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Actuarial Journey with Nemo Ashong

Actuarial Journey podcast connects and empowers YOU and other aspiring actuaries to pass each of your exams the first time by sharing insights, lessons learned, and step-by-step tutorials from others who have been in their shoes. Come join us Journeyers as we go beyond the technical aspects of the profession and explore the best ways to stay motivated, build confidence, maximize your studying, and ultimately achieve success throughout your actuarial career, so that you have more TIME for the things that are important to you. Let's do this!
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May 1, 2019

Got inspired to share a quick message with you Journeyers today!

While the Actuarial Journey podcast remains on hiatus, you can continue on your journey with Nemo through some of the other projects that have come to life since!

Pioneers, Outliers, and Mavericks podcast:

It's about the INNER JOURNEY that innovative and influential leaders continue going through alone to later produce the OUTER RESULTS that the rest of the world sees.

Conversations with the world's most innovative leaders across a multiple fields sharing their stories and experiences choosing to pursue impact that goes outside, above, and beyond the status quo.  


How it applies to you:

For many of us, choosing to be successful in our actuarial careers can feel like an insurmountable journey. We may have support from friends/family, or we might feel as those we're one of the few /only that are choosing this path. This podcast isn't about how far one chooses to go, or even where it's applied. 

Empjoyment podcast (https://empjoyment.com/itunes)

Interviews and insights to support non-technical career changers to get a role in tech. 

How it applies to you:

While the specific industry is different, a lot of the underlying principles remain when it comes to career changing, learning a new skillset/expertise, and maintaining your quality of life throughout the journey of your career

Empjoyment Pioneer Journeys (https://empjoyment.com/youtube)

Videos of Nemo sharing thought leadership to support Pioneers, Outliers, and Mavericks in navigating the wilderness that comes with stepping out of the settled land and exploring new and different frontiers.

How it applies to you:

With everything from Facebook lives to small group discussions to real-world coaching, these journeys are resources geared to help you gain insights over information and to remember who you truly are over learning to be someone you're not.

Check out https://empjoyment.com for more support!

 

Aug 29, 2016

Time for some real talk...

Some times it's really REALLY hard to find the motivation, the passion, the burning desire to keep moving forward on our journeys to success. 

Whether you're in a dip right now, just got out of a dip, or have yet to experience your first dip along this journey, this episode will be a guide to 3 principles that you can use to get you back on the path.

It's not easy and it's not glamorous, but it sure is worth it.

If you don't mind, Nemo will also share some of his recent challenges with feeling Up to the challenge of success and the steps he's currently using to overcome them.

We're all in this together - Let's do this!

 

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/63 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. Join the ACTUARIAL JOURNEY COMMUNITY: Join the Actuarial Journey Trailblazer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Take action to start using these skills and more along your actuarialj journey through this global learning community of aspiring actuaries (aka Trailblazers) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.

 

Jul 26, 2016

About Today's Guest

Nitya Shekar works in Learning & Development at AppNexus, designing and facilitating programs focused on “smart skills,” including emotional intelligence, team effectiveness, good management, and personal and professional growth.

She is also a Co-Active coach currently getting her certification through the Coaches Training Institute. Originally from Houston, TX and now based in New York, NY, her background is in Psychology (Rice ’07) and Law (Harvard ’10).

Nitya is passionate about the mind sciences and hopes to branch into neuroleadership and other brain-based human capital work. Her other interests include improv and travel.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/nityashekar for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. Join the ACTUARIAL JOURNEY COMMUNITY: Join the Actuarial Journey Trailblazer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Take action to start using these skills and more along your actuarialj journey through this global learning community of aspiring actuaries (aka Trailblazers) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link https://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Jul 26, 2016

About Today's Guest

Stephen Camilli, FSA, has been with ACTEX since September 2013 and is currently Vice President of Actuarial Publications and Content.  He has taught mathematics at both the high school and university level.

He has served as Director of International Risk for UNUM, working in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tokyo and has experience in pension consulting with Hewitt Associates.

He co-founded a network of food banks in Argentina, is fluent in Spanish, and has worked as a translator, interpreter and literary agent. He has a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/stephencamilli for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. Join the ACTUARIAL JOURNEY COMMUNITY: Join the Actuarial Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Take action to start using these skills and more along your actuarialj journey through this global learning community of aspiring actuaries (aka Trailblazers) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Jun 1, 2016

THE WAIT IS OVER: INTRODUCING ACTUARIAL JOURNEY 2.0!

Actuarial Journey is back and better than ever with Actuarial Journey 2.0 (AJ 2.0). Listen to this episode to get some insight into what you can expect from Actuarial Journey moving forward (all good things)!

AJ 2.0 is dedicated to helping you TAKE ACTION, today and every day, along your actuarial journey. We’ve launched new courses and programs, revamped our online learning community for aspiring actuaries, and have a ton more lined up for you including a steady stream of new podcasts!

Ready to be a part of the AJ 2.0 movement? Head on over to www.actuarialjourney.com/community now to find out more about how we’re helping each other succeed along our actuarial journeys!

Use these resources to move forward in YOUR actuarial journey today!

  1. Join the ACTUARIAL JOURNEY COMMUNITY:Join the Actuarial Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Take action to start using these skills and more along your actuarialj journey through this global learning community of aspiring actuaries (aka Trailblazers) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES:Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE:Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.

 

Nov 30, 2015

Actuarial Journey Podcast will return in January 2016!

However, there's still a lot of great podcasts (and now BLOGS) over on the Actuarial Journey website (www.actuarialjourney.com)

IN THE MEANTIME, WE'LL BE ACTIVE IN THE FREE JOURNEYER COMMUNITY FOR ASPIRING ACTUARIES.

Get your invitation before spots fill up: www.actuarialjourney.com/community

Nemo and other aspiring actuaries just like you are in there daily to answer questions and support one another as we take ACTION along our Actuarial Journey. Click the link to get your invitation while available!

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE ACTUARIAL EXAM WORKSHOP: Claim your spot on the next online workshop now! Go to www.actuarialjourney.com/webinar to sign up.: Come learn with us LIVE as we go through an actuarial exam workshop specifically tailor to help give you the framework and foundation to pass your exams quickly while still having the time for other things in your life. This is something all aspiring actuaries should attend!
  2. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  3. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  5. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills)
Nov 2, 2015

 

ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-IN!

This episode focuses on the ACCOUNTABILITY portion of Actuarial Journey's mission of providing Guidance, Support, and Accountability to aspiring actuaries.

My question for you: Are you putting what you're learning here into action? Find out how you act on more of what you learn during today's episode

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/58 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Also You don't want to miss the Online Actuarial Exam Workshop that we're holding which is geared to helping you make the move for knowing what to do to ACTUALLY DOING IT! 

Join us for an upcoming webinar where you can learn about that and more about the Trailblazer Community & Actuarial Exam Mastery Program: https://www.actuarialjourney.com/webinar

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE ACTUARIAL EXAM WORKSHOP: Claim your spot on the next online workshop now! Go to www.actuarialjourney.com/webinar to sign up.: Come learn with us LIVE as we go through an actuarial exam workshop specifically tailor to help give you the framework and foundation to pass your exams quickly while still having the time for other things in your life. This is something all aspiring actuaries should attend!
  2. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  3. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  5. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills)
Oct 26, 2015

Today's guest is Wendy Liu, FSA, the Head of Global Employee Benefits Solutions for Zurich Insurance.

Wendy shares how she entered the actuarial field, provides insight on some of key areas she feels has led to her success, and also gives her take on the industry as it currently stands. 

By the end of the episode, you'll understand why you should just "go for it" and how that can improve your career and your life. 

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/wendyliu for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE ACTUARIAL EXAM WORKSHOP: Claim your spot on the next online workshop now! Go to www.actuarialjourney.com/webinar to sign up.: Come learn with us LIVE as we go through an actuarial exam workshop specifically tailor to help give you the framework and foundation to pass your exams quickly while still having the time for other things in your life. This is something all aspiring actuaries should attend!
  2. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  3. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  5. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills)
Oct 19, 2015

 

Journeyers! It's been quite some time since we had some 1-on-1 time and, after having a great Journeyer Community Hangout this weekend,  I wanted to take today to sit back and just chat with you all.

Today, I want to share with you some of the top books that I recommend for your actuarial journey. These books all speak to some of our biggest focuses at Actuarial Journey: productivity, success, and living a lifestyle of your choosing while succeeding in your career, 

Here are the recommendations - Listen to the episode to find out why I find each of them to be important.

THE LIST

1) The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

2) The One Thing by Gary Keller

3) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

4) The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

5) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

I'm also going to toss out a bonus book that I didn't mention on the podcast that in retrospect deserves at least a shout out

BONUS: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

 

We're starting the Actuarial Journey Book Club and the first book is The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Get started on it now, and we'll have a book club follow-up in mid-November!

 

We're also hosting a LIVE WEBINAR on Monday Nov. 2nd! Sign up at https://www.actuarialjourney.com/webinar to get details about this and upcoming webinars.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Oct 12, 2015

Part 2 of the conversation with Viktor Antonius, ASA on How Well-Defined Goals Drive Success!

About Today's Guest

Viktor Antonius is a health actuary at a consulting firm in Philadelphia.  He has three years of consulting experience and has worked on a variety of assignments including: health care reform projections, retiree health care strategy, health care pricing and budgeting, actuarial valuations and union negotiations.  Viktor is currently an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and received a B.A. in actuarial science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/viktorantonius for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Oct 5, 2015

Part 1 of the conversation with Viktor Antonius, ASA on How Well-Defined Goals Drive Success!

About Today's Guest

Viktor Antonius is a health actuary at a consulting firm in Philadelphia.  He has three years of consulting experience and has worked on a variety of assignments including: health care reform projections, retiree health care strategy, health care pricing and budgeting, actuarial valuations and union negotiations.  Viktor is currently an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and received a B.A. in actuarial science from the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/viktorantonius for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Sep 28, 2015

Part 2 of the conversation with Alex Barker on Making Success Habits stick !

About Today's Guest

Alex Barker is the chief life alchemist at 66DayExperiment.com. He experiments on his life and business, like reading a book a day, or making healthy habits stick.
By day a pharmacist, by night a hero to his 2 daughters and wife.
His mission is to help men and women find a disciplined approach to success in life and business at 66DayExperiment.com.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/alexbarker for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Sep 21, 2015

Part 1 of the conversation with Alex Barker on Making Success Habits stick !

About Today's Guest

Alex Barker is the chief life alchemist at 66DayExperiment.com. He experiments on his life and business, like reading a book a day, or making healthy habits stick.
By day a pharmacist, by night a hero to his 2 daughters and wife.
His mission is to help men and women find a disciplined approach to success in life and business at 66DayExperiment.com.

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/alexbarker for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Sep 14, 2015

Part 2 of the conversation with Sandy Donovan on Effective Communication!

Effective communication continually in noted as a key business skill for success as an actuary. Today, we'll learn from someone who helps others become more effective with thier communication and ultiimately get more of what they want!

About Today's Guest

Sandy Donovan is a Keynote Consultant and owner of Clearly Influential where she helps small business owners and entrepreneurs deliver powerful and conversational keynotes.   

Sandy uses a combo of quick blog posts, in-depth expert interviews, weekly(ish) newsletters, (plus a range of premium products) to support you while you gain the confidence and know how you need to package up and showcase your content in front of a crowd. (Basically, you’ll become a public speaking pro in no time). 

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/sandydonovan or www.actuarialjourney.com/50 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Sep 7, 2015

Effective communication continually in noted as a key business skill for success as an actuary. Today, we'll learn from someone who helps others become more effective with thier communication and ultiimately get more of what they want!

About Today's Guest

Sandy Donovan is a Keynote Consultant and owner of Clearly Influential where she helps small business owners and entrepreneurs deliver powerful and conversational keynotes.   

Sandy uses a combo of quick blog posts, in-depth expert interviews, weekly(ish) newsletters, (plus a range of premium products) to support you while you gain the confidence and know how you need to package up and showcase your content in front of a crowd. (Basically, you’ll become a public speaking pro in no time). 

Visit https://www.actuarialjourney.com/sandydonovan or www.actuarialjourney.com/50 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

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Aug 31, 2015

Ever wonder how an exam question came to be? Why are they so hard? Who dreams up what they should be? Today, we're continuing our conversation with John Popiolek who shares his experiences as an actuarial exam grader and writer. While he's not speaking on behalf of his employer or the SOA/CAS, his insight is something many Journeyers will find useful!

About Today's Guest

John Popiolek has been a pension actuarial consultant since 1987. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and after completing his FSA has served as an exam writer and grader. He lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and daughter. 

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/johnpopiolek or www.actuarialjourney.com/49 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Aug 24, 2015

About Today's Guest

John Popiolek has been a pension actuarial consultant since 1987. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and after completing his FSA has served as an exam writer and grader. He lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and daughter. 

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/johnpopiolek or www.actuarialjourney.com/48 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Aug 17, 2015

Let's continue our conversation with Aman Jetha as he shows us how building relationships looks like in action.

In the prior episode, we heard all about Aman's Actuarial Journey. This episode, he'll share his tips and experiences building relationships and being a part of actuarial communities and how he went about doing that. 

Visit https:/www.actuarialjourney.com/amanjetha or https://www.actuarialjourney.com/47 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

About Today's Guest

Aman is an actuarial "boomerang". His path includes roles in benefits consulting, music performance, teaching, and finance. Having gotten all of that out of his system, Aman is part of a rotating actuarial student program at a health insurer.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Aug 10, 2015

Looking to understand how building relationships looks like in action?

Aman Jetha shares how building relationships has helped lead in to success in today's interviews.

Visit www.actuarialjourney.com/amanjetha or www.actuarialjourney.com/46 for the  session highlights and accompanying resources.

About Today's Guest

Aman is an actuarial "boomerang". His path includes roles in benefits consulting, music performance, teaching, and finance. Having gotten all of that out of his system, Aman is part of a rotating actuarial student program at a health insurer.

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
Jul 20, 2015

The other day, I was talking to two friends who recently changed careers to become actuaries. We were discussing how they actually got their jobs (one full time and the other internship) though they did not start down the actuarial path right after undergrad.

 

The answer was the same for both of them – building relationships from informational conversations.

 

That’s really great news if you’re a person who is comfortable engaging strangers. But what if you’re not one of those people. How can you still build great relationships, especially at in-person events like career fairs or the IABA annual meeting (https://www.actuarialjourney.com/iaba15)

 

Today’s episode dives into that question for all of you Journeys.

 

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/45 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

After this episode, you’ll be able to:
 
•Identify three techniques to building relationships as an introverted person

• Apply one of three techniques at your next career fair


Want more help with your actuarial journey?

FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.

FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.

FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle

FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "Community" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.

Jul 13, 2015

Effective Communication is the ultimate purpose for gaining and strengthening your communication skills. 

 

At it's core, effective communication is any way that you communicate where the intended audience understands the indended message. This episode focuses on 3 Key Principles for Effective Communication that will help you along your Actuarial Journey.

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/44 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

 

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

 After this episode, you’ll be able to:

 • Apply 3 key principles for achieving effective communication

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Click Link or Text "SKILLS" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  2. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Click Link or Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Free Video Series: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Click Link or Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444)!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. Get the Today's Show Highlights and FREE and INSTANT ACCESS to any Videos, Worksheets, and tools that accompany this episode.
Jul 6, 2015

Communication skills represent a skillset that actuarial companies are looking for the employees at all levels to develop further.

 

At Actuarial Journey, our focus is on Communicating Effectively, and developing and applying the communication and other business skills that allow for that. To accomplish that though, we need to make sure we're starting from the same foundation and debunk some common myths people have about verbal, written, and visual communication.

 

Download the 'Avoiding the 3 Myths of Effective Communciation Roadmap' that will help you navigate your way around each of the three myths with a checklist of options.Just click this link, http://www.actuarialjourney.com/43download, to add this roadmap to your actuarial toolkit.

 

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/43 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

 

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

 

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

 

• Identify 3 Myths about communicating effectively

• Utilize at least one technique for each myth to avoid it

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Click Link or Text "SKILLS" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  2. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Click Link or Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Free Video Series: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Click Link or Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444)!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. Get the Today's Show Highlights and FREE and INSTANT ACCESS to any Videos, Worksheets, and tools that accompany this episode.
Jun 29, 2015

Today, we'll discuss how actuaries and aspiring actuaries can go about developing business skills at work, school, and in their extracurriculars.

 

Download the Business Skills Development Cheat Sheet that capture some ways you can build and demostrate your business skills. We're even added a few more examples as a bonus. Just click this link, http://www.actuarialjourney.com/42download, to add this cheat sheet to your actuarial toolkit.

 

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/42 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

 

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

 

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

• Identify past and current experiences where you have build business skills

• Take inventory of the skills that you currenlty have

• Seize and Create opportunites to both develop and apply new businsess skills

 

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Click Link or Text "SKILLS" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  2. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Click Link or Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Free Video Series: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Click Link or Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444)!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. Get the Today's Show Highlights and FREE and INSTANT ACCESS to any Videos, Worksheets, and tools that accompany this episode.
Jun 22, 2015

“Business skills” are often brought up as something that actuaries need to have in order to be successful.

The question is: What business skills matter for actuaries? 

This was laid out in the Actuarial Talent: Supply and Demand Study that was performed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

During this episode, I share some of the takeaways I gathered from reading the report and discuss how you can apply them on your actuarial journey going forward.

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/41 for the session highlights and accompanying resources. 

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

• Identify common business skills that actuarial employers desire from entry level and mid-level career actuaries

• Understand some of the trends and challenges for actuaries in the  Healthcare, Life Insurance, Property and Casualty, and Pension space and how these business skills apply within the context of their businesses

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Click Link or Text "SKILLS" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  2. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Click Link or Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Free Video Series: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Click Link or Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444)!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  4. Get the Today's Show Highlights and FREE and INSTANT ACCESS to any Videos, Worksheets, and tools that accompany this episode.
Jun 8, 2015

Today, I share the top lessons I picked up from the job hunt during my career change that apply universally. Whether you’re considering becoming an actuary or curious about what else you can apply your actuarial background to in your career, this episode is sure to deliver value. Let’s do this!

Visit http://www.actuarialjourney.com/40 for the session highlights and accompanying resources.

 

**Destination of Today’s Journey**

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

• Understand 5 insights to keep in mind when looking for a job

• Differentiate yourself from other candidates going for the same job, even without direct experience

• Build confidence that you are good enough, your experience is relevant, and that you will have success in your career

 

Want more help with your actuarial journey? 

  1. FREE ASPRING ACTUARIES COMMUNITY: Join the Journeyer Community (Text "COMMUNITY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/community): Come be a part of this unique community of aspiring actuaries and mentors (aka Journeyers and Sherpas) united for the common goals of providing Guidance, Accountability, and Support throughout all stages of your Actuarial Journey.
  2. FREE VIDEO SERIES: Achieving your Ideal Work Life Balance (Text "AJEXAM" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/exams): This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  3. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Entry-Level Actuarial Job Course (Text "ACTUARY" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/jobs): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  4. FREE ONLINE COURSE: Business Skills for Actuaries (Text "SKILLS" to 33-444 or click link http://www.actuarialjourney.com/skills): a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
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