Passion For Work

Doesn't anyone love what they do for a living? Can't a I find a source of income that am passionate about? Is there a source of income out there that is right for me?? YES YES and YES!!! There are so many different sources of income in the world, let us help by diving into detailed interviews with people who are Passionate about what they do for a living and actually LOVE THEIR JOBS and the lives they live. You can too! Join us on this adventure as we explore some fun, cool, eccentric and exciting ways that people make a living....AND LOVE IT!!
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Apr 24, 2017

Why do we look at Entrepreneurship as a status symbol? Kevin tells us what it is really like to be an entrepreneur including the roller coaster that is the journey. He discusses the difference between making a living and building an asset and having a long term strategy. 


Kevin dives in deep in this one. Thanks again Kevin!

Feb 6, 2017

In this very special interview, Dana shares with us her journey that lead to creating Dash Multisport and how she organized an entire Triathalon from scratch! 


Don't forget to stay up to date on all of their upcoming events:


Sign up for the Triathalon scheduled for July 15th 2017!!

May 17, 2016

From Working for a Global Corporation, to Entrepreneur and then getting laid off by the company you helped build, Mike doesn't pull any punches and shares lots of great information with us about his career journey. 

Apr 4, 2016

Today we are joined by James Wightman who is the co-founder of Rebel Advisors. In addition to the Rebel Advisors book, James and Kristen Cruz have created a powerful resource for anyone who is not sure what they want to do with their lives, especially for those who don't fit the conventional mold.

If you want to become a doctor, accountant or lawyer etc, formal education may be for you. If you feel like the outdated career paths and expensive education that goes along with it is not for you, then you might be just the kind of Rebel that James and Kristen help. Stop by the website for (in addition to a free chapter of their book) for resources to help you find non traditional career paths, resources to find which path might be right for you and even connect with your very own rebel advisor!

Mar 9, 2016


Annie Mais shares the story of Brian, Nathan and Mike, who (much like many of the Passion For Work Nation) had NO IDEA what they wanted to do for work after college. did they just take any job and try to make money?




They jumped in an RV and started traveling around the country and started interviewing interesting people in cool lines of work all over the US! 


Now Roadtrip Nation has an online TV series and they are on their 12th season! 


If you want to explore some of the coolest jobs out there, or just looking to find inspiration, you need to explore



Feb 22, 2016

Book Review Notes of "The Niche Movement"

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The Niche Movement Book Review


By Kevin O’Connell


  • Know yourself and embrace it
    • People who use their strengths every day are 6 times more likely to be engaged on the job
    • What are your strengths?
    • What are your weaknesses?
      • What do people around you say that you are really good at?
    • What is the least favorite part of the role that you are currently in?
    • What is your most favorite part?
      • Is there a job that involves more of THAT part?
    • What is missing?
    • Is it in line with your life goals?
      • Want to Travel?
      • Spend More Time With Family


  • Give yourself permission to experience the “wrong fit”.


  • What are 3 things that you would do for Free


  • Surround yourself with success


  • If you can’t find a job you are passionate about, create it yourself.


  • Gary Vaynerchuk: between the ages of 16-22. Find someone that you most want to be like and work for them for free (suggested 2 summers). I believe that this will work no matter what age you are!


  • Want to stand out in a pile of resumes that look just like yours?


  • Do something
  • Build something
  • Make something
    • You can’t just walk in with a resume and assume that it’s the company’s job to pick you up
Jan 21, 2016

Join us while we explore Tanuja's journey of finding a stable job with a great income on Wall Street and how she decided to give it all up to pursue her dreams. 

Jan 12, 2016
This Episode with Kevin O'Connell is SPECTACULAR! Talk about a guest that really understands the Passion For Work Community. Join us as Kevin talks Higher Education, Career Exploration and how to start to narrow down the things you DON'T love so you can begin to find what you DO!!
Kevin is an entrepreneurdigital storyteller, and founder of The Niche Movement a community of young professionals helping others find the work they love. Kevin currently runs his own digital storytelling agency helping organizations who are passionate about what they do tell their story based out of Washington, DC. Kevin spent 8+ years working in several student affairs functions from student leadership to marketing and before he took the leap of faith to go out on his own he worked at Rutgers University as the Marketing and Social Media Director for the recreation department. 
In June 2015 he published his first book, that was funded on Kickstarter, titled The Niche Movement: The New Rules to Finding The Career You Love.
Links where you can connect with him:
Twitter/Instagram/SnapChat: @koco83
Twitter/Instagram @nichemovement 


Jan 4, 2016

Mike Rayburn. Check him out at


International Keynote Speaker inspiring audiences using music and comedy.


Challenging audiences to turn problems into opportunities and dares us all to ask “What If?”


His message: Make a choice to become a Virtuoso. What is a Virtuoso? In music it means to become the very best. Not just at work but in life, at home, with your family. Resolve to be the VERY BEST!


Most of us are working because…it works. Its easy. We are coasting. The problem is that you only coast downhill!


Most people prefer to be self-taught. The problem is that the Teacher is Not That Good.


You need to find something that you are Passionate about AND good at! Then make the choice to be the absolute best at it.


Anything that you want to do that is worth doing or being good at will take time. So… Just Start.. “You cant steer a parked car.”


The universe seems to like it when we align our passion, what we are good at and effort!


How to transition to a job you love.

  1. Get Stable as far as income
  2. Explore to find out what you love
  3. Work in your free time to start getting into that field
  4. Start making an income in that field so that the “jump” is not that big of a jump.


People who seem to have a problem with work etihic, probably just don’t like their jobs! When you love what you do, then it no longer feels like work.


Luck is where the line of preparation meets the line of opportunity.

Dec 21, 2015

Tattooing is not just cool, it is art in its sincerest form. Now imagining drawing, except you can't erase a mistake and the canvas is another person's body. Despite these challenges, Sara has put her skills to work as she follows her passion by becoming a Tattoo Artist. The artwork she creates is incredible and unbelievable unique. 

Follow Sara to see the latest and support this amazing artist. 



Check out her Website:

Nov 17, 2015

If you have ever seen the show, or even an advertisement for Mad Men, then you have probably fantasized about what it would be like to work in Advertising. Cara tells us all of the ways that it is similar and also very different from what you might think. Join us while we explore a career in the advertising industry. 

Nov 3, 2015

Join us as we hear all about the life of Caleb Damschroder, a Live Performer and Broadway Star. Caleb was gracious enough to share with us his story, the ups and downs of the Feast or Famine lifestyle and how he felt in love with show business.


Thanks again for joining us Caleb!! 

Oct 26, 2015

Khierstyn and I met at the World Domination Summit this past July (2015) in Portland, OR and she is the perfect guest to have on the show. Learn how she followed her dreams, identified the job that was totally wrong for her and made a successful career out of advising startups as well as how she got there. 


Also check out for a case study on Crowd Funding (totally free, Thanks Khierstyn!) and to keep up to date with her latest work. 

Oct 12, 2015

We have all day dreamed about the glamorous lifestyle of an actor/actress/model and gushed about how wonderful that life would be. Then again, there is a lot that we don't know about when it comes to what these individuals experience each and every day. 


Actor/writer/producer/model Paul Marra shares what he struggles with day to day as an Actor who is finally making his mark on the film/tv industry.  We also discuss the rapidly changing media industry, what to expect when you are going on casting calls and how to avoid burnout. 


Don't miss this one!

Sep 23, 2015

Ever struggle with that voice inside you that says:

"You're not good enough"

"You'll never get that job"

"You're gonna fail if you try something new"

Any of those sound familiar? Well guess what, its totally normal! The mind has such a huge impact on us and our daily lives. It can get out of control if we don't properly train ourselves to recognize when we are identifying with the negative feelings. David Barnes teaches us the tools needed to identify these thoughts and how to do the "Bicep Curls" to practice this every day. 

Aug 27, 2015

We've all been to a concert featuring our favorite artist or band and think, "Wow, it must be so cool to be up on stage playing for a crowd." Well it's not always easy or glamorous all of the time, but don't take my word for it. Heat it right from a Country Singer.

Rachel Allyn from the Rachel Allyn band shares her story along with her story from starting a career as a child to the struggles of being a performer. 

I know you are going to love this one!

Aug 18, 2015

In yet another inspiring episode of "I Quit", we follow the journey of our friend Kent who left a very comfortable job in the Information Technology field and moved from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast and pursued a career in Law Enforcment. Follow his journey through what it was like to have to tell his boss he was leaving, for the Second time and find out how he's doing now!

Jul 20, 2015

Ever thought about working with a coach? Have you worked with a coach yourself? What do coaches actually do?

If you look at the numbers, almost all, if not all successful people have a coach or mentor to push them to the next level. What does it take to be a coach? Find out with this in depth interview with Stacy Campesi.

Jul 7, 2015

Welcome to the first episode in a series we call "I Quit". If you are or have ever consdered quiting your job, then you know it can be terrifying, almost paralyzing because of the fear or rejection as well as the fear of letting down your boss and co workers who depend on you. 

We get to explore what fears Amy had, what conversation she prepared to have with her employer, the conversation with her family, and after all of that we get to see how things turned out afterward. 

Amy's journey is truely one that changed her for the better and taught her lessons that now help her in her current role. 


Thanks again Amy!

Jun 22, 2015

Ever consider a career in photography? Do you love action sports? Want to take those 2 things and twist them up into the coolest job ever? Check out this interview with Christopher Vanderyajt, who turned what he loved into a full time job that has helped him travel all over the world capturing moments that deserve to be seen. Christopher Vanderyajt has what it takes to crush it as an incredible photographer!

Jun 8, 2015

Forget what you think you know about the film industry, Jeff breaks it down for us and show us the inside look at what it is like to work in both TV and in Major Motion Picture Production. 

We forget that in most job roles, you could potentially keep the same role for your entire tenure. Not in the Film and TV industry. Once a project is over, it is time to look for a new job. 

Jeff gives a lot of advice to anoyone who might be interested in the industry, including making sure to network as you never know who might be able to help you get your next job. 


Thanks to Jeff Reeves for making this one super interesting!!

Jun 1, 2015

Kevin had spent years building his career to get to the Director level. He ran a team of people and was living what some would consider "the dream". But for Kevin, 80 hour weeks, a ton of travel combine with missing spending time with his family and dogs, Kevin decided it was time for a change. 

With whatever free time he could find, Kevin wrote out on paper what his ideal life looked like, and then HE BUILT IT. He created ELMNTL Fitness, where he guides his members through fitness training routines using elements found in nature and focuse on making excercising...dare I say....FUN! After years of hard work, dedication and struggle, Kevin finally got his business to the point where he could leave his full time job. 

Not only that, Kevin was able to completely replace his full time income between his new business and doing Free Lance work on the side, and still works just 40 hours a week which gives him time to spend time with his family and dogs doing what he loves!

Kevin is living his best life. Are you? 

May 27, 2015

Talk about hustle! If you think that being a DJ is easy, then listen to this interview. I learned quickly that with barriers to entry in this field being lower than ever, its hard to make it in this business. 

Hard work, sacrifice and dedication are no stranger to Dan as he constatnly works to be an expert at his craft. The passion he has for laying down sick tracks make it seem natural to him, but he puts in the effort to deliver nothing but the very best! You won't want to miss this one.

May 19, 2015

The exponential growth of the internet has created so many things since personal computers were introduced over 2 decades ago. Angela tells us what it is really like to work for a media company as a Senior Digital Product Manager and shares her story of how she got to where she is now. 

May 5, 2015

If you enjoy playing video games, chances are you have wondered what it would be like to be a video game tester. Vinnie tells all about how it is and is not like the move "Grandma's Boy". Truth be told, the job can be very tedious and it take a love of the job to make one successful in the role. 

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