#138: Celebrating Little Victories
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
1w ago
Celebrating Little VictoriesWhen you're solely focused on achieving a specific goal, it can be easy to feel like anything less than what you aimed for is not worth celebrating. Maybe you scored a B on a test but you wanted an A. Maybe you were hoping for a 5% raise but were given a 4% raise. While it's good to set impressive goals, we do ourselves a disservice when we fail to recognize our achievements - even if they're different than what we had hoped for. In today's episode, Craig shares his amazing accomplishment of being chosen as a speaker at Podfest Expo 2023! At first, it wasn't what he ..read more
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#137: Making The Most of Your Day
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
2w ago
Making The Most of Your DayThere are only 24 hours in a day. How can we make sure we're being efficient? By doing our best and feeling our best. Easier said than done, but don't worry, that's where today's episode comes in. Let's explore some simple solutions to everyday struggles, like achieving a good night's rest and fueling our bodies well. These easily implementable steps can help you start your day off right, giving you the most energy and mental wellness to tackle the day ahead. Tune into today's episode and start getting the most out of life! Chapters [02:15] The quality of your sleep ..read more
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#136: Getting Back To Work
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
3w ago
Getting Back To WorkIt may be difficult to get back into our regular routines after a long break period, such as a vacation, a career break, or most recently, the holiday season. Coming back to work can be overwhelming, with impending deadlines, meetings, projects, and more. How can we find our balance amidst the chaos and pick up right where we left off? In today's episode, Craig shares some simple tips to help you remain efficient and organized, so that the next time you take a break, you can truly step away from your work, knowing you'll be ready to perform with excellence when you return ..read more
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#134: A Time For Giving
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
1M ago
A Time For GivingMaybe you don't consider yourself a professional coach or mentor, but you still have valuable skills you can teach others! In today's episode, we talk about how you - yes, YOU - can be a leader and help to coach your friends, colleagues, and coworkers. We are all unique. We all have traits, experiences, or knowledge that make us special. This giving season, let's reflect on the ways you can give back to your community. Using acts of service, we can impact others far more than any wrapped Christmas gift! Chapters[01:55] "What" you do and "how" you do it says a lot about your c ..read more
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#133: Paying Attention to Detail
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
1M ago
Paying Attention to DetailAre you aware of your surroundings? Do you notice the body language of others? Those are just some of the many ways you can pay attention to detail. In your personal and professional life, paying attention to detail can give you an advantage - in conversations, presentations, and a variety of situations. In today's episode, we'll talk about how noticing the details can help you stand out from the crowd. With just a little extra effort and a few noticed details, you can strengthen your communication skills and boost your potential for success! Tune in now! Chapters[01 ..read more
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#132: High Performers Can't Be Perfect
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
1M ago
High Performers Can't Be PerfectTry as you might, being a perfectionist is likely out of reach. As a high performer, you may know tips and techniques that put you ahead of the competition. However, if we think we're perfect we can be setting ourselves up for failure. Tune in to find out what real-world events inspired today's show. And how you can perform a self-check on your growth and progress. Also, learn how to avoid believing you're perfect and what traps you'll sidestep by doing so. Chapters[00:54] Career Growth Made Easy was shared at several central Florida high schools. [01:46] Com ..read more
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#131: Own the Issue, Not the Excuse
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
2M ago
Own the Issue, Not the ExcuseDo you find yourself making excuses to cover for your mistakes? Rather than take ownership and move on, your confidence takes a hit. It shows in the way you react to issues at work. Don't worry, you're not alone. Today's episode will help you address where that insecurity comes from, how to prevent it, and what to do when it arises. Communication is key, especially when it comes to project recovery and risk management. When things go wrong, be someone your coworkers can rely on and someone that your boss can trust. Stop with the excuses, start taking ownership, an ..read more
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#130: Repurposing Your Skills
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
2M ago
Repurposing Your SkillsToday's episode shows us a way to help others, as well as ourselves. Repurposing your skills can give you the opportunity to share your Time, Talent, and Treasure with those who need it - sometimes in ways you didn't even think of before! However, we'll also take a look at how your skills can work for you, so you can be sure you're reaching your fullest potential! Think about the value you bring to the table. Whether at work or at home, you possess unique skills that you probably use in all areas of your life. Analyzing our skillset can help us think of how to make the ..read more
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#129: How to Choose: Bonuses vs. Pay Raises
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
2M ago
How to Choose: Bonuses vs. Pay RaisesBefore you go into an interview, it's important to know your worth. If anxiety, uncertainty, or complacency took over, it's possible you may have accepted your current position at a less-than-desirable rate. The question is, how do you move forward? How do you bring up the uncomfortable topic of pay? With today's episode, you'll be armed for that all-important conversation with your boss to ensure you're getting the compensation you deserve. But what's the smarter money move? A pay raise or a bonus? Does it depend on the circumstance, the position, or how l ..read more
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#128: When and How to Approach Your Boss
Career Growth Made Easy
by Craig Ancel
2M ago
When and How to Approach Your BossMost of us report to someone in leadership. But, when is the right time to approach them? How should you approach them so that you get your questions answered or the information you need? Today's episode walks you through some real-world examples, including Craig's "Lessons Learned." Why not tune it to find out what mistakes have already been made and how to overcome them? In less than 20 minutes you can learn to position yourself in a stronger way when speaking to your manager. There are environmental context clues all around - you just need to pick up on t ..read more
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