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It’s the last Grown Up Gigs of the year, and I’m thrilled to end on an amazeballs note, thanks to my guest Summer Pierre. Come join us at 7pm Eastern tonight right here - and don’t forget your questions!Happy Hooplah
It’s been 2 years since I’ve given a detailed view of what A Day In My Life is like…and I feel it’s a great time for an update!
To echo what I said back in 2011, each and every day/week/month is different for me. I don’t always see friends on Mondays or take yoga on Tuesdays or spend every Friday afternoon in a coffee shop…being a solopreneur who wears All The Hats (even with amazeballs help) just doesn’t allow it.
So while I gave you just a day-long overview back then, I wanna give you a week-long overview now.
A behind-the-scenes look as to why/when/how I do what I do – and what it really looks like to be a full-time entrepreneur.
No glossy photos of me with balloons or glasses or a pencil between my teeth, running through a park with a dog.Meaningful Mindsets
That’s today! Go grab it before the price jumps to $9.99 tomorrow. Yay Cyber Monday!Happy Hooplah
This year, I’m especially thankful for doing work I love, the “ease” of being a Woman of the World (aka full-time entrepreneur) in the 21st century, and you.
So, when I started brainstorming a few months ago as to what I wanted to share as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday offering, it came back to the definitive how-to-plan-to-leave-your-day-job-without-having-to-live-on-Ramen-noodles guide I wrote in honor of my 2nd entrepreneuriversary.
More than anything, I want the things that I’m grateful for today to be the things you’re grateful for on Thanksgiving 2014.
I want you to not only believe that you can love what you do, but to craft a plan on how to do it based on your own grown-up values, needs, and preferences.
That’s why I’ve re-released An Effective Escape: Leaving Your Day Job Without Living In Your Parent’s Basement on Amazon, and offering it for a super low price ($2.99!Happy Hooplah
Spending part (or all?) of your lunch hour – or minutes between never-ending meetings – sobbing in your office bathroom?
Wondering how the hell you got here, and how this is your life?
Instead of giving into despair, do this instead:
10. Watch the 1st video in the 10 Ways to Discover Work That Feels Like Play series (and sign up if you want the next 9 ways):
9. Do whatever you need to set the Reset button. What energizes you? Whether it’s a “sick day” at work to take yourself out for lunch, a movie, and a massage; a journaling practice each morning; or a “pajama day” where you don’t even entertain the thought of leaving the house (or getting dressed!), pinpoint the things that “reset” you back to feeling like you, and do at least one of them.Meaningful Mindsets
Bridget Lappert lives “a cashmere life on a cotton budget” and runs one of the cutest blogs alive at Broke But Bougie. I love her tagline of “living the good life without breaking the bank or losing your mind”, & that applies to intangible stuff, too! Check out her post below to get your butt in gear sans beating yourself up or head explosions.
You might be procrastinating right now by reading this post. Well, all I can say is that it happens to the best of us. But thanks for choosing this post as your means of procrastination!
Whatever we do that derives from our higher nature – writing, painting, dieting, spirituality, education, commitment, etc. – will, at some point, elicit resistance within ourselves.
I love to write. But there are days when I have to shut my internet off in order to crank out an article.Meaningful Mindsets
Even the most prepared job-quitter can get that pit in their stomach and/or cold feet right before it’s time to cut the ties. With 2014 fast approaching and Quit My Job being a popular resolution, I wanted to pass along some advice to soothe that tummy:
Earlier this week I revived an old blog series of mine, The Recession is Bullhonkey, and I plan on bringing one of these stories to you every month in 2014.
As I start planning for next year, I’m feeling more and more like it’s uber-important to get you real-life examples of people who’ve discovered/are working towards/are being successful in their passionate, grown-up careers.
I feel like spreading these stories is so key to actually having us believe that we can actually make a living loving what we do – and that’s the all important first step.Happy Hooplah
Denise Diamond and I started working together in September of 2012, just 14 months ago, on what she wanted to be when she “grew up.” She uncovered so much then that was related to entrepreneurship and travel that I was over-the-moon to hear that she started a travel blog…but the happy dance really started when she announced that she got an offer to work for a non-profit in Africa starting this January for a year – and she took it! I forced her to share how she did it for all of us. The tips she shares below are the best!
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Trapped. That’s the word I would use to describe how I was feeling in my career. I received my degree in marketing and then went on to work in the industry for several years, climbing the ranks like I was supposed to.The Recession is Bullhonkey
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