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


  • Gaby Dalkin's Best Advice on How to Engage Your Audience on Social Media & Grow a Food Blog

    May 28 2020

    How do you create deep relationships with your audience and figure out what they want? Gaby Dalkin was a picky eater who challenged the doubters and became a 3x cookbook author, trained chef, recipe developer, entrepreneur, and food & lifestyle blogger with a product line in Williams Sonoma. She shares how to poll and engage your audience on social media, how to stand out by telling your story, how revealing the painful times in her life expanded her community, and how to become a person who man...more

  • The Essential Pieces to Build & Launch a Successful Online Course - Thinkific's Greg Smith

    May 25 2020

    What are the steps to create, sell, and deliver an online course that will get people results? Greg Smith, cofounder of Thinkific, built the online platform to allow entrepreneurs to teach what they love and expand their business. He shares how to develop trust with your new students, how to get clarity on the result and the steps you want to take them through, why you need a community around your course, and how to make the best experience for the people you're going to impact. - Grab Greg's...more

  • How My Students Broke Through Their Upper Limit, Charged What They Deserve & Built a Business That They Love

    May 21 2020

    When you have the courage to serve and put your offer in the world, what possibilities could arise? We feature 4 more stories from our Made to Do This students - Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Maddie Cartwright, Hannah Blunk, and Gail Keyes Allen - who showed up to do the work, served their audience through generosity, broke through their upper ceiling and took the scary step to make a paid offer. You'll hear how they've now been able to leave the day job behind, triple their income, and sustain their...more

  • The 3 Steps to Great Copy - Laura Belgray

    May 18 2020

    How can you make a living by showing up and being the true version of yourself? Laura Belgray, copy expert and co-creator of The Copy Cure returns (for a third time!) to share her best tips on how to be prolific and rise above average, how to make the most of this time and make your pivot, how to authentically connect with your email list when you have something to sell, and how to get paid to be you. - Watch the replay videos from our free 5 day challenge cathyheller.com/replay - Take our lif...more

  • How to Make the Money You Deserve & Know Your Worth

    May 17 2020

    What money beliefs are keeping you stuck from making the money you deserve? In this bonus episode, Cathy shares a powerful session from our challenge about how to let go of the lies you tell yourself, raise your prices and your worth, and give yourself permission to have more money so you can spread your generosity to the world. - Watch all the replays from the free Here for This Challenge! cathyheller.com/replay - Doors are open to Made to Do This until Friday! madetodothis.com

  • 4 Incredible Stories of How People I've Coached Turned Their Passion into Profit

    May 14 2020

    How do you figure out what you're made to do? Today we're celebrating 4 amazing journeys from our awesome Made to Do This graduates! You'll hear from Sadie Simper, Katie Morland, Adrienne Mitford, and Jillian Soprano about how they entered Cathy's program seeking clarity and direction, then gathered the courage to take messy action and ask their audience what they need, pivoted in a pandemic, and began generating thousands of dollars to build an income and a life that allows them to do the work ...more

  • Patrice Washington Tells Us How to Earn More Money & Have More Wellbeing

    May 11 2020

    When you stop chasing money, how can that lead to more wealth, prosperity and purpose? Patrice Washington, transformational speaker, coach, bestselling author, and podcaster had bounced back after the recession and thought she was doing great as "America's Money Maven." But she realized her bigger purpose was to help people redefine wealth and serve through their purpose. She shares how to give yourself permission to embrace the gift you already have, how to work on your inner trauma so your bus...more

  • Real Life Talk: A Mother's Day Special About the Challenges of Parenting & Our Fertility Journey

    May 10 2020

    Happy Mother's Day! In honor of all the moms and parents, Cathy and Lowell share their honest thoughts on the biggest blessings and challenges of raising their daughters, their own parents' parenting styles that had the most major impact, and their long fertility journey. - Join the free 5 day Here for This challenge! cathyheller.com/challenge

  • How Emma Mumford Grew Financial Success From Affiliates & Manifested Spiritual Abundance Through the Law of Attraction

    May 07 2020

    What are the steps to become spiritually and financially abundant? Emma Mumford, award winning life coach and mentor, bestselling author, speaker, and podcaster thought she reached the dream life by building a thriving online business and becoming UK's Coupon Queen. But after falling into a deep depression, she set off on a spiritual journey to manifest the true life she desired and stepped into a new role as a Spiritual Queen. She shares the exercises to help you learn to love yourself, the 5 s...more

  • How Carrie Green Went From a Broke Law Student to a Multimillion Dollar Membership & an Empowered Community of Over 800,000 Women

    May 04 2020

    How do you find your audience and turn that into an online platform that reaches a worldwide community? Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, bestselling author, and podcaster stumbled into the world of online business while struggling to make ends meet as a law student. Now she has an empire of over 800,000 women who are inspired and empowered every day through her platform. She shares how to build your network, what components go into a successful online membership, how...more

  • Real Life Talk: Danielle & Adam Silverstein Open Up About Sleeping in Separate Beds, Emotional Betrayal & Sharing Their Imperfect Marriage with the World

    May 03 2020

    What happens when you make a podcast about the honest harsh truths of your relationship? Danielle and Adam Silverstein decided to start their Marriage and Martinis Podcast when their marriage was on the brink of collapsing. They chat with Cathy and Lowell about how sharing the raw brokenness of their marriage actually saved it and created a business, how the quarantine has affected their family dynamics, why they prefer sleeping separately, and what they fight about the most. - Listen to Daniel...more

  • How a Creative Girl with a Big Heart Grew a Massive Community & 80 Million Monthly Pinterest Views Through Rapid Iteration & Testing Her Ideas - Brit + Co's Brit Morin

    Apr 30 2020

    How can you use rapid testing to find out what your customers want and grow a media empire? Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, entrepreneur, author and podcast host spent her early career at dream companies like Apple and Google, but realized she was hungry for more creativity in her life. She shares how rapid iteration has helped her understand her community's needs, how to make a small offer that will generate quick income, how new platforms can be used to your advantage, and how to ste...more

  • How to Think Like A Rocket Scientist, See What’s Possible & Change the Way We Approach Failure - Ozan Varol

    Apr 27 2020

    How can you turn what seems impossible to the possible? Ozan Varol, rocket scientist turned law professor, podcaster, and author grew up believing that the sky was the limit, and he's made it his mission to empower you to dream bigger and turn it into a reality. He shares how to adapt your skills and resources to make the most of this moment, learn from your failures and successes, exercise your optimism muscle, and drop your ego so you can step into your customer's shoes and fully serve them wi...more

  • Real Life Talk: Meet My Husband Lowell

    Apr 26 2020

    What is it like being married to Cathy? Cathy's husband Lowell joins the podcast for this inaugural episode of our Real Life Talk series. You'll find out what pet peeves they have about each other, how much their spending habits differ, what triggers they've carried from childhood that impact their relationship, and what pros and cons come with being married to someone with big dreams. - Want to join the live virtual audience? Sign up for updates here https://dont-keep-your-day-job.lpages.co/...more

  • How a Mom of 4 Made a Fortune with Online Programs, Lots of Fun & No Formulas - Allie Casazza

    Apr 23 2020

    How can you make millions by selling what feels good to you? Allie Casazza, "The Life Minimalist," podcast host of The Purpose Show, and online course creator was stuck in a wintery Arkansas, frustrated by her family's financial situation. After many 4 am mornings and unsuccessful flops, she found the key that would make her business soar and help others find more ease at home. She shares how to launch a course without funnels and formulas, replace a rigid routine with rhythms, connect with your...more

  • How to Clarify Your Gifts & Monetize Your Own Podcast - Stefanie Gass

    Apr 20 2020

    How do you accept the calling you've been given and make a thriving business from it? Stefanie Gass, clarity coach, podcast coach, and host of the Mompreneur Mastermind Show stopped climbing the corporate and the network marketing ladders after realizing that lifestyle was a lie. Now she's made it her mission to help bring clarity to other people's dreams, and turn those ideas into a sustainable business. She shares how to stop judging the gift you've been assigned, launch a top podcast, find yo...more

  • How to Stop Checking Your Likes, Shake Off the Need for Approval & Live an Incredible Life - Susie Moore

    Apr 16 2020

    What is the secret to being confident and courageous? Susie Moore, author, columnist, and life coach is back on the show to reveal some of the best wisdom from her new book, Stop Checking Your Likes. She shares how to choose calm over chaos, why it's more generous to the world when you let it be easy, how to filter out the opinions that don't matter, and how to focus on what you can control so you can unlock a life of peace, and contribution. - Join the book club! cathyheller.com/bookclub - ...more

  • Dave Hollis Tells All: How to Get Unstuck and Grow a Business & Life That Fulfills You

    Apr 13 2020

    How can you get out of your own way and see through the lies you tell yourself? Dave Hollis, CEO of the Hollis Co, author, speaker, coach, and podcast host was at the top of the career ladder, but felt unfulfilled when there was no room left to grow. So he dropped his ego, joined the Hollis Co, and has led the company to incredible growth. He shares how to bring your struggle into the light, serve your customers by offering overwhelming amounts of value, change your relationship with failure, an...more

  • How to Find Your Purpose with Rabbi David Aaron

    Apr 09 2020

    How do you turn your pain into your greatest asset? Rabbi David Aaron, spiritual visionary, master educator, and author truly believes that we have all been given a gift. But not everyone has risen to the responsibility and moral obligation to share it with the people who need it. He shares how to take the broken parts you've been given and turn it into treasure, why every choice you make is the right choice, and how to start loving yourself for the sake of the world. - Join the book club! cath...more

  • How to Create a Thriving Online Business & an Incredible Brand that Sustains Through Economic Hard Times - Christy Dawn & Aras Baskauskas

    Apr 06 2020

    What foundational pieces does it take to launch an online clothing brand without a brick and mortar? Christy Dawn and Aras Baskauskas, founders of Christy Dawn wanted to create and celebrate a style that was in alignment with their values of sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion world. They share how to get resourceful and create a story around your product, adapt to change and make your brand and your voice essential to the world, become in harmony with the rest of the world, and ...more

  • How Kristyn Miller Used This Podcast to Quit Her Day Job & Make a 6 Figure Income

    Apr 02 2020

    How can making mistakes and defining who you don't serve actually help your business thrive? Kristyn Miller, photographer, creative coach, podcaster, and a DKYDJ listener was suffering from workaholism and burnout. After waking up to the life that wasn't fulfilling her, she decided to go all in and turn her photography side hustle into a full time business. She shares how she built her clientele, earned 6 figures by focusing on serving her niche, and how you can embrace the mistakes and flops th...more

  • Amy Purdy's Story of Overcoming the Hardest Challenges, Winning Paralympic Medals & Breaking Records on Dancing with the Stars

    Mar 30 2020

    How do you find your resilience when the challenges in front of you seem impossible to overcome? Amy Purdy, 3x Paralympic medalist, motivational speaker, and bestselling author lost both her legs, her kidneys, and was given a 2% chance to live at just 19 years old. After fighting death, she made it her mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She sheds a light on how to be creative during challenging times, accept the scars that make you who you are, and have faith that e...more

  • The Path & the Process to Finding Our Calling When the Whole World is Pivoting

    Mar 26 2020

    How can you keep stepping into the flow when it feels like the whole world is upside down? Cathy shares the important lessons from one of the chapters from her book and a mindfulness exercise to help you through these uncertain times. She covers how our mind and immune system react when we feel anxiety vs. calm, how to move from the darkness into possibilities, begin your pivot into the online space, and bring things into the world that are essential to you. - Join the free book club cathyhel...more

  • How a School Teacher Grew a 7 Figure Online Product Based Business - Alison Prince

    Mar 23 2020

    How do you leverage what you don't have and create a multi million dollar business? Alison Prince, entrepreneur, mentor, podcaster, and online business expert began her entrepreneurial journey by being resourceful and turning her leftover trash into a buyable treasure. She shares how to create a habit with your customers, why it's your responsibility to make money and keep the economy alive, how to use your llama to get people's attention, and how to build connections with micro influencers and ...more

  • My Thoughts on the Coronavirus

    Mar 19 2020

    How can you make every day a gift? Cathy shares her thoughts on the impact of the coronavirus and her new paradigm shift in this seemingly dark time. She helps you make every day epic, take this opportunity to give massive value and fulfill the essential human needs, and find equanimity so you can free yourself from the pain of resistance, and be with things as they are. - Join the book club! Starts Monday March 23 @ 11:30 am PT cathyheller.com/bookclub

  • How to Move Past Fear & Step into Your Purpose

    Mar 16 2020

    How can you stay ahead of your natural reaction to fear? Our brains are always on the lookout for threats, and now it seems more prevalent than ever. Cathy shares a call about how to redirect your mind from the survival instinct of worrying, welcome in your full scope of emotions, and charge your personal batteries so that you're prepared to take on any challenge ahead. - Join the DKYDJ Book Club! Sign up here for updates http://bit.ly/2UDqc7B - Check out Heather Chauvin's work at http://heath...more

  • Comedian Brian Kiley on Finding Your Voice, Writing For Conan & Leaving Your Day Job the Smart Way

    Mar 12 2020

    How do you find your voice as a stand up comedian and a writer for one of the most popular late night talk show hosts? Brian Kiley, Emmy Award winning writer, comedian, and author always had a passion for making people laugh, but he didn't know the roadmap to making that a career. He shares what it takes to write for Conan for over 25 years, how to leave your day job the smart way, how to make a decision when you're terrified of being wrong, and how to explore the sides of yourself that you didn...more

  • The Story of How Ian Lopatin Became A Spiritual Gangster and Then Built that Very Brand Which Became A Movement

    Mar 09 2020

    How did a yoga clothing line become a movement that makes a difference? Ian Lopatin, cofounder of Spiritual Gangster, built a brand that makes his customers feel good about what they wear and what they stand for. He shares how to find different ways to be of service, intentionally create a product that motivates your community to spread love and kindness, and use energy and enthusiasm to open the doors to your own opportunity. - Follow Cathy on Instagram @cathy.heller for awesome giveaways! - ...more

  • Sunny Lenarduzzi's Formula to Rank #1 on YouTube

    Mar 05 2020

    How can putting out your you-ness on YouTube scale your business? Sunny Lenarduzzi, an expert video, marketing, social media and brand strategist skyrocketed her career when she figured out how the keys to gain more visibility on YouTube.  She shares how her Sunny System has generated over $6 million of YouTube income, how to embrace your insecurities, what types of video content attracts the most viewers and dollars, and why selling your offer is doing a favor to your community. - Enter the gi...more

  • How Jaclyn Johnson Grew Her Create & Cultivate Events from 25 Friends to 1000s of Empowered Entrepreneurs

    Mar 02 2020

    How can you execute your vision and create the best experience for your customer? Jaclyn Johnson, founder and CEO of Create & Cultivate, podcaster and bestselling author of WorkParty almost went back to a day job after her first company nearly burned her out. But she decided to bet on herself, and now she's built an empire where she can lead other female founders to build the business of their dreams. She shares the importance of thoughtfulness when things don't go as planned, the best basic ten...more

  • Ken Coleman's Proven Strategy That Will Lead To The Career You Love

    Feb 27 2020

    How can you find the unique role you're meant to play and turn it into a reality? Ken Coleman, national radio show host of The Ken Coleman Show and bestselling author of The Proximity Principle took many pivots until he found his place as a counselor, coach and cheerleader for people across the country searching for their dream career. He shares how to manage your 3 enemies of fear, doubt and pride, how to get clarity on the work you love to do that bring the results you care about, break down a...more

  • Sarah Knight on the Power of Saying No to Your Inner Perfectionist & People Pleaser

    Feb 24 2020

    How can you say no to the people and your own behaviors that don't serve you, and make space for the life you deserve? Sarah Knight, bestselling author of the No F*cks Given Guides is back on the podcast to talk about the biggest lessons from her latest book, F*ck No. She helps you learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no without feeling guilty or fearful, take the scary step of raising your prices, and build your "me time" so you can show up in this world as the more joyful and fulfilled ver...more

  • How to Raise Your Upper Limit & Make Messy First Drafts

    Feb 20 2020

    How can you break your own ceiling and step into your zone of genius? Cathy shares an important coaching call about how to embrace the pain to end your suffering, what the imperfect first versions of The Simpsons and Seth Godin's blog really looked like, how to summon 20 seconds of courage, and what opportunities will rain on you when you decide to be available for the life you deserve. - Come to Arrive Summit! Buy one get one free! cathyheller.com/arrive - Join the Instagram book club! https:...more

  • From Painting Houses to Changing the World - Timothy Goodman

    Feb 17 2020

    How did a troubled, lost teen become a creative phenomenon featured on CNN, NPR and other national press? Timothy Goodman, designer, illustrator, muralist, and artist grew up with no clue of what direction to take. But he found his groove in designing murals and creating viral social experiments. He shares how he dealt with depression even after becoming a success, how to make your life into art, and how to commit to what you truly want to do. - Grab one of the last spots at our Glow Retreat ...more

  • From Jamaica to NYC, How Jamila Souffrant is Helping Others to be Financially Free

    Feb 13 2020

    How can you become financially free and invest in yourself? Jamila Souffrant, creator of the blog and podcast Journey to Launch has built a financially free life for herself and she's on a mission to help others reach that destination. She teaches you how to recognize and reframe your true money mindset, how to buy more shares of you, and what 3 steps you can take to move closer to financial independence. - Enter the epic Galentine's Day Giveaway! Details here https://www.instagram.com/p/B8e-...more

  • How Kevin Nealon Finds Success, Purpose & Joy Everyday

    Feb 10 2020

    What worlds open up when you show up and give it a chance? Kevin Nealon, comedian, actor, and creator of Hiking with Kevin wasn't sure if he could make a living doing standup. He didn't think he would get a role on Saturday Night Live. But he said "Why not," went to the audition anyway, and the doors welcomed him in. He shares how to explore multiple passions, become a lifelong learner, challenge yourself to grow, and find the fantastic feeling of confronting your fears. - Get your Early Bird T...more

  • How to Build an Audience & Stay True to Your Purpose - Julie Solomon

    Feb 06 2020

    When your passions change, how can you still stay aligned with your purpose? Julie Solomon, marketing/PR/personal branding expert, entrepreneur podcaster, and business coach thought she would be a mom blogger, until she realized her true place of service was by helping other people grow their business. She shares how to get clear on your ideal customer, start small and avoid the plateau, and rebrand so you can make a bigger difference to a bigger audience. - Only a few spots left for the Glow R...more

  • Yancey Strickler Talks about Kickstarter, Bentoism & Raising Money with Integrity

    Feb 03 2020

    How do you make a hard decision that satisfies your self interest but doesn't sacrifice your values? Yancey Strickler, author, creator of Bentoism, and cofounder of Kickstarter invented a new matrix to make peace with the part of him that didn't want to be a sellout and the part of him that knew he needed financial security. He shares how Kickstarter's ethos allowed the company to survive through unpopular decisions, how to step into the unafraid version of yourself, how to use Bentoism to serve...more

  • Chalene Johnson's Formula for Selling with Generosity

    Jan 30 2020

    How do you make your offer to your community and feel like the most generous person in the world? Chalene Johnson, health, fitness, marketing and business expert, entrepreneur, bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker has created one successful business after another by focusing on the problem she can solve for her audience. She shares how your quirks can build a connected and engaged tribe, the different ways to grow 6 figure online businesses without thousands of followers, and the step by s...more

  • Ryan Holiday on Obstacles, Ego & Finding Stillness in the Process

    Jan 27 2020

    How can you add more stillness in your every day, and what possibilities can that unfold? Ryan Holiday, bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and media strategist has been able to create masterpiece after masterpiece by focusing on the process instead of the results. He shares how to turn your obstacles into your advantage, how to detach your ego from the outcome, how to find stillness in the process, and why you need to be willing to share the work you create. - Apply for our next Glow Ret...more

  • A Deep Dive into the Branding, Pricing & Marketing Strategies That Get Results

    Jan 23 2020

    How can you most effectively communicate your message and who you are? Cathy shares an exercise on how to get clarity around the parts of you that make up your brand, how to embrace your quirks, what 3 questions will help you with clearer marketing, and why you don't need to be afraid of putting a price on your work. - Doors close to Made to Do This on Friday! Join us at madetodothis.com - Video replays to our 2020 Vision Challenge are still available until tonight 5 pm PST! cathyheller.com/ch...more

  • Yeardley Smith on Lisa Simpson, Perfectionism & Letting Go of Control

    Jan 20 2020

    How do you let go of your need for perfection and control? Yeardley Smith, Emmy Award winning actress, novelist, podcast host and producer has played the iconic role of Lisa Simpson for over 30 years. But even with all the success she still has the same negative thoughts and anxieties that we all experience. She shares how to deal with disappointment, how to free yourself from other people's judgment, and why we need to tell the stories that would otherwise go unheard. - Join Made to Do This! m...more

  • You Have Been Assigned

    Jan 16 2020

    How do you free yourself from the pain of your past and give yourself permission to be imperfect? Cathy shares a coaching call from our 2020 Vision Challenge that helps you find the courage to dream again, step out of the shadows of your old identity, and treat yourself with radical empathy so you can get into messy action towards the work you're supposed to contribute. - Join our 2020 Vision Challenge! 2 days left! Sign up at cathyheller.com/challenge - Cathy's new coaching program cathyhel...more

  • Seth Godin’s Incredible Wisdom on True Marketing, Impostor Syndrome & How to Be of Use

    Jan 13 2020

    Instead of searching for what you're born to do, how can you serve by being of use? Bestselling author, world renowned blogger, and podcaster Seth Godin returns to share his valuable words of advice on finding better clients as a freelancer, what marketing truly means, how to embrace your impostor syndrome, and identify how you can be of use to the smallest viable audience who can’t live without what you can give them. - Join our 5 Day 2020 Vision Challenge! cathyheller.com/challenge - Liste...more

  • How to Consciously Create A New Possibility & A Life You Love - Kelsey Murphy

    Jan 09 2020

    How can you be more intentional about the life you wake up to every morning? Kelsey Murphy, business & life coach, podcaster, speaker, and B-School mentor left her comfy career in advertising by searching for evidence of new possibilities and following the dreams that made her feel over the moon. She teaches you how to redefine and get clear on what you want your life to look like, how to use your existing relationships to get your first clients, and how to prioritize and take action on the to-d...more

  • The Biggest Thing That Holds Us Back

    Jan 06 2020

    What is the biggest block that's at the root of your limiting beliefs? In this special coaching call, Cathy shares a few key exercises to implement habits towards the person you want to be, disrupt your old narrative, rewrite the thoughts that no longer keep you protected, and step into a more empowered you. - Join the Free 2020 Vision Challenge! cathyheller.com/challenge - Thanks ClassPass! First month Free at Classpass.com/newyears - Thanks Skillshare! 2 free months of Premium Membership at...more

  • How to Get Specific On the People You Serve - Jasmine Star

    Jan 02 2020

    How do you build intimacy and speak straight to the hearts of the people you are meant to serve? Entrepreneur, photographer, and podcaster Jasmine Star returns to help you make the most of your 2020. She shares her best wisdom on how to reverse engineer the champagne moments you want to have this year, map your actions to your ambitions, grow your audience by being more specific, and create your own success by becoming a standout. - Sign up for Cathy's free 5 Day Challenge! bit.ly/2020cathychal...more

  • The Best Advice of 2019 to Set You Up for 2020 Success

    Dec 30 2019

    What best advice from 2019 will help you create your own success in the New Year? We celebrate the end of the year with a roundup of important wisdom from some of our favorite conversations, including Morgan Harper Nichols, Emily McDowell, Howard Schultz, Colbie Caillat, Adam Grant, Gabby Bernstein, and many more. Use these key lessons to make 2020 the year when you overcome your perfectionism, take messy action, and serve the people who need your unique genius and gifts. - Join the 2020 Vision...more

  • Opening Bakeries, Publishing Books, Changing Lives & More - Your Epic Wins of 2019!

    Dec 26 2019

    What amazing things have our listeners created in 2019? We celebrate your biggest accomplishments of the year in this listener win roundup! From writing books, opening vegan bakeries, quitting day jobs, and finding the people who you are built to serve - these inspiring, heartfelt stories will open your eyes to all the incredible possibilities that are within your reach when you do it scared, find the belief that you're worth a life you love, and take the messy steps towards the thing you were m...more

  • How Derek Sivers Built CD Baby & the Wonder that Followed

    Dec 23 2019

    How do you know when to let go of an old dream, and pivot so you can make an even bigger contribution? Derek Sivers, writer, entrepreneur, musician, podcaster, and founder of CD Baby has an unrelenting thirst for new challenges and new growth. He shares how to make the decision to get laser focused on a different calling, let yourself evolve into a new personality, question your own answers, and trust that being unapologetically you can work in your favor. - Get more of Derek at sivers.org -...more

  • How Angela Santomero Created Award Winning Children’s Television Like Daniel Tiger and Blue's Clues

    Dec 19 2019

    How can your content make a lasting impression on the next generation and change their lives? Angela Santomero, Emmy Award winning creator, executive producer, and head writer of legendary television shows like Blue's Clues, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wishenpoof, and many more found the right formula to empower, entertain, and educate the young souls of the world. She shares what makes a pitch get the green light, how to change lives through radical kindness, and how to let your inner child ro...more

  • The Most Important Question You Need to Answer to Get the First Client - Alli Worthington

    Dec 16 2019

    How do you get people to care enough about your offer and make a purchase? Alli Worthington, author, business coach, entrepreneur, and podcaster went from a stay at home mom who lost her home to becoming the breadwinner of the family. Now she's focused on empowering women to take their lives and their business to the next level. She shares how to validate your idea and collect the data, how to infuse your message into what the audience wants, what potential customers want to know before making a...more

  • How to Redefine Your Worth - Amber Lilyestrom

    Dec 12 2019

    How can you find your worth when you're surrounded by doubt and pain? Amber Lilyestrom, business coach, author, speaker, and podcaster has used her trauma to rise towards her life's work in helping other people ignite their souls. She shares how to redefine your worth, gain clarity on the life you deeply desire, get into the awareness of who you want to serve, and let your genius shine through generous value. - Get more of Amber Lilyestrom at amberlilyestrom.com - Watch the full interview on v...more

  • The Right Questions That Can Radically Change Your Results - James Wedmore

    Dec 09 2019

    How do you create a 7 figure business by listening to your heart? James Wedmore, entrepreneur, business coach, and host of the Mind Your Business Podcast went from a broke bartender to a multimillion dollar online mentor, but he realized that money wasn't worth anything if it didn't also bring fulfillment. He teaches you how to validate your idea by selling first, how asking better questions can radically change your results, how to provide immeasurable value by changing the way we see the world...more

  • How Leanne Ford Got an HGTV Show by Being Herself

    Dec 05 2019

    How do you build the confidence to embrace your uniqueness and own your worth? Leanne Ford, interior designer, author, and star of HGTV's Restored by the Fords has always forged her own path with no apologies and no regrets. She shares her honest wisdom on how to pick a path when you face a crossroads, figure out the best price that your clients are willing to pay, become your own publicist, and allow your fear to guide you towards making something special. - Get more of Leanne at leanneford.co...more

  • An Eye Opening Conversation About Committing to Your Big Leap - Gay Hendricks

    Dec 02 2019

    How can you commit to making a big leap that could change your life? Gay Hendricks, bestselling author of more than 40 books, including The Big Leap has spent decades helping people break through their upper limit and rise to their full potential. He shares how to soar towards your genius spiral, how a simple change in breathing can change your life, and how to stop being a doer so you can become a receiver to the opportunities all around you. - Get more of Gay Hendricks at hendricks.com - H...more

  • From Idea to Winning Shark Tank in One Year - Jenny Goldfarb

    Nov 28 2019

    How did a passion to solve a pain result in a 6 figure deal with Mark Cuban? Jenny Goldfarb, founder of Mrs. Goldfarb's Unreal Deli began exploring her love for vegan food without any clue how it could become a business. She shares how she simplified her cold calling outreach to get more responses, what questions she asked herself that helped her find more customers, how she ended up winning the hearts of the Shark Tank judges, and how to embrace the darkness to shine your light.  - Check out...more

  • How I Got Here

    Nov 25 2019

    What does the journey look like to make a living doing what you love? Cathy shares the first chapter of her audiobook, which reveals what childhood moments impacted her beliefs, how she navigated years of feeling lost, how she realized the importance of purpose, and how the long process finally brought her to where she is now. - Join Cathy and Jeff Goins in conversation at the Well Coffeehouse! Free to come, RSVP required http://bit.ly/35uDi9q - Get the audiobook (psst you can get a Free aud...more

  • Alex Banayan Returns to Talk About Rejection, Lit Agents, Speaking & What's Possible

    Nov 21 2019

    How did 7 years of hearing "no" and getting rejection letters lead to new possibilities? Alex Banayan, bestselling author of The Third Door is back with more insights on what it takes and what it means to have a successful life. He shares the long behind the scenes process of getting a lit agent, building a career as a speaker, rising back up in the face of disappointment, and taking the first courageous step towards the life that awaits you. - Thanks Audible! Audible.com/dreamjob or text DREAM...more

  • Barbara Corcoran's Stellar Advice on How to Grow a Successful Business

    Nov 18 2019

    How much could you achieve if you stop overanalyzing and start taking action? Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, Shark Tank judge, and podcast host jump started her legendary real estate empire by relying on her resourcefulness, scrappiness, and deep hunger to prove the doubters wrong. She shares why your street smarts are more valuable than credentials, how to expand your business exponentially by spending money, why it's a good sign when you hit a roadblock, and how to make your ...more

  • How the Most Successful Producer of All Time Created Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind - Brian Grazer

    Nov 14 2019

    How does an open mind and a genuine interest in other human beings lead to winning Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy awards? The legendary producer Brian Grazer has always been fascinated by the amount of knowledge he could learn by making space for someone else to feel seen and heard. He shares how he had the tenacity to have curiosity conversations with accomplished figures like Warren Beatty, how to make every interaction a win-win, and what is the most essential element to a successful s...more

  • Must Hear Conversation with Colbie Caillat and Jason Reeves

    Nov 11 2019

    What magic can happen when you let yourself have fun and express your honesty? Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and musician Jason Reeves have spent the past 12 years adjusting to fame when their single Bubbly became a worldwide hit. Their cowriting journey merely began as awkward teens who just had a shared passion for making songs that spoke true to them, and that authenticity has led them to multiple chart-topping albums and singles. They share how ...more

  • How to Build & Master Good Habits That Stick - James Clear

    Nov 07 2019

    How do you create habits that lead you to the life you desire? James Clear, bestselling author of Atomic Habits, blogger, and entrepreneur is a student and teacher of the ways we form habits and what makes us commit to them. He shows you how to get rid of your bad habits like procrastination, what you should focus on instead of bigger goals, and how 2 minutes a day can help you evolve into the person you want to become. - Preorder Cathy's book! http://bit.ly/dkydjbookbonus - Apply for the ne...more

  • You Are Awesome - Neil Pasricha

    Nov 04 2019

    What does it mean to lead an awesome life and how do you make that your reality? Neil Pasricha, bestselling author, blogger, speaker, and podcaster has made it his life's work to help us recognize and create more positivity in our lives. He shares the 2 important questions to ask yourself before making a scary life decision, the most effective 2-minute morning routine to get you ready to take on the day, the simple word that will build your resilience, and the 3 tests to help you add more happin...more

  • Your Mess is Your Message - A Special Chapter from my Audiobook!

    Oct 31 2019

    When you're hit with rejection, heartbreak, failure, disappointment...how do you transform that darkness into light? Cathy shares a special chapter from her audiobook on how to make your mess your message. Listen to the stories and wisdom from courageous souls like choreographer Mandy Moore, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, author Danielle LaPorte, entrepreneur Lara Casey and more as they share how they found the strength to pick themselves up after difficult moments, dust off their wounds, and prou...more

  • How to Face Your Biggest Fears

    Oct 28 2019

    How do you gather the courage to deal with the challenges and beliefs that scare you and keep you stuck? Since Halloween is this week, we visit some important strategies on overcoming your deepest, darkest fears. You'll hear some of the best advice from past guests like Seth Godin, Ruth Soukup, Lisa Congdon, Evan Carmichael and more on how to reframe your attitude around fear, use it to your advantage, and soar into action that'll lead you to where you're meant to go. - Preorder Cathy's book ...more

  • How to Quit Playing Small - Ahyiana Angel

    Oct 24 2019

    How do you recognize where you're holding yourself back, and break through that upper limit? Ahyiana Angel, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur is leading by example and inspiring unfulfilled souls to quit playing small. She shares how to reframe and regain control of your narrative, take action to move the needle forward, and make the switch, pivot, or quit from the life that's keeping you from reaching for all that is possible. - Preorder 2 copies of Don't Keep Your Day Job (the book!) and ...more

  • The Fundamental Principles of Unlimited Success in Business & Life - Kelly Roach

    Oct 21 2019

    How do you stay disciplined to consistently take messy action and serve your heart out every day? Kelly Roach, business coach, strategist, bestselling author, and podcaster knows the ins and outs of building an unstoppable and profitable team that elevates your business. She shares the fundamental principles of creating unlimited success, tips on how to hire and motivate the right people for your vision, and the best practices to scaling a business into 7 figures and beyond. - Get your copy of ...more

  • How to Build an Online Product Based Business - Jadah Sellner

    Oct 17 2019

    How do you scale your online community and figure out what they want? Jadah Sellner, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, and cofounder of Simple Green Smoothies discovered her gift for growing an audience by listening and delivering the exact thing they were seeking. She shares her 5 S's to building a sustainable business, the self care plan to keep your cup full, and the roadmap to create a successful challenge where everyone gets a win. - Grab your book bonuses when you preorder Cathy's book! b...more

  • How to Be A Better Grown Up & Remember How to Fly - Brad Montague

    Oct 14 2019

    How do you remember your forgotten ideas, characters, stories, parts of yourself - and release them back into the world? Brad Montague, writer, artist, doodler, bestselling author, and creator of the viral Kid President video series is an expert when it comes to listening to kids and nurturing the wonder that's within all of them and us. He shares how to celebrate the brilliant imagination in every soul, why you don't need to be spectacular but just be there for someone else, and how you can bet...more

  • How to Unlearn Your Negative Self Talk - Almost 30's Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

    Oct 10 2019

    How do you deal with the doubts and negative voices that are constantly in your head? Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, hosts of the hit podcast Almost 30 found each other during an uncertain transition of life, and they're on a mission to share what they've learned in this journey. They explain how they show up and serve their massive audience, what has helped them get over 12 million podcast downloads, how to deal with rejection and criticism, and how to listen to your intuition and allow yo...more

  • How Candace Nelson Baked Her Sprinkles Cupcake Empire from Her Little Condo Kitchen

    Oct 07 2019

    What's the recipe to a thriving business that revolves around the simple, classic treat of a cupcake? Candace Nelson, co-founder of Sprinkles, Pizzana, pastry chef, podcaster, and Sugar Rush producer & judge never knew where her food entrepreneurship would take her when she started baking in her tiny condo kitchen. She shares how she found the right customers for her $3 cupcakes, how Sprinkles got into the hands of Oprah, how story educates your audience about your product, and how to let the vo...more

  • How to Be The Go-To Gal in Your Field - Jaclyn Mellone

    Oct 03 2019

    We're all the go-to expert for something, but how do we discover what that thing is? Jaclyn Mellone, entrepreneur, podcaster, and coach founded her business Go-To Gal to help people get clarity on that area where they can shine and serve the most. She shares how to find your biggest strengths, what you need in your business plan, how to build your brand, and how to believe in your go-to identity so you can own your authority. - Reserve your spot in the Inspired Action Pack Membership! http:/...more

  • The #1 Strategy to Do Outreach and Get A Response

    Sep 30 2019

    What's the biggest reason you aren't doing outreach right? Cathy shares a deep talk from her Immersion Workshop about what you need if you want to get results, how to proactively charge your own personal battery, and how to reframe your approach to outreach so you can stop pitching and instead, successfully build relationships with the people who need your contribution. - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Thanks Hello Monday! Listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your...more

  • Gabby Bernstein Teaches You How to Become a Super Attractor

    Sep 26 2019

    How do you let go of your ego and return to yourself as a Super Attractor? Gabby Bernstein, bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and spirit junkie lays out the roadmap to feeling good again in her newest book, Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams. She teaches you how to stop suffering by using the Choose Again Method, connect with a higher power to find worthiness and love, take spiritually aligned action, and let the universe catch up with your...more

  • 200th Must Listen To Episode! with Evan Carmichael

    Sep 23 2019

    What is the first step to become a success with your life's work? Evan Carmichael, entrepreneur, author, speaker, YouTuber, and mentor has made it his mission to help entrepreneurs reach their potential by ultimately believing in themselves. He shares his honest wisdom on how to evolve into the bolder, more confident version of you, why you need to schedule something challenging in your calendar, how to lean into the messy first version, and how to let your core values guide you to where you are...more

  • Cathy Helps Two Listeners See What's Possible

    Sep 19 2019

    How much action can you take when you realize what is possible in your future? Cathy helps a listener who is struggling to make sales with her sticker business, and another listener who is feeling depleted from juggling too many passion projects. She shares her advice on how to cultivate engagement around your creations, how to grow through collaboration, how to raise your upper limit, and why creating a space for breakthroughs is priceless. - Apply to the 4 Week Intensive! http://bit.ly/34Bj...more

  • A Mind Blowing Conversation About the Way We Think - Mark Gober

    Sep 16 2019

    What is possible when you change your reality? Mark Gober, author of An End to Upside Down Thinking and podcast host of Where Is My Mind? let his curiosity lead him into a new world about the way our consciousness really works. He shares the fascinating discoveries and evidence he gathered about how we are all interconnected, how to let the challenges transcend you into your evolution, and why each one of us is truly significant. - Apply for the Intensive Mastermind! http://bit.ly/34Bj3aq - ...more

  • How to Get Rich - Ramit Sethi

    Sep 12 2019

    How can you flip the negative beliefs you've created around money? Ramit Sethi, bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs to find the idea that'll grow into a financially flourishing business. He helps Cathy break through her limiting mindset around money, shares his advice on charging and pricing your work, and gives you the next steps on how you can start dreaming guilt-free about your rich life. - Apply for Cathy's Intensive Mastermind! http...more

  • What They Should Have Taught Us in School But Didn’t

    Sep 09 2019

    What are the essential lessons to a successful career and life that you didn't learn in school? This year we revisit the topic of What they didn't teach us in school, but this round features some important advice from the experts we've had on the show, including Seth Godin, Amber Rae, Danielle LaPorte, Susie Moore, Kate Northrup, and many more. Find out how to release your need for perfection, face your fears, give yourself a vacation, and exceed in your work without being an A+ student. - Help...more

  • Living the Life You Desire Instead of What Others Want For You

    Sep 05 2019

    How do you break free from the expectations that other people have for you, or the self-sabotaging expectations you've created for yourself? This episode features a sneak peek of Cathy's book about how to trust that you will be led, how to find worth and joy in your existence, and how to come home to yourself. - Preorder Cathy's book and sign up for the 5 Day Immersion Workshop! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Thanks Literati! LiteratiBooks.com, promo code dreamjob for $20 off your box

  • How to Stick With It When You Feel Like Giving Up

    Sep 02 2019

    How can you stay focused on your big vision goals when you're feeling discouraged or hopeless? Cathy shares her advice on how to prevent yourself from quitting in the dip, how to set yourself up to ensure you take the next step forward, and what you should really focus on as you move through this journey of life. - Preorder the book today (Sept. 2, Labor Day!) at https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book and then fill out the form https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/labor-day-deal so we...more

  • How to Execute Your Vision - Lauryn Evarts & Michael Bosstick

    Aug 29 2019

    How can you keep yourself accountable to follow through on your dreams? Blogger Lauryn Evarts and entrepreneur Michael Bosstick, the husband and wife power team of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast made a commitment to start their show, no matter how many trips and falls they would take along the way. They share how to define your own formula, how to create content that makes your audience come back for more, and how to show your gratitude for the community you already have. - Preorde...more

  • 5 Masterclasses on Attracting & Serving Your Perfect Audience

    Aug 26 2019

    How do you find your ideal audience, speak their language, and get them to like the true you? This episode features 5 mini masterclasses with expert entrepreneurs including Tracy Matthews, Emily McDowell, and more about discovering the person you are meant to serve, developing a relationship by telling your story, crafting emails that grow your business, and redefining what it means to have a successful life. - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Sign up for updates on the D...more

  • How to Create Your Signature Offer

    Aug 22 2019

    How do you figure out the signature offer that people will pay you for? Cathy shares a coaching call about how to package your menu of prices, how to make money when your customers have different incomes, why it takes money to be more selfless, and how to prove that you can create results. - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Thanks Honey! Get Honey for Free at Joinhoney.com/dreamjob

  • How to Defeat Your Inner Critic & Creative Blocks - Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator

    Aug 19 2019

    How do you get creative when you're feeling blocked and discouraged by your inner critic? Danielle Krysa, artist, author, and creator of the popular art blog The Jealous Curator had abandoned her love for creating art for 15 years because of her inner critic. She shares how she overcame the negative voices to return to her passion, how to show up every day when you don't feel like a master of your craft, and how to find creative inspiration anywhere you go. - Join Cathy's 6 Figure Songwriting...more

  • How I Made A Music Career After Being Dropped From A Label

    Aug 15 2019

    How do you find a new path after your dreams have been crushed? Cathy shares how she made six figures through songwriting after believing her music career was a lost hope. You'll also learn the key strategies that helped her build her business, including how to generate results instead of excuses, why an artist in business needs to tell someone else's story, and how to show up and be the person who cares the most. - There are still a couple days left of the Songwriting Challenge! Join here ht...more

  • Finding Huge Success After 40 - Lisa Congdon

    Aug 12 2019

    How do you transition into a creative career when you've already dedicated decades to different day jobs? Lisa Congdon, artist, illustrator, and bestselling author didn't discover her passion for art until her 30s, and made the leap to become a full time artist when she was almost 40. She explains how she reached out and landed her dream clients, how to stop running from your fear and give it a hug, and why you could actually have an advantage in finding your artistic voice later in life. - S...more

  • 4 Exercises to Discover Your Passion Project

    Aug 08 2019

    How can you identify what truly lights you up and where to direct your focus? Cathy shares a piece of her exclusive Dare to Dream Workshop, including 4 activities to help you get clearer on what passion project to pursue and 4 ways to monetize that idea into a business. - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Join the Dreambassadors! http://bit.ly/33tZ3Gi - Thanks Gabi! Gabi.com/dreamjob to start saving money - Thanks FIGS! Wearfigs.com and code dreamjob for 15% off your f...more

  • How a Vegan YouTuber Became Popular Without a Food Network Show - Jenné Claiborne

    Aug 05 2019

    How can your resourcefulness lead you to where you can serve the most? Jenné Claiborne, YouTuber, vegan chef, and author always had an entrepreneurial spirit but she never would've imagined the impact she would have through her popular YouTube food and lifestyle channel, Sweet Potato Soul. She shares her best tips on how to grow an audience on YouTube, how to listen to your followers but also stay true to yourself, and how to pivot towards a new opportunity that feeds your soul. - Sign up for...more

  • Learning to Restore - A Sneak Peek Chapter of My Book

    Aug 01 2019

    How do you make the time and space to replenish when it seems like there's so much to do and so many thoughts running through your head? Cathy reads a special preview of her book about the significance of slowing down, the art of doing less, the breakthroughs that arrive when you hit pause, and the questions to ask your soul in order to come home to your true self. - Follow Cathy on Instagram @cathy.heller for upcoming details on the giveaway! - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/...more

  • How a Writer Became a Bestselling Author By Speaking Her Truth - Jennifer Weiner

    Jul 29 2019

    How do you find the courage to tell a story that speaks your truth? Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author and novelist of books like Good In Bed, In Her Shoes, and Mrs. Everything used her pain to rise up and become one of the most beloved writers of our time. She shares what makes a story resonate so strongly with readers, how to make a habit of working on your craft, how to embrace the parts of you that society tells you to hide, and why it's your sacred obligation to share what's authentically ...more

  • How a Dancer/Choreographer Hustled to 1.6 Million YouTube Subscribers - Mihran Kirakosian

    Jul 25 2019

    When you put in the blood, sweat and tears into your passion, what amazing impact becomes within reach? Mihran Kirakosian, dancer, choreographer, and YouTube sensation didn't grow up wealthy, but he did have a relentless love for dance. He shares how his incredibly focused work ethic led to opportunities with Madonna and Britney Spears, how to create content that goes viral, and how to use your vision and purpose to get rid of your excuses and take control of your destiny. - Enter the giveawa...more

  • Own Your Everyday - Jordan Lee Dooley

    Jul 22 2019

    How can you step into who you're meant to be and what you're meant to do? Jordan Lee Dooley, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster has created an incredible movement to help multi-passionate people like herself reach their full potential. She sheds her wisdom on how to get clarity on which business idea you should explore first, how to grow engagement with your community, and how to take incremental, implementable, and imperfect action so you can find your zone of genius and where you'...more

  • Life Advice For Creatives with Adam J. Kurtz

    Jul 18 2019

    What possibilities are waiting on the other side of embracing who you really are? Adam J. Kurtz, artist, illustrator, and bestselling author has grown his career by expressing his true voice of humor, optimism, and honesty. He shares how to release the need to be perfect, how to recognize whose feedback is most important, and how to let yourself walk the path of life at your own pace. - Become a Dreambassador! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/Dreambassadors - Preorder Cathy's book!...more

  • How to Grow 1 Million Followers Through Real Talk - Sazan Hendrix

    Jul 15 2019

    How do you find the courage to be honest about your imperfect life? Sazan Hendrix, lifestyle and beauty blogger, YouTuber, influencer and podcaster made a brave step to share the real, raw, messy parts of her life - and it only made her audience love her more. She shares how we can build each other up through authenticity, how to create a shared experience through your product, and how to find your way towards a good life without a road map. - Join our Dreambassador Team! https://dont-keep-yo...more

  • The Power of Storyselling

    Jul 11 2019

    How can you use storyselling as your most powerful marketing tool? Cathy shares why we as human beings are so deeply drawn to stories, how successful creative entrepreneurs tell their story through their products, and how you can create a whole business around the celebration of your own journey. - Join our Dreambassador Team! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/Dreambassadors - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book

  • Everyone Is Qualified To Make An Impact - Ben Higgins

    Jul 08 2019

    How do you create a meaningful impact? Ben Higgins, cofounder of Generous Coffee never imagined that he would rise to fame on The Bachelor - but he did know that he was meant for a bigger purpose. He shares how to find your passion through injustice, why empathy is the most attractive quality, and how to measure your victories through the impact you have on every human soul. - Join the Dreambassador Team! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/Dreambassadors - Preorder Cathy's book so y...more

  • How to Expand Your Network - Darrah Brustein

    Jul 04 2019

    How can you build a vibrant business by fostering a networking community? Darrah Brustein, entrepreneur, writer, and the go-to expert at connecting people has been able to design a life that gives her freedom and purpose in the work she loves. She shares how providing value in your relationships leads to new opportunities, how to disprove your inner critic, how to break down your 10 year dream into an actionable plan, and how to become the hero of your own story. - Become a Dreambassador! htt...more

  • How to Get Unstuck

    Jul 01 2019

    How much action would you take if you knew that building a successful business doesn't require expertise, credentials, or a million followers? Cathy reveals the secrets on how to eliminate your excuses, what you're actually seeking to create by sharing your gifts, and how to stop fearing the next level of success. - Join the Dreambassador Team! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/Dreambassadors - Preorder Cathy's book dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Follow Cathy's husband Lowell on Tw...more

  • How to Use Marketing to Make A Sale - Career Contessa's Lauren McGoodwin

    Jun 27 2019

    How can you take your customer on a journey so they get to know, like, and trust you? Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of the popular career website Career Contessa left her recruiting job to share the knowledge and tools she had accumulated to build a fulfilling career. She explains what kinds of products and offers you can give to your community, how to ask your boss for more time to work on your side hustle, and what marketing really means when it comes to making a sale. - Preorder Cathy'...more

  • How to Avoid the Perfection Trap - James Victore

    Jun 24 2019

    How do you find the permission to let done be better than perfect? James Victore, artist, designer, and author of Feck Perfuction launched his career by expressing his true opinions in his work, and not apologizing for it. He shares how to start before you're ready, how to experience life instead of cycling through comfy habits, how to get paid for being you, and why the things that make you weird are really what make you shine. - Preorder Cathy's book! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Thanks Ski...more

  • How to Create a Career with All Parts of Yourself - Sara Auster

    Jun 20 2019

    How can you evolve into a new career without leaving behind your other passions and identities? Sara Auster was a successful artist when she encountered a life-changing injury. Instead of letting it paralyze her, she found alternative healing practices and combined her creativity into her newfound interest for sound baths and meditation. She shares how listening has helped her become a leading sound therapist, how she found an audience without a specific avatar, and how to create an honest brand...more

  • How to Break Through Self Doubt & Set Achievable Goals Towards Success - Jillian Michaels

    Jun 17 2019

    How can you break the cycle of self sabotage and set yourself up for achievable wins? Jillian Michaels, fitness expert, best-selling author, podcaster, and top wellness entrepreneur has built a worldwide reputation of helping people hit their goals. She reveals why empathy is more effective than sympathy, how to create meaning through suffering, and what 3 essential steps will help you hit your target. - Preorder Cathy's book dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book - Follow Cathy's husband Lowell on Twi...more

  • How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

    Jun 13 2019

    How do you build confidence to take action when you constantly feel like a fraud? Cathy shares how she's dealt with that pesky impostor syndrome, how you can feed yourself with reminders of self worth, and how to replace the unattainable goal of providing "expertise" and "perfection" with empathy and authenticity - so you can start serving the world by being your true self. - Watch the masterclass replay on How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome https://youtu.be/2TyDTX2afFs - Join the Accelerato...more

  • How Grassroots Marketing Built a Fierce Tribe of 7 Million Subscribers - theSkimm's Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

    Jun 10 2019

    How did a conversation on the couch transform into a popular newsletter with over 7 million subscribers? Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm sacrificed sleep and financial comfort to make their daily newsletter become an empire, and their hustle paid off in huge dividends. They explain how they've fostered an intensely engaged community, what 3 key components will help you create quality content, and how to manage time and stress so you can show up and serve your audience ...more

  • The 3 Essential Steps to Grow Your Empathy Empire

    Jun 06 2019

    What are the key ingredients to starting and scaling a heart centered business? Cathy shares her masterclass on the 3 most important steps to transform that passion project into a living, including how to identify your creative offer, how to find your target audience, and how to build a super engaged community so you never have to sell again. - Join the DKYDJ Accelerator Course! cathyscourse.com - Grab your seat at the Free Masterclass on How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome https://dont-keep-y...more

  • The Keys to a Thriving Work Life - Adam Grant

    Jun 03 2019

    How can you design work that is more meaningful through the act of giving and receiving? Adam Grant, best-selling author, TEDTalk speaker, organizational psychologist, professor, and host of the WorkLife podcast is on a mission to discover how we can make more purposeful, creative work in our lives. He reveals why you don't have to be original to be creative, shares the steps to becoming a successful giver without sacrificing your wellbeing, and, in an exercise of self improvement, gives Cathy a...more

  • Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine Talks About How to Find Success and Pitch Yourself - Jason Feifer

    May 30 2019

    How can you turn a cold pitch into an exercise in empathy? Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, writer and podcaster scaled up the media ladder by giving himself permission to evolve his writing and serve his audience's needs. He shares how to promote yourself without sounding self centered, why you should admit to feeling like an impostor, and how being open to change always leads to more opportunities. - Grab your seat for the Free Masterclass on the 3 Essential Steps to ...more

  • How to Scale Your Business with One Thousand True Fans - Tracy Matthews

    May 27 2019

    How can you grow a thriving business with just a select group of true fans? Tracy Matthews, jewelry designer, entrepreneur, and podcaster has helped thousands of creatives and makers expand their business by focusing on the core elements that make their brand unique. She shares how to connect with your tribe through your story, what actually makes customers motivated to buy your product, and why creatives truly rule the world. - Join the waitlist for the Inner Circle! https://dont-keep-your...more

  • How to Grow Your Business with Heart

    May 23 2019

    You could have all the strategies and tools in place to start constructing your business, but you can't build the audience without heart. Cathy shares a piece of her coaching call about how to create a space for your people to feel seen, why your day job can be a blessing, how to monetize what you love, and how to flip the limiting beliefs that are keeping you small. - Join the waitlist for the DKYDJ Inner Circle! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/cathy-coaching-updates - Preorder ...more

  • How to Step Into Your Intuition - Robyn Youkilis

    May 20 2019

    How can you go with your gut and let it guide you towards your purpose? Robyn Youkilis, health coach, author, entrepreneur, and founder of Your Healthiest You has built her career by trusting her intuition and taking the next little right step. She shares how you can make space to do what supports you, show up for yourself and your community, let go of the should have's, and find joy in the process of discovering where you're meant to serve. - Get more of Robyn at https://robynyoukilis.com &...more

  • How to Stop Your Perfectionism

    May 16 2019

    How can you give yourself permission to embrace your imperfections? Cathy shares her advice on how to let go of your need for perfect through the fail forward formula, how to build an empathy empire, and why being vulnerable about your insecurities could be your most viral content. -Sign up to stay in the loop about the Cathy Coaching Club! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/cathy-coaching-updates -Preorder Cathy's book dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book

  • How to Become a Tony Award Winning Playwright - Steven Levenson

    May 13 2019

    How does a blank page transform into the musical masterpiece, Dear Evan Hansen? Steven Levenson, Tony Award-winning playwright and TV writer shares how to overcome the need for perfection, keep yourself accountable, and love the process of making your messy first draft. -Download the free Business Building Checklist! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/business-building-checklist -Preorder Cathy's book dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book -Thanks Postmates! Download the app and use code dr...more

  • Cathy Gives a Listener an Idea to Monetize Her Business

    May 09 2019

    How can you make a profit from a passion that seems to consume your time and resources? Cathy chats with a listener Emma, who specializes in making amazing artistic scenes in little boxes, and she fears that it's not a sustainable business. In this coaching session you'll learn how to find the right customers and clients who will pay for your offering, how to incorporate your story to connect with your audience, and how to rise up from your mind's own resistance. - Apply for the next Glow Retre...more

  • Why You'll Never Have To Sell Anything Again - Laura Belgray

    May 06 2019

    How can your words be more authentically you, feel less salesy, and resonate deeply with your audience? Laura Belgray, copy expert, founder of Talking Shrimp, and co-creator of the Copy Cure course with Marie Forleo is back to reveal more secrets and strategies about writing copy that pops. She shares how to create compelling emails and headlines, how to let your personality shine in your story, and how your words can cure the pains and fulfill the desires of your tribe. - Join the Copy Cure wi...more

  • How to Identify Your Fear and Move Into Action - Ruth Soukup

    May 02 2019

    How do you recognize the biggest fears that hold you back from dreaming big and taking action? Ruth Soukup, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and podcaster joins us again to share the insights and advice from her newest book, Do It Scared. She shines a light on the 7 fear archetypes, the principles of courage that will transform your fear-based beliefs, and the beauty that evolves from doing something badly and doing it scared. - Preorder Ruth's book! doitscared.com - Preorder Cathy's book!...more

  • How Vulnerability Went Viral - Morgan Harper Nichols

    Apr 29 2019

    How did sharing a moment of brokenness lead to a massive audience? Morgan Harper Nichols, writer, artist, and musician never thought her work was different or important enough to be shared. But one decision to be vulnerable and expose her shattered feelings out into the world completely changed her life. She explains how to practice radical empathy for the people who need your gifts, how to identify the uniqueness in your voice, how to create different streams of income as a multi-hyphenate, and...more

  • Revealing A Juicy Addition to the Book

    Apr 25 2019

    We've all experienced moments when we felt invisible, like we could disappear and no one would even notice. But you always matter. You are so needed. Cathy shares a story from her past that explains why this message is so important to her. Then we dive into a coaching call about how to get over the fear of making the wrong step, and how to tell your story in a way that expands your business. - Preorder Cathy's book before May 1st so you can get all the bonuses! dontkeepyourdayjob.com/book

  • An Incredible Story About the Power of Your Alter Ego - Todd Herman

    Apr 22 2019

    What inner superpowers will you unlock when you step into your alter ego? Todd Herman, bestselling author of The Alter Ego Effect has spent decades coaching athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities tap into the best version of themselves and become unstoppable in their dreams. He shares how you can untether yourself from your limiting paradigms, use your creative imagination to activate your alter ego, and honor all the characters already within you, just waiting to be unleashed. - Preorder C...more

  • 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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/m...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/meetup-group - Pre-order Cathy's ...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

  • 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 - Thanks Postmate...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.m...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.c...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/joy-cho - ...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...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 Truth & Embrace Your Calling - 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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/how-to-teach-cheat-sheet - Tha...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! https://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/etsy-shop-cheat-sheet Grab your tickets to Cathy's event in Los Angeles http://bit.ly/2iATiUy ...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/productivity-cheat-sheet Thanks Blue Apron!...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://dont-keep-your-day-job.mykajabi.com/podcast-cheat-sheet Thanks to Skill...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.