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Take What You Love, And Figure Out How to Sell It To Someone—And Boom, You’ve Got Your Dream Job

In: Starting an Online Business

So, listen, I’m not gonna lie—we got to our new London flat this morning, and the second I walked in, I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD THE MEANING OF LIFE. (P.S. You're following these shenanigans via my Insta-stories right?)

Which is entirely materialistic of me, of course, but I’m of the age these days where I don’t really care because I’ve paid my dues, alright? Mama wants her bacon AND the ability to consider herself an enlightened individual. (And also the ability to swing naked on gold-plated light fixtures all the live long day, AHEM.)

But mostly I’m just content. I said to Heidi the other day: Can you believe this is our job? To hang out in London and rent super cool flats and spend mornings writing in parks and take clients to do really sexy photoshoots? And she said, no, this shit is unreal. And I said, I know, aren’t you glad we invented it? And she said, that’s the best thing about entrepreneurship—you effectively engineer your dream job, don’t you!

And my GOD it’s true. You couldn’t get hired to do this job if you tried. “Hey, I think I’m going to apply for that gig that lets you travel the world staying in posh residences working with clients and writing books. Yes…*strokes mustache*…that sounds much better than making photocopies.”

No! You couldn’t find that job if you tried. And that’s really the beauty of being in business for yourself: you get to invent your job every single day.

What’s the most magnificent thing you can dream up? Take that, and then figure out how to sell it to someone. Done. You’re hired. And now you’re doing exactly what you want.

See how easy that is?

So often we overcomplicate and overworry and overthink everything, but in reality our entire world is just one big marketplace of people selling things to other people, and whatever it is that you love? You can also sell. And when you can sell?

You can create whatever job you want.

It’s not about getting hired anymore. It’s about having enough guts to hire yourself.

The future belongs to those who create.

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2017

DO NOT KILL THE PEOPLE SELLING LULAROE. They’re Actually Ahead of the Curve—And Here’s Why.

Aug 15, 2017

LuLaRoe. Rodan + Fields. Younique. AdvoCare. Usana. Beachbody. doTerra. Herbalife. Pampered Chef. If you’re anything like me, your Facebook feed is blowin’ UP with folks who have become representatives for these companies. (Some of them I like and respect, and others make me want to chainsaw their house.) So why is this becoming such a […]

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2011

Entrepreneurs + Marriage: Possible? Or Possibly Hopeless?

Oct 6, 2011

Marriage scares the *#$^!&*(±*@&%^$*#@(±!!)!)!%&@# out of me. As a matter of fact, it scares me so much, there should really be some of these in there: ¡¿¡¿ (For once, buying my Macbook in South America, and having the corresponding Spanish keyboard, paid off. Look at that sexy upside down punctuation! You like them papayas? Do ya? […]

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Aug 16

2017

Too Shy to Stand Up and Sing Your Own Praises? Start Here, You Humble Little Lovebug, You.

Aug 16, 2017

Someone tells you that you did a great job, and what’s the first thing coming out of your mouth? OH NO BIGGIE, BARB, IT WAS NOTHING, REALLY—NO WORRIES, LEAST I COULD DO! We’re quick to diminish our efforts because taking credit for all the things somehow feels self-important; braggy; boastful; full-of-herself. Do this enough times, […]

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Jul 11

2017

Take What You Love, And Figure Out How to Sell It To Someone—And Boom, You’ve Got Your Dream Job

Jul 11, 2017

So, listen, I’m not gonna lie—we got to our new London flat this morning, and the second I walked in, I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD THE MEANING OF LIFE. (P.S. You’re following these shenanigans via my Insta-stories right?) Which is entirely materialistic of me, of course, but I’m of the age these days where I don’t really care because […]

In: Starting an Online Business

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Jun 5

2017

So You’ve Got a Great Idea But Have NO Idea Where to Start. (And It’s Making You Angsty and Farty and Paralyzed With Fear.)

Jun 5, 2017

“But we don’t know how.” We were seated at the edge of the bar, nibbling on appetizers and enjoying the sunset. They were two friends, friends with big ideas and big dreams and a bug right up their ass to do something more meaningful and creative with their careers—and their lives. (My favorite kind of […]

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