I'm Matt Garrow-Fisher. And this is the Burn From Within Show. Each week, I interview inspiring people who have changed their career or life to light up inside. So if you want to get excited about your Mondays, work on meaningful projects, and have more time for the passions and people that matter to you, stay tuned.
How NLP and design thinking can really help in your career or life change - Global NLP Conference interview
In this episode, I was interviewed by the Global NLP Conference about how to make big life decisions you won’t regret. Angela Wells, co-founder of the conference, asks some great questions which allows me to share:
What key tools I personally use to make decisions to live a life true to myself and actually do it not just think itHow you can shift from analysis paralysis and being stuck in lifeOne killer NLP strategy to transform your motivation to take action How to take back control when your career or life problems seem impossible to solveHow to not sweat the small stuff and spend your time more wiselyThe commonalities between my guests on the Burn From Within podcast on how they made hugely successful life and career changing decisionsHow Covid has changed everything in people’s minds and why The Great Resignation is happening right nowResources:
Use my special discount code MATT10 when you register for the Global NLP Conference (and check out all the amazing speakers and sessions) hereFor those that want a free guide to making big decisions with no regrets, including audio clips sharing real strategies from people I interview as well as clips from Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos who use this framework, go to www.burnfromwithin.com/noregrets and I'll send you my audio guide free today!Connect directly with me directly on LinkedIn here - leave me a voice note to really get my attention (thanks Valerie Mekki for that tip!)Check out Tony Robbins' explanation of the NLP Dickens process here on YouTube - I've adapted this for career and life decisions. The foundational structure is truly powerful for motivation to take action!To book a free 20-min confidential call with Matt to discuss any career or life change challenges you are having, go to www.burnfromwithin.com/call
A career pivoting journey: transitioning from retail buyer to content writer - Valerie Mekki
On this week’s episode, we have Valerie Mekki who used to be a retail buyer and product developer for major fashion brands for over 18 years and now she is a content writer and loves it!
In this interview, Valerie fascinatingly shares her career pivots including becoming an entrepreneur, returning to a 9-5 and a lot more! We discuss:
The false security of job securityHow accreditations and side projects can really help in your career transitionsThe mindset to handle your ego being crushed when working more junior roles in a new careerHow to deal with tough times during your career transitionPractical ways to make money from your years or decades of previous career experienceA golden mindset trick to becoming prolific in sharing what you do on social mediaHow to restore balance during your transition so you don't burn out
Check out Valerie’s amazing blog about a career change for mid-life professionals at Oh Hello Work LifeConnect directly with Valerie on LinkedIn here - listen to the end of the episode to learn how to send a LinkedIn message that gets her attention!To find out more about prototyping your next career, listen to this episode of the show hereBook a free 20-min confidential call with Matt to discuss any career or life change challenges you are having hereCheck out more inspiring interviews with full transcripts to scan quickly for career and life change nuggets on the Burn From Within website here
How To Quit Finance and Investment Banking Careers - Claudio Antonini
On this week’s episode, we have Claudio Antonini who is a career change coach for finance and investment banking professionals.
We cover a lot in this interview, from:
What prompts finance and investment banking professionals to want to leave their career and what are the challenges in transitioning out of it?Typical routes out and common transferable skills they can useHow to prevent your next career being a bad decisionFinding more suitable roles within your existing bankHow to recognise you are burnt out and what to do about itThe impact of Covid-19 on career change in finance and bankingWhen is the ideal time to leave your banking job or career?The full show notes and videos of other interviews are available at Burnfromwithin.com/interviews, so listen all the way through, and enjoy!
Connect with Claudio Antonini here via his LinkedIn profile and his website is hereTo find out more about prototyping your next career, listen to this episode of the show hereTo hear about long-term career decisions and hear from Jeff Bezon about his regret minimisation framework and how other guests of the show have applied this, listen to my special episode, The Guide to Making Big Decisions, No Regrets hereTo book coaching with me, Matt Garrow-Fisher, check out the Burn From Within website here
Structure your thinking for the unexpected to live a life you love - Nishith Shah
On this week’s episode, I have Nishith Shah, founder of Thought Labs, co-founder of the Global NLP Conference India and someone I’ve worked with in training people how to become aware of their own mind’s source code and the structure of our human experience, taking people beyond their comfort zones at retreats in the Swiss Alps and the Indian Himalayas. This conversation is all about dealing with unexpected events in life, like the very present latest Covid strain in June 2021 and lockdowns in India where Nishith is based. And also his own career journey which didn’t go as he expected it would. There is a lot of principles around ways of thinking in this conversation about career change and life change and I hope you gain as much wisdom around how to think as I did from this.
Connect with Nishith Shah here via his LinkedIn profileCheck out Nishith’s training company Thought Labs here for more information about his amazing retreats in Goa, Switzerland, the Himalayas and more hereGlobal NLP Online Summit India - purchase recordings of this year’s insightful presentations, including from previous Burn From Within guests Jamie Smart and Vimala Seshadri and as well as register for next year’s eventJoin Matt and Nishith on Clubhouse with my upcoming discussion around how to make decisions without regrets hereBooks:
Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change by Robert E. Quinn – an amazing book on building a business or career by stepping into the unknown. In the process of stepping out of your comfort zone and following what lights you up in life, you bring out more of your true potential and become more congruent with your life as a result.To find out more about designing multiple 5-year life plans (called Odyssey Plans), check out the Designing Your Life book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans from Stanford University here and their on-demand video workshop course is here.
Make choices from a place without ego to completely reinvent yourself - Camilla Sacre-Dallerup
In this episode I speak with Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, a former Strictly Come Dancing champion who completed reinvented herself to a new career and lifestyle, moving from the UK to LA with her husband Kevin in the process to completely reinvent themselves. This is a fascinating conversation about recognising your ego in your career and life and having the discipline to keep it in check to really be who you truly are, not what is expected of you. We talk about the sacrifices needed during her career transition, accepting that you don’t need anything and the huge implications this had on taking risks to pursue what she really wanted in life.
Camilla’s website with all her meditations, courses, resources and ways to connect direct with her is right here.Camilla challenged me to do her 21 Day Meditation Experience and I’m currently doing it and absolutely loving it - here it is free for you too.Books:
I read Camilla’s book Reinvent Me, all about not just career change but identity reinvention. So practical and useful exercises inside - thoroughly recommend this. Camilla has two other books, It’s Not You, It’s Me - about self love to transform relationships and Dream Believe Succeed, filled with actions to actually achieve what you dream about.Her books are available on Amazon or Camilla’s website
Transition to an entrepreneur and growing a 7-figure business - James Saward-Anderson
This episode is about becoming an entrepreneur and actually the process and life in entrepreneurship. I speak with James Saward-Anderson, a co-founder of Social Tree Global with his business partner, Max Hannah. They started their business as a project in a bedroom back in 2016. And it's now grown to become one of the largest dedicated business-to-business, social media agencies, working with leading brands like UBS, IBM and Meltwater.
James and Max have also helped educate over 10,000 marketing and communication experts about the latest social media intelligence insights in finance and healthcare. Both of them ran to Rome together, and after that experience decided to start a business. They now have a team of 11 staff and a seven-figure turnover.
I ask questions around:
What made him decide to go into entrepreneurship? What made him choose the business that he was in and pivot to it?What makes a good business partner and the benefits of having oneValues that have helped his business grow and having a mission The struggles actually with balance when you're running a full-time business, i ask a lot of the questions that you might ask if you are looking to become an entrepreneur and make a career change yourselfWhat's the one thing that made James burn from within?
Social Tree Global - James' 7-figure social media agency he runs with his business partner Max and team of 11 staff in LondonJames Saward-Anderson's LinkedIn profile - connect with him here directly to ask questions about becoming an entrepreneur, social media and to work with or in his agency!
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