Making A Living Podcast

Good endings make good beginnings.  Don't miss the 3 things you'll want to celebrate to end the year on a high note and set yourself up to live the life you're dreaming of in 2020.  If one of your dreams is to be a digital nomad, listen in and live vicariously through Ann Davis, an experienced digital nomad who's company Venture With Impact is the one I'm partnering with for 2nd annual career exploration retreat in Lisbon.  Hear from Ann both the benefits and challenges of being a digital nomad and how you can create your own location independent experience.  Also in this episode predictions for 2020 and what we have to look forward to including more work life balance.  And as always, a quote to keep you inspired and in the proper success mindset.  Don't forget to share the best career advice you've ever received in the comments below.  Happy Holidays and here's the celebrating and making a great living together! 

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Direct download: MALM58Dec2019.mp3
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Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to know what's out there to find your dream job.  In my experience, those who've found their dream jobs did so by being honest about what's inside their hearts and minds.  They then made conscious choices to align their time with work they loved and the result was to position them in the right place at the right time to land their dream jobs.  It's not magic, it's a strategy of Soul Search, Research and Job Search.  Listen in and you'll hear the success story of a Ben Lefort who after attending a career exploration retreat, refocused on his passion for social enterprise and is now interviewing for his dream job.  Learn more and apply these insights to land your own dream job.  Also included in this episode of Making a Living with Maggie, a 2019 holiday gift guide with unique ideas for those on your shopping list who could use a career boost.  Here's to you and your loved ones enjoying this kick-off to the holiday season!

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Direct download: MALM57Nov2019.mp3
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Do you want more from your career? Are you tired of struggling, not fully living the dream? Would you like to attract new, better opportunities? What most people don't realize is that focusing only on the "how" might not be the path to success. Instead, one secret to obtaining success is feeling your goal is already achieved, experiencing it as if it's already yours. In this episode, I’ll share proven methods and approaches associated with the Law of Attraction to support you in applying the 3 simple steps of ask, believe, receive to your career. You will end this with ideas not just about how to do a new business card mock up but with the feeling of having already succeeded in attaining your career goal(s).

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Direct download: MALM56Oct2019.mp3
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Knowing how to write with influence can make all the difference when it comes to your career success. That's why I'm so excited on this episode to feature author Carla Bass who literally wrote the book on the subject: Write to Influence!

A retired Air Force Colonel, Carla served 30 years active duty and another 12 with a federal agency. During that time she wrote letters for executive-level signature; reports for senior military leaders; hundreds of personnel appraisals; nominations for awards, congressional fellowships. She composed elevator speeches, talking points, and executive correspondence, many of which were sent to Congress and the White House. In all instances, each word and every second of the audience’s time counted. Listen in as Carla shares her experience writing to influence with you so you can strategically craft an effective thank you letter and resume to nail your dream job!

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Direct download: MALM55Sep2019.mp3
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Unhappy in your job?  Ready for a change but not sure where to start?  In this episode, you'll hear from Lara Appleton creator of  Lara explains how she changed careers from a high-powered design career in New York and now enjoys more freedom, passion and fulfillment sharing her genius in new and exiting ways.  Hear how she made her dream job a reality and how you can too. 

Also hear tips on how to attract more of what you want into you life and work. And when you start that new dream job, you can read my quotes in this recent New York Times article, "How to Answer Tricky Personal Questions at a New Job."

I'm sorry to share the passing of a past guest on my radio show.  Lucianna Samu.  Check out her legacy in these inspiring design books

As the seasons change, it's the perfect time to consider your career transition to better, happier, and more fulfilling work. Here's to you making a great living!

"While the predictable path may feel more comfortable, it goes against the nature of change and growth. - Amy Dean


Direct download: MALM55Aug2019.mp3
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To make a successful career change, you first have to believe it's possible.  Tune into this episode and learn key ways to support yourself in developing a career success mindset.  These lessons are from the Lisbon Career Exploration Retreat I delivered recently and allow you to take and make your own mini-retreat. 

Also featured is an interview with Sara Bliss, author of Take The Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life.  Sara and I discuss misconceptions about career change as well as how the successful career changers she profiled in the book made their new careers a reality. 

Career change isn't something to be feared, it can bring you greater happiness and success than you ever imagined.  But you have to get started.  Tune in and get inspired to get on the path toward work you love.

Also referenced in the episode: 9 Ways to Find Your Perfect Match, an article that Sara wrote based on the 9 ideal career elements I support my clients in Soul Searching through so they can define new, best-fit career possibilities.

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Are you or someone you know about to transition from being a student to being a working professional?  No need to "wing it" and hope things go smoothly.  In this episode, you'll hear tips and advice from a recent college graduate who's already made this transition successfully. 

  • Hear effective methods for landing your first job including how to set yourself up for success with a well-written resume and cover letter as well what to expect with today's interview techniques. 

For those at any stage of career, you'll hear a career tip with specific strategies for conveying experience and passion on your resume and the secret to getting noticed for work you love. For the full article referenced in the tip, click here: How to Write a Resume that Gets Noticed: Yes, It's Possible!

Also in this episode I reference the importance of knowing how to be your own boss as you may be in a contract role at some point in your career.  Check out my podcast on the Future of Work to learn more about the trends towards greater numbers of contract positions.

Lastly, tune in to hear sage advice from commencement speeches given by Jim Carey and Bono of U2.  Whether you'll soon be a college graduate or it's been a "few years" since you got your degree, it's not too late to make a great living!


Direct download: MALM52Apr2019.mp3
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What does a job search look like today versus 20, 10 or even 5 yrs ago?  For some of the clients I work with, it's been a while since they  interviewed.  This episode offers a great refresher for anyone conducting a job search. 

My guest is Mac Prichard  the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, an online platform that connects talented professionals with meaningful, local work opportunities. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2001, Mac’s List serves job seekers and employers with a job board as well as courses, books, events, and other resources that bring people together to find better jobs and happier careers.

Bring your job search into the 21st century. Mac and I discuss the "modern job search": what's changed, what's the same, new trends, the latest tools, and creative ways job seekers are getting noticed.  

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Direct download: MALM51Mar20191.mp3
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I love to encourage people to follow their dreams. Its how I close every email I send. Well sometimes that dream is to be your own boss or at least have control of your own time and destiny.  My guest today is a very successful entrepreneur. Her business has grown despite all odds and despite a back roads location. Jessi Roberts, founder of Cheeky's, has persevered through some very tough times. Jessi shares her secrets to success as outlined in her new book - Backroads Boss Lady: Happiness Ain't a Side Hustle - Straight Talk on Creating the Life You Deserve.  Get inspired to move beyond any challenges facing you and instead use what you’ve got to become the success you were meant to be. Jessi also shares tips on how you can maintain work life balance and give back to others.  Check it out!

Also included in this episode my tips to find happiness when tackling a job search.  At the end of the day, as Audrey Hepburn said, “the most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy.” 

Direct download: MALM49Feb20191.mp3
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"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."-Seneca

In this episode I’m excited to have with me Ann Davis, Co-Founder of Venture with Impact. I met Ann when she reached out to me with the idea to do a career retreat. I’m excited to say we’re teaming up for a five-day Career Exploration and Soul Search Retreat in Lisbon this spring. 

Hear from Ann and I about the personal and professional benefits of the retreat and how you can get a discount and sign up.

If you’ve been yearning to shake things up, allow your heart and mind this opportunity to expand and gain new possibilities for your life and career. 

At any age and stage, you can get to know who you really are through travel coupled with a formal process of Soul Search, Research and Job Search.

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If fears and doubts are holding you back from pursuing your dream job, listen in to the inspiring success story of Janet Nestor.  Co-author of the new book Revolutionize Your Health: How to Take Back Your Body's Power to Heal, Janet had major challenges starting at birth that threatened to derail a happy and fulfilling life and career.  But through support and belief in herself, Janet found her calling and has become one of the 200 most influential authors in the world according to Richtopia.  Listen in as she shares her inspiring story and the most important turning point in her adult life.

Want to get away?  I'm excited to announce my upcoming Career exploration and Soul Search Retreat in Lisbon, Portugal this May.  Done in conjunction with Venture With Impact, stay tuned for my upcoming podcast with Ann Davis, co-founder about what you can expect on this epic adventure from a travel standpoint and I'll share the details on all the career aspects.  More on that in my next episode. 

It is the new year and time for fresh thinking!  For those in the NYC-metro area, check out my seminar on overcoming limiting beliefs.  I'm also hosting a networking happy hour for a great cause.  Get your tickets to both events in the links below. 

Happy 2019 - Together, we can all make a great living!

Direct download: MALM48Jan2019.mp3
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