The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

You've Got the Dream Job. Now What?

January 26, 2021 John Neral Season 1 Episode 7
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
You've Got the Dream Job. Now What?
Chapters
2:45
Lessons learned from Ken Jennings as guest host of Jeopardy!
9:08
The time I met Ken Jennings and played against him
12:43
You’ve already got the job. Now what?
14:07
How to prepare for your promotion
15:19
How will you SHOW UP for that new job before you have it?
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
You've Got the Dream Job. Now What?
Jan 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 7
John Neral

You want a new job or promotion, and you’re putting in a lot of work to make that happen. You need to manage your mind as you navigate toward whatever is next for your career.  
 

If you are a Jeopardy fan! Like me, you are watching closely to see who will ultimately take over hosting duties after Alex Trebek’s passing. In my opinion, Ken Jennings is doing a good job. It would be unfair to judge his performance at the same level as Alex Trebek’s 37 years of experience hosting Jeopardy! and against his entire broadcasting career. Plus, I share my experiences playing a trivia game against Ken. 

 

You could only hope for the same grace and patience as you move into whatever role is next. Feedback is important. You must perform your job duties effectively with the knowledge, skills, and competence to do the job well. And you need time. But you’ve put in plenty of time to get where you want to go. Now, it’s time for you to learn and do your job. 

 

One question I often ask my clients is, “How would you SHOW UP for work if you were acting in this role?” Focus on your mindset and demonstrate you have the skills and abilities to act in whatever new role you choose. 

 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Lessons learned from Ken Jennings as guest host of Jeopardy! (2:40)

·      The time I met Ken Jennings and played against him (9:08)

·      You’ve already got the job. Now what? (12:43)

·      How to prepare for your promotion (14:07)

·      How will you SHOW UP for that new job before you have it? (15:19)

 

 

List of Resources:

·      6 Ways to Prepare for Your (Someday) Promotion – Adrian Granzella Larssen https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-ways-to-prepare-for-your-someday-promotion-now

·      You’ve Got the Interview. Now What? 

https://johnneral.com/youve-got-the-interview-now-what/

·      What Alex Trebek is Teaching Me About My Professional Legacy

https://johnneral.com/what-alex-trebek-is-teaching-me-about-my-professional-legacy/

·      The First Jeopardy! without Alex Trebek: How Ken Jennings Did as Host? 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/11/jeopardy-without-alex-trebek-how-ken-jennings-did-host/6624540002/

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career

 

Calls to Action: 

·      If you’d like to get weekly information about leadership and career topics, sign up for my email newsletter here.

·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 

·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.

·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 

 

 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

You want a new job or promotion, and you’re putting in a lot of work to make that happen. You need to manage your mind as you navigate toward whatever is next for your career.  
 

If you are a Jeopardy fan! Like me, you are watching closely to see who will ultimately take over hosting duties after Alex Trebek’s passing. In my opinion, Ken Jennings is doing a good job. It would be unfair to judge his performance at the same level as Alex Trebek’s 37 years of experience hosting Jeopardy! and against his entire broadcasting career. Plus, I share my experiences playing a trivia game against Ken. 

 

You could only hope for the same grace and patience as you move into whatever role is next. Feedback is important. You must perform your job duties effectively with the knowledge, skills, and competence to do the job well. And you need time. But you’ve put in plenty of time to get where you want to go. Now, it’s time for you to learn and do your job. 

 

One question I often ask my clients is, “How would you SHOW UP for work if you were acting in this role?” Focus on your mindset and demonstrate you have the skills and abilities to act in whatever new role you choose. 

 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Lessons learned from Ken Jennings as guest host of Jeopardy! (2:40)

·      The time I met Ken Jennings and played against him (9:08)

·      You’ve already got the job. Now what? (12:43)

·      How to prepare for your promotion (14:07)

·      How will you SHOW UP for that new job before you have it? (15:19)

 

 

List of Resources:

·      6 Ways to Prepare for Your (Someday) Promotion – Adrian Granzella Larssen https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-ways-to-prepare-for-your-someday-promotion-now

·      You’ve Got the Interview. Now What? 

https://johnneral.com/youve-got-the-interview-now-what/

·      What Alex Trebek is Teaching Me About My Professional Legacy

https://johnneral.com/what-alex-trebek-is-teaching-me-about-my-professional-legacy/

·      The First Jeopardy! without Alex Trebek: How Ken Jennings Did as Host? 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/11/jeopardy-without-alex-trebek-how-ken-jennings-did-host/6624540002/

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career

 

Calls to Action: 

·      If you’d like to get weekly information about leadership and career topics, sign up for my email newsletter here.

·      Get notified when new podcast episodes drop. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here or wherever you listen. And don’t forget to rate and review to let me know what you are enjoying or learning. 

·      Let’s stay connected by following me on social. LinkedIn @johnneral, Instagram @johnneralcoaching, Facebook @johnneralcoaching, Twitter @john_neral.

·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 

 

 

Lessons learned from Ken Jennings as guest host of Jeopardy!
The time I met Ken Jennings and played against him
You’ve already got the job. Now what?
How to prepare for your promotion
How will you SHOW UP for that new job before you have it?