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Making A Living Podcast
40 minutes | 19 days ago
SPRING CLEANING Is Essential For Your Success. Listen To This To Find Out Why
Having worked at Martha Stewart's company for several years, I know the health, wellness and productivity benefits of a thorough spring cleaning of home and office. We also have "inner closets" of stuck thoughts and energy that can clutter us. In this episode of Making A Living with Maggie, my guest Agatha Schooler will share expert tips to address both. Learn from this Energy Awareness professional schooled in the the art of Feng Shui and the science of The Five Elements. Get spot-on advice to clear your home and yourself and REALLY start fresh this spring! Also included is this month's career tip on how to effectively launch your rockets of desire to effectively manifest your career dreams and goals. Learn more about additional resources mentioned in this episode: Mastermind Group Coaching Gifts from The Road
25 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Boost Your Leadership Quotient and Expand Your Career Potential
As we close out Women's History Month, I'm celebrating the transformative power of women in leadership with guest Dr. Teresa Boyer, Founding Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University. An innovative leader and advocate for economic and social equity for women, Dr. Boyer shares expert advice for women everywhere to boost their leadership quotient and expand their career potential. I’ve always said the heart knows your true passion and purpose in life. Now, according to Dr. Rollin McCraty, Director of Research of the HeartMath Institute, the quality of communication between the heart and brain is increasingly being recognized as key to our ability to perform at our best. Understand and see for yourself how important it is to have heart and mind coherence in this video. Also listen in to this month's show for a powerful exercise to align heart and mind. Lastly if you've been feeling lazy, like you've lost your mojo, check out this month's career tip on uncovering and incorporating your passions. Learn quick and easy ways to reconnect with what inspires you and get back the energy you need for a successful life and career!
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Strategies to Boost your Energy and Face Whatever Challenges You’re Experiencing with a Success Mindset
Need a boost? Want to shift your mindset to being calmer, more positive and more productive? Listen in for a new tool I'm using to boost my own attitude. Another great boost to perspective is history. It’s helps us put our experience in context. It also helps us see that others have persevered during difficult times and we can too. Today’s show is all about inspiring you to face whatever challenges you’re experiencing with a mindset of dignity, confidence and gumption or assertiveness. My guest will to inspire you with real life stories of Black Americans who chose inspiration over fear. They accomplished great things in their lives. Despite adversity, they chose to do what they knew in their hearts to be true. So for Black History Month, we're acknowledging the achievements of prominent black figures and will hear some amazing stories from one of the most uplifting people I know - Julia Myers-Bartley. Get additional positive mindset boost with this month's career tip featuring 3 ways to bring your success forward. Even if you’ve already got healthy self-esteem, when facing a challenge or embarking on something new, it helps to see yourself as a success. As Henry Ford said, “whether you think you can or you think you can’t , you’re right.” Resources in this episode: Focused Life Force Energy program to boost your positive mindset. Julia Myers-Bartley's Facebook page featuring inspirational posts about Black Americans The wisdom of Cicely Tyson: 'I couldn't be Black and not have it impact my career' PIX Morning News Segment with Career Tips and Advice from my recent appearance with this fun morning news crew. Gifts from the Road, Discovering Mindset Moments by Craig Zabransky of StayAdventurous.com.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Forget Resolutions. Success Starts With Mindset Revolution
It’s a new year and a great time to come into your own career-wise. For my clients who been managing their careers and staying in productive mindsets, they're seeing great results. Hear their success stories and get inspired to do work you love. My guest will also inspire you to follow your dreams. Corporate consultant turned Travel Writer Craig Zabransky of Stay Adventurous shares how he's staying in a productive mindset even while staying home. He'll share tips from his new book, "Gifts From the Road" - 13 travel souvenirs and takeaways from 13 different adventures Craig has experienced across the globe. These short reads will not only entertain you, but also shift your mindset and make you want to see the world again with renewed enthusiasm. Listen in to Craig as he translates one of his favorite mini-epiphanies into lessons we can all take to heart in our lives and in careers. Resources in this episode: Gifts from the Road, Discovering Mindset Moments was independently published and is currently solely available on Amazon in paperback and ebook. If love is not a word you associate with work right now, don’t worry, this month's career tip is on the motivational power of perspective and will help you leave, love or change any work or job challenge you face. Check out my latest mastermind series and join a support group designed to help you keep a productive mindset focused on success in 2021 and beyond!
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Franchising Decision Tools, Insights to Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile & Unique Holiday Gift Ideas
Have you considered a career as a franchisee? Recently a client's Soul Search revealed she'd make a great business owner but she had no interest in coming up with her own concept. In her ideal day, she saw herself successfully running an existing business and making a great living. The idea of franchising came to mind as a possibility. But how was she to effectively research when there were pages and pages of information online? Enter my guest this month, Harris Gubin, Franchise Coach. Harris shares: what it takes to decide not only if franchising is right for you, and the key questions to ask yourself if you're considering becoming a franchisee. Since I met Harris via LinkedIn, I thought it only fitting to include a tip on how to elevate your LinkedIn profile and get noticed for work you love! Also included this month are unique holiday gift ideas to help those on your list do work they love and get inspired to stay adventurous! Resources included in this episode: January Mastermind Group Coaching Program Franchising resources from Harris Fun and inspiring holiday gift ideas Thank you tuning in and happy holidays!
32 minutes | 7 months ago
A Successful Transition To Becoming Your Own Boss
In today’s environment when so much is shifting, to have the autonomy and authority to call the shots, makes you nimble and adaptive. So today’s topic, Becoming Your Own Boss, is for many of you (44% at last count by the Conference Board) who are unsatisfied in a traditional job. Listen in and hear the real-life success story of my client Doug Blacker on his recent transition from corporate attorney to being his own boss. Also included, key questions to see if you’re ready to be your own boss. Resources included in this episode: Join or Gift Membership in a Career Support Group via Maggie's Mastermind program. Read Maggie's advice on Interviewing during a coronavirus pandemic: How to succeed Virtually. Need a Staycation? Travel the world (virtually) through StayAdventurous.com. Watch the Today Show clip of Maggie's story living and working from a new city after having her son 3 months early. Try the super-powder Doug Blacker created with Plantrise. Get a discount with code MaggieMistal. Take the Quiz: Are You Ready to Start a Business?
30 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Foster Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
It’s my belief that executives and employees working together will create not only a workplace culture that’s more diverse and inclusive but one that’s more fulfilling, enjoyable and successful. So in this episode, I’m excited to share a conversation I had recently with Beth Ridley, who coaches executives on creating successful Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Listen in as Beth shares practical and specific steps that leaders as well as employees can take to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Also included, a tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a new service that's helping clients follow their dreams and messages from our sponsors. Resources in this episode: People Magazine article "Ready for a New Career But Not Sure What You Should Do Next? Experts Offer Advice" More about Maggie’s Mastermind Classes LinkedIn News article about Wells Fargo apology Beth Ridley's D&I Kick-Start Kit for Leaders to begin building a culture of inclusion at work Beth’s website for free resources to support your personal and professional D&I journey LinkedIn Unconscious Bias course Harvard Implicit Awareness Test USA Today on Ruth Bader Ginsberg On the Basis of Sex movie trailer Thank you to our sponsors: Travel as a conduit to expanding your mindset and appreciation for the amazing diversity life has to offer: StayAdventurous.com Plant-based Wellness Essentials: DevineEssentials.com
42 minutes | 9 months ago
How Do We Fit Work and Life Together in a Way That's Sustainable Through Covid and Beyond
Working from home, schooling from home, lack of physical boundaries between work and life...Some are finding work life balance a challenge while others are thriving. Listen in to the expert advice from Cali Yost who's helping companies and individuals create successful flexible work scenarios. She share specific strategies you can use to create a work life fit that works for you. Hear success stories and get inspired to create a sustainable schedule for yourself, your family and your career. Resources mentioned in this episode: MarketWatch feature by Kerry Hannon - “Older workers aren’t doomed to low-skill, low-paying jobs" What is a Mastermind Career Support Group? Atlanta Magazine feature of my client Jeremy Lynn's business success story that's helping sustain local restaurants Podcast episode featuring Streetwise Partners and their amazing adult mentoring program - become a volunteer today! Expert guest post on my career advice blog: Create a homeschool environment that works for you and your kids. The Magic is Back - A Return to Walt Disneyworld, Staying Adventurous episode 46 Learn more about Cali Yost at FlexStrategyGroup.com and check out her weekly newsletter, Also follow her @CaliYost on Twitter and @CaliWilliamsYost on LinkedIn. Read her book Tweak It and learn the secrets of work life fit naturals. Big Rocks story courtesy of site Appleseeds. FranklinCovey First Things First Habit #3 of Highly Successful People I'll be back next month with an inspiring and knowledgeable guest talking about diversity and inclusion. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here's to you making a great living! "Work Life fit is something you control and you can make happen what matters most to you." - Cali Yost
32 minutes | 10 months ago
3 Incredible Mentoring Success Stories That Will Inspire You
We are going through perplexing times and a mentor or coach can offer valuable support. Get inspired to make mentoring part of your career survival kit as this situation continues to unfold. In this episode...hear mentoring success stories, and an insightful interview with Shari Krull, Executive Director of Streetwise Partners. Their model leverages corporate mentors to support the career development and hiring of young adults into corporate careers. Hear Shari talk about the benefits of giving or receiving mentoring. Lastly, if you've never had a mentor, listen in for the 3 Essential Steps to Finding a Great Mentor: including an effective and concise script you can use to make your mentoring request. Mentoring Resources: Read the responses to my online poll: "Has a Mentor Helped Your Career?" Become a virtual mentor with Streetwise Partners. Read this recent commencement speech highlighting the power of mentoring to help disadvantaged youth. No matter what your age and stage, there’s always something to learn. Take action and don’t wait another day to start leveraging mentoring to overcome challenges and make a great living!
35 minutes | a year ago
Need Career Answers? Ask Your Intuition
How much do you listen to your inner wisdom? How much does intuition guide your career choices? In my experience those who follow their intuition are more likely to do work they love and make a great living. Their careers are fulfilling and sustainable. We all possess some level of intuition. It's these inklings that can point us to the right path for our careers. In this episode, hear insights from my visit recently to the Lodge at Woodloch where I was the featured speaker for the weekend. While there I took two great classes, one called, "Intuition for Self-Discovery" and the other "The Orchard Tour". It was the Orchard Tour which led me to meet Holistic Orchardist aka The Dirt Doctor, Sam Lindenmuth - a man who is making a great living working with nature. Hear what a day in the life is like in his outdoor career, what he loves about it and how inklings from his childhood confirmed his career choice. My intuition tells me you'll enjoy hearing from Sam just as much I did when I took his tour. We are going through changing times and as you contemplate your own career, I hope this episode inspires you to tune into your inner wisdom and listen to your intuition to follow your own career dreams. Check out the resources mentioned in this episode: The Holistic Orchard by Michael Phillips The Lodge at Woodloch Thank you to this month's sponsors: Planted Earth Fitness, Devine Essentials
30 minutes | a year ago
Inside the Mind of a Recruiter
In this episode, I’m excited to bring you insights from an experienced recruiter. She’ll share what she’s seeing with regards to hiring trends and offer job search advice for those in the workforce as well as new college graduates. Also included, my tip to help you redefine work life fit and shift your perspective for the better. Resources in this episode: Reset, Reflect, Relaunch HR Insights Panel (Free to join) Learn more about Marcia Zaruba O'Connor and The O'Connor Group Thank you to our sponsor: DeVine Essentials - Are you looking for a better healthcare option for you and your family? Interested in giving all your body systems the support they need at a cellular level? Is it time to up level your health? DeVine Essentials provides simple and practical solutions and education about the power of Plant Based Wellness. Through the use of pure essential oils, we can support all of our body systems from Immune Support to Emotional Wellness. These oils can provide muscle and joint pain relief, help with proper sleep, reduce stress, and so much more. They are a powerful natural option to keeping you and your home healthy and clean. Kim has been involved with holistic health since she was a child. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Aromatherapist. Her passion is teaching about the power of pure essential oils and natural healthcare to all who want to make healthy positive changes and live life happy! Visit her website at www.devineessentials.com
31 minutes | a year ago
Be Your Own Best Leader
You may be in wait-and-see mode which is understandable to an extent, but I'd like to encourage you to lead you own life with purpose and actually use this crisis as a catalyst. I’ve heard from many of you that you haven’t been happy in your current job or career and though you are thankful to still have a paycheck, you also feel compelled to explore your purpose and find more meaning. Almost 20 yrs ago, I went through a work crisis and it led me to explore my life purpose, change careers and become a certified career coach. I feel that this challenge is meant to lead us all to more meaningful lives and careers. I’m excited to have as my guest, Tom Epperson, President of Innerwill Leadership Institute. A leadership coach with 20 years of experience, Tom shares insights on how you can lead with purpose in your own life and career. I’ll also share a Soul Search career tip with the 3 key steps to define (or redefine) your own unique life purpose. We are in the middle of something right now and I feel you have a hand in determining how it turns out. I want to inspire you in this episode to lead with purpose - Lead your life, your career and your employer/company. Resources in this episode: Leveraging Values Based Leadership During Times of Uncertainty A Better Way to Job Search: Networking to Create a Pipeline of Opportunities Soul Search workbook with over 30 pages of proven exercises to support you in defining your purpose
23 minutes | a year ago
Moving Forward in Times of Uncertainty
We are experiencing an unprecedented times - a situation impacting us all, globally. It times of uncertainty, I'm here to a be a bridge for you to move forward and stay inspired. So in honor of Women's History Month, this episode features the amazing story of McKenna Haase--a young woman following her heart, changing lives and being a mentor for the next generation of racers on and off the track. Check out the full episode of This Racing Life featuring McKenna. I'll also be sharing a message of reassurance from a physician that I know and sharing resources to support your career (links below). Stay inspired and stay well - and take advantage of the discount offered by our fitness sponsor!* Resources mentioned in this episode: This Racing Life episode featuring McKenna Haase 3 part-series to recession proof your career 10 tips to help you ace a video interview Podcast episode on how to work productively from home *Link to our sponsor Planted Earth Fitness. Mention "Making A Living with Maggie" and receive a 20% discount.
34 minutes | a year ago
A Better Way To Job Search: Creating A Pipeline of Career Opportunities
Experiencing frustrations in your research or job search? In this episode hear from Danny Groner a recent job seeker who in 17 weeks created 2 new job opportunities, countless freelance gigs and added 400 quality contacts to his network by having informational interviews & coffee meet ups. What you'll learn in this episode: Where to find contacts to expand your network with people who can hire you, How to overcome obstacles to your job search, and Strategies to make yourself uniquely suited for the job. Also hear this month's career tip on how to create a real magic wand to solve your career woes. Forbes.com recent article by Jack Kelly entitled, "We Need to Talk About the Mental and Emotional Anguish Faced by Job Seekers" paints a bleak picture for the traditional job seeker. Thankfully, in this episode, you'll hear a better way to create a pipeline of career opportunities, one based on human interaction, with lots of opportunity for conversation and feedback where the job seeker feels uplifted and in demand. Listen in and make a great living!
23 minutes | a year ago
Day in the Life of a Digital Nomad
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! Resources mentioned in this episode: Read my comments in this recent New York Post article: "Workers are consciously uncoupling from their jobs in unusual ways"
30 minutes | a year ago
How to Land Your Dream Job
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! Links to Important Resources Mentioned in this episode: Venture With Impact Career Exploration Retreat Business Roundtable HBR Article re: BLabs and Certified Benefit Corporations 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
29 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Attract More Career Success
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). Links included in this episode: My interview with Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success coach about his amazing book The Success Principles. The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life by Lynne McTaggart. The Secret Documentary about the Law of Attraction. Lisbon Career Exploration Retreat details on MaggieMistal.com and on VentureWithImpact.org. Hire Maggie to do a seminar or inspirational speaking at your company or community organization.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Strategically Craft A Thank You And Resume to Land Your Dream Job
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! Links to resources mentioned in the show: How to Write an Elevator Pitch with the Personal Touch Learn more and Register for Maggie's Live NYC Seminar and Networking Event on How to Attract More Success NBC News article featuring Maggie's advice on editing your resume New York Times article featuring Maggie's advice on how to respond to tricky personal questions when starting a new job StayAdventours Culture and Culinary Tour of Mexico City
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Overcome Fears and Add More of What You Want Into Your Life
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 HelloKhaya.com. 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
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Tips To Expand Your Mind & See Possibilities For Your Career
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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