How I Got Here: What we'll do differently in our careers
Our latest episode is a bit of an experiment. Instead of featuring a guest's story, we take some time to reflect on what we’ve learned since launching How I Got Here. This episode will get you thinking about your own professional journey and how you can make some changes for the better. Listen here!
Whether you’re new around here or missed some of our favorite episodes, here are some of the top ones we talked about during our recap episode:
Kat Cole: "Say yes before you're ready" and the "Purpose Portfolio" are two powerful concepts that both Lara and Eric have started to use when making career decisions.
Stephen Cook: "Real air, fake air" reminds us to continue finding work that creates real value. It can be easy to get dragged down with work or in a role that feels like work, but ultimately isn’t that valuable.
Alison Corcoran: We’re forced to pick a major before we graduate college, but we had never considered picking a major for our careers. "Picking a major" was such important advice that these two generalists needed to hear.
Andrew Noh: It’s important to achieve the self-knowledge to pursue a role that is the best fit for uniquely you. The CEO role isn’t something everyone should aspire towards. It's just as rewarding and valuable to be the "the guy behind the guy".
Paul Sagan: Expertise in one industry doesn’t preclude you from excellence in another. Paul’s pivot from journalism and media into the tech world inspired us to not limit our career paths so narrowly.
Austin Martin: Cold outreach and tangential connections can create big changes in our careers.
Chris Bell: "What will I tell my grandkids?" A phrase that continues to help us consider the long run when we make seemingly short-term career decisions.
Miro Kazakoff’s reminder to never let a good crisis go to waste.
April Htut was in the middle of pursuing her MBA when the pandemic hit. She and her family didn’t let this crisis go to waste: they launched a simple Shopify-powered website that offered Burmese food products to the 200K+ Burmese people who live in the US and could no longer travel home.
“Nine months later, we’ve now heard the term “unprecedented times” thrown around in a million different ways to describe the uncertainty I was feeling, that we all are feeling. But the unprecedented times actually delivered an unprecedented opportunity for me to realize the reason I wanted to pursue my MBA.”
Read April’s full story here.