Today’s a long episode, but I ain’t gonna apologize. I just NEEDED to cover all that ground with sisters and co-founders of event series Yoga + Chicago, Andrea & Natalie Pavela.
Last June was their first event, and this year they’ll already be in the black (or as they like to say, “in the gold”)! They’re textbook examples of making a Phase One action plan for your business (aka doing the smallest thing you can do that makes the biggest impact) and then building things up as you go. They started by doing yoga class in living rooms and putting up a Tumblr page, and have moved forward to offering multiple events a month in beautiful spaces, having a swoon-worthy site, and consistently selling out.
They are such self-starters that it’s no surprise what they’ve made happen in a fairly short amount of time. They both recognize themselves as having a fairly equal mix of left- and right-brain strengths and interests, and Yoga + Chicago (as well as their other income streams) has really benefitted from that.
Tune in to hear about how and why they left traditional jobs behind, frank money talk, separating yourself from what you “have” to do and moving towards owning what you want to do, how to enter a new industry when you have the interest/passion but not experience, and more.
Preceding the interview today is a new segment called Get A Job!, which I think has my favorite intro song yet. If you need a new traditional job and want to avoid being a zombie about it, then you have to doubly make sure to listen to this episode.
Click here to get taken directly to Episode 5 in iTunes.
Links from this episode:
- This Woman’s Innovative ‘Resumé’ Thoroughly Impressed Airbnb’s CEO
- the Yoga + Chicago site, the Meet the Sisters page, their Facebook page and their next event – a Yoga + Brass Pendant Metal Stamping Class on Sunday!
- Forth Chicago
- Pequods Pizza
- Workshop Chicago
- my Day 1 video on 10 Ways to Find Work That Feels Like Play
Next up on the Grown Up Gigs podcast? Emilie Wapnick, the founder of Puttylike and my partner-in-crime for the 3rd Annual Multi-Passionate Must-Haves Sale, will join me on May 14th!
For the 3rd Annual Multi-Passionate Must-Haves Sale, we’ve gotten 27 experts to contribute 25 products (worth $1,712!) that’ll allow you to rock your career as a multi-passionate peep – and you can grab it all for just $97 for 72 hours starting May 12th. Make sure you sign up for my VIP List to get the announcement, updates, and reminders about the sale PLUS my 10 Ways to Find Work That Feels Like Play video series.