Day Job to Dream Job
86% of the population wishes they weren’t at their job.
That’s a startling statistic shared by Kary Oberbrunner. Kary is an author, speaker, and coach who left his day job to pursue his dream job several years ago. His personal story is compelling, overcoming severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury to becoming a community and business leader.
I recently spoke with him about his work and particularly about his book, Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps For Turning Your Passion Into A Full-Time Gig.
“Sometimes stories cry out to be told in such loud voices that you write them just to shut them up.” -Stephen King
In our video interview, we talk about:
What it takes to pursue your life with purpose and meaning.
Kary calls people who pursue this “dream jobbers” and says only 14% of people are truly excited about their jobs.
Clarity. It starts with clarity. And with that clarity comes action.
“Clarity has rough edges. Clarity is sharp. People are scared of clarity because they will either be accepted or rejected.” -Kary Oberbrunner
The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.
How to stop being a victim. (Hint: a victim lies in BED: blame, excuses, denial.)
Become a victor.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
5 Times You Feel Fear
- The edges of your abilities.
- The edges of your resources.
- The edges of your understanding.
- The edges of your relationships.
- The edges of your experiences.