Episode 093: I Hate My Job, Now What?

Mark Sieverkropp on Networking Your Way to a Job You Love

Have you ever had a job you hated? I mean REALLY hated? Are you in you in it now? Well in today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to leave a job you hate using the power of a great network.

Episode 093: I Hate My Job, Now What?

Today’s Topics

In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:

  • Power of building a network
  • How to use projects to change your life and world
  • How to get out of a job you hate

Episode 070: How to Find and Use Your Breakthrough Idea to STAND OUT with Dorie Clark

Best-selling Author Shares Her Tips for Making Your Voice Heard

You have something to say to the world. You have a contribution to make. Each of us has ideas that can reshape the world, in large ways or small.

How to Find and Use Your Breakthrough Idea to STAND OUT with Dorie Clark

That is how Dorie Clark opens her new book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

She goes on to say:

Whatever your issue, if you really want to make an impact, it’s important for your voice to be heard.

I could not agree more. You do have a voice and it should be heard. But the question is how?

Well, Dorie will show you how.

Here’s what I said about the book in an Amazon review:

I’ve been in the marketing space for more than a decade. I read the book because I thought it would help the people I talk to…aspiring bloggers, business owners, and thought leaders. I honestly didn’t expect anything for ME! And yet it’s one of the most highlighted books I own. Everyone can learn WHY they should stand out, HOW to do it and ultimately WHO can benefit. This book is a MUST READ for anyone looking to share their ideas, message, and talents with the world.

In today’s episode, we go in-depth into many of ideas and principles in the book, starting with why you should find your breakthrough and build a following around it – why you should stand out!

We also talk about:

  • Why so many of us shrink back when it comes to sharing our ideas and voice.
  • What has helped Dorie overcome her fears.
  • How to stand out (without getting arrested or being born famous).
  • Why you shouldn’t want to just “blend in.”
  • The questions you need to ask yourself to discover your breakthrough idea or message.
  • How to be seen as an authority in your industry.
  • The always popular much, much more.

About Dorie

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is also the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, another fantastic book that I highly recommend.

Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yale University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Park Service.

We were born less than a year apart in the same hospital, which her father and my mother both worked in at the same time. Small world, huh?

For more about Dorie, check out her About Page.

The REAL Reasons You are Overworked

3 Reasons Why Your Workload is a Status Symbol

One of the number one complaints I hear from people who’ve “made it” professionally is that they feel overworked. This is true for corporate CEOs, middle managers, and even entrepreneurs. They are making more money than ever before and yet they realize they are working too much. Here’s the scary part, though: They are proud of it.

The REAL Reasons You are Overworked

Have you ever felt that way? You know you are working way too much and yet you feel a sense of pride?

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

You need fear. To live a life that actually means something, to do what you were born to do, to find your calling and fulfillment in life, you need to embrace fear. My advice to anyone who feels like they are wandering through life: Stop running from fear and start running to it.

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Fear is not something to be afraid of as Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested. It’s the very thing crying out to you, telling you what you are meant to do.

[FREE WEBINAR] The 4 Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling

I’d like you to join me at a very powerful training event that may just turn out to be a pivotal moment in your life. If you’ve ever wondered what it is that separates those people who are living a life of purpose and direction from you, this event is for you.

The 4 Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling

It’s called The Four Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling and it will be held at 2pm ET on Tuesday, March 17.

This is going to be powerful – and I really think it’s worth your time to make sure you can attend. Don’t wait.

Episode 058: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.

Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

What if we all had something we were born to do?

That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.

How to Get Started on the Path to Your Dream

A couple of years ago, my friend Bryan Allain left a secure job at a Fortune 500 company, where he’d been slowly climbing the corporate ladder for nearly a decade, to venture out on his own as a writer. When I asked him how his colleagues reacted, he said they were surprisingly supportive, some even envious. But something disturbed him.

How to Get Started on the Path to Your Dream

Every conversation ended the same way. “I wish I could do that,” they would say. “Well, you can, you know,” Bryan would respond. To which they would usually list out the reasons why they felt they couldn’t. They wouldn’t know where to begin or what to do. They’d be scared of losing their health benefits or risking their family’s well-being. What if you failed, they wondered. What then?

The Problem isn’t Fear

This bothered Bryan because he felt like what they were really saying was that they were afraid—and rightly so. Quitting a job to chase a dream is anything but safe. If you’re not feeling a little insecure about taking such a leap, then you probably haven’t considered the cost. The problem, then, isn’t the fear; that’s natural. It’s that many get afraid and stay there.

Episode 052: How to Find Work You Love with Scott Barlow [PODCAST]

According to statistics, most of us don’t like our jobs. That’s a big problem. When we’re not doing work we love, we’re unable to fulfill our true purpose, our happiness is sapped, and our relationships are often destroyed.

How to Find Work You Love with Scott Barlow

Today’s guest can help with that. His purpose is simple: to help people find work they love. He helps others find the career that they were meant for.

I believe that this is important work. Just three decades ago, almost two-thirds of Americans liked their jobs. The divorce rate was lower, the overall happiness of the population was higher, our productivity (in the US) was the best in the world. Today, that is no longer the case.