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150th Episode Special: Do This to Break Open New Opportunities in Life & Business

May 12, 2022

Once in a lifetime opportunities and massive breakthroughs don’t happen by accident - they are a direct byproduct of how we position ourselves. The next great career move could be one conversation or one even question away, but if we’re complacent or comfortable in what we know right now - it will always be out of reach.

What keeps people from professional and personal growth? In today’s special episode, we’re celebrating our 150th episode!

I’m joined by our show’s producer, founder of Pursuing Results and author of MicroFamous, Matt Johnson. I share what I’ve learned from successful people and how they chase opportunities.


"Opening new doors and finding opportunities is a continuous process. It never stops." -Craig Picken


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 


  • How to reach beyond your own competence
    Can we open the door to more knowledge by asking one simple question?
  • The truth about the “safety” of big companies
    What stops people from getting out of the limits of corporate to create bigger opportunities out of the corporate machine?
  • The fine line we have to walk in order to succeed
    How do we balance between staying relentlessly focused on our goals and closing ourselves off to new opportunities?

Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.