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.
Wow, we’ve finished the first 10 episodes of Career Relaunch, which brings us to the end of Season One! Thank you so much for being a subscriber and loyal listener. With the holidays upon us, this week’s episode is going to be a little different. I’m not featuring a guest, but instead, I’ll be sharing my own reflections and lessons I’ve learned from our first 10 guests on the podcast. If you’ve enjoyed the show, I’d love for you to write a review for the podcast, which helps build our community. Also, if you have feedback, suggestions, or questions you want covered in the next season of Career Relaunch that kicks off Jan 5, 2017, please leave me a voicemail. I’d love to hear from you! My takeaways from Career Relaunch Season 1 * Making a career change isn’t easy, but you can pull it off if you can be patient with the practical and emotional challenges. * You don’t have to get things exactly right the first time, you just need to take manageable steps in the right direction. * When you’re feeling confused or uncertain about what to do to, learn to trust your instincts, which often guides you to the right solution. Tweetables to Share Relevant Resources * I mentioned Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, one of the best reads out there! * If you’re want to read more about other behaviours that help fuel a successful career change, read my article on 3 Habits of People Who Successfully Relaunched Their Careers. Did You Enjoy This Episode? Please Let Me Know! * Tweet: If you enjoyed this episode and have a few seconds to spare, Tweet to let me 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, Stitcher, Android, or Google Play (it’s free) so you don’t miss out on the latest episodes. Full instructions. * Stay in touch: Follow Career Relaunch on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also follow host Joseph on Twitter and Facebook. Comments, Suggestions, or Questions?
In this end-of-year Season 1 recap, host Joseph Liu will share the 3 lessons he learned from the first 10 guests on Career Relaunch about how to successfully make a career change. Hope this can inspire you to reflect on your own career as the year comes to a close.
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?"
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,
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?
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."
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.