Why Oh Why

I love hearing about people who love what they do for a living and finding out how they did it. How do you get from being a BT auditor to a successful freelance foodwriter? Or change from being a housewife to main bread winner or start up the longest running comedy festival in the UK?

I got obsessed and tracked people down to find out how they’d got a job they loved. I gathered up the inspirational stories and teamed up with co-author and coaching supremo Carole Ann Rice. We wrote Find Your Dream Job: True stories and proven strategies for getting a job you love. (pub. Marshall Cavendish). And I’m always looking to hear from people who love their work.

A book full of amazing, inspiring people who made change and overcame hurdles, challenges and the downright irritating to get to where they wanted, and needed to be. Their only regret, in every case, was not to have done it sooner.


14 Responses to Why Oh Why

  1. I think it is incredibly inspirational for people to learn about how other people discovered their passion and moved into their dream jobs. Thank you!

    I started working on a similar project last December where I did audio interviews with people who loved their jobs. Unfortunately I found that I loved interviewing more than I loved editing the audio, so have only gotten two of them posted online so far!

  2. I too am very keen to do the interviewing and a little slow on the writing up. Would love to hear the two you’ve edited so far.

  3. This is a wonderful idea–to inspire people to follow their own dreams by providing concrete, real-life examples of those who have already left the rat race. And writing a book about it was a brainwave! I hope I’m able to do something similar, on a much smaller scale…i want to interview those who are working their way around the world. The name of your blog resonates with me so much that I’m going to link to it from mine…Cheers! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Michelle – I hope you do pursue your idea – it’s such fun meeting all these amazing people on route and hopefully inspiring some others on the way. I just pursued what I loved at the start – I was addicted to hearing all these passionate people and their stories – writing a book wasn’t on the horizon. That was someone else’s suggestion in the end.


  4. That’s a good idea. I’m just about to start a job I think will be great, so we’ll see!

  5. I would love to share with you how I built a successful business from home with a baby (now toddler) running around! Your blog is great and when I get finished writing this, I’m off to Google to find your book to buy! I love learning new things to help better and build my business. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

  6. Thanks Stacey! I’m always full of admiration for people who find their ‘thing’ AND a job that enables them to be with their families. Do you know britmums and workingmums? The mumpreneur world out there is inspiring too. Being successful when you have a limited amount of time, is a true mark of success for me. I’d love to hear more and will contact via your website.

  7. stylewaffle says:

    I can think of at least 3 people who I’d like to buy your book for!! Thank you 🙂

  8. Thank you for your comment. January is often a time for a re-think. My co-author Carole Ann Rice writes a column in the Daily Express – Happy Mondays – to cheer us up!

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  10. northmelbournemum says:

    Really believe in the life/work balance, hence why I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award (http://northmelbournemum.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/a-day-late-and-a-dollar-short/)

  11. Thank you so much – and congratulations on yours!

  12. I stumbled upon your blog while checking the search results for Dreamjobmob.com, my girlfriend’s dream job crowdsourcing project. Check it out, there might be an interesting post in it!

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