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It is never too late to start over. No matter how much time or money you’ve spent chasing degrees and jobs to get to your current position, if ultimately you’re unhappy, then it is time to quit. Each week, Goli Kalkhoran, a fellow quitter, will interview inspiring guests who have quit lucrative careers to forge their own path and create a life they love. Get insight, inspiration, tools, and resources to help you quit what you hate and figure out what it is that you love.
 
The right job is the foundation of a fulfilling life. At the Purpose Promise, we are the sworn enemy of the rat race, which has caused epic levels of disengagement in the United States and around the world. The Purpose Promise Podcast will lead you to a deeper understanding of how to find meaningful work. In each episode, career expert and author John McCarthy explores common success myths and practical ways that you can uniquely define what purpose means to you! For more information, visit ...
 
“STEM Professionals Chat” is a unique interview series by the iSTEMCare. We are engaging in thoughtful conversations with both early-career and established STEM professionals across the globe who have made rather unconventional career choices. “STEM professionals chat” as a platform intends to highlight their career journeys as a means to draw attention, spread awareness, and increase the acceptance towards STEM career options beyond just academia and industry. In these uncertain times when ...
 
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Too often, we're stuck in automatic thinking. Our brain just adopts the beliefs and thoughts it was fed from society. It becomes unconscious. Just a repetitive loop of thoughts in the background of our head. But if we're going to create the lives that we truly want to live we have to learn how to think on purpose. Whenever I teach thought work, I o…
 
Is your approach to dreaming about the future wise? In this episode, career expert and The Purpose Promise founder John McCarthy outlines the common traps of “comparisonitis” and “FOMO” that can cause career-seekers to go off track. He’s then joined by Jake Thomas who faced a career crossroads and discovered, by going through The Purpose Promise pr…
 
This week I want to talk to you about boundaries. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on the free monthly coaching calls, people saying do I just tolerate bad behavior and manage my mind around it? And I think it’s really important that we get clear on what boundaries are and what boundaries are not, where to set them and what will likely happen a…
 
This week I want to talk to you about your money mindset. I actually did an episode on this before but I realized I had a lot more to say so I needed to do another episode. In our society, we’ve been made to think that wanting a lot of money is bad and rich people are bad or evil. I thought this too, until I worked on those thoughts, and now I feel…
 
This week I want to talk to you about the law of polarity, also called the law of duality. It’s the idea that the only way you can experience something is because you have experienced the opposite of it. And if you’ve been around for awhile, you know I always talk about life being 50/50 - you can only experience the good, if you’ve experienced the …
 
What type of assets are you concerned about accumulating for your ideal future? In this episode, career expert and The Purpose Promise founder John McCarthy describes a more comprehensive way to view the assets you acquire throughout your career. He’s joined by John Jordan, who after a long career, chose not to retire, but instead to “re-fire” to p…
 
This week's episode is a replay of Episode 50: How Blogging Helped Leslie Samuel Get And Then Quit His Dream Career. It’s hard not to smile while listening to today’s guest talk about his journey and you’ll see why. Leslie’s story is something we can all learn so much from. Through determination and a genuine love of teaching biology, he managed to…
 
This week I want to talk to you about the compare and despair cycle so many of us find ourselves in, myself included. We scroll through Instagram, envious of what we see others post, forgetting that social media is a highlight reel. However, comparison and jealousy aren't always bad. If you learn to harness it correctly, it can lead you to the life…
 
On this week’s episode, I talk with Deepa Purushothaman, a former partner at Deloitte turned author and speaker. In her book released earlier this month, Deepa draws on conversations she had with hundreds of women of color about their experiences in the workplace. I think her work is so important and is just the beginning of the change we can creat…
 
This week on the podcast, I’m answering your questions! As you may know, I have a button on my website that lets you leave me a voice message--any burning question you have, any topic I haven’t yet covered-- you can record it right there and I'll answer it on the podcast. Today's episode is our first listener Q&A! I’m taking a few of the questions …
 
This week I want to talk to you about my six month group coaching program, Pave Your Path. I’ll tell you all about the program - who it’s best for, who it’s not best for, all the things. I’ll also answer some of the commonly asked questions I get during each launch. Doors are currently open now through Friday, March 18th. Join me, I’d love to have …
 
Is the desire to be in your comfort zone negating your impact? In this episode, we unpack Trishia Ralston’s winding journey from Hurricane Katrina, to missions in Africa, to motherhood, to photography. Trishia describes how those stirrings – some voluntary and some involuntary – took her out of her comfort zone and allowed her to understand that ou…
 
This week on the podcast, I have my former student, Cynthia. Before joining the program, Cynthia had been working at the same company for five years, was over-worked and stressed all the time. She worked nights and weekends and was missing out on time with her family. Right before the program began, Cynthia’s mother suddenly passed away and she was…
 
This week on the podcast, I have my former student, Lisa McFadden. From a young age, Lisa knew she wanted to be a writer but let other people talk her into a more stable career path. Burnt out and at her wits’ end, she was absolutely miserable when she signed up for my 6 month program. During the program, Lisa had a major a-ha moment that changed h…
 
The root cause of all of your problems is a lack of self-validation. Let me explain… This isn’t some self-love, woo-woo kind of thing. I want you to think about every one of your maladaptive behaviors: People-pleasing - needing other people to be happy with you so that you can feel good about yourself Perfectionism- needing everything to be perfect…
 
What motivates you in this season of your career? In Season 2 of this Podcast, career expert and The Purpose Promise founder, John McCarthy digs deeper into the success myths through in-depth conversations with people in The Purpose Promise movement. In this episode, certified Purpose Guide Laura Jackson joins John to discuss the importance of iden…
 
This week I want to talk to you about finding your purpose. Most of us have this notion that there is one purpose to our lives and we should be deeply fulfilled and if we’re not, then something is wrong. So we go out and try to find our purpose, but how do you even know if you’ve found it? This week, I explain the problem in finding your purpose an…
 
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