Flashback Friday: Making A Living Without A Job



One of my favorite entrepreneurship books ‘Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love’ is by Barbara Winter. I attended Barbara’s workshop decades ago and recommended her book for years to almost every budding entrepreneur I encountered.

Yes, even social workers who are not interested in running businesses of their own can benefit from Barbara’s encouragement to do work that you love and the stories of entrepreneurs acknowledging their desires, taking stock of their skills and experiences, and pursuing their dreams.

REMINDER: Social work skills are highly transferable, high-income skills

I was going to recommend ‘Making A Living Without A Job’ as a Motivation Monday resource but felt Barbara deserved a bit more recognition. She passed away last year but her legacy lives on.

Flashback Friday Blog: Celebrating the Inspiring Life of Barbara Winter

Barbara’s originality, presence, and impact have woven a wonderful legacy of possibility, liberation, contribution, compassion, and adventure. She will truly be missed. (Read the full, original blog using the link above.)

If you’re also ready to increase your confidence and compensation and advance your career, let’s chat about how the On My Terms Leadership Development Program can assist you in implementing strategies tailored to your needs.

My Commitment: I am committed to eliminating the old, narrow view of social work and continuing to highlight all the ways that you can use your social work degree to make a difference in the world.

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Nicki Sanders, MSW, supports high-performing women of color in social work leadership in developing careers that feed their hearts, minds, and wallets. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers, and employees thrive individually and collectively. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management leading high-functioning, multi-disciplinary teams, volunteer recruitment and retention, and social impact programming. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.
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