SCS017: Work Because You Want To Not Because You Have To with Coach Cass

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What freedom there is in doing something because you want to rather than because you have to. So many people are working at jobs not because they want to but simply because they have to.

Work only because you want to with Coach Cass and Kingsley GrantA recent survey by Gallup revealed that 87% of people who are working do so not because they want to. Majority are disengage at work while some are totally disengage meaning they just don’t want to be there.

What a miserable way to do life.

I’m so glad that I have reached the point where I decide when, where, how and when to work. Not many people have reached this point.

I must say it is not easy. It takes planning, hard work, sacrifice, discipline and a host of other factors.

The point is, it’s possible.

In this episode you will hear our guest – Dr. Cassandra “Coach Cass” Henriquez, share how your plan B should be to find the work that you love and find ways to get paid for it so that you can work because you want to.

You might be familiar with the quote attributed to Mark Twain: “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Here are some other important things to know about Coach Cass’ thoughts about her homeland, migration, lessons learned, culture, assimilation, hard work, taking action and one phrase that has remained with her:

Q. What country are you representing?

A. Jamaica

Q. Why should someone visit Jamaica? ongoing place of discovery … see the people who live off the land … mystic mountain to do zip-lining

Q. Whats a must do, see or have while in Jamaica?

A.Visit Dunns River Falls; support the local business, sugar cane and jerk chicken; ackee and salt-fish

Q. What’s your favorite dish you missed?

A.This is not a dish but what I miss the most is Ethiopian Apple.

Q. What one phrase that has remained with you from your homeland?

A. – wi lickle but wi talawa”


(even though we are from a small country we come with a strong force. Just like I’m a small person, I can do many great things. There’s nothing that can hold me back. I know my heritage. I know what we’ve overcome.- In general, when a child knows their heritage they are better positioned to be successful. There are less confusion in their lives.h”)

Q. What’s your definition of Success?

– living life on your terms 

– so many people are living their lives according to someone else standards

– if you are living your life within your own standards, morals and values, you are successful

Q. What are some obstacles you experienced in your journey?

my mindset was my #1 obstacle. I thought I wasn’t enough. I thought I couldn’t do it. I felt like I didn’t have enough experience

– knowing that what I have to offer someone wants and I just need to find that person and give it to them

Some take aways:

Find out who is your ideal client. When you work with people who are not your ideal client, you will be very miserable and become a slave to money. Because they are paying, you work with them.

how to price your product

how to build your team

find a way to have the ideal person pay you what you deserve to be paid and deliver

whatever you have to offer, there is a customer out there for you

have multiple streams of income

when you only have one stream of income is when you become a slave to what you are doing whether working for someone else or for yourself

– you need to have that plan B so that the reason why you’re working is not because of the paycheck but becuase you want to be there

Lessons Learned:

  1. Finding your purpose
  2. Find out who is making money doing what you want to do. Interview 3 people doing what you are doing and are charging for it
  3. Make sure you give back whether in your business or in your life
  4. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, not those who tear you down

Coach Cass’ Bio:

When love eludes you, there is only one woman who can help you capture it—and she is Dr. Casandra “Coach Cass” Henriquez. An intuitive love coach and matchmaker for successful women, Coach Cass sets stages aflame as an in-demand speaker and, in 2015, as a TedX presenter.

Her voice graces the airwaves weekly on Hot 105’s Rick Party Show, the #1 South Florida Urban radio show, and she also hosts her own television show, Fiscally Fit. Coach Cass has been chronicled and featured by Woman’s Day, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise to name a few.

She is passionate about many things, but choosing her purposed path to help women realize results in life and in love tops the list.

You can often find her relaxing on the beaches of the world with her husband Andy jamming to reggae vibes.

Connect with Coach Cass:



Twitter: Coach Cass

Book(s) Recommended:

Think and Grow Rich ~ Napolean Hill

Never eat alone by Keith Ferrazi

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