Don't Keep Your Day Job

How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career
Narrated by: Cathy Heller
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Featured in the number one spot in 2019 "Get Motivated" podcasts on Apple Podcasts •

Nominated for a Webby Award for Best Business Podcast

From the creator of the number one podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job, an inspiring book about turning your passion into profit 

The pursuit of happiness is all about finding our purpose. We don't want to just go to work and build someone else’s dream, we want to do our life's work. But how do we find out what we’re supposed to contribute? What are those key ingredients that push those who succeed to launch their ideas high into the sky, while the rest of us remain stuck on the ground?  

Don’t Keep Your Day Job will get you fired up, ready to rip it open, and use your zone of genius to add a little more sparkle to this world. Cathy Heller, host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, shares wisdom, anecdotes, and practical suggestions from successful creative entrepreneurs and experts, including actress Jenna Fischer on rejection, Gretchen Rubin on the keys to happiness, Jen Sincero on having your best badass life, and so much more. You’ll learn essential steps like how to build your side hustle, how to find your tribe, how to reach for what you truly deserve, and how to ultimately turn your passion into profit and build a life you love.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Cathy Heller (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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“Cathy really ‘gets it.’ Listen to Don’t Keep Your Day Job! It is filled with the advice people need to pursue their passions and make their lives more meaningful.” (Emily Giffin, number one best-selling novelist)

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Brilliantly practical with inspirational stories

Most business books are either so practical they're boring, or so inspirational they're fluffy. Cathy manages to bring in just enough of both to get you going with practical steps, helpfully summed up at the end of each chapter. She spends each chapter thoughtfully presenting the inspirational stories from her podcast guests and weaving that into practical steps the listener/reader can take to implement similar things in their life.

The way she presents and builds on each concept reminds me a lot of Mel Robbins' Audible original books, but instead of one interview per chapter, Cathy has many different perspectives to pull from. If you like Robbins' originals you'll like this book too.

Definitely one of the best business books I've ever read-- I'm five years into owning my own business and I'm re-reading this a second time already because I got so much out of it the first time. However, the way Cathy takes complicated topics and breaks them down, I'm also excited to send this book to some of my friends who have never even thought about working for themselves before, because I know this book can help them too.

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Cathy is a Rockstar!

The essence of this book is that we are valuable and unique & the world needs our gifts!

I appreciated the balance of inspirational ideas and practical tips of how to up-level a side hustle into a purposeful & abundant life. Great mix of personal experience, and excerpts from other successful leaders.

Also, great gift idea for a friend who needs a little push towards manifesting something awesome!

I'll listen to it again, and next time I'll take some notes and step into action.

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A blaze of true-life wisdom

Most of us expect life to go in a straight line, as we plan it. But when the outcome isn't what we expect, and we get caught up in day-jobs that we do not particularly love, we ask ourselves: "Why we are here?" "Why are we stuck?"

Cathy opened my eyes to a new form of living in which we are richer not because we make more money, but because we are happier. To me, this book is not about quitting, but about finding inside what drives you to keep going and excel at leading a fuller and more meaningful life.

Thank you, Cathy!

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Best Inspiration for Action EVER

Cathy Heller speaks each word in her book with enthusiasm and conviction. She built her businesses and shows you how she and others did it through inspirational stories, daily exercises, and content showing you how to take ACTION.

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Life changing!

Cathy is BRILLIANT! This book has given me the courage and motivation to pursue my purpose!

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Enjoyed this!

So many amazing nuggets of information. Really enjoyed listening and feel refreshed and inspired. This book was recommended to me by audible, but I can promise you I’ll be subscribing to the podcast now.

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Soul to Soul

When I began listening to this book, I felt as though Cathy and I sat and talked for a while. It motivated me to go back and complete a book I began writing 2 months ago. This was very inspiring and connecting. I feel a sense of renewal and excitement. This is excellent reading if you need inspiration to start new or pick up on abandoned projects. This book is awesome. Hope to read more from the author in the future.

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Lots of takeaways. I highly recommend

Loved it. It was so helpful and informative to read. The author did a fantastic job.

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Inspiring advice to follow your heart's calling!

Should you follow your heart's calling? Spoiler alert, yes absolutely you should! Cathy explains, in easy to understand concepts and heartfelt words, how you can do that.

I met Cathy through her music training, and she is the real deal. This offering is a mixture of techniques and encouragement, a fun read.

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A resource worth listening to again...and again!

This book is so helpful! I started listening to Cathy’s podcast earlier this year and have used each episode like a library for questions I have on starting my own business. This book defines what Cathy has learned through all of her expert interviews and raw personal experience. I love listening to her speak and feel encouraged every time I listen to this book. It’s great for getting the courage to take a next step forward!

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Loved this book!

A breath of fresh air with actionable and practical steps regardless of where you are now. Vowing now to do it messy.

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  • 12-11-19

Exceptional

Beautifully portrayed, honest, insightful and encouraging. Cathy Heller is an amazing awe-inspiring modern day treasure.