I’ve never had a proper job. From selling homemade cards when I was 14, working in the film industry, starting one of the first virtual assistant companies and my current work as a life and business coach, for self selected misfit entrepreneurs I’ve always made my own rules.
In my book, Misfit to Maven: From Argh to Ahhh, I openly and candidly talk about my unusual journey from Misfit to Maven, from hard working outsider to smarter working financially stable Maven and Entrepreneur.
But is my journey unique?
Whilst it has certainly been more sex, drugs, and misadventure than others, elements of my story are actually shared by many.
To celebrate the launch of my book, Misfit to Maven, I interviewed a series of Misfit Entrepreneurs about their journey and I hope that our conversations inspire and empower you to move from ARGH to AHHH in your own business and life!
Disney & Pixar freak, child of the 90s, vintage camera collector, and world traveler. Dana Rivera is a Video Editor & Video Vision Mentor. Before she started working with online women entrepreneurs crafting their video visions, she was a documentary filmmaker, creating online short films for nonprofits and corporations.
She was on the front lines of crafting strategies for how video aligned with their core messages and principles, filming interviews and events, editing their content into meaningful finished videos and finally implementing plans for getting them in front of the right people. The results: Rapid growth of their youtube channel, increased awareness of their cause and mission in the community and jumps in reaching their fundraising goals. But she had that big student debt number floating over her head, so she grew her business on the side to pay it down. And she fell in love with helping women conquer video.
She believes that Every person’s story matters. No matter how seemingly small or big, they all have an impact and deserve to be recorded.
Dana has a very special gift for you! “The exact tools & videos to use to reach, grow, and teach your online community with video”. Get yours here.
You can also learn more about Dana at danariverafilms.com