We Believe You Can: Navigate Your Career Path To Be Happy with Marverine Cole
We have ups and downs in life, and our careers are part of life and this amazing learning curve that we seem to go on. We either sit back and wait for something amazing to fall out of the sky or take action to make something happen during our lives.
In summary: Multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster Marverine Cole and I wanted to inspire the listeners to navigate their career path to be happy. So despite this being recorded in 2020, it contains massive value.
In this interview, we discuss emotional wellness strategies, personal development and the importance of a career pivot for growth.
I also tell the story of when my motorcycle received a parking ticket when I was in the Job Centre signing on for unemployment benefit, which put life into perspective.
Marverine also talks about her career pivot into journalism and the importance of relentless studying to progress. She says that if you want a different type of job, then you need to be doing something different in your spare time and working towards your goals.
Navigating your career path is not easy at times, and we have to work hard at it; in life, there are ups and downs, but you need to know how to be happy for happiness is the key to a fulfilling career.
A career pivot transition is such a great time in your life!
A career pivot transition is an amazing time in your life – where we can reinvent ourselves and shape the direction of our future.
– Navigating a career path has many challenges and rewards; it isn’t always easy, but some strategies will help you navigate these times successfully.
“I never learned anything from a teacher. I only learned from the school of hard knocks.”Harry Truman
This quote is one of my favourites, and it’s so true for many people, people without the support of a coach. The school of hard knocks is a learning experience where we learn through personal experiences; sometimes, we may not have wanted to learn. However, we can use our life experiences to become more resilient and know what to do when faced with new challenges in life.
There are many ways to embrace joy in learning. One way is to take advantage of opportunities to take personal development courses or read books to inspire growth and personal success.
– Life is a series of ups and downs, and career paths can be perceived as highs and deep learnings
Know that you have a purpose, the reason you are here is to make things happen, and if you are happy, others will be too. Happiness and success go hand in hand.
Navigate Your Career Path To Be Happy: You Can Do It!
The best advice I could give someone navigating their career paths is to reset your mindset from focusing on what’s wrong in life to what’s right about it and start to embrace learning new skills and enjoy the journey of learning. Take note and learn from your past experiences.
Breaking through life’s challenges is not easy at times; we hope that the inaugural episode with Marverine Cole on the Positive Personal Power Podcast provides you with the hope, aspiration and encouragement that you need to break free from fear, shame, lack of confidence or any other impediment, to find your success.
Accept that you will have challenges in life, be a warrior, and fight for what you want; never give up! It is okay not to know everything; we all started somewhere. Navigate your career path with passion and conviction.
- Continual learning is crucial! : read these blogs here:
- Checkout: How To Make A Career Change At 40
- Checkout: Career Change After 50
- Checkout: LinkedIn Branding Tips For Career Success
- Checkout: https://www.mastermindset.co.uk/continuous-learning-as-a-professional/
My advice is to spend time with like-minded and successful people because they will connect you with opportunities you would not otherwise think about.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”― Jim Rohn
We talk in detail about the importance of navigating Your Career Path to Be Happy and how we both have done this. The feedback from this episode has been incredible!
Marverine Cole is an Award-Winning Journalist, Broadcaster and Academic, and she is on the Core Team for The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity. She has had a rewarding career in Television, Radio and Digital Journalism spanning over 20 years. I enjoyed meeting her at the Great British Beer Festival when I was in the Branding and Marketing world as the business I worked for were experts in drinks branding…
To conclude: If you are reading this and not knowing where the next meal will come from or how you will pay the rent, have faith and take action, you can do it!
Navigating a career path has many challenges and rewards; it isn’t always easy, but some strategies will help you navigate these times successfully. Learning experiences where we learn through personal experiences are sometimes lessons that we may not have wanted to learn. We can use our life experiences to become more resilient and know what to do when faced with new challenges in life.
The first step is embracing joy in learning by taking advantage of personal development courses or reading books to inspire growth and personal success. For example, you can spend time with like-minded and successful people because they will connect you with opportunities that you would not otherwise think to try. It’s also a good idea to set goals so you can focus your energy on the things you want. It would help if you were asking yourself whether you’re making progress or simply waiting for something to happen. If being happy doesn’t bring about success, then I don’t know what does.
The second step is to change your mindset to half glass full, not half glass empty; try to be grateful for what you have and the people around you who care.
I found self-confidence through a difficult period by setting new goals with the support of three mentors /coaches, who helped me learn life skills such as developing my strengths and managing my weaknesses.
Believe me, if I can change careers, so can you!