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I’ve always said if you can change your body, you can change your life

Working out and getting in shape makes us better at everything. So it’s no surprise that many people who start paying attention to their diet and training also start to evaluate other areas of their life.

One of those areas is a place where we spend a lot of our waking hours: work. 

Countless people these days live as zombies–just punching in their time cards as a necessary evil and living for the weekend. And many young people are faced with the daunting task of deciding what they want to do with their life right after they blow out the candles after 18 revolutions around the sun. 

How do you get out of the rat race? How do you find your dream job?

“Follow your passion” is a popular trope, but it’s not necessarily the best advice. 

Some people get the itch to become an entrepreneur and for good reason. There are many perks to owning your own business, but it’s not for everyone. It’s easy to focus on the pluses without realizing how much work is really involved.

Spend enough time on YouTube and you’re sure to see enough clever ads and (misleading) videos to be convinced that everyone except you is actually a millionaire. Simply implement the magic formula and you’ll not only become your own boss, but never work again. 😉

As someone who has taken the entrepreneurial plunge and built several successful businesses, I get asked for career advice. While I’m happy to help as much as I can, I wanted to get a true career expert on the show. 

In this episode, I chat with Ashley Stahl, who just released her book, You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career. Ashley is a former national security professional that worked at the Pentagon who practiced what she preaches, shifting to author, entrepreneur, and career coach, who helps people become unstuck in their professional lives.

In our chat, we discuss . . .

  • The 10 core skillsets and how these relate to your talents and career path
  • The true causes of unhappiness at a job
  • What to do if you’re considering a big career leap
  • Why finding your dream job isn’t all about “doing what you love”
  • And more . . .

So if you’re unhappy with your job, feeling stuck in your career, or just not sure what to do with your life, this podcast might be the kick in the pants you need. Whether you’re looking to make a career shift to the fitness industry, or just want some advice on escaping a job you loathe, this podcast is for you!


9:28 – What would be your next move if you don’t like the job you have now?

13:12 – How would these steps work for someone who thinks they don’t have any talents?

19:11 – What are the 10 skill sets?

40:00 – What are the two reasons why you might not like what you do?

44:48 – What would you say to someone who is stuck in the loop of “should I make the leap?”

56:52 – What does “find out who you are” mean to you?

Mentioned on The Show:

Ashley Stahl’s Podcast (You Turn Podcast)

Ashley Stahl’s Book

Ashley Stahl’s Career Clarity Quiz

Books by Mike Matthews

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!