10: How to Step Into Your Alignment and Make Your Passion Your Job with Cathy Heller


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What do you really want to do?

In Episode 10 of the It’s Time To Be You Podcast, the incredibly personable Cathy Heller shares her secrets to discovering your own personal, attainable answer to this question. Not only is she a mother of three, go-to expert in the music licensing world, and creator of online courses, Cathy also has her own podcast titled: “Don’t Keep your Day Job.”

So how does Cathy recommend one finds a purpose-filled, enjoyable career and lifestyle? You have to combine what you know how to do and what you feel passionate about, all the while amping up the effort and perseverance. You have to have the courage to tell mediocre stories until you can tell better stories. Listen in for even more!



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. 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 HuffPost and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”. 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, choreographer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin, and Gretchen Rubin to name a few. Cathy often says 'purpose is the opposite of depression' and she is truly lifting others to be the happiest version of themselves.


Questions Asked on This Episode:

1.What job did you have that was possibly a 9-5 and how did you transition out of it 2.How do you balance your music/songwriting along with being a mother and the podcast 3.Why do you feel people get stuck in their day job 4.What would you tell someone that wants to leave their job and start a business or new career but is scared about the money or the transition. Would you tell them to wait until they saved up their money? 5.As a working mother what are things you had to set up so you could continue to work as well as make time for your children. Did you ask for help, hire people?







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