If you’ve ever wondered if you’re on the right path in life, or if you’ve ever questioned your next career move, OR if you know your mindset around success and self-worth needs a little tune up, this episode is for YOU!
This week’s guest is the epic, incredible, badass Ashley Stahl, who has SO much to share with you guys today. Not only does she have a super interesting background and story for how she became a super successful career coach, but she is also just a really COOL human that has a lot of wisdom and golden nuggets to share with the world and I was lucky enough to pick her brain for you and get alllll of the deets on: 
– How to get clarity on who WE are and how that can manifest into a dream career
– How to take a you-turn in life and re-invent ourselves when we’re feeling out of alignment
– How to navigate the job hunt as a millennial
– How to cultivate confidence and self-worth independent of our career.

Ashley Stahl is an angel investor, writer and career coach who empowers job seekers around the world in finding their purpose and landing more job offers. At age 23, Ashley managed a high-level program for the Pentagon, for which she was named a “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leader Under 33” and a Power 30 Under 30 leader for her work running the Global Threat Intelligence Team. 
While preparing senior officials for the front lines of the war on terror, Ashley launched her leadership firm, Ashley International Inc., which offers private coaching and unparalleled online programs to empower Millennials to find their purpose, land more job offers and increase their income. She’s worked with thousands of job seekers in 25 countries via her online program, the Limitless Career Lab.
Ashley is also columnist for Forbes, and has been featured on FOX News, the Wall Street Journal, SELF Magazine, the Washington Post, Newsweek, AND she’s given a TEDx talk called “Three Questions to Unlock Your Authentic Career”. 

Review of the Week: @gracek_rodriegez “Best Podcast Evaaaa!” (5 Stars) – “I just joined the grind and be grateful crew! Right off the bat I knew this podcast was for me. I’ve literally binged every single episode since I’ve found her, and I can feel myself transforming. Because of Marie’s podcast, I’m inspired to love myself, be more confident, and realize I’m not the only girl who is going through what I’m going through mentally. Marie is helping me everyday through Instagram posts, podcasts, and YouTube videos, to just be the best version of myself. I will be telling all of my friends about her. Because of her, I’ve found my direction that I want to in with my psych degree. Once I feel that I’m at a place where I can help others like how she does, im going to put out inspiring work to reach and help as many people out there that needs it <3 ” (3:01)

Two of the biggest Q’s Marie receives: 1. What does her diet look like on a daily basis, 2. How does Marie have so much energy + confidence (5:17)

“I am a big believer that good nutrition is foundational self care, and I’m also a believer that eating right doesn’t have to be boring, restrictive, or stressful.” (5:57)

Grab your free download of Marie’s ‘What I eat in a Day’ mariewold.com/whatieat

Who is Ashely Stahl (8:35)

“You’re career is an experiment that should meet you where you are in your life; you’re an evolving growing being, and your career should be, too!” (8:50)

“Clarity comes from engagement, it doesn’t come from thought; you can’t think your way into your life purpose! …Ultimately trying things on and experimenting is what’s going to give you answers” (9:25)

Ashley’s ONE thing for someone that’s struggling (15:10) “What can you do to engage in your process of clarity? …Once you know yourself, the workforce becomes easy!”

Job expectations post-grad; why it’s not all about money, and loving what you do (16:47)

“I think one of the myths that people buy into is that you should love what you do… loving what you do is really high-pressure, ultimately, your career is about saying where am I brilliant, what skillset do I use that I’m great at, that I really enjoy using…” (16:55)

“1. What do I want to do, what skillset do I want to hone, 2. How do I want to do it?” (18:14)

Ashley’s big career shift – “I didn’t want my career to keep happening to me; I wanted to create a life by design, not by default” (19:31)

Fear of the unknown & listening to the whispers (20:36)

Ashley’s Core Values Guide – Youturnpodcast.com/corevalues

What we LOVE vs what we DO (25:05) “Passion is something we are going to do whether we get payed for it or not; Excitement is something that fades and it’s not long-lasting”

“There are foundational identities that everyone has.” (26:40)

“People know you better than you, than you do.” (27:15) “It’s hard to read the label when you’re inside the jar!”

Ashley’s TedX (28:09) + Ashley’s 3 questions: 1. What am I good at? 2. What do people tell me I’m good at? 3. What’s holding me back?

Journaling from the TROLL to identify subconscious beliefs (32:19) “I forgive myself for buying into the belief that… The truth is”

Surrender from tying self-worth to your career/results (35:44)

Grace & patience with Ashley (38:17)

“When you’re feeling low on energy, you’re feeling low on purpose.” (39:46)

Listening to your body; “When you don’t have the physical handled, you can’t think!” (41:42)

Hell yes vs. hell no & friendships (43:05)

Drawing boundaries – “I would rather be authentic and uncomfortable, than inauthentic and resentful.” (45:20)

Attracting things vs. “you get what you put up with” (48:44)

Find your career purpose: Youturnpodcast.com/clarity (52:33)

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