017 Overcoming The 4 Major Fear Blockers – Jacqueline T.D. Huynh

You can have an impressive background and finely honed skills, but all the experience in the world might not be enough to overcome the 4 major fear blockers preventing you from taking the next big step in your career. What are the biggest roadblocks to overcoming fear and how do we drive around them, or straight through them, on the road to success?

Jacqueline T.D. Huynh arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnamese refugee, her family carrying only the clothes on their back and the hope of the American dream. Since then, she has become a #1 Amazon best-selling author, radio personality, keynote speaker and trainer focusing on leadership development, dynamic communication and family foundation.

In this episode, Jacque discusses her amazing childhood, coming to America as a Vietnamese immigrant, how that experience allowed her to overcome her fears, and why we all need to be aware of the 4 major fear blockers in order to succeed.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:20) – Jacqueline describes her current work and how her early life led to finding her vocation

(5:39) – Delving into the four big Fear Blocks, starting with the first: limiting beliefs

(8:03) – Challenging the second Fear Block: assumptions

(10:40) – The third Fear Block: interpretations

(11:18) – Some helpful examples of interpretations

(13:19) – How do you challenge deeply held interpretations and cut through to the truth?

(14:56) – The fourth and most emotionally charged Fear Block:  gremlins

(16:59) – How to starve these gremlin fears without risking them multiplying and getting worse

(21:18) – A great thing in life very few people believe they can have for themselves

(25:20) – Jacqueline plays Rapid Fire

(31:33) – Ali from Nebraska writes in asking how to respond to unsolicited job recruiter messages

TWEETABLES:

“Sometimes society really creates powerful things, and depending on what you want to do with it, you can create something more powerful or you can shrink from it.

“I used where I came from to show people that fear is with us. We can’t get rid of it, but we can use it to our advantage.”

“I think one of the biggest limiting beliefs that we all buy into is ‘you gotta work hard for your money’.”

“[Fear] means nothing until we give it meaning.”

“90 percent of success is mindset.”  

“We all know how to drive, we all know how to get somewhere, it’s just some people’s windshields are a lot cleaner than others.”       

Guest Links:

Jacque’s Website: http://www.integrativeminds.com/

Jacque’s Radio Show: http://www.parentpumpradio/

Jacque’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Time-Management-Workbook.pdf

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016 Overcoming Gaps in Your Resume, #MeToo, and More – Jenni Pfaff

Employers tend not to look too kindly on lengthy gaps in your resume, which are oftentimes common for parents who have gone on extended parental leave. How can women, or any primary parent, continue to stay marketable, keep up with industry trends and even grow their professional skill set all while working inside the home doing the most important job on earth?

Jenni Pfaff is an accomplished human capital advisor and executive coach with more than 17 years of experience. Her thoughtful and progressive hands-on approach develops effective solutions that drive her clients’ goals. She has spent time in her career as a senior human capital leader with PWC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. She loves helping people find their passion, whether that be advancing in their organization or balancing work and family life.

In this episode, Jenni discusses how the #MeToo movement is impacting both women and men in the workplace, how to overcome long gaps in your employment, and so much more.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:32) – The biggest challenges women in particular face when they find themselves out of the job market for longer than the usual 6-8 week maternity period

(4:31) – The most common reasons returning employees are told “No”

(5:51) – Jenni’s “three buckets” to stay marketable and engaged during an extended period of time off

(8:47) – Other ways to stay relevant and involved during your time off, and why the standard work day is changing

(13:20) – Leveraging your connections to craft a narrative that puts you in a marketable light after time away

(18:30) – What should you disclose and not disclose in a cover letter after a period of extended leave?

(20:42) – Dealing with the fear of losing a job or being unable to find new one when crafting a job search strategy

(23:53) – Senator Tammy Duckworth bringing her baby to Congress and what that says about the ability of women to multitask parenting and work

(25:27) – What advice Jenni would give to both women and men in work environments during the age of #MeToo

(31:38) – Listener Question: Samantha from Utah asks how to get in front of job decision-makers after an extended period of time off

TWEETABLES:

“You have to find a coach or a mentor who can pick you back up when a prospective employer tells you no.”

“We spend time second-guessing rather than just being confident in what we decide to do and being present.”

“The old school mode of being in an office from 8-6, it’s just not working for people anymore, especially for people who want balance and to have a career that’s very fruitful.”

“I think we are slowly breaking through the barrier. I think there’s more open-mindedness from employers, but we still have a long ways to go.”

“Being home for a few years with your family should really be irrelevant in a job interview.”

“I think the more you share, and the more honest and transparent, the better.”

“If they’re hiring high-performing talent, companies should trust their employees that they can get their job done regardless of the time of day, regardless of work location.”

“I want to be a kickass mom and continue to grow in my career.”

“I think success is being able to find my own balance in my life and also really help people navigate their own careers.”

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Jenni’s Website: https://www.jpfaffinc.com/

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015 How to Create More Impact – Martin Brooks

Impact. It’s what makes the best communicators and executives so effective. Is it possible for you and I to learn the same skills that allow world leaders, politicians and business moguls to win over hearts and minds in order to advance our careers, scale our businesses or close that next big deal? It is entirely possible, and these skills can be learned and put to use by even the shyest employee.

Martin Brooks has over three decades of experience working in every aspect of sales and has spent the last six years running his own training consultancy. Martin is known as the “Impactologist,” studying how human beings can create more impact through verbal and nonverbal communication.

In this episode, Martin discusses the traits and habits of some of the world’s best communicators, why it’s worth the time and effort to hone our communication skills to create more impact, and how even the most introverted people can become as captivating and persuasive as their more outgoing counterparts with a little practice.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:24) – Defining “impactologist” and how Martin arrived at his unique vocation.

(6:26) – Contrasting “impactful” with “persuasive” and how the two interact with and augment one another.

(8:13) – The most impactful speakers Martin has studied, what we can learn from their techniques, and breaking down Barack Obama’s speeches.

(11:47) – How to work these persuasive and impactful techniques into your everyday job.

(13:37) – How to be impactful when you can’t afford to rock the boat too much.

(16:50) – How introverts can use nonverbal cues and techniques to be as impactful in the office as extroverts.

(19:12) – Martin’s free gift: the Triple Technique.

(24:05) – Listener Sienna asks how she can improve a strained relationship with her boss or if it’s just time to move on.

 

TWEETABLES:

“The big difference between business and sport is that in business there’s no prize for coming second.”

“There isn’t a magic ingredient to what he’s doing, there’s no pixie dust, there’s nothing ethereal. It’s actually measurable behavioral things.”

“Impact is not something that’s preserved for the privileged few. It’s something that ordinary people can learn and use to their advantage.”

“Without the confidence, we can know what to do and have that in our heads but not actually have the courage to step up and say it.”

Guest Links:

Martin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-brooks-94566312

Martin’s Free Gift: Success through Impact

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014 The Significance of Accountability at Work and in Life – Christopher J. Wirth

When profits dip or a project fails, we all tend to want to pass the buck and avoid taking the blame. But failing to shoulder our individual and collective responsibilities might only make a professional environment more toxic.  Where does responsibility begin at work and how do we go about creating accountability?

Christopher J. Wirth is the president and founder of No Quit Living, where he works with everyone from families and individuals to organizations to improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. He is a sought-after coach and speaker, and also hosts No Quit Living’s critically acclaimed podcast.

In this episode, Chris and I discusses leadership, accountability, why we can find our careers in a rut, and how to dig yourself out.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:43) – Why Chris is so drawn to examining and facilitating accountability in work and life

(3:30) – “Me vs. We” and figuring out why so many people feel disengaged with their work

(4:43) – How some companies effectively implement greater accountability strategies in their workplaces

(7:16) – Reevaluating hierarchies and management models to improve accountability

(10:41) – Chris’ tips to stay focused and avoid falling into a rut

(14:08) – Looking beyond your paycheck and focusing on the actual value your job brings to your life

(15:30) – Getting out of a rut if you’re unable to avoid it by changing your mindset

(17:30) – How journaling has helped Chris get his “mind right” and why he recommends committing yourself to it

(18:57) – Holding yourself to the same level of accountability as others and preventing a workplace from turning toxic

(23:28) – Taking 100% responsibility in the Willennium

(25:41) – Working individual responsibility into personal relationships to mitigate conflict

(32:10) – Taking questions from listeners, including how edit a lengthy resume

 

TWEETABLES:

“The reality is whether you’re a company of ten people or a hundred people, you need all your employees working together if you want to get to the next level.”

“We were on the same page, we were just speaking a different language.”

“It’s important to get and to take the temperature of your current and former employees because that tells you all you need to do.”

“The question to ask yourself is ‘Why do I do what I do, and do I really like it?’”

“You can’t go from being unhappy to amazingly happy in seconds, but you do have the ability to change your mindset.”

“When no one takes accountability I think that’s just a recipe for disaster.”

“You need to take 100% ownership in whatever you’re looking to do.”

“I want to be a better version of myself and I want to be more successful in the sense that I can spend my time with who I want, when I want, where I want and why I want.”

“It’s not a question of if you’re going to encounter obstacles and challenges, it’s do you have the ability to keep going.”

 

Guest Links:

Christopher’s Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/

No Quit Living Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/no-quit-living-podcast/id1217274216?mt=2

 

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013 PR Hacks to Set Your Personal Brand on Fire – Janet Murray

What if you could borrow the same secrets that the world’s elite publicists use to create media and buzz for their clients but use them to set your personal brand on fire? You’d be unstoppable! Today’s guest can help get you there.

Janet Murray is a highly sought-after speaker and coach, assisting brands and business owners to promote their messages more effectively. She is also the host of the Soulful PR Podcast, where she helps people earn greater attention for the things that they’re doing in business and in life.

In this episode, Janet discusses how you can borrow best practices used by the world’s top publicists and use those techniques to improve your resume and personal brand. She also offers insight into how to stand out in a crowded labor market, what to do to earn the respect of key stakeholders and influencers, and delves deep into her proven method for how to use LinkedIn to promote your thought leadership and personal brand to the decision makers and hiring managers whose attention you crave.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:14) – How Janet defines public relations and why PR is so important.

(4:11) – The idea of “social proof” and why we take people featured in certain media more seriously.

(6:06) – Skills and tricks used in PR that you can borrow to get more attention.

(10:16) – How to get yourself into the publicist mindset and differentiate yourself in a crowded labor market.

(14:12) – On taking stock of your career and always looking ahead at the paths available to you.

(16:38) – “Training” the LinkedIn algorithm to work to your advantage when determining which content is actually interesting.

(22:23) – Determining which factors contribute to the visibility and shareability of a LinkedIn post.

(27:55) – How to start experimenting with LinkedIn and the power of just being interesting.

(31:31) – What not to do on LinkedIn and being aware of how visible you are.

(35:20) – How to make your personal brand stand out.

(37:00) – Nick answers a listener question and shares tips for how to nail your next phone interview.

 

TWEETABLES:

“For me, PR is everything about how you show up in the world. It’s really just about how you communicate with people.”

“It’s not really about persuasion, it’s about understanding what that person wants, what they need and [how] to be of service.”

“I just understood that if I wanted something from somebody else, I couldn’t make it about me. I had to make it about them.”

“It really is kind of about taking the longer-term view and thinking ‘What do I need to do to get in front of these people?’”

“The easier you can make it for people to engage with you and respond, the better engagement that you’ll get.”

“Do remember that other people are looking.”

Guest Links:

Janet Murray Website: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/

Soulful PR Podcast: https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/

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012 Q&A from Listeners – Nick J. Murphy

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In this special Q&A episode of The Job Lab, host Nick Murphy answers questions sent in by listeners who want to get more out of their careers and want to learn how to better challenge themselves when they’re too comfortable. While Nick impresses that he isn’t a professional career coach, his years of corproate and entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his access to talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers gives him plenty to draw on as he provides advice and answers your concerns.

Nick invites you to contact him at nick@thejoblab.com if you have any suggestions or inquiries for the show, which he will read and address personally.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:37) – Aimee in Georgia, who has been recently laid off, asks if she should work in a field she isn’t interested in just to “build her resume.”

(4:40) – Tia from Arizona wants to know the right time to change careers, and whether staying too long in one job is career suicide.

(7:55) – Sue from California has been prospering at her current company but is having second thoughts about a new position and whether or not she is truly qualified for it. She asks how to get a better grasp on her job without endangering her career.

(9:53) – Brent from Texas is concerned that he is too comfortable in his current position, yet simultaneously feels uncomfortable about taking risks and moving toward something new. He wonders how he can better build up his nerve to take greater risks.

(11:48) – Nick discusses Tim Ferriss’s ”Fear Setting” technique, which incorporates risk/reward, pros and cons, and other dichotomies to help you push through discomfort and overcome your fears.

 

TWEETABLES:

“Go for the right kind of experience. What’s the purpose of experiencing something that you don’t like and how is that going to solve any of the actual problems that you’re facing?”

“Don’t stay past the second consecutive day where you wake up and think to yourself ‘FML this is freaking awful’.”

“Don’t make lateral moves for short-term financial gain.”

“Being uncomfortable isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can learn to lean into that discomfort and explore opportunities for growth, not only will you feel better but you will grow and potentially thrive in that role.”

“You’re human and you should allow yourself to be human. It’s okay to be a little vulnerable.”

“If you’re afraid of heights, go jump off a damn plane and you probably won’t be afraid of heights anymore once you arrive safely on the ground, god willing.”

 

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Tim Ferriss’s Fear Setting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J6jAC6XxAI

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011 How to Re-Career and Find Your Passion – Dr. Pam Schwalb

How do you re-career when you’ve found your priorities and philosophy have changed? What do you do when the job you’ve worked hard to earn isn’t as satisfying as you once thought? This week’s guest, Dr. Pam Schwalb, has both experience and advice on the subject.

Dr. Pam Schwalb is SVP (Finance and Administration) at United Way of the Midlands, where she drives operational efficiency and excellence while overseeing good stewardship of donor contributions. She also supports fundraising and community investment efforts. Pam started out in corporate America at MasterCard and KPMG, eventually climbing to the level of Senior Vice President. She then took a series of bold actions that led her to not one, but two, major career changes.

In this episode, Pam discusses the reasoning and planning behind her career changes, and shares some sage advice on how you can work toward your passion without sacrificing success or stability.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(2:15) – Pam describes her early experience as a public transportation budget analyst not long after graduating and how reality clashed with what she had learned in school.

(4:38) – Her transition from MasterCard to consulting during the credit card boom of the 1990s.

(6:47) – Why she decided to “turn the ship” and move toward a teaching and instructional career.

(8:00) – Returning to school in her 40s to earn a Ph.D. and studying in an unfamiliar liberal arts environment.

(8:58) – What Pam and senior leaders recommend to those in middle management who want to take the leap to a higher position.

(11:00) – The highs and lows of being at the top, and why it didn’t fit who she was.

(14:30) – Pam’s chance encounter at a baseball game that led to her first position in higher education.

(15:39) – How she created and executed her plan to obtain a teaching job, and why her plan had to adapt to the recession.

(20:00) – The responsibilities she took to help out women and girls in need.

(23:15) – Moving to KPMG, the appeal of working in non-profit, and what struggles those wanting to work in that sector should consider.

(27:05) – Her advice to those stuck in their current position after their priorities have shifted.

(38:15) – What Pam finds compelling about millennials.

 

TWEETABLES:

“I grew up in a small town of 11,000 people, but I had great mentors. I had a lot of men and women that believed in me and helped lift me up.”

“Relationships are everything. Never burn a bridge.”

“There’s a way to have growth. There’s a way to have a successful company. There’s a way to pay attention to profit. But don’t take it out on the backs of really good, hardworking employees.”

“Sometimes you have to not be afraid to just be out there, or to put out in the universe what your intentions are or what you want. You have to have a little bit a courage, or maybe a lot of it.”

“You cannot ready, fire, aim.”

“We didn’t have a backup plan, we just learned to adjust to the plan.”

“I don’t think I’d be good on the front line where my heart might be broken every day, but let’s use the skills and talents I have and help out on her finances.”

“If you work in a non-profit, it’s because your heart’s in the mission, and that’s what makes everything else worthwhile.”

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United Way of the Midlands Website – http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/

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010 Why Productivity, Discipline and Focus Guarantee Your Success – John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas (JLD) is an entrepreneur and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with more than 2,000 episodes spent interviewing successful business leaders.

On today’s episode, JLD shares his key takeaways from those conversations and what he’s learned from his own personal experiences that can help you advance your career.John Lee Dumas

In our discussion John shares his story. From transitioning into civilian life after his time in the U.S. military, to his experiences in corporate America, his time in law school, and his decision to break out on his own. He also distills what he’s learned from the many successful people he’s interviewed that can help you grow your own career regardless of your personal goals.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:30) – JLD describes moving from military to civilian life and his surprise at the difference in attitude and work ethic between the two.

(4:16) – Why JLD found the corporate world inhibiting and what spurred him to take his daring career leap.

(5:21) – JLD’s advice for his younger self and the importance of perpetual self-awareness.

(6:58) – His pointers for career-minded millennials and why they should consider shadowing professionals in the careers they want.

(8:44) – The trick: finding your focus.

(9:35) – Falling into the trap of “being productive in the wrong way.”

TWEETABLES:

“You worked hard because you wanted to work hard, ‘cause it could be a matter of life or death.”

“If you didn’t train sufficiently, you might die when it came down to it.”

“People… for the most part, had a different interpretation about what it meant to work hard.”

“Give yourself time to become self-aware and check in, and give yourself time to actually think about ‘Hey, is my life actually going in the right direction?’”

“Decide what you want, have a spark of interest. And then go actually see if that spark turns into a flame in the real world.”

“Every entrepreneur that I’ve interviewed is crappy at a lot of things… but they’re great at one thing, and they’ve identified that one thing and they’ve focused.”

Guest Links:

JLD’s Website – https://www.eofire.com

JLD on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/johnleedumas

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009 Balancing Work and Family While Excelling in Your Career – Grant Baldwin

If you want to learn the secrets to balancing work and family while excelling in your career, then you need to meet Grant Baldwin! The former Bible College graduate and youth pastor, Grant is now an accomplished speaker, podcaster and entrepreneur and “just a guy trying to make a dent in the world.” Most importantly, he is the father of three lovely daughters and husband to a woman he respects more than anyone else on Earth.

In this episode, Grant discusses why he rolled the dice on a new career in the middle of his wife’s pregnancy, how he handles stress and guilt when work keeps him away from his family, and advises anyone who’s unhappy in their current role.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(1:32) – Grant’s knack for public speaking and how he made use of his talent at church and bible college.

(3:20) – Feeling trapped by his career, making the choice to refocus his professional path while halfway through his wife’s pregnancy.

(5:57) – Grant’s path from youth pastor to professional speaker, transforming one skill set into another, and picking the brains of like minded professionals for guidance.

(8:03) – His advice for listeners struggling with Imposter Syndrome, why having it might actually be helpful, and finding the expert within yourself.

(13:49) – The guilt of mismanaging your work-life balance and learning to embrace the tension between those two parts of your life.

(18:25) – How Grant transitions between his work and home life, and the way he communicates and stays connected to streamline those shifts.

(22:16) – Removing the clutter from your schedule to ensure you fulfill your priorities and feel good doing so.

(27:57) – Dealing with the reality of falling behind, and learning to strategically say “No.”

(29:00) – Grant remembers confronting his old boss about the pace he had to work at—and how it paid off!

(32:20) – The lesson Grant wishes his old boss had learned and how he implements it for his own employees.

(39:00) – A parting, emphatic word of advice on the necessity of taking action to improve your situation.

TWEETABLES:

“Knowing that [my wife] supports me and that she believes in me is massively, massively valuable to me.”

“Oftentimes expertise is found in the eye of the beholder and not necessarily in how you view yourself… Other people are finding value in what it is you’re teaching and sharing.”

“There’s no need to fill time for the sake of filling the time.”

“Knowing what those main objectives are makes it a lot simpler to then now what I need to focus on on a quarterly, weekly and daily basis.”

“Business opportunities will come and go but my wife has one husband, and my kids have one dad.”

“Be willing to say no so that you can say yes to the right things.”

“You still have a choice. You still get to decide if you want to keep working for them or if you want to take your talents and go elsewhere.”

“If you don’t like something about where you’re at or what’s going on, then do something! Fix it!”

RESOURCES:

Guest Links:

Grant Baldwin Website – https://www.thespeakerlab.com

Grant’s Wife (Sheila’s) Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shetravelswithkids/

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008 Reinventing Your Career After an Unexpected Layoff – Mark Asher

In this week’s episode, Mark shares the keys to reinventing your career after an unexpected layoff. The reality is that sometimes things just don’t work out. Whether due to layoffs,  restructuring or even an injury, a well-planned and fulfilling career can come to an end in an instant. How do we recover from these shake-ups and take a much-needed turn when a brick wall is thrown in our path?

Mark Asher was once the co-host of Gambo and Ash, the longest-running sports talk radio show in the history of Arizona. After a major and unexpected shakeup in his career, he is now a successful financial planner as well as a partner and co-owner of Southwest Wealth Strategies. Mark has used his position in the community to raise millions of dollars for charities, with beneficiaries including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the 100 Club of Arizona.Mark Asher The Job Lab Podcast Episode 8

In The Job Lab’s first face-to-face interview, Mark discusses how he was able to build his successful broadcasting career and, more importantly, how he was able to reinvent himself when that was all taken away. This deep and personal discussion delves into his career change, his fears, his positive mindset, his challenges, and of course, some great sports stories. If you’re considering changing your vocation and forging a new path, or you want to know what to do if the decision has been made for you, this episode is for you.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

(4:35) – Mark delves into the beginnings of his broadcasting career, going from high school announcements, to college radio, to a DJ at a local station.

(9:28) – Mark’s surprise at being OVERqualified for the first radio station position he applied to professionally, and his month-long crusade to prove he was the right fit for the job.

(13:15) – The fulfillment of recording the Gambo and Ash show, meeting sports heroes and himself becoming a hero to other sports fans.

(18:20) – July 20th, 2011: The day it all changed for Mark. From the unexpected end of his radio career, to drowning his sorrows, to waking up with a clear mind, all in the span of a day.

(25:25) – Why Mark saw being let go as a sign, and why he didn’t want to stick with radio regardless of the circumstances.

(30:30) – The phone call that launched the second stage of Mark’s career, and why WHO he knew mattered more than WHAT he knew.

(37:48) – Mark’s advice for those trying to break into a new career without the same connections he had.

(43:35) – The most surprising part of Mark’s journey and the importance of the relationships you build with clients.

(48:54) – Who Mark admires the most and why he values that kind of person.

(53:30) – Mark’s validating conversation with former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo.

 

TWEETABLES:

“I didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I didn’t want to work at midnight anymore on a Saturday night. I like to have a life.”

“[My radio career] is something I’ll never regret, even though it came to a screeching halt.”

“I loved meeting the people who would come up to me and say ‘Dude, you make my drive home so much better.’ That’s rewarding!”

“It got to the point where our show was so popular and carried so much wait, guys knew they HAD to come on.”

“The one thing I never wanted to do was hang on.”

“I’m doing well, and I’m building for the future, and I own it.”

“Do something while you build up something else.”

“Sometimes you gotta step outside that comfort zone to get to where you want to be. There’s not a lot of people in this world who are filthy rich working for someone else.”

“Grinders grind.”

“Don’t be afraid to set your goal higher than you think you can get.”

“If you feel like you can take that chance to recreate yourself and reinvent yourself, do it.”

 

RESOURCES:

Guest Links:

Mark’s Website – http://www.southwestwealthstrategies.com/Mark-Asher.e437472.htm

Mark on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-asher-703144b/

 

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