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Finding Your Way After College with Paul Girgis

Paul Girgis is an old and close friend.  Of all the guests on this podcast, I know him better and have shared more life with him.  He’s gone through a big shift in his career in the past few years.  I’ll let him tell the story, but it’s a really good one.

I think there’s a number of moments in his story that could be helpful for listeners.  How he’s moved from what he should do to what he wants to do.  How he continues to learn, grow, and pivot as he goes.  How he’s moves ahead with what he knows— knowing that he can’t have it all figured out and planned out.  And how he’s enjoying the process.

And so grateful for the chance to share this conversation with you.
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How Mindset Changes Everything with Caitlin Pyle

Like many of us, Caitlin Pyle started a very important journey in her life in an unexpected way.  She lost her job.  As with every great story, it always begin with an inciting incident.  This was Caitlin’s.

What happened next is what matters the most: she took what she knew, leaned into it, and scaled up, and up, and up.

Today Caitlin is a tremendously successful online entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster.  She’s the founder of Proofread Anywhere, the Work at Home School, which I was lucky to be a part of, Work at home Heros, and so much more.

My conversation with Caitlin was exactly what I needed.  If I were to summarize our conversation in one word it’s mindset. Mindset.  Mindset.

Caitlin shares some of the major shifts in mindset that allowed her to go from where she was to where she is today, and invites us all to redefine ourselves, our work, and what we think is possible for us.

This is a show that I will be going back to and listening in again.  It’s that important.  You’re in for a treat!
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Advocating for the Needs of Others with Brandon Shurr

Brandon Shurr is a community organizer, social worker, and pastor. His work centers around advocacy for people who are marginalized and in need of representation. While you’ll hear lots of conversations on career podcast and blogs about transitioning toward more money or a better lifestyle, we all know there’s more to work than just a paycheck. I found my conversation with Brandon to be a great reminder of this.

Money, though important, isn’t the end all. And working simply for the good of others is a rewarding endeavor in and of itself. Continue Reading

How to Make a Successful Career Transition with Jenny Foss

Jenny Foss is an expert on career transitions.  Years ago, when she suddenly found herself a single parent, she did the last thing that many of us would consider doing: starting her own business.  I’ll let her tell that story and some of the very smart reasons for that decision.  But that eventually propelled her to where she is now combining her experience in writing, marketing, and recruitment to help job seekers make their transitions at jobjenny.com.
 
Jenny is great at what she does, and, as you’ll hear, she’s such a kind and open person.  We talk about her story and how she’s gotten to where she is today, how to get untangled when you feel stuck and unsure of where you’re going, what makes a great resume, and so much more.
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Quitting a Dream Job with Elle Griffin

Elle Griffin set off to pursue her dream: a modern magazine focused on spirituality for women.  After growing it over time, the opportunity presented itself for her to go full time with it— she was going to live the dream!  A project she started, and grew, and now it’s a dream job!

And then… it turned out NOT to be what she wanted.

This raises the question: what happens when your dreams shift?  What happens when you get your dream job and do your dream work, but it isn’t what you thought it would be?

These are the questions the Elle faced.

We got to talk about her project: Over the Moon Magazine.  Why she ultimately pulled the plug on it.  And fun things she’s doing now
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