In this episode, we speak to Simona Spilak, a Leadership Coach and Career Growth Strategist. She is helping leaders to accelerate their careers by exploiting the power of their uniqueness.
Simona is the founder of SimonaSpilak.com, an online coaching community. Over the last 20 years, she has helped thousands of clients transition careers, become entrepreneurs, and scale their businesses rapidly.
On top of that, she runs her consulting agency for major corporations, is a lecturer at the International Business Economics Faculty, and is a regular speaker at regional conferences in Europe. Simona lives with a deep passion for helping others to enjoy the same entrepreneurial freedom that she has.
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Simona shared a downloadable bundle, including a video lesson & a workbook - “4 Techniques for Decision Making” with the listeners of the Mind Takeaway Podcast.
Link to the Decision Making free bundle: https://www.simonaspilak.link/simona-spilak-4-techniques-for-decision-making/
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02:16 When considering a career change passion is not everything, we need to look into four areas: what you love to do, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs.
05:30 How changes are a driver towards personal and professional growth.
07:30 The first step when thinking about your dream career is to start looking at your long term aspiration; the vision of who you would like to become, what would you like to be, who are people around you, etc.
10:30 Often, we are held back by a lack of awareness of our capabilities and limiting beliefs.
13:15 Taking small incremental steps and getting help is crucial to overcoming setbacks and achieving your professional dreams.
14:40 Having a coach or a mentor means someone who can help you open the doors you haven’t seen before.
17:03 Why you should not be afraid to start from scratch because there is value in having a clear mind when beginning to plan a new direction in life.
19:50 The possibilities grow when you are willing to be vulnerable and take steps, even when you can’t predict the future.
24:00 How to deal with failure, disappointment, Covid and losing a job?
34:00 We all have our path, and we need to be working on that uniqueness instead of comparing ourselves to others.
40:58 Simona shares a personal story; one of the reasons why she left the environment she was working in and why she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey.
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