Jun 11, 2019
It's hard not to smile while
listening to today's guest talk about his journey and you'll see
why. Leslie's story is something we can all learn so much from.
Through determination and a genuine love of teaching biology, he
managed to land himself his dream job as a biology
professor without getting a Ph.D! Crazy, right? So many of us
are stuck believing that we have to go the traditional route to
pursue the things we love, but that really isn't the case
Before Leslie landed his dream job,
he started out as a high school teacher with a huge love for
science and biology. Coincidently, in 2008, he also stumbled upon a
way to make money online through blogging. He used his newfound
skills to create a blog, Interactive Biology, where he taught
Biology the way he wanted. He would make interactive, high-energy
videos illustrating various concepts like how an action potential
works. It was this very blog that ultimately landed him his dream
By chance, he had received an email
one day about an open teaching position in a doctoral program. Was
he qualified? Absolutely not. Did it stop him from applying? Not
even in the slightest. Leslie interviewed for the job and made it
very clear that he wasn't qualified, but he showed them his blog
that was evidence of his knowledge and teaching style. Within an
hour of leaving that interview, he received a phone call saying he
got the job.
Leslie's story is living proof that
you don't have to do everything the traditional route. You can feel
(and be) unqualified for the job or position that you want, but if
you truly love something enough and you put in the work, the
opportunities will come!
But the best part of Leslie's story
is the fact that blogging opened up a whole new world of impact for
him. He realized how many lives he was changing by teaching other
people how to grow and monetize their blogs. He ultimately decided
to leave his dream job as a professor to focus exclusively on his
latest blog, Become A Blogger, where he is taking on the mission of
"Changing The World One Blog At A Time."
Here is what we chat about in this episode:
- Why you should make a change in your life if you're
- Why you don't need to pursue things the traditional way.
- How everyone has something they can share with other
- How the technology today makes it easy to start a side
- And so much more!
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