Dan Ruley, Senior Program Manager
When Dan was unexpectedly fired from his Director of Sales position, he reevaluated his life and discovered a smaller role with another company better suited his life and priorities.
on this episode
When it comes to your career, what is your highest priority? Income, advancement, flexibility, happiness?
Dan Ruley had made it. He had worked hard to climb all the way to Director of Sales for a large corporation only to realize it wasn’t what he truly wanted out of his career.
“Ask yourself: If I have to wake up tomorrow morning and do this specific thing every day for the next 10 years… Is this something that I really want to keep doing?”
Dan was wearing too many hats and was no longer able to focus on the work he truly enjoyed: Sales. He felt stuck in a role that was lucrative but not satisfying… until he was blindsided and let go from his position.
“Figure out what you want out of life and out of your career and then do everything in your power to go forward in that direction.”
Bonus: What do you want to do when you grow up? Dan & Scott discuss how the career dreams of their 10-year-old selves connect to the careers they have and love today.
What you’ll learn
- How to prioritize what is most important to you in your career
- How Dan experienced true career happiness by stepping down from the executive level
- The importance of going back to your roots to find exactly what your career has been missing
- How to pivot after job loss and use it to your advantage
I was able to negotiate a higher salary, accepted the offer and I can not be happier! You truly helped make this process as painless as possible! I would (and will) recommend your services to anyone and everyone looking for a new job (or current job pay raise).
“Happen To Your Career forces you to ask questions that didn’t occur for you to ask. You are working with professionals who have not only been in your shoes but are really good at helping other people get out of this place. Intuitively they know more than you do about this process especially if it's your first go around. Why not tap into that insight? What made it clear to me from the beginning was the 8 day email program.” OR “I said this is how much money I have in the bank Scott. This is what I’ve got to work with I need to buy a car. We wrote a budget. Just doing the math you were like you have thirteen months. You are losing money staying where you are. That was all I needed. To budget myself and realize it was real.”
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