This book is a reminder that you have something to share with the world and that it is absolutely possible that this thing you've always wanted to do can be a reality.
One thing that I do in the book is outline four different types of creative work, because I think that as human beings we will reach for the highest branch we see. One of the reasons people don’t start their own business or build their own dream job is because they don’t see it as a potential path. Well, you could be a maker. You could make the bread, you could be a teacher, you could teach people how to bake bread. You could be a curator, you could create a shop for all different types of bread. Or you could be an investigator, you could have a podcast all about bread, or a book or a blog. There are so many ways to actually make those things happen and come alive.
Another central messages in the book is: Be messy. When you do something messy with the purpose of putting this beautiful stuff in the world for someone else’s pleasure and fulfillment, you will be led to the ways that you can make an amazing living serving the world in the way only you can.
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.
Heller's creative insights both inspire and challenge us to chase our art, earn the right to share it others, and never lose sight of what truly matters.
Heller has a message more timely than ever: now is the time to go after your dreams―because the only person’s permission you need is your own.
As the creator and host of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Cathy Heller is growing one of the biggest, most engaged audiences in podcasting. DKYDJ has over 20 million downloads and has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts and was nominated for a Webby Award for Best Business Podcast. Prior to her podcast, Cathy handcrafted a career as a songwriter, licensing her music to film/TV and advertising.