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I spent over 20 years of my life in a career that I loved…
I was a Pastor serving in a variety of local churches throughout the United States. It was a very humbling, rewarding role and an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.
In 2011 I began to feel that the calling to be in that role was ending. My conviction was (and is) that the people of the church deserve to have a Pastor who’s heart is fully in the role – and since mine no longer was, I resigned. It was the right thing to do.
That’s when things got interesting…
I remember telling my wife that I wasn’t really qualified to do anything but lead a church, so I didn’t know what I was going to do. I’d been listening to some entrepreneurial podcasts so I thought I could at least try my hand at establishing some smaller revenue streams to help out the family budget.
- I started an online marriage and family coaching business that never gained much traction
- I threw a tutorial website up to try to get some adsense revenue coming in
One day I decided that I should just give in and go get a real job.
I picked up applications all around our little mountain town.
- One of the jobs paid $15 an hour.
- Another $10 per hour.
- Another $12 per hour.
I realized that if my family was going to be able to stay in the mountain town we loved, I was going to HAVE to do something on my own.
“You should make a business out of this.”
I began thinking about it, realized there was a great need for podcast audio editing and production, and I started another business – www.PodcastFastTrack.com
Today, that’s my main business, bringing in the bulk of my monthly income. I feel really, really blessed.
I get to work from home… according to my schedule… I am my own boss… and can leave on trips or vacations whenever I want to (with a little planning).
And we’ve had the opportunity to be truly helpful to others we’ve come across simply because the business has generated enough money for us to do so.
That matters to me… a LOT.
And then comes Live-Build-Change
Most recently I’ve begun podcasting and coaching Christ-following people how they can do something similar, I call it Live Build Change.
The focus is to help you LIVE your faith in an authentic, vibrant way that brings glory to God.
To BUILD a business – either part-time or full-time.
And then CHANGE the world through the integration of the two. If you are interested in finding out more I invite you to join me.
Add to all that – Christian based Life and Business Coaching
It’s not been until early 2017 that I’ve felt the nudge to begin coaching. Why?
Good question. The best answer I have is that I’ve happened upon it and it seems the LORD is blessing it.
Within a few months, I’ve had a handful of people reach out to me for coaching – actually asking ME if I do life or business coaching and being willing to pay for it.
And when I have connected with them they have been helped. More than I expected.
So I started my coaching website - https://www.CareyGreen.com
So... I'm eager to lend my experience and expertise to any podcaster who's looking to make a difference in the lives of people in ways that I can speak to.
Thanks for reading!
Entrepreneurial journeys, Mid-life career change, Podcasting, Christian life and business coaching, marriage and family
Stop Riding the Pine with Jaime Jay
Jaime is a cool guy and a very gracious host. He made me feel like a pro when I really felt like a novice. It was a great interview discussing the success I'd had in an email marketing campaign that I put together myself. Treat yourself to more of Jaime's outstanding interviews at www.StopRidingThePine.com
The Video Crush with Scott Markowitz
It was a ton of fun being on Scott's show. We discussed an email marketing campaign I did and Scott wanted to dig in deep - into the philosophy of it, the reasons marketing is tough, and why new marketers are timid about reaching out. It was a great conversation. Listen to more interviews from Scott at www.TheVideoCrush.com - For some reason this audio loads slowly. Please be patient. Thanks!
I came across Trevor's show in a Facebook group and reached out to him to see if I might be able to help with his podcast production. We began a conversation and next thing I knew he wanted to interview me for his show. It was a short an sweeet summation of my entrepreneurial journey. You can see more of what Trevor does at www.TheCOEshow.com (This audio takes a few seconds to load - please be patient.)
The Spark It Network with Caren Glasser & Kathryn Trainor
This one's not exactly an interview, but a show where I and the podcast production services I provide were featured in a segment covering the issue "Is editing really needed?" I thought it was a great idea to cover the subject and these two ladies reached out to me to see if I'd be willing to offer some information to their listeners. You can find this resource at www.SparkItNetwork.com.
Education Hackers with Steve Atwal
Steve had a great idea for a podcast and Education Hackers is the result. On his show Steve interviews people who create online education courses of various sorts, quizzing them on how they create their courses, what it is that they teach, and asking for specific tips on their area of speciality. In my episode Steve asked primarily about my video tutorials covering the open-source program Audacity. www.EducationHackers.com
Join Up Dots with David Ralph
David's a ton of fun and airs his show from the UK. His show is based on a portion of a speech given by Steve Jobs in which the former Apple CEO said that we can't tell what our life is going to hold for us looking forward, but when we look backward we can see the dots that have connected to make us who we are. David's show seeks to understand the journey of becoming an entrepreneur and to learn some lessons about life. My episode was a rambling conversation that got into all kinds of subjects where I was able to share my faith and my thoughts on business and life. www.JoinUpDots.com
Sidepreneurs with Shawn Manaher
Shawn is a great brother who I've gotten to meet via my interaction on social media. His podcast is a great, daily show that highlights people like me who have build their business "on the side" while working another full-time job. In this episode of his show I was able to focus a ton on what I call "Daily Mindset Reset" - which is nothing more than the vital nature of getting your mind right every single morning of your life. I was very happy for the opportunity to pull truths directly from the scriptures as I shared my thoughts with Shawn. You'll enjoy this episode. www.Sidepreneurs.com
Gospel Driven Entrepreneur with P.J. Simmons
P.J's got a get-to-the-point, gospel-driven show that focuses specifically on the road Christian entrepreneurs have taken to get to their current place in their life and business. These are 30 minute (or less) episodes with clear, powerful presentations of faith, the gospel, and the calling of God on the life of an individual. I couldn't recommend listening to this show any more than I do (because I do a LOT). It's one of my favorites for encouragement, learning, and building my faith as I journey onward in my business. I loved being on P.J.'s show. www.GospelDrivenEntrepreneur.com
Sandbox to Success with Katrina Thom
I connected with Katrina through an email I was sending around to podcasters... basically through a marketing email. She responded with a kind "No, thank you." and I responded, as I always do, with a creative email response designed to solicit further interest. She was very taken with how I responded, felt it made me "stand out" in the field and wanted to talk to me about the issue of standing out as a business. It was a fun conversation that went a lot of places neither of us expected. You'll enjoy it. http://thinkingoutsidethesandbox.ca/category/podcast/
Author Audience with Shelley Hitz
Shelley's show is a great new podcast that's taking iTunes by storm. Her personal experience of seeing her many Amazon books move to the top and create a full time income for her is an amazing story of how many options there are for entrepreneurs to build a business and income today. Shelley's a wonderful Christian sister who I've enjoyed getting to know. This conversation was covering the issue of how Authors can get interviewed on podcasts to bring more exposure to themselves and their books. BTW, Shelley's husband has a very cool first name ? http://authoraudience.com
Midlife Launch with Kingsley Grant
Kingsley has a great thing going on over at http://themidlifelaunch.com/ - He's helping people who have already lived out one career to get their bearings and launch into something new. Sounds a lot like where I've been. When Kingsley and I were introduced he invited me to share my story on his show, and that's what you'll hear, here. 🙂
Startup Dad Headquarters with Joel Louis
I had a great time chatting with Joel about my journey from Pastor to full time entrepreneur. It was good to reflect and great to see the wonders of what God has done in my life in the 3 years covered in this interview. Joel is great at digging into issues, senses what the "right" questions are to answer, and asks them well. It was a great conversation that you'll enjoy. www.StartupDadHQ.com
Podcast Engineering Show with Chris Curran
Chris does a pretty fun, geek-out kind of show where he talks with people about exactly what his show title says - Podcast Engineering. He gets into the weeds of all kinds of technical questions including workflows, equipment, software settings, and all kinds of fun stuff. This was a chat we had about MY particular workflows and setup, given that I deal with my own podcast and those of many clients every week.
The ReLaunch Show With Joel Boggess
I got the opportunity to meet Joel at DC Podfest, where I was a speaker. He was the keynote speaker the last evening of the conference and was a very charitable and interesting guy. He invited me to be on his podcast because my story is a very clear "relaunch" from one career to another. It was a great conversation and I'm very thankful to Joel for inviting me to be a part of what he's doing. You can find his show at www.RelaunchShow.com.
How to Lose Money with Josh Thomas and Paul Moore
This is seriously one of my favorite podcasts of all time so I was honored to be asked to share my money losing story on the show. Josh and Paul are gracious, truly interested guys who have a very unique way of drawing lessons out of terrible situations and experiences. I've since struck up an ongoing relationship with Paul who's serving me as an unofficial mentor as I am learning and pursuing some real estate investing stuff. This show was truly an honor to be a part of.
Intentionally Inspirational with Jason Wright
Jason in the founder of Intentionally Inspirational which began as a podcast that was created to motivate and inspire entrepreneurs. Since its inception, the Intentionally Inspirational brand has evolved to include a blog, an online course, published resources and a comprehensive offering of digital marketing services and consulting. Jason has also authored the book,The Backwards Route To Forward Progress and the ebook 15 Lessons For Surviving Your Startup.
I honestly don't recall exactly how Jason and I got connected but we had a great conversation about podcasting, building a business from scratch, and best practices for using a podcast as content marketing to establish authority in your niche.
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