Welcome to Making a living – the podcast!

I’ve heard from many of you via my Facebook radio page that you appreciate the positive encouragement I deliver on air.  Here it is in purest & simplest form!

Have fun following your dreams! Listen in for advice & inspiration via podcast. It’s Career Happy Hour! Here’s a sample: Attitude Adjustments & More Strategies to Love Your Job.

Success Tips to Leverage a Layoff into your Dream Job or Business (11/30/2017)

The Chinese symbol for opportunity is the same as the one for crisis.  It all depends on your attitude or mindset.  If your job or industry is changing, you don’t need to feel afraid.  Listen in and you’ll hear success stories of people who turned career crisis into opportunity and learn how you can too.  Kilian Schalk co-created PurpleGray.com three years ago after his corporate job was lost in a restructuring.  In his interview, Kilian shares specific practical tips and examples of how he turned a layoff into the opportunity to start the business of his dreams.  You’ll also hear the Making a Living tip of the month to start to define your dream job and take advantage of special holiday discounts on my Soul Search, Research and Job Search workbooks. Happy holidays!

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How to Ignite Change as a Leader (10/31/2017)

I had the honor and pleasure recently of attending and being a presenter at the Villanova University Leadership Summit focused on the topic of Women Igniting Change.  I heard experts and accomplished men and women leaders discuss the role of men in gender equity for women and how to break the glass ceiling.  It was an amazing day of presentations, speeches, panel discussions and networking focused on an important and inclusive dialogue about the advancement of women in leadership.  In case you weren’t able to attend here are the key messages and quotes of the day…

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How To Work Smarter Not Harder (9/29/2017)

Its crucial to stop and reflect on where you’re working smarter not harder:

  • Are you doing the work and having the life you want?
  • Are you spending your time on activities you feel are important?
  • Are you finding time to rejuvenate?

Listen in as I share tips, techniques and mindset strategies to make efficient use of your time.  Bring a notebook and a pen and we’ll reflect on where your time is going, what you want in your ideal day, and how to get from where you are to where you want to be.  Check out these useful resources referenced in the show: Four Seconds by Peter Bregman and What the Latest Brain Science Tells Us about Working Smarter by Anne Fisher.

 

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Expand Your Network, Expand Your Opportunities (8/11/2017)

Who you know is as important as what you know. Listen to my latest podcast and learn how to turn a cold call into a valued connection!  PR Expert Lauren Banyar Reich of LBRPR.com shares the tips and strategies she uses to network with new and important contacts.  You’ll also get access to my latest tool to love your job -a guided visualization that will literally take you on a date your dream job.  Sure, your job could be worse; but it could also be BETTER.  Listen now and start crafting the network and the job of your dreams!  

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Interview Etiquette – When to Ask About Salary (3/31/2017)

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Recently I was interviewed on Headline News about a viral news story about a woman who was dropped from an interview process because she asked about salary.  Listen to what I shared on HLN about the story via the audio clip in the second half of the podcast below (and view the video clip here).

Money is one of the 9 areas I help people gain clarity about when I take them through my Soul Search, Research and Job Search process.  Money is a motivator but it’s not the only one and if you’ve only been thinking “show me the money” when it comes to jobs, you’re missing out on being fulfilled by your work.

Feeling the love from our work is crucial. And in the podcast above you’ll also hear from a real person who gets more than just money rewards at work, she feels the love too.  She gets to work at a place where coworkers feel like family, where they genuinely appreciate and value one another and where they’re experiencing great success.  Sound like a dream?  It’s not.  It’s reality Ronna Vigil shares the ways she’s created the loving environment in which she’s worked for the past 10 yrs.  Listen in and find the love in your work today!

Check out Ronna’s book – Pen It Forward:Use Your Words to Spread Love and Joy in a Handwritten Letter.
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Working With Headhunters & Executive Recruiters (3/1/2017)

There are a lot of misconceptions about how to work with headhunters and executive recruiters.  Don’t make mistakes and miss out on opportunities.  Rather, listen into my interview with Caroline McClure of Scout Rock.  An expert in the recruiting industry, Caroline shares insights on the different types of organizations that place people into jobs and two important resources to help you get your resume in front of the right recruiters for the work you want to do.  I also share insights from a recent article from Reviews.com on the Best Job Sites.  Make your next job search the most effective, listen in now!

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Do Work You Love & The Money Will Follow (2/2/2017)

Making career choices based on money?  That has its benefits and its costs.  Listen in and learn how to have the career you love and the money too.  I interview Jean Chatzky, Host of Her Money podcast who took a paycut to follow her passion as did I. Hear Jean’s advice on how to find money to start a business and the best ways to negotiate salary. 

Also hear why love is the difference maker when it comes to career success.  I share ways to have great love for your career.  Its your turn to do work you love. We walked away from the money to do work we loved and success has followed.  Find out how you can too!

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Keys to Managing Your Online Image (11/11/2016)

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The number of employers taking to the web to research applicants has steadily risen to over 40% (source: CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment study).
Managing your online presence is not just about content, it’s also about putting your best face forward.  You don’t need to be a model to have a great online profile photo but you do need to feel comfortable with your image.

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and work with one of the best headshot photographers in the world. (Check out the resulting headshots.)  Peter Hurley has been a model himself and knows just how uncomfortable it can be to be in front of the camera.  He also knows that accepting yourself as an amazing and unique individual is a wonderful way to show the world your best in a photo.
Listen in now to my interview with Peter and afterwards, check out his YouTube video, It’s all about the Jaw for tips on being your most photogenic.
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Dream Job Success Stories & Strategies (9/9/2016)

Have you been harboring a “crazy” idea for your career?  Aren’t sure what to do with it or how to make it happen?  There are proven ways to make your career dream a reality and people who’ve done it.  Listen in for success stories from me and from entrepreneur Nicole Cichocki, creator of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.  Get an injection of positivity and possibility if fear has been holding you back from going after your own dream job.  And learn about inspiring resources including a mastermind support group starting this month to help you further your career dreams.  If you have a crazy idea you’ve been harboring for your career and aren’t sure what to do with it, this month’s podcast will help you see you’re not crazy, you’re onto something.  Let your genius out into the world.  The world needs us all following our dreams!

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The Truth Behind Non-Profit Careers (4/23/2016)

A non-profit career may be the route to go if you want more meaning and purpose in your work. Before you make the leap, do your Research by listening in.  Victoria Crispo, Manager of Career Content at Idealist.org busts common myths about non-profits including–you have to start over to move from corporate to non-profit & non-profits don’t pay.  Find out the facts with useful resources including this site which shows non-profit reports showcasing each organization’s finances, mission and programs. Hiring managers expect candidates to read the one for their organization.  Victoria also shares her favorite non-profit career transition success stories which you can read more about here:

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