Category Archives: Creative Career Cheer

Oct 29 2014

Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.


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Squee! I’m the most excited that my interview with my dear friend Tiffany Han is up on her podcast, Raise Your Hand. Say Yes.

I binged listened to the first 3 episodes and took away this revelation:

Your work will never be finished, and it will never be “perfect.” Stop searching for The Answer, and keep raising your hand and saying Yes!

I hope the 50 minutes I had with Tiff will be able to give you your own a-ha moment. We talk all about letting go of your dreams, turning points, and the positive side of being a multi-passionate person.

And bonus? ‘Cause it’s Tiff’s birthday today, there’s a sale happening on her amazeballs 100 Rejection Letters program.

Click here to get all the goodness!



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Oct 22 2014

The Importance of Dreaming (free 40 minute video!)


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You guys! I had zero idea that this was happening, but CreativeLive is amazeballs and they recently put up an entire segment of my Create Your Dream Career class that you can access for $0.

You don’t even need to register at all!

Just click here and press Play mid-page where it says “Free Preview: The Importance of Dreaming.” Make sure you’re in a quiet, private place because – yup! – ukulele playing & a hippie-dippie visualization exercise is included!

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Oct 20 2014

The Recession is Bullhonkey: Tornow’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 Tornow‘s story, and I think it’ll especially resonate with someone who had to create their own career because of an illness. Read on for her story AND the lessons she’s learned!

I wish this story was about agency and power but, in truth, it is about vulnerability. Sometimes I must remind myself that is okay too, and it is okay for me to share it.

Like so many other multipassionates, I hopped around from job to job trying to find one that could be called my “one true purpose.” Being from the SF Bay Area, I sampled start-ups like they were college electives.

It was only after I started working with a coach and began to understand my multipassionate tendencies that I found my “dream job”—the ideal convergence of my passions.

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Oct 08 2014

9 Main Reasons You’re Not Discovering – or Pursuing! – Your Dream Career


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I have almost 1,000 coaching hours under my belt with almost 300 clients, and I’ve heard some things.

Actually, I’ve heard all the things.

A big realization I had teaching my CreativeLive course is that there was nothing I hadn’t heard before when it comes to a creative, multi-passionate woman discovering, igniting, or achieving her dream career. And you are no exception.

{I mean that in the best way possible.}

Here are the 9 main reasons you’re not discovering – or pursuing! – your dream career, in no particular order:

1. You’re feeling Resistance! The War of Art classifies everything that’s keeping you from following through on your creative pursuits as Resistance. Resistance only exists to stop us, and the longer we don’t do what we’re supposed to – what’s calling to us – the stronger Resistance gets. Our only way to fight Resistance for the day (because Resistance comes back daily, no matter what)?

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Oct 01 2014

How to Choose Between 2 (or more!) Business Ideas (in 1 easy step!)


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Lemme take a shot in the dark here.

You’ve been told, since you were a wee lass, that you have to Pick One Thing as a career and then do that one thing for the 43 (!) working years you have until you retire. 

It’s what our parents and/or teachers and/or counselors have told us, because it was what they were told they could do.

And it’s what they still tell today’s youth, scared to death of sinking tens (or hundreds!) of thousands of dollars into their education to come out the other side into a jobless market.

Last year, I gave a talk to a dozen college juniors, all women, all honors students. I was there to help them articulate their amazeballsness so they can differentiate themselves in a crowded job market, and when I asked them what they planned to do after graduation, they said things that have been said for decades:

Law.

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Sep 23 2014

Tara Sophia Mohr – Women’s Leadership & Well-Being Expert – is live on Grown Up Gigs tomorrow!


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I’m super extra thrilled to bring back Grown Up Gigs with a live interview with Tara Sophia Mohr, an expert on women’s leadership and well-being.

Tara’s about to publish Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message next month, and the advanced copy I got the privilege of receiving scared me crapballsless in the best way possible.

I’m exited to not only talk about Tara’s background as an English lit grad (from Yale!) and an MBA grad (from Stanford!), and how she found her way to being an author and advocate – but about the work itself.

If you wanna hear more about becoming a writer and starting a movement, or if you “simply” are afraid of hiding and wanna Play Big, please join us live tomorrow (Wednesday, September 24th) from 3-4pm Eastern right here.

As always, there’ll be plenty of time for your questions.

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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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