15 Oct 3 Keys to Beating a Mid-Career Slump!
3 Keys to Beating a Mid-Career Slump
My guest is Antonio Neves. Antonio is an expert on Career Success and he’s an internationally recognized speaker, coach and author. He’s become a great friend over the years and one of the things I’ve learned about him is that he helps successful people to become even more successful. He helps them to take things to the next level and break out of those slumps and plateaus that can happen to the best of us.
Listen To The Podcast:
Antonio’s website: www.theantonioneves.com
Antonio’s books on Amazon: Click here
MORE ABOUT ANTONIO & THE EPISODE:
You can read Antonio’s unique and powerful career advice on Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, and TheMuse.com… to name just a few. Plus, his two most recent books are a “one-two punch of raw career wisdom.”
Antonio’s also an award-winning journalist. In fact, he worked in the television industry for over 10 years in New York City as a business correspondent, host, and producer with top networks including NBC, PBS, BET Networks and Nickelodeon.
Antonio earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and now lives with his beautiful family in Los Angeles, California.
He’s been on DREAM THINK DO twice and you can go back and check those episodes too:
- Episode 004: www.mitchmatthews.com/004
- Episode 077: www.mitchmatthews.com/077
“True ‘Allies’ provide ‘good friction.’ They hold you accountable and
support you in doing what you say you’re going to do!”
– Antonio Neves
Here’s some of what we talk about:
The BIG question: “How do you know you’re in a mid-career slump?”
- You just do “good enough” work
- Getting promoted seems more like a burden than a reward
- You’ve stopped building relationships
- You’ve stopped taking action on your ideas
- You’ve stopped learning
The BIGGER and MORE IMPORTANT question: “What can we do about it?”
Start learning again
Regularly finish something
Surround yourself with allies
Quick Episode Summary:
- 0.02 What to expect today!
- 1:18 The opportunity you don’t want to miss
- 1:48 Get to know Antonio Neves
- 3:47 How Mitch and Antonio met
- 6:21 The professional journey
- 7:59 What Mitch loves about Antonio’s writing
- 11:08 Learning how to never settle
- 13:15 The importance of learning
- 15:49 How to work your way out of a slump
- 19:13 Breakthrough comes in small steps
- 21:13 Finishing something for you
- 25:04 The importance of community
- 27:22 What happens when we support others
- 29:06 Wisdom of the week
- 32:25 Mitch’s biggest takeaways
Dan CampPosted at 09:46h, 16 October
Thanks Mitch, just yesterday I was in that funk. Got home from work stood in my driveway turned in circles wondering which of my multiple projects to work on. I finally just went in and took a shower. Thank you for the motivation.
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 16:11h, 17 October
Dan! So great to hear from you and glad this one resonated. We’ve all felt the “slump” from time to time. Way to just step forward (grab a shower) and get back in the fight!!! You got this brother!
Jeff MeisterPosted at 09:46h, 18 October
Mitch, WOW! Had to listen to this one twice. It’s packed with golden nuggets that I’ll be able to ‘translate’ into my own coaching program. I love the way Antonio communicates his message. Another bonus, I heard him speak to a number of things that I like to stress… it’s always to see and hear validation that you’re on a good path. Awesome interview as always… Thanks!!
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 09:54h, 18 October
Jeff… so glad it resonated with you! I’m not surprised. You guys are cut from the same cloth for sure! Hopefully we can get you connected and in the same room at an event in the future!!!
Veronica GarrettPosted at 11:47h, 19 August
I would love to have Antonio speak at our women’s event at the Robinson Nuclear Power Plant in Hartsville, SC. I represent the Women in Nuclear (WIN) chapter at Robinson. His message sounds inspiring and might just be what many of us need to build our careers. Is there a way to contact him and see if he is available?
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 13:49h, 19 August
Hello Veronica! Thanks so much for reaching out. We’ve forwarded your info on to Antonio’s team. I’m betting they’ll be following up soon. He’s an incredible speaker… so I know you’re people will LOVE him! Thanks so much for listening to the podcast too. Glad you enjoyed it!