Have a Nice Life

Have a Nice Life

Most career advice ignores realities of trauma, systemic oppression, and assumes you’re clear on your dream job. Not this time! Welcome to your anticapitalist survival guide to finding work that works for you, having enough money, and balancing your values and goals with the world we're in. Learn to redesign your work and financial life without having to know the future, despair, hate your life, or love wage labor. Hosted by Hadassah Damien, a money coach and business strategist, and Pippi Kessler, a career coach and organizational psychologist. This podcast is a companion to a workbook by the same name - check it out if you want more exercises, insights, or guidance. You can buy the workbook on Pippi or Hadassah's websites. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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March 20, 2024 36 mins

Welcome to Have a Nice Life! A miniseries on career changing, from career coach and organizational psychologist Pippi Kessler, and money coach and business strategist Hadassah Damien, two lefty queers who’ve both taken a winding path to good work and stability.


In this intro episode we share our backstories and why we’re making this series.


This podcast is a companion to a workbook by the same name - check it out if you want ...

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This series is about finding jobs we’ll like that provide money to be sustained by; about how not to be ground down and instead more aligned with our values, regardless of how you feel about work. But why is this so hard?


In this episode we examine the current moment and historical events that have lead to systemic barriers making finding work that works for you challenging for so many people.


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In this episode we explore the eight steps we’ll take you through in the rest of the series. Both Pippi and Hadassah work with a methodology called Design Thinking, and we’ll be leaning on it in this work, so we learn about how it’s going to be used to help you figure out how to Have a Nice Life [and without any unnecessary corporate lingo, fear not!]. 


If you're a visual learner and want to see a chart of the framework, yo...

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You probably don’t know exactly what your ideal work + life shape looks like, and if so you are normal! You might not be sure how to start to imagine such things, or you suspect you’ve buried or cast aside some pieces that might be clues to what you need. 


In this episode you’ll learn two practices to set criteria about what you want: one about anti-ableist self-acceptance, and another about your values, talents, and desire...

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Creating a vision starts with the details and you’ll come up with more details about your life from these exercises! In this episode, Pippi and Hadassah introduce three more ways to come up with elements of your life - time, money, and imagination - which you’ll use later in the series to inform your ideas. The Have a Nice Life workbook has more detailed, visual versions of these exercises if you prefer to see them like that.


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This episode walks you through data on the income people need to cover costs, holds your hand as you jump into a pool of numbers, and leads an exercise on how to expand your ideas of what kinds of income are real in the first place.


Hosted by Hadassah Damien, a money coach and business strategist, and Pippi Kessler, a career coach and organizational psychologist. This podcast is a companion to a workbook by the same name - check...

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Jobs, roles and titles - besides “postal worker” and “firefighter” and “teacher” what other kinds of jobs are out there  – and how in the world do you find out what they are, what the people who have them do, and what they’re paid?? This episode details places you can drill into a job type search, to give you ideas for what your next job might be.


Hosted by Hadassah Damien, a money coach and business strategist, and Pippi K...

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BONUS episode! What if all your ideas and percolation lead you to wonder about self-employment? In this case, here’s a short series of questions to ask yourself and drive some research into if self-employment is a route you might want to consider. Pippi and Hadassah can both confirm it is both awesome and a ton of extra work. Is it the right thing for you? Listen to learn how to start to figure that out, for you.


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April 17, 2024 61 mins

What to do with all your context, criteria, and research when you also know in your heart you want to be a sandcastle artist, poet, or person who wishes to preserve their creativity for after work? This episode dives into brainstorming your career ideas - and helps you get around the ways you might halt your brainstorm before it gets good.


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