Happen to Your Career (Careers )

Imagine that you just lost the career you love. What do you do now? Can you possibly find something that is as good or fulfilling? How can you possibly find that role?

David Nurse was a coach in the NBA and at the height of coaching success, he lost his job. In this conversation, you’ll learn how 4 new doors can open for you when one door closes and how you can pivot to make your next career move, even if it’s a role you didn’t even know existed.



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Have you had that moment you were watching a tv show or reading an article and said, “Wow! That would be so cool!”? 

Christine Hofbeck relentlessly pursued a dream for 16 years, even when her friends and coworkers thought she was crazy for putting in applications year after year.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear about how her experiences and the pursuit of this dream completely changed her life and her work and even how she had some incredible embarrassing moments in front of millions of people.

 

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Most people find it difficult to draw personal boundaries at work. But what happens when you’re in one of the world’s most extreme environments and workplaces known to humans?

Rachael Robertson led the Australian operations while she lived in Antarctica for one year. In today’s episode, you’ll learn life-altering lessons about avoiding regret, drawing boundaries, changing the culture around you, and how to be successful in the most challenging of environments.

 

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What if you could become more effective and more fulfilled in your work at the same time? Turns out it’s far from impossible. 

In this conversation with JJ Sutherland, CEO of Scrum, Inc., you’ll hear how changing the way you view your work will increase your happiness AND enable you to do twice the work in half the time.

 

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I used to be in recruiting and conducted thousands of interviews. In almost every single interview I, people say they want the same thing: “I want a place where I can grow”.

When I would press them on it - “What does growth mean for you?” - nearly all of them didn’t have an answer. Or the answer was something like, “I want to be able to contribute to the organization.”

I thought this was fascinating because we all intuitively know we want and need to grow.

But very few of us know what that actually means.



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For many years, my wife, Alyssa, and I have had the argument about what is the “better way” to do hard things.

For example: 

  • Do you never have sugar/carbs or do you allow a cheat day?
  • Is it better to train for a half-marathon by running with friends long distances or by doing sprints alone during the weekend? 
  • Do you create new habits in your life by getting an accountability buddy or by taking the time to write out your purpose and your “why” in creating the habit?

Here’s the thing: 

When it comes to doing “Hard Things” or changing your behavior, all of them could be right OR none of them…. Wait what?

OK - the real answer is IT DEPENDS.

Why? Because not everything will work for everyone. Unfortunately, so much research and personal development advice out there is about “the best way” for all humans. But for many things in life - from nutrition, to running, to saving for retirement, to remembering to put your car keys in the same place - not everything is going to work for everyone. 

So how do you know what’s really going to work for you? 

One way is by learning how your personal expectations (and the expectations of others) influence your behavior. 

If you get this one thing right, it makes choosing a training plan, accomplishing financial goals, and even making a career change and finding your car keys so much easier. 

Learn how to do this by listening to our latest episode of the podcast with Gretchen Rubin, the author of “The Happiness Project” and “Better Than Before.” 

Click Here to Read, Listen, or even Download the transcript!

 

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Today’s podcast episode is not a normal episode where Scott interviews some awesome person and you get to glean from all the insight and inspiration.

It’s not even one of those episodes where Scott brings you awesome knowledge-bombs by himself or a co-host.

Today, we’re sharing an interview that Scott had on another podcast - so Scott gets to be in the hot seat, answering tons of questions - specifically about strengths.

You're going to learn:

  • The six critical things people need from their work
  • Why strengths are different than skills and why that matters
  • How identifying your anti-strengths can skyrocket your self-awareness

So today’s guest interviewer is Pete Mockaitis of the podcast “How to Be Awesome At Your Job.” (He was actually a guest on this podcast back in episode 205)

 

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Job interview = sweaty palms + racing heart + blank mind

It feels like the interviewer can see right through you.

You think: “There’s no way I’m going to get this job.”

But, let me let you in on a little secret: You have no reason to be nervous. Because, you are interviewing that company just as much as they are interviewing you!

Sound crazy? Unrelatable? Impossible? Well, I'll let you in on another little secret: I have a magic trick that will stop the sweaty palms and racing heart.

 

Check out the full blog post: https://happentoyourcareer.com/368 

 

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If we're honest with ourselves, we spend way too much time on things we don’t find important or essential.

This leaves us feeling a lack of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Learning to identify and focus on just the essential things is a whole different lifestyle that few are willing to live.

Best-selling author Greg McKeown of “Essentialism” shares how you can become an essentialist and radically change your life.

 

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Do you wake up in the morning excited to go to work?

If not, why?

There is no reason to be living a life that doesn’t suit you or make you happy.

The first thing to realize is that things don’t work out unless you make them.

You are the person in charge of your life. Be willing to take risks. Learn to get into the habit of doing the hard things that need to be done to change your path to get you where you want to go in life and in your career.

Lee Cockerell joins us again to talk about experiencing career magic.

 

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Possibly the most difficult part of finding opportunities that fit you, is locating organizations that are a perfect match for you. After all, there really isn’t a list out there of companies that are small family-style organizations that happen to allow highly flexible schedules and also have large amounts of resources and a leadership team hell-bent on integrity. 

Those organizations are out there, for sure, but the question is: “How do you find this unicorn organization?” 

But it’s even more complicated than that, because what is a perfect fit for one person, isn't necessarily right for you. 

In this episode, we break down 3 specific steps to locating organizations that fit, complete with examples of actual coaching sessions with our clients. 

 

Listen to the episode or read the full transcripts here.

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Ever notice how everything people want in life comes from doing difficult things (that very few people are willing to do)? This is often because you can’t tangibly see an impact right away.

From growing up on a small Oklahoma farm to leading the Walt Disney Paris expansion and the Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resorts, Lee Cockerell has navigated through one challenging situation after another (after another).  

Lee suggests that giving visibility to the toughest problems in all areas of your life and dealing with those problems daily until they are resolved is a far more successful way to approach challenges in life or work.

 

Listen to the whole episode or read the transcripts https://happentoyourcareer.com/364 

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What if you could get access to career opportunities simply by using words? Or stand out against the millions of people on Linkedin so that companies contact you (instead of trying to chase job postings)? 

It’s more than just possible, it’s a realistically learnable skill for anyone who is willing to put in the effort. Once you learn this skill you can have a competitive advantage for the rest of your life (and career).

Danny Rubin teaches distinct and unique writing to open doors to your ideal company.

 

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You’ve been ignoring that feeling in your gut for months, even years. Maybe it’s been about your job, or how you’re raising your kids or even the fact that you think you might be settling in your relationships. Whatever it is now it’s time to learn to start paying attention to it.

Why? 

Because science and research tell us that your intuition is great at letting you know when things are off. What it’s not great at is helping you understand why it’s off or leading you to the exact right answer. 

Alissa Penney decided to stop ignoring those feelings just 18 months ago. Since then there has been no looking back as she has completely changed her career (and even started her own consulting business). 

 

Listen to the entire episode at https://happentoyourcareer.com/362 

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One of the big things that we talk and teach about is strengths. Specifically, we help people identify their Signature Strengths.

There are a lot of people that seem to minimize the importance of identifying and understanding their strengths, but it really is one of the most important pieces to find or create your ideal career.

Today, we’re sharing a conversation with Kirby Verceles.

Kirby has been through several career transitions, but it made a huge difference in her life and in her career once she identified her Signature Strengths. The work she does now is meaningful and fits her strengths.

 

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On Monday, I shared our podcast episode about how career change really works and showed you .

And I mentioned a 13-step process to make a successful career change.

Today, we get into what is the step-by-step process.

Now, I say process a little bit liberally, because, in reality, this is a very squiggly line type event.

It's forwards and backwards, and up and down, and all over in order to get to work that matters to you - work that's much more meaningful, more fulfilling, just better for you - all the way around work that fits.

At the same time, still, there are pieces that everyone goes through to be able to get there. It rarely happens by accident.

So, I want you to know what the exact steps are that we use with every single person behind the scenes, but also that people that we're not even helping go through as well.

Here are the 13 steps to a successful career change:

  1. What’s your goal?
  2. Assess strengths, experience, and assets
  3. Assess what you’d like to keep (address issue of not having to start over)
  4. Assess what’s missing in your career
  5. Create Ideal Career Profile
  6. Design a Career Test Drive to prove that’s the right direction for you
  7. Develop a job search plan (terrible name - need to come up with something better)
  8. Develop target list of Companies/Roles or both
  9. Begin your search/build relationships (networking! yay!)
  10. Interview like a badass
  11. Negotiate your offers
  12. Accept your offer and happy dance
  13. Scrap all your training and join the dark side

I go into detail on each of these steps on the podcast episode today.

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What if your goal isn’t just to make a career change? What if you want to spend your 8-10 hours a day doing something meaningful and that you can get excited about? Oh and BTW, I’d like it to pay me well (and allow me to contribute by helping people in the way I want to)... Is this too much to ask? 

In a world where this is not normal, I can understand how it seems impossible. But it’s far from “too much to ask.” 

This type of career change does however require a drastically different approach.

One of the biggest reasons that finding this type of work is so hard is because there’s not a clear path to making this type of change. At least until now....

This is the first of a 2-episode series to show you how people actually make these types of career changes (That episode releases today) and we break down this “unicorn” into 13 Steps to Career Change to Meaningful work (and reinventing your career). 

 

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

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

Two keywords: Space and Margin.

In today’s episode, Lisa Lewis, drops in to share why it’s important to create time and space for you to visualize and design your next career.

From there, you will be able to layout what you have in front of you to begin making those marginal decisions to get you to your next career. Don’t overthink…small steps is the goal.

Listen in as Lisa also discusses some of the realistic, potential positive and negative outcomes if you decide to invite your current employer to discuss your thoughts of changing careers.

Here’s what you’re going to learn about career change:

  • How to get clear on what you have in front of you (financially) to build a road map to get to your next career move
  • Why taking the time to figure out what you want by creating a vision will add to your inspiration to keep you from burning out through your career change process
  • How setting strong boundaries with your current work situation is just as important in the transition process to your next career to help you get re-energized and keep you from burn-out in order to take those baby-steps in exploring your possibilities
  • How to propose your career change to your current employer

 

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Figuring out what you really want in your career and in life is one of the most important keys to happiness and fulfillment.

It’s so important that it’s one of the first things that we address as we work with our clients.

The problem, though, is that many people haven’t actually identified what they really want.

Almost everyone knows what they don’t want, but that doesn’t lead to happiness.

Today, you’ll hear:

  • How to find what you love to do again (if you’ve strayed away from it)
  • Why you need to identify true strengths and values that lead to your ideal role
  • How you can prepare yourself to finally make the jump to your next career move
  • What kind of jobs/positions/roles a project manager can move into

Scott addresses all of these today as we share a training we did a couple weeks ago.

 

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Some people can just keep going forever in a job that they no longer find meaningful, but for many people there’s an expiration date when it’s painful to keep going to work, sitting at your desk and knowing that you’re just not that excited about it. But how do you know if you should simply quit your job? Will that be the right move. Aside from the financial aspect, there are many other reasons that this could be the best (or worst decision) of your life. 

In this episode with Mike Goodman, we evaluate his journey to decide whether quitting (without a new job yet) was right for him. More importantly, you’ll learn 4 questions to ask yourself to know if it makes sense for you to quit (without having another opportunity) 

Check out the notes and full transcript on the blog post.

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

Check out our 8-day Figure It Out mini-course to get started.

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As high performers contemplate making a career change, one of their concerns is with their salary. They believe that if they were to switch careers to something that they actually enjoy that they have to take a pay cut. In reality, what we have seen with the people we work with is that is almost never the case. In fact, there are many times when they get an increase in their salary.

Today, we’re sharing a training we did talking about this very subject:

How to Transfer Your Skills So You Can Keep Your Same Salary

Some of the specific things that you’ll learn in this episode are:

  • How to transfer your skills into a different industry
  • How to connect the dots for inexperienced recruiters and hiring managers
  • How to approach a career change in a new field
  • How to determine what your next job should even be
  • How to handle gaps in employment history
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How do you end pointless meetings, hurry sickness, and unfulfilling busyness? It’s not easy, but it is possible.

Bruce Daisley, Author of “Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat” and host of the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast shows you how to regain your creativity and inventiveness in this entertaining conversation. 

You’ll also learn:

  • How stress is hindering your career growth (and what to do about it)
  • Why you think your decisions about your career are rational (even though they’re not)
  • How rushing through everything actually slows you down and creates guilt (plus what to do about it)



Check out the notes and full transcript on the blog post.

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

Check out our 8-day Figure It Out mini-course to get started.

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

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Throughout your career, you have accumulated a number of skills. But you’ve realized that your role doesn’t actually fit you and you want to make a change.

But, how do you take your skills and communicate them in a way that is appealing to employers?

Today, we’re sharing a training we did talking about this very subject:

How to Pivot to a New Career by Transferring Your Skills

Some of the specific things that you’ll learn are:

  • How to pivot into a new career when you believe your skills and experience keep holding you back
  • How to return to a former career after 5 or more years
  • How to get hired when it feels like you might lack experience or knowledge
  • The next most effective step for your career change

 

Check out the notes and full transcript on the blog post.

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

Check out our 8-day Figure It Out mini-course to get started.

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

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When a rapid change in your life causes you to reassess your priorities, you start to wonder if you really want to go back to the way things were.

Was your career better before being constrained? Your family life?

Today, you have the opportunity to learn how to thrive (not just survive) in new environments. This is the perfect opportunity for you to even advance your career (or make a career change)!



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Quarantine shouldn’t hold your job search back.

Today, we talk about how to build digital relationships EVEN while sitting at home.

We also address:

  • How to test drive your new career while social distancing
  • Why you can no longer career change the same old way
  • How to find hiring managers during social distancing, shut-downs and working from home



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As we look at creating a career that is fulfilling and meaningful, one piece that gets overlooked is contribution - how you contribute to your family, work, and world.

Tom Rath joins us to help you discover how you contribute to the world. He is a bestselling author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being.

Tom has written many books, his newest out is out now and it is titled, “Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World.” If you don’t recognize his name right away, I’m 100% sure you will recognize his book, “Strengths Finder 2.0” and the Clifton Strengths assessment that goes along with it. 

Additionally, while doing all his research, writing, and many other contributions, he’s spent the last 25 years battling cancer, tumors, and other health challenges. 



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On Monday, I shared a conversation I had with Anne Converse Willkomm, Department Head of Graduate Studies and Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

We talked about when it was right for you to go back to school.

While going back to college isn’t right for everyone, for those that it is right for now face another question:

“I know going back to school is the right choice for me, but how do I pick the right place/program?”

This can seem very daunting since there are hundreds or even thousands of choices out there.

So as Anne and I got to this part of the conversation on Monday, I knew we had to bring her back to talk about choosing the right college.

As you scan through the possibilities of programs that you could enroll in, you can probably cut out several ones easily (based on things like physical location, availability of online courses, and cost). But you’re still left with at least a handful of options.

As you look into each program, you likely do most of your research online - reading through the pages websites. You may reach out and contact someone at the university.

Being a Department Head, Anne shares that most applicants actually talk to the wrong people when applying, and they don’t ask the right questions.

People usually contact someone in admissions, but the best person to talk to is the director of the program you’re looking into - they will provide the best answers. Admissions can’t get deep enough into giving you the answers to the questions you should be asking, like:

  • Can the program advance my career in ___?
  • How will the courses build my skills/knowledge?
  • What are the students in the program like?
  • Is the school going to be there for me after graduation?

 

You’ll also hear:

  • What happens when you change your mind while you’re already in school
  • How you can be proactive before you get in this situation
  • How you can know if a college/university is open to making a mid-college change (not all are)

 

So, if you if going back to school is the right choice for you, this episode is perfect for you.

 

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Have you considered going back to school as part of your career change or promotion strategy?

Many people at least consider this, and a number of them also cringe at the thought of going back - even as much fun as it was the first time…

But, for many people at this point, they are at a different life stage than they were their first time through college.

  • Now they’re married.
  • Now they have kids.
  • Now they have a full-time job.

Going back to school seems a lot more difficult now.

So, is it right for you to go back to school?

Well, it depends (don’t you hate that answer?).

 

Last month, I got to talk with Anne Converse Willkomm, a program director at Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University.

“Of course, she’s going to say you should go back to school! It’s her job to say that.”

Wait! Let me stop you there…

When I talked with Anne, she actually told me that it wasn’t always right for everyone to go back. But that there were a few times when it might be right for someone to go back to school:

  • When they’re looking to make a career change
  • When they're wanting to seek a promotion
  • When they’re feeling stuck 

This doesn’t mean that it’s always right in these situations (we talk about this in depth on the podcast episode today).

Regarding a situation where it wasn’t right for someone to go back to school, Anne said, “That doesn't mean that she still can't pursue education. Education comes in many different forms. You can get education by going to a conference; you can become educated by reading; you can become educated through informational interviews. There are all sorts of ways to become educated.”

Some other things we talk about:

  • Not all Masters degrees are created equal
  • Applied studies: use what you’re doing at work in the classroom
  • Create a failure resume
  • Create a master resume 

 

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As we work with people here at HTYC, people seem to struggle figuring out the first step or the first couple steps for their career change. Well, we have worked with hundreds of people and have helped people in almost every situation.

Today, Scott and Phillip are going to be sharing the first three steps to make your career change. Specifically, they’re going to talk specifically about how to find an opportunity that matches strengths and skills and pays well.

Now, this is a training that we did a little while back. We restricted it to just a few people, but we’ve decided that we want to share it with you.

Now, some of the things that they share may seem simple or obvious, but it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily easy. But I am encouraging you to find just 1 thing that you can do and then commit to doing it. Just do something to help push your life and career forward, even if it doesn’t seem like much.

 

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What’s the thing that very few people are asking right now that almost everyone is missing? 

Instead of saying “should I be looking right now,” what if you flipped it on it’s head and said:

“How do I take this opportunity  where very few people are taking action on their job search and use this time to make a leap into something bigger?” 

That’s a question that’s worth some serious consideration. 

This is also one of the questions that Scott dives into with Eleanor on the podcast today.

I want to invite you to join us for another live webinar-style training, where Scott is going to answer your questions again. We’re going to try to bring 1 or 2 people on live, like we did with Diane and Eleanor. To sign up for the next training, go to happentoyourcareer.com/webinar-weekly. After you register to attend, you’ll be able to submit your question. Even if you can’t attend live, you can still submit your question.

By the way, we have temporarily re-opened Career Change Bootcamp in light of everything going on with the virus and quarantine situations. We don’t usually re-open CCB so soon after closing, but these are unusual times, and we want to provide you with the best help we can. If you’re interested in CCB, send Scott an email, scott@happentoyourcareer.com, with “CCB Conversation” in the subject line, and he’ll connect you with our team to figure out the very best way that we can help you.

 

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Everyone bases their identity on something. Some base it on their role as a spouse, parent, child, or other relationship. Many people base their identity on what they do for a living.

But then, something happens to change your role or relationship, and it causes confusion about your identity.

Dave Stachowiak joins us to talk about why basing your identity on what you do can actually get in the way of identifying what you REALLY want to do in the world.

 

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Do you want to combine your passion and your career to create a life that gives you a reason to get up in the morning?

Are you ready to go out on a limb for the life you envision for yourself?

If you know the career and life path you want to follow but aren’t sure where you can find the time to make it happen, our guest, Jay Papasan, shares the story of his career and how he makes the time to sort through life’s chaos to get it all done.

 

Check out the Time Blocking Mastery that Jay talked about in the episode here!

 

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There have been events throughout history that have impacted the world as a whole. While we still haven’t seen the full effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has definitely made some changes for people across the globe.

These changes have put us into a “new normal,” and many people have been wondering how to move forward.

How do I know this? It’s because we have received hundreds of questions over the past few weeks.

We’ve been hosting special webinars to answer the most common questions that we’re getting (you’ve probably seen the invites to these - in fact, you may have even attended one or more of these).

Well, we held one of these webinars on March 23. Since most people couldn’t attend the webinar (and we wanted to share these answers with you), we’re airing the main part of the webinar on the podcast.

We answered 4 specific questions that people have asked:

  1. Having currently a job at a financially stable nonprofit, should I consider a professional move during pandemic time?
  2. How do I tell my current boss that I am leaving during these difficult times (Covid-19)?
  3. How do we know if we should go for interviews or accept an offer since it seems risky to change jobs now since companies are negatively affected by the Covid-19 situation?
  4. How do I know what new career I’d enjoy and be good at when I only have the experience from by current career as a reference point?

 

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With Social Distancing and Quarantines in place because of Covid-19, how can I build relationships and get a job offer? 

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Many of the people that we have worked with here at HTYC tend to go through several career changes on their own. They try many of the traditional job search methods, and they don’t see lasting results. Usually, they start excited about their new role, but then, at some point, start realizing that something is off. Sometimes the role or company doesn’t match your values. Sometimes the role doesn’t match your strengths.

Laura Parker used to work for a global law firm for 12 years, and made a change to this technology company 2 years ago. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she needed to make another change, and that’s where she found this podcast. But I’m getting ahead of her story. We need to jump back and see why she needed to leave the law firm in the first place?

Laura has gone through our Career Change Bootcamp, and, right now, we are accepting applications for the next group for CCB. Companies are still hiring and our proven career change framework still applies today, even during these unusual and uncertain times. Over the past couple weeks, we have been talking with a lot of people and answering a lot of questions specifically about the current state of affairs. So, if you want to take the first step to make your change, send me an email, scott@happentoyourcareer.com, with “CCB Conversation” in the subject line. I’ll connect you with Phillip, our Director of Client Success, and he’ll help find the very best way we can help you.

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We all hit brick walls along our career journey. The problem is that many people let that stop them.

There are some things that we can do to get around (or get over) these obstacles.

We actually recorded this episode in front of a live audience. A few of the questions we answer: 

  • How does COVID19 affect my career change (the answers here will surprise you) 
  • How do I showcase my experience and success in the most effective way?
  • How do I communicate my desire for new opportunity within my organization?
  • How can I reconcile emotionally from leaving former role with a new role?
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Are you stuck?

Do you know you want to move to either a new job or an entirely new career or maybe even to start your own business, but you can’t see a way to make it happen? Know where you want to go, but just can’t seem to get there?

So, what’s holding you back?

Debt?  Fear? No time?  Something else?

We’ve got you covered. We walk through 5 of the most common barriers that most people come up against when they’re trying to make a career change and we give clear, actionable strategies for moving past each and every one of them.

It’s time to push the obstacles out of the way and make the move to work you’ll love!

 

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Have you ever wondered how someone became a billionaire?

How did they get started?

What actions did they take to get where they are?

What mindset shifts did they have to go through? (because they do think much differently that most of the world)

Well, today James Altucher shares the insights that he has learned studying billionaires. Just a few key thoughts from the interview:

  • Different is better than better.
  • Lean into what makes you different.
  • Your life is not just a series of facts and statistics - it’s a story, so share it with others.
  • Learn to edit your life so you can make a huge impact on your career and life.



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There is something - or maybe several somethings - coming between you and your dream.

Maybe you don’t know exactly what it is right now, and that’s OK. I’ve been there. I’ve worked with hundreds of people that have been there as well. And we have been able to break our dreams down into much smaller steps, and identify what that very first baby step looks like.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself.

This episode today features an interview we had on the podcast seven years ago, and it was actually my co-host back then, Mark,  that conducted the interview. Throughout the interview, you’re going to find out how you can break down your dreams into smaller steps and get over what holds you back from reaching your dream.

So, let’s get into this interview between Mark and our guest, Richie Norton.

 

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Geoff Woods has an approach to connecting and building mentor relationships has taken him from medical device sales to now, starting a company with the founder of Keller Williams, the largest real estate company in the world.

Geoff dives deep into his approach to initiating and building meaningful relationships with the people who inspire you most. It has never been easier to reach out to those you admire.

Geoff talks about the one simple thing that is key to building relationships and why most people don’t do it.

 

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You’re not still rocking your high school or college hairstyle, so why restrict yourself to the job you thought you wanted way back then?

It’s time to step out of your teenage shadow and give yourself permission to seek a career outside the bounds of your college major.

 

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“I am a former educator. So I have a background in early childhood education. And my views changed slightly after I had children and started raising them and started looking at careers and world life experiences differently.”

 

Even though most of us aren’t former educators, I’m sure most of us parents have a similar experience when we have children and begin raising them.

The above quote came from my wife, Alyssa. She joins me on the podcast this week as we talk about how to prepare children for their future careers.

 

Since we have a company that focuses on helping people with their careers, we have all the answers and are preparing our kids perfectly.

Maybe that’s a little of an exaggeration.

We don't do it perfectly. But we do have a pretty significant head start because, every single day, we get to see people many, many years later and what's worked out for them, and what hasn't worked out for them.

 

There are a lot of resources that help people prepare their kids for college, but that’s a limited approach.

We need to prepare our kids to be ready after college.

Listen to the podcast today to help you work with your kids and prepare them for their future careers.

 

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We have done well over 300 episodes over the past 7 years. I have had a shared a lot of fantastic conversations right here on the podcast to help you create your own career happiness. One problem with having over 300 episodes, is that some episodes tend to get buried.

Today, I’d like to dig up one of those great conversations I had 7 years ago - it was actually the 3rd episode we ever released. When we originally talked she has written 1 book, but now she has written 3 more books. Her latest book is called, “The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business.” She is passionate about showing people how to define your their freedom in first their health and then their career, and she has doing this through her site ProlificLiving.com.

So here’s my conversation with Farnoosh Brock.

 

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Robert was in a VP level role, earning great money and enjoying life and work. He was well known around his industry. He was great at what he did.  

Things were pretty good overall… Until they weren’t!

Robert got laid off. No big deal right. A great opportunity to take some time and get a way. (Thanks soft landings and severance!)

Except when it came time to go back to work: 8 months passed. Then 10, 12… 18 months passed and he’d had a few interviews but nothing had panned out.

He and his partner were pulling their hair out a bit trying to figure out what was going on. He’s a smart guy, he gets results, why wasn’t this working?

They had been through everything, was it his interview style? Simply unlucky? Was he coming off as desperate?

That’s where I had the opportunity to meet Robert. As he was trying to figure out what was working and what wasn’t.

It turns out Robert’s answer wasn’t what you’d think it would be.

 

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The cost for staying in your job is higher than you think, and Audrey learned that the hard way.

She was a talented Operations Manager working in the Events and Hospitality industry in New York City. She’d given much of herself to the job and had been rewarded with increasing responsibility, perpetual “thank yous” …and an increasing distaste for her work because what she valued most didn’t align with what the company valued.

When she came to us for help, it became apparent that the genuine, highly caring, no-holds-barred person that she was (and wanted to be more often) was being hampered because of the job she was working in.

This inability to be herself for 70 hours a week became so frustrating for her that it sparked an 11-month long journey to figure out what she really wanted and fight off the mental barriers that were keeping her stuck!

So how did she go from teary days staying at a job she hated to getting paid $20,000 more with a career that allowed her to be who she is?

Take a listen to Audrey’s story and find out!

 

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Many people that think their dream is impossible.

Sharissa Sebastian had been in the tech industry for years, but was wanting to make a transition out of that field.

She was eventually introduced to coaching through Groupon.

Her coach began talking with her about what her ideal situation would look like, but she was holding herself back. She didn't think that "ideal" wouldn't be realistic.

 

But Sharissa's coach asked her, "But what if it is possible?"

 

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“I felt like there was something missing in my career that I had some skills I wanted to sharpen that I wanted a different connection to the work that I was doing. And I was feeling very stuck in my search.” - Rebecca

“It literally made me sick, the anxiety, the stress that I was under.”- Jerrad

 

At Happen To Your Career, we hear this kind of thing all the time. High Performers work hard to get an education and build their careers. But then they find themselves in a place of unhappiness.

I want to share several examples of people that we have worked with that came from being stuck and unclear.

I’m sharing snippets of success stories today to show you that it really is possible to radically change your life. The “normal” ways that people approach career change don’t really work. At least, they don’t work reliably. So I wouldn’t recommend gambling on your life and your future.

At Happen To Your Career, we have helped hundreds of people 1-on-1 make career changes. Some of that help has been through our Career Change Bootcamp program, but we have also helped a lot of people at an even higher level through our Signature Coaching.

 

Check out the Signature Coaching Program now and see if it's a fit for you!

You can also be one of the first to schedule a call with us to talk about this with you 1-on-1!

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Here at Happen To Your Career we often create episodes based on questions we get from our audience. However there’s one question I never ever get.

How can I remove distraction?

Distraction from achieving what’s most important to me?

Distraction that takes me away from who I want to be spending my time with?

And yet that’s what stops so many of us from what we really want to accomplish.

Who better to answer this question than the person who wrote "Indistractable: How to control your attention and choose your life." I read it and loved it so much that I bought it for my entire team for Christmas. 

Here to teach us the difference between traction and distraction is author Nir Eyal.

 

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This is actually a crossover episode from our other podcast, How to Become a Career Coach.

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"How do you determine what to charge for coaching?"

"Should I do one-on-one coaching or group coaching?"

"What if my target market can't afford my rates? Do I go broke, or do I just lose out on clients?" (and they don't get the help they need)

These are common questions that new coaches often ask. In fact, these are questions that all coaches face when they hit a plateau or brick wall in finding new clients.

While it's important to address these issues, realize that there is not just a single answer.

You will probably be looking for an 'AND' solution.

Listen to hear how Jennifer found a way to help her target market (also create additional benefits for clients), make it affordable for their financial situation, AND also provided the income she needed for herself.

 

If you're interested in becoming a career coach, check out our Professional Career Coach Training and Certification program here:

https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/professional-career-coach-certification/

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Many times people realize that they are not where they should be, doing what they should be doing, but they’re afraid to make a change. They’re afraid of what negative consequences may happen if they make a change. Maybe they make up excuses like:

  • “I can’t quit my job now, I’ve already put in 10 years.”
  • “I only have 5 years until I get to retire.”
  • “I have to make sure to take care of my family, so it’s not the right time.”
  • “What if my boss finds out I’m looking for another job - I’d get fired!”

And I totally get these. It can be scary when you face the unknown.

But, on the other hand, what if the change was actually going to improve your situation - not make it worse? As I’ve worked with thousands of people making career changes, getting over this hurdle is one of the best things that has happened in their lives. They’ve been able to find the work that really fits them. In many cases, they’ve been able to negotiate better salaries and benefits. They’ve been able to spend more quality time with their families.

Our guest today was actually a podcast listener for a long time, and then we had the opportunity to work with her on her recent career change. Moving from Eastern Europe to the UK, Karolina began working as an accountant. Everything was great...for six years.

 

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“I knew something was off, but couldn't quite identify it for myself. You know, you get too close to your daily life, you can't really pull out which was a big factor of I want a coach to help me with this.”

Heather felt stalled out in her career and life, and knew she needed to make a change before she completely burned out.

After taking deliberate action and getting some help, she now has a fulfilling career that really fits her.

 

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This is something that I am very, very excited for. We have been talking about doing this type of event for about three months now. And this is actually the very, very first time we've done anything like this or quite like this. We've done many normal traditional teaching style webinars in the past, what happened to your career, what we've never done, ever, ever before, is been able to get the vast majority of our coaches on our team together in one panel to be able to answer your most compelling questions. And that's exactly what we're going to do today.

So the topic of this session is how to find meaningful work that also pays you well, particularly as it relates to your biggest questions, we want to be able to answer as many of those as we possibly can.

 

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Do you have a solid understanding of your Signature Strengths?

No?

That’s OK.

Judith didn’t understand hers completely either.

She had enrolled in our CCB program and was working through the assessment and exercises to figure out and uncover her strengths. Even after doing a lot of that work, she still felt like there was something missing.

Judith wanted to really get to the nitty gritty of her Signature Strengths. So here is a conversation with her to help her walk through her strengths and dig even deeper.

 

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Whoever said that hard work and perseverance doesn’t pay off sure didn’t meet Tanya.

What Tanya Malcolm Revell did when she was looking to make her big career change was no easy feat.

Besides being an American looking for work that fit her in London, Tanya is also a Career Change Bootcamp alum and our guest for this installment of our most recent CCB success story.

After experiencing the overwhelm of career burnout from her previous positions and frustration with the job search overseas, Tanya found HTYC, enrolled in Bootcamp, put in the hard work, built strategic relationships, and persevered even after some unanswered phone calls and emails to land her dream job.

Curious how she did it? (and how you can do it, too?)

Check out:
- The steps in the CCB process that will properly position you during your career transition
- The unexpected benefits of putting yourself out there and networking
- How looking at the positive, rather than getting stuck on the negative, is instrumental in helping you keep perspective on your career goals

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When we look at career change, we know that taking on this big life change requires a great amount of time, energy, maybe a bit of financial planning, and a solid support system to lean on when the career change process becomes overwhelming.

One of the least-talked about topics of career change is your current and ongoing support system.

Everyone needs a support system as they approach any big life changes. 

As much as our core supporters want to be there for us as we make this career change, many of them aren’t really sure how to approach the issue.

 

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Check out Aspire & Thrive:

https://happentoyourcareer.com/aat

 

A lot of people who set goals do not include the most important people in their life in the process, but why? After all, the goals we set impact them, too.

If we fail to include these key people (whether that’s your spouse, partner, a roommate, boss, etc.), there is a lot that can stop you from reaching the goals you set:

For one, what if they don’t agree with the goal(s) you feel to be most important? If you’re not both on the same page, your biggest supporters can quickly turn into your biggest obstacles.

 

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As I celebrate 4 years since I became self-employed full-time, I’m sharing the top 4 lessons I’ve learned while working with people making career changes:

  • It ALWAYS happens slower than you think it does.
  • It’s worth it to learn how to live intentionally.
  • If you know what you want, it’s easier to ask for what you want; AND when you ask for what you want, it’s much more likely to happen.
  • Time and strengths freedom makes for happier and more meaningful lives.

 

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We all have disagreements from time to time, right?

Many of us, will voice our concerns to our boss and explain why our way is better. But, it’s not always with the right tone or attitude, so the boss stands his ground.

“These misconceptions are sort of incorrect expectations that make us feel frustrated because our expectations aren't met. Our arguments aren't bad. I think of them as either productive or unproductive. And so, really, the goal is to make them from unproductive to productive... I want to reframe disagreement as an opportunity to integrate a new perspective into your life.” - Buster Benson (today’s podcast guest)

 

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It can be scary or intimidating when you are looking at making a change.

This is one of the reasons you stay in a job and career you don’t like. The fear of the unknown outweighs the pain of your unhappiness.

So, what if there was a way you can test out a new career AND keep the risk low?

We’ve put together 6 ways you can get some reassurance that your new career is right for you!

 

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So, we all know how the career change process works, right?

Here’s a simplified version:

  • You feel stuck in your job
  • You start to identify what you want
  • You try to work things out with your company
  • You do some networking
  • You land a job interview
  • You get a job offer
  • You accept the job offer
  • You life happily ever after

The problem is that it doesn’t always work this way.

In fact, our guest today worked hard to find a great role within her organization. After networking internally, she was finally got the job offer - but then she turned it down.

What?

It might not make sense now, but turning down that offer was one of the best things she did to advance her career.

 

P.S. Our guest today was also on episode 278, where we shared a live coaching session she had with Scott!

 

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Katie only saw one way out: She had to quit.

However, in our conversation, I helped Katie see a multitude of options available. Yes, quitting may be one of the solutions, but in my years of coaching people through career changes, I’ve realized jumping jobs or industries isn’t a catchall solution. In fact, many people end up right back in the same career dissatisfaction quickly after their move.

Some of the most common phrases I hear from clients include:

“I don’t think I can go any further.”

“I’m looking to be able to grow.”

Or in Katie’s specific case, “I’m a go-getter. I don’t feel like I can go get ‘em right now.”

Maybe you can relate. You feel stuck, and you only see one way out.

Here are some key questions to consider before you jump ship.

 

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It’s likely that you’ve experienced working in a role for a period of time, and then you get a new boss.

Many times, this can cause people to fear that change - unwanted change - is coming.

What doesn’t usually happen, is that you take you take the role your new boss previously had.

But, this is exactly what Karen did. It started with her taking inventory of her strengths and assessing her options.

She realized that it was just a few small changes that could make a big difference in her career.

 

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Don’t wait until you have “total understanding.” Don’t wait until you feel like you have a “perfect plan.”

Right now, we want to encourage you to put your new knowledge to work.

Most people find success in ANY area of their lives — from career to health to relationships — by taking IMPERFECT action BEFORE you think you’re ready, and then continue to make adjustments.

But what most people do instead is to wait. They think they’re not ready. They make the challenge in front of them SO HUGE in their brains that it’s nearly impossible to move forward!

Maybe you can relate.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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You know it’s coming, but it still freezes you in your tracks like a deer in the headlights.

Maybe it’s right after you sit down in the visitor’s chair, across the desk from the interviewer.

Or maybe it’s ten or fifteen minutes into your conversation- just when you start to think you might escape this time.

But then it hits you. The interviewer flips through your file, folds her hands on top of her desk, looks at you expectantly and says the words that strike fear in the hearts of every job-seeker:

“So…tell me about yourself.”

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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The more you know about what makes you truly happy and satisfied, the more you can bring it into your life.

Once you identify your strengths, you can identify what you want in your life. You can hone in on the types of activities you’re best at and that make you happiest. Then you can work backwards from there to figure out the types of jobs where you can find those activities… and what types of companies hire for those jobs!

This is the opposite approach that 99% of the world takes. Most people look at what they think their options are and try to make the best of those. They make their own barriers and limits by not considering what they really want and instead focus on what they think is probable or possible.

Unintentionally limiting yourself in that way will also unintentionally limit your happiness!

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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What the heck are Signature Strengths?

We’ve talked about how your signature strengths aren’t just skills like, “I’m really good with Excel.”

There’s more to it: It’s that intersection of things you’re really, really good at with things you really, really love — combined with your experiences, disposition, and a few shakes of both nature and nurture.

“Signature Strengths are your unique combination of experiences, skills, knowledge and even the way you’re wired. It’s the stuff that makes you, you.”

Often when you drill down to your signature strengths, these are the things you can’t stop doing if you tried, you can’t help it. Many times they come easy to you because you enjoy them and also you don’t recognize them because you don’t think that they’re that big of a deal.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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It isn’t just things you’re good at, or things you’ve been praised for - although that’s part of the equation. Instead, we see it as the intersection of two things:

Your strengths: what you can truly be great at — maybe even the best in the world if you spent the time and energy developing them!

And

Your passions: what you enjoy and love.

Then add in your skills, experiences, knowledge and predispositions… and voila! You’ve got YOUR “signature strengths.”

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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Let’s start with a question: Why do you care about your strengths?

Maybe you’ve spent time looking at job opportunities online, getting depressed at how few jobs you’re qualified for, interested in, or willing to do for low pay. Or maybe you’ve recently had the realization that “this can’t be all there is” to work

You might have even taken every assessment, personality test and quiz out there only to find out that you’re still in the same place.

You, just like many of the people we work with, found out the hard way that the knowledge that being a “relator” or “achiever” or “learner” is interesting, but you still don’t have a raise, a new career, or work that makes you happy.

 

We’ve put this 6 part audio course together as a guide to using your strengths to make a career pivot to work that makes you more happy more often.

If you haven’t already, start with the first episode as each one builds on the previous episode to help you learn how you can make a career (and a life out of your strengths) and why many others have chosen to do the same thing.

 

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If you look into your past, you’ll see many different experiences, from hobbies, volunteer work, to career experiences.

Many times, these different things may seem disconnected. They may even seem insignificant in the scope of your career.

But, the threads of your experiences come together to create the person you are. When you discover the connection between these threads, you can begin to identify these “secret” strengths that have always been in your life. When you know what these are, they help you unlock your ideal career.

Today, Jennifer Seaver Stokes shares how she followed the threads in her life, and they led to her ideal career.

 

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If you want to take more control of your career or create your own position in your existing company, there’s no way around it: You are about to have some awkward conversations with your boss.

But, what if a few well planned uncomfortable convos could lead you to everything you wanted out of your work (along with your boss’s stamp of approval)? 

Would it be worth it then? My guess is ABSOLUTELY! 

Jason Bollman gives us an inside look to his successful career change and how he had to move beyond his fear of having challenging conversations with his boss. This allowed him to create his ideal role. 


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Big Decisions. You know how these work. Our brains usually fight us and want us to stay in our comfort zones.

Plus if you’re like me you can turn nearly anything into logic. Yes I know that I’m not loving my work and my boss is a overbearing but there could be another opportunity 4 months from now.

Many people find themselves torn when it comes to staying in the same place vs. making a change.

They know and feel deep down inside that something isn't right, and they struggle with taking a chance to actually make a change in their career.

Why do we fight what we know to be true in our core?

We see how others reach their goals and we think we must follow in their footsteps to reach the same success.

But, the truth is: we don't have to follow them.

If you want to take more control of your career or you are about to have an awkward conversation with your boss, this episode is for you.

 

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There’s never an ideal time to get laid off or completely change your career, but a professional setback might actually lead to a far better opportunity you’ve never considered before.

Melissa Shapiro was already contemplating a career change, but then was laid off before she could position herself for the next move. She discovered that evolving and adapting weren’t only important for success – it was absolutely necessary to move up in the professional world.  

Melissa took her new-found time and energy to focus on asking herself big questions that led to her successful career change.

 

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This might come as a bit of a shocker, but we don’t always post our job openings for our company.

[Gasp]

“I thought you were in HR for years, Scott. How could you?”

I was. I worked in many different companies and sectors. Government, Manufacturing, Fortune 500. I’ve been on all sides of the table too.

When a hiring manager has a need, they usually are doing their best to make sure they’ve got someone in mind already.

I saw with my own eyes each of those organizations also hired without posting publicly and hired outside of their “normal policies and procedures.”

Does this make them bad companies? No, I don’t think so. In fact, I think in some cases it might even make them more responsible!

But, all the situations that were “exceptions to the rule” (i.e. not posted) were either better jobs, higher paying than normal, or jobs created specifically with a person in mind.

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Let me ask you a question: When do you have the most power to negotiate?

Out of all the possible times, the very best time to negotiate your pay, job, terms or anything else is when you’re making a career change to a new company and new job. Specifically right after they’ve made you an offer.

Why is that?

Well, Let's talk about some truths from their perspective. Once you get to where they have given you an offer it is a big deal for you and for them. Very often they have spent a huge amount of time going through the process to decide they want you. That is an important factor. They are emotionally invested and have decided it's going to be you in the role, not someone else.

Depending on your level, they’ve likely had other people involved in the process and the probably had to have different approvals from their boss or finance or HR or the CEO. Someone else probably had to say yes or commit to you so they aren’t excited to change anytime soon. Because of that you have more power to negotiate than any other point in time.

Keep in mind this is only after they make an offer. None of this applies while they are considering it.

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Do you feel like you’re leaving your family behind while you try to gain success in your career?

Or maybe you feel stuck in your career because you’re trying to be there for your family?

Or maybe you feel like you can’t do either one well, but can’t find a way out?

Mike also felt that way.

But he found a few things that allowed him to create his dream career and spend quality time with his family. Today, he shares these secrets that are often overlooked (well, they’re only secret because they’re overlooked).

 

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Have you wondered how you can move from being a good job candidate to being a great candidate?

Have you identified your big “value-adds” from your past job experiences and how you can apply them to any industry?

Have you wondered how to open more doors of opportunity during informational interviews?

Several times over the past several months, we brought some past guests back onto the podcast to catch up with where they are now and how things have changed since we last had them on the podcast.

So this week, we are bringing Mike Bigelow back onto the podcast. Tomorrow, I’m going to share the recent conversation I had with him, where we explore how his life is going now that it’s been 2 years since his career change.

But to help us understand where he is now, today we’re going to hear Mike’s story from the last time he was on the show.

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I've been studying high performers and top performers for approaching 20 years now. Lots of things have surprised me about how top performers do things differently. But quite possibly the most surprising is how high performing people ask for help. It’s completely different than the average person. I found that most people don't think about this as a skill set. What I've learned though by studying top performers, there are actually very specific things that they do when they go to ask for help. I want to be able to teach you these to you so that you can be able to get the type of help that you need so I've created a formula with five very simple parts to show you how to do this and break it down. 

Before I show you those five key parts of how high performers ask for help, let me ask you a question: 

What do you think is the secret to why high performers get help so easily (and we enjoy helping them) and why it’s so painful to have to help many other people?

Is it that they are genetically endowed with likeability, or that we’re just biased as human beings to want to help people who are already doing well?

Maybe, but I don’t think so.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:36am PDT

What if you get rejected from what you thought was going to be your purpose? What if the work you thought would be meaningful isn’t?

When you get rejected from that - even just one rejection - you start to really question all of your skill sets and the journey that you've been on. 

If that’s you - you’re going to learn how to turn an end into a beginning of what’s next in your life.

 

Today’s conversation addresses this very common problem to help you move forward and take action.



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When thinking about meaningful work and the various pieces that need to come together, it might cause you to wonder, “Are these even possible together, and, if so, how do real people actually find these opportunities?”

With the help of science and some real people who have done a great job finding meaningful work and career happiness, we’re going to break down the answers for you.

So, the question becomes: “How do you find this elusive work that’s meaningful and meets your other needs like a certain amount of income?”

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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Organizations that focus on employee experiences create more profit. Employees want more meaningful work and work experiences and are willing to take less pay for it?

So why haven’t companies really started paying attention to this? Or are some organizations beginning to wake up and realize that more and more of the workforce is wanting more meaningful work?

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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

There’s so much conflicting information out there about what creates more fulfilling, more desirable work: 

  • Is it the job? 
  • Is it the company? 
  • Is it the type of role or occupation?
  • Is meaningful work really even obtainable in the first place? 

The short answer is “yes,” but in reality it happens differently than what most of the world thinks it does.

 

Thanks to Philips for their openness and access to both their leadership team and employees as we put this all together.

Check out more about what Philips has to offer.

 

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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

This is a special episode. This is episode 300!

We are bringing on a bunch of people today to give you a behind-the-scenes look at several aspects of the HTYC podcast. We’ll hear from several members of the HTYC team, we also have several surprise guests, all sharing a bit of how we all met Scott and how HTYC has helped us.

We’ll also have some of the best tips if you feel stuck in your career.

And we’re going to have a little fun at the same time (because that's what we do).

 

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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

Many of us get exhausted. Maybe it’s because of a lack of sleep. Maybe it’s from working too much or too hard. Maybe it’s from stress.

But being exhausted doesn’t mean that it has to be a negative in your life.

Laura Morrison was used to be exhausted, but now it feels different.

"So, I still leave work exhausted. It's just that now the exhaustion is from kind of flexing my brain and personal development and kind of much more excitement about the work that I'm doing and being invested in it.”

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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

What if I told you that the number 1 way to land your dream job is having confidence? Would you feel like you’re on the path to getting there...or just stuck? Well, if your answer is “just stuck”--you’re not alone. In our latest podcast episode Laura, one of our stellar Career Change Bootcamp Graduates tells us how it took her nearly 3 years to leave a job she wasn’t passionate about because she felt the same way. Tune in to hear how she went from disengaged to confident--and so can you!

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

“I can only use the company’s online form to apply.”

I hear this all the time, and it certainly seems true. However, even when it seems like there’s only one door, I’ve seen several effective ways to get around the gatekeepers.

Michal Balass found her way into a government agency, even though it seemed like there was only one way to get in. She shares her story of how she did it.

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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

“Now looking back at it. I never really asked myself the questions of whether I wanted to to do this. It is just normal. Many of us do that.”

That’s what Michal Balass had said when I asked her where her career started.

She went on to explain that she spent years getting her Doctorate and when it came time to get a job she did it without thinking… because that’s what you do! It is normal.

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!

Michal tolerated it for years. (probably for much too long)

 

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

Or tell us more about your personal career situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc to learn how we can best help!

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On the Happen To Your Career podcast, we have shown many career changes and the changes that come to our lives as a whole. We have talked with dozens of people on the podcast that we have personally worked with to make these changes. But one thing we haven’t really shown you is the fact that change isn’t just a one-time event.

As we continue to learn about ourselves and as we grow, our lives change. This is often in the form of changes in family (having more kids, kids growing up), moving to a different house or city, or developing new skills. This growth also results in changes in your goals and desires.

You begin to see a bigger and better picture of what you want to do in your life.

Over the next several months, we are going to be bringing some past guests back onto the podcast to catch up with where they are now and how things have changed since we last had them on the podcast.

So this week, we are bringing Michal Balass back onto the podcast. Tomorrow, I’m going to share the recent conversation I had with her; but to help us understand where she is now, today we’re going to hear her story from the last time she was on the show.

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

By now you should have a decision! Yeah! 

Let's celebrate!

But if you don't yet...It's ok! 

This is a lifelong process and some people want and need more help than the email course! We have created other types of help because I whole heartedly believe and know just how important this is! 

I have seen lives change again and again when our students get clear on what they want! 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:22am PDT

It’s up to you now!  We’ve done all we can do to get you on the path to the job that you love.  All that is left is to decide to take the next step.

Here’s 3 tips (and one video) to help you make this decision:

  1. Everything does not depend on this.  
  2. You’re well prepared! 
  3. “Magic happens when you’re in motion” –Richie Norton

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:10am PDT

Here’s the reality: Decisions are hard. They don’t sound like they should be hard, but they stop people every single day, usually many many times a day from doing something productive. 

So much so that I personally spend much of my energy eliminating unimportant decision making from my life that I won’t care about years or even weeks from now. Decisions like what do I have for breakfast or what should I wear today or what order should I begin my day take only small amounts of energy, time and effort separately but they start to add up quickly.  And Big decisions like where should I spend my time and effort and energy in my career sometimes seem almost overwhelming to tackle. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:13am PDT

Our minds are amazing.

We can do absolutely unbelievable things with our brains! One thing we can do is we can very effectively filter and sort information. This is a huge benefit to us, but can also cause a lot of problems in the form of cognitive bias.

This just means that as human beings the way our brains function can actually bias us toward or away from certain things like steering us away from those areas that might be uncomfortable and toward familiarity.

But what if you could take some of this knowledge about your brain and use it to turn potentially negative biases into an advantage.

15 years ago, the first time I really realized that you could hack your brain’s normal functions, my mind was blown, too. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:40am PDT

Remember in the last lesson when we talked about how most people miss the simple logic: you have to know where you’re going to be able to figure out how to get there. 

Well, this applies to more than just the job you have or a business that you run. 

Just try to separate out your work from the rest of your life!

You can’t.

 

The people you spend the most time with or don’t spend the most time with is often influenced by your work. 

So is your personal growth as a person, where you physically spend your time, and even the amount of money that you earn. 

For this reason, it’s incredibly important for you to understand not just what you want in your work but also what you want in every other area of your life!

And guess what else, anything that you want in your life isn’t going to happen by accident. 

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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

What do you want?

 

It’s a simple enough question. 

I’ll bet you can't easily answer that question? 

Go ahead and give it a try! I’ll wait!

Harder than it seems right? 

 

But what if you could intentionally and succintly answer that question? When you have the answer to what you really want in your career and in your life and really go after it, it allows you to do things most people would consider exceptional or even impossible. 

 

And that is exactly what we’re going to cover today!

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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

IS REFLECTION ON THE PAST YOUR KEY TO CAREER HAPPINESS?

The short answer is “H-E- double hockey sticks to the NO”.

(mostly because I love hockey and a little because reflection is not the magic bullet alone!)

But what’s the longer more nuanced answer?

To be clear; reflecting on the past alone is not going to get you where you want to go in your career or your life. It will take intentional action to move toward work that fits you, your values, and your strengths (and even your income expectations). 

But what’s also true is that for the action to be intentional you must know exactly what you want. 

How do you do that?

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

 

 

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 5:34am PDT

MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS…

I hear them say things like “I learn fast” or “I’m good with people” but most people have not spent enough time or effort to truly understand what it is that they are great at or have the potential to be great at!

Maybe these are true, but these aren’t specific enough to really be what you are great at. What is it that makes you great with people, What is it specifically that you enjoy in the interaction with others, is it even the interaction at all, or maybe something else.

When I hear something as vague as “I’m good with people”, which I do in maybe 7 out of every 10 interviews with professionals, I immediately try to start digging to understand what they really actually mean.

It could be that they are great at: relating to others OR communicating with people OR helping people problem solve OR building relationships quickly OR about a million other possibilities.

What on earth do you really mean?

 

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

We've now had over 30,000 people go through our figure it out eight the mini course. (and that's a lot of people, as it turns out)

Also, we realized, as we were talking behind the scenes, that it had been a long time, like six years long time, since we really updated this mini course. So guess what? We've updated it!

But we're going to do you one better, because we're actually going to share each and every day with you right here on the HTYC podcast for the next eight days. So if you're not already subscribed to the podcast, then guess what, pause this right now hit the subscribe button on your player, because every single day, for the next eight days, you're going to get a dose of the mini-course that helps you figure out what it is that you want to do.

By the way, if you want to get this sent straight to your email box to you can always go to FigureItOut.co and drop in your email address. And that will get sent right to your email box. Or you can text HAPPEN to 44222 and you get the exact same thing.

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Category:Careers -- posted at: 4:10am PDT