Category Archives: Creative Career Cheer

Sep 13 2014

LAST DAY: Create Your Dream Career’s theme is Play!


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Create Your Dream Career is wrapping up today,

and our theme is on the importance of Play!

“But what will today entail?”, you say.

I declare: So much goodness is on the way!

We’ll hear from Janette Gorney of Travel Enlight,

and then come up with your Passionate Career Ideas – right!

Then we’ll talk about our multiple interests

and how wanting to do All The Things can work well in our business!

We’ll talk to Lesley DeSantis who personifies that,

As a model/artist/masseuse-to-be she wears many hats!

We’ll wrap up the day putting it all together,

I hope you can join me no matter the weather!

So, will you be there?

What do you say?

It’s still free to watch live, so seize the day!

When you discover your dream career, we’ll both shout “Hooray!”



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Sep 12 2014

TODAY: Feel the Career Fear – and Do It Anyways


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Today on Create Your Dream Career, we’re ripping off the band-aid by feeling the career fear – and doing it anyways. 

These are the things that keep us so scared that we don’t allow ourselves to clarify and take action on what makes us happy.

If you hear yourself saying things like, “But I’m a lost cause!” or “I never follow through!” or “I’m a Jane of All Trades & a master of none!”, then you’ll wanna tune in bright and early today (9am Pacific!) to (a) get some reassurance that you’re not alone and (b) learn how to combat these fears and create your dream career!

Our theme today is EXPLORE, and the rest of the day’ll cover:

  • an interview with Project Manager, Retreat Leader, and future life coach Paula Jenkins
  • what you wanna do to pay the bills (as opposed to what you can do but wouldn’t choose to do – or what you have to do!)
  • determining your personality type and how it relates to a career you’d thrive in
  • discovering your truth, and how it can naturally lead to an authentic career
  • an interview with the Online Dating Cheerleader, Molly Quigley

If you wanna know what you mighta missed yesterday – or want a sneak peak at tomorrow’s session, click here and scroll on down!

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Sep 11 2014

TODAY! Create Your Dream Career begins – and you can watch for $0!


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IT’S HEEEEEEERE! 

Yes, I must write in bold and all caps and extra large type to convey my excitement for this day.

Create Your Dream Career will begin streaming live on CreativeLive at 9am Pacific, and I wanted to make sure you knew that if you take 10 seconds to RSVP, you can watch and get my illustrated, rhyming (!) career change workbook for free!

The workshop runs from 9am-4pm Pacific today, tomorrow and Saturday – and by the time we’ve wrapped, you’ll be able to pinpoint your grown-up, fulfilling career based on a foundation of dreaming, play and exploration.

Our theme today is DREAMing, and we’ll be diving in to:

  • true stories of grown-up career changers
  • an interview with author, columnist, and communications expert Alexandra Franzen
  • the importance of dreaming as it relates to your career
  • external clues to your dream career
  • an interview with the founder and face of Style Girlfriend, Megan Collins
  • what pride has to do with finding a window into fulfilling work

If you want a sneak peak as to what days 2 and 3 will cover, click here and scroll on down!

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Sep 10 2014

What a Creative Career Doesn’t (& Does!) Care About


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I’ve been The When I Grow Up Coach for the past 6 years, working with creative women to help them out of their soul-sucking jobs and into work that feels like play.

And in that time – and because of the type of work I do – I’ve come across all the excuses for a freelancer to not be ready to launch their business or commit to their work.

It makes me weep, especially since the things we tell ourselves that matter when it comes to having a successful creative career are usually, um, the things that don’t matter.

Click here to hop over to the Freelancers Union blog & read all about what a creative career doesn’t (& does!) care about.

This starts tomorrow! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Sep 09 2014

10 Reasons Your Current Career is the Wrong One


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It Is Never Too Late…by Wanderlust 25 Paper Co.

If ya clicked on this headline, it’s because something just ain’t right at work.

Maybe you’re just not feeling like you’re doing something worthwhile.

Maybe your colleagues are nobody you’d actually wanna spend time with outside the office.

Maybe the things you’re asked to do are things you hate doing.

And maybe your have a verbally abusive manager that makes you feel like you’re constantly doing a terrible job.

Whatever the feeling, it’s not good – and I gave ya 10 reasons why over on CreativeLive.

Click here to read ‘em all (and stop the excuses already!).



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Sep 04 2014

One. Week. Away. (or Why I’m Giving Away My $37 Workbook + Working 200 Hours on a 3 Day Course)


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The Love We Give Away Is The Only Love We Keep by Aimee Ferre

Create Your Dream Career is a week away, and I realized that I never told you the reasons behind why I jumped at the chance to teach this course – and why I decided to take my $37 career change e-workbook off the shelves and into the hands of anyone who RSVPd (for free!).

First and foremost, CreativeLive is doing unbelievable work and I have been crushing on their business model forever. I love the fact that they’ve built studios to broadcast high quality Internet streams of in-depth courses ranging from photography, business, money, crafts, music, art, etc. A creative career coach’s dream!

But the best part of their business is that, if you watch it live, you get it for free. And if you don’t?

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Sep 01 2014

The Recession is Bullhonkey: Lesley’s Story


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This is part of The Recession is Bullhonkey series, where I share stories of those who have gotten hired and/or started their own businesses (or sometimes both!) since 2008. This is former client & upcoming CreativeLive interviewee Lesley DeSantis. Below, she talks about how she’s made her multi-faceted career (she’s an artist, model, polarity therapist, and masseuse-in-training!) recession-proof – and how you can, too.

Renaissance soul. Multipotentialite. Scanner. Jack of All Trades. Well-rounded. Multipassionate.

Chances are, you’ve heard one or more of these terms and find they describe that wildly curious, informationally-insatiable, beautiful soul you have floating around in that body o’ yours as you fight the urge to try (and succeed at) every single thing that catches your fancy.

I’m also willing to bet you’ve heard some, if not all of these: Indecisive. Flaky. Can’t settle down.

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Aug 27 2014

Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure!


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Didn’t you loooooove those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid?

I realized that I’ve been so all over the Interwebs lately that you can Choose Your Own (Career) Adventure as to what you wanna read, watch or do.

You’ve been sobbing in your company bathroom, again. Do you want:
* a checklist to change your career
* a list of 10 other things to do instead 
* some tough love

You’re in the exploratory stages of discovering and/or creating your passionate, grown up career. Do you want to:
* hear about why Play and And are such important concepts 
* get a career change workbook that’s beautifully illustrated, rhymes (!), and is totally $0
join me live in the small studio audience for Create Your Dream Career

The choice is yours, traveler!

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Aug 11 2014

The Recession is Bullhonkey: Molly’s Story


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This is part of The Recession is Bullhonkey series, where I share stories of those who have gotten hired and/or started their own businesses (or sometimes both!) since 2008. This is former client & upcoming CreativeLive interviewee Molly Quigley’s story of how she became the Online Dating Cheerleader – and why she hasn’t quit her “day job”. 

I don’t know when I stumbled across Michelle Ward’s information or website. I do know that, too often, I would sit in Starbucks about to head to my job with one of her newsletters freshly delivered to my inbox, knowing that baby Jesus just shed a tear for me, as he watched me gather up the muster to head into work one more day.

You see, I was terrified to spend what little I had in savings to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  

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Aug 08 2014

22 Reasons Why It’s Worth Doing The Dirty Work To Live Your Dream Career



My two sleepyheads at 12:17pm on a Tuesday

A few weeks ago, my husband said to me:

Ya know, babe, I finally feel like all those years of advertising brought me somewhere. It brought me to a place where I was able to leave my full-time job and go freelance over a year ago, but it wasn’t about that. It was about right now – being able to spend time with our daughter and not have to be somewhere else for 40+ hours a week. She is why I stuck with it. She is why it was worth it.”

A statement like this, especially from my husband, makes me the happiest.

I realized how right he was, and how lucky worthwhile it was to take the blood, sweat, tears and years of discovering and building our dream careers.

I also liked how he incorporated all of his previous experience and decisions in his realization.

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