Happen to Your Career | Advice from Mark Sieverkropp and Scott Barlow

For the next two days, I want to talk to you about your career.


You can love your work. You can begin the transition to work that you love. Find out how from @skropp2 and @ScottABarlow (Tweet that)

My friend Mark Sieverkropp has an exciting announcement that I’ve asked him to share with you. If you hate your job, this stuff is for you. If you just kind of like your job, it’s for you. If you are underpaid, underappreciated, overworked, or just plodding along aimlessly in your career, this information is for you.

Join me the next two days for more on you and your career.

Take it away Mark…

I have exercise for you. Trust me, it will be fun…maybe.

Close your eyes (unless your driving…but if your driving, you shouldn’t be reading this anyways!), and think back to that one job you had. Go ahead, we’ve all had it! We’ve all had a job that just didn’t fit who we were.

We’ve all had a job where we watched the clock and counted down to quitting time. Or where you absolutely dreaded heading into work every morning. Or where you would wish you were anywhere but at work!

Maybe you’re there now. Maybe that place is a distant memory. Either way, I’m guessing the vast majority of people reading this can identify with this sentiment.

It is all too common to not be happy with your work.

And it doesn’t have to be that way. You can love your work. You can begin the transition to work that you love.

Happen To Your Career is a company dedicated to helping you do just that. Scott Barlow founded Happen To Your Career (HTYC) with the determination to help people transition into work that they love–work that fits with their signature strengths!

Scott knows what it feels like to have a job you hate, as a matter of fact, he was fired from that job that he hated. I know what it’s like to have a job I hate. Trust me when I say that the team at HTYC has walked in your shoes! We know how it feels. We know the feelings of helplessness and frustration.

And it is our goal to help others to navigate the transition to work that aligns with their passions, strengths and circumstances more effectively and efficiently.

Happen To Your Career traces its inception back several years to when Scott would coach and mentor folks one on one in coffee shops regarding their job search efforts. They’d ask for his advice over coffee. Scott can often be heard saying, “…I like coffee, so I’d meet with them!”.

Out of this coaching Scott began to realize there was more to a job search that a great resume or a flashy cover letter! He took his own job search experiences, married it with his years of experience in Human Resource Management and several years later, the Happen To Your Career business was born.

Happen To Your Career has a mission to provide the tools, inspiration and roadmaps necessary to move towards work that releases you to be true to yourself.

HTYC will provide:

Tools including eBooks, webinars, and connections to countless online resources.

Inspiration centering around a podcast that will be airing Fall 2013 that will interview people who have transitioned to work that they love.

Roadmaps centered around live events, individualized training, and courses designed to help you navigate the journey towards work that you can’t wait to get up for in the morning!

Our goal at Happen To Your Career is to provide all of these resources–resources we wish we would have had when we were moving towards work that we loved!

We want to change lives, we want to change the world. We want you to take part in that change!

What was your worst job? How can you benefit from HTYC’s resources?

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  • The image is quite disturbing… but so are some work environments. I have to say I’ve been blessed with great jobs that I loved, and I started working when I was 15. I am really looking forward to the HTYC community growing and helping people shorten the time it takes to get to the work you love.

    Mark, you are living proof that it is entirely possible to HATE your job one day and do the work you love after giving your two weeks notice. Way to go!

    • Haha. Ya, I didn’t give 2 weeks notice at the one I hated :) though I recommend doing so.

      We’re excited for what we’ve got going on. Scott has a fantastic way of helping folks understand where they want to go and the best way to get there!

      • Thanks Mark, that’s kind of you to say!

        Lily, thanks for the comment, I agree on both the disturbing image and that I am really looking forward to helping even more people shorten that journey to work they love that uses their unique strengths and god given talents.

        We are pretty excited for what’s to come!

    • HAHA glad you were disturbed :)

      Mark is a great example and I look forward to him getting to share his story.

  • My worst job was busting up and digging out concrete from drains on a Safeway construction site. It was a one-day temp job and it was especially bad because I already had a Master’s Degree but needed to make a little extra money. I’m not afraid of hard work, (I was a kid in a cult), but this was almost demeaning because i was not provided with the best tools and other workers treated me like scum. I never worked for a one-day temp job again.

    • Oh man Dan!! That does sound like it sucked! At least it was only one day! But still!! It’s amazing how miserable people like making others miserable as well!

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  • My worst job….? Probably when I was paid $3.15 an hour to take care of an elderly couples 11 acres of property. I worked my butt off at this job. One thing I will say, I learned a lot about work ethic at this job.

    • $0.28 per acre per hour wasn’t enough Jon? Hahaha. Geeeez.

      Ya, that’d qualify as a less than desirable job for sure!

      • I was so happy when the minimum wage went up above 3.15 all the way up to 3.85. :)

  • You know I love Mondays! This looks like exciting stuff – can’t wait to see where it goes.

    • That’s because Monday is good for you Tom 😉

      Looking forward to visiting with you and seeing how we can assist one another!!