What does it take to move to a new country and relaunch your life? In Career Relaunch Episode 21, Manuel Chilet shares his unique story of transplanting himself from Valencia, Spain to London, UK, shifting from Sales to the Hospitality industry. He now works on the concierge team at the W Hotel in London. During the episode, Manuel shares some useful tips on the impact a positive attitude can have on your career prospects, how to recreate your life and career in a new country, and a glimpse into the world of hotel hospitality. In the Mental Fuel® segment, I’ll answer a listener question about how to manage having lots of different career interests.

Key Career Insights

  1. Societal norms often put pressure on us to build lives that may look good from the outside, but can leave you feeling unsatisfied within.
  2. Being comfortable with your life can and often does make it much more difficult to make a change, even if you know that change can bring you much more happiness
  3. Just like when you’re in a new city, you have to be open to exploring new paths in your career because you might be surprised about what ends up resonating with you.

Tweetables to Share

Resources Mentioned

  • Career Relaunch has been named as one of the Top 10 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs by AllBusiness. Check out the full list of Top 10 podcasts.
  • Learn more about connecting with people outside our immediate network with marketer turned interior designer Noz Nozawa in Career Relaunch Episode 6
  • This idea of exploring a few different areas simultaneously is something we talked about back in Career Relaunch Episode 9 with the cosmetics export manager turned naturopath Audrey Lemargue
  • The concept of pursuing different career paths in sequence is something we talked about in Career Relaunch Episode 20 with the sniper turned magician Julian Mather.

Listener Challenge

At the end of this episode’s Mental Fuel® segment, I alluded to the idea of surrounding yourself with people who make you happy. My challenge to you find one person this week who makes you feel good when you’re around them—either a colleague or friend–who makes you feel energized, and you haven’t talked to in a while, and take the initiative to reconnect with them. Who will you plan to reconnect with? I’m actually planning to reconnect with Manuel when his episode airs!

About Manuel Chilet


Manuel Chilet at the W Hotel, Leicester Square in London, UK

Manuel Chilet was born in Spain and moved to London, England eight years ago. He decided to change his relatively comfortable life as a sales coordinator in Spain to start a career in hospitality in London. After relaunching his life in London, he eventually went on to become part of the concierge team at the W Hotel in Leicester Square London.

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About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu is dedicated to helping people relaunch their careers and have more meaningful careers. As a public speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch® podcast, he shares insights from relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals to more effectively marketing their personal brands.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.