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 →
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 →
Click Here to Listen: The First 5 Steps to Write Your Book Once and for All …And here is one (of many) reasons why you’ll be kicking yourself if you do not listen to this podcast TODAY – THIS WEEK: I learned so many techniques after recording the call with nationally acclaimed book writing coach, [...]Continue Reading →
Dreams don’t happen over night. More often than not, it seems to take 5 times longer than you expect (or hope). That’s with constant persistence. What do you want? How important to you is achieving it? Once you have decided to do the thing 100%, expect to be tired, disappointed, and afraid several time during [...]Continue Reading →
It’s 11:04 on 12/31/10.
The new year is my favorite time to read people’s blogs and articles. Sure, it is technically just another day – like all days – which is why my roommate is already in bed asleep. (ha!) But for me and for many others, each new year’s eve creates an undeniable feeling of renewal and purpose.
Today is my first day back in Austin after 2 weeks of being snowed in on the east side of the country. I have a lot of catching up to do but on this last day and last hour of 2010, I am sharing my personal resolutions with you. (I would love to hear yours, too.)………READ FULL ARTICLEContinue Reading →
Guest post by Amy Christensen of Expand Outdoors serendipity It’s funny how, just as you put an idea out into the universe, people and situations that can help you make that idea a reality begin to appear. A couple of weeks ago, as I was catching up on my Empire Building emails (great course, by [...]Continue Reading →
Snowed in. Flights canceled. No internet. No cell connection. Only family, friends, and authentic human connection.
Betty Jean shares what she learns – and remembers – about herself after a week unplugged. See if these 3 lessons help you get back in touch with who you are, why you are working, and how you intend to follow your passions in your life and work in 2011.
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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.
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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
Jenny Blake, author of the new book, “Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want” and her blog, LifeAfterCollege.org, tells us about her story behind the book and the blog. She talks about how she made time to write the book while working full-time at Google, how to overcome the fear of pressing the “publish” button when writing blogs about personal topics, how to get past the fear and negative self speak that keeps you from pursuing your dreams, and even some tips to cope with a “quarter-life crisis.”
“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 →
Betty Jean Bell answers the question, “What do I want my legacy to be?” This post is part of a blog series on Brazen being sponsored by Entrustet. They asked Brazen members to answer the question: What do you want your legacy to be?Continue Reading →
I hear it all the time… “Why don’t you start a business doing what you love?” I want you to know that this particular statement can be a dangerous trap. In this article, Betty Jean Bell explores 3 reasons why starting a business doing something you love might be a bad idea and offers solutions and resources to help you decide.Continue Reading →
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.
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.