Jun 20, 2019
Favorite quotes of the episode: “Mastering the art of living makes little distinction between her work and her play… One hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence in whatever she does, leaving others to decide whether she is working or playing. To her, she is always doing both.”
“This idea that we have to hustle and be at the brink of death to be worthy is the biggest challenge for busy professionals today.”
“Why do you have to kill yourself to be worthy or deserving of anything?”
“Working on your own terms is happiness to me.”
I kicked off 2019 with a promise to discuss big issues, big ideas and provide real-world actionable solutions that we can all implement in our daily lives as busy professionals.
In this episode, I talk with Michelle Gomez to discuss Effective Networking on Linked In and Overcoming Obstacles for Career Success.
Michelle Gomez, The Latina Career Coach, is an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of riding the waves of the corporate structure as a first-generation Latina-American. The first in her family to graduate from college, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and certification in Broadcast Journalism.
Throughout her career, Michelle has been an advocate for women in the workforce; leading the charge through speaking forums, business articles, and networking events.
Michelle has personally mentored and coached dozens of men and women toward achieving their academic and career goals. Through resume reviews, mock interviews, and focus on presentation, she has helped dozens of men and women prepare and position themselves as strong candidates for the career or role they desire.
Michelle has also advocated for a healthy work/life balance through her blog posts, providing insight on practical methods for creating balance and wellness in daily pursuits.
Welcome Michelle, Thanks so much for joining us today!
You have such a compelling and inspiring story about how you’ve overcome obstacles in your own life and I was hoping you’d share that story with our listeners today.
Own your Brillance—what does this mean, how do we do that?
How to optimize your Linked In Profile
How to use Linked In without spamming people
How to network on Linked In
19:12 5 Questions Segment
Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success? Morning prayer and meditation time and a cup of coffee and read a chapter of a book I’m reading.
Q2. What's your definition of Success? Parts of a quote attributed to James Michener and adapted for our audience, “Mastering the art of living makes little distinction between her work and her play… One hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence in whatever she does, leaving others to decide whether she is working or playing. To her, she is always doing both.”
Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? I equate happiness with freedom, the ability to work on my own terms.
Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? That public speaking is my jam.
Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today? This idea that we have to hustle and be at the brink of death to be worthy is the biggest challenge for busy professionals today. Why do you have to kill yourself to be worthy or deserving of anything?
Connect with Michelle on Instagram @mgsuccesscoach and check out the free resources or schedule your free career strategy session at www.michellemgomez.com
Free downloadable gift: Considering a job change? Get Michelle’s FREE guide on the “5 Signs It’s Time to Leave” by clicking here
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