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Sept. 20, 2022

AWARENESS: How Increasing Self Awareness Will Help You Make Better Career Decisions (Steve's Story Part 1)

AWARENESS: How Increasing Self Awareness Will Help You Make Better Career Decisions (Steve's Story Part 1)

Chances are, like many others, you followed the standard path to success. You got decent grades in high school, went to college, graduated with a good degree, and then landed a solid job. But this so-called “path to success” isn’t all it's cracked up to be.

Perhaps you're looking to make a change, but you're not sure how you can leverage your interests to actually pay the bills. Maybe you've already changed jobs once or twice, but you still don’t feel fulfilled. If you know that you need to pivot, but you're not sure where to start, this is the episode for you!

If you've been following this podcast, you've likely heard snippets of your host, Steve Oehley’s story along the way.

This season, we’re dedicating a few episodes to sharing his career journey, which is full of relatable examples and actionable lessons that you can use to help you escape your nine-to-five and design the career that works for you!


  1. Why you shouldn't beat yourself up for the career choices you made when you were just a teenager 
  2. Why, while you are likely being called to do something else, even if it's not clear what that thing is, you'll initially hold off from making change because of the uncertainty
  3. How having a mentor will open up a world of possibilities that you never knew existed



Rather than looking for something new, have you ever considered something from your past? If you were given all the money in the world and you could not fail, what would you do?

The answers to these questions will give you some clue about what you should be doing. Here’s an exercise for you: In one column, write down all the things that you really enjoyed about your previous jobs. Be specific! These could also be the things that you were good at in school. In a second column, write down all the things you enjoyed doing in your childhood. Now, draw lines connecting corresponding things in both columns.

Once you’ve found the commonalities, write down three feasible things you could be doing as a job or business. Whichever one of these three things makes you feel the most excited, find a way to include it in your life!

Podcast genre: career change, career transition, work-life balance, great resignation.

Podcast also known as: escape the 9 to 5