Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

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How do creative people make a living doing what they love? What strategies have been proven to turn passion into a profit? Host Cathy Heller finds the answers from successful creators such as makeup icon Bobbi Brown, author Gretchen Rubin, designer Jonathan Adler, bakers, songwriters, comedians, photographers, animators, and more. Go inside these inspirational stories and come away with hard-hitting advice on how to end the slump, quit the 9-5, and get paid to pursue your life's purpose.

Episodes

Amy Porterfield on How to Master Online Marketing  

Amy Porterfield - social media marketing strategist, author, and podcaster - helps tons of entrepreneurs to grow, engage, and build meaningful relationships with their followers. She explains how to use online tools such as Facebook Groups and email lists, how to get out of a rut, and why you don’t have to overwork yourself to enjoy the Hotel Bel-Air experience. Get your free worksheet here https://cathyheller.lpages.co/36-become-the-go-to-source/ Thanks to RXBAR! Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/dreamjob promo code DREAMJOB.

Why Wait For January 1st? - Q&A with Cathy  

How can you build more energy to achieve your goals? What should you prioritize - your family, your day job, or your side hustle? Why should you make September 4th your new January 1st? Cathy answers these questions, and more! with additional advice about staying accountable, and writing a cold email that stands out from the crowd. Thanks to ShipStation! Try it for FREE for 30 days AND, get an additional month free with promo code DREAMJOB. Thanks to the Work In Progress podcast! Follow along on Twitter @slackstories or at slack.com/podcast. Thanks to Society 6! Get 20% off and FREE shipping by going to Society6.com/dreamjob and enter dreamjob at checkout.

Q&A at Podcast Movement with OG Podcaster Luria Petrucci  

Cathy joins Luria Petrucci, Podcast Hall of Fame inductee and live video expert to answer some of your questions at Podcast Movement. How do you balance all your passions? Should you quit your day job, or stay financially responsible (but also slightly miserable)? When should a side hustle start making a profit? Luria also shares her journey of building a tech podcast with millions of followers, then switching gears to teach live video strategies. She explains how you can build valuable relationships online, how often you should go live, what two types of content you should stream, and why being scared is a great sign. Thanks to Blue Apron! Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE — with FREE SHIPPING — at BlueApron.com/DREAMJOB. Thanks to Society 6! Get 20% off and FREE shipping by going to Society6.com/dreamjob and enter dreamjob at checkout.

Don Most Never Stops Dreaming + Q&A with Cathy  

This week, Cathy answers your questions about how to break through an overly saturated market, and whether you should keep persisting or try a new approach. Then she chats with actor Donny Most, who gained stardom as the beloved Ralph Malph on the incredible TV show "Happy Days." After leaving the series, Don faced the harsh reality of typecasting in Hollywood - but used the obstacles to open new doors for creativity. Don explains how he eventually pursued his first love of singing big band swing, what has kept him humble throughout the fame, and why you should forget the safety net and just trust yourself. Thanks to the Work In Progress podcast! Follow along on Twitter @slackstories or at slack.com/podcast. Thank you LeTote! Go to Letote.com and use promo code dreamjob to get 50% off your first month. Thank you Beachbody On Demand! Text DreamJob to 303030 for a FREE trial membership and get full access to this entire platform for FREE!

Trina Turk Says What She Wants  

Fashion designer Trina Turk dove into the apparel industry early in her career, but she always knew her destiny was in something bigger and better than just swimsuits. After a couple layoffs, she finally started designing her own clothes - but also discovered the headaches of running a business. She shares why not having a clear business plan can be an advantage, when you should move onto a new job, and why you need to stand up and say what you want, even if you don't think you'll get it. Thanks to ShipStation! Try it for FREE for 30 days and get an additional month free with promo code DREAMJOB. Thanks to LOVEPOP! Go to lovepop.com/dreamjob to enter the Lovepop Birthday Sweepstakes for 50 3D Birthday Cards in 2018!

#HustleHard - Q&A with Cathy  

This week Cathy answers your questions about making your dream job a reality. How much does social media really help grow your business? How do you decide on a name for your blog? The Q&A also includes what to do when your significant other isn't completely supportive, how to stay motivated when you're feeling down, and how to convert your online followers into paying customers. Thanks to Skillshare! Get one month of unlimited access -- absolutely FREE! Go to www.skillshare.com/DreamJob Thank you Work In Progress podcast! Follow along on Twitter @slackstories or at slack.com/podcast.

Choreographer Mandy Moore Speaks Her Truth  

Mandy Moore is an Emmy-nominated choreographer, whose routines have been performed in "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing With the Stars," "Silver Linings Playbook," and that film you might’ve heard of, "La La Land." Mandy's work has always been about happiness and joy, but she stumbled at times, losing her confidence. She shares why she's now grateful for those dark times, why it’s okay to be lame, and why you shouldn’t settle for the first option. Thank you LeTote! Go to Letote.com and use promo code dreamjob to get 50% off your first month. Thanks to the Work In Progress podcast! Follow along on Twitter @slackstories or at slack.com/podcast. Thank you Brooklinen! Get $20 off plus free shipping when you go to Brooklinen.com use promo code dreamjob.

Installation Artist David Wiseman Breaks Down the Big Picture  

Installation artist David Wiseman always loved design and drawing, but it was a small, ceramic deer that really kicked off his career. Since then, David’s ceiling installations have been featured in venues such as Christian Dior Shanghai, Design Miami, and global cities like London, New York, and Los Angeles. David lays out the foundational values that have carried him throughout his craftsmanship - ​​why artists can make money and not be sellouts, and why sharing your creative passion is a privilege and a responsibility for humanity. Thank you Blue Apron! Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE — with FREE SHIPPING — at BlueApron.com/DREAMJOB. Thanks to Work In Progress for their support! Follow along on Twitter @slackstories or at slack.com/podcast. Thank you Beachbody On Demand! Text DreamJob to 303030 for a FREE trial membership and get full access to this entire platform for FREE!

Halo Top’s Doug Bouton Never Looks Back  

Halo Top President & COO Doug Bouton planned to quit his lawyer job from the day he started. What motivated him to abandon a steady six-figure income and help start a healthy ice cream business with no safety net? Find out how Halo Top used grassroots marketing to build a strong social media following, what you should look for in a good business partner, and why you should just say “yes” to business opportunities - even if you don’t have a plan. Thanks to Slack! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com. Thanks to RXBAR! Get 25% off your first order at RXbar.com/dreamjob promo code DREAMJOB. Thanks to ShipStation! Try it for FREE for 30 days AND get an additional month free with promo code DREAMJOB

Grappling with Your Muses with Jonathan Adler  

Jonathan Adler - the king of modern chic design - was once told that he had no talent, that art was not his calling, that he should just give up. So how did he rediscover his love for pottery and become an insider of the design world? Jonathan also shares how a trip to Peru expanded his cottage industry into a prosperous company, how naivety and desperation resulted in opportunities, and why he doesn’t always follow his parents’ advice. Thanks to Casper! Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/dreamjob and use code dreamjob. Thanks to Hubble! Go to hubblecontacts.com and to get your first two weeks FREE! Thank you Brooklinen! Get $20 off - plus FREE shipping - when you go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code dreamjob

Building Momentum with Side Hustler Nick Loper  

Side Hustle Nation creator Nick Loper wears numerous hats as an entrepreneur, author, blogger, and podcaster. But where does he find the time to do it all? How does he prioritize when there’s so much on the to-do list? Find out his best tips on time management, life hacks to work more efficiently, and the 5 things you need to know before you make your side hustle into a full-time business. Thank you Blue Apron! Support the show by going to BlueApron.com/DREAMJOB and get your first THREE meals FREE — with FREE shipping! Thanks to LeTote! Go to Letote.com and use promo code dreamjob to get 50% off your first month.

Taking the Jump with Verve Coffee Co-Founder Colby Barr  

Colby Barr, co-founder of Verve Coffee grew up with a love for adventure, music, and mapmaking - which isn’t the most obvious blend for a career in coffee roasting. What inspired him to reach out to his old friend Ryan O’Donovan and started a simple coffee shop? Colby also shares how he brewed a brand with class and integrity, how they expanded Verve Coffee nationally and internationally, and why making mistakes means you’re doing something right. Thank you Wistia! Start your free account at wistia.com. Thanks to Hubble! Go to Hubblecontacts.com and to get your first two weeks FREE! Thank you SmileDirectClub! Get 50% off your SmileDirectClub evaluation kit at smiledirectclub.com and use the code DreamJob.

Standing Out from the Competition with Jewelry Designer Freida Rothman  

Freida Rothman has sold her luxury jewelry and accessories in giant national retail stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. After years of helping other designers perfect their label, she realized that her name deserved to be on her own collection. She explains what homework she did to find untapped markets within the jewelry business, how networking at trade shows resulted in an opportunity with Nordstrom, and how you can have realistic expectations but continue to fight for your dream. Thanks to SkillShare! Get one month of unlimited access -- absolutely FREE! Go to www.skillshare.com/DreamJob Thank you Slack! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com.

Designing Your Destiny with Carly Cylinder  

Carly Cylinder is a floral designer, author, and owner of a thriving flower business, Flour LA. Although a devout lover of all things floral, her dedication towards her dream wasn't always as strong. She explains how she rebuilt her company after moving across the country, how she finally convinced doubtful publishers to make her book, and why perseverance will ultimately lead you to your goal. Thanks to Wistia for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Start your free account today at wistia.com. Thank you Blue Apron for making this show possible! Go to BlueApron.com/DREAMJOB and get your first three meals FREE - with FREE SHIPPING!

Love Your Natural Self with Bobbi Brown  

Bobbi Brown is a legendary professional makeup artist, writer, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. But before creating her empire, she was just a girl with a passion for projects, and - thanks to her slight naïveté - the guts to contact major players in the modeling and makeup industries. Find out how a casual party conversation got her products on the floors of Bergdorf Goodman, what she’s working on since leaving the company, and how you can stop comparing yourself and remember to just have fun. Thanks to Slack for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com Also big thanks to LeTote! Go to LeTote.com and use promo code DreamJob for 50% off your first month!

Celebrating Your Community with SusieCakes  

Susan Sarich, SusieCakes founder and EY's 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, bounced around jobs until she realized she was missing out on life's milestones. So instead, she started a bakery to celebrate them. She shares her recipe for financially preparing your business, fighting rejection from 22 banks, spreading the word about your product, and finding a team that will understand and expand your vision. Thank you Wistia for supporting Don't Keep Your Day Job! Start your free account today at wistia.com Thanks to SkillShare for supporting Don’t Keep your Day Job! Get one month of unlimited access -- absolutely FREE! Go to www.skillshare.com/DreamJob

Discover Your Worth with Kristeen Griffin-Grimes  

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes’ boutique company, French Girl Organics has a successful line of luxury skincare and beauty products across the country - and it’s only getting bigger. So how did this business blossom from Kristeen’s simple love for botany and French aesthetics? She also shares what lessons we can all learn from the European lifestyle, how Etsy led to popular retailers like Anthropologie, where she’s planning to expand next, and why gratitude and confidence are essential to achieving your dreams. Thank you Casper for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Save $50 on a mattress at Casper http://www.casper.com/dreamjob and use code dreamjob. Thanks to Slack for being a supporter of our podcast! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com

Making A Difference with Ed Begley Jr.  

Ed Begley Jr. ("St. Elsewhere," "Better Call Saul," "Arrested Development") is a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor who has become a household name. As the son of an Oscar-winning actor, he thought he had a free pass to Hollywood stardom. But when no job offers came, he realized he was missing the first step - training. He shares how the harsh truth motivated him to hone his craft, why he got involved in environmentalism, how he’s successfully followed more than one passion, and what you can do to leave your non-carbon footprint in the world. Thank you LeTote for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Go to LeTote.com and use promo code DreamJob for 50% off your first month. Thanks to Wistia for their support! Start your free account at wistia.com.

Defining Your Happiness with Gretchen Rubin  

Gretchen Rubin, #1 bestselling author ("The Happiness Project," "Better Than Before") and host of the critically acclaimed podcast "Happier with Gretchen Rubin" joins Cathy to dish out the secrets on how to be happy. How do you first identify what truly makes you happy? How can understanding your personality type help you set smart goals towards success? She also explains how to change your habits, how to be accountable for your progress, and why we all deserve to be happy. Thanks to Slack for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com. Thanks to Away for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Go to awaytravel.com/dreamjob and use the promo code dreamjob to get $20 off your order.

Painting an Artistic Revolution with Rebecca Schweiger  

Rebecca Schweiger - internationally acclaimed artist, author, and founder of New York City’s #1 art school, the Art Studio NY - was already successfully selling her paintings in art galleries by the time she graduated college. But something was still missing. How did she transform her small New York apartment into an art studio where she could teach classes? What helped her increase her group of students from 5 to 1000? She also explains how she charged through the fear of starting a new chapter, why you shouldn’t try to be perfect, and why we as creative individuals need to give everyone the opportunity to experience art. Thank you Blue Apron! Support the show by going to BlueApron.com/dreamjob and get your first three meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING!

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