(GYSS #80): Finding Work That Fits with Scott Barlow
About This Episode
Scott Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2,000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, he interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.
How do I find work I’m passionate about? Scott helps us answer this question. We discuss his journey from employee to entrepreneur, myths about finding your “passion” and the work landscape has changed in the last 40-50 years.
Ways You Can Listen To This Episode
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- Scott wanted to be a studio musician in college
- Scott ran a house painting business in college with College Pro and got great entrepreneurial experience
- We discuss the “exposure problem” our generation has our lack of knowledge around the career opportunities available to us
- “I’m looking for a stable job…I’m looking for a company I grow with.” Sound familiar? Scott talks about not actually knowing what will make you happy in your career
- Myth about passion: if you just focus on your passion, you’ll be frustrated most of the time…passion is a byproduct, not a destination
- Focus on what you’re really good at and how you enjoy spending your time
- Questions to ask yourself to find your strengths
- What comes easy to you that you get tons of compliments on? Ask your friends or family!
- What can’t you stop doing?
- Define where you are before you want to get there…what do you want your life to actually look like?
- List all of the jobs you’ve had in your lifetime in chronological order
- List what you enjoyed about each job
- What are some of themes you notice?
- What’s the context of some of the things you enjoy? What about it exactly do you enjoy?
Links From The Episode
- Free 8-Day Course to figure out what you’d like your life to look like
- StrengthsFinder 2.0