The past week or two have been a couple of the best weeks of my life. I’ll tell you why plus show you how to begin moving in the direction of your dreams.Continue Reading →
Ricci Neer is an award winning bad ass! In this interview, she tells her story of how she started with no money or experience and built her hugely successful businesses. She also shares the upcoming tour dates for her Internet Fame Project tour called “Passion, Possibilities, & Profit.”
Announcing my association with The 21st Century Youth Project – Mobile App creation & business training for kids everywhere.Continue Reading →
Betty Jean shares the single 5 articles/interviews that she feels are mandatory “must reads” in demonstrating the proof, the courage, and the basic tools to make a living, living your dreams. These 5 resources will be most relevant to the creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – and who want to sell their works online.Continue Reading →
A guy full of drive, ambition, and ideas sent me these five question about getting his business of the ground. These are really fantastic questions. So great, that I need to split them up into 5 entries. If you have answers or feedback to these questions, please leave them in the comments OR on my Facebook discussion board.
1) Where do I begin?
Everyone’s industry is different. Without knowing details, I cannot give industry or business specific answers. However…
No matter what your dream, knowing who you are, what makes you tick, and what gets you out of bed in the morning is absolutely paramount to being successful in the future.
I had the priviledge of listening to the top executives at Clickbank tell me about their business on Tuesday night. One of the biggest pieces of advice they gave prefacing any of the prescriptive steps to succeeding with your products on Clickbank was simply: you must be passionate. They said that time and time again, they see vendor’s with a great product and huge potential give up just moments before they succeed. They said that if they had just pushed a little harder, hung in a little longer, then they would have been successful. The people who have made $1.7 million on their first day of sales at Clickbank are the people who took at least 6 months to prepare for their launch, followed the prescription for success, and who persevered.
So before talking about the mechanics of starting, I would say………. READ FULL ARTICLEContinue Reading →
No matter what you think of the economy, people are making money. Lots of money. And it isn’t just lottery winners.
Lately, I’ve been coming across incredibly inspiring people living passionately and making a living doing things they love and/or are really good at.
Down economies and joblessness force us to get creative. When we get creative, we discover interests and passions that we didn’t know were in us. Of course, not having income adds stress and pressure so it is equally important to take time to relax, breath, meditate, and have fun.
In this post, I’m going to give you some links to incredible opportunities and stories of people I know personally who have used their creativity, soul searching, and various interests to find lucrative work that allows them to live their passions.
I’ll even include articles and job listings for the awesome career of social media manager.Continue Reading →
Today, you can do it.
Today, you can make your dreams real.
Today, be inspired.
On today’s podcast, I tell 2 stories that have inspired the heck out of me:
The story of a child and a film-maker who makes $150,000 per week.
The story of an organization who made it their dream to eradicate a deadly disease from the face of the planet.
Emile Cambry, Jr. does a lot with his life.
MBA professor. Entrepreneur. Film maker. And now, he is launching a revolutionary after school program that preps kids of the SATs and teaches them how to build (and sell) Apps for cell phones, TV, and beyond.
Emile Cambry is not new to business, teaching, or even programming and technology. Emile used to write for the online social media and technology publication, Mashable. He also has films that have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Rather than keeping all that awesomeness to himself, he makes it a priority to give kids the opportunity to have the same amazing and diverse experiences he has enjoyed and that have so greatly contributed to his success.
In this podcast, I pick Emile’s brain about his new after school project, the 21st CenturyYouth Program. I ask him about his ideas, inspiration, road blocks, and progress. We also talk about his new upcoming film, For Flow, about to Brooklyn MCs following their dreams…….. READ FULL STORY
This is the Love Your Work Life Job Search Experiment Contest! You might not only win a job… you might also win an awesome book!
How to Play:
1. Create your Job Search Website
2. Post & promote your site by the deadline
You might win a book by Jenny Blake, Seth Godin, or Sam Davidson! So fun! Let’s do it together!Continue Reading →
“Taking a leap of faith isn’t always easy – but it is awesome. It will be awesome.” A candid moment with Betty Jean about her journey AND YOURS.Continue Reading →
A story about the current developments of Love Your Work Life along with Betty Jean’s thoughts on the topics of doing what we love, making money, and defining success.Continue Reading →
Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com give (more than) 10 ways to succeed at your job search. Of all the career calls I have conducted, this one is the most jam packed with information. As an added bonus, I’ve added a TON of relevant links to her blog and others to help this be a more complete document for anyone of any age who is looking for a job in 2010 and beyond.
Interactive podcast!!! Answer the question, “What is it that I really want?” Simply answering this question for yourself really is the first step to creating the life and work that you dream. Don’t let doubt, fear, or self-limiting beliefs prevent you from really reflecting and giving yourself the space and the opportunity to give this gift of clarity to yourself.
Robert Franceschini of Media Junkyard gives us the low down on how to start your own podcast and start making money with it!
Betty Jean Bell interviews Matt Cheuvront of Life Without Pants and Proof Branding in this Love Your Work Life podcast. This was a great call full of great ideas and advice for new bloggers, 20 somethings, web developers, first-time entrepreneurs, and job seekers. Tons of great stuff for anyone of any age really.
After the death of her best friend, Melinda Hasting – the CEO of a non-profit high school for at-risk youth called American YouthWorks – decided that life is too short not to follow her dreams. So she quit her job to write a book about at-risk youth in America and to play music. In this interview, Melinda talks about this new chapter in her life.
Whatever your story or ideas, share them here! Let’s make this a list of great ideas, crazy ideas, manifestos, and everything in between. So… what’s YOUR dream work?Continue Reading →
Who is Paddy Jane? A radio show host and producer. A photographer. An author. A writer. A sex counselor. A women who could not spend another day at work in a cubicle. A woman full of passion, persistence, and the “take action and then more action” attitude that is required to succeed at fulfilling one’s dreams. In this Love Your Work Life Interview, we ask her how she got her start, what it’s like being an independent radio show host, and how she managed to escape cubicle life forever. She also gives us some insight and advice on how to succeed at fulfilling our dreams.
In this shaky economy, employed Americans are urged to hunker down, work twice as hard — and count their blessings for having a job. But what can you do if you’re unhappy at work and have no alternative but to stay put? In this interview, Lynda Barbaccia reminds us that “dreams really do come true” and shares creative tips for losing the “miserable at work” blues. Find out what it’s like to own a wellness center, have two summer and winter dream homes, and lots of ways to fall in love with your work.