Making A Living Podcast

As we close out the year, I wanted to support you in ending on a high note because good endings make good beginnings. As a friend said, this is a great time re-center and focus on positive energy going into the new year.  So to do that, in this episode you'll learn:

  • What to Give Up to Be a Success (from this CNBC article)
  • An Easy and Fun Way to Do a Year-End Review
  • The Benefits of Celebrating Yourself
  • Monthly Career Tip to Help You Separate Fact From Feeling
  • Information on my Winter Mastermind Program in January

Learn more about my fabulous guest and friend of the show: Lauren Banyar Reich of 

Alls well that ends well. End 2018 and start 2019 well with this thought...its my take on a quote from Thomas Edison who held over 1000 patents and has been described as America’s greatest inventor: ““If [WHEN]we all did [DO] the things we are really capable of doing, we would [WILL] literally astound ourselves.” A toast to you and the new year ahead!

Direct download: MALM47Dec2018.mp3
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Have a dream job or idea you've been wanting to go for but think it's crazy?  Lots of crazy ideas have become successful businesses or led people to successful careers.  In this episode, hear the real life example of Karen Mainenti who changed careers to follow her dreams and now feels as if her career has evolved in exciting and amazing ways.  She'll share specific steps you can take right now to give yourself permission to make your "crazy" career move.  

Also in this episode, crazy ideas the became wildly successful and some of the biggest product failures by the biggest companies (because they weren't crazy enough). Listen in and you'll soon be reconsidering your "crazy" career idea as something innovative.  You might really be onto something!   

Links to resources mentioned in the episode:

Happy holidays and always follow your dreams!


Direct download: MALM46Nov2018.mp3
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The future can be scary or it can be exciting.  It's all about how you look at it and how you prepare for it.  In this episode you'll hear from Alexandra Levit, author of the recently released Humanity Works: Merging Technology and People for the Workforce of the Future.  We discuss important career topics such as:

  • Will all jobs be done by machines?
  • What uniquely human skills will be essential to productive human/machine collaboration?
  • What is learning agility & why is it key to success in the future?
  • What are the future trends for work structures and work arrangements?
  • Why will it be important to develop our skills as free agents?

Frank Tyger said it well, "The future depends on many things but mainly it depends on you".  Listen in and learn what you can do now to take action and manage your career successfully to be ready for machines or any other change that comes down the pike in the present or future of work.

Bonus career tip included: Feel like a Jack or Jane of all trades? Learn how to manage your career effectively if you have too many interests to pick just one.

Direct download: MALM46Oct2018.mp3
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In a job or career that's not a great fit?  Feeling lost when looking for a new job?  Has your job been a means to a paycheck and joy has been lacking? 

In this episode you'll hear the career change success story of a healthcare executive who found a career that fit her talents and interests, wound her way through a path of ups and downs and found joy in her work everyday.  The secret to her success?  A strong foundation in knowing herself, believing in herself and owning it. 

You'll also learn the nine Soul Search elements to uncover your ideal career and hear about an exercise you can use to figure out what sparks joy.  Lastly, hear my monthly career tip on Research and how to complete a successful informational interview.

This is a time of great opportunity.  It's easier to change careers and start out in the work world than in years past.  Read more in this WSJ article referenced in the podcast.  

Always drive in the lane that makes you happy!

Direct download: MALM45Sept2018.mp3
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Sure you've developed new skills in your life and career but have you ever focused on how to listen?  Listening can be one of most powerful ways to connect with others, build relationships and get great results.  That's why in this episode I feature Dr. Mark Goulston author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.  He shares specific strategies to listen more effectively and build relationships at work, at home, at school.  Learn methods you can use to change how you listen and how you empathize with others as well.

Also included is my Soul Search tip on Understanding Your Purpose which expands upon my previous podcast episode on the Purpose Revolution.

Links referenced by me in this episode:

Links referenced by Dr. Goulston:




Direct download: MALM44August2018.mp3
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Many of us want to focus on our life purpose and have more meaning in our careers but we just don't know where to start.  Listen to this episode and hear insights from Dr. John Izzo from his new book The Purpose Revolution.  Learn what the purpose revolution is and how companies are inspiring a better world and gaining competitive advantage in the process. You'll also hear three things you can do to bring more purpose to your work right now. Also I continue sharing Soul Search, Research and Job Search tips with this month focused on Defining Salary Requirements. Having the career you want also means having the salary/income you want.  And if you're interested in making a career transition, it's also helpful to understand your minimum salary requirements to cover your expenses.  Empower yourself with this episode on the important career elements of purpose and salary. Together we can all make a great living!



Direct download: MALM42June2018.mp3
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You can start a job but can you finish it successfully?  To sustain a stable and fulfilling career, you need to be able to finish strong.  Learn the secrets to performing well consistently on the job by hearing lessons from successful sports teams including the 2017 NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats, The Philadelphia 76ers and a small town highschool girls softball team that is staging a remarkable turnaround thanks to the help my interviewee Coach Lesa Bonee.  Listen in and learn the strategies to finish strong in your work or life. (Don't miss Bonus Content on finding your work life balance. My career tip this month is filled with ways to negotiate and create the work life balance that works for you!)

Direct download: MALM41AprilMay2018Final.mp3
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Do you feel you're getting pushed around at work?  Is too much being asked of you? Are you not feeling supported?  The universe conspires to help us and these challenges are an opportunity to stand up and assert yourself.  Included in this podcast are tips for being assertive and examples to inspire you to stand up for yourself at work in a way that is respectful and effective. 

*Bonus content: Start you own Soul Search with my monthly tip.  In this episode, I offer practical steps to identify the skills you want to utilize in your ideal career (not just the skills you have.)  If you feel trapped by a resume that doesn't match the work you want to do, this tip will help you make note of your transferable skills and unique genius.  

To finish this latest installment of Making a Living, I share details of a team success exercise from a recent motivational talk I delivered. If you work with others, you'll want to complete this exercise for yourself and with your team.  We all too often hear about what we’re doing wrong and I love this exercise because it presents you with a chance to acknowledge yourself and your team for what you’re doing right!  

Direct download: MALM40March2018.mp3
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If you're feeling your job isn't secure and that the career/job you want just isn't possible, listen in.  On this episode you'll learn about a quietly growing trend in the workplace that offers opportunity when you know how to take advantage of it.  You'll also get my latest Soul Search tip on how to manage a career if you have too many interests. Finally, you'll not want to miss my segment on overcoming limiting beliefs.  Hear how you can create your own unique turnaround statement and get passed what is holding you back from the career of your dreams!

Direct download: MALM39Feb2018Export.mp3
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Want more success out of your career?  Listen in and hear highlights from my monthly Career Success Mastermind program aimed at changing your mindset to impact your performance for the better.  If you do, you'll not only hear specific tips for turning a negative attitude into a positive one but also 4 key statements to answer that will set you up for a success all year.  Referenced in the podcast is this video of Jason Lezak's Olympic victory against almost insurmountable odds simply because he changed his attitude from negative to positive.  Also referenced is my 50 minute career empowerment webinar to enable and support you changing your life and creating your ideal career.  Happy New Year!

Direct download: MALM38Jan2018.mp3
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