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We want to be enamored with work and life. We think you might want that too! That hope that you can find meaningful and fulfilling work that also pays you well has led you here! Meaningful work not only exists, but there's a better way to get there. In fact, there are many better ways to narrow down what creates fulfilling work for you and then make it happen (which is kind of our gig). It's not easy, but our clients tell us it's worth it! Want in? The Happen To Your Career podcast shows you ...
 
Modern Mentor is your guide to leadership and communication, helping you craft a workplace environment you can feel good about. She’ll share tips to help you balance your work and personal life, effectively invest your time, and be mindful about where you’re devoting your energy. Let Modern Mentor help you navigate your path to success—however you define it.
 
Want to change careers? Not sure where to begin? Figure Out what your dream job or a business that fits you actually looks like. This is a step by step course from Happen to Your Career for those that want to start a business or search for the right job!
 
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Austin Barlow & Anthony Flores

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Hosted by Austin Barlow and Anthony Flores. We speak our minds with the help of some amazing guest along the way which we will learn more about who they are and their journey. We will also dive deep into life, music, fashion, sports, and everything else. We hope to make you laugh at the craziness of the world and make it less stressful to think about!
 
This audio guide shows you how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over. We’ve worked with thousands of people and we will share advice with you each of the 9 stages everyone goes through when making a change (At least if your goal is fulfilling work that also pays well) - Made with love from the peeps at Happen To Your Career - Negotiation, Advancement, Career Change, and Dream Job Advice
 
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Givers have got an edge! Research shows that some of the most successful people are also generous with their time, wisdom, and insight. Here's why being a giver at work gives you a competitive advantage, along with some strategies to help you wisely distribute your gifts. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe …
 
Your mental limitations are keeping you from making a larger impact in your life and career. I know because I have had the same problem, and hit the same roadblocks. I don’t consider myself as someone who thinks small, but this year, Alyssa and I decided to get some outside help to break through our own mental limitations. And it made a huge differ…
 
Are you "over" the 40-hour workweek, but aren't sure how to make it better or escape it without going broke? Modern Mentor offers some new insights grounded in her own experience of burnout. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips to fuel your pro…
 
If you set a small goal, you’re probably going to succeed. But, if you set ambitious goals and work hard to reach them, it’ll be more rewarding. But the problem with setting challenging goals is that many people don't have faith in themselves to accomplish those higher goals. And so they attempt to lower the stakes to keep themselves in their comfo…
 
Are your work defaults helping you stay organized, on track, and productive? Or are they bad habits that sap your energy and creativity? Today, Modern Mentor shares some bad habits to watch out for at work. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips …
 
A lot of people feel stuck in their jobs. Trying to break out can seem difficult or impossible (spoiler alert - it’s not actually impossible). Adam Bloom felt stuck from the beginning as he graduated law school and entered the workforce as the 2008 recession was starting. The longer he stayed a lawyer, the more he felt stuck. After several attempts…
 
As many people continue to quit their jobs, what happens to those who choose to stay behind? Modern Mentor shares her actionable advice for those who are staying in place and are left to pick up the slack. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips t…
 
Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing - especially during a career change - but you can learn to minimize and overcome that fear. Margaret Fredrickson learned how to overcome her fear of admitting who she was and what she wanted. We get really deep into how a career search is so much more than just a job search - it’s finding a career and a lifesty…
 
Thomas Erikson, bestselling author and behavioral expert, shares his insights and advice on how to deal with all the bad bosses and lazy employees in the workplace. In this interview with Modern Mentor, he describes a personality framework that can help us leverage the diversity of styles at work for better relationships and stronger outcomes. Pick…
 
There is one thing that stops people from changing careers more than anything else. Indecision. Overthinking. “What if it doesn’t work out?” “What if I don’t like my coworkers?” “Are the benefits good enough?” “Am I qualified?” Questions keep filling your mind and keep you going in circles - and you miss out. How can you stop overthinking and final…
 
While productivity is a virtue so many of us chase, is it possible you've fallen into the trap of toxic productivity? Modern Mentor shares her own experience with toxic productivity as well as the strategies she's using to combat it Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the ne…
 
Do job qualifications always matter? The simple answer is not always. Many times the listed job qualifications are there to automatically filter out candidates so the employer doesn’t have to, and this derails a lot of people. Cheri found herself in a job that wasn’t what she thought it would be and. While she was searching for a new role, she inti…
 
Hiring leaders are hungry for talent that can demonstrate agility. But what is agility, and how do you demonstrate your chops? Modern Mentor breaks it down for you in 4 simple steps. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips to fuel your professiona…
 
It takes a large amount of time to do a career pivot - and even more time to make the bigger changes that we discuss often on this podcast. Even though you end up with a role that fits you and delivers what you really want in your life, it can be difficult to find the time to make it happen. But you’ll never “find” enough time - you have to create …
 
Feeling unhappy, bored, or under-valued at work? It may be time to talk to your boss about it. Don't be afraid! Modern Mentor shares her top strategies for a successful—and totally not awkward—conversation! Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips …
 
Many people seem to get lucky in life - they get the best jobs, the best houses, the best cars. That’s because the science of happiness works whether you are intentional or not. To get the best results, though, you must be intentional in your actions surrounding your life and career. Jenn Lim shares how she learned to identify what was really impor…
 
On Purpose with Jay Shetty brings you conversations with some of the most incredible people on the planet like Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Oprah. Hear the real life stories behind their journeys, the tools they used, the books they read, and the people who made a difference in their lives. Follow On Purpose with Jay Shetty on Stitcher, Apple Po…
 
Are you striving for something at work—a promotion, a leave of absence, a leadership opportunity—but aren't sure how to make it happen? You may need to head down the path of self-advocacy. Modern Mentor shares her tips for being your own best advocate at work. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tip…
 
Once you decide to make a career change, you’ll have many roadblocks and mental barriers to overcome. Often, people allow their own fears to stand in the way to make that change. You know that you NEED to change, but you don’t see how you can actually pivot to where you want to go. After working with people for years, it’s been proven that the hard…
 
Not all career changes work out - the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. So what do you do when you realize that your previous career actually fit you? How do you pivot back into that career path after some time has passed (and the field has likely advanced)? Louie shares why he changed careers from medical imaging into IT, the struggles…
 
If you've ever considered making the leap into solopreneurship or side hustling but you're intimidated by all that you don't know...then QDT's own Money Girl, Laura Adams, is here to help. She speaks to Modern Mentor about all things finance, insurance, productivity, and purpose in starting up your own gig. Read the companion article on Quick and D…
 
Getting promoted is a thing to celebrate! But when you get promoted to boss on your own team... the transition can be hard to make. Modern Mentor answers a listener question about how to gracefully transition from peer to boss. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newslet…
 
You may have had a role that matched your skills and experience, but it drastically changed over time. Now it doesn’t fit your strengths. So, what do you do? In less than 2 years, Nick’s customer service role morphed into a sales role - which did not fit him. He explains how he went from uncovering his strengths, to making connections and having co…
 
Stuck in an "all work no play" kind of moment? Modern Mentor shares her favorite tips for bringing fun back into the workplace! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips to fuel your professional success. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Links: https://ww…
 
Many people are afraid to take risks because it’s easier to stay where they feel safe and comfortable. But the problem is that if you aren’t willing to get uncomfortable, you could be cheating yourself out of career happiness. Stephanie was plagued with an aversion to risk and was comfortably unhappy in her role. Once she finally saw the writing on…
 
Many companies focus on the idea of “Employee Engagement”, but much of that concept is employer dependent. What most people don’t realize is that there are things you can actually do to take ownership of your role yourself and make it work for you. Rachel Cooke joins us today to share how you can take control to deliver your best work, and thrive i…
 
You know the value you bring to your organization, and you really want to be paid more than what you’re currently making. But the real question is, how do you go about asking for it? How do you even begin? And how do you do that in a way that is going to actually get you what you want? Justin is a technical engineer who found himself in this positi…
 
Bullshit can be found all around us. But how do you know when it's actually harmful and dangerous? John Petrocelli, social psychologist and author of the new book The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit joins Modern Mentor for a conversation to help decode, demystify, and push past the BS. And yes, it’s science. Read the transcript. Check o…
 
Many college graduates never actually work in the field of study. Alternatively, for those that are able to land a job in their field, the honeymoon phase wears off and then they start to feel like they were meant to do something else entirely. Alexandra Carter, Clinical Professor of Law and world-renowned negotiation trainer, shares how to cultiva…
 
Generational conflict in the workplace is distracting and it limits what we're able to achieve collectively. Modern Mentor shares her action plan for pushing through this conflict and harnessing the power of a multigenerational workforce. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips…
 
Can small habit changes really lead to a more productive, focused, and happy life? They can! Author and podcaster Jeff Sanders's shares his secrets to forming habits that lead to success. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.…
 
Negotiation is tricky. When it comes to negotiating a job offer, it’s even trickier. You’re probably not close to the person from your new company who you’re negotiating against. And you’re scared of blowing the offer by asking for too much. What should you do? Listen to hear how I lay out an entire negotiation strategy for maximizing your job offe…
 
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