A few weeks ago, I received a book in the mail with an intriguing title – How To Quit Working. The author, Jeff Steinmann you may recall, joined us on the podcast show last year to discuss the topic of monetizing your expertise.
Little did I know at the time, Jeff was working on a new book. As I read through it, there were parts of it that really drew me in. What I liked more than anything was Jeff’s own personal story, going from one venture to the next over the last 15 years before finally discovering how to generate income through his real passion.
Jeff describes one of his ventures back in the early 2000’s that never even got off the ground. Why? Complete fear. Something that we all encounter when confronted with those life changing decisions.
In Jeff’s case, he was a computer programmer at a large brokerage firm making a great living at the time. He decided that he wanted bring his knowledge and experience of ecommerce to the small business sector. So, he decided to make the leap. He scheduled an 8am meeting with his boss to announce his decision to leave and start a new venture.
When the meeting finally arrived and Jeff’s sitting across from his boss, he became paralyzed with fear, and completely backed out. Then he made up some silly excuse about why he’d scheduled the meeting in the first place and went back to work.
Most of us can empathize with this experience. We’ve been there, ready to make the leap only to have fear and doubt snatch us right back into that safety net of comfort and security.
If you struggle with this and are in a job you hate, I do encourage you to grab a copy of How to Quit Working. It’s really not about quitting so you can simply spend your life in leisure – on the golf course or ski slopes. No, it’s really about finding your true calling. Determining your passion and expertise.
Jeff does a great job of outlining a simple easy-to-follow system he calls the The Lifestyle Master Plan™. It’s a plan he’s used to help himself and his clients build a lifestyle of freedom with what they know and are passionate about.
More Q&A on the show this week
Can I add music to my videos with YouTube?
Mike has uploaded a video to YouTube thinking he could add his background music on the site using AudioSwap. What he’s learned is that AudioSwap does not allow you to upload your own clips. You can only use clips in their library. Mike’s wanting to know the easiest way to add his own clip to the video.
As we’ve mentioned many times, our choice for video editing is Sony Movie Studio. With it, you can easily add your own music clip into the extra timeline for audio. For Mac users, you can easily do the same with iMovie.
He also wants to know our recommended sources for music clips. If you’re looking for free my recommendation is Free Stock Music. For paid clips that have a more professional quality, I’ve become a big fan of Pond5.com. Their clips range in price, but I’ve been able to find some great music there for only $5.
What’s the easiest way to determine what WordPress theme another site is using?
Samantha says she often sees great looking websites and wants to know how to determine what platform is being used to build it. If it’s a WordPress site, she’s like to know what theme is being used without having to dig through the source code. Thankfully we’ve got a few easy solutions.
One site in particular that’s really helpful for this is WhatWPThemeisthat.com. Not only does it give the theme a site is using but it also lists the plugins being used.
Where can i find all of your past episodes?
Cliff send us a voicemail this week asking where he can access all of our past episodes since iTunes only lists the last 30 shows. The easiest solution is to download past episodes from the site. We are working on a better system for organizing past episodes especially as our content continue to grow.
We’ll be discussing all of this and more.
Have a great week everyone! 😀