Survive the 9 to 5

Survive the 9 to 5
Take control of your career and learn tactics, tips, and strategies that help you survive and be happier on your crazy corporate journey. Join Doug & Elizabeth as they cut through the politics and nonsense, and tell you about their experiences in the world of the 9 to 5. They have years of consulting and corporate experience. Think about this: A 2017 Gallup Poll revealed that 30% of the full-time workers are “engaged” at work in the US. 16% of the full-time workers are “actively disengaged” in the US meaning they complain about their job, have resentment, and bring down morale. So you’re probably in the 70% that doesn’t like your job very much and we want to help you Survive the 9-to-5.

FBI Agent Takes a Side Hustle Full Time
Feb 4, 2019 • 65 min
In this episode, our hero interviews Dave Young from Drone Launch Academy. Dave has a cool story, hear us talk about his transition from the FBI to his side hustle. Here are some of the things we talk about: How Dave used his expert knowledge as a pilot…
Side Hustles Are Good
Feb 1, 2019 • 34 min
Our heroes talk about side hustles and how they can be really positive. Doug talks about how he got into side hustling and affiliate marketing.
Priorities & the Eisenhower Matrix, Productivity 4 – S9to5 #17
Dec 4, 2018 • 28 min
We talk about how to figure out what to work on when you have so much to do. We also talk about the Eisenhower Matrix. This is the fourth episode in the Productivity Series. If you want to check out Doug’s course on productivity, you can learn more here.
Deep Work and Focus, Productivity 3 – S9to5 #16
Nov 26, 2018 • 36 min
Our heroes talk about focusing on deep work. We reference Cal Newport’s Deep Work a lot in this episode. You should check it out if you haven’t read it before. The main idea is that you can’t really get big, important things done if you’re distracted. So…
Email Tips, Tricks, & Tools, Productivity 2 – S9to5 #15
Nov 12, 2018 • 40 min
Our heroes talk about dealing with emails. Doug gets behind on emails sometimes, but he normally catches up. Back in his corporate days, he was an email ninja, but not for the reasons you might think. Elizabeth runs her inbox thin and never gets behind.…
Project Management, Productivity 1 – S9to5 #14
Nov 5, 2018 • 35 min
We talk about project management in this episode. I’ve managed a bunch of projects over the years and earned my Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification back in 2008. This is part 1 in a 4 part series on Productivity. If you’re brand new to…
Working in the Office – S9to5 #11
Oct 15, 2018 • 40 min
A couple episodes ago we talked about traveling for work and working remotely. But most people work in the office 5 days a week. We’ve both spent time living it up, not working in the office, but we’ve put in our time sitting in cubicles too. That’s what…
Dealing With the Commute – S9to5 #10
Oct 8, 2018 • 27 min
We talk about having to drive to work. Blah! For most people, the commute is the worst part of the day. It’s funny — we started this episode intending to discuss what it’s like to work in the office. It quickly fell to dealing with the commute. I’ve spent…
Tips for Working Remotely – S9to5 #9
Oct 1, 2018 • 37 min
Elizabeth and I worked remotely for a few jobs over the years. A lot of times travel jobs have a small component of working remotely, and that’s how remote work started for us. But after some time moving up the corporate ladder and some cultural changes…
Traveling for Work – S9to5 #8
Sep 10, 2018 • 64 min
What’s the median household income for business travelers? Workers who travel for business tend to bring in a bigger salary than those who don’t. The median household income for business travelers was $87,500 in 2012 compared to $52,800 for the rest of…
First Job Stories – S9to5 #7
Sep 3, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, we share some silly stories from our first jobs. We thought we were hot shit and actually knew what we were doing. Now we see how inaccurate that is. Leave a comment below about your first job! Doug’s first job Consulting in a warehouse…
Bios and Intro – S9to5 #6
Aug 19, 2018 • 28 min
Personally Moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Bozeman, Montana in 2015 Less people…less traffic…more mountains! We love our dog…Georgie! ( Elizabeth Educated at Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelors and…
Mini Retirement – S9to5 #5
Aug 13, 2018 • 20 min
Find a way to do what you enjoy before retirement! There’s no guarantee you will live until retirement You might not “like” retirement – it could be a hard adjustment after a lifetime of 40 hour workweeks A “mini-retirement” is taking off 1 to 6 months…
401Ks and Retirement – S9to5 #4
Aug 5, 2018 • 31 min
401Ks have been around since the early 1980s, and have replaced pension plans for many employees. Make the right decision for you, but if your company has a 401k match, you should at least try to take advantage of that match. Pay attention to the vesting…
Work Life Balance – S9to5 #3
Jul 2, 2018 • 27 min
You are responsible for taking control of your work/life balance. No one will do it for you! Company – Max Barry “The problem is it’s a myth. We’ve run the numbers and it doesn’t check out. The amount you gain from reduced…
Performance Reviews – S9to5 #2
Jul 2, 2018 • 23 min
Plan ahead for your performance review! Find out if it is directly related to a merit increase (raise = more money). You should keep track of your progress and communicate with your boss throughout the year so there are no surprises. Positives A great way…
How To ACTUALLY Get Promoted – S9to5 #1
Jul 2, 2018 • 26 min
There is no magic one way to get promoted! Find out what will work for you and your corporate culture. What doesn’t work – “Common Advice”: Doing your job – that’s enough Work overtime Volunteering to do more/extra work General Networking What does work:…