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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Episode 68 | May 21, 2024

Anthony Kuo, Career Satisfaction Coach helps us answer the age-old question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" - listen in as we talk recognizing dissatisfaction, identifying red flags, effective communication, and professional boundaries.

This episode takes a deep dive into exploring what feeds our soul, from a career perspective. Let's evaluate what is working, what is bringing us joy, making us feel accomplished, and what drains us in our workplaces.


Welcome to “That’s a Hard No”the podcast about learning to say no and set boundaries to live our best lives. 

Follow along with me as we learn from fellow strugglers and experts, so that you too can start saying no without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. 


Anthony Kuo is a Career Satisfaction Coach – and he wants to help others intentionally craft a career they’re excited to wake up for. Anthony graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2010 and subsequently took an 8 year tour through the Fortune 500 world, rising up the corporate ladder before realizing he was filling his bank account but leaving his soul empty. Anthony integrates his practical experience with his training as a Transformational NLP Practitioner to gently and playfully guide his clients through one of life’s most omnipresent questions: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Key Takeaways
[00:01:30] Childhood career aspirations

[00:05:00] Answering “What do you want to be?”

[00:10:52] Embracing career dissatisfaction

[00:14:26] Minimum effective dose

“I’m a really big believer in minimum effective dose.”

[00:19:07] Setting boundaries for entrepreneurs

“And a really amazing thing happens where just by stepping into your own power and your own worth, you become less tolerant of bad behavior.”

[00:26:40] Creating a career care card

“You need to have your needs met or else you’ll feel violated and just not in a good place, devalued, underappreciated, undervalued, etc.”

[00:32:57] Quiet quitting in the workplace

[00:39:50] Red flags in job descriptions

[00:41:12] Salary transparency in job postings

[00:45:49] Networking for Career Advancement

“Career satisfaction is closer than you think.”

Where to Find Anthony
Credits and Thanks
  • Many thanks to our friends and families (our “villagers”) for listening, and for your continued support.
  • That’s a Hard No is a production of Clever Girl Marketing
  • Marketing and Production Coordinator, Maura Del Rosario
  • Production Support, Evergreen Podcasts, Noah Foutz, Producer
  • New Rock Anthem Music: Written by Noah, and performed by his band, The Big Leagues
  • Videographer, Kae Holmberg