Unhappy with your job? Career transitions and entrepreneurship

Wall Street Oasis - Alex Grodnik

Today’s guest is Alex Grodnik from Wall Street Oasis which easily one of the largest and best sites out there for anybody looking to have a career on Bay Street or Wall Street.

They offer a ton of great resources for anybody looking to either start, or transition to a career in finance, and what’s interesting is that pretty much everybody that I’ve talked to who I respect in this field has used Wall Street Oasis to help them break into the industry, so I think that’s a good testament to the high quality educational content that they provide.

Alex also hosts their podcast which is called “Moving Up”, but what’s also really interesting about him is he actually quit his really well paying job on Wall Street to start his own business, so I thought this would also be a great episode for anybody who is maybe a little dissatisfied with their job, and is considering a career transition.

We talk about why he decided to quit, his top advice for somebody looking to earn some money on the side through their own business, how he’s learned to handle rejection really well and use that to propel his career, and much more.

It was an absolute blast to talk with Alex, the interview went great, and I’m sure you’ll like it. Enjoy!

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Links & Resources Covered:

Alex’s excellent podcast: Moving Up by Wall Street Oasis

Wall Street Oasis: An excellent resource for anybody looking for a career on Wall Street or Bay Street

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Questions Covered:

  1. What made you decide to quit a job on Wall Street to start your own business?
  2. Tell us about your business and why did you settle on that particular type of business ?
  3. What hasn’t worked as well as you hoped?
  4. What’s your top advice for those looking to earn some income on the side through their own business, or looking to make the full leap to entrepreneurship like you?
  5. You also decided to get an MBA before starting your entrepreneurship path. What did the MBA get you that you couldn’t have gotten yourself through self-learning and/or experience?
  6. When we spoke earlier, you mentioned that one of the key factors to your success has been your ability handle rejection. Now rejection is a big fear for most people, so what tactics or specific ways of thinking about rejection have helped you push through and take action, even though the consequences of doing that can result in an embarrassing rejection ?
  7. You also run the Wall Street Oasis Podcast. Can you tell us a bit about that and what Wall Street Oasis Does?
  8. Where can we go to hear more from you?

In Closing:

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