In every conversation there are nuggets of gold. Your job is to find those nuggets, pick them up, and reshape them into something you can use in your own life to serve your ultimate goals.
I can’t believe we are already at Episode 50 of the Finance Career Launch podcast! If you have been listening for a while, thank you! If you are new here, welcome – this episode will be a good way to understand a little bit more about the show.
Normally these mid-week episodes are short (less than 10 minutes) and cover a specific topic or listener question. Today it will be a bit longer because we’ll be looking back at the best of the first 50 episodes.
The top ten episodes as of today (4/13/2016):
- Episode 000 What is Finance Career Launch?
- Episode 001 Transitioning From the Middle Market to a Bulge Bracket Investment Bank, with Bob Lauria
- Episode 006 Master This Skill and You Will Succeed
- Episode 021 Real Estate Finance and Having Depth of Knowledge, with Kerri Colwell
- Episode 019 Life as a Private Equity Investor, with Chris Pummill
- Episode 030 Pivoting into a Finance Career from a Non-Finance Background
- Episode 004 The Role of Financial Analysis and Technical Skills
- Episode 034 Breaking into Investment Banking from Another Department
- Episode 009 Oh, The People You’ll Meet! (in Investment Banking and Private Equity), with Richard Grosshandler
- Episode 032 20 Questions to Help Decide Which Career in Finance is Right For You
If you have listened to a few episodes, you’ll know that each begins with an interesting clip from our guest. What you might not know is it is often very difficult to choose which clip to include. Each conversation is packed with several insights from the guest.
For this episode I went back and listened to some of the clips that almost made it into the intro and included them here.
From my conversation with Bob Lauria in Episode 001:
You need to be open and eclectic in how you approach scenarios … taking what works for other people, and morphing it into your own style.
From my conversation with Chris Pummill in Episode 019:
Being honest with – who am I? … what do I value? – and does this firm, do these people align well with that?
From my conversation with Richard Grosshandler in Episode 009:
Don’t listen to how the message is delivered, just listen to the message.
This was a really fun exercise for me but it also reminded me that every conversation with another person is loaded with value. We have the benefit of the conversations on this podcast being recorded, but we don’t really get that with live conversations. It reminded me how important it is to listen closely and try to hear and retain as much as possible.
It also reminded me that we often learn different things based on our frame of mind, mood or even a point in time. I learned something new from each of these conversations and I hope you do too.
Music by Elijah from NOMADS