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About LEISA

Leisa Bain Good is a certified PFYP™ career coach and the owner of Powerfully Purposed for Success. She offers a unique style of career coaching tailored to freelancers, artists, solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, and those with non-traditional jobs. She also helps those who'd like to go freelance figure out what they really want out of life and finally get there!

11May/17

7 Reasons Why You Are Miserable at Your Day Job

 

Can We Get Honest For a Minute?

Yes, we all know how you start getting depressed on Sunday nights.  Then come Monday, it’s the Monday Morning Blues.  Inside your head, The Mamas and The Papas are singing, Monday, Monday.

Have you ever really sat down and asked yourself why this is?  There are numerous reasons, but if you are truly honest you will find that everything probably fits into these seven reasons.  This article could just as easily be entitled, Why People Go Down the Wrong Job Road.

Then Why Do You Stay at Your Work if

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09May/17

Work When You Want at Byron Assistants

 

Are you looking for a very flexible work-at-home opportunity?

Have you thought about becoming a virtual assistant?

Do you want to log in and work whenever you want?

 

Then keep reading, because Byron Assistants might be just what you are looking for?

What Exactly is Byron Assistants?

Byron Assistants is an online, virtual company that hires virtual assistants to work as independent contractors doing a variety of duties for a variety of clients.  If selected, you will be put through their own training and certification program.

You will be able to just log in whenever you want and … Read the rest »

04May/17

Looking For VAs at Vicky Virtual

 

Have you thought about becoming a virtual assistant?

Would you like for all of the marketing to be done for you?

Do you want to get started somewhere with someone?

Well, then Vicky Virtual might have something for you.

What Exactly is Vicky Virtual?

Vicky Virtual is a virtual assistant company, which began in 2014, that hires virtual assistants to basically answer the phones for companies.  If you have ever been an administrative assistant in a company, then you know that there are days when the phones just seem to ring off the hook.  You can’t seem to get … Read the rest »

20Apr/17

Visit or Start Your Own Repair Café

Are you someone whose nickname is “Mr. or Ms. Fix It?”

Are you someone who enjoys contributing to the community?

Are you someone who is concerned about the environment and recycling?

Then maybe you should attend or start your own Repair Café.

What Exactly is a Repair Café?

A Repair Café is a place where people in the community meet how-ever many times a month to volunteer to fix things.  Volunteers with special “fix it” skills show up while visitors to the café bring broken things such as computers, bikes, stereos, jewelry, lamps, and just about anything else.  Many times … Read the rest »

18Apr/17

2 Proven Reasons You Need a Holiday

Do you look forward to taking time off for the holidays?

Do you also try to combine a little vacation time with a holiday? 

Or do you just take a “mental health day” once in a while and skip the vacation?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these, all I can say is good for you.  Just remember to do it more often.

What Did Freud Have to Say About This One?

Sigmund Freud once said, “A holiday is a permitted—or rather a prescribed excess, a solemn violation of a prohibition.” 

It’s sad how sometimes we have to … Read the rest »

05Apr/17

Ryze Up and Network Today!

 

 

Are you someone who uses social media to network or find work?

Are you perhaps someone who uses social media to make new friends?

Are you always on the lookout for the next social media channel?

Well, then listen up and read up!  Ryze might have something for you—maybe or maybe not.

What Exactly is Ryze?

It has been billed the oldest social network founded in 2001.  Ryze (pronounced “rise”) was founded by Adrian Scott, who was also the founding investor for Napster.  Anyone remember Napster?  Just a little social media history here, Facebook was founded in 2003, … Read the rest »

03Apr/17

7 Tests That You Should Take Before Becoming Self-Employed

 

Do you think you have what it takes to go freelance?

Or do you dream of owning the small business of your dreams?

Have you ever wondered if there isn’t an entrepreneurial bone or two in your body?

Well, here is a list of seven tests that you can take to help you see your strengths and weaknesses.   The last three tests are non-traditional and more motivated to show you your passions, calling, and interests.  The first four are more geared towards traditional career advice as they will show you what you should be good at doing.  Even though … Read the rest »

22Feb/17

Back From Mission Possible and Alive to Tell It

Well, hello everyone! 

First of all, thanks for all of the nice emails and well wishes on Facebook.  Also, thank you for all who continued to sign up for my newsletter while I was gone.  Well, I am back now and hope to be getting some really awesome articles out soon.

It seems like it has been forever, since I have been here, but I did learn quite a bit about aging, life, and business.  Without going into too much detail, I was thrown into—without any preparation—a caregiving role for an elderly parent.  No training, no preparation, no instruction manual.  … Read the rest »

08Jan/17

The Best Small Business Advice I Gave in 2016

Looking back to 2016, I must say I really did get my soapbox out and roll up my sleeves and deliver the good news of self-employment to the cubicle farmers and the downtrodden of 9-to-5. Most of this is what I learned while attending Hard Knocks University.   Then again, maybe it was 12 Steps for Hard Headed People

Well, anyway I must say that in 2016 I did pour out my advice and passion when it came to business advice to small business owners.

The articles in alphabetical order are:

4 Strategies to Go From Stuck to Unstuck TodayRead the rest »

07Jan/17

15 Companies I Introduced in 2016

 

 

 

Did you meet these 15 WAH companies or websites in 2016?

These 15 websites were introduced and reviewed in 2016.  Some fit the freelance category, and some are more work-at-home types of jobs.  However, opportunity did come knocking in 2016.

Even though I do encourage others to go their own road as far as their true calling and personal livelihood and get their own individual clients in their own business, sometimes you still need work on the side to build your dreams.  This is what I did in my own personal life.   I worked a couple of … Read the rest »