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Happen To Your Career

Happen To Your Career

Author: Scott Anthony Barlow

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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.
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Every career change includes reaching out to key decision makers so you stand out among the sea of applicants. There are some simple, yet overlooked, strategies that are very effective at not just receiving a response, but getting an out-of-this-world response. Brian is an example of this very strategy. He sent an email asking several great questions, but it could have easily been lost in my inbox (I get 200-300 emails a day). What did Brian do to get my attention? What can you learn from it?   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been frustrated with or hated your job, and wanted to leave. I know MY hand went up, and I think I heard ALL of yours, too. We’ve all been there.  One thing we’ve learned over many years of helping people make career changes is that it’s about way more than changing jobs. Larry Chase started out studying biology, even attended a year at seminary, then ended up working in breweries for 20 years. Eventually he even took that to another level. It was all about the evolution.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Many high performers work hard to climb the corporate ladder. Reaching an executive level is a crowning achievement. Or is it? Dan Ruley had worked his way up to become the Director of Sales, but (another) conflict arose between family and work, leading to him losing his job. Re-evaluating his priorities, he learned that an executive level role wasn’t right for him and, even though his new role is technically a step down, he now makes more and is able to focus on what he does best.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Career change can seem scary and difficult because you don’t know what will really happen. While you may not be able to see the future, you can still learn from career changes others made in the past and see where they are now.   Coaches Phillip Migyanko and Liz McLean share the top 3 lessons from people that have made successful career changes over the past 9 years. To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/
If someone asked you right now, “what is your passion?” Would you have an answer?  People tend to devote a lot of their time and energy to figuring out what their passion is. We've worked with a lot of people that had a career they were passionate about, but they discovered that passion wasn’t really the key to career happiness. Thomas Williams had a passion for football, which carried him into a career in the NFL. But an injury led him to re-evaluate his identity and opened his eyes to find his true purpose.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/
A ton of people have taken strengths assessments, and have a good idea of what their top strengths are, but many people never dig deep enough to really understand them, or even how to leverage them. Judith also felt this way, even after taking several assessments. But after working with a coach, she finally learned to really understand her strengths, as well as how to leverage them in her career search.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
We've all experienced setbacks in life, but it's about how we react to them that makes the difference between reaching our goals or letting them fall by the wayside. When it comes to career change, many people, including High Performers, are bound to stumble on a few things before ultimately reaching their new career. Is your career change going nowhere fast? It was for our guest, Sarah Hawkins. That is, until she asked for help (when she knew that she needed it!). To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
Your mental limitations are keeping you from making a larger impact in your life and career. I know because I have had the same problem, and hit the same roadblocks. I don’t consider myself as someone who thinks small, but this year, Alyssa and I decided to get some outside help to break through our own mental limitations. And it made a huge difference! Listen as Alyssa and I share the top ways you can break through your own limitations and finally start setting goals that actually make an impact on your life. To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/
If you set a small goal, you’re probably going to succeed. But, if you set ambitious goals and work hard to reach them, it’ll be more rewarding.  But the problem with setting challenging goals is that many people don't have faith in themselves to accomplish those higher goals. And so they attempt to lower the stakes to keep themselves in their comfort zone. Andy Molinsky shares the 5 key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies and how to overcome them to achieve your goals.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
A lot of people feel stuck in their jobs. Trying to break out can seem difficult or impossible (spoiler alert - it’s not actually impossible). Adam Bloom felt stuck from the beginning as he graduated law school and entered the workforce as the 2008 recession was starting. The longer he stayed a lawyer, the more he felt stuck. After several attempts to leave, he finally learned how to set himself up to pivot into what he really wanted to be doing.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing - especially during a career change - but you can learn to minimize and overcome that fear. Margaret Fredrickson learned how to overcome her fear of admitting who she was and what she wanted. We get really deep into how a career search is so much more than just a job search - it’s finding a career and a lifestyle that fits your needs. Margaret was able to get a great role that she, quite frankly, wouldn't have earned otherwise.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/
There is one thing that stops people from changing careers more than anything else. Indecision. Overthinking. “What if it doesn’t work out?” “What if I don’t like my coworkers?” “Are the benefits good enough?” “Am I qualified?” Questions keep filling your mind and keep you going in circles - and you miss out. How can you stop overthinking and finally start making decisions? Phillip Migyanko and Sharissa Sebastian discuss how you can stop this paralyzing process and make the decisions that really matter to you.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Do job qualifications always matter? The simple answer is not always. Many times the listed job qualifications are there to automatically filter out candidates so the employer doesn’t have to, and this derails a lot of people.  Cheri found herself in a job that wasn’t what she thought it would be and. While she was searching for a new role, she intially bypassed the roles she really wanted because she didn’t feel qualified. Fast forward - how did she end up landing one of these roles anyway?   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
It takes a large amount of time to do a career pivot - and even more time to make the bigger changes that we discuss often on this podcast. Even though you end up with a role that fits you and delivers what you really want in your life, it can be difficult to find the time to make it happen. But you’ll never “find” enough time - you have to create the time. Phillip Migyanko and I discuss specific tactics that you can use to create 30+ hours a month to focus on your highest priorities.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
Many people seem to get lucky in life - they get the best jobs, the best houses, the best cars. That’s because the science of happiness works whether you are intentional or not.  To get the best results, though, you must be intentional in your actions surrounding your life and career. Jenn Lim shares how she learned to identify what was really important to her after she was laid off from her job and her dad was diagnosed with cancer. She learned how to be intentional and use science to create her own luck.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
Once you decide to make a career change, you’ll have many roadblocks and mental barriers to overcome. Often, people allow their own fears to stand in the way to make that change. You know that you NEED to change, but you don’t see how you can actually pivot to where you want to go. After working with people for years, it’s been proven that the hard work, endless days, sleepless nights, and the energy it took to make a successful transition in their career is worth it in the end.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com 
Not all career changes work out - the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. So what do you do when you realize that your previous career actually fit you? How do you pivot back into that career path after some time has passed (and the field has likely advanced)? Louie shares why he changed careers from medical imaging into IT, the struggles he faced when he made that change, and how he pivoted back into medical imaging, ultimately leading him to career and life happiness.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/ 
You may have had a role that matched your skills and experience, but it drastically changed over time. Now it doesn’t fit your strengths. So, what do you do? In less than 2 years, Nick’s customer service role morphed into a sales role - which did not fit him. He explains how he went from uncovering his strengths, to making connections and having conversations to learn what roles could fit him, and finally landing a role that actually plays to his strengths.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc
Many people are afraid to take risks because it’s easier to stay where they feel safe and comfortable. But the problem is that if you aren’t willing to get uncomfortable, you could be cheating yourself out of career happiness. Stephanie was plagued with an aversion to risk and was comfortably unhappy in her role. Once she finally saw the writing on the wall, she decided to face her fears and embrace the unknown to find her ideal role. To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  Or to tell us more about your situation and schedule a conversation with our team go to https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule-htyc Email Scott@happentoyourcareer.com
Many companies focus on the idea of “Employee Engagement”, but much of that concept is employer dependent. What most people don’t realize is that there are things you can actually do to take ownership of your role yourself and make it work for you. Rachel Cooke joins us today to share how you can take control to deliver your best work, and thrive in your role.   To binge-listen to more career happiness success stories, find all the podcasts at https://happentoyourcareer.com/podcast Want to know high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over https://www.happentoyourcareer.com/career-change-advice-guide-backed-by-research/  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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allie allie

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Oct 20th
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Vinni Chiocchi

Just starting listening and love it! So far the episodes are hitting home. My question for networking is: If you don’t know people in the industry, for an introvert like (I forget the interviewee’s name), I would feel awkward or to call a random company and start asking them about the ins and outs and pros and cons of their job WHILE THEY ARE WORKING. How do approach that and who would you approach specifically?

Oct 16th
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Roger H

The lady spoke fast

Dec 18th
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nirvana mf

hi

Nov 11th
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Kathy Wilkes

I always thought my introversion was something to be ashamed of. It's amazing to have this perspective and realize that it's actually a strength!

Nov 7th
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ID20223274

Great podcast! Been listening since 2013 and love the practical stories and advice on how to get to work that truly fits.

Nov 6th
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Jason Matthews

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Jul 17th
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James Choe

I wish the interviewee's mic was better. I could hardly understand what he was saying. :(

Feb 12th
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Mike Iwinski

Great episode. But Scott is WAY too quiet!

Jan 23rd
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