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Career Yak

Author: Christopher Goodwillie

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Through interviews with entrepreneurs and professionals from different working environments, this is a show where we seek to do two things. One: learn about the wide variety of jobs and industries out there. And two: discover career lessons that we can apply to our own work lives.
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Listen in as I chat with a special guest, Ken Goodwillie, aka my Dad! He talks about his God-given ability to be handy, his history in Christian ministry and how he eventually started his own home improvement business after being laid off in 2007. Ken goes into detail about how Christians can share Christ with others in the workplace and use their jobs and businesses to honor God. He also highlights the logistics behind starting a business and what it takes to be successful. Don't forget to check out the links that correspond to our conversation below!Pathways Video Series Related Blog Post: First Interview with my Dad Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Make the call, don't be afraid to reach out... you never know who will answer. Check out my previous episode with Marc McDaniel.Check out the interview with Sara Blakely on The School of Greatness Podcast.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
Listen in to learn Erin's story and how she drastically changed her career path and jumped from being an Associate Registrar to an Information Security Analyst. Not only did Erin dive head first into a new tech career with little to no experience, but she increased her pay, and expanded her future opportunities. Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
You know what's fun? Feeling wanted, making a sale, getting a promotion. You know what's a bummer? Getting rejected, losing a sale, getting passed over for a job. But no one is perfect and it is paramount that we discover our flaws to learn from them and then grow.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
Listen in as I talk shop with Danny Wolfe, a former vendor of mine. Danny sheds light on opening a brand new facility within the last year, what it takes to be motivated in sales, and how to set long term goals and grow a business. Check out Diversified Body and Paint online.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity Tracker
Value the process. If you want to reap a harvest, you have to plant the seeds first.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
On the show today I have Tyler Damore, VP at AudioEye. Listen in while we talk about what it's like to be in on the very early stages of a tech company. He tells us how setting incremental goals was a key to success, and how the mission of making the web a more accessible place for those with disabilities helps to motivate him. Check out AudioEye online.Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity Tracker
Why do companies make transactions with their customers difficult? What can we do to make the customer buying experience as easy and smooth as possible? Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).
Join me as I talk with Brady Gregor about being a Division 1 collegiate golf coach. He discusses his path, earning more responsibilities at a relatively young age, and mentoring his players. We talk goal setting, player recruitment, why he thinks people should consider going to college and more.Check out Brady's Podcast: Any Given TuesdayVisit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).
If you know Christ, be a light in your workplace and environment.Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).
Alyssa joins the show today to discuss entrepreneurship, being bold, thinking creatively, and much more. She eventually journeyed to starting a flower and coffee shop in small town New England and talks about what it takes to grow a business, and how to take risks along the way. Pivoting her business to add more revenue streams in 2020 is also a fascinating and insightful part of the conversation you won't want to miss!Check out Apotheca's website, Instagram, and Facebook!Visit our Career Yak Website and join our email list.Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental).
Is the sales team more important than a support team? Or is operations king? The answer is neither. Both are essential. But what is most important is the seamless communication and coordination between both parties.Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
Join me as I chat with Michael Draper about the details of working in non profit businesses. Michael shares with us his journey in non profits, and why it's important to have a mission driven mindset. We discuss how to overcome obstacles, the importance of working in jobs you are passionate about, and being a light for Christ in the workplace and world. Check out Michael's Podcast: Dads Watching Sports Free Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
Communicate up and down the chain of command, step back and survey the situation, and learn more lessons with this great book that parallels military situations with the business world.Get the book Extreme Ownership.Dig into more leadership lessons in my previous Interviews with former police officer Derek Stephens and former Navy Pilot Jason Grower.Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
On the show today I have Katie Hornor... entrepreneur, writer, speaker and more. Katie has started a variety of different business ventures, from providing homeschooling resources to helping others grow their own businesses. Additionally, Katie serves both English and Spanish speaking audiences in a variety of ways. Listen in while she sheds light on her experiences, going from ministry to entrepreneurship, and using business for the glory of God. Check out Katie's content here!Listen to Katie's podcast: For Your Success PodcastCheck out the book Business for the Glory of GodFree Sales Resource: Sales Activity TrackerCheck out the Zoho CRM Tool!Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
"I'm too busy" and "There's not enough time in the day" seem common phrases in the business world. But maybe the time we have to accomplish things in life is more sufficient than we realize.Go in depth with time management and goal setting and listen to my previous Interview with Mac Prichard.Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
In these episodes I'll share my thoughts on business, and lessons I've learned from life, work, and the Bible. First one coming up on Monday!Visit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
Join me as I talk to Luke Tanner, founder and owner of L&M Horseworks, as we discuss starting businesses and shutting them down, learning how to be more efficient with scheduling and route planning, and having a balance between work life and family life. Luke shares stories about sharing his faith in the workplace, learning lessons the hard way, building in vacation time into a busy entrepreneurial schedule, and how not all careers are linear and predictable. Check out Luke's business: L&M HorseworksBook links: The Wright Brothers, The E Myth, The Lean StartupVisit our Career Yak Website!Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental)
This is technically a history book, but one we can all learn from! How did two brothers from small town Ohio, neither with college degrees, win the global race to create the airplane? Listen in to my quick review of this amazing story, full of lessons that can be applied to life and business.Book Link: The Wright Brothers by David McCulloughJoin our email list at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental):
From a history and economics major who was in no way "tech savvy" to successfully running her own business in the tech world, Laurence shares her journey and the ups and downs along the way. Laurence sheds light on building a business gradually on the side, advice on how to be intentional when learning new skills, and how online businesses make money. Podcaster, blogger, coder, and overall entrepreneur, listen in to Laurence's story to learn more valuable career lessons.Check out Laurence's content and resources!Learn to Code with Me Blog and WebsiteLearn to Code with Me PodcastLaurence on InstagramBook Recommendation: The Millionaire Next DoorJoin our email list at careeryak.comMusic by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental):
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