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Losing Your Job, Losing Your Way from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Archive] [Audio]

February 12th, 2016 No comments

Losing Your Way

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

Among all the side effects of losing your job, the feeling of losing your way is probably the worst. Many of us have allowed our work to become the sole defining aspect of our lives. In the worst cases, we lose our individuality. We become a cog in the machine instead of a unique and human individual. Even if you haven’t lost your job recently, you can probably imagine the immense distress such a situation might cause. Still, many of us are in direct danger of losing our way, but there are methods to define yourself as “containing multitudes” and avoid some of the dangers. This is as equally important when your are in a stable job as when you find yourself on the receiving end of a layoff notice.

Who are you?No matter how much time you might spend at work, there are still parts of you — parts of your life — that exist outside your office. If you are a severe workaholic, these might be difficult to locate, but I can assure you they are there. Like me, you may be a husband, father, son, nephew, sports player, musician, etc. How are these roles different from your work persona? How are they similar? How can you start to pay more attention to these other roles? How can you use them to define yourself beyond xxx worker in yyy department at zzz company for 27 years?

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Don’t Wait For An Excuse. Make the Decision Yourself — Now! from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio Clip] (1:24)

February 10th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

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You should never wish that someone would fire you. If you  really wish — find yourself wishing that someone would fire you — QUIT THE DARN JOB! Ok? It is screaming at you — your life is screaming at you to make a decision very, very, clearly. Do it. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your family. You owe it to everyone around you to make that decision. Don’t stay stuck in a bad job. Find a new one. There’s a little book that I always refer to — it’s a little book of kind of pithy career statements with little graphics. It’s from several years ago and it’s by — it’s called Radical Careering and its by a woman named Sally Hogshead, I believe. I got this book as a review copy. I really didin’t know anything about it. I started flipping through it and I came across one that just stopped me in my tracks. The tip said, “Being in a crappy job is not your fault. Staying in a crappy job is your fault.” That’s one of those things that just locked in, burnt the groove in my brain and I remembered that from that day forward and bring it out all the time whether I’m talking to individuals or I’m talking to groups. Don’t stick yourself. Don’t trap yourself in a crappy job. It’s serves no one, especially you the least. 

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Don’t Wait For An Excuse. Make the Decision Yourself — Now! from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video Clip] (1:24)

February 9th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

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You should never wish that someone would fire you. If you  really wish — find yourself wishing that someone would fire you — QUIT THE DARN JOB! Ok? It is screaming at you — your life is screaming at you to make a decision very, very, clearly. Do it. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to your family. You owe it to everyone around you to make that decision. Don’t stay stuck in a bad job. Find a new one. There’s a little book that I always refer to — it’s a little book of kind of pithy career statements with little graphics. It’s from several years ago and it’s by — it’s called Radical Careering and its by a woman named Sally Hogshead, I believe. I got this book as a review copy. I really didin’t know anything about it. I started flipping through it and I came across one that just stopped me in my tracks. The tip said, “Being in a crappy job is not your fault. Staying in a crappy job is your fault.” That’s one of those things that just locked in, burnt the groove in my brain and I remembered that from that day forward and bring it out all the time whether I’m talking to individuals or I’m talking to groups. Don’t stick yourself. Don’t trap yourself in a crappy job. It’s serves no one, especially you the least. 

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Telling Others What You Do and How Well You Do It from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio Clip) (0:39)

February 9th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

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Now, once you’ve made some basic decisions about what you want out of your career how do you make it happen? Well, remember that thing I said at the very beginning — my watch phrase — that I am sure people are so tired of hearing from me — because I say it about 30 times in any given talk. You’ve got be telling people “What You Do and How Well You Do It!” Don’t even know if that acronym makes sense. Looks like Welsh!

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Telling Others What You Do and How Well You Do It from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip) (0:39)

February 8th, 2016 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Telling Others What You Do and How Well You Do It from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

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Now, once you’ve made some basic decisions about what you want out of your career how do you make it happen? Well, remember that thing I said at the very beginning — my watch phrase — that I am sure people are so tired of hearing from me — because I say it about 30 times in any given talk. You’ve got be telling people “What You Do and How Well You Do It!” Don’t even know if that acronym makes sense. Looks like Welsh!

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You Don’t Need An Excuse To Make Good Decisions from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio Clip] (0:42)

February 3rd, 2016 No comments

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

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You don’t need an excuse from someone else. You should never need an excuse from someone else to do something that you think is in your best interest. You only need  your own — quote/unquote/trademark (LAUGH) — Carefully Considered Decision. If you have thought about the decision — if you have thought about the pros and cons. If you’ve done the SWOT — the strengths, the weaknesses, opportunities and traps, I think? Threats! Thank you. If you’ve done your consideration of this decision, then you should feel free to make that. You don’t need and excuse.  

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Moving Beyond the Fear of Opportunity from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Audio Clip] (0:56)

February 2nd, 2016 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

I often have to tell people “You’re not accepting that opportunity. You’re just looking into it.” I have people who just turn don opportunities just out of hand, because there like “No, I can’t even consider it.” Well, why not? You’re not accepting that you’re going to go off and do this. You’re just…”Well, what’s this job about? What’s involved in this?” And you start talking to the person about it and that helps a lot of people get over that, kind of, initial fight or flight risk response, that fear response and say “Ok, maybe I can look into this.” Because we all know people in our lives who have some tremendous skills and tremendous talents that they never really make use of — even though they would enjoy it greatly. Oftentimes, because their so afraid of actually taking an opportunity that utilizes some of those skills. My own sister, my oldest sister is a great artist, but she’s never really pursued it for a variety of reasons and I look at that and go, “She should have gone further with that.” There’s aspects of my own career that are also in the same fashion. 

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You Don’t Need An Excuse To Make Good Decisions from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Video Clip] (0:42)

February 2nd, 2016 No comments

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

Transcript:

You don’t need an excuse from someone else. You should never need an excuse from someone else to do something that you think is in your best interest. You only need  your own — quote/unquote/trademark (LAUGH) — Carefully Considered Decision. If you have thought about the decision — if you have thought about the pros and cons. If you’ve done the SWOT — the strengths, the weaknesses, opportunities and traps, I think? Threats! Thank you. If you’ve done your consideration of this decision, then you should feel free to make that. You don’t need and excuse.  

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People Are Looking For Excuses to Make Decisions from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” [Audio Clip] (0:56)

February 1st, 2016 No comments

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

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I…and I see an interesting trend immediately when those sites (Whisper, Secret) first started. Amongst the largest secrets and/or whispers out there, were some very distressing statements. All very similar. ” I wish that my boyfriend would cheat on me so I would have an excuse to break up with him. I wish my girlfriend would do something stupid so I could have an excuse to break up with her. I wish that such and such would do something so I would have an excuse”…again and again and again. I would see these comments being made and it drove me a little bit mad. How sad is that? How sad is it to not be able to make a decision that’s in your own best interest, but to rather look for an excuse from someone else for you to make, what might be, a hard decision. That told me a lot about people. 

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Moving Beyond the Fear of Opportunity from Two Challenges in Building Your Career [Video Clip] (0:56)

February 1st, 2016 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. 

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Moving Beyond the Fear of Opportunity from Two Challenges in Building Your Career

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

I often have to tell people “You’re not accepting that opportunity. You’re just looking into it.” I have people who just turn don opportunities just out of hand, because there like “No, I can’t even consider it.” Well, why not? You’re not accepting that you’re going to go off and do this. You’re just…”Well, what’s this job about? What’s involved in this?” And you start talking to the person about it and that helps a lot of people get over that, kind of, initial fight or flight risk response, that fear response and say “Ok, maybe I can look into this.” Because we all know people in our lives who have some tremendous skills and tremendous talents that they never really make use of — even though they would enjoy it greatly. Oftentimes, because their so afraid of actually taking an opportunity that utilizes some of those skills. My own sister, my oldest sister is a great artist, but she’s never really pursued it for a variety of reasons and I look at that and go, “She should have gone further with that.” There’s aspects of my own career that are also in the same fashion. 

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