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The Career Change Podcast
32 minutes | May 17, 2022
#26 How Perfectionism Is Sabotaging Your Career Change
Perfectionists have a MUCH harder time changing careers or starting their own business - Have you noticed? If you suffer from toxic perfectionism, you are likely (still) stuck in that job or career you no longer enjoy. Why? Because you are (still) waiting for the perfect business idea, perfect career or perfect passion to (somehow) show up or for you to (somehow) find it? Sounds familiar? Then hit play on this episode right now! You'll discover why and how you are using your perfectionism as the perfect self-sabotage and delay mechanism and (most importantly) what to do instead. Learning how to effectively get a handle on perfectionism is a key part of a successful career transition - Especially if you are a corporate professional over 35! This is definitely one of those episodes where you'll feel like I'm inside of your head right away - But you'll also finish it with a sense of relief knowing you have other options (and how to start taking advantage of them).
25 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
#25 Is It Too Risky To Not Change Career?
Do you tend to focus on the (often imagined) risks of changing careers whilst totally ignoring the (often very real) risks of staying stuck in the career/job you no longer enjoy? Have you ever taken the time to challenge whether your risks are just imagined risks or a real threat? And might you be ignoring that right now you might already be risking just as much (or more) by staying stuck?! Want to access a much deeper level of motivation and get real about what's truly at stake (the longer you stay stuck instead of changing)? Then this episode is for you!
27 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
#24 How To Worry (Constructively!)
Are you stuck in a holding pattern with your career change? Maybe you put your transition on hold due to the pandemic? And here you are 18+ months down the line (still) waiting and (still) worrying? I've been helping people change careers and start businesses - Even during their most personally wonky and historically unpredictable times over the last 16 years - Not just during the current pandemic - And the highly practical approach you'll discover in this episode is one of the reasons why they were able to KEEP going. In this episode you'll discover why HOW you worry and WHAT you choose to worry about (or not) is a key differentiating factor in whether your transition will happen (or not). No matter whats's going in in the world at the same time. In short - This is an episode that will teach you how to worry constructively (as opposed to destructively). Hit play if you would like help getting out of that (exhausting) holding pattern - And learn how to make your worrying worthwhile instead of keeping you stuck!
34 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
#23 Should I Quit My Job?
When, how and why you quit your job can make or break your career transition - Especially for those of us over 35! In this key episode, Rikke will walk you through the 3 most common job scenarios aspiring career changers and new entrepreneurs find themselves in - You'll learn what has worked for her clients in terms of maximising their chances of career change success (and minimizing the risks!). This is a mini-Masterclass packed full of real-life tested strategies and frank advice - So make sure you listen at least once - You'll also discover why "Should I Quit My Job?" is not actually a helpful question (and what to focus on instead). Let's get real!
25 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
#22 Should You Just Be Grateful For The Job You Already Have?
Are you crazy for wanting a career change if you already have (on paper) a great profession or job with money/reputation/"safety" baked into it? Should you just be grateful for what you already have instead of going for something you don't even know will work out? Or should you focus on finding or creating a career or business you'll truly love instead? In this episode, you'll discover why this does not have to be a case of all or nothing and why what kind of day to day life you really want (and when) is the real litmus test for answering this question (no matter what societal standards or your mum might think ;).
20 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
#21 The Career Change Confidence Myth
It's time to bust the myth that you have to be confident if you want to change careers or become an entrepreneur. So if you feel like confidence issues are holding you back, this is the episode for you! Why? Because you'll discover that confidence is NOT a requirement for getting started with your career change or own business. The majority of the clients I've helped successfully transition into a new line of work or their own business over the last 16+ years would NOT have described themselves as the "confident type" either when they first started their career transition. Hit play to discover what they focused on instead, so you can get cracking too!
23 minutes | May 18, 2021
#20 How To Network When Changing Careers
Networking makes a lot of otherwise smart and sociable people extremely uncomfortable - Let's change that! Done right (i.e. in a non-sleazy way!) it's one of the most powerful tools for fast-tracking your journey into a new career or business. But it's vital that you network like a career changer or new entrepreneur - NOT like someone who hates their job - This episode will show you how to do that.It really bothers me that most aspiring career changers and entrepreneurs are only familiar with the old-school, sleazy kind of networking. Especially since we humans are wired to connect AND enjoy doing it! Hit play to discover a much more empowering and meaningful way to make friends instead (whether you are an introvert or an extrovert - I've got you!).
15 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
#19 What To Do When Career Change Feels Uncomfortable
If you are going through an uncomfortable time in your career transition - And might even wonder if it's all worth it - This episode is for you. Let's talk about how you can keep going!A lot of aspiring career changers over 35 have spent years inside a professional career comfort zone (or even on auto pilot mode) - So when you start to put yourself out there in a new field or want to transition into becoming an entrepreneur - You'll encounter new situations, challenges and people who might make you feel uncomfortable and uncertain. So let's talk about that! In this episode of The Career Change Podcast I'll share concrete ideas for how to handle the emotional rollercoaster part of the journey to starting the right business or transitioning into a new line of work (spoiler alert: it's not all unicorns and rainbows...). Most importantly though - You'll discover concrete ideas for what to do when you wonder if it's all really worth it.
18 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
#18 How To Stop Overthinking!
How much time and energy do you spend (or have spent) overthinking your career change or business ideas (or lack thereof)? And do you actually find overthinking helpful? (...I thought not! ;). Hit play and in less than 20 minutes, you'll discover two of the most powerful tools you can use next time you get caught in an overthinking loop. So you can actually do something concrete and meaningful with your time and energy instead. As opposed to just getting stuck in the same (blooming useless) thought loops over and over again (ahem). Stop overthinking - Hit Play instead!Just think of all the time and energy you could free up...
30 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
#17 Do You Really Have To Retrain?
Worried about having to retrain completely if you want to change careers or start a new business? Still stuck in that profession you've totally outgrown because you are worried about not being "qualified" to do anything else? Over 35 or worried you've left it too late? This episode is for you!You might be surprised to discover that most of my career change and entrepreneurship clients over the last 15+ years did NOT have to go back to university full-time in order to get cracking with their career transition. In this episode, I share my 3 key principles that made this possible for them. What if it were your own (mistaken/out-dated;) assumptions about how career change really works after 35 that are holding you back the most? What if the new world of work is actually offering more, rather than less ways to transition into something new? And what if your age and work track record so far could actually be used as a starting block, as opposed to being a liability? Oh and there's more ;) Hit play!
24 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
#16 How To Deal With Imposter Syndrome
Do you tend to credit your achievements to luck or other people? Have a tendency to notice your failures and "not good enough" moments a lot more than your wins? Are you worried about being exposed as a fraud? Then you are the perfect candidate for Imposter Syndrome!...But guess what? It's not all bad! Imposter Syndrome actually refers to a patten of behaviour attributed only to highly accomplished and smart people. So take it as a compliment and then let's get to work!In this episode I'll share why Imposter Syndrome does not have to be a showstopper. Why? Because it can give us vital information about why and how you keep making things harder for yourself (have you noticed?). You'll also discover the #1 daily habit I recommend for managing Imposter Syndrome on a daily basis from now on - AND fast-track your career change in the process. Sounds good? Hit play!
23 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
#15 How To Stop Comparing And Despairing On Social Media After 35!
Do you worry about having left it too late or not being confident enough to make a career change into a new field or to start your own business? Are you over 35 AND have a tendency to beat yourself up and/or feel intimidated by all the younger people you come across who are already super accomplished (at a way earlier age than you) in the very field you want to change into or start a business in? (as in "Why even bother, I’m already so far behind?!") Let’s talk about the “Compare & Despair” tendency that’s happening over on Instagram and other visual social media platforms – And which is increasingly happening to (otherwise super smart & accomplished) men and women over 35!In this episode, I’ll share why it’s key to use social media to support your career transition in a highly practical manner (as opposed to undermine it). We’ll also discuss how you can use your age to motivate you to get cracking with your new business, as well as why your age could be one of your biggest selling points (yep - you read that right!). You’ll also discover why it’s not a bad thing if your business idea already exists (even if it's done intimidatingly beautifully and successfully by someone more confident or younger than you). Get ready to fully own the advantages and potential that comes with being over 35 – You’ll walk away from this episode feeling fired up and encouraged – Hit play now!
25 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
#14 How To Stay Motivated During A Career Change
Do you have a tendency to start and stop when it comes to your career change or own business efforts? Wonder how to stay motivated when everything sucks? Want to learn how to keep up momentum, so you can keep going until you get the results you want? In this episode, you'll discover why the " Start/Stop Loop" is such a dangerous place to find yourself stuck repeatedly (erosion of confidence and a feeling of being back at square one (again) are just two of those!). We'll dive deep into what it really takes to consistently make space in your life to ensure your transition gets the time and attention needed to create a new career or business - Especially during days / weeks / months when you don't feel like taking action. Hint: Getting motivated is not enough - We want to get you to a place where you STAY motivated - I've got the perfect tool for helping you do that - Hit play to discover it!
26 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
#13 Why You Haven't Changed Careers Or Started That Business...Yet!
If you've been wanting to change careers or start a business for years - This is a must-listen episode. We'll dive deep and get honest about how to ensure you don't get to the end of another year and still find yourself stuck in the same career/job/work scenario you so badly want to escape. Making a big change after 35 requires way more concrete and powerful strategies than just adding vague New Year's Resolutions or faffy gadgets - Especially in our ever-evolving world where the black hole of doomscrolling threatens to gobble up every minute of available time away from your big dreams. Let's get honest about what it really takes to make 2021 the year you (finally!!!) create a career or business that's both meaningful and future-proof - Get ready for some rather frank and direct (but immediately applicable) advice!
23 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
#12 How To Stop Talking Yourself Out Of Your Career Change
How many times have you talked yourself out of a great career change or business idea? Maybe you really liked the idea initially, but then you started nit-picking and finding faults with it and hence discarded it...Oh and all of this likely happened inside of your head too...Before you even got real-life feedback and external input, right? ;). And this scenario just keeps repeating itself. So you might (still) be stuck in the work scenario you so badly want to leave behind...If you are a perfectionist, overthinker or control freak who is tired of nit-picking your dreams to pieces and instead want to discover a more concrete decision criteria - Don't miss this episode. You'll discover 5 concrete strategies for replacing an unrealistic perfectionist criteria with something much more empowering and reality-checked - The perfect way to empower and fast-track your career change going forward!
24 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
#11 What If My Business Idea Already Exists?
A lot of career changers and new entrepreneurs feel very discouraged if they discover that someone is ALREADY doing what they want to do. So they wonder if they should just forget about their idea, as it's already been done. They might wonder if they are even cut out to be an entrepreneur at all.I call this the "Somebody Is Already Doing It" Fallacy. Something you believe to be true , but which has no solid basis in reality. Let's face it - Most ideas have already been done (somehow). And many successful businesses are not started by Steve Jobs-types, nor are they based on truly unique or visionary ideas. As a matter of fact, it's a GOOD thing if someone is already doing "your thing" - Hit play to discover 5 reasons why - Including why it's your unique execution, rather than your current sprout of an idea, that matters most!
24 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
#10 Distractions And Uncertainty
How do you stay focused on your career change or business plans during times of uncertainty? How do you avoid getting distracted and end up stress/doomscrolling your life away? Hit play to discover the 5 "painkillers" you can use right away to take back control! Uncertainty and discomfort is always going to be part of the career transition process (pandemic or not) - So let's talk about how you can stay focused and keep going alongside uncertainty. How to be an active participant and creator of your dreams - Rather than defaulting to passive bystander status or news gobbling. Remember: It's still up to you to decide what's next - And what you create (or don't create) comes down to what YOU dedicate your time and attention to most consistently. Your brain has limited processing capacity - Think about that BEFORE you start scrolling.
27 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
#9 Am I Making The Right Career Change Decision?
How do you know if you are making the right career change decision? How can you know if you'll even like running your own business? What if it turns out to be even worse than the work you are doing now?! Worries like these often indicate you are treating your career change process like an intellectual exercise (i.e. your efforts have likely never gotten further than your own head). Let's change that.If you want to discover whether something is right for you - You need to get out of your head and start test-driving. Experimentation is the only way to discover if something is right for you. Over-researching and over-analysing is not!In this episode, Rikke will show you how to identify and test-drive individual elements of a career or business - So you can get concrete, real life feedback which will enable you to fall in love (or not) with your career change or business ideas. If you have a tendency to overthink everything - This is a must-listen episode!
27 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
#8 Am I Too Old To Change Careers?
Are you too old to change careers in your late 30s, 40s or 50s? Worried you've left it too late to start the right business? Feel conflicted because you've invested so many years in your current line of work - Even if you no longer enjoy it? There will always be scenarios and people for whom you'll be too old (at any age!) - Ageism still exists - However, let's make sure YOU are not part of that problem. What if instead you became part of a growing number of people who are normalising finding and creating your life's best work in your 40s and 50s+?! If you are looking for an empowering (and proven) approach for making a big change in your work life after 35 - This episode will show you how to get started and how to stop getting in your own way.
33 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
#7 What If I Don't Have Enough Experience?
What if you stopped thinking like an employee about what's (not) possible and started thinking like an entrepreneur instead? What if you didn't have to worry about gatekeepers or the CV/Résumé Police? Would you pick yourself instead of waiting to be chosen? Would you realise that you already have what it takes to at least get started with your transition? If you have been an employee for most of your working life, you've pretty much been indoctrinated (or at least trained) to think about power/permission/admission structures and career paths in a certain (very limiting) way. So when you decide you want a change or do your own thing, you might feel like you have nothing to offer or worry that nobody will hire or pick you. Let's change that! Approaching and thinking about your career transition like an entrepreneur (whether you want to become one or not!) will make you take full ownership of the process and expand your options. What if instead of worrying about whether you have enough "experience" to start your own company or move into another field you just starting doing it? By going straight to the people who "get" you and who actually want what you (already) have to offer? This episode is full of practical tips and real world examples that will make you feel much more in charge of your transition into doing your own thing - You have more options than you think!Note - Even if you don't want to start a company or do your own thing, I highly recommend listening - Let me show you how to stop giving all of your power away to gatekeepers and recruiters (phew!).
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