Episode #61. Do you believe it’s possible to make a living doing what you really, really want to do? Cathy Heller of Don’t Keep Your Day Job says it totally is possible if you get resourceful enough. Gals, Cathy is a brilliant, brilliant woman and I’m thrilled to have her on the podcast to talk about building a business you love, dealing with pain and all the hard emotions, making good on your big dreams and creating your most fulfilling life.
No matter where you are at in creating a business and life you love, this conversation is going to totally inspire you and inform you on actual steps you can take to get to your biggest and brightest dreams. Tune in now, big dreamer!
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- How to make sense of the challenges in your life and find a purpose through pain
- The insightful way Cathy processes negative emotions to be more resilient
- How Cathy turned a failed record deal into a business she still runs today
- Why expanding on what you believe possible is so crucial to your big dreams
- The 4 ways you can monetize any passion to make a living doing what you love
- How to bounce back from failed dreams by getting resourceful
- Why you’ll never have to sell if you create an ‘empathy empire’
“I don’t like the whole notion of curating a persona. I’d rather people know they aren’t alone.”
“The opposite of depression isn’t being happy, it’s finding a purpose.”
“I get so much further in life, seeing everyone as the best version of themselves.”
“If we could all run toward pain, we’d get almost everything we want.”
“We can only build what we believe is possible.”
More About Cathy:
Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019.
Each week Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer-songwriter and first found success licensing her music to TV, Film, and Ads. Quickly she became a stand out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety and the LA Weekly. After making a multi six-figure living with her music, Cathy started a music agency and then she began teaching other artists to grow their own careers.
Two weeks after her third daughter was born, she started her top-ranked podcast. Cathy’s show has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, the NY Times and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”, and has over 6 million downloads. She’s been featured several times by Apple themselves and the fans are resonating with how genuine she is.
Throughout the show, she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like actress Jenna Fischer, popular blogger Seth Godin, designer Jonathan Adler, make up artist Bobbi Brown, dancer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin, and Gretchen Rubin to name a few.
When she’s not teaching or interviewing amazing guests for her podcast, you can find Cathy playing with her three little girls, writing her book, songwriting for tv shows and commercials, or enjoying a moment with friends.
Cathy often says “purpose is the opposite of depression” and she is truly lifting others to be the happiest version of themselves.