Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Feeling Stuck In Your Career? Add These 15 Podcasts To Your List

Laura Garnett

One of the most frustrating situations you can face when it comes to your career is feeling stuck, like you’re just spinning your wheels in the mud and getting nowhere. Even if you could free your car from the muck, you wouldn’t know which direction to drive. 

Trust me, I get it. I’ve been there before—more than once. So have many of my clients. Some people say that your happiness shouldn’t be tied to the job you do, but I don’t buy it. When so much of our time awake is spent working, why should we settle for jobs that are unfulfilling or that leave us downright miserable?  Finding your perfect-fit role takes some deep inner work, like identifying your Genius and Purpose and learning how to apply each to your career. But sometimes you need external inspiration too. 

In light of this, I’ve put together this list of 15 fantastic career-focused podcasts. When you get a chance, give one (or more!) a listen. Hopefully they’ll help you see a little more clearly which step you should take next.

1. Abundantly Clear: The Growth Mindset Podcast
Being able to turn difficult situations into opportunities for growth is paramount to being successful and happy at work. By addressing topics such as burnout, business blindspots and effective communication, certified performance coach Malorie Nicole and her guests will help you achieve the growth mindset you need in order to achieve that. 

3. Pivot
There’s no doubt about it: Change is hard. Fortunately, podcast host Jenny Blake will show you how to embrace all the pros and cons of pivoting—from facing fear head-on, to overcoming insecurities, to identifying your individual superpowers and knowing how to leverage them. As Blake says, “If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it.” 

6. Career Cloud Radio
Most of us dread putting together a résumé and going to interviews, but the job search is an inevitable part of breaking out of your rut. There’s good news, though: It doesn’t have to be as painful as you think. In “Career Cloud Radio,” you’ll hear practical and actionable job search tips from a slew of different experts, including resume writers, HR professionals and career coaches. 

9. Side Hustle Pro
Starting something from scratch is no joke, and neither is turning it into something bigger. But the Black female entrepreneurs whom Nicaila Matthews Okome interviews have figured out how to do it, turning their side gigs into profitable businesses. In each story, learn how they accomplished this and hear about actionable strategies so you can follow in their footsteps. 

See all 15 podcasts and the complete Forbes article

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