Entrepreneur Michael Gardon is on a mission to help people BREAK work and get intentional about their career journey. In 2018 work wasn't working for Mike, so he decided to BREAK work and design a better work-life. Now, he helps people do the same. Hear from corporate careerists who have found fulfillment in new industries. Hear from entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who invest in themselves in pursuit of a more fulfilled, more sane life. Hear from side hustlers who are building more resilient work lives. Hear what their break moment was, hear how they overcame resistance and their actionable advice for doing the same. You'll also hear a short strategy or story each week from Mike's own experience reinventing his career 6 different times! There's never been a better time to take control.
10 Lessons From A Legend Who Broke The Mold
#502: Last week the world lost a legend. Charlie Munger passed away at the age of 99. Charlie was (and still is) deeply influential on me. If you’ve taken my course, Advantage Mapping Foundations, you’ve seen and heard from Charlie.
I’ve learned more about life and reality from studying this man than I did in all of my schooling, easily.
In honor of his passing, here are 10 key lessons from a life well lived.
The Text Message That Saved A Life: Justin Brey's Incredible Story
#501: Our conversation today revolves around life-changing moments and the remarkable power of personal transformation. Get ready to be inspired as we introduce our guest, Justin Brey, who has a remarkable story to share.
On December 19th, 2020, Justin faced a life-altering decision. He had driven out to the mountains with a suicide note, ready to end it all. But at that pivotal moment, a text message from his brother-in-law changed the course of his life forever. We'll delve into the details of that message and how it had a profound impact on Justin's perspective.
Justin's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. It's not just about hitting rock bottom; it's about finding the courage to climb back up. We'll take a deep dive into his journey, discussing the struggles he faced, the battle with addiction, and the arduous path to healing. This conversation may get intense at times, but it's filled with hidden gems and valuable lessons that can inspire all of us.
Before we embark on this compelling dialogue, I encourage you to connect with Justin Brey on various social media platforms. Follow his journey and gain insights from his experiences – it's time well spent.
Now, let's journey into the world of personal transformation, resilience, and the profound impact of discovering one's purpose in life. Join me in this eye-opening conversation with Justin Brey on The Break podcast.
Danny Miranda On Living Your True Purpose
#500: Today's conversation is all about belief and purpose, two essential elements on our life's journey. But first, let me share why this topic is so important. When I first reached out to today's guest, I realized how much his journey resonated with my own experiences.
Many people, like me, sometimes struggle with finding our true purpose and building belief in ourselves. The journey can be a winding road, filled with ups and downs. In today's conversation, we'll explore how to build that belief, even if it doesn't come naturally.
I'll also reflect on my own upbringing, the challenges I faced, and how I began to discover my purpose. It's a journey that many of us can relate to, filled with twists and turns that ultimately shape who we become.
But before we dive in, I encourage you to connect with our guest, Danny Miranda, on LinkedIn and Instagram. His social media profiles are packed with inspiration and valuable insights. You can follow him to learn more about his incredible journey and stay updated on his thoughts and experiences.
So, without further ado, let's delve into the world of belief and purpose, and see where this conversation takes us on The Break podcast.
8 Keys to an UnBREAKable Career
#499: I heard this from a former colleague yesterday. Let me know if this sounds familiar:
"After the events of last fall, I've adopted an "always on" career search mindset. I'm doing a lot of shameless self-promotion to attract people to my brand, in case my current gig goes to crap like the last one did. Not going to get caught with my pants down again."
This feeling is what I'm on a mission to banish.
I believe the way we can "always be ready" is to learn the principles of adaptability and resilience, and then apply those in our lives.
As someone who has changed careers 6 times, I know how to stay on my toes, and I have a lot to teach on this topic which I'll share in this epsiode.
Thriving As A Freelancer With Tim Noetzel, Founder Of Freelance GPS
#498: We're about to dive into the remarkable journey of a man who's no stranger to carving his own unique path in the world of technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
But before we get started, I'd like to extend a warm 'thank you' to all our listeners for tuning in. Your support and enthusiasm mean the world to us, and it's what keeps 'The Break' going strong.
Now, let's talk about our guest today. His name is Tim Noetzel, and he's not your average entrepreneur. Tim's story is a testament to the power of following your passions, embracing creativity, and never shying away from change and self-discovery.
In our conversation today, we'll take a deep dive into Tim's fascinating journey. From his humble beginnings scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins to founding and eventually selling a marketing company in the beer industry, Tim's story is one of resilience, determination, and a relentless pursuit of his passions.
We'll explore his early influences, including struggles with reading and writing that ultimately led him to discover his love for both coding and literature. It's a story of how seemingly unrelated interests can converge to shape a one-of-a-kind career.
But that's not all. Tim's journey also highlights the importance of taking a portfolio approach to your career. Whether it's exploring various industries in consulting or taking the plunge into entrepreneurship, Tim's willingness to adapt, learn, and grow has been instrumental in his success.
So, without further ado, let's jump into this engaging discussion with Tim Noetzel. Get ready to be inspired and gain valuable insights into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and much more. Stay with us as we embark on another exciting episode of The Break Podcast.
The 5 Pillars of Work Life Transformation
#497: Every single day I hear from people trapped in their current version of work-life. They WANT to make a change, but their overwhelmed by the complexity of the problem and don’t know where to start “figuring it out.”
So here are the 5 layers of making a work-life transformation, that nobody explains. #1 is where 90% of people need to start.
Such a refreshing podcast!
This podcast provides so many different views on what people do and how they got there. Love listening in!
Inspiring and Unique POV!
This podcast is not your average podcasts. I love the unique perspective this show offers on topics around work and the things we do to earn an income. The stories are very inspiring. I loved Kelli's & Michael's reminder that sometimes we take a step back to take a big leap forward.
Loving the new format - stories are amazing!
I’m loving how this pod is diving into how normal people make big career change. I’ve struggled with confidence, and hearing how others have mustered up the courage to do something different is super helpful.