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Career Relaunch®

Summary: Career Relaunch® is an inspirational podcast that helps you navigate the ups and downs of a career transition. Hosted by Career Change and Personal Branding Strategist Joseph Liu, each episode features insightful interviews with people who have stepped off the beaten path in their careers to pursue more meaningful work. Changing careers can be daunting, so Joseph and his guests are here to provide advice, companionship, and clarity as you relaunch your own career. To check out episode show notes, access free career change resources, or join our community of listeners, visit https://CareerRelaunch.net.

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 Redefining Your Identity with Kat Boogaard- CR10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:41

Remind yourself how your identity extends beyond what you do for a living with Kat Boogaard Lemargue, former Travel Marketer turned Freelance Writer. Joseph will also explain how to get beyond standard responses to the question, "What do you do?"

 Redefining Your Identity with Kat Boogaard- CR010 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:41

What does it take to leave an office job behind to  become an independent Freelancer Writer? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Kat Boogaard, a former Marketing Assistant for the Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau turned Freelance Writer shares her thoughts on not allowing yourself to be defined solely by your job and managing the people who critique your career choices. I also share some thoughts on more meaningful ways to respond to the question, “What do you do?” Key Takeaways * Taking charge of your own career future and doing something really scary can also be really exciting. * Taking the decision to leave your full-time job is often the most challenging part of the career change process. * Keeping your eye on what you’re working toward and celebrating the small wins can help keep you on track. * What you do professionally in your career does not define you. You have an identity outside of your day job. * Don’t limit your response to the question “What do you do?” to simply your job title. When you share more about yourself, others get a more complete picture of who you are. Tweetables to Share Resources Mentioned * Visit blog Lemonade Linings & subscribe to Kat’s newsletter to receive her articles on career, lifestyle, and personal development topics. * Joseph’s TEDx Talk, Reshaping the Story of Your Career on the question, “What do you do.” * Dr. Suess Quote on Being Who You Are (although this has also been attributed to others) Free Tool: Define Your Commitments During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about other things you can say when asked, “What do you do?” For some help in doing this, you can download your “Expand Your Identity” Worksheet About Kat Boogaard, Freelance Writer at Lemonade Linings After working full-time in the “real world” as a Marketing Assistant, Kat made the decision to leave her steady job and pursue a career as a freelance writer. Now, she spends her days crafting content—mainly related to career and self-development. Her work and career advice has been published by the likes of The Muse, Forbes, Inc, Mashable, and LifeHacker. You can check out her articles on her blog, Lemonade Linings. Did You Enjoy This Episode? Please Let Us Know! * Tweet: If you enjoyed this episode and have a few seconds to spare, Tweet to let me and Kat know! Tweet a thank you! * Review: I’d also love for you to leave a positive review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, which helps my show reach more people who want to relaunch their careers. * Subscribe: Be sure to subscribe to Career Relaunch podcast on iTunes,

 Redefining Your Identity with Kat Boogaard- CR010 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:41

Remind yourself how your identity extends beyond what you do for a living with Kat Boogaard Lemargue, former Travel Marketer turned Freelance Writer. Joseph will also explain how to get beyond standard responses to the question, What do you do?

 Giving Yourself Room to Explore with Audrey Lemargue- CR09 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:54

Learn about the importance of trusting your instincts and giving yourself permission to explore with Audrey Lemargue, former Cosmetics Export Manager turned Naturopath. Joseph will also explain the upside of "career dabbling."

 Giving Yourself Room to Explore with Audrey Lemargue- CR009 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:54

What does it take to leave your international corporate job behind to return to school and pursue your true passions? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Audrey Lemargue, a former Cosmetics Export Manager turned Naturopath shares her thoughts on the importance of career exploration, respecting your emotions, and trusting your career instincts. During the Mental Fuel segment, I share thoughts on the upside of “career dabbling.” Key Takeaways * Give yourself the time and room to explore. With patience, the answers will come to you, and you may just stumble upon something perfect. * Never neglect anyone you meet. You never know what you can learn from people you cross paths with. * Discovering your true passions is like falling in love. It feels fresh and exciting, but also very familiar. Tweetables to Share Resources Mentioned * Visit Iswari to learn more about the superfood products Audrey manages. She mentioned Buddha’s Awakening, which is the product Joseph sampled and now adds to his breakfast every day! You can also find Iswari on Facebook. * Watch Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. * Watch the video of Dr Irène Grosjean that convinced Audrey she should pursue a a career in naturopathic medicine.  Free Tool: Define Your Commitments During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the upside of “career dabbling” and taking the initiative to explore your interests outside your day job. To help brainstorm ways to do this, download my “Test the Waters” Worksheet. About Audrey Lemargue, Naturopath in Training, Iswari Superfoods Marketer After working in the Perfume and Cosmetics industry traveling the world for nearly 15 years, Audrey Lemargue decided to take a break to find her true calling. After several months of reflection time where she tried to get in touch with her creative side, she had an epiphany one day after watching an interview of this amazing 86 year old French Naturopath. The inspiration was so deep that she started researching courses to become a Naturopath herself. Now, Audrey’s a student at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, set to finish her program Dec 2017. She also works in Sales and Marketing position for Iwari, a superfood company that recently expanded to the UK. She was recently featured in the Sept 2016 edition of Healthy Living Magazine. Did You Enjoy This Episode? Please Let Us Know! * Tweet: If you enjoyed this episode and have a few seconds to spare, Tweet to let me and Audrey know! Tweet a thank you!

 Giving Yourself Room to Explore, with Audrey Lemargue- CR009 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:54

Learn about the importance of trusting your instincts and giving yourself permission to explore with Audrey Lemargue, former Cosmetics Export Manager turned Naturopath. Joseph will also explain the upside of career dabbling.

 Finding Your Flow with Zai Divecha- CR08 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:27

Learn about the feeling of "flow" with Zai Divecha, former Silicon Valley Software Marketer turned Metalworker & Designer. Joseph will also share thoughts on how investing in yourself can open up new career opportunities.

 Finding Your Flow with Zai Divecha- CR008 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:27

What’s it like going from working in Silicon Valley to starting your own welding business? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Zai Divecha, a former software marketer turned metalworker and designer shares her thoughts on what it’s like to be “in flow,” how to prepare for a career change, and the benefits of connecting with liked-minded people.  I also share some thoughts on the difference between doing energy generating vs. energy depleting work. Key Career Insights * When you’re doing fulfilling work, a “flow state” can emerge, where you lose track of time, reach a state of extreme concentration, and you can actually enjoy thinking about your work at all moments of the day, both the weekdays and weekends. * The emotional highs of running your own business gives you the fuel to navigate some of the inevitable lows. * The fear of the unknown can actually help to force you to really hustle and quickly get the right pieces in place to create the career you want for yourself. * There’s a difference between doing energy generating and energy depleting work. Taking stock of which type of work comprises your days can give you an indication of whether you’re in the right role or not. Tweetables to Share Resources Mentioned * We talked about “Flow” during this episode. Learn about Psychologist Mihaly Csiksgentmihalyi, who created the psychological concept of Flow. * Check out Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s: Flow, the secret to happiness TED Talk * Mihaly’s book Flow: The Psychology of Happiness. And here’s a good summary of Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience in Hasty Reader. Free Tool: Reenergizing Your Work Days During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of doing energising work. For some help in identifying some ways to do this, you can download a free “Reenergising Your Work Days” Worksheet. About Zai Divecha, Metalworker & Designer Photos: Ellen Wildhagen, kindredweddings.co Zai Divecha is a metalworker and designer who learned to weld at the age of 14. She first worked in the tech industry at Box before deciding to return to her metalworking roots in 2014, when she founded Elektra Steel. She now spends her days creating handcrafted steel art and home goods. You can check out more of her impressive welding on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And to learn more about her story, check out this

 Finding Your Flow, with Zai Divecha- CR008 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:27

Learn about the feeling of flow with Zai Divecha, former Silicon Valley Software Marketer turned Metalworker and Designer. Joseph will also share thoughts on how investing in yourself can open up new career opportunities.

 Reflecting on Wealth with Byron Trzeciak- CR07 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:35

Hear why money isn't everything and why non-material wealth can drive more authentic happiness with Byron Trzeciak, former Security Analyst turned Online Marketing Agency Founder. Joseph will also describe what it means to be truly "wealthy."

 Reflecting on Wealth, with Byron Trzeciak- CR007 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:35

Hear why money isnt everything and why non-material wealth can drive more authentic happiness with Byron Trzeciak, former Security Analyst turned Online Marketing Agency Founder. Joseph will also describe what it means to be truly wealthy.

 Reflecting on Wealth with Byron Trzeciak- CR007 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:35

What does having “wealth” mean to you? Do you think of material possessions and money? Or do you think about less tangible things you value? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Byron Trzeciak, a former Security Analyst turned Online Marketing Agency Founder shares his thoughts on why money isn’t everything, the importance of being able to control your time, and the toll your job can take on you when you’re doing unfulfilling work. I also share some thoughts on what it means to be truly “wealthy.” Key Career Insights * Reaching a career goal doesn’t always lead to career satisfaction. In fact, it can make you question whether that goal was a truly meaningful one to word toward in the first place. * When money’s the main reason you’re happy staying in your job, it can lead to a vicious cycle of rewarding yourself for doing work you don’t enjoy then continuing to do that work so you can reward yourself. * Material wealth (assets, money, stuff) is distinct from personal wealth (happiness, flexibility, freedom). Which matters the most to you? Tweetables to Share Resources * Byron’s Medium Article, The Day I Earned a Six Figure Salary Was the Day I Quit My Job. * Sept 2016 NY Times Article on Hal Hershfield’s (UCLA Anderson School of Management) research on how people perceive the value of time vs. money. * Tim Ferriss’ Book, 4 Hour Workweek. * My Huffington Article on 4 Ways Self Employment Changed How I Define Wealth. * Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast and his About Page. * You might also enjoy my Fast Company article about how 3 people redefined what wealth meant to them in their careers. Free Tool: Redefining What Wealth Means to You During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of defining what wealth means to you. For some help in doing this, you can download my “Redefining Wealth” Worksheet. About Byron Trzeciak Byron Trzeciak is Director and Founder of a conversion-focused digital marketing agency called PixelRush based in Melbourne, Australia. He builds profitable online businesses by turning clicks into customers, empowering businesses to gain 4x return from their online marketing investment across a variety of digital channels & media. He’s also passionate about inspiring others to build a life they’ll love by creating flexible lifestyles & career paths using online income. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn more about online marketing and SEO, be sure to check out his PixelRush blog.

 Managing Emotions of Change with Noz Nozawa- CR06 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:08

Get a glimpse into the emotions of running your own business and the impact others can have on that journey with Noz Nozawa, former Tech Marketer turned Interior Designer. Joseph will also discuss the importance of building a strong support network.

 Managing Emotions of Change with Noz Nozawa- CR006 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:08

How do you manage the ups & downs of starting your own business? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Noz Nozawa, a former Tech Marketer turned Interior Designer shares her thoughts on the emotional impact of running your own business, how your perceptions of self worth can get intertwined with your work, and the importance of support networks. I also share some thoughts on where you can create some support structures in your own career. Key Career Insights * Formal training can be valuable, but not always necessary—research and explore your options and listen to your instincts when preparing to make the leap. Your road to success may not resemble anyone else’s. * If you experience a loss of momentum and confidence, consider seeking knowledge from outside of your immediate professional network to connect with others who have had the same difficulties. * Surround yourself with people who support and inspire you—or both!—to avoid feeling isolated. Tweetables to Share Resources Mentioned * Connect yourself to other entrepreneurs and join our community on the Career Relaunch Facebook Page. * I mentioned this “five people” quote by Jim Rohn during today’s Mental Fuel segment. * Here’s an article touching on the idea of how interpersonal relationships shape success, which I alluded to during today’s Mental Fuel: Why the Five People Around You Are Crucial to Your Success. Free Tool: Network Builder During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of building a support network. For some help in doing this, you can download my “NETWORK BUILDER” Worksheet. About Noz Nozawa, Interior Designer Ever since she was a little girl, Noz Nozawa wanted to be an interior designer. Or an architect. Whatever job would let her work on houses all day. But her father encouraged her to focus on business instead. So she graduated from college, landed a great job at Clorox, and hopped over to the tech industry in 2011. But in 2014, she couldn’t ignore her “calling” anymore – so she “retired” from her successful marketing career to follow her passion for interior design. Despite not having formal training, she launched her own business right out the gate. Two very challenging, roller coaster sink-or-swim self-employed years later, her little business is growing and thriving, and she’s never looked back. She now runs Noz Design, a full-service residential interior design firm based in San Francisco, serving clients from coast to coast. With a focus on eclectically modern spaces, Noz Design creates well-appointed homes that not only reflect their dwellers’ lifestyles and tastes, but also maximize a space’s functionality and a project’s budget. Follow Noz on Instagram and Twitter. Did You Enjoy This Episode? Please Let Us Know! * Tweet: If you enjoyed this episode and have a few seconds to spare, Tweet to let me and Noz know!! Tweet a thank you! * Review: I’d also love for you to leave a positive review and rating for the podcast on iTunes,

 Managing Emotions of Change, with Noz Nozawa- CR006 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:08

Get a glimpse into the emotions of running your own business and the impact others can have on that journey with Noz Nozawa, former Tech Marketer turned Interior Designer. Joseph will also discuss the importance of building a strong support network.

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