Making A Living Podcast

I had 4 clients land news job recently!!  All are doing work they love, that’s purposeful and meaningful to them and one even doubled her salary.  It’s exciting to see people investing in themselves and creating new career paths.  My guest in this episode is a great example of this too!

Nicolette Mariano, is CEO of Treasure Coast Shellfish.  She is a sustainable seafood farmer who is constantly learning and growing not just her delicious oysters but also herself as an entrepreneur.  You’ll hear the excitement and happiness in her voice as she shares what a day in the life is like!

One of my favorite career tools is this kind of informational interview.  You can learn so much by talking with someone in a job or career.  Nicolette shares what she loves about her job, what's challenging about it and what she recommends to those who want to follow in her footsteps. 

If you'd like to have more meaning in your career, check out this month’s career tip on how to find your purpose. It offers 3 exercises you can do to uncover the work that speaks to your soul.  All that and more right here on Making a Living with Maggie!

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Utilize technology to enhance your professional life.  In this episode we reflect on the various ways technology impacts our careers and daily lives.  AI is a hot topic and to help us understand  uses, value and pitfalls, my special guest, an advocate of AI tools, introduces some fascinating options.  Suzanne Kantra from offers advice and techniques to optimize technology for:

  • work life balance
  • exploring your interests and connecting with others who share your passions, 
  • matching your resume to new and different jobs and expanding job possibilities
  • improving your resume using AI as a proofreader and to help customize resume content to jobs you're applying for.  Keep in mind that these tools should complement, not replace, your individuality. 

And listen in for this month's career tip on determining your salary requirements - one of the 9 key elements of your ideal career.  Check out Pay It Down by Jean Chatzky and the chapter on how to find money in your current spending as well as perenial favorite "Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow" by Marcia Sinetar.

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It's smart to stay up-to-date on career trends and opportunities so my guest this month is Vicki Salemi, a career expert for Monster, author and nationally syndicated columnist.  Listen in to learn about work trends from the Monster 2024 Work Watch Report and what you can do to navigate these trends to adapt and thrive.

Also in this episode, you'll also hear my monthly career tip.  This time I'm redefining work life balance.  Walking the talk, I took some much-appreciated time off this month.  I went with my family on a cruise to the Caribbean for spring break.  We celebrated the 80th birthday of my father-in-law. 

I thought you might benefit from work/life advice from octogenarians.  Listen in for 3 tips to inspire your own career and life journey to be happy and healthy for the long-term.  Cheers to us all making a great living and living a great life!

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You are the creator of your life.  In this episode:

  • Learn how to create and activate statements that support you in having the career, life and world you want.  I share some interesting statements I heard from astrologer Kathy Rose in this 2024 preview video with Pam Gregory. 
  • My featured guest is someone who supported me in manifesting my dream job -  Laura Allen, also known as The Pitch Girl!  I met Laura many years ago when I was just starting out as a career consultant.  Her fifteen second pitch seminar showed me a powerful way to communicate my work and my value clearly and succinctly.  Listen in and get a refresher on how to pitch yourself whether for a job, promotion or for your own business. Its great to always have your elevator pitch ready! 
  • This month's career tip will help you move on from a dead-end job.  Maybe you feel trapped and unhappy in your career. Maybe even miserable.  OK, you think, I’ll just get a new job. Good idea, but a new job doing the same thing isn’t that new at all. In fact, it doesn’t sound like the long-term path to happiness, does it?  With this tip, an excerpt from "Are You Ready to Love Your Job?", you'll learn how to identfy and get specific about the skills you want to utilize, not just the skills you have. 
  • Get details on how to travel to Spain this summer to learn about history & culture while experiencing amazing wine and cuisine on a luxury wine tour.
  • A public service announcement also in this episode for an organization doing very important work.  I often hear from my clients that they want to make an impact and the Guardian Group is doing just that. 

Cheers to us all making a great living doing what we love! 

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