercises that unveil patterns to define your signature strengths
  • How to use a feedback loop to continuously refine and apply your strengths, unlocking their true potential.

Links

Relevant Episode - 543: How To Use Your Signature Strengths To Get Hired

Past Roles Exercise

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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.

Direct download: HTYC545.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you ever had a role that had one focus and then morphed into something else over time? In less than 2 years, Nick’s customer success role began to change to be more of a sales role – which did not fit him. Join Scott and Nick as they explore the importance of self-discovery, strengths, networking, and test driving conversations in crafting a fulfilling and purpose-driven career.

What you’ll learn

  • How uncovering your strengths can help in a career transition and lead to a more fulfilling career
  • How to identify if you're approaching burnout in a role you once love
  • How Nick used his network to explore a new career path

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

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 Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC544.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

How can you make 2024 the best year you've ever had? It starts with a better vision and plan for yourself. How do you get a better vision and direction? That begins with great questions. 

This ep details out the 5 questions Scott uses every year to make the next year even better than the last! Take a listen to find out all the questions

Want help making your career change or making your career extraordinary? Schedule a conversation with our team and we can learn about you, your situation and figure out the very best way that we can support you! 

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 10:31am PST

The idea of getting to work in your strengths can be really exciting. But how do you get there? How do you find a role that aligns with your strengths, and how do you use those strengths to get hired? In this episode, Scott not only explains the key distinctions between regular strengths and Signature Strengths, but he also addresses the burning question of how to use those strengths secure a job you're excited about! You’ll also hear from Maggie who used her strengths to get promoted to work she truly loves.

What you’ll learn

  • Actionable steps to identify your signature strengths right away
  • How to to use your strengths not just to secure a job but to genuinely enjoy the challenges in your role
  • How to translate strengths into hireable traits

Mentioned in this episode

Maggie's Story - Episode 480: The Power of Using Your Strengths To Advance Your Career

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC543.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

James had identified Amazon as the company he wanted to work for, but they kept rejecting him.

His values aligned with the organization and he was extremely excited about their company culture, but he kept repeating the same cycle. He would land an interview with Amazon (woo!) only to be told they “went a different direction” after the interview(ugh). So how did he end up landing his dream role with Amazon? By upgrading his mindset, persevering through rejection, and expertly using his network.

Tune in as James shares his story of making a career change from Boeing to Amazon!

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate career change obstacles with resilience and strategic perseverance.
  • How to leverage your network to its full potential to enhance your career change
  • Practical tips for shaking off the ghosts of rejections past and embracing a growth-oriented mindset
  • How to communicate passion and alignment during job interviews effectively.

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC542.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

The shift that happens when you go from employee to working parent can cause a huge upheaval in your career. Your priorities completely change, and there are boundaries that must be set and values that must align.

Jenna was working in an extremely demanding field, as a criminal prosecutor. She loved her career, but about four years into motherhood, she reached the point of absolute burnout.

Learn how Jenna defined exactly what she needed in her next role and how she landed a role that was such a perfect fit, she got promoted after only a month!

What you’ll learn

  • How to handle setbacks and unexpected turns during a career change
  • How Jenna found a role that aligns with her personal values and family needs
  • How to navigate the intersection of career and family life

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC541.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What happens when the career plan you’ve always had falls apart? Anna VanRemoortel's identity was heavily tied to her job in academia, so when she realized she was no longer excited about her work and questioned her career’s direction, she felt like she was lacking in all areas of her life. In this episode, Anna details the highs and lows of quitting her job in academia, dropping out of her PhD program, and becoming an executive director for a nonprofit (in less than a year!)

What you'll learn

  • Why you’re never really “starting over,” even when it feels like it
  • How to identify when it’s time to change your career direction 
  • Ways to make the most of casual networking opportunities 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC540.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

When you receive a job offer, whether that's for a career change or even an internal promotion, you are in the absolute best position to increase your salary or add benefits. But how do you approach the conversation? What exactly do you say? What do you ask for? In this episode, Scott discusses the best time to negotiate, examples of what you can ask for besides more money, exact verbiage to use and more!

What you’ll learn

  • How to increase your salary and/or benefits through negotiation
  • What to do in each step of a negotiation & exact verbiage to use
  • Strategies for transforming a potential "no" into a productive partnership

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC539.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Making an intentional career change isn't about compromising or settling, it's about figuring out what it would take for you to thrive in your work and then going after that ideal career! In this episode, Scott is joined by career coach Ben Fox to discuss the work they do with clients to help them think outside of what they’ve ever imagined, or thought possible, to define their ideal career. If you know you need to make a career change but feel stuck not knowing what your next role could be, this is a must-listen!

What you’ll learn

  • How to use the ideal career profile to define your career minimums and must-haves
  • Strategies to overcome mental barriers in the career change process
  • Practical insights into transforming your career by defining what you want

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Episodes Mentioned

496: Using Curiosity & Experiments to Guide Your Career with Ben Fox

BONUS: The Seven Elements of Meaningful Work

 

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. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC538_1.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

If your goal is to get a job, sure, you can stick with informational interviews. But if you're after a fulfilling career that pays really well, then you must do things differently than the rest of the world. The internet and self-proclaimed job experts have been chanting the mantra of informational interviews as the go-to solution for career change. But over the years, we've discovered that these interviews can actually throw up more roadblocks than solutions. In general, we've never been big fans of following the crowd, and that remains the same when it comes to informational interviews. In this episode, Scott dives into why we're not big proponents of this approach. Instead, he'll introduce you to a game-changer that will bring you much closer to your career goals: test-driving conversations.

What you'll learn

  • The limitations of informational interviews
  • The importance of experimenting and staying open to self-discovery
  • Why test-driving conversations is a more effective and authentic approach than informational interviews
  • The step-by-step process of test-driving conversations

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC537.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

A single decision can set the stage for a life-altering transformation. You may think that the biggest result of deciding you need a new job will be changing your career. However, we’ve found time and time again when you begin doing the work to make this kind of change, you can end up transforming all aspects of your life.

Jill had spent a decade in finance, burned out and trapped by the industry’s notorious golden handcuffs. Her craving for transformation set her on an unexpected path, one that took her from networking to making an extremely bold career move.

What you'll learn 

  • How to make networking actually work for you
  • How to conduct career experiments outside of work 
  • The bold career move Jill made to escape the golden handcuffs of finance  

Jill's Podcast - Doing The Dang Thing

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation?  Schedule a conversation

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC536.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

We’re sharing insights from seven individuals who have successfully navigated career changes and found meaningful work aligned with their passions and strengths. Each of these career changers faced their own challenges and obstacles but emerged stronger and happier on the other side. But how did they do it?? Let's explore their stories and the valuable advice they offer to anyone considering a career change. (Remember, time is passing, and the only person who can change your future is you!)

What you’ll learn

  • What you can do today to start towards a significant career change and personal growth
  • Career advice on when you'll know if you should make a change or not
  • The value of confronting your fears when it comes to the search for a more fulfilling career
  • How to discover new career opportunities and options you may not have considered before

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC535.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

People who have good career well-being are interested in their work and answer yes to the question, “Do you like what you do each day? The opposite of that? Career burnout. And in today's world, "burnout culture" is pervasive. If you've ever experienced career burnout or are looking to prevent it, this conversation with Emilie Aries is a must-listen! Emilie shares the core values that transformed her from burnout to a happier and more productive place in her career and life. Prioritize your well-being, take control of your life, and watch the positive changes unfold!

What you’ll learn

  • The 3 core variables to help fight burnout
  • How to practice saying “no” and the difference it can make for your life
  • The difference between assertive and aggressive communication
  • How to be more strategic with your life and career to avoid burnout

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC534.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Could the answer to thriving at work be as simple as knowing what you want and then asking for it? When we last caught up with Nancy (on episode 532 of the HTYC podcast) she had decided to leave a company she co-founded and had spent 20 years working for. The goal? To explore a genuinely fulfilling career that gave her full autonomy and made her happy. Learn how Nancy navigated multiple offers and ultimately created her ideal career by figuring out what would bring her the most happiness and confidently going after it! (Don’t miss Part 1 of Nancy’s story!)

What you’ll learn

  • How to approach conversations with leaders to ask for what you want in a role
  • The obstacles (including your own strengths!) that may be holding you back from your ideal career
  • The importance of assessing your priorities and aligning your desires in order to ask for what you want

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC533.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Forget flexibility, what you're really looking for is career autonomy. You deserve to have control over your career, but true autonomy can be much more difficult to find than flexible work. Nancy made the difficult decision to leave her 20-year career as co-founder and VP of an event company in search of more autonomy. She now finds herself at a crossroads, torn between a seemingly ideal full-time role and the cherished freedom of contracting. In this episode, Scott walks her through this decision-making process in a live coaching session!

What you’ll learn

  • Why autonomy is often the key to job satisfaction
  • How to handle having tough conversations about career aspirations
  • Scott's tips for figuring out which role is right for you when you're stuck between multiple opportunities

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC532.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

How do you get in touch with people who are incredibly busy and may hold the keys to your ideal career? More than just getting them to respond, how do you get them to be excited to take your call, return your email, or build a relationship with you?

We’ve actually been teaching how to do this for years, but because we get questions about this topic so often, we wanted to bring in an expert on this topic. I am excited to share my conversation with Darrah Brustein, founder of Network Under 40, Equitable Payments, and Financial Whiz Kids who shares her experience and expertise in building relationships with busy people.

What you’ll learn

  • How to find the “right people” to network with and stand out in your reachouts
  • How to influence leaders and other busy people to want to help you
  • How to ask for what you want when networking with busy people (and avoid being presumptuous)

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC531-fix.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Changing careers is about way more than just switching jobs. There are many fears and limiting beliefs that can hold you back from going after what you truly want.

If you're the kind of person who's a bit scared to take risks, and figuring out your ideal career feels like cracking a secret code, guess what? You’re likely operating from a fixed mindset.

Learn how a shift in Larry’s mindset allowed him to realize his passion as a career brewmaster was no longer fulfilling him and that he didn’t just need a new job, but an entirely new career!

What you’ll learn

  • How to know if you’re operating from a fixed mindset or growth mindset
  • Why successful career changes involve much more than just changing jobs (and what they do entail)
  • Why you may need to look outside of your hobbies and passions to discover your ideal career 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC530-fix.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Stay in nonprofit or explore new industries? Karen was at a career crossroads when an open role at another nonprofit presented itself in the most unusual way. Gain insights into leveraging your strengths, creating your ideal career profile, and embracing the unexpected to shape your own fulfilling career path. 

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate the career crossroads of staying in nonprofit or exploring new industries
  • How to identify new roles in unexpected places
  • An inside look at exploring the unexpected twists of changing roles within nonprofit

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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)

Direct download: HTYC529.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

There is no way to know what a hiring manager will ask in an interview, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare! HTYC coach, Megan Crawford, has a background in recruiting and has conducted thousands of interviews. She joins Scott to discuss what you can do to be extremely prepared for any interview. They provide great interview tips on how to approach interviews with confidence, align your true self with the role, and stop performing and start having genuine conversations.

What you’ll learn

  • Interview tips on how to embrace authenticity for success
  • How to expertly prepare for an interview
  • How to be yourself in an interview and have a genuine conversation with the hiring manager

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC528.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

A layoff can leave you feeling completely out of control with no idea what to do next. Melissa found herself in this exact position and was scared to put herself back out there from fear of being laid off again. Learn how Melissa gained the confidence to go after what she truly wanted for the first time in her career and made being laid off the best thing that ever happened to her career. 

What you’ll learn

  • Strategies for making a career change after being laid off
  • How to turn a professional setback into a boost for your career
  • How to stay focused when faced with difficult career change decisions

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC527.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Maybe you don’t completely dread going to work every day, but there’s a different category you may fall into: the "checked out and just don't care" crew. That fire and passion you once felt for your career seem to have fizzled out, and you’re feeling disengaged. If you’ve been spending your time in a job that is out of alignment with what you value, even if you enjoy your day-to-day job functions, you may have gotten to the point of being apathetic. That’s where Brian found himself for the first time in his career. When he was looped into a round of company layoffs, he overcame his initial panic by stepping back and aligning his career search with what he valued most, ultimately landing his ideal role and reigniting his passion for his career. 

What you’ll learn 

  • The connection between your values and feeling disengaged at work 
  • How to identify what is most important to you when making a values-aligned career change 
  • How to leverage your network and ask the right questions when searching for a company that fits your values 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC526.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Learn how to switch industries without starting in an entry-level position, taking a pay cut, or going back to school (no matter how long you’ve been in your current industry!) Scott and HTYC career coach, Taj Dashaun, discuss the 4 steps you can take if you've decided it's time to set your sights on a new industry for your career. 

 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to conduct an audit of your skillset to identify transferable skills that align with your target industry
  • The 4 steps to take when you decide to switch industries 
  • What to say when reaching out to build relationships in a new industry

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC525.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Having a job you dislike can have a more detrimental impact on your mental health than being unemployed (Seriously! This is backed by research). Aaron began to realize this truth as he found himself contemplating some pretty dark things if it just meant he didn’t have to go in to work. He had never identified with his career in construction management and felt extremely unfulfilled, but seeing as he worked for the family business… he felt completely trapped. Listen to Aaron share the chain of events that gave him the confidence to step away from the family business and go after his lifelong dream of being a lawyer. 

What you’ll learn 

  • The impact a dissatisfying career can have on your mental health 
  • How to step out of your comfort zone and take control of your career 
  • The power of self-reflection and self-awareness in your career journey 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

Direct download: HTYC524.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

If you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed by all of the possibilities of your next career, the answer to narrowing down your search may be to focus on organizations. How do you do that? By taking all of the must-haves you’ve identified for your ideal career and finding organizations that meet those criteria. But that is drastically oversimplifying it, which is why we’ve dedicated an episode to this topic! We’re sharing a live coaching call of Scott walking one of our clients, Julie, through this exact scenario. Learn how to get clear on your must-haves, narrow down organizations that meet them, and then how to reach out to these organizations to identify if they’re a great fit for you.

What you’ll learn 

  • The importance of focusing on organizations to narrow down your career search
  • How to identify your must-haves for your ideal career
  • Strategies for finding organizations that meet your criteria
  • Tips for reaching out to potential organizations and assessing if they're a good fit for you

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

  2. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC523.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

We've all experienced those moments of feeling trapped in a job that no longer brings us joy. Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, leaving us feeling stuck and unable to take that first step toward a better situation. However, by taking proactive action and defining your ideal, you’ll find yourself well prepared to finally make a leap to more fulfilling work the unexpected occurs. Learn how Kristen turned an unexpected layoff into a catalyst for reinventing her career. Get inspired to make bold moves and find fulfillment in your career!

What you’ll learn 

  • How to reinvent your career using threads of your past roles 
  • The importance of proactively pursuing what you truly want for your career.
  • Preparing for unexpected setbacks by taking small steps towards your goals.

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

 

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.

 

Referenced in this episode:

Kristen’s website- https://www.kristenrocco.com/

 

Related Episodes

  1. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

  2. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

Direct download: HTYC522.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Are you tired of constantly overthinking important life decisions, like changing careers? Well, you're not alone. In this episode, we dive into the world of overthinkers and explore how to break free from analysis paralysis. Scott is joined by one of our career coaches, Bri, who shares practical strategies to help you step out of your comfort zone and embrace imperfect action on your path to a more fulfilling career. Join us as we challenge the notion of waiting for certainty and learn how taking action, even without absolute confidence, can be the key to real change. Don't let overthinking hold you back anymore!

What you’ll learn 

  • The common traits and challenges of overthinkers when it comes to making career changes
  • How to avoid questioning too much and talking yourself out of making a change
  • The power of imperfect action and how taking courageous steps, even before feeling ready, can lead to confidence and success in your new career path

 

Did you know that other peeps who listen to this podcast are calling the HTYC audiobook the “best audiobook experience they’ve ever had hands down"? Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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)

Direct download: HTYC521.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Making a career change doesn’t always go according to plan. Louie had worked in medical imaging for 13 years but decided he was ready for a change, and made the switch to IT. When his new role began negatively affecting his health and family, he quit without another lined up. Learn how Louie pivoted back to medical imaging, but this time found his ideal role.

What you'll learn

  • How to define what you really are looking for when you decide to make a career change
  • How to use your connections to make a career change
  • The importance of prioritizing your health over your career 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC520.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Here's the thing about burnout—it's contagious. When leaders are overwhelmed and running on empty, it can seep into the entire organization and cause widespread burnout. But here's the good news: leaders have the power to turn the tide and create a thriving environment for all. Today, Dave Stachowiak joins one of HTYC’s leaders, Cindy Gonos, to discuss preventing leadership burnout, and ultimately positively impacting burnout in your organization as a whole

What you’ll learn 

  • The importance of leadership vulnerability, and how to approach it with your team 
  • How changing your feedback system can help overall happiness in your organization
  • How teams can work together to prevent burnout
  • The six main indicators of burnout

Did you know that other peeps who listen to this podcast are calling the HTYC audiobook the “best audiobook experience they’ve ever had hands down"? Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Related Episodes

126: Your Career Path is NOT a Straight Line with Dave Stachowiak

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.

 

Direct download: HTYC519.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Starting your own business has become quite the buzz these days, but let's be real—it's not for everyone. Sometimes people confuse their desire for more freedom and flexibility with the need to become their own boss. However, there are certain folks and situations where starting a business could be the perfect career move. The question is, how do you know if entrepreneurship is the right move for your career? Our guest, Amy, shares how she came to the realization that opening her own business was the right move for her, and how she built a support system that allowed her to take the leap into creative entrepreneurship.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to know if you should open your own business or if you just need to make a career change
  • Where to find your biggest supporters and motivators when starting a business
  • Questions to ask yourself if you’re considering becoming an entrepreneur

 

Have you read the book yet? Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available in print, ebook and audiobook! If you want to know how to make an intentional career change to work you’re excited to wake up for, visit happentoyourcareer.com/book!

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts))

 

Direct download: HTYC518.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Say goodbye to the boring grind and hello to a career that brings out the best in you! Gallup's research has revealed the one thing that has the biggest impact on whether or not your work is fulfilling. Can you guess what it is? (You probably can from the title of this episode…) It's whether or not your strengths fit the role you're in. That's right, the key to unlocking fulfillment in your work lies in fitting your strengths to your career. In this episode, Scott discusses these findings with Dr. Jim Harter, the Chief Scientist of Workplace and Wellbeing at Gallup!

What you’ll learn 

  • How organizations can create a thriving culture of engaged employees 
  • The research and data-backed knowledge that supports the link between strengths and finding fulfilling work
  • How to have more meaningful conversations with your leader (or your team if you are a leader!)

 

Have you had the chance to read our new book? “Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work” is the best place to find all of the most valuable HTYC advice, and it’s now available in print, ebook, and on audiobook (hello, podcast listeners!) Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

 

Direct download: HTYC517-fix.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Is making a career change really worth the effort, perseverance, and time it takes? Listen to Vicky’s inspiring journey from feeling stuck to thriving in a new role, and decide for yourself! 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information.

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC516.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

There’s been one episode that we’ve received an overwhelming amount of feedback on. More than any other episode in the history of this podcast, and more than any other story in the Happen To Your Career Book, because people resonate with this story so deeply. So that is the story we're going to share today as a special bonus episode! If you find yourself inspired by this story and wish to make a similar change in your own life, reach out by clicking here to schedule with our team 👉  https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule/


Schedule a meeting with our team! 👉  https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule/

Direct download: HTYCB025.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Whether it’s responding to emails as they come into our inbox, no matter the hour, or agreeing to meetings after our established working hours, setting boundaries at work has become increasingly challenging. Today’s technology makes it almost too easy to think we have to “always be on." Learn how to set healthy boundaries at work with insights from Rachael Robertson, a world-renowned authority on leading in extreme environments!

What you'll learn

  • How to influence your work culture for better boundaries
  • How to be successful in the most challenging of environments
  • Practical strategies for holding boundaries

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC515.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Unhappy in your current job? It’s possible your ideal role is right in front of you, you just haven't uncovered it yet! Jenn's story provides specific steps and examples for discovering your ideal role within your current organization.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to decide if changing roles internally is the right move for you 
  • How to experiment with roles within your current company
  • How to have conversations about an internal career move with leaders in your organization

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC514.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

You know you bring immense value to your organization and feel that you deserve to be paid more than your current salary. But how do you go about asking for it? Where do you even begin? And more importantly, how can you ensure that your request is met with a positive response? In this episode, Scott speaks with Justin, a technical engineer, who found himself in the same situation. He ended up staying with the company he loved and successfully negotiated a raise, exceeding the amount he initially expected!

What you'll learn 

  • Why leveraging outside job offers is not always necessary to get a raise
  • How to push past your comfort zone to ask for the raise you deserve
  • Tips for framing your value to the company and making a compelling case for a raise

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)

  2. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC513.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Imagine your child thriving in their career from an early age instead of feeling confused and lost in their first 10 years on the job. Many of us are already thinking about what work will look like for the next generation and how we can help improve it before they even enter the workforce. In this episode, we explore the best ways to approach talking to kids about work and careers, and share insights on how to ask the right questions and guide your child toward a fulfilling career path!

Episode 329: Helping Your Kids Prepare for Their Future Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

  2. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC512.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Making a career change later in life can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Scott had built a great career working for the same company for 18 years. When he began to realize he no longer felt challenged at work, there were 2 main limiting beliefs holding him back: “I feel like I’m too late in my career, and between work and family obligations, I’m too busy to make a career change.” Hear how Scott overcame these obstacles and ultimately beat out more qualified candidates to land a new role he’s really excited about!

What you’ll learn 

  • How to fit a career change into your life no matter how busy you are 
  • Using strengths to overcome limiting beliefs 
  • How networking expedited Scott’s career change

 

We want to hear from you! Take our first-ever listener survey: https://happentoyourcareer.com/survey

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC511.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What if I told you there was a way to engineer yourself to become a top candidate for your dream organization? Jenna had been a bedside RN her entire career, but always felt misaligned and like she was just tolerating her job. When she finally decided she wanted more out of her life and career, she narrowed her job search down to just one organization she wanted to work for. Learn how Jenna built connections with her ideal organization, persevered after rejection, and became the top candidate when the same role she had been initially rejected for opened back up.

 

We want to hear from you! Take our first-ever listener survey: https://happentoyourcareer.com/survey

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC510.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Should you stay or should you go? If you're so stressed you feel like you can't function normally, or you feel completely misaligned with your work, or you're no longer able to have a social life, or maybe all the above... something does have to change! However, you actually have more options than simply staying or quitting.

In this episode, Scott is joined by HTYC career coach Megan to discuss the 3 questions you must review to decide if you should quit your job without another lined up, plus alternatives to quitting that most people have never considered!

 

We want to hear from you! Take our first-ever listener survey: https://happentoyourcareer.com/survey

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC509.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What if you didn’t have to escape your job? What if the place you were your happiest and the place you felt most alive was actually where you worked? Steph had known for almost 9 years that she felt the most alive, and the most like herself, in fitness studios, but she had never allowed herself to believe that she could actually build a career in fitness. Steph had a great career in the Marine Corps, and then with Amazon, but she never felt like she was doing work that was true to her. In this episode, she discusses her realization that she could make a living doing what she loved, and how she took the leap to pick up her life and go after it. 

What you’ll learn 

  • The importance of building a career in alignment with your life
  • How to use feedback from your support system to find a career that fits you
  • The importance of defining success for yourself when pursuing work you love

 

We want to hear from you! Take our first-ever listener survey: https://happentoyourcareer.com/survey

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC508.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

In this bonus episode, Scott answers the following question we received from a listener: “How do I figure out what I want to do when my entire career up until this point has been defined for me?” 

We want to hear from you! Take our first-ever listener survey: https://happentoyourcareer.com/survey

 

Direct download: HTYCB023.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you taken every assessment and personality quiz out there only to find that you’re still in the same place? While the knowledge of being a “relator” or “achiever” or “learner” is interesting, you still don’t have a raise, a new career, or work that makes you happy. To help you escape this roller coaster to nowhere, HTYC’s own Cindy and Kate are taking over the podcast to help you understand your unique mix of strengths, and then apply that knowledge in a way that is useful and valuable to your career and life.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to understand what your mix of strengths mean to you
  • The scientifically proven link between strengths and career satisfaction
  • How nurturing your unique set of strengths can lead to more meaningful work

 

Mentioned in this Episode

 

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Strengths to Get Hired

 

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)

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

 

Direct download: HTYC507.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is the final part of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Values."

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 2 on Flexibility & Autonomy: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 3 on Quality of Life: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 4 on Growth: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 5 on Signature Strengths: Spotify / Apple Podcasts 

Listen to Part 6 on Supportive People : Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Direct download: HTYCB022.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Transitioning out of the military is no easy task. From the rollercoaster of emotions to the lifestyle changes, and of course, finding a civilian job. Julia had loved her time in the military, but that chapter had come to a close and she needed to figure out what her next career would be. When she began her job search, she felt completely out of her element, struggled to relate her military experience to civilian job postings, and found herself considering jobs well below her military pay. In this episode, you'll hear how Julia went from not knowing what she wanted to do next to landing an amazing role in the corporate world and defining her ideal life as a civilian. 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to find confidence in your career after transitioning out of the military 

  • The importance of thinking in terms of an ideal life instead of just an ideal career 

  • How to translate job descriptions in a new industry to help you realize if you’re a good fit or not 

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

  2. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC506.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is part six of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Supportive People."

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 2 on Flexibility & Autonomy: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 3 on Quality of Life: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 4 on Growth: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 5 on Signature Strengths: Spotify / Apple Podcasts 

 

Direct download: HTYCB021.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

A lack of career clarity can leave you feeling directionless. Luckily there is a practice that can help you discover what makes you unique, what motivates you, what you enjoy in your work, and can help you build a more intentional life and career: Reflection. In order to achieve her own career clarity, HTYC coach, Briana Riley, built a reflection practice that she uses in her coaching today.

What you'll learn

  • An exercise you can use to gain clarity and build a more intentional life and career 
  • How self-reflection can help you define your ideal career 
  • How asking for help can accelerate your progress to a fulfilling career

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts

  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

Direct download: HTYC505.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is part five of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Signature Strengths." 

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 2 on Flexibility & Autonomy: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 3 on Quality of Life: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 4 on Growth: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Direct download: HTYCB020.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

The audiobook version of "Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change & Meaningful Work" is now available on Audible! In celebration of the launch, today's bonus episode includes Chapter 2: Happy High Achiever Milestones.

Click here to order the audiobook book on Audible!

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print copy or ebook here!

Direct download: HTYCB019_1.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Kristy had landed her dream role traveling the world, drinking wine (and getting paid to do both!) She had put in a lot of hard work to figure out her ideal career and make a career change, but it turns out she still wasn’t done! Kristy Wenz shared her initial career change story from communications to wine travel on the HTYC podcast in 2018. In today’s episode, she returns to discuss how she’s continued optimizing her career into better and better iterations of her dream career.

What you'll learn

  • Why learning to say no is so important when optimizing your career 
  • How to overcome the fear of leaving your once ideal role 
  • The importance of creating your list of must-haves

Kristy's original episode - Episode 255: How Kristy Celebrated Small Victories on the Way to Her Dream Career (Apple Podcasts / Spotify

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts
  2. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts
Direct download: HTYC504_1.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is part four of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Growth." 

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 2 on Flexibility & Autonomy: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 3 on Quality of Life: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Direct download: HTYCB018.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is part three of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Quality of Life."

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Listen to Part 2 on Flexibility & Autonomy: Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Direct download: HTYCB017.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to pivot out of your current industry? One of the biggest challenges when it comes to career change is the inability to see outside of what you know and the career that you're accustomed to. HTYC career coach, Taj Dashaun found himself in this very place after his football career ended when he graduated from college. In today’s episode, Taj gives expert advice as he details the ups and downs of his many career pivots.

What you'll learn

  • The important distinction between how you want to live vs. what you want to do
  • How to know it's time to make a career pivot
  • How to transfer your skills to a new industry

 

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

 

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. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC503.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

This is part two of our series on the seven elements of meaningful work and covers “Flexibility & Autonomy.”

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others.

In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. 

 

Listen to Part 1 on Contribution! (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYCB016.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

A career change can seem daunting, but what if your life depended on it? Thomas lay on the ground for 2.5 minutes, paralyzed. A career-ending neck injury changed his life and career as he knew it in an instant. Learn how a former NFL player used his passion to find purpose and fulfillment off the field.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to Identify your passion vs. your purpose 

  • An exercise in trusting your gut when it’s time to leave a career 

  • Who to add to your team of advisors to help navigate your career change

  • How to overcome the fear that is holding you back from career fulfillment

 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? 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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC502.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

If you want to do work that is meaningful, you must first understand the elements that contribute to a fulfilling career. Many things have an impact on fulfilling work, but there are seven key elements that have a significantly higher impact than all others. In this bonus series, Scott will take you through each of these seven elements individually, so you can get a full understanding and start creating your own definition of meaningful work. This episode is part one and covers “Contribution.”

Direct download: HTYCB015.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Climbing the corporate ladder will bring you success, but will it bring you happiness? Learn how a senior-level manager rallied after a shocking job loss, figured out his top career priority, and pivoted into multiple offers from companies he was eager to work for.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to prioritize what is most important to you in your career
  • How Dan experienced true career happiness by stepping down from the executive level
  • The importance of going back to your roots to find exactly what your career has been missing
  • How to pivot after job loss and use it to your advantage

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC501.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

How can you create more fulfilling work in your role and for your team? Two HTYC leaders, Scott & Cindy, take you behind the scenes to explain how the HTYC team creates fulfilling work by doing things a lot differently than the rest of the world. They share the specific processes that work for HTYC, and provide practices you can implement in your role today to begin the journey to more fulfilling work!

Direct download: HTYCB014.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

HTYC has evolved from a blog project that helped people get raises and promotions to a company with an entire team dedicated to changing how work is done worldwide. Today’s episode discusses how the future of work is changing and how taking control of your career can help change the way the world does and thinks about work.

What you’ll learn 

  • What it means to change the way the world does and thinks about work
  • How to take control of your career
  • What you can do to help change the way the world works

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC500.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What do you do when you decide your current job no longer fits you? Whether it’s an external shift, like your priorities change, or an internal shift, like a misalignment of values, you know something is off. HTYC career coach, Megan Crawford worked in recruiting for over 12 years until she realized her role no longer aligned with her values or what she wanted out of her life. On today’s episode, she discusses her career change journey from recruiting to coaching, including tactical steps you can take if you’re in a similar position!

What you'll learn

  • How to use fear of the unknown and uncertainty to fuel your career change
  • What to do when your new career isn’t what you thought it would be
  • The importance of acknowledging that you’re no longer in a career that fits you

 

Have career change questions? Email "conversation" to scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

 

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)
Direct download: HTYC499.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

In this bonus episode, Scott answers the following question we received from a listener: "I love my career but my spouse hates theirs. How do I support my spouse?" 

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Direct download: HTYCB013.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Do you feel connected to your role currently? Do you feel important? Do you feel like you’re close to burning out? Many companies focus on employee engagement, but their idea of growth and engagement isn’t guaranteed to be exactly what you want or need. In today’s episode, Rachel Cooke of Lead Above Noise talks about the four different types of growth and how you can drive your own career growth.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to know what’s holding you back from doing your best work
  • How to figure out your definition of career growth
  • The four components that create a really powerful employee experience

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC498.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Working mothers make up a significant part of the U.S. labor force, accounting for nearly one-third of all employed women, according to the latest census. So how do you find the time to prioritize your family and do your job well? Samantha and Kate hop on the podcast to talk about their experiences as working moms, the importance of filling your own cup, and methods they’ve found to make their lives run (somewhat) smoothly as working moms.

 

Email Kate: kate@happentoyourcareer.com

Email Samantha: samantha@happentoyourcareer.com

Direct download: HTYCB012.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard someone say “work is supposed to be hard that’s why it’s called work” or even “work is supposed to suck.” It’s the mindset that we have been engrained to have as a society. Luckily this narrative is very misguided, and people are starting to realize that work doesn't actually have to suck. Natalie had, what many people would call, a “great job.” She was learning and growing, had great coworkers and mentors, and was making great money, but ultimately she wasn’t happy. In this episode, Natalie discusses how she figured out the solution to her career unhappiness was switching industries, and how she made it happen.

What you’ll learn 

  • Why switching industries may not be as drastic of a career change as you may think
  • How to conduct career experiments through reachouts 
  • How to negotiate in a way that feels true to yourself 
  • How to use your current network to find your ideal role 



Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC497.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

ADHD impairs your executive functions, which enable you to plan, focus and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. This diagnosis can cause work, specifically, to be extremely challenging, yet many adults with ADHD have extremely successful careers. In this special bonus episode, Cindy talks about managing her workload as an adult with ADHD. She discusses how she sets herself up for success in her role and gives tactical advice on how you can do the same!

 

Email Cindy: cindy@happentoyourcareer.com

Check out Scott's new book that Cindy mentions in the ep!

Direct download: HTYCB011.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

If you’ve been feeling like you need a change, your gut may be trying to tell you something. 

Ben Fox, one of HTYC’s career coaches, has learned to lead with curiosity and listen to his gut intuition in order to live life without regrets. This combination has led him to experiment with many jobs throughout his life. 

He also knows what it’s like to feel lost when it comes to your career. He spent many years after college hopping from job to job, not knowing what he wanted.

What he didn’t realize at the time was that all of those seemingly random jobs were actually allowing him to experiment with his career, and eventually he was able to take his learnings and pinpoint his ideal career. 

Listen to hear Ben and Scott talk about learning to listen to your gut intuition, career experiments, and what to do right now if you’re considering making a career change.

 

What you’ll learn 

  • How to use career experiments to assemble your ideal role 
  • What to do when you’re questioning whether or not you should make a change 
  • How to leverage your gut intuition to guide your career 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC496.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Kat felt lost. She had been out of college for almost a decade and still hadn’t found her place in the corporate world. She had no idea where to turn and felt like she was constantly making the wrong decisions and letting herself down. What she didn’t realize was that the job she had been working for over a decade, just to get by, was actually checking every single box for what she wanted out of her career and life. She just hadn’t allowed herself to pay close enough attention. Listen to how Kat changed her life by uncovering what she truly needed to feel fulfilled.

What you’ll learn

  • Why it's difficult for you to get out of your own way and think differently about your career
  • Career fulfillment means something different for everyone
  • How to overcome limiting beliefs during a career change
  • How coaching can help you find passion in the most surprising place

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC495.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Last year Scott & Alyssa were on a roll. They had been hitting all of their goals for many, many years. They felt great! Until they realized they were likely hitting all their goals because they were thinking too small. 

So in 2022 Scott & Alyssa dreamt really big. And guess what? They still crushed their goals! They did so by coming up with a new strategy that allowed them to closely monitor their goals all year long. Today on the podcast they’re sharing that exact strategy and other takeaways from setting goals as a couple for 14(!) years.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to think bigger when setting goals
  • How the Barlows accomplished goal setting as a family 
  • Goal categories you can use if you’re new to goal setting 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. 439 - Goal Setting: How Scott & Alyssa Have Learned To Set Impactful Goals (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
  2. 386 - Top Lessons I’ve Learned From Screwing Up Goal Setting For A Decade (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  3. 316 - Overcoming Failure Through Joint Goal Setting (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC494.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you thought about quitting your job? If you’re feeling bored, burnt out, or stuck, the answer is most likely "yes!" Sometimes we stay at a job for way too long because we don’t want to hurt our resume or leave a company in a lurch; however, we often end up hurting ourselves. Travis had been all over the map with healthcare, but he felt like something was missing from each role and got bored very quickly. When he thought he had found his ideal role, he ended up miserable, so he quit. Learn how Travis got to the core of what he truly wanted out of life, overcame his limiting beliefs, and found a role that was practically made for him.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to overcome career boredom by taking risks 
  • The importance of taking the next step during your career change even if you don’t know your destination 
  • How to show up for yourself even when you can’t figure out what you want 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC493.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What do you do when the people who should be your support network are trying to help you by telling you not to change careers? What if the people you depend on are holding you back? In this episode, Rebecca talks about her experience facing this unexpected career change obstacle, and how honest and open conversations led to a fervently supportive network she relied on to make her career change!

What you'll learn

  • The script Rebecca used to speak with her support system about making a career change
  • How to utilize your network’s support and the best ways to check in with them through the process
  • How to overcome others' limiting beliefs and keep going 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

Have career change questions? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC492.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Feeling misaligned with your career? The thing is, you’re probably great at it! So what’s up? Why do you feel like a square peg in a round hole? Today, Scott and Cindy hop on the podcast for a short bonus episode to explain what we at HTYC like to call “High-Performing Misfits”.

 

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

Want to take action on your career misalignment? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 

 

Direct download: HTYCB010.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Landing your ideal career in today’s world often hinges on building, maintaining, and utilizing your professional network. We’ve talked a lot on the podcast about the importance of "reach-outs" and building relationships, but the part we haven’t discussed is how to actually find those people to reach out to and build relationships with. Specifically, how do you figure out who the right people are for your situation?

What you’ll learn

  • How to narrow down your pool of prospects when networking for a career change
  • The importance of being authentic when building professional relationships
  • How to figure out where your people are spending their time 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTY491.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 11:02pm PST

Have you ever been rejected by a job opportunity and felt relief? That’s what happened to Charity. Her entire career had been a cycle of unconsciously falling into role after role, never really taking time to ask herself what she wanted. She had begun to experience burnout, which led to her robotically applying for jobs she didn't really want. But when she was rejected by a few jobs she thought she had in the bag, she realized she needed a much more encompassing change than she had originally thought. Learn how Charity figured out what she really wanted, took the reins, and started intentionally designing her life to be everything that she knew it could be.

What you’ll learn 

  • Why staying in your current role may be the biggest risk 
  • The importance of giving yourself a deadline and taking action (even if you’re not ready!)
  • How to use your differences and uniqueness as strengths 

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

 

Direct download: HTYC490-fix.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Working with a career coach can be revolutionary for many aspiring career changers, but career coaching is not for everyone. Will a career coach amplify your career search? Are there any obvious signs that career coaching is not right for your situation? HTYC’s own Cindy and Kate are taking over the podcast this week to help you figure out if career coaching is the right next step for your career change journey.

What you’ll learn 

  • Questions to ask yourself to evaluate if career coaching is right for you
  • Reasons career coaching may not fit your current situation
  • What to expect when working with HTYC 
  • How to know when it’s time to take action toward a career change

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Do I Leverage My Signature Strengths? (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC489.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What other people think can influence even the biggest decisions of your life, whether you like it or not. This influence affects your marital, parenting, health, and specifically your career decisions. To do work you truly love, you must stop caring what people think. This is much easier said than done! Scott walks through 3 practices he has identified that can help you (actually!) stop caring what other people think, so you're free to go after what YOU truly want! 

Direct download: HTYCB009.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you thought about changing careers even though you enjoy your job? It can be difficult to justify leaving what many would consider a great career. Bobby was enjoying his job, but he had been at the organization for 8 years and couldn’t stop thinking “what else is out there?” Listen to how he knew when it was time to put a stake in the ground and go after true career happiness in a new, exciting role.

What you’ll learn 

  • How setting boundaries can keep your career change momentum going
  • The importance of following your gut feeling and how it relates to career happiness
  • How to know when it's time to leave a “great job”

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC488.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Most people think that they want less responsibility. But here's what you really want instead...

 

Direct download: HTYC-B008.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Being laid off is never a pleasant experience; however, similar to all of life’s biggest challenges, it can be a huge opportunity for growth. Victoria was loving her career and things were great! Until they weren’t. She was laid off only 5 months into her ideal role and had to unexpectedly navigate another career change. Learn how she expertly tapped into her strengths and network, landed a role in a completely different industry, and made the most of her career change opportunity by negotiating to meet her goals!

What you’ll learn 

  • How to stay positive and motivated to make a career change after job loss
  • Why a layoff can be the best thing that can happen for your career growth
  • How to use your strengths to search for new roles 
  • Why a career change is the best time to negotiate your salary and benefits

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

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. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC487.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

How do you find meaningful work that pays really well? How do high performers find purpose and happiness in their careers? 

The hope that there is more out there than feeling anxious, burned out, unfulfilled, and stuck in your career has led you here!

If you’re ready to find work you love that allows you the flexibility and autonomy to prioritize the things most important to you, then you’re in the right place!

This kind of work not only exists but there’s a better way to get there (and it’s not scrolling through job boards). This podcast will challenge you to reconsider what meaningful work looks like and expand your beliefs on what is truly possible for your career & life. 

Join Scott Anthony Barlow, CEO of Happen To Your Career (HTYC), as he brings you weekly learnings through conversations with successful career changers and experts in psychology, negotiation, signature strengths, happiness, work culture, and unconventional career change.

Past guests include Daniel Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Marshall Goldsmith, Jen Sincero, Jenny Blake, Nir Eyal, and J.J. Sutherland.

Work doesn’t have to suck. You truly can find work you freaking love! Let us show you how you can “happen to your career.”

 

happentoyourcareer.com

Direct download: HTYC-trailer.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Jesse Janelle, HTYC coach, discusses her multiple career pivots and how she ignored what society was telling her she “should do” and paid attention to what she enjoyed doing and what came naturally to her.

What you'll learn

  • How to find your ideal career by dissecting pieces of your past roles
  • How to say no when you need to uphold your boundaries
  • How to craft the best version of your career story when making career pivots
  • The importance of finding common threads between your roles, especially when switching industries

 

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC486.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Does it seem to you that there must be something better out there, but you have no idea what it is or how to find it? It’s not easy for driven, hardworking, successful people to convince themselves to change careers. They have to reach the “fed-up point,” and that can take years. In honor of the book launch, we are sharing four stories of past guests and clients and their experience reaching their fed-up point. No matter where you are and what situation you’re in, extraordinary can be possible for you. Listen now!

Our new book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is out now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the book now!

What you’ll learn

  • How to know when it’s time to make a career change 
  • How solving the exposure problem can lead to more extraordinary career changes
  • What pushes people to change careers

 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC485.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

One mistake many people make when they are searching for clarity in their work and other areas of life is taking time away, and hoping clarity will come to them. While time, space, and energy are helpful for getting perspective, they do not guarantee clarity. That's not at all how clarity actually works. So how does clarity work? Scott explains in this bonus episode!

Learn more about the book! Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach to Career Change and Meaningful Work 

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

 

Direct download: HTYCB007.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Alyssa is one of the co-founders of HTYC and has seen thousands of people make nearly impossible career changes, yet when it came to making her own career transition she experienced self-doubt and mental roadblocks. Learn how Alyssa regained her confidence by going back to her strengths, shifted her mindset to excel in the interview process, negotiated in the face of the impossible, and ultimately landed her ideal role in a field she’s been away from for 12 years!

What you'll learn

  • How Alyssa negotiated in a seemingly impossible situation and created a flexible role in education 
  • The importance of going back to your strengths to figure out what fits
  • How a career change for teachers can still be in the field of education 
  • How a mindset shift during coaching transformed Alyssa’s interview experience

 

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book to learn all about Scott’s upcoming book! 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC484.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Have you ever had a job you really enjoyed (maybe even loved!) but something still felt off? That’s where Kate found herself. She was making a difference as a nurse, had patients she loved, and a great team; however, something was still missing. Kate didn’t feel ready to give up her identity as a nurse, but she knew something had to give. Learn how Kate went from feeling disenchanted with the healthcare system to finding fulfillment in a career she loves, community involvement and ultramarathons!

What you’ll learn 

  • How to untangle your identity from an industry you’ve given your heart and soul to
  • How to ready yourself to face the unknowns of career change
  • What career fulfillment really means (and what it doesn’t!)
  • The tools Kate used to figure out what she really wanted out of her career and life 

 

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book to learn all about Scott’s upcoming book! 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC483-fixed.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Pre-order Scott Anthony Barlow’s new book Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach to Career Change and Meaningful Work, and get exclusive pre-order bonuses. Pre-order here and send a copy of your receipt to scott@happentoyourcareer.com to receive the awesome bonuses!

On this special bonus episode, Scott discusses "the why" behind his new book: what influenced him, kept him going and the impact he believes it can have. 

When you preorder and send the receipt, with "Bonuses" in the subject line, to scott@happentoyourcareer.com you will receive:

  • A limited edition Author’s copy of the book - we’ll even get it to your house BEFORE the book publishes in October (It could take longer if you’re not in the USA)
  • Access to audio scripts (including those that have been used to negotiate $10K-$120K extra during a job offer)
  • A PDF copy of the book available immediately
  • A private list of all the research that went into the writing of the book 
  • My personal list of top 10 books that could change your life (and how you think about fulfilling work) 
  • Chance to participate in our early reader group
  • Special Interview about the book with the HTYC team (video and audio)

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book to learn more!

Direct download: HTYCB006.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

To feel fulfilled in your career, you need your work to feel meaningful and you want to feel like you’re making a difference or helping people. It’s time for a career change! But hold up, before you begin looking for “meaningful careers,” you first need to define what meaningful work is to you (it’s different for everyone!) In this episode, Scott and Cindy discuss how to figure out what creates meaningful work for you and how to match your unique definition with a career.

What you'll learn

  • Questions to ask yourself to figure out what is most meaningful to you
  • How to find a job doing what you love that also helps people 
  • The importance of knowing your strengths & how to use them to fill your bucket 
  • The connection between meaningful work and careers that help people

 

Pre-order our book Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach to Career Change and Meaningful Work, and get exclusive pre-order bonuses! Pre-order here and send a copy of your receipt to scott@happentoyourcareer.com to receive the awesome bonuses! Learn more at happentoyourcareer.com/book

 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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 Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

 

 

Direct download: HTYC482.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Pre-order Scott Anthony Barlow’s new book Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach to Career Change and Meaningful Work, and get exclusive pre-order bonuses. Pre-order here and send a copy of your receipt to scott@happentoyourcareer.com to receive the awesome bonuses!

On this episode, we are so excited to take you behind the scenes as Scott reads an excerpt from his new book!

When you preorder and send the receipt, with "Bonuses" in the subject line, to scott@happentoyourcareer.com you will receive:

  • A limited edition Author’s copy of the book - we’ll even get it to your house BEFORE the book publishes in October (It could take longer if you’re not in the USA)
  • Access to audio scripts (including those that have been used to negotiate $10K-$120K extra during a job offer)
  • A PDF copy of the book available immediately
  • A private list of all the research that went into the writing of the book 
  • My personal list of top 10 books that could change your life (and how you think about fulfilling work) 
  • Chance to participate in our early reader group
  • Special Interview about the book with the HTYC team (video and audio)

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book to learn more!

Direct download: HTYC481.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Negotiation expert Kwame Christian’s motto is: “The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.” If we want a more equitable workplace, we have to talk to each other about race. Kwame joins Scott to give tips on approaching difficult conversations and to discuss his new book: How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond.

 

Related Episodes

Episode 459: How To Improve Your Conversation & Negotiation Skills With Kwame Christian 

Direct download: HTYCB005.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

What if you were promoted 4 times over 7 years, each time into a role that fit you better? That's what Maggie did by digging into her strengths and learning how to use them to her advantage. By leaning into her strengths and pivoting into roles that she fully aligned with, Maggie had the satisfaction of finally being able to be herself at work. 

What you'll learn

  • The importance of staying true to yourself in your career search and roles (and how your strengths can help you do just that!) 
  • How to use your strengths to continually tweak your career trajectory 
  • The strategy of negotiation through silence
  • How exploring your signature strengths can lead to work you actually enjoy

 

Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book to learn all about Scott’s upcoming book! 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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)
Direct download: HTYC480.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Your career is a continual progression, a journey that’s never actually completed. The ultimate challenge is eventually learning how to direct that journey. Taking your past experiences and the things you’ve learned about yourself on the way and creating the exact role you want and expertly navigating your career path. Learn how Quynh used every single experience from being an international student, going through the immigration process and all of her different jobs, to continually pivot into roles that better fit her priorities and life.

What you’ll learn 

  • How to use learnings from your current and past roles to pivot into a career that fits 
  • The importance of figuring out the exact ingredients that will create your ideal role  
  • How to figure out your career path by defining your priorities 

 

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

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

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. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
Direct download: HTYC479.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PST