Ep #41: How to Pursue a Dream Career By Taking An Intuitive Leap of Faith

Did you ever have at the beginning of pursuing a dream career someone along the way recommend taking the safe route (not the leap)? Deep in your heart you knew you had to attempt the full leap? This episode will inspire you to keep going for your dreams, listen to your intuition, and take your shot at success, no matter what.

I have a special surprise for you today! In our episode, I am delighted to give my super talented niece, Jessica Brody, the guest spotlight! Watching Jessica grow up from this spunky, super smart, dog-loving, always curious young girl to a highly creative, successful writer has been one of the highlights of my life.

She is the author of the #1 bestselling novel-writing guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and is the founder of the online writing school, Writing Mastery Academy. She knew without a doubt she needed to give her love of writing a shot at success and not give up.

Jessica explains how her beliefs about adulting overshadowed her childhood dream of being a writer. After exploring a career in finance, she got laid off from her corporate job and took that as a sign from the universe to begin her writing career by writing her first book. Jessica chose to follow her joy and intuition to Paris and write for a month while living in the city of lights – that lit up her dream to be a successful writer/author.

20 novels for teens, tweens, and adults later, she has a flourishing career as a writer, author, writing coach, and speaker. Some of her many books include The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Amelia Gray is Almost Okay, the Unremembered trilogy, and the System Divine series, which is a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, co-written with Joanne Rendell. Her books have been translated and published in over 20 languages and several have been optioned for film and television. She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, OR.

Jessica is a beautiful example of following your joy and intuition for a fulfilling result. I hope this interview inspires you to keep going for your dreams.
Read an excerpt from System Divine Trilogy for free here: https://www.jessicabrody.com/about-jessica/newsletter/
Access all of her writing resources and tools here: https://www.jessicabrody.com/writing-tips-and-tools/
Check out her writing academy at www.writingmastery.com – follow her on Twitter & Instagram @JessicaBrody

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Marla Diann!

I’ve been transforming creative entrepreneurs’ lives for over 27 years through two businesses. As a success coach and business strategist, I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs collapse the time frame of achieving their desires and goals.

It’s time to make joy your inner GPS for life and business decisions rather than lean on your logic and reason, first.

You’ll not only be following what is most authentic to you and for you, but you will live the beautiful life meant just for you.

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