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.
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!
The science to find your flow in your work day - Sarah Gregg
On episode 37 of the show, I have Sarah Gregg, a psychologist, coach and author of two highly-practical books - Find Your Flow and her upcoming book Choose Happy which is being released next month. We talk about the science behind gratitude, what rules and routines can create flow in your work day and how you can actually make decisions to be happier.
Connect directly with Sarah Gregg on Instagram and follow her useful daily tips here @thepowertoreinventSarah's website detailing all her work, coaching and workshops on flow and happiness hereFind Your Flow book - an awesome highly-practical book to burn from within more each day by entering your flow state.Choose Happy - Sarah's upcoming book here.
From NHS Psychology to Travel Blogger And Hypnotherapist - Alice Nettleingham
On this week’s episode, I have Alice Nettleingham, who has gone through a number of career changes and each time has really enjoyed every career she has been in.
Like me, she loves variety and adventure and we met each other in Bansko, Bulgaria.
After graduating in psychology, Alice worked as a psychological well-being practitioner for the NHS. Fast forward a few years and she had spent 5 years as an English teacher in Asia and forward some more and Alice is running a hugely popular female solo travel blogging business and now has become a certified hypnotherapist helping other content creators get rid of unconscious patterns of self doubt and procrastination that stops them being successful in their business.
In this episode, we discuss:
How Alice made the decision to change her career each timeHer approach to transition - jumping in with both feet and how this can really be effective for some peopleHow stories from others can change our beliefs and give us instant inspiration to change careersHow we can reprogram our minds by changing our self-narratives through hypnosisHow does hypnosis work exactly and how can it improve your clarity and productivityWhat’s the one thing that’s made Alice burn from within?Resources:
Teacake Travels - Alice's awesome and highly popular solo female travel blog!
Connect with Alice on IG here - feel free to ask her any questions in DM - @speaktoalice
Book a taster hypnosis session here - trust me, you have to experience this!
Managing Careers At Facebook and Starting A Business During A Pandemic - AJ Mizes
On this week’s episode, I have AJ Mizes, who left his job at Facebook in San Francisco as a Global People & HR Leader to start his company The Human Reach in the middle of the pandemic (talk about taking risks).
AJ is a Career & Leadership Coach & HR Consultant and reached out to me as he loved some of the episodes on the Burn From Within show and he shared so many practical tips from real experience in his own career (the good stuff he gives to his own clients), I had to share them with you all.
In this episode, we discuss:
How to land jobs that on paper you are not fully qualified or have the experience for3 solid tips to prepare for your interview to get hiredTop ideas to consider for a career changeHow to improve fulfillment in your current job before having to quitImproving your chances of promotion dramatically by deciding on one of three buckets for your career growthHow can people at smaller organisations get their managers to take their career progression more seriously rather than just keeping their head down and getting tasks done?How can you work more effectively when remote working and make it actually work?How can you communicate with your employer to create more balance when you feel you need more time for your family or other things in your life?What’s the one thing that’s made AJ Mizes burn from within?
Register for AJ Mizes' awesome free weekly web class hereConnect with AJ via his company at The Human Reach here and his LinkedIn profile hereCheck out the Burn From Within episode I discussed at the end called The Guide To Making Big Decision With No Regrets if you want to learn about taking regrets with no regrets here
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