Work From Your Happy Place Podcast

What does your happy place look like?

Do you wake up every morning energized or dreading the day in front of you?

Are you overwhelmed, constantly juggling demands, or do you work from a place of joy and gratitude?

What would it look like if you created a life that made you happy every day?

Work from Your Happy Place aims to EMPOWER you to take a leap toward the happy and fulfilled life you’ve always imagined by sharing stories of successful people who have done the same.

Our featured mentors will model their stories of failure, success, and perseverance.  What key tools and resources do you need to create a better lifestyle? Listeners will learn what “Happy Place” means for each guest and get lasting advice from the people who are living their dreams.

Being able to create a life that balances quality time and prosperity, in both your personal and professional life is one of the keys to true happiness.

Would working from your Happy Place be a laptop on the beach or in an office in the business you've always dreamed to own?

Join us each week so we can help you stay there with confidence and the resources to make it your reality each day!

Your Happy Place is waiting…

Meet your host!

8x12 - large size file ellsworth-47-13Belinda Ellsworth

The reason that I started Work From Your Happy Place is because I truly work from mine every single day. Working from my happy place means knowing that I can make a difference in someone else’s life, from the thousands I’ve though through my training, but most importantly, my family. Running my business from my home has allowed me to spend time with my family whenever I please. But when I do travel for speaking engagements, I am able to take them with me across the world. Working for myself meant that I was able to work hard for something I was passionate about. Being an entrepreneur has allowed me to experience many exciting things. I have obtained a tremendous amount of confidence that has carried over into every aspect of my life.

This Week's Featured Guests

Episode 61: Jake Heilbrunn

Posted on March 20th, 2017

Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18 with no phone or knowledge of Spanish.

An emerging leader of his generation, he has reached thousands of people through his blog posts, inspirational videos, and motivational talks at high schools and colleges. Jake has been featured in Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and various other sites.

He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose through listening to their inner voice, heeding their intuition and then taking action.

Episode 60: Orlando Rios

Posted on March 16th, 2017

From his early twenties, Orlando Rios has had a love of entrepreneurship and a lot of early success. From owning his own nationally distributed magazine to starting and operating an Austin music festival, he experienced a lot at a young age. Meaning, he experienced the many failures along with the successes.

He later decided after working for himself for so many years to take a job as a social media manager for an internet company. It was then where he started to hone his craft, learn how real marketing companies operate and start applying what he'd learned to his interests and side projects.

Today he is an Online Marketing Manager for one of the biggest names in health and wellness and is busier than ever. But he finds the time to follow his side projects and his own dreams nonetheless. This time around its podcasting! He's produced some of the top podcasts available on iTunes and now wants to teach others how to do the same and spread their voice and message.

PJ Jonas is a business owner, goat-wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother. Afer getting goats to provide healthy milk for her eight children, she decided to put some excess milk into a batch of handmade soap. That decision was the beginning of Goat Milk Stuf, a growing goat milk products business that has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, The Huckabee Show, and in “O”, the Oprah Magazine.

What started with an initial small batch of soap has expanded into a host of goat milk items such as goat milk soaps, cheeses, candies, fudge, gelato and more. It’s a team effort to keep the farm running, make and ship all the products, and welcome visitors to the farm. PJ’s husband, eight children (aged 9 to 19), and six full-time employees, all work hard to promote the goodness of goat milk.

With over nineteen years of homeschooling children under her belt, as well as eight years of running a business, PJ enjoys talking to mothers and entrepreneurs across the world about living the best life they can live. She puts her systems engineering degree from the University of Virginia to good use every day, maximizing efficiencies in the processes of her business, farm, and household.

Managing change in a dynamic work environment and constantly re-evaluating what is working and what isn’t are some of PJ’s strengths. A general hatred of clutter, and all other time and energy thieves, helps PJ decide what needs to go; but not everything is subject to change. PJ’s faith in Jesus along with a strong work ethic are non-negotiables that support some of her favorite maxims like the Pareto Principle, the Golden Rule, and the YoungestPerson Rule. These all work together, not so much in a work-life balance that so many seem to be seeking, but rather in a work-family-school-faith integration that all happens simultaneously and continuously.

Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long-term desire was to be his own boss.

A good friend one day mentioned the gumball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries.

Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams with a limited time commitment.