I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was standing in my bedroom and had the epiphany of a lifetime (que the dramatic music):
“I’m a social worker. I figure things out; that’s what I do. And if other people have figured out how to build massive wealth from their knowledge then so can I.”
Well, it was an epiphany to me.
See, up until that point I was deep in debt and had subconsciously bought into the idea that being a social worker disqualified me from the world of wealth and, by extension, using that wealth in my practice. So when that idea struck it was for me transformational. I vowed then and there that I would learn all I could about creating wealth as a social worker and that I would pass on what I learning to fellow professionals who might be struggling with their own money issues.
Fast forward eight years to today and though I’ve seen evidence of more social workers taking the matter of wealth-creation into their own hands, there’s still a huge knowledge gap as to how they’ve done it.
But I hope to change that. How? By getting several of the wealthiest social workers I can find (I’ve even got two millionaires; yippee!) to spill the beans on how they’ve done it, what it means to their practice, and what advice they can give to the rest of us on how it can be done in a book called Six Figure Social Worker.
Here are my top seven reasons why I’m writing a book about really wealthy social workers and why you need to read it. Continue reading
There’s a growing trend happening in social work.
More and more social workers are tapping into their creativity to share their unique solutions with people online, often not only extending their reach, but pursuing their passions in the process.
And while it’s true that many of these mavericks offer consulting, coaching, counseling and speaking in their repertoire of services, some also create additional opportunities for clients to engage with them through fee-for physical, digital, event, and even free products to help more people.
I’d call that a win-win-win!
I plan to update this post from time to time, so make sure you bookmark it for use as a reference for your practice.
Now without further adieu and in no particular order, here are 26 social workers who are using their creativity to help more people and (often) make more money in the process.
In 2008 when I started to explore the world of entrepreneurship I was ignorant.
Now I don’t mean that I was an idiot or a fool (although those words might not be far from the truth in some instances). I just mean that I was unaware of all of the things that present-day Eva (not sure why I just referred to myself in 3rd person) knows when it comes to starting and growing a profitable business.
But that’s to be expected, right? I mean no one wakes up a master of his or her craft. It takes persistent work and practice to see the results you want. It usually also takes mentorship, money and time to do them at a steady pace so that you can turn a profit and do more good.
My first photo shoot. Poor baby…
So 2008 Eva had none of those (there goes that 3rd person speak again). But what I did have was an idea, a laptop, and a determination to launch a successful business that would change the wooorld!!! (Sorry. I got a little carried away there.) Fast forward seven years and I’m just now seeing the results I thought I would have seen in 2009. Talk about taking the long way around!
The truth is that whether you’re a intrapreneur, entrepreneur, solopreneur, running an NGO or opening a private practice, starting a successful business can be hard. No matter how much you learn on your journey there’s always more to know. At times it seems like you might never know enough.
That’s not true of course, but it always helps if you have a compass to point you in the right direction and a map to let you know how close you are to your goal. So in the spirit of not wanting your business path to take as long as mine did, here are five things (it’s the short list) I wish I would have known before I started out on my journey and a gift (at the end) to help you fair better time on yours. Continue reading
So what do you think about the infographic? Did I leave a step out? Does it seem like too much to remember? Let me know in the comments so we can get some juicy discussion going.
And did I hear you say that you wanted a workbook to go with this nifty infographic so that you can dive deeper into the realms of the rich social worker mentality?
Sure thing! I’ve got one for you right here (no opt-in required).
All I ask is that if you like these resources that you share them with everyone in the world!!!…no? How about just your friends then? That’d be great.
Don’t forget to download your workbook!
See you on the rich side!