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Nowhere To Go But Up


Oct 17, 2020

Get ready to enjoy some good conversation with your host Sean Dustin and today’s guest Michael Patrick Lewis. This light and informative listen includes topics about becoming an author, career transitions highlighting the Accounting/CPA and Marketing industries. The swarming mess around American politics at our federal and state levels of governments. And of course, no conversation these days goes without poking on aspects of the pandemic. Many eye opening concerns are weighed in regards to pre and post COVID-19 with suspicions of what’s plagued following. 

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Michael, is the author of the book “Vulnerable Career Switcher”. https://www.amazon.com/Vulnerable-Career-Switcher-Individuals-Persistence/dp/173424321X

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He offers practical tips on how to get your pen to paper by micro managing time segments instead of the traditional thinking; “maybe.. someday, the time will magically come in”.

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Humm, can’t help but think of random quarantines. Hope someone took advantage of the time to create their version of a masterpiece.

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Sean and Michael have a few relatable laughs about accountability and how to stop being our own biggest excuses. Michael’s big time tip explains how important his less than an hour commute was key to his success. Daily train trips commuting between New Jersey and Manhattan gave him the undistracted, quiet opportunities needed to put his thoughts onto paper. Creating an indexed timeline for his book that helped him stay focused.  He was able to gradually generate realistic goals and deadlines instead of pre setting expectations. This fluid process helped balance time with his family, social and work activities.

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Michael also suggests an additional resource to any one attentive and interested in learning more. 

https://dorieclark.com/entrepreneurialyou/

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Michael offers practical ideas for additional books or offsets from original publishing’s that make a lot of sense. The two continued on about social media platforms; their pros and cons, book sales, ease of self publishing and other avenues related.

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Ending with highlighting the probability of managing multiple streams of revenue until the new career becomes sustainable. Michael pleasantly continues with helpful tips learned through his writing experience.

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He transitions into discussions of why he chose to be a Vulnerable Career Switcher.

https://www.amazon.com/Vulnerable-Career-Switcher-Individuals-Persistence/dp/173424321X

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His accounting career, although traditionally essential and industrially secure, was unfulfilling and non stimulating. After several years of numerical numbness in graphs and spreadsheets during his dreaded sixty to seventy hour work weeks prepping corporations for impending tax seasons, he was ready to evaluate his own mental balances. The importance of financial security blanketing his young and growing family weighed heavy on his drive for success. He had to figure out the appropriate steps for his career transition  to achieve a happier way of life for himself and family.

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Sean and Michael touch on opinions of Artificial Intelligence, their current and future influences on the positions within some industries. The massive automation projects already on scene and speculations for future increase. Michael then talks about what drew him to Advertising and his discussion to select this industry as his second career.

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Throughout the conversation, it’s definite as to how much our lives are being impacted by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased frustration swirling around the Corona Virus and our US Presidential election. Biased political marketing makes you wonder what the heck happened to our Land of the free? 

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Sean has an interesting suggestion from his father about the history behind Ratifying the Constitution of the States. Why did it become so important back then and could it help change our current situation? Perhaps, someday they will have a spin off episode further discussing this?

https://constitutioncenter.org/amp/blog/the-day-the-constitution-was-ratified

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Either way, there is enough knowledge, tips for success and lucrative, thought provoking topics in this episode to influence enough critical thinking to keep you busy for a bit. 

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Sean closes up with his audience reminding them if they have any views, opinions or further questions or just would like to add their two damn cents. Get fired up, start a movement, please go on a rant fest to Sean at any of the provided links.

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Sometimes what you feel is meaningless compared, ends up being the biggest ingredient for self awareness and change.

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Until the next episode, keep it 💯.

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Author/ Accountant/ Marketing/ Career Coach/ Millennials/ Centennials

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Michael Patrick Lewis 

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Website:

https://careerious.com/

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Book:

https://www.amazon.com/Vulnerable-Career-Switcher-Individuals-Persistence/dp/173424321X

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Linked In:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpl1968/

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Here is where you can find me:

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Linktree:

https://linktr.ee/Nowheretogobutup

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To support the show through Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19859993

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www.paypal.com

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Show Notes Written By:

Elise S.