Listen To The Voice That Guides You And Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Out with Brad Finkeldei

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Brad Finkeldei

Brad Finkeldei is a former IT professional who is now on a mission to help 10,000 people-pleasers become confident, and to do what they love.  He teaches his clients how to find their purpose, and how to powerfully share their stories so that they stand out in the job search process.

In this episode Phil and Brad discuss the importance of listening to the voice inside that guides us from time-to-time, and why we should endeavour to find the confidence to speak out on our own behalf when opportunity knocks.

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2 Top Career Tips

1) Always speak up for yourself when you have the chance to. A missed opportunity to share ideas and put yourself out there can haunt you for a long time afterwards. It can also help to identify issues earlier, and prevent unnecessary pain later on.
2) We should always listen to the instinctual voice inside and investigate why it is raising red flags. Sometimes we react to circumstances on a primal level. We should never discount this reaction.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Brad once turned down a huge opportunity for career development because of a lack of self-belief. Sometimes the opportunities that we are given are as a result of an outside perspective that other have of us.

Career Highlight

After arriving at a new position, Brad discovered that despite a glossy exterior, the back end was archaic, and the turnover of staff was high. Brad could see the trajectory he was about to follow and took the brave step of leaving for a new position.

The Future

Everything in IT is gradually becoming simpler and easier through refined systems and processes, and the advent of new technologies that allow us to achiever far more.

 

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

From an early age, Brad was enthralled by the creative opportunities that technology provides, and yearned for a career there.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

To always speak up for yourself. Far too many people never share what it is that they want.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

To do a job for the money and nothing else. It’s far better to be happy in what we do, than to be unfulfilled in exchange for money.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Brad would stick to his strong points and focus on the areas in which he works better, such as people management.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Speaking up is Brad’s current focus and doing his best to build his own business. There have been confidence issues in the past, but they are gradually being overcome.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Effective listening and always trying to discern the other person’s experience. To always attempt to understand what someone may be bringing from outside the job.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Service is everything. Working with people and focusing on how to make them better provides instant feedback, and boundless inspiration to do better.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Travelling has opened up a new world in terms of perspective and cultural influence.

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Contact Brad Finkeldei through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bradfinkeldei

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradfinkeldei/

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