Tagged: how to make a living

Do You Need to Have a “Passion” To Make A Living?

I think one of the most stupid all-encompassing statements I’ve heard pushed over and over again in personal development fields is the notion that you have to make a living with your passion!

Now the reason I’m bringing this up is because I recently got an email from a reader. He says:

“Really, it sounds stupid but, for the life of me I can’t really say I have a passion. I’ve read books, taken tests, I look at what I like and I just can’t see that others would need to know some of the things that I know. My biggest question is just – how do I know what I’m really passionate about?”

I know you’re going to say… Fred, don’t you talk about making a living with your passion?… Read More »

Why Charging Your Worth Is Worth It

Everyone that I help in private coaching initially has the same problem: they are unsure about how much to charge people for their goods and services. They feel bad charging much for their work and tend to be far too modest.

When I push them to charge for what they’re really worth, many people are not only very hesitant for the sake of not selling product, but also for what people will think of them.

“Will people resent me for charging that much? Won’t I get more sales on the product if I just charged less?

I assure them that no, it’s quite the opposite actually.

The more you charge for your products, the MORE people will respect you for it.… Read More »

Interview with Frederic Patenaude on Writing
Jennifer Minar-Jaynes, WritersBreak.com.

I recently did an interview with Jennifer Minar-Jaynes Editor in Chief, at www.WritersBreak.com. She asked me specific questions about making a living while writing.

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to also check out Jennifer’s blog.

What were you doing before you became a writer?

I never actually considered that I was really a “writer” until recently. I studied classical music in college, and then became interested in natural health and raw foods. I went on a quest of self-discovery when I was about 20 and worked at different retreat centers in California. I got my first book contract when I was just 22 to write a recipe book for an up-and-coming star in the “raw food” world called “The Sunfood Cuisine”.… Read More »