Being rich isn’t about having money.
Being rich is about having options. ~ Chris Rock
Welcome to the Joyfully Jobless Weekend. I’m Barbara Winter and am excited to be collaborating on these upcoming events.
For over a decade I zipped around the country sharing my best ideas for making a living without a job with people who were ready for a change. Most of the curious (and sometimes skeptical) participants who showed up had followed the career advice about getting a good job.
They’d done what what their parents, teachers and guidance counselors had told them they needed to do to find a career. While this advice may have kept them solvent, it didn’t keep them satisfied.
Many of my students told me they wanted to travel. Explore. Live an interesting life. None of this was happening with their current job…or any of their previous jobs.
They were stumped. They were often misunderstood by their family and friends who insisted they cling to what they had.
But what they had wasn’t working for them—and they were quietly (and often secretly) looking for options.
I know all about the frustration of working at something that is less interesting, less challenging, less creative, less than you deserve. After doing my best to follow the conventional career advice, I decided to follow my heart and create my own livelihood.
That life-changing decision happened for me in 1974 and I’ve been Joyfully Jobless ever since. From the moment I quietly started down this new path, I committed to making my business my laboratory. I would pay attention, learn valuable lessons and pass them along to anyone and everyone who wanted to create their own exploration.
What I didn’t anticipate was how much easier it was going to become to set out on your own. For starters, every day more and more people are opting in to the Joyfully Jobless Journey. We have more tools, resources and options than ever before.
Maybe you’re just beginning to wonder if you could ditch your job and join the ranks of the successfully self-employed. Perhaps you already have a great idea that refuses to leave you alone, but you’re not sure how to bring it to life. Or you might have already launched your first—or fourth—business and are ready to gather some new ideas.
That’s Where the Joyfully Jobless Weekend Comes In
Join me and other entrepreneurial explorers for three of my most popular workshops. We’ll head out on Friday evening with Establish Yourself as an Expert, then pick up again on Saturday morning with Making a Living Without a Job, ending up on Saturday afternoon with I Hate Marketing.
So reserve the date, reserve your place and come prepared to be inspired and informed. (To view more specific locations Meet the Collaborators.)
For everyone who has dreamed of being their own boss,
as well as for those who are out of work,
soon to be out of work,
or wishing they were out of work.
Establish Yourself as an Expert
What is the difference between a book that becomes a bestseller and one that doesn’t? Why is Julia Child a household name and your Aunt Ruth, a fabulous gourmet, known only to her household? Why is someone else becoming rich and famous doing what you can do even better?
As the amount of information continues to explode, the opportunities for those with a desire to share what they know continue to expand, too. Just being knowledgeable about a subject isn’t enough to earn you expert status, however. You have to know how to connect with the people who want what you have to offer. This seminar will show you how to do just that.
Inexpensive and free ways to establish yourself as an expert in the field of your choice
Shortcuts to finding the people who want what you have to offer
The easiest way to begin packaging your information
How to expand your base of influence
How to find and attract interest from the media
How to keep building your reputation as the authority worth listening to
In short, you’ll learn what every expert knows. In addition, you’ll be given an overview of the potential ways in which an expert can earn money. If you have a story to tell and expertise to share, or want to enhance your business, this program will show you attention-getting ways to let others know you’re around.
$125.00 for all 3
Making a Living Without a Job
Ready to leave behind the nine-to-five world and start building something on your own? Don’t know where to start? Millions of Americans have already traded in their corporate lifestyle for the satisfaction, freedom and creative challenge of jobless earning. So can you.
After “real” jobs as a teacher, employment counselor and interior designer, Barbara J. Winter decided to test her own ideas and strike out on her own.That was in 1974 and she’s been joyfully jobless ever since. She shares her experience and passion with would-be self-bossers in this informative seminar where you’ll discover the basics you need to join the ranks of the successfully self-employed.
Three important techniques for success
How to recognize and manage the obstacles you’ll face
How to develop multiple income channels
How to design a work life that’s perfect for you
How to get started quickly with little or no money
The best ways to make a living without a job
How to find support and resources for building momentum
While the conventional wisdom may still be telling you, “Get a job,” this program will show you new possibilities for working when you want, where you want and how you want.
Whether you want to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur or create another source of income, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind seminar. Come prepared to be inspired and informed.
$125.00 for all 3
I Hate Marketing!
Very few people start a business because they love marketing. And yet, without marketing it’s unlikely that a business will succeed. Whether you’re a webmaster or window washer, an artist or an accountant, you know that success is dependent upon securing business and that attracting and retaining clients and customers is fundamental to your future. That’s what this seminar is all about. You’ll learn:
The essentials of making your business stand out
How to find clients in off the beatten track ways
How to avoid common entrepreneurial mistakes
How to master marketing fears and make marketing fun
How to generate word of mouth endorsements
How to warm up cold calls
Free and inexpensive sources of promotion
Skills that will generate a growing customer base
Whether you own a business that’s ready for a makeover or you have just printed your first business cards, this lively seminar will offer dozens of ideas that will help your business stand out amidst the competition. Even if your marketing budget is small (or non-existent) you’ll come away with tried and tested practical ideas that will transform your approach to marketing and boost your confidence. This seminar might even help you learn to love marketing! Consider this boot camp for becoming a fearless and creative marketing wizard.
$125.00 for all 3
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What Others Are Saying
Wow! What a start to a year of Joyfully Jobless Weekends! Barbara Winter blessed us by visiting Dallas and gave us almost 10 hours of stories, tips, ideas, concepts, and of course charm.
Barbara is organizing this project through the "Collaboratory," her system of partnering with a sponsor host in each city where the JJW is presented. Susan Hamm was the sponsor host in Dallas, and I have to tell all the others, she set a very high bar. She is warm, kind, generous, and extremely gracious. We were well tended with delicious treats!
It was fantastic to meet other entrepreneurs, too, with creative business ideas and heart-based lives. People who "get it" when someone wants a "creative, juicy" life.
My mind is still stretched out and full of new ideas. I had strange dreams all night long! Nothing that was helpful, but I'm sure a side effect of my mind trying to assimilate so much good and new.
How do you do it, Barbara? I took it easy today after a couple of very busy days, and I'm already tired!