Do you love what you do?

Love your work is about inspiring you to do work that matters. Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur or simply excited about creating and sharing the cool work you are doing, this is the place to find resources, share ideas and get inspired.

It is possible to be excited about Monday morning instead of simply working for the weekend and dreading the start of a new week. You can feel empowered by what you are contributing to your life, your business or the organization you are part of.

I have worked for other people and I have worked for myself. Like everything in life, both have their pros and cons. Figuring out where you fit best may take some time, and you may even go back and forth, but the constant will always be giving it your all and doing work that matters no matter where you are.

Here's to loving your work!

Kate

Indie Chicks Rock

How would you like to become a master of creating the kind of life you dream about?

You’ve got killer ideas in that head of yours, but my guess is you aren’t taking action to make them happen.

Crazy, right?! Stop overthinking and start doing something about it!

You know how you want your life to look. You’re in a dream relationship, have a fabulous career providing you with financial freedom to enjoy doing what you want, when you want and with whom you want. And no doubt you have a walk-in closet that is the envy of all your friends.

So what’s holding you back from creating this glam life?

Fear?

Doubt?

Lack of confidence in your idea?

Procrastination?

Listen up, the time to create the life you want is now. And it doesn’t matter if you’re 25, 35 or 45. You have what it takes to change your life now. Not tomorrow, not in the beginning of 2015. Today!

And I want to help you.

Over the years I have developed programs and been involved with a number of women’s organizations dedicated to empowering women and providing them with tools and resources to be more successful in business and life.

Being involved in a group that supports your goals and wants to help you succeed is more powerful than sitting behind your computer waiting for something great to happen.

So why am I sharing all of this? Great question.

Somewhere along my journey I found Indie Chicks Magazine. Teaching women how to be bad asses? Sign me up. After writing an article for their website, they invited me to be featured in their first print edition of the magazine in January.

Not going to lie. I was ecstatic when I got the news and couldn’t wait to contribute the article Doing it for Yourself: The One Career Tip You Need.

I didn’t know who these women were, but after watching Chiara Mazzucco, Julie Zantopoulos and Chrystal Rose hustle over the past year to build Indie Chicks and continue to spread their powerful message, I couldn’t be more proud to be affiliated with their community, even if in a small way.

I recently found out they were looking for women to contribute to their website regularly. And I want to be one of them.

So here’s the deal. They are giving away not one…not two….but five spots for bloggers to be featured in their Discover Feed – a feed of blog posts from bloggers in their writer network. And I want…no, I need to be one of them so I can be part of a team dedicated to helping women be more awesome!

They are selecting winners for these spots at random, but they did ask us to write a blog post which is why you are reading this. :)

And regardless of if I win one of those featured blogger spots on Indie Chicks (although it would be crazy awesome to be selected), I would love to hear from you and help you in any way I can.  So please reach out to me at kate@katevolman.com and let me know how I can help you.

You are fabulous! Now let’s get you focused and on track. I look forward to hearing from you soon

xoxo,

Kate

Start Doing the Work You Care About

Are you doing work you believe in?  I’m not simply talking about the work you get paid to do.  I’m talking about the projects and initiatives you are most excited to share; your poetry, music and ideas.

We all believe in a particular message so strongly that when we talk about it people can’t help but listen. Whether it’s around our favorite charity or mission, a book we’ve read that changed the way we see the world or a business idea we can’t stop thinking about, our eyes get a little wider when we’re talking about it and the thoughts of how to share our message keeps us up at night.

What is that for you?  Is there something you believe in and feel like you should be the one out there sharing it with the world?

All you have to do is check out Kickstarter or Indigogo to see some of the creative projects and work people are committed to getting out into the world.  It’s inspiring to watch documentaries like Food Matters, I AM or MissRepresentation and see how some people are willing to put themselves out there in order to spread a message they believe in.

So many of us have a passion and desire to write a book, start a movement or build a useful app, but we make excuses for why we don’t start.  Maybe it’s because we have a full time job or we think we need a lot of money or we are unsure it will actually work (and the reality is it might not, but that’s ok).  Whatever your reason for procrastinating on the work you know you should be doing, stop that and start now!

The girls at Indie Chick’s Magazine are one of my recent favorites of people giving it their all to do work they care about.  I had the opportunity to write an article for their first print edition so I was able to see first hand how awesome this group of women is.  They have a message and are sharing it with the world every day. They empower women to take ownership of their life and become the best version of themselves in every area.

They recently launched an Indigogo Campaign and it was inspiring to watch as Chiarra Mazzucco, Chrystal Rose and Julie Zantopoulos fiercely went after their goal and the best part is they reached it!!!  Oh yeah!!! They raised $20,000 to continue to get their magazine printed and on the shelves for women everywhere to enjoy. At one point, Chiarra and Chrystal were standing in the middle of time square spreading their message to everyone passing by.

Would you go that far to spread your message and share your work with the world?

There is something inside of you that you want to share and there is absolutely nothing in your way to start getting it out.

We’re all waiting.  Start now.

 

Are You Ready to Get Unstuck?

photo (7)When life isn’t going as you planned (and let’s face it, how often does that really happen?) and you aren’t excited about where you are or what’s going on, you have options. You can:

  1. Keep doing what you’re doing and hope to get different results (we all know what that means)
  2. Suck it up and try to convince yourself that you enjoy where you are and what is going on around you
  3. Decide to make changes

Although it seems obvious which option you should go with, let’s face it, the others are sometimes easier. Definitely not fun, but easier for sure.

We all experience feeling stuck at different points in our lives.  Knowing we aren’t exactly where we want to be, but not necessarily sure where we are trying to go.  During these times of stucky-ness (what?  Not a word?) we often feel alone.  We tend to lock ourselves in a room and act as if nobody else could possibly understand what we are going through.

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