Happen to Your Career
Summary: You’re not totally happy with your career (obviously!) You also know that there “has to be something out there that’s better.” That hope that you can find meaningful and fulfilling work, that also pays you well, has led you here! This is the show that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents. Scott Anthony Barlow has been featured on CNBC, Yahoo!, Forbes, The Muse, and Career Builder as a world renowned expert on Career Happiness. His company, Happen to Your Career employs some of the world's leading career coaches and uses research based practices for Career happiness!
How do people actually accomplish wildly unrealistic goals especially when you have reality standing in your way, like a full time job or obligations like kids that like to eat, or saving for their college. Or the simple fact that you have only so much energy in a single day before you pass out? Reality. Whatever your reality is. All of us have it. The question becomes: How do you accomplish career and life goals that you might consider to be wildly unrealistic when “reality” is always pressing on
Allison and I continue to delve deeper into the things that led to her career change (and changed her entire life, too!). As she completed the Clifton’s Strengthsfinder assessment during her CCB course, Allison discovered the formula for her own career happiness.
Bonus: How to Find the Time to Career Change (Even when you're insanely busy)
Allison Kirby was good at everything. The problem was…she couldn’t find something she enjoyed doing. As a self-proclaimed Upholder (defined in Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies), Allison had a knack, or rather a compulsion, for meeting expectations. When she’d see a job posting, and whether or not she genuinely wanted to do the work, she’d take on the challenge. In other words, she’d shift into whatever shape necessary to accomplish the goals of that role. This was a recipe for disaster.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs It turns out that this was true for Dan Pink, too.
Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be? That’s what happened to Audrey Romagnoulo. 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!
Gia recommends journaling in six areas to help your professional growth: What is the actual work that you did today? What did you do to build your brand? What are your community contributions? Did you invest time in your professional skills? Did you invest time in your soft skills? How did you go above and beyond? Once people started journaling these six things, often they would realize they were lacking in certain areas, and it would result in intentional action taking.
Emilie Aires joins Scott to discuss what the martyrdom mindset is, how it relates to burnout, and how to overcome it.
Do you identify as a multipotentialite? When Melanie Buford was making a college decision, she felt torn between two very different directions. These two areas of interest had little to no overlap, so not only was Melanie choosing between majors but also universities. Fast forward to now, She enjoys helping multi-talented students discover a future that fits their unique wiring, and she loves digging into data on multipotentialites, personality tests, and strengths assessments.
Is staying at a job you hate holding you back from happiness? What if you’ve changed careers…and the new work wasn’t quite the fit you thought it would be? We’ve realized that EVERYONE has barriers to making their change. Especially the busy, high achieving peeps that we’ve worked with. You are no exception! In today’s episode, I talk about how career happiness really works. In fact, this episode is one of the lessons I teach inside Career Change Bootcamp.
In today’s episode, I share 6 keys to career happiness and then how to use this information to make your change and how to focus your time to be most effective. I vividly remember being in a job that wasn’t fulfilling at all. When I was there, I didn’t understand how this whole career happiness thing worked and honestly thought that if I could just get to a better job situation then it would solve all my problems.
On today’s episode, you're going to hear Elizabeth begin in the early stages of identifying what she really wants and needs. And even more importantly than that, some of the ways that I guide her through to help begin making this happen immediately. You're not going to hear any magic bullets in this episode (because there are none in reality), but you are going to hear some things that you may be able to integrate into your own personal life and career change right away.
Saying “no” is exactly what we talk about in today’s episode with Michael Hyatt. Michael is a best-selling author (multiple times over) and was previously the CEO of a publishing company before starting his own company. Michael is also a self-admitted, recovering people-pleaser. As such, throughout past few decades, he has had to learn to say “no” gracefully. In other words, he had to protect his own time and priorities.
We’ve now asked hundreds of people who’ve made successful career pivots one question after they’ve completed the journey: “What advice would you give someone who’s decided they want to make a career change?” What came back was surprising! It didn’t have anything to do with the best resume ever or the best tactic to market your skills or even the steps to take.
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