Tuesday, September 24, 2013

011 - Barbara Winter, Making a Living Without a Job - The Creative Entrepreneur

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Barbara Winter, Making a Living Without a JobThis episode features an inspiring interview with Barbara Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job and publisher of the long-running "Winning Ways" newsletter.

She is a pioneering self-employment advocate, writer and teacher who has spent the last three decades pondering the question, "Why aren't we all self-employed?"

In this interview you'll learn:
  • How Barbara profoundly inspired me nearly 20 years ago
  • The role that curiosity played in her success
  • How Barbara tapped into the power of her fans to set up a recent workshop tour
  • The importance of making mistakes on a small scale
  • The shift from credentials-based expertise to experience-based expertise
  • How to answer the question, "How are you going to do that?"

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Episode 011 show notes and links:
Barbara's Joyfully Jobless website
Barbara's "Making a Living Without a Job" book
"Be a Free Range Human" by Marianne Cantwell
"Supergirls" by Claudia Jessup

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  1. Thanks Bob and Barbara. Very interesting and helpful to listen to you... I couldn't agree with you more - work or the concept of work 'should be' an extension of who you are, not what you've been told it should be... I have been embarking on this road of self discovery my entire life, hoping that with each day, those new pieces will start to fit, and to be okay and 'PATIENT' with those those don't...Matt Carlson

    1. Thanks, Matt! You have a great attitude about work and patience!

  2. Just have to say that this was the most refreshing interview I have heard on the net.and I heard a lot.This is the hit the nail on the head truth. Wish it didn't end ,Bob I don't know how far in advance you do these interviews but Barbara mentioned about doing a workshop in Philadelphia . If it is not past the date I would like to know when and where . Myself as an out of the box thinker had lots of jobs over the
    years. Thirty years to be exact three years ago I got back into music and song writing and never looked back with a few other little ways of making money .It is not always easy or even turns out the way we hoped but what is the alternative ?

    1. I'm so glad the interview with Barbara resonated with you. She's awesome! All of her live events are listed on her site at http://www.joyfullyjobless.com/