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Mar 10, 2020

Are you living life on your own terms?

Inspiration and true soul sister, Cathy Heller, joins the show for an incredibly awakening conversation. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019.

Each week Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started as a singer-songwriter and first found success licensing her music to TV, Film, and Ads. Quickly she became a stand out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety, and the LA Weekly.

After making a multi six-figure living with her music, Cathy started a music agency, and then she began teaching other artists to grow their own careers.

Two weeks after her third daughter was born, she started her top-ranked podcast. Cathy’s show has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, HuffPost, the NY Times, and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”, and has over 7 million downloads. She’s been featured several times by Apple themselves, and the fans are resonating with how genuine she is.

Throughout the show, she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like actress Jenna Fischer, popular blogger Seth Godin, designer Jonathan Adler, make-up artist Bobbi Brown, dancer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin, fitness expert Jillian Michaels, Starbucks’s Howard Schultz, and Gretchen Rubin to name a few.

She is a phenomenal coach for creative entrepreneurs and she’s helping people everywhere find a deeper sense of purpose and add their gifts to the world. When she’s not teaching or interviewing amazing guests for her podcast, you can find Cathy playing with her three little girls, writing her book, songwriting for tv shows and commercials, or enjoying a moment with friends.

In this episode, Cathy dives deep into her inner-child work and connects the dots on her story. We talk about releasing ourselves from the pain that we’ve carried for way too long. Plus, we speak about living into our purpose to the best of our ability, all while navigating our own version of the hero’s journey.


In this Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • All about today’s guest, Cathy Heller [ 0:45 ]
  • Why we took notes during Frozen 2 [ 7:00 ]
  • Navigating the thoughts of “it’s fine” [ 17:20 ]
  • How motherhood is a reflection of self [ 22:20 ]
  • About Don’t Keep Your Day Job [ 29:15 ]
  • Finding the heartbeats in our marriage [ 43:30 ]
  • Why we don’t have to earn our relationships [ 52:10 ]
  • How to tolerate receiving from other people [ 61:45 ]
  • Why it’s important to talk about abundance [ 64:00 ]
  • Why we need to be willing to accept happiness every single day [ 71:30 ]
  • About Cathy’s songwriting career [ 75:00 ]
  • Ways to find clarity on what we need to do [ 80:10 ]
  • What Cathy would tell a former version of herself [ 85:00 ]


Soul Shifting Quotes: 

  • “We don’t want to be comfortable.”
  • “We have to chop wood and carry water; show up and be mediocre.”
  • “The world doesn’t need us to be perfect.”
  • “Being a mother makes us prioritize.”
  • “I could have been divorced already seventeen times.”

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Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom 


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