What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up, Redefining Your Career with Greg Martin | POP 962

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What did you want to be when you were younger? Are you constantly waiting for the weekend? What’s your work fulfillment like at the moment?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about redefining your career and finding fulfillment with Greg Martin.

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Meet Greg Martin

A photo of Greg Martin is captured. He is a Managing Director at the prestigious Investment Bank, Origin Merchant Partners, as well as a podcast host. Greg is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Based in Toronto, Canada – by day Greg is a Managing Director at the prestigious Investment Bank, Origin Merchant Partners. As a firm, they are a team of some of the brightest professionals in Canada, providing advice to CEOs, boards, and business owners of public and private companies across North America.

Greg is also the host of the popular Lifetime at Work: Career Advice Podcast.

Visit Greg’s website and connect on LinkedIn.

In this Podcast

  • Focusing on career fulfillment
  • Creating career fulfillment for your staff 
  • Navigating work-life boundaries
  • Greg’s advice to private practitioners 

Focusing on career fulfillment 

Greg has noticed how so many people live for the weekend. They are frustrated at work, overwhelmed, and just can’t wait for the two days off a week that they get away from the other five – and how this way of living isn’t sustainable! 

Career fulfillment is not just about enjoying what you do – it’s about not wishing your life away. Some of the ways that Greg has learned about career fulfillment include: 

1 – Be moving somewhere: have goals and aspirations that you are working towards, and that can guide you to keep moving forward instead of stagnating. 

It’s super helpful to have goals, to feel like you’re moving towards them, and that you’re making progress … It’s not always a straight line … But always having that goal, and I think a lot of us stall in our jobs when we hit a ceiling of some sort … I think we [should] always seek how to improve and get better. It’s really important in your job, and if you can’t get it, then maybe you do need to go and do something else. (Greg Martin) 

2 – Quality relationships: sometimes people work just to earn an income, and that’s fine. However, having great quality relationships in your professional life is a crucial step in obtaining career fulfillment.

Creating career fulfillment for your staff 

If you can help them think about how they want to progress and where they want to get, sometimes that means not in your organization. Sometimes that means that they need to do something, and need to develop the skills so that they can go out and do something else … Doing what you can to support that person sets you up so well for this mutual [support and understanding]. (Greg Martin) 

One of the best things that a successful leader does is to value and pay attention to the goals of their staff. 

Of course, everyone is aligned with the mission of the business, but don’t forget that your staff are people too and that they may have dreams and aspirations that are different from yours. 

Stay in conversation with your staff about what their needs are, and see how you can support them. As the leader of the business, showing that you consider your staff’s goals and finding ways to allow them to pursue them in the business allows you both to flourish. 

Navigating work-life boundaries 

A small way that Greg makes sure to disconnect from work when he needs to – and wants to – is to minimize notifications by leaving his phone in a separate place, or not wearing a watch that can send notifications.

This allows him to be present with his family when he is with them, and to not have half his attention on work via a phone. 

It’s one thing to spend time with these people, and another to actually be present. (Greg Martin)

Greg’s advice to private practitioners 

The future is right now! Don’t leave things to the future to get done, or to change them. If there is something on your mind that you want to try, then get to it, because your future is based on your present. 

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners who are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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