How many people do you know who are unhappy in their work?
How many people do you know who are living their dream and doing what they love every day?
Everyone would like to get paid to do what they love, but a lot of people either don’t think it’s possible, or don’t know how to go about making the change.
Since I started planning this blog, I’ve come across dozens of amazing people who are following their dreams, and helping others to do the same.
If you’re itching to quit your job and make a living from your passions, then you would definitely be wise to connect with some of these people and follow their advice.
In no particular order, here are
38 51 amazing people who will help you quit your job and follow your dreams:
(Note: to make it easier to connect with these awesome folks, I have added them all to a Twitter List, so you can subscribe to all their tweets with a single click!)
Scott is leading a revolution of people doing work they love. He is living his legend, and encouraging you to lead yours.
Debbie Van De Ven
Debbie uses her artistic passion to help you avoid boring office jobs and make a living from just your art.
Must Read: 5 Ideas for selling drawings online
Lisa is passionate about life and about living life as an entrepreneur. She coaches other entrepreneurs to do the same.
Laura helps creatives discover and cultivate their ideal career, so that they can live on purpose & work on fire! (not literally, that would be hideous)
Must Read: Should I leave my job now or later?
Cody helps people break free from the conventional template lifestyle—liberating you from traditional ways of thinking about work and life, building your own (entrepreneurial) projects, living a kick-ass remarkable life, and doing good for others.
Must Read: Reach Your Dreams with Lifestyle Design
Must Read: So You Quit Your Job…Now What?
Kelly (or Cordelia) is on a mission to learn to live deliberately. To make intentional choices, to live an intentional life, and to try to make each day just a little bit closer to the life she’d like to live.
Must Read: Never Feel Guilty for Following Your Dreams
Annie believes that there’s more to life than the status-quo and 9 to 5 lifestyle, and she wants to help you live your dreams.
Benny is tired of listening to people say “get a real job”. He writes about pursuing your passions and having financial freedom to be your own boss in life.
Must Read: Choose to Live an Epic Life
Alejandro (Alex) aims to make you a warrior of life, and to teach you that you can be a winner at anything you wish to do.
Barrie wants to inspire you to live boldly and bloom to your fullest potential!
Peggy invites you to join her on her journey to break out of this comfortable life, this routine, and explore the world – live her life fully and passionately in everything she does.
Must Read: It’s just a job, not jail
Joel is set on doing impossible things in order to tell a great story with his life. He keeps a list of things that he thought were impossible, and he is crossing them off one by one.
Must Read: Impossible: The Manifesto
Caroline writes about personal development with a focus on facing fears and living a life without limits.
Chris is a world changer in training. He can help you strike out on your own and build something amazing.
Must Read: This One Thing Is Killing Your Future
Tom is passionate about helping you to safely negotiate a path to rewarding self-employment.
Must Read: The Secret To Leaving Work Behind
Tal encourages others to live their dreams, through the sharing of his own experiences, and in the relentless pursuit of his own, personal life goals.
Jacob wants to help you live an extraordinary life. His blog is all about living a life of passion, purpose, progress and playfulness.
Jonathan’s mission is to help you create a life where you can’t tell the difference between work and play, and you get paid to be you!
Must Read: How to Quit Your Day Job
Corbett writes about doing meaningful work, living a fun and adventurous life, and becoming the best version of yourself possible.
Must Read: Hell Yes You Should Quit Your Job
Also check out: How to Start a Blog That Matters (aff link)
Conni writes about the freedom lifestyle, strategies for unconventional, simplistic and nomadic lifestyle designs.
Lea & Jonathan Woodward
Lea and Jonathan aim to inspire and empower you to create a Location Independent lifestyle of your own design.
Therese provides ‘non-sucky advice’ for people who are wondering what the hell they should do with their lives.
Must Read: What the F Should You Do With Your Life?
Joshua Fields Millburn
Joshua left his six-figure job to pursue his passions. Now he writes about minimalism and living a meaningful life with less stuff.
Must Read: Why I Quit My 6-Figure Corporate Job
Matt writes about talk about the entrepreneurial lifestyle and approaching life, both personal and professional, without restrictions.
Must Read: Do Anything by Figuring Out What You Need
Pat makes a living from online passive income, and on his blog he teaches you how you can do the same.
Must Read: Passive Income 101
Srini will help you stop listening to your ego, set your life up on your own terms, and be truly happy.
Must Read: Why the 8 hour Work Day Doesn’t Make Sense
Emilie writes about how you can integrate all of your interests into your life and even use your multipotentiality as fuel for your life and income.
Must Read: Screw Employment, Invent Your Own Job!
Also check out: Renaissance Business (aff link)
Fabian helps people to achieve more with less effort, live playfully, and go beyond the rules that limit them.
Must Read: There is No Path
Michelle Ward has personally helped almost 200 creative people devise the career they think they can’t have – or discover it to begin with!
Chris writes about (among other things) entrepreneurship and other kinds of unconventional work, with the belief that the work we do should be both fun and meaningful.
Must Read: 279 Days to Overnight Success
Also check out: The Unconventional Guide to Art & Money (aff link)
Seth writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
Must Read: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
Jonathan helps people cultivate the personal practices and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.
Pam is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business.
Charlie helps creative people thrive in life and business.
Must Read: Becoming Yourself and Growing Your Blog
Sean writes about building a business you can run from anywhere on Earth, and living a life worth writing about.
Must Read: My Last Day
Darren’s site is dedicated to helping other bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium.
Must Read: How Bloggers Make Money From Blogs
Last but by no means least, Tyler aims to help people succeed by embracing risk in their lives.
Must read: Take This Job and Shove It!
Even More Amazing People!
Since I first published this post, several more amazing people have come to my attention who definitely belong on this list, so here are a few bonus people for your consideration.
Must Read: Making Art and Making a Living
I worked at Ben’s web design company for four years, and now he’s training aspiring web designers to build truly successful websites and even run their own businesses.
Must Read: I Created Websites, Now I Create Businesses!
Serena is all about helping you create a better lifestyle, with more freedom and fulfillment, by turning your passion into profit.
Must Read: Will You Die With These Regrets?
Alex will help you kill that ‘lost’ feeling and live a conversation-worthy life. And his blog has a funny name.
Must Read: Killing Your Old Life and Living the Dream
Tom will help you get past your self-imposed limits and take charge of your life so you can be more than just an average person.
Must Read: Stop Complaining and Make Change
Hugh is dedicated to discovering the best ways to turn what you love into a full-time income so you can leave the cubicle…for good.
Does Finding Your Passion Guarantee You Will Get Paid? (site currently offline – 24/04/12)
Mary will help you take control of your life, be happier and do what you love.
Must Read: Do What You Love
Jennifer’s blog is all about helping you to design a career that enhances your life, and create a life you love.
Must Read: Why Your Ideal Career Is Hiding From You
Drew runs Skinny Artist, a community-based website dedicated to giving working artists the tools, knowledge and resources necessary to successfully market their work online and enable them to live their art every single day .
Must Read: How long is all of this going to take?!
Jennifer coaches creative entrepreneurs and blogs about her personal journey of creative expression.
Must Read: Don’t Go it Alone
Beth believes the world would be a better place if more people were doing what they loved, and her blog provides tools and inspiration to help you do just that.
Must Read: Lighting your entrepreneurial fire
Lisa Sonora Beam
Lisa is a Creativity and business strategist to those who want to thrive, not just survive as an artist.
Must Read: Have the Courage to Follow Your Heart and Intuition
Helen is dedicated to empowering creative people with the business & marketing skills needed to survive financially and mentally as an artist.
Hopefully there are a few people in the list who you weren’t already aware of, and who can give you some fresh inspiration.
I’m sure I’ve probably missed plenty more people who are worthy of inclusion on the list, so feel free to let me know of any other amazing people who can help you quit your job and follow your dreams. If I like them, I’ll add them to the list!
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