Episode #051: From Day Job to Dream Job with Kary Oberbrunner

Kary OberbrunnerI am thrilled to introduce author Kary Oberbrunner to you on this 1-year anniversary of the Read to Lead Podcast!

His latest book is Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig.

Simply put, I loved it. If you’re dissatisfied with the current state of your career (and studies suggest that 86% of us are), then I believe you will love it too.

I especially appreciate that Kary doesn’t stop with simply telling  you what you need to do. He goes so far as to lay out a 9-step plan for how you can accomplish it. And he’s no armchair quarterback. Kary himself moved from day job to dream job in early 2013.

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In today’s episode, Kary will help us understand:

  • Why you should invite fear, not fight it
  • Some of the benefits of creating your Dream Job and why your chances for success are better than they’ve ever been
  • How to begin carving out your own unique niche
  • Overcoming self-limiting beliefs that sabotage success
  • And much more!

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The Day Job to Dream Job Book Trailer

Books Authored by Kary

You can pre-order your copy of Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig right now.

Kary has also authored several other books. For more visit his Author Page on Amazon.

Books Kary Recommends

Kary recommended Chris Guillebeau’s latest book, The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.

Kary Oberbrunner Resources

There are a number of resources, not the least of which is Kary’s personal website.

Be sure and check out the site dedicated to his new book.

Discover who God created you to be at Your Secret Name.

Check out the website dedicated to one of Kary’s most popular books, The Deeper Path.

Next Steps?

Consider Dream Job Boot Camp. This unique program allows your to craft your Dream Jobber Plan with Kary through a powerful coaching relationship, live calls, videos, and curriculum. Check out this video for more:

Other Resources Referenced During the Discussion

Dan Miller

Sir Ken Robinson

Simon Sinek

Jon Acuff – Read to Lead Podcast episode #012

Chris Brogan – Read to Lead Podcast episodes #021 and #036

Kimberly Palmer – Read to Lead Podcast episode #029

Pamela Slim – Read to Lead Podcast episode #050

Starve the Doubts hosted by Jared Easley

The amazing transformational story of Paratrooper Arthur Boorman is captured in this touching video

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Go as u please, earn as u wish, live as u like. @KaryOberbrunner – you can start living ur dream job today! http://readtoleadpodcast.com/051

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  • Jeff – congratulations on your one year anniversary. You sounded like a seasoned pro on day one but your interviewing content just keeps getting better and better. Thanks for bringing us the brightest and best in the writing world. I really enjoyed this interview with Kary – he’s a super sharp guy.

    • Dan, you are a true gem! Your generous comments over the last year have been such an encouragement to me. Thank you for listening and sharing this labor of love with others. And thank you always for being the first-ever guest. You are welcome back anytime.

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