Podcast

Don't Keep Your Day Job

Are you thirsty for more joy in your everyday? Do you want to get paid to do what you love? Do you want to figure out your greatest passion, your purpose, and how to turn that into a profitable, thriving full-time career? Each week, host Cathy Heller has honest conversations with successful creative entrepreneurs about the hands-on, practical steps to make a living doing what lights you up, and build a life that you can't wait to wake up to every single day. You've got so much to contribute and ...more

Episodes

  • Another Powerful Coaching Session with a Brave Listener

    Apr 18 2019

    How can having the courage to share your story become your superpower? Cathy shares another moving conversation with a listener Olivia, an actress, standup comedian, and performer who isn't sure which direction to take. They get deep into how to get clarity when you're exploring multiple interests, how to build a financially sustainable business by telling your story, and how to use the power of radical vulnerability to create an impact. - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book

  • A Meaningful Conversation with the Best-Selling Author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson

    Apr 15 2019

    How does your pain transform into purpose? Mark Manson, best-selling author and blogger has helped millions around the world get clear on their values instead of chasing their illusionary goals. He reveals how to use your mind’s negative bias to your advantage, how to fail your way into success, and how your sacrifices build meaning in your life. - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Download the free cheat sheet for this episode! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/mark-manson-che...more

  • How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

    Apr 11 2019

    How will your life be impacted in the next 5, 10, or 20 years if you refuse to let go of your limiting beliefs? In this episode, Cathy gets deep with a listener who feels discouraged from the slow growth of her podcast audience. This coaching call digs into the origin of our limiting beliefs are rooted, what questions you need to answer to find your tribe, and how to free yourself from shame. - Join a meetup group! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/meetup-group/ - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkee...more

  • How a Florist Designed A Life With No Regrets - Emma Elizabeth Bates

    Apr 08 2019

    How can you create a life with no regrets? Emma Elizabeth Bates, floral designer at Steelcut Flower Co. was stuck at an architecture firm, worrying that life was passing her by and she would never have the chance to add beauty to the world. She shares how she heeded the signs of her wakeup call, why you don’t always have to start from scratch, how to make the transition from your day job when not everyone supports your vision, and how to keep stepping forward through the fear. - Download the...more

  • How to Build Your Confidence

    Apr 04 2019

    How can you have more self-esteem and belief in your worth? This episode features Cathy's coaching call with a listener Jamie, who is an opera singer struggling to find the confidence to declare her value. It's an eye-opening conversation about how to expand your passion into alternate routes towards business, how to identify what lights you up the most, and how to stop tolerating a life that's less than what you deserve. - Pre-order Cathy's book! https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Si...more

  • How to Level Up Your Business

    Apr 01 2019

    What are some essential steps you should take to elevate your ideas and your business? Cathy shares a few audience questions from the epic Dreamtopia Workshop, plus some of this show's most memorable nuggets of wisdom and stories. Soak up these pieces of advice on how to rewire your money mindset, how to provide more value through your content, and what opportunities await when you take the initiative to open the door. - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Sign up for the b...more

  • How A Couple Shared Their Struggles & Changed the World - Danielle Silverstein

    Mar 28 2019

    How did a couple in a struggling marriage gather a massive podcast audience just by being honest? Danielle Silverstein, co-host of the Marriage and Martinis Podcast couldn't find the show that would help her relationship, so she and her husband Adam created it themselves - but only on the condition that they would be completely raw and real. She shares how in 9 months they built a tribe of over 100,000 Instagram followers, how to find the courage to be messy, and how exposing the imperfections o...more

  • How Starbucks Built an Empire with Empathy - Howard Schultz

    Mar 25 2019

    How did one man’s values and principles transform Starbucks into the coffee legacy that it is today? Howard Schultz, former CEO & Chairman of Starbucks set his dreams on creating that “third place,” a place where people felt connected and loved in a community outside of home and work. He shares how he was inspired to reinvent the Starbucks culture, how to build a solid foundation for your business, who you should surround yourself with, and what it means to lead with humility and humanity. - ...more

  • How to Serve the World

    Mar 21 2019

    What is the essential thing we are all seeking as human beings? How can your contribution fulfill that need? Cathy shares your wins and her wisdom on how to cultivate endurance, courage, and empathy so you can actively make your contribution to the people who need your gifts the most. - Sign up for details on Cathy's retreat! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/retreat-with-cathy/ - Thanks Buffy! Buffy.co, code dreamjob

  • How to Vote For Your Soul - Sarah Blondin

    Mar 18 2019

    How do you rise above your growth points and your fear, and show up for yourself every day? Sarah Blondin had no intention of helping people heal their souls, but her daily practice of journaling catapulted her Live Awake podcast, a sensational self guided meditation. She shares how to take responsibility for your healing in times of pain, how to trust in your intuition, why your authentic material is the key to universal truth, and what brilliant things can happen when you vote for your soul. ...more

  • How Rejection Made a Flower Company Blossom - John Tabis of Bouqs

    Mar 14 2019

    How did a flower business take off after hearing no, no, and more no's? John Tabis, CEO and Co-founder of The Bouqs Company is no stranger to rejection, and it's only helped him grow the brand even more. He shares why a failed Shark Tank appearance made Bouqs thrive, how to validate your side hustle, how to organically grow your network, and how to believe in the impossible. -Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book

  • How to Crowdfund Your Creative Career - Amanda Palmer

    Mar 11 2019

    How did a singer-songwriter raise over $1 million just by asking for help? Amanda Palmer isn’t just a musician, performer, artist, and author - she’s also the master of crowdfunding and connecting with her community. She explains how your art can make people feel less alone, what success and DIY really mean, and what key ingredient you need first to start cultivating relationships with the people who need your gifts the most. - Download the free cheat sheet! https://cathyheller.lpages.c...more

  • How to Get Clear On Your Desire - Heidi Stevens

    Mar 07 2019

    How do you get grounded in your offering and get clarity on who you truly want to serve? Heidi Stevens, the soulful business coach has devoted her life to help creative entrepreneurs heal from their own negativity and expand their careers as their own boss. She answers your questions on how to lean into the work you're meant to contribute, how being resourceful can give you more time, how to pick a passion, and how to start connecting with the people who need your gifts. - Pre-order Cathy's b...more

  • How to Turn Your Hobby Into a 7 Figure Business - Cynthia Jamin

    Mar 04 2019

    How can your story turn your hobby into a multi-million dollar business? Cynthia Jamin, founder of the extraordinary children's dress brand TwirlyGirl struggled with a dark and painful past. But rather than burying it down, she brought her truth into the light and her impact has only soared from there. She shares how to welcome in your shame with with compassion, how to take control of the life you want, and how to switch your focus from selling to creating beautiful, memorable experiences that ...more

  • How to Play Big - Tara Mohr

    Feb 28 2019

    What does it mean to play big? Tara Mohr, author and creator of the Playing Big leadership program has made it her mission to help you step into the version of your more empowered, wiser self. She explains how to speak in a way that communicates your confidence, how to recognize your current calling, how to make a leap, and what tools you need to let it be easy. - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Then get 50% off your coaching sessions with Cathy! cathycoaching.com and c...more

  • How to Disrupt The Status Quo - Miki Agrawal

    Feb 25 2019

    How do you create a movement by defining your own rules? Miki Agrawal, best-selling author and founder of revolutionary brands like Thinx and Tushy has risen as an entrepreneur by challenging society's standards and breaking the limiting preconceptions we believe to be true. She shares the 3 questions to identify whether your business idea has potential, the 3 essentials of a thriving brand, and how to unleash your authentic self and start participating in your own life. - Download the free c...more

  • How to Become A Broadway Star - Jessica Vosk

    Feb 21 2019

    How did a successful Wall Street career girl find the courage to leave a stable job and pursue a Broadway dream? Jessica Vosk took her panic attacks as a sign that she wasn't where she could serve the most, so she took the leap to become a Broadway performer and musical extraordinaire. However, the journey was far from easy. She shares the work it took to become Elphaba in Wicked, how to live without regret, and how accepting and sharing your transparent self is the most empowering act you can d...more

  • How to Make Fear Your Friend - Meera Lee Patel

    Feb 18 2019

    How do you let fear guide you towards the person you really are? Meera Lee Patel, best-selling author and artist used her fear as a sign to take her 7-year freelance side hustle into a full-time career. She sheds a light on how to stop avoiding the things that scare you, how to find love and joy in your biggest imperfections, and how to recognize the strengths that have blossomed from your “failures.” - Download the free cheat sheet from this episode! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/meera-lee-p...more

  • Why Happiness is Overrated - Emily Esfahani Smith

    Feb 14 2019

    Instead of happiness, what should we really strive towards? Emily Esfahani Smith, writer, author and TEDTalk speaker has spent years researching the power of a meaningful life. She explains how to infuse the four pillars of meaning into your everyday existence, how to change your story, and why you don't need to have purpose in your work in order to be fulfilled and make your contribution. - Pre-order Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Grab a $25 ticket to Dreamtopia Workshop with c...more

  • How to Be Okay With Not Feeling Okay - Dani DiPirro

    Feb 11 2019

    How can you sit with your feelings and let them fuel your creativity? Dani DiPirro, author, blogger, illustrator, and creator of Positively Present was in a dark place when she realized that happiness was not going to be her solution - but instead, having a little more awareness and positivity. She shares how you can transform your negative thoughts, what makes you stand out the most, how to lose the shame around whatever you’re feeling, and why sharing your emotions through art is one of the he...more

  • How to Discover Your Self Worth - Kate Northrup

    Feb 07 2019

    How does raising your self worth affect your time and money struggles? Kate Northrup, entrepreneur and best-selling author grew up believing that her productivity was equal to her worth. But now she helps people around the world realize that we're all made of stardust, and we can achieve more by actually doing less. She shares how you can get clear on where to direct your time and energy, how to manage the mom guilt, and how to open up to financial abundance by dropping the drama and loving your...more

  • How to Be A Flourishing Freelancer - Joy Cho

    Feb 04 2019

    What does it take to build your own successful freelance career? Joy Cho, designer, blogger, author, creator, and founder of Oh Joy! has navigated the seas of freelancing before her business took off. She explains how to pitch yourself to brands for collaborations, what you need to know about healthcare as a self-employed creative, and how to turn the constant social media comparisons into inspiration. - Download this week's cheat sheet! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/joy-cho-cheat-sheet/ - J...more

  • How Cats & Coffee Inspired a Thriving Business - Zanetta Kok

    Jan 31 2019

    How did coffee resurrect confidence and courage in a failed entrepreneur? Zanetta Kok, founder of Kitty Town Coffee was feeling lost in a sweet corporate job, a side hustle that had no sales, and a yearning to find fulfillment in her work. She shares how her generosity led to a viral moment, how to trust yourself amongst the doubters, and how raw vulnerability transformed a mob into a supportive community. - Support Zanetta & your coffee fix at KittyTownCoffee.com! Use code Cathy15 for 15% of...more

  • How to Find the Road to Success - Susie Moore

    Jan 28 2019

    What would happen if you stopped being so serious and let it be easy? How do you stop walking the path of resistance and find the road to success? Susie Moore, life coach, author, and columnist was stuck in a corporate job when she started her side hustle, coaching clients without even having any certification. Just 18 months later, she had a thriving, full-time business. She shares how your content can be published for a massive audience, why rejection is just an illusion, and how to start devo...more

  • How to Launch A Jewelry Collection - Marcela Ponce

    Jan 24 2019

    How do you create a jewelry line that gets featured in the world of fashion? Marcela Ponce, designer and co-founder of Demarson debuted her own jewelry collection without a full, perfectly thought out plan. But within just a few months, she gathered the attention of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Modi Operandi, and a major celebrity in the fashion and design industry. She shares how she's empowering people through her pieces, how to stand by your prices, and what opportunities appear when you have the ...more

  • How to Change The World Without Being An Expert - Suze Schwartz of Unplug Meditation

    Jan 21 2019

    When you discover a passion that can save your life, how do you dive in head first without any background knowledge whatsoever? Suze Schwartz, founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation was by no means an expert of meditation when she had the idea to open a meditation studio. But knowing that this is what she’s meant to do gave her the gumption to curate a community of meditation and mindfulness teachers that has now transformed people all over the world. She shares how meditation can change your appr...more

  • How a Vegan Blogger Made $80,000 in 3 Months - Tomi Makanjuola

    Jan 17 2019

    How did a vegan blogger gather the courage to hit publish, and then make over a year's worth of income? Tomi Makanjuola, chef, cookbook author, and blogger at the Vegan Nigerian had been blogging and opening pop-up restaurants as a side project, but her limited mindset kept letting her procrastinate on her dreams. She explains how the podcast helped evaporate her fear and self-doubt, how she made over $80,000 from her e-book in just 3 months, and how she gave herself permission to recognize her ...more

  • How to Live Life On Your Terms - Sarah Knight

    Jan 14 2019

    How can you let go of the expectations that don’t serve you, and start living as your unapologetic self? Sarah Knight, the bestselling author and TEDTalk speaker quit her fancy NYC publishing job, uprooted her life to the Dominican Republic, and now helps people all over the world live on their own terms too. She shares how to stop worrying about what other people think, which anxieties actually deserve your time and energy, and how you can transform your struggles into achievable goals towards ...more

  • How to Build a Bookstore on Wheels - Brandi Morpurgo

    Jan 10 2019

    How does a silly little idea for a mobile bookstore become a reality? Brandi Morpurgo, creator of Daisy Chain Book Co. had a lifelong love for books, but she wanted to spread the stories to each person's heart in a more personal way. She shares how she got the courage to forge ahead with her idea - even when there was no proof it would work, why bringing value and making personal connections is the best way to find your tribe, and why stories are timeless treasures to the doors of all that is po...more

  • How Ice Cream Saves The World - Natasha Case of Coolhaus

    Jan 07 2019

    How can you inspire another person through a pure experience of enjoying the best ice cream ever? Coolhaus co-founder Natasha Case was exploring her love of “farchitecture” (food + architecture) when she realized she could spread happiness and impact through her architecturally inspired, delicious ice cream pints and ice cream sandwiches. She shares how her bare bones business became a viral sensation, how to craft a successful brand, how to stand behind the price that your product is worth, and...more

  • How Empathy Launched A Viral Movement - Emily McDowell

    Jan 03 2019

    How can you infuse more empathy and more of your authentic self in your work? Emily McDowell, writer, illustrator, and founder of Emily McDowell & Friends combined her past pain with her love for writing and illustrating to create greeting cards that perfectly encapsulate life’s emotionally awkward moments. She talks about how your creative work can solve a problem, why your business should be based in something you love, how to build awareness of your crazy thought spiral, and how to stop the a...more

  • How 2018's Best Wisdom Creates Your Best New Year

    Dec 31 2018

    How will the best lessons of 2018 help you make 2019 the BEST YEAR EVER?! Cathy shares the standout advice from a few of our favorite conversations with guests like Jen Sincero, Seth Godin, Jenna Fischer, Martha Beck, and many more! Take their wisdom into 2019 and make this the year you stop playing small, start getting messy, shine your light into the world, and open your arms to welcome the beautiful and fulfilling life that you truly deserve. - Download the Free cheat sheet to make 2019 yo...more

  • How a Cheesecake Craving Led to A Calling - Greg Franklin

    Dec 27 2018

    When you spend most of your life not knowing your passion, how is it possible to ever find your purpose? Greg Franklin, baker and founder of The Cheesecake Ninja was a failure in home ec, a bored factory worker, and a lost soul without a hobby that was worth pursuing. But when a picture of a cheesecake popped on his screen, something told him to try it out...and the rest is history. He shares the story of how he found the audience for his cheesecake creations, what pushed him this year to make t...more

  • How an Unemployed Journalist Rose Into a Filmmaker - Becky Scott

    Dec 24 2018

    When you’re a writer who can’t type anymore, how do you pull yourself up, change course, rediscover your dream, and make it come true? In this special Listener Success Story, Becky Scott shares how a medical disability left her unemployed and devastated. Yet she found a silver lining and used that freedom to explore her childhood passion of filmmaking. Through her belief and passion, her journey has included writing and directing her very first film Asking For It, landing dream actors, getting t...more

  • Set A Meeting With Yourself

    Dec 20 2018

    You spend the whole day running around, trying to "get things done." But what do you actually accomplish in the long run if you can't even take 5 minutes to get quiet, sit with yourself, and listen to the thing that's speaking to you? Cathy shares why we need to stop and breathe and what unbelievable wins you've made this week. She also features a chat with By the Book podcast hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg, who explain the lessons they've learned while experimenting in the self-hel...more

  • How to Use Words to Make Your Audience Love You - Laura Belgray

    Dec 17 2018

    How do you write about yourself in a way that makes people fall in love with you, imperfections and all? Too often we think, “No one wants to know about me. I’m boring. I’m not an expert. I’m not perfect.” But Laura Belgray, copywriting expert and founder of Talking Shrimp wants you to know that being your flawsome self is actually what makes you stand out the most. She shares the 4 essential components of writing non-sucky copy, key exercises to explore your identity, and the power of sharing m...more

  • Stay in the Flow

    Dec 13 2018

    It's scary to let your walls down. To let love in. To let your intuition guide you. To go for what you want. But life is too short not to give it a shot. Cathy shares your wins, plus a conversation with creative business coach Reina Pomeroy about the 7 essential pillars of a business, dealing with the overwhelm of managing a dream job and a family, and taking a break amidst the chaos to find joy. Come to our 2-day workshop! dreamtopiaworkshop.com Join a meetup group! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/m...more

  • How to Map What You Desire Most - Danielle LaPorte

    Dec 10 2018

    How do you get clear on what brings you the most joy and enthusiasm? How can focusing on that one thing bring you more prosperity? Danielle LaPorte, best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and a beacon of light has suffered the consequences of workaholism and having too many passion projects - and she wants you to know it doesn’t have to be that way. She explains what inner work can help identify your true desires, create self-compassion, and illuminate your own worth. - Download the free...more

  • Trust in the Things You Love

    Dec 06 2018

    How can you start focusing your energy on the things that make you most happy? Cathy shares how she's making space for the most important projects in her life, what wins you made this week, and a conversation with fitness & health expert Jen Cohen about setting tangible goals to recognize your full potential. - Come to our 2-day live event in March 2019! https://cathy-heller.teachable.com/p/live-event - Join a local or virtual meetup group! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/meetup-groups - Hit your goal...more

  • How an Immigrant Worked from Rags to Riches - Edible Arrangements Tariq Farid

    Dec 03 2018

    How does giving back to your community result in an international empire with over 1200 locations? Tariq Farid, founder of Edible Arrangements grew up with very little money - but also with an entrepreneurial spirit and a wise mother who taught him the power of keeping your customers happy. He’s used that guidance to go the extra mile and “Wow!” every person who buys his fresh fruit bouquets, and the results have been nothing short of amazing. He shares the 5 P's that define every business, the ...more

  • Make Space for Self Care

    Nov 29 2018

    How can you give yourself permission to slow down, stop, and take care of yourself? Cathy shares her own struggles with self care, a listener's frustration with overwhelm during a traumatic time, and a conversation with author and physician Beth Ricanati about how implementing one ritual in your busy life can become the antidote to stress. - Join other listeners in a local or virtual meetup group! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/meetup-group - Thanks Pocket! Getpocket.com

  • How to Make Your Creativity Your Career - Andy J. Pizza

    Nov 26 2018

    How does your creative chaotic mind evolve into a creative career? Andy J. Pizza, illustrator and host of the ultra-inspiring Creative Pep Talk Podcast grew up feeling untalented and unappreciated for his wild and weird spirit. But after discovering that there could be a path for lost artistic souls, he found a way to turn his creative taste into a profession. He’s on a mission to empower you so you can stop the black-and-white thinking, let yourself have fun, seek the rare resource that you hav...more

  • How Gratitude Makes Us Happy

    Nov 22 2018

    What are the benefits of practicing gratitude, and how can we make it a daily habit? In honor of Thanksgiving, Cathy shares the studies on why it's so important to seek reasons to be thankful, including the effects it has on your physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. She also celebrates your wins and helps a listener break through the insecurities of "fake it 'til you make it" and instead, step into the role she is meant to be. Join a local meetup group! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/meetup-gro...more

  • How to Turn Pain into Purpose - The Last Bookstore's Josh Spencer

    Nov 19 2018

    How do you turn your pain into purpose, and then go on to create one of the most successful independent bookstores in the world? Josh Spencer has survived his own rough chapters of his life’s story, including a near-fatal injury and living on welfare. But instead of letting that get him down, he dreamed bigger, acted bigger, and created the Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles, California’s largest used and new book and record store. He shares his wisdom on how to strengthen your mindset to tr...more

  • Opportunity Is All Around Us All The Time

    Nov 15 2018

    How can you become more open to receiving opportunities when they come to you? How can you also be patient and remember to just have fun on the journey? In addition to your wins and a listener question about financial frustration, this episode features a conversation with one of LA's top realtors, Naomi Selick. She explains how she provides value by listening and addressing her clients' biggest pain points, how to attract instead of chase customers, and how to create habits that will create a mi...more

  • How to Do All Those Things You've Always Wanted to Do - Lara Casey

    Nov 12 2018

    How do you cultivate what ultimately matters to your legacy - and make it happen? Lara Casey, entrepreneur, blogger, best-selling author, and founder of Cultivate What Matters has zigzagged through many new career ventures, losses, and successes. After harvesting all these experiences, she's on a mission to make the most impact she can on the world - and she wants to help you do that too. She shares her wisdom on how to quiet the impostor syndrome through the bigger picture, how to make room for...more

  • You Are Built To Soar

    Nov 08 2018

    How high could you soar if you stopped playing it safe? How can you use the doubters and critics to push you even closer to your full potential? This week Cathy shares your wins on building confidence and launching the imperfect Etsy store. Plus she shares a special conversation with the hit indie band Distant Cousins, who talk about how to fall in love the process of creation and failure, and the importance of feeling fulfilled in the moment of making the craft, no matter the financial outcome....more

  • What Makes You Impressive - Vanessa Van Edwards

    Nov 05 2018

    How can you make a lasting impression on the people you meet? Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author, TEDTalk speaker, and behavioral investigator struggled for so long to embrace her awkwardness and get over her anxiety of interacting with other people. She shares her tricks and tips on how to captivate someone through conversation, what truly makes other people impressed by you, how to make your pitch about someone else, and why putting your worst foot forward will lead you to your tribe. ...more

  • We Live in A Time Like No Other

    Nov 01 2018

    How many incredible, magical creations can you make with tools and resources you have at your fingertips? Imagine everything that's possible with today's technology - an Etsy shop, a YouTube channel, a podcast - and get excited for all that is doable. In this episode, Cathy celebrates your wins, including a ukulele performance at the Lakers Game, a resting period of self-care, and she helps listeners with their struggles of feeling lost in their purpose. Finally, find out how you can get inspire...more

  • How to Design Your Creative Path - Patrick Cain

    Oct 29 2018

    What surprise opportunities will you find on the route less traveled? Patrick Cain, furniture designer and founder of Patrick Cain Designs formed his own destiny without an art education, but with the gusto to present his furniture where no one else dared - Craigslist and flea markets. He explains how to tell your story to build your network, how to create a product that supports your startup costs, why it's okay to say "no," and how to keep your head up during uncertainty and trust that another...more

  • Look for the Evidence of Your Success

    Oct 25 2018

    Where do you find the evidence that proves you are enough, you are loved, and you are worthy? We all carry around those thoughts that get us down. Experiencing pain is inevitable, but the suffering and the ruminating doesn't have to haunt us forever. So let's put a stop to that crazy thought spiral. Cathy also highlights your wins, helps a listener who is discouraged from her competitor's success, and explains how to start seeing the highest branch that you believe is possible. Come to LA and...more

  • How to Choose Wonder Over Worry - Amber Rae

    Oct 22 2018

    How do you transform your anxiety, your insecurity, your fears - and use these negative emotions to fuel the work you want to do? When best-selling author and artist Amber Rae realized her flashy Silicon Valley job was creating an unhealthy chaos in her life, she turned to wonder, uprooted her whole life, and gave her creative soul the freedom to explore. She shares why rejection is redirection, how to use envy as inspiration, how to invite your inner voices to a productive conversation, and why...more

  • You Have the Life You Believe You Deserve

    Oct 18 2018

    Are you tolerating a life that's not serving you? Cathy reveals a major breakthrough in her own life, and gives her advice on how to stop agreeing to the things that you don't even know are hurting you. She also reads your wins, celebrates the fabulous listening pods that are meeting up, and shares Michelle Hirsch's story to show that you don't need to have it all in order to just get started. Join a live taping of the show! Dontkeepyourdayjob.com/live Sign up for a meetup group! https://c...more

  • Why Gritty People Win - Angela Duckworth

    Oct 15 2018

    How does grit fuel successful people towards their lifelong goals, and how can you create grit in your own life? Angela Duckworth, author of the bestselling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance has researched how the combination of talent and effort has become the formula for achieving your goals. She shares the first step to building a grittier mindset, how to develop your calling, how to change your self-sabotaging thoughts through acceptance and awareness, and how to stick to your...more

  • Live Concert Special! with Kyler England

    Oct 11 2018

    The 100th Episode celebration continues! with a live concert from Cathy's living room, featuring the talented songwriter & musician Kyler England. Kyler also shares her story of how to be brave enough to search for love after loss, how to deal with disappointment, and why you need to put multiple eggs in multiple baskets. Also hear your amazing wins about getting a front page spot in the newspaper, and bravely taking the action to launch a Kickstarter. Wanna join our next live event? Sign up...more

  • You Won the Lottery! 100th Episode Special

    Oct 08 2018

    Did you know you won the lottery? That the odds of you coming into this world are 1 in 400 trillion? You won life! This 100th episode special features key sessions from our amazing live workshop, including a chat with Cathy's friend Dick Solomon about breaking your own limits through visualization, and Jenny Goldfarb's talk on the importance of writing our own narrative. Then listen to the amazing strides you listeners have made in starting your side hustle, turning it into full-time business, f...more

  • How to Make a Creative Blueprint - Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company

    Oct 04 2018

    How can you envision, plan, and play with your ideas so they become reality? Halle Stanford, President of Television at the legendary Jim Henson Company always had a love for entertaining and educating children through content, and she's always been a big dreamer. She shares how to prepare to pitch your story to the gatekeepers of your audience, how to keep persevering after rejection, and how to create content that stands out, while also staying true to yourself. Take our survey for our 100t...more

  • How to Change Your Subconscious Mind

    Oct 01 2018

    How can you become aware of the limiting beliefs that are holding you back? The subconscious mind is a powerful tool that believes anything it's told. But if we want to transform these "truths" and beliefs we were fed growing up, we have to dig deep to uncover them first. Cathy shares some techniques on how to recognize your thinking and feeling patterns, how to start redirecting your internal processing system, and how to start seeing, experiencing, and believing all that is possible for you. ...more

  • Not Everyone Has to Like You

    Sep 27 2018

    Rejection sucks. But the good news is, 1) you don't need everyone's approval. And 2) it's actually an opportunity to learn from the feedback. Cathy explains why we can be grateful of rejection, and shares your wins about opening a mobile book shop and turning in a resignation letter to finally take that 4-year side hustle into a full-time business. Join a podcast listening group! Sign up here http://bit.ly/2O3vxCl Grab those last workshop tickets at bit.ly/dkydjworkshop and use DREAMJOB20...more

  • What Motivates You the Most - Daniel Pink

    Sep 24 2018

    How is our motivation to succeed affected by timing and the type of work we do? Daniel Pink, best-selling author of multiple thought-provoking books such as When, Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind has spent decades investigating the truths and the threads between human behavior and the quality of work we create. He shares the research and case studies that answer the big questions, including how to prioritize tasks during your day for optimal results, what type of work fuels us to pe...more

  • You Are Closer Than You Think

    Sep 20 2018

    Does it ever feel like your zone of genius is light years away? You'd be surprised to learn that you're already almost there. You just need to make a millimeter adjustment to find your groove. But it takes action and assessing for those indicators and guides to come out and show you the way. Cathy shares her advice on how to find where you're meant to serve and how to reconnect with your creativity, plus your inspiring wins about healing through neon art and finally having the courage to reach o...more

  • How to Curate A Sweet Candy Empire - Sugarfina's Rosie O'Neill

    Sep 17 2018

    How did a niche idea for a grown up candy store explode into a nationwide treat? Rosie O'Neill, co-CEO & co-founder of the luxury candy boutique Sugarfina, took charge of her own destiny by quitting her high profile job at Barbie to pursue what she always wanted - her own business. She gives you the sweet inside scoop on how to make your business stand out, how to train your entrepreneurial mind during your day job, how to start a dialogue with your customers, and how to flip the story that's al...more

  • What Do You Believe is Possible?

    Sep 13 2018

    How much can you actually accomplish if you just believe it's possible? You could become the circus performer who dropped out of physical therapy school. You could be the artist who is now selling screen classes in over 200 stores. This week features more unbelievable listener wins, plus Cathy also answers your questions about how to escape the negativity of a day job, how to reach your audience by creating more content, and how to validate your idea when you're still in the early stages. Join...more

  • How A Compliment Turned a Teacher into an Entrepreneur - Melissa Camilleri

    Sep 10 2018

    How much impact can you have just by giving a compliment? Melissa Camilleri, founder of Compliment, was a high school teacher who never intended on becoming an entrepreneur. But after realizing the power that one little compliment had on her students, she created an entire business dedicated to uplifting and empowering others. She shares her insights on what compliments we crave the most, how to find your tribe and grow your email list through authentic conversation, and how to make people feel ...more

  • What's The Story You Tell Yourself?

    Sep 06 2018

    Is it time to change the story you tell yourself? How is it serving you? In this first mini episode, Cathy shares her advice on leveling up what you think is possible, the latest wins from you, and a listener question about sustaining your momentum after the initial spark of excitement gets lost.

  • How to Quit Your Day Job (What They Don't Teach in School, Part II)

    Sep 03 2018

    When you finally say, "I quit!" you don't want your next thought to be "What did I just do..." How do you set yourself up for a seamless transition from that job to your business? Cathy shares what essential steps you need to take to build up your side hustle, how to serve your audience so they become your loyal customers, how to push through the false beliefs that keep you from starting, and why a day job is actually a blessing in disguise. Download the free cheat sheet on How to Quit Your D...more

  • What They Don't Teach in School, Part I

    Aug 28 2018

    Most of us spend at least 12 years in school, but we come out of it still wondering, "How can I be happier?" "How can I bring more fulfillment into my life?" "How can I develop the strength to fight every single challenge when it's so overwhelming?" Cathy reveals the lessons you don't get in a classroom, including how to reframe your interpretation of effort and failure, cultivate more positivity, and build grit and resilience by discovering your life's work.

  • How to Stop Overthinking

    Aug 27 2018

    Overthinking - we're all guilty of it. It paralyzes us, creates anxiety, brings out fears we didn't even know we had. So how do we escape our crazy, negative thought spiral? Cathy shares her tricks to quiet down your wild mind, including how to pinpoint the root cause of your overthinking, what practices can pull you out of worries, and how to open yourself up to all the good that you deserve. Let's meet! Join our live Don't Keep Your Day Job Workshop in LA dontkeepyourdayjob.com/workshop Us...more

  • How to Recreate the Recipe for Success - Gigi Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes

    Aug 27 2018

    How can you recreate your dream when you're working your butt off, and it's not working out? Gigi Butler, founder of the popular Gigi's Cupcakes was once an aspiring singer, cleaning Taylor Swift's toilet to make ends meet. But after one phone call, she realigned her vision, opened her first cupcake shop, and grew that little store into a franchise with over 100 locations nationwide. Gigi dishes out her recipe for creating a successful brand, channeling failure into a learning experience, and ba...more

  • How to Be Your Highest Self - Sahara Rose

    Aug 20 2018

    How do you become your most abundant self, in mind, body & spirit? Sahara Rose, best-selling Ayurveda author, entrepreneur, and host of the Highest Self Podcast didn't start off with a PhD. She wasn't an Ayurvedic expert, but she knew her story of self-healing was enough permission to pursue her calling. She sheds a light on how she found courage and managed the impostor syndrome, how your tribe resonates with your authentic self, what money really does to you, and why having haters is a good si...more

  • How to Network with Authenticity - Jordan Harbinger

    Aug 13 2018

    How can your network grow through authentic interactions and outreach? Jordan Harbinger, veteran podcaster, entrepreneur, and networking extraordinaire has spent years studying and practicing the important act of nurturing his relationships, even when he's not looking for anything in return. He shares how to genuinely reconnect with old contacts without feeling awkward, how to become a referral machine through ABG (always be giving, always be generous), and why you always win when you give away ...more

  • What is the Third Door - Alex Banayan

    Jul 30 2018

    How has the third door helped leaders like Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, and Steven Spielberg climb their way to the top of their careers? Alex Banayan, best selling author of The Third Door has spent the last seven years finding his own unconventional ways to track down the world's greatest thinkers and ask them about the keys to their success. He sheds a light on how to unlock that third door, why you need the "inside man," how to write an outreach email that guarantees a response, and how to keep...more

  • How to Craft a Life You Love - Amy Tangerine

    Jul 23 2018

    How do you craft a soul, a mindset, and habits that lead to purpose and joy? Amy Tangerine, fashion designer, scrapbooker, author, and craft extraordinaire has sold her designs in Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus, traveled the world to teach the art of scrapbook making, and collaborated with craft empires like American Crafts - but she's always looking for that next creative opportunity that deserves a big "yes!" She sheds her advice on how to know your worth when you set your price, how to launc...more

  • How to Declutter Your Mind - Lili Pettit

    Jul 16 2018

    How can cleansing your physical space also heal your soul? Lili Pettit, founder of Clutter Healing, personal home organizer, and breathwork coach found a solution for her struggles with the simple practice of breathing. She shares how breathwork meditation creates clarity, how to make space in your house to welcome new ideas and energies, how she organically grew her clientele, and how the sheer mindset of being open can lead to less suffering and more gratitude. Thanks Skillshare! Go to Skil...more

  • How to Keep It Real on Social Media - Amy Jo Martin

    Jul 09 2018

    Why is it so important to show your authentic self on social media? Amy Jo Martin, social media strategist, best-selling author, and host of the podcast "Why Not Now?" has built a career by helping huge brands and celebrities like Shaquille O'Neal and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson become more popular by becoming more personable through their online presence. She explains how to identify the value you provide for your followers, which social media platform you should try first, what practices are mos...more

  • How to Achieve Greatness - Lewis Howes

    Jul 02 2018

    What does it mean to reach "greatness?" Lewis Howes, best-selling author, entrepreneur, host of the popular podcast The School of Greatness, and former pro athlete has grown an empire out of his passion to help others recognize their own power and pursue their own joy. He shares 3 main principles of greatness, how to have fun with failure and rejection, how to prioritize through income and impact, and why overcoming any challenge starts with belief in yourself. Slack: Where work happens. Go t...more

  • What is The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

    Jun 25 2018

    How do you unlock your creative brilliance? Julia Cameron, author of the international bestselling book The Artist's Way wrote this inspiring and invaluable piece of work to empower creatives through their limiting beliefs and recognize their true inner artist. She explains how to use essential tools like morning pages and artist dates to explore your creative potential, how to shut down the inner critic and crazy makers, and how to discover faith and security as you begin to take authentic risk...more

  • How to Rise Up After 10,000 "No"s - Matthew Del Negro

    Jun 18 2018

    When your living is to hear the word "No," how do you find the strength to keep persevering? Actor Matthew Del Negro (Scandal, The Sopranos) and podcast host of 10,000 "No"s has spent his entire career in the cycle of chasing auditions, landing amazing roles, returning to rejection, and holding faith that the next opportunity will eventually come. He shares how he stays both hopeful and humble, how to put your best foot forward at any casting or pitch session, and why believing you are enough is...more

  • How to Grow an Engaged Facebook Group - Jill Stanton

    Jun 11 2018

    Why should you make a Facebook Group for your business or brand? How do you grow an engaged, active Facebook Group? Jill Stanton, co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five, has mastered the craft of building, expanding, and managing successful Facebook Groups. She shares her expert advice on how to welcome new members and spark conversations, which types of businesses benefit most from FB Groups, how your Group can get discovered, and how to Screw the Nine To Five so you can find freedom and fulfillm...more

  • How to Find Your Voice on YouTube - Hannah Hart

    Jun 04 2018

    How do you make content that satisfies your creative message and a community with millions of followers? How do you stay true to who you are, even when you aren't feeling 100%? Hannah Hart - award-winning YouTube star, best-selling author, and podcast host of Hannahlyze This - is on top of the career food chain, but she's the first to admit that she's a work in progress when it comes to dealing with her depression and mental health. She shares her advice on why you should stop believing in the "...more

  • How to Do It Scared - Ruth Soukup

    May 28 2018

    How do you build the courage to keep walking in the dark when there's so much uncertainty? Ruth Soukup, blogger, best-selling author, and podcast host of Do It Scared had hit rock bottom in her struggle with mental health. But she took step by step to pull herself out, and eventually run a 7-figure business. She sheds a light on the best practices for entrepreneurs, including how to set a price that serves you and your customers, how to build your team from your very first hire, how to free your...more

  • How to Be Boss - Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

    May 21 2018

    What does it mean to be boss? How can you create a life that your work supports, and not the other way around? Being Boss founders Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Being Boss Podcast, the global Being Boss community, and now they have a book to spread their boss wisdom! These powerhouse ladies share their best tips on how to set boundaries, how to get clear about what you want, why taking your slice of success helps everyone else, and why you sh...more

  • How to Find Your Purpose - Jessica Huie

    May 14 2018

    How do you gain clarity and say yes to your true calling? Jessica Huie, author, MBE recipient, and esteemed entrepreneur was caught in the whirlwind of enormous success - but she still felt broken and unhappy inside. Find out how she stripped back the layers to reconnect to her true self, how to get soul conscious and nurture your soul, and how to arrest your old habits that hold you back from your unlimited potential. - Thanks BetaBrand! Get 20% off at betabrand.com and use promo code dreamj...more

  • How to Make the Jump - Mike Lewis

    May 07 2018

    How do you prepare to make the jump? When do you know you're ready? Author Mike Lewis took his own leap from a stable financial job to a traveling pro squash player, and then to the founder of When To Jump - a community that inspires and instructs people all around the world to make that major change towards the career of their dreams. Find out the four steps to follow before your jump, why you need to find your one north star, and how simply envisioning your full potential can lead to unbelieva...more

  • What Are You Meant to Do - Jeff Goins

    Apr 30 2018

    Is it possible that many artists are far from starving? Are all successful artists truly an original? Debunk the myths about "real artists" with best-selling author and blogger Jeff Goins, who built the bridge of his writing career with a few essential steps - and a ton of commitment. He shares how much time you should dedicate to marketing your craft, why you need to identify who you are, when you should (and shouldn't) be stubborn, and how to cultivate an apprentice-patron relationship with so...more

  • How to Lead a Joyful Life - Martha Beck

    Apr 23 2018

    What's the secret to a life of joy? Martha Beck, best-selling author, speaker, and life coach reveals the simple, yet often forgotten solution to the thing that makes us happy. She also explains how to recognize your essential self vs. your social self, why your definition of "everyone" creates a huge roadblock, and why you should do nothing. - Thanks Slack! Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more. - Thank you Blue Apron! Get $30 OFF —WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to BlueApr...more

  • How to Build a Business - The Basics

    Apr 16 2018

    What essential ingredients do you need before you start pursuing your passion? Cathy walks you through the main steps that will clarify what work you should share with the world, and how you can make it a reality. Learn about the different ways to determine your ikigai, strategies to define and discover your audience, types of content you can create, and methods to turn your outreach pitches into valuable offers. - Sign up for the Creative Workroom 3-Month Mentorship Course! http://www.thecr...more

  • How to Be A Badass - Jen Sincero

    Apr 09 2018

    How can you start kicking ass in your career, your finances, and your unlimited potential? Best-selling author Jen Sincero was broke and miserable at age 40, but she realized she had the power to change this reality - so she did. She shares the strategies to finding your inner badass, including why you need to ditch your familiar beliefs, how fear paves the path to your desires, why you should surrender in the midst of progress, and how to beat your issues with wealth by writing a letter to mone...more

  • How to Find Your Audience

    Apr 02 2018

    How can you find the followers, customers, the audience who want what you have to offer? What information should you know about your target market? Cathy shares the tactics to tailor your service to your core community, the exercise to pinpoint which values you and your tribe have in common, and the steps to ensure that you're continually solving a problem for your audience. - Join the Find Your Niche Challenge! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/findyournichechallenge/ - Thanks Weebly! Go to w...more

  • How Radical Empathy Strengthens Your Business - Seth Godin

    Mar 26 2018

    How can we "see" others to help solve their problems? Why should you prioritize interactions over passions? Seth Godin - best-selling author, entrepreneur, blogger, and host of the podcast Akimbo has spent decades exploring and understanding the world of marketing. Find out his innovative insights on how to create your own story that speaks to an audience, whether you should love the work you do vs. do what you love, and how to turn your creative pursuit into a valuable scarcity that solves a pr...more

  • How to Climb the Acting Career Mountain - Jenna Fischer

    Mar 19 2018

    "The Office" star Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) is one of the most recognizable faces on screen, but her career wasn't an overnight success. How did the years of small acting gigs and endless day jobs train her to become the phenomenal actress she is today? Jenna shares some of the most important lessons from her new book, "The Actor's Life," including how to transform rejection into positive perspective, how to self-assess and improve your work, and how to follow the signs - even if they lead you ...more

  • Bonus: Introducing Safe For Work

    Mar 17 2018

    We're sharing a new podcast that we think you'll love! On Safe For Work, hosts Liz Dolan and Matt Ritter help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. Subscribe to Safe For Work on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. wondery.fm/day

  • How Courage & Clarity Can Launch Your Business - Steph Crowder

    Mar 12 2018

    How do you launch a product with minimal complications? What do your customers actually want, other than a solution? How can you maximize your productivity when there's so much to do? Steph Crowder, business coach and host of the Courage & Clarity Podcast shares her inspirational and tactical advice on the 3 phases of constructing a business, prioritizing your growth-based vs. administrative responsibilities, and creating a need for your product with stories about "the why behind the why." - ...more

  • How to Build Your Creative Empire - Christina Scalera

    Mar 05 2018

    What essential ingredients will kickstart your creative business? How do you begin to create content and find your ideal audience? Christina Scalera, attorney, founder of The Contract Shop, and host of the Creative Empire Podcast has the insights on constructing your dream career - and making it legal. She shares her best tips on how to give your audience both what they want and what they need, how to increase revenue by working less, why a little vanity can be healthy, and how to change your "b...more

  • What Makes a Good Life - Jonathan Fields

    Feb 26 2018

    What does it mean to lead a "good life"? Jonathan Fields - author, entrepreneur, and host of the Good Life Project Podcast has a simple system for maximizing your happiness and engagement with the world. He explains how to identify your strengths through self-discovery, what essential element you need for a strong relationship, and how to fill your Good Life buckets of vitality, connection, and contribution. Thank you Housecall Pro! For free activation go to HousecallPro.com/dreamjob Thank...more

  • How to Empower Your Money Mindset - Hilary Hendershott

    Feb 19 2018

    How can we change our relationship and habits with money? How much should be in your bank before you quit that day job? Hilary Hendershott, certified financial planner and host of Profit Boss Radio shares her best advice on building wealth - including how to set a price on your product, why you need automated systems, and how to reconfigure your limiting beliefs so everything can become financially possible. Thanks to LeTote! Go to Letote.com and enter promo code DREAMJOB at checkout for 50%...more

  • How to Find the Work You Love - Lisa Loeb

    Feb 12 2018

    Lisa Loeb - Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, author, and philanthropist struck major success with her platinum hit song "Stay". But the red carpet events and makeup trailers still left her unfulfilled. How did she reconnect with her values and incorporate them in her work? She shares how she refocuses her purpose and attitude in the low moments, when you should let people label you, and why we should strike up more conversations with strangers. Thanks to Daily Harvest! Go to d...more

  • How Everything Can Be Possible - Shelli Varela

    Feb 05 2018

    How can you transform adversity into a gift? Author, TED speaker, podcaster, and firefighter Shelli Varela didn't let her 5'2" frame or the naysayers extinguish her dreams of becoming a female firefighter in a male-dominated career. But how did she break down the physical and mental barriers? She explains the steps to understanding fear, changing your story, and discovering your life's purpose through passion, curiosity, and feeling. Thanks eHarmony! Get a free month with eHarmony when they s...more

  • How to Teach What You Love

    Jan 29 2018

    How can you build income by teaching your creative passion? How does that affect your identity as an artist? Cathy shares the 7 essential ingredients to launch your course, including how to organize your lessons with valuable content, where you can teach your talents, how to find students, and how to jump over the inevitable hurdles that pop up along the way. Grab the free cheatsheet on How to Teach What You Love! https://cathyheller.lpages.co/56-teach-what-you-love/ Thank you Warby Parker...more

  • How to Launch A Boutique Business - Christy Wright

    Jan 22 2018

    How do you set a price on doing what you love? Why must every business solve a problem? Christy Wright - author, Dave Ramsey personality, and business coach - created Business Boutique to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with actionable steps for turning their idea into a small business. She shares her sage advice on how to determine your value proposition, how to build your dream job with limited time and money, which questions will identify your strengths, and how to lose the weight of fear by ...more

  • How to Train A Happy Mind - Lori Harder

    Jan 15 2018

    We all have insecurities about our value, but Lori Harder - author, fitness expert, and host of the Earn Your Happy podcast is on a mission to help people feed their voice of worth. So how can you stop the self-sabotage? How do you lose the heavy weight of excuses? Pick up Lori's best tips on building a support system, unpacking the layers to your deepest fears, and completely committing to the experiences that make us our full selves. Thank you LeTote! Go to Letote.com/SELECT to start. Enter...more

  • How a Side Hustle Fuels Your Dream - Chris Guillebeau

    Jan 08 2018

    How can you turn your idea into income? Why do we all need a side hustle? Chris Guillebeau, author, blogger, and host of the podcast, Side Hustle School is the expert on leading a life of non-conformity. He shares how he and other people around the world have transformed their hobbies into offers, how to identify and maximize your existing strengths, and why there's a power in giving up. Thank you Aaptiv! New members get 50% off annual membership at http://www.aaptiv.com/DREAMJOB. Thanks S...more

  • How to Set & Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

    Jan 01 2018

    Happy 2018! So you've got the "New Year, New You" dream in mind, but how can you actually stick to your resolutions? How can you create actionable, achievable goals that will lead you towards your purpose? Cathy shares her best tips on making this year a success, including what questions will help define your goals, where to find accountability, why failed attempts aren't failures, and which simple trick has been proven to result in a healthier, wealthier, and happier you. Get your free New Y...more

  • Best of 2017 - Holiday Highlight Reel

    Dec 25 2017

    In celebration of the holidays, we revisit this year's top moments from some of our favorite guests, including Bobbi Brown, Saul Blinkoff, Jonathan Adler, and many more! It's a holiday gift full of our guests' best advice and stories on courage, failure, hustle, rejection, growth - and as always, inspiration to pursue your creative dream. Thanks to Aaptiv! New members get 50% off annual membership http://www.aaptiv.com/DREAMJOB. Thanks Slack! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at sla...more

  • How a Career Change Feeds Your Soul - Nancy Kruger Cohen

    Dec 18 2017

    How do you switch careers without the fear? How can a non-linear career path whet your creative appetite? Nancy Kruger Cohen has worked as an art director and a brand consultant, but she found the sweet spot as Mouth.com's co-founder and chief creative officer. She shares the success stories of their popular artisanal food sellers, the aspects of conveying your brand, the benefits of mentorship programs, and the importance of taking things a little less seriously. Share your success story wit...more

  • How to Do More in Less Time

    Dec 11 2017

    How can you get more done with limited time? Why do we procrastinate on our biggest goals? What time hacks can you use right now to start working on the dream? Cathy helps you tackle that self-sabotaging procrastination with tips on how to approach intimidating projects, schedule a productive week, and recharge your batteries when you feel burned out. Thank you Freshbooks! Get a 30 day free trial by going to FreshBooks.com/dreamjob and enter Don't Keep Your Day Job in the “How Did You Hear Ab...more

  • How to Start An Etsy Shop - Kruti Patel Goyal

    Dec 04 2017

    Why should you open an Etsy store? What can you learn from the top sellers on Etsy? Kruti Patel Goyal, Etsy's General Manager of Seller Services, explains what you need to start your Etsy business (hint - not a lot!), how to sell on Etsy with success, and why your story is your brand's defining factor in any marketplace. Get your free Etsy cheat sheet! http://bit.ly/2iBKGgD Grab your tickets to Cathy's event in Los Angeles http://bit.ly/2iATiUy Thank you Blue Apron! Check out this week’...more

  • How to Set & Achieve Your Goals - Jenna Kutcher

    Nov 27 2017

    How can you set higher goals, but also make them more attainable? How does a brand become a business? Jenna Kutcher, photographer, educator, and host of the Goal Digger podcast shares the 5 core pillars of her business strategy, tips on tackling anxiety, and the steps you must take before quitting your day job. Join Cathy in Los Angeles on December 7! http://bit.ly/2zFnjd9 Thanks to ShipStation! Try it FREE for 30 days and get an additional month free – with code DREAMJOB. Thank you Fre...more

  • How to be Grateful - Binny Freedman

    Nov 20 2017

    What does it mean to have gratitude? How can you be happier by being thankful? Binny Freedman, lecturer and inspirational educator shares how he's stayed grateful through dark moments, why purpose is the key to gratitude, and how you can find something to be thankful for every single day. Join the check-in call on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:30 am PST https://cathyheller.lpages.co/holiday-season-check-in-call/ Thanks to SkillShare! Get a month of unlimited access -- absolutely FREE at www.sk...more

  • Ask Me Anything - Facebook vs. Instagram, Client Growth & Too Many Passions

    Nov 13 2017

    How can money be a guilty free goal? How do you pursue a single passion when you have so many interests? Are you following the most practical goals to your dream job? Cathy answers these questions and more, including how to be a squeaky wheel, whether or not your business needs Facebook, and how to build your clientele beyond just one. Thank you FabFitFun! Get $10 off your first box with promo code dreamjob. Thanks to Bon Appetit! Go to bonappetit.com/getBA and use promo code: dreamjob for a s...more

  • How to Be Productive - Carey Bentley

    Nov 06 2017

    Everyone has 24 hours in the day, but how can we maximize that time to increase productivity? What tools and steps build most efficient, disciplined, and focused mindset? Carey Bentley, co-founder of the productivity program Life Hack Boot Camp shares her best tips on improving time management, making smart decisions, putting practice into action, and finding your life’s mission. Get the free cheat sheet at https://cathyheller.lpages.co/44-productivity/ Thanks Blue Apron! Get $30 off your firs...more

  • How to Overcome Your Fears - Halloween Special

    Oct 30 2017

    What are you scared of the most? Failure? Imperfection? Insecurity? Discomfort? How has it kept you from pursuing your dream? In this Halloween special, Cathy shares what mindsets and mantras have helped her manage fear throughout her career, how to overcome your anxiety by recognizing your thoughts, and the one thing that’s scarier than dealing with these paralyzing emotions. Thanks to Slack! Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com. Thanks to SkillShare! Get a month of unlimit...more

  • How Instagram Can Grow Your Business - Jasmine Star

    Oct 23 2017

    With more than 700 million users on Instagram, how do you find your own tribe of followers? How can Instagram help your business? Jasmine Star, photographer, blogger, and Instagram connoisseur had no experience, no education - and not even a camera when she decided to try wedding photography. But within the first 15 months, she had a six-figure business and a massive online community. She shares how to curate shareable content, why the feed algorithm loves live video, and why we should always ha...more

  • How to Design Meaningful Work - Debbie Millman

    Oct 16 2017

    What's holding you back from a life of purposeful work? Are you waiting for your friend's approval? A thumbs up from your family? Chances are, it's the voice in your head that isn't giving yourself permission. For Debbie Millman - writer, educator, artist, and host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters - it took decades of being miserable in commercial branding before she realized it was time for a career change. Now as one of the veterans in the podcasting and design frontier, she shares ...more

  • How to Start a Podcast

    Oct 09 2017

    What do you need to make a good podcast? Why should you even start a podcast? How can the podcast-making process apply to your own creative business? In this behind-the-scenes episode, you’ll learn what tools and equipment are used for this show, how to find guests and interview them from the comforts of your own home, and how to leverage your content to engage and grow your audience. Get the Podcast Checklist here https://cathyheller.lpages.co/40-podcast-checklist/ Thanks to Skillshare! Get a...more

  • How a TV Writer Defines Success - David Sacks

    Oct 02 2017

    What does success mean to you? How do you reach it? For TV writer and producer David Sacks (The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun) success could be embedded in his incredible career alone - but he believes it's striving to have the life that he’s meant to accomplish. As someone who has never coasted in the entertainment industry, David offers his insights on how to stay disciplined during unemployment, why you should turn your life into a work of art, and how to leave your l...more

  • How to Revolutionize the Fashion Business Model - Tamara Mellon

    Sep 25 2017

    When Tamara Mellon walked away from Jimmy Choo, the very company that she co-founded, she risked her reputation and a ton of money - but gained the voice and the brand that she always wanted. How has she adapted her advertising approach to the world of e-commerce? What is it about her new personal brand that truly fulfills her? Tamara also shares her advice on how to recognize when you need to be flexible, and why now is the time to speak up for yourself. Enter to win a Group Brainstorm Sessi...more

  • How to Get Grit - Caroline Miller

    Sep 18 2017

    What does it take to win an Olympic gold medal? Overcome an addiction? Achieve your most difficult, life-long goals? Caroline Miller, author of Getting Grit and Creating Your Best Life, takes you through the exercises and mindsets that have been proven to cultivate the determination and tenacity that will lift you over any roadblock. She also answers questions about how to identify your life’s calling, why relationships are the most important factor towards your best self, and whether or not pas...more

  • How to Master Online Marketing - Amy Porterfield

    Sep 11 2017

    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 ...more

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

    Sep 04 2017

    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 alon...more

  • How to Use Live Video | Q&A - Luria Petrucci

    Aug 28 2017

    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 relation...more

  • How to Find Happiness After "Happy Days" | Q&A - Don Most

    Aug 21 2017

    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...more

  • How to Design the Fashion You Want - Trina Turk

    Aug 14 2017

    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. Thank...more

  • #HustleHard - Q&A with Cathy

    Aug 07 2017

    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 ...more

  • How to Leap into Choreography - Mandy Moore

    Jul 31 2017

    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, how to handle criticism, why it’s okay to be lame, and why you shouldn’t settle for the first option. Thank you LeTot...more

  • How to Become an Installation Artist - David Wiseman

    Jul 24 2017

    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, how to break down a big project into smaller st...more

  • How to Churn Up the Next Halo Top - Doug Bouton

    Jul 17 2017

    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...more

  • How to Design a Home Decor Empire - Jonathan Adler

    Jul 11 2017

    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.cas...more

  • How to Grow Your Side Hustle - Nick Loper

    Jul 04 2017

    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 F...more

  • How to Brew a Successful Coffee Brand - Colby Barr

    Jun 27 2017

    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 wi...more

  • How to Become a Jewelry Designer - Freida Rothman

    Jun 20 2017

    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. Thank...more

  • How to Arrange a Flower Design Business - Carly Cylinder

    Jun 13 2017

    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....more

  • How a Makeup Artist Became a Makeup Brand - Bobbi Brown

    Jun 06 2017

    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 ...more

  • How to Bake Up a Business Plan - SusieCakes

    May 30 2017

    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 wis...more

  • How to Create a Global Skin Care Line - Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

    May 23 2017

    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 you...more

  • How to Pursue Acting and Activism - Ed Begley Jr.

    May 16 2017

    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 ...more

  • How to Be Happy - Gretchen Rubin

    May 09 2017

    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 ...more

  • How to Become an Artistic Painter - Rebecca Schweiger

    May 02 2017

    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...more

  • How to Expand from 10% to 100% Entrepreneur - Patrick McGinnis

    Apr 25 2017

    Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author Patrick McGinnis thought he was doing everything right by working on Wall Street. But now he’s using his book "The 10% Entrepreneur" to help aspiring entrepreneurs transition out of their day jobs and into a business that they truly love. Find out how you can start monetizing your creative talent, how he coined the term “FOMO” and how to get rid of it, and why you're not going to retire if you’re working with your passion. Thanks to LeTote for suppor...more

  • How to Start a Podcast Network - Mignon Fogarty

    Apr 18 2017

    Mignon Fogarty isn’t just the creator, host, and persona behind the highly acclaimed podcast, Grammar Girl. She’s also a bestselling author and the founder of the amazing podcast network, Quick and Dirty Tips. But when she started, there was no guarantee that this new podcasting frontier was a worthy sacrifice for her well-paid, yet soul-crushing freelance job. How did she eventually construct a clear brand with loyal followers? She also shares her secrets on what has made her podcast a success,...more

  • How to Achieve Positive Thinking Through Mindfulness - Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Apr 11 2017

    Mindfulness teacher and author Susan Kaiser Greenland used to be part of the rat race. But now she works to help people slow down, relax the tension of life’s burdens, and refocus their attention to the present. She explains what mindful games and meditation practices will train you to grow comfortable with uncomfortable situations, how to set aside negative emotions to appreciate where you are right now, and why it’s important to always keep your sense of humor.

  • How to Write a Bestselling Book - Emily Giffin

    Apr 04 2017

    Bestselling author Emily Giffin has topped the charts, selling over 11 million copies of her heartwarming novels such as "Something Borrowed," "Something Blue," and "The One and Only," but she started her journey working as a lawyer. How did she gather the courage to quit her high-profile day job - even after receiving heavy rejection with her first book? Learn how she balances writing with motherhood, what she looks for in an agent, how she overcomes imposter syndrome, and why relationships are...more

  • How to Become a Pottery Maker - Brian Giniewski

    Mar 28 2017

    When the image of ceramics kept Brian Giniewski awake at night, he knew this was his passion. So how did he go from teaching to selling his drippy pots to over 50 wholesale stores across the country? He also shares why it’s okay to create bad art, how his business gets followers on Instagram, and how to keep your artistic integrity while also making your customers happy. Thanks to VideoBlocks for supporting Don’t Keep Your Day Job! Get a 7-day free trial by going to videoblocks.com/dreamjob.

  • How to Craft a Successful DIY Blog - Elise Blaha Cripe

    Mar 21 2017

    Blogger Elise Blaha Cripe, founder of Get to Work Book, has experimented with a variety of DIY projects - scrapbooking, letterpress prints, wedding invitations...you name it, she’s done it. But how did she figure out exactly what product she wanted to create? Step by step, she explains what specific goal led her to quit her retail job, what social platforms she uses to market her business, and what she tells herself to break through mental barriers.

  • How to Become a Fashion Designer - Susan Lazar

    Mar 14 2017

    Fashion designer Susan Lazar has sold her clothing line in national luxury department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Saks. Find out what she did to reach the right contacts, how to create a successful brand, and why sometimes it’s better to put off the “how” and just jump in. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast! Listen to Audible’s new original series, Sincerely X. Details at audible.com/sincerelyx. Audible and Amazon Prime members listen free.

  • How to Become the Pentatonix Vocal Arranger - Ben Bram

    Mar 07 2017

    Ben Bram (Pentatonix, "Glee," "Pitch Perfect," "The Sing-Off") is the Grammy award-winning visionary behind the incredible a cappella sensation, Pentatonix. His story highlights how going the extra mile and honing your craft pays off. How did working without pay land him a job with NBC the day he graduated college? Tune into hear how Pentatonix was born and how he's inspiring young talent, raising the next generation of a capella stars. Thank you Blue Apron for supporting the podcast! Check out...more

  • How to Animate Your Destiny - Saul Blinkoff

    Feb 28 2017

    Animator and director Saul Blinkoff ("Doc McStuffins", "Mulan", "Pocahontas") always wanted a job in animation and films. But first, he had to figure out the equation that would lead him to that destination - because simply "wishing upon a star" wasn’t enough. What steps did he take on the path towards his dream? How did he overcome obstacles to improve his skills and exceed expectations? Saul also shares why we need healthy competition, why it’s important to wear many hats in your industry, and...more

  • How to Direct a Work-Life Balance - Maggie Kiley

    Feb 21 2017

    Director Maggie Kiley ("Scream Queens," "Dial A Prayer," "Some Boys Don’t Leave") bulked up her resume with short films and indie movies that starred acclaimed actors Jesse Eisenberg, William H. Macy, and Allison Janney. But even that wasn’t enough to land a directing job on a network television show. Find out how having humility and moving her career backwards led to an opportunity with Ryan Murphy, how she maintained a work-life balance as a young mother, and how she uses her “why” to stay pos...more

  • How a Small Business Bakery has Risen - Greg Mindel

    Feb 14 2017

    Pastry chef Greg Mindel was once a deli boy, an apprentice for famous chefs, and a sleepless croissant maniac - but now he’s the founder and owner of Neighbor Bakehouse, a flourishing bakery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch. How did working for free build his network? What did he need to get a bank loan, even though the bakery business was still young? He also explains why he sacrificed sleep for free warehouse rent, what qualities make a good leader, and which special ingredient will make your busin...more

  • How to Become a Comedian - Wayne Federman

    Feb 07 2017

    Comedian, actor, and comedy writer Wayne Federman wasn’t always comfortable in front of a crowd. So how did he transform from a ventriloquist with stage fright to a comedian working with Judd Apatow, Larry David, and Jimmy Fallon? How did identifying his true calling help him through periods of rejection and discomfort? He also shares his favorite quotes from self-help books and George Burns, explains the importance of setting specific goals, and reveals the benefits of being nice to college fre...more

  • How to Become a Photographer - Elisabeth Caren

    Jan 31 2017

    Entertainment, advertising, editorial, and fine art photographer Elisabeth Caren shares her 10-year journey towards discovering what fuels her existence. Now she shoots portraits for high-profile celebrities such as Serena Williams and Amy Adams - but it wasn’t always that way. Find out what she did to become a professional photographer without an MFA, how she created opportunities to build her photography portfolio, how she balanced her client’s needs with her own creative freedom, and why work...more

  • How to Use the New Creative Business Model - Ari Herstand

    Jan 24 2017

    Ari Herstand - blogger, musician, indie artist encyclopedia, and now published author - joins Cathy to discuss his favorite unconventional strategies to invent opportunities and increase your income. How can you leverage the internet to crowdfund your career? How often should you reset and reevaluate your goals? He also shares the importance of understanding your full business, stories of small artists who became a success from Periscope and Patreon, and the doors that unexpectedly open when you...more

  • What Can You Do Today?

    Jan 17 2017

    You're inspired to pursue your creative dream - but where the heck do you even begin? This week, Cathy shares the first good habits that will kickstart your success. What do you specifically need to ask yourself? What steps can you make right now? She also answers questions from some listeners about gaining more attention and creating stories behind the content. This is the year of no excuses, so stop working for someone else's dream and start taking action to turn your creative passion into a f...more

  • Turning Your Dream Job into a Reality

    Jan 10 2017

    Welcome to Don’t Keep Your Day Job! In this first episode, Cathy reveals the secrets that have transformed her creative career into a success. What advice from other creative minds has inspired her? How did a stranger on a standby flight change her life? What is the biggest excuse that holds people back from achieving their dreams, and how can you get motivated to overcome that? Say goodbye to that 9 to 5 grind, and start making strides towards the career change so you can make money doing what ...more

  • Introducing Don't Keep Your Day Job

    Jan 03 2017

    A new weekly podcast about turning your passion into a profit. Subscribe now! New episodes coming soon.