June 9

The Courage to Live Your Dream



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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you end self-doubt, silence your Inner Critic, and break free from limiting beliefs and disempowering patterns so you break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.


If you’ve ever felt like you were odd or if you have some passion you’d love to build a career or business around and you wondered if you could really pursue your passion and make it pay, then you’re really going to enjoy this episode.

Rose Andreesen is a professional tour guide in New Orleans, specializing in ghost, vampire, and mystery-themed walking tours of the historic French Quarter through HauntedHistoryTours.com.

A lifelong storyteller, her passion for the strange and macabre began at a young age and she’s been reading about vampires, ghosts, and other creatures of the night for more than 30 years.

Rose has an academic background in Anthropology and Theater Arts and finds her work as both a tour guide and podcaster the perfect marriage of her specializations. This gives a unique, immersive perspective to the tales she weaves for spellbound tourists from around the world.

It’s easy to imagine she’s been telling these stories for centuries.

Rose moved to New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina hit the area and only plans to leave “when her bloated corpse floats out.”

She lives in a haunted house with her husband, a pair of black and orange Halloween cats, and a decidedly non-goth corgi mix.

Listen in as Rose shares:

  • How her passion showed itself at an early age and why she was drawn to New Orleans
  • How seeming disparate work experiences fit together to give her the key skills to become a top tour guide and story teller
  • The stage secret that she believes is important for anyone who wants to gain and hold the attention of an audience
  • The only time you should apologize to an audience
  • When she knew she was “ready” to be a tour guide and how she was able to decide to transition from part time side gig to full time professional
  • The hardest part of being a tour guide which is also one of the hardest things about being an entrepreneur
  • What you must ask yourself and know about yourself before you dive in to trying to make a passion a financially successful endeavor

And as always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

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Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Going to New Orleans? Book a haunted tour and request Rose. You can also call 504-861-2727.

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