27: Changing Careers and Increasing Your Salary as a First-Generation Immigrant with My Brother Daryl

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If you’ve been thinking about changing careers, what’s stopping you? Is it fear of losing security? Fear of what people might think? Fear of rejection?

In this episode, I’m interviewing my not-so-baby brother Daryl about his experience changing careers. He’s touching on the challenges of transitioning into a different career as a first-generation immigrant and how he successfully doubled his salary in a completely new field.

We’re also talking about the anxiety that can come with wanting to change careers, and I really want you to hear Daryl’s mindset about going after what you want. I think we can all learn from him.

Get ready for an emotional episode because Daryl knows how to bring out the tears in me!

 

What we cover in this episode:

  • The value of being able to learn and grow
  • Getting out of your own head and having conversations with others
    Initiating conversations as an introvert
  • Exceeding societal expectations
  • Honoring our parents’ sacrifices
  • Unlearning the importance of safety and security to be able to try something new
  • The value of people who will support and mentor you
  • Being honest with yourself about what you really want
  • Why you should ask for what you want
  • How to create boundaries around work

 

I hope you enjoy getting to know my brother and his career trajectory in this episode. I’m so proud of him for going after what he wants as a way of honoring the generations that came before us.

If you’re looking for more guidance in your career, I’d love to help! You can learn more about my career coaching services at elainelou.com/services/career-coaching.

I also have 5 easy scripts you can use to have challenging conversations with your boss. If this episode gets you thinking about your future and you know it’s time for a change but you’re nervous about how to approach your boss, check out the scripts at elainelou.com/bossscripts.

 

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