039 Choice is an Action – Nick J Murphy

UNBOXED | Nick J Murphy

Nick’s new book Unboxed: An Unfiltered Guide to Creating a Career on Your Terms is now available on Amazon. To give you an idea of what you can get out of it, Nick is using this episode as an opportunity to share one of the lessons you’ll find between its covers, namely how to go about making a change in your professional life once you’ve realized you feel boxed in and unfulfilled by your current role.

For this first minisode of 2019, Nick walks you through three steps he outlines in his book that will help you figure out what you need to do to make your ideal reality a lived reality.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

– Realizing that we all have a choice to make to better our circumstances, even if we’ve been convinced otherwise.

– Understanding your environment, the rules of the game and how what motivates you can change over the course of your career.

– Research your options and figure out who you can seek guidance or support from.

– Actually taking the steps to make tangible changes once you have all the information you need.

TWEETABLES:

“There’s so many more choices than ‘stay’ or ‘go’.”

“Have you taken the first step to creating your reality by actually making a decision?”

“The beginning of creating a new reality is simply bucking the status quo.”


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THE PERFORMANCE ZONE

Nicole Jansen is featured here on the Wealthy Speaker Podcast with Jane Atkinson, discussing authenticity and the keys to overcoming the impostor syndrome while growing your speaking business.

CONSCIOUS MILLIONAIRE PODCAST

Nicole Jansen is featured here on the Conscious Millionaire Podcast with J V Crum III, discussing entrepreneurship and how to build a mission-based business that leverages your strengths and passion.

THE WEALTHY SPEAKER PODCAST

Nicole Jansen is featured here on the Wealthy Speaker Podcast with Jane Atkinson, discussing authenticity and the keys to overcoming the impostor syndrome while growing your speaking business.

THE TALENT GROW SHOW

Host Halelly Azulay interviews Nicole Jansen on leadership, human behavior, and how to lead and understand different personality types.

023 Why its Never Too Late to Start Over – Goli Kalkhoran

You earned a degree, checked off the internship box, found a good job in your new field and are busy living life in your career when suddenly it hits you! “This isn’t at all what I want to be doing for the rest of my career!” In today’s episode we discuss the sunken cost fallacy and why it’s never too late to start over.

Goli Kalkhoran attended Berkeley Law in hopes of advancing social change as a federal public defender. It wasn’t too long after realizing her lofty goal and earning her “dream job” that Goli realized that it wasn’t nearly as fulfilling a career as she had hoped. Instead of sticking with the vocation she had invested so much time, effort and money in, Goli left law, founded photo booth company Usie Booth, and now hosts the podcast “Lessons from a Quitter.”

In this episode, Goli discusses how she concluded law wasn’t a good fit for her, how she went about changing careers, and why you should push back against the fears and anxieties telling you to stay where you are.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:40) – Goli explains what originally drew her to a career in law.

(4:46) – We get into why law school is so difficult compared to other academic paths.

(6:52) – Did taking law at Berkeley specifically put extra pressure on Goli?

(8:20) – What about law pushed Goli to find a different vocation?

(12:10) – Goli’s advice for those finding a law career to be a struggle.

(14:19) – Her theory as to why the vast majority of employed people feel unengaged by their work.

(16:42) – Goli explains the “sunken cost fallacy” and why it holds people back from making important changes in our careers and lives.

(19:20) – How to calculate “opportunity cost” in our careers, and comprehending the upper limit of happiness that money can bring to our lives.

(26:24) – How do we identify what kind of work engages us, and how to we proceed from there?

(29:54) – Goli opens up about the pushback she received from others when she announced she wanted to change careers, as well as how she dealt with it.

TWEETABLES:

“The problem with law school is that a lot of people just end up going because they have no idea what else to do.”

“And that’s the best description of what being a lawyer is: you’re just in a room by yourself reading and writing these very long and boring motions.”

“You need to be honest with yourself about what part of the job you don’t like.”

“A lot of times, we don’t tend to see our own superpowers.”

“The minute you actually start opening your eyes to other things and really admitting to yourself ‘I am unhappy and I want to try something else,’ you just start seeing opportunities.”

“When you start realizing the insanity behind these fears and what it keeps us doing, I think it gives you more courage to be like ‘You know what? I don’t care. I’m just gonna try something else and if I fail I fail’.”

Guest Links:

Goli’s Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lessons-from-a-quitter/id1412305413?mt=2

Goli on Twitter: https://twitter.com/quitterpodcast

Goli on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromaquitter/

Resources:

Kahneman Happiness & Money – https://qz.com/1211957/how-much-money-do-people-need-to-be-happy/

Website – https://www.nickjmurphy.com

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

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022 Expert Tips to Crush Your Next Job Interview – Kim Haught

It’s the moment you most dread during a job interview: the key question you realize on the spot that you don’t have the answer to. Or maybe it’s an innocent but embarrassing faux pas made during small talk. How do you keep a job interview from stopping dead in its tracks and build a strong connection with the person who might get you your dream job?

Kim Haught (pronounced H-O-T) is an HR industry expert, acting as the global talent acquisition manager for software solutions company CSG. As CSG’s headhunter, she seeks out the best possible candidates for key positions within the company. Via her blog Better Call Kim, she also helps job seekers understand the finer details of interviews and how to make the best impression in the hot seat.

In this episode, Kim discusses how to build quick rapport with your interviewer, what to say when you find yourself at a loss for words, and takes us through her S.T.A.R. method for answering interview questions.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:38) – Kim discusses her background and what exactly she does in her talent acquisition capacity.

(3:30) – What does a headhunter do? Do they work for the employer or potential employee?

(4:24) – Kim explains what goes on behind the scenes in HR during the talent acquisition process.

(7:11) – Why are job interviews so challenging for so many people?

(8:45) – What can those scrambling to find employment do to maximize their interview success?

(10:07) – Where do candidates usually go wrong in the course of a job interview?

(11:52) – Kim takes us through her S.T.A.R. method.

(14:45) – How can a candidate quickly build rapport in a job interview?

(17:02) – What are some of examples of bad or cliché small talk to avoid?

(19:04) – What can you say when you find yourself unable to answer an interview question on the spot?

(21:25) – What are the most critical interview questions to nail, and what are some tips for great answers?

TWEETABLES:

“You’re always being evaluated at every step in the interview process. Make every interaction count.”

“A good recruiter and a company that values your time… is going to be transparent, is going to be responsive and to help guide you towards success.”

“Interviews take people out of their comfort zones.”

“Understand that the interview process begins well before you’re in front of that hiring manager.”

“The human touch, the human element, needs to remain there, and if you do your part to investigate who you’re talking to, make a little small talk, it’ll go a long way.”

“It’s all about a learning experience and if you don’t know something, don’t be afraid to ask.”

“The important thing here is know your background, know yourself, and not just read from your resume verbatim.”

“What inspires me is knowing that I can push my boundaries and achieve things that I never thought possible.”

“If you’re happy with where you are, if you’re happy with what you’ve achieved and feel satisfied in your life, that’s success.”

Resources:

Get Nick’s Daily Dose: https://www.thejoblab.com/daily-dose

Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

Kim Haught on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-haught-b9b5741b/

Better Call Kim Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVFrgiZniUFT6rGu3GxyX-Q

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018 Leveraging Conflict to Your Advantage – Stacie Speaker

Stressful situations at work elicit conflict, but what would happen if you could learn to leverage conflict to your advantage? Sometimes even the slightest glance or cold shoulder can be perceived as an attack that drive wedges between colleagues. If a business is to thrive, however, conflict needs to be mitigated and pushed in a positive direction.

Stacie Speaker is a Hollywood communications specialist-turned-personal communications coach. She worked on numerous high-profile productions ranging from Jurassic Park to Friends before shifting to corporate communications where she helped to market and position children’s toys for companies like Mattel and DreamWorks. Today, Stacie’s speciality is managing conflict in the workplace and identifying the thoughts and behaviors that lead to rising tension in and around the office.

In today’s conversation, Stacie discusses the many positives of healthy conflict and how to address, defuse and find constructive feedback in clashes between coworkers.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE:

(2:23) – Understanding how conflict gained its bad reputation

(3:18) – Debunking the myth that every conflict is a “problem”

(4:31) – The psychological roots of conflict and using disagreement to create growth and forward momentum in small companies

(7:43) – The different kinds of conflict and how to turn bad conflict into good

(10:08) – Identifying the different communication archetypes in your office

(12:54) – Addressing perceived conflict and getting a handle on tense work situations before they explode

(15:56) – Why workplace environments can bring out the worst in us

(18:27) – Learning to understand the different types of communicators and how we develop our individual communication styles

(21:35) – Identifying evidence of fear and the unexpected virtue of the movie What Women Want

(24:09) – Observations of men’s argument styles and the art of crafting healthy conflict

(27:59) – Conflict reduction and management strategies optimized for women

(35:00) – Fostering healthy and constructive conflict in your workplace

(40:56) – Stacie explains her free gift, which you can find in the guest links section

(43:40) – Vince from Las Vegas asks if job boards have any merit

TWEETABLES:

“We avoid [conflict] so much that we just let it go instead of dealing with something that’s tiny and kind of a nuisance.”

“We put all of our attention on this word ‘conflict’ instead of peeling it apart and looking at it.”

“How can companies grow or societies grow without some kind of conflict to be able to move us forward?”

“As human beings, we’re addicted to being right… and when we get into that mode or that way of thinking, we’ve shut down all of our senses to be able to really connect with that person on the other side of the desk.”

“If all else fails, just ask!”

“The more aware you are to what’s going on the more aware you are of your own inner voice.”

“Observing is a blessing.”

“At the end of the day, let’s have some fun! [Work] doesn’t have to be so serious!”

“Having an intention will help you counteract the potential of the anger or the frustration or the fear that could be coming at you from somebody.”

“The more we can educate each other, I think we’re going to benefit as a whole, as a society, beyond anything we’ve known to this time and this date.”

“Let’s teach each other how to be in a conflict environment that actually works instead of detracts.”

Guest Links:

Stacie’s Communication Style Quiz: https://staciespeaker.com/resources/

Stacie’s Website: https://staciespeaker.com/

Stacie’s Free Gift: https://www.thejoblab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Effective-Leader-by-Stacie_Speaker_.pdf

Resources:

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Sponsor’s Link: https://www.midamericacareers.com

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