Welcome to the Have the Career You Want podcast where it's all about helping you turn the career you have into the career you've always wanted. My mission is that everyone has a job they love. That's why this podcast is all about helping you confidently decide what you want in your career, perform at your best and enjoy every minute of it. This podcast *isn't* about helping you find a career you love. It's about helping you learn to love and thrive in whatever career you choose! I'll show you how.
EASILY GIVING FEEDBACK THAT DRIVES RESULTS: Three thoughts will change everything for you
There are two parts to giving feedback that drives results. There’s the ‘how you do it’. But more importantly, there’s the ‘why’ you do it.
I love to give feedback, said nobody, ever.
Well - that’s not entirely true, but still...the vast majority of people struggle with it or do it ineffectively.
And the main reason for that is because they’re worried how people will react to the feedback. They’re uncomfortable dealing with the after effects of the feedback.
What if you could naturally give super-effective feedback without worrying what other people thought?
What impact would that have on you and your team? Imagine the worrying and pent-up frustrations you wouldn’t have to deal with anymore.
I’m going to say right up front that I suuuucked at giving feedback for a very long time. I made all the mistakes, which is why I intimately understand the challenges.
There are two parts to giving feedback that drives results. There’s the ‘how to do it’. But more importantly there’s the WHY you’re doing it.
We get a lot of training on the how and not-so-much on the why… and why is that?
It’s probably because we think the WHY is always the same. We want people to perform better and get better results … but is that the real reason?
Check out this week's podcast episode “EASILY GIVING FEEDBACK THAT DRIVES RESULTS: 3 Thoughts That Will Change Everything For You”
I’ll share the whys behind messy and effective feedback so that you can make your hows way easier to deliver.
Be the leader who loves giving feedback so much, you actually prioritize as one of the key drivers of your team’s success.
What would change in your results if that were the case? I’m excited to find out.
How to Use Self-Care As Your #1 Success Strategy
This is the best form of self-care for higher productivity.
You’re exhausted and burnt out. There’s never enough time in the day to get it all done, never mind making time to take care of you.
Now, I’ll tell you something that you already know; “You have to take care of yourself if you want to succeed”.
But what does that really mean? A statement like that tends to go in one ear and out the other.
Well, I’ll tell you what it doesn’t mean… it doesn’t mean a spa day, Netflix or a vacation. It doesn’t even mean time off or buying yourself something nice.
Those are all passive forms of self care that only have temporary benefits.
What I want to share is a more active form of self-care that helps you make better decisions, save time, achieve more, have less stress and stay focused on a consistent basis...day in and day out - no vacation required.
Sound good? Of course it does. The real question isn’t “do you want the benefits of active self-care?”. The real question is “why don’t you practice active self-care?”
So in this episode I’m going to define active self care, the benefits of it and why we avoid doing it. And, I’ll share my own recent experience of what happened when I stopped practicing active self care and why you should make it your #1 success strategy moving forward.
If you want to stop feeling burnt out and start feeling supported, then this is the episode for you.
3 Game-Changing Skills You Need On Your 2022 Development Plan At Any Level
These are three skills that should be on everyone’s development plan, regardless of level
It’s career planning time… and I wonder, did you make as much traction as you were hoping to make?
Sometimes these processes can feel a bit like Groundhog Day.
So this year, I want to offer you three skills that everyone needs to have on their development plan.
These are three skills that every one of my clients struggle with in some way whether they’re in the C-Suite or at a mid-management level.
Yes, their situations are different, but the challenges are always the same.
I’ve seen a lot of development plans in my life, and I’ve never seen these skills on anyone’s plan. I think it’s because many people don’t consider these skills.
But simply focusing on these three skills will likely make everything else on your development plan significantly easier.
These are three skills any successful leader needs.
In this episode, I’m going to share these three game-changers, what they mean, how they show up in your day-to-day, and what you can do to address them so that you can achieve your goals faster and be the leader you want to be more often.
How to Stop Worrying What People Think About You
I’m talking about the thing that we do that creates the most stress in our lives… worrying.
When you think rationally about the value of worrying about what other people think, you know it doesn’t solve anything and it’s a massive waste of time. Not only that, but it’s probably totally unnecessary.
Yet, we get caught up in worry because knowing something and living something are two different things, right?
Well in this podcast episode, I want to help you live that ‘worry-free’ life. I’m going to give you three really good reasons to stop worrying that you probably haven’t heard before, PLUS, I’m going to give you the top questions I ask myself when I want to stop worrying.
THIS WAY OUT: 3 Steps To Not Feeling Trapped In Your Job Anymore
Feeling trapped in your job sucks. If you’re ready to get out of that box, then this is the episode for you.
Feeling trapped is the worst. You end up dragging your ass to work every day, stuck in a ‘have-to’ mindset and wishing you could be doing anything else. The reason you feel trapped is because you tell yourself you have no choice. You have to do this.
I get it. Been there. Done that.
So what if I asked you how you want to feel instead? Let me offer you a few ideas to get you started. How about a sense of FREEDOM or INSPIRATION or EXCITEMENT? How would that change your life? What would you be willing to do to have a little of that right now?
In this episode what I’m offering is a way out of feeling trapped in your job. I’m going to give you three go-to action steps you can take right now to start feeling inspired and excited about going to work, and never feeling trapped in your job again.
Think of them as keys to unlocking the door so you never have to feel trapped again.
I want to offer you immediate relief from your situation so you can be the superstar you know you can be and have the success you deserve!
How to Marie Kondo Your Brain and Stay Focused On Your Goals
It’s not impossible to function in a disorganized environment, but you function way more efficiently when you’ve done away with all the clutter.
That’s why Marie Kondo and the entire ‘organizational industry’ are so huge. It’s proven that a decluttered life equals a decluttered mind.
But there’s one VERY IMPORTANT area that most people don’t spend enough time decluttering.
I’m going to give you a step-by-step daily process you can do to get all the messy, success-blocking thoughts out of your head so you can be less overwhelmed and focus on functioning at your best.
You just need to get clear and Mel can help you. Practical, real-world advice delivered with experience and without judgement. Highly relatable. Can’t recommend this podcast enough *****
Refreshing take on loving our work
I’m really enjoying this podcast. It’s opening my eyes and making me think differently about my career and fulfillment within it.
Highly recommend this podcast to anyone who’s struggling with their level of career satisfaction.
‘Have the Career You Want’ with Mel Savage is awesome!
This is a fabulous podcast for anyone who is questioning their career choice. I have first hand experience having Mel as my coach. She is a great listener, and offers practical strategies for moving forward. Mel will never tell you what to do but she will reflect your own thoughts back to you in such a way that they reveal new opportunities to you. She is a highly-skilled coach. I highly recommend Mel’s new podcast!