Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Want your dream career? Learn from your Heroes and Tune into My Radio Show

I've been working remotely these past few weeks from Southern California. Soaking up the sun and beautiful coastline views. I've been taking client appointments, writing my blog, even doing my radio show live from San Diego. It's fun to connect in person with my West Coast clients and visit with my sister (and otherwise Virtual Assistant) who lives here as well.

Besides getting a break from the cold weather of the Northeast, I've also been happily surprised by the admiration of my clients and friends at my working vacation. They are all so happy that I am "living the dream".

What's amazing is that not so many years ago, I too was saying the same to Deepak Chopra on my radio show. I remember being fascinated by a day in his life living and working in Maui. To be as inspired as he needs to be in his chosen career, it only made sense that his work location fit the task. Seeing one of my heroes go after and create what he wanted, only inspired me more to go after and get what I wanted.

--Look to your heroes. Write down of list of the 2 or 3 people you admire most and why. What qualities or accomplishments or lifestyles do your heroes have that you want?
--If they achieved, you can too. You can only admire qualities in others that you possess yourself. If your heroes achieved great things, that just means it's possible for you too.
--Learn from their mistakes too. Your heroes are only human and have had ups and downs just like everyone else. Invest some time in reading the turning points in your heroes' careers. You'll find that they've had setbacks too. Setbacks that they overcame and you can too.

I'd like to know who your heroes are. Who do you admire and why? What do you hope to achieve that your heroes have achieved? Living the dream is closer than you think.

For more inspiration and career advice, tune into my radio show, "Making a Living with Maggie", Wednesdays at 4pm EST/1pm PST on SIRIUS 112/XM 157. This week, I'm joined by self-made millionaire Christine Comaford who'll share tips form her New York Times best-selling book - Rules For Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career and Revel in Your Individuality. I'll also have a day in the life with a top hotel concierge from The New York Palace hotel. Click here for a free three-day trial of SIRIUS so you can tune in!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Career Success Starts with Goals (Tune in Wed 4pm EST)

It takes energy and focus to achieve your goals especially in an economic downturn.

Tune in to my radio show, Making a Living with Maggie, this Wednesday at 4pm EST/1pm PST on SIRIUS 112/XM 157 for uplifting career advice. I’ll be joined by Feng Shui expert Julie Anna Alvarez who will help us create vision boards. You’ll learn how to set goals for your career so that doors open more easily for you.

For a free trial of SIRIUS, click here.

You’ll also learn what a day in the life is like for Amy Abrams, co-founder of In Good Company Workplaces (IGC). IGC's creative approach to office space is not only innovative but is enabling other entrepreneurs to reach their goals as well. I should know, I'm a member!

Perhaps you have a career goal you’d like to achieve. Share it here and tune in. Maybe you’re not feeling like your goal is possible. Tune in and find out how to generate positive energy around your idea. I'll will help you create a new vision for your career.

Above all, remember...
It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot

Monday, February 09, 2009

Landed a job through online networking?

This week on my radio show, I'll be speaking with a man who has over 25,000 connections on networking site LinkedIn.com. In anticipation of the show, I wanted to hear from you in an informal survey:

1) Have you listed your professional profile on sites like LinkedIn.com?
2) Have you found a job using online networking?
3) Do you prefer online or in-person networking when it comes to landing a job?

Please comment on your answers to these questions and share your networking success stories.
Most jobs are still found through referral. If we can help each other network more effectively, we may very well thrive not just survive this recession!

For more information on how to work your network, visit http://www.maggiemistal.com/press.html for my advice quoted in The Boston Globe!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Tune in for my segment on CNN today (2/3) at 2:30pm est

If you're looking for a better career, tune into my segment on CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips today at 2:30pm est. I'll be talking about how to create your "plan B" (in case you lose your job) and more importantly your plan to get into your ideal career.

And for more inspiration and ideas, tune into my radio show, "Making a Living with Maggie" tomorrow (Wed) at 4pm eastern on SIRIUS 112/XM 157. I'll help you manage your career as a brand and stand out in today's competitive marketplace! For more information and a free trial of SIRIUS radio go to: http://www.maggiemistal.com/radio.htm

"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day." ~Author Unknown

What would you do with your career if you knew you couldn't fail? If you share it here you increase your likelihood of it happening! And I'll be happy to help with ideas on how to make your dream a reality.