“So What Do YOU Do?” – My New Book with NY Times Best-Selling Author, Joel Comm

So What Do You Do?
You’re at a party. You only know your host and/or hostess. A stranger approaches you to say “hello.” After finding out what your name is, he/she asks . . . ?

You’re at a networking event. You came to meet new prospects. So, you go up to someone who looks interesting. You introduce yourself, shake their hand and ask “what’s your name?” After they reply, you ask them . . . ?

What’s the question on the tip of almost everyone’s tongue when you first meet?

So what do YOU do?

Colleague and co-author Joel Comm says, “every person has been created by God with a set of unique passions, talents, skills, abilities, personality and presence which makes them completely unique from anyone who has ever, or will ever, live. When you are doing what you were made to do, you have the opportunity to positively impact the people and world around you.”

With that in mind, Joel asked me and approximately 40 other professionals (a few are featured in the image above) to join him in authoring So What Do YOU Do? Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question. The book launches tomorrow (Oct. 15th). Pick up a copy and you’ll also get access to several bonuses contributed by the authors (myself included).

NY TImes Author Joel Comm and Debra Jason

Joel Comm & Me

You may recognize a hint of your genius in someone else’s story. Or, better yet, you may be inspired to write your own!

Here’s what Stephanie Rainbow Bell had to say after reading the book:

“Thanks to the 43 authors who contributed their inspired stories, and to Joel Comm and Debra Jason for wanting to get these messages into the world, this tired entrepreneur, got re-energized and inspired to keep doing what I do, because this book reminds ALL OF US that we’re ALL geniuses and we all have stories to tell, including you! Namaste & Rainbow Blessings!”

So, if you and I met at a party or an event, how would you answer the question, So What Do YOU Do?”

Please share your answer in the comment box below. I’d love to hear from you and learn about the genius inside of you. Respond before Oct. 17th and I’ll select and send one person a copy of the book, with my compliments.

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. Hi Debra,

    I am a sailor, a traveler, and a Cook. I will be sailing around the world in 2015 and writing a cookbook.

    Hope to see you soon!
    Sail Away Girl

    • Can’t wait to hear about your progress as you prepare for this fabulous adventure Elizabeth. And, I bet you’ll find delicious and savory recipes along the way.
      Bon voyage (well, maybe it’s a bit too soon for that, but good luck w/your preparations).
      Thanks for sharing your genius here.

  2. My answer – I am a CSR specialist.

    Visiting from UBC
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  3. I would say “I’m a mother of ten children, writer, speaker, and soon-to-be author.” After that I guess I would ask them questions and get them talking about themselves.
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    • Tracy, 10 children is a full time job on its own. Congrats for being a mom, balancing your time well enough to help others through your writing & speaking, and on becoming an author.

  4. Looks like an interesting book. Are people also sharing in their stories what led them to do what they do?
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  5. As a Life Coach specializing in Mind and Body work in order to bridge the gaps that hold us back from our greatness. Kim’s trials and tribulations with years of unstoppable weight gain aid in her ability to quickly identify your blocks and through a quick release system; she will move you towards your dreams. Kim has helped many people permanently lose weight, get healthier, improve financial position and even increase energy levels as she integrates tools to create lasting life habits. Explore your true being and challenge yourself as a student of Lightning Transformations. Today is the day for you to reclaim your personal power and ignite your life!

  6. I empower people with unbiased, useful information so that they may protect their savings, grow their wealth and create prosperity in all economic environments, setting the standard for integrity and service through gold and silver ownership. Please visit my website to find out more at http://www.RolandaLang.com.

  7. It’s so important for everyone, and especially for SOLOpreneurs (of which I’m one!) to have positive role models of real-life people making a difference in the world. Not necessarily the guru that has all the marketing down pat and has a huge VISIBLE presence, though there’s nothing wrong with that of course, but so many of us out there, PURPOSEfully doing our thing because we want to be of service (and yes, of course, pay the bills along the way), lose the perspective of the impact we can have because of the confines of 4-walled home office with its internet connection to the Big Wide (Unseen) World.

    I really appreciate THAT message in this new book Debra! Thank you and Joel for bringing it to the world.

    Rainbow Blessings!
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  8. It’s a wonderful book Debra. I was especially touched by two stories that talked about helping children build self-esteem which empowered them to achieve more and about the father who transformed the way he looked at what children bring to your life after attending a parenting class.

    I also love your story about how you followed your heart through several doorways that opened to you to find that path that you are on now, using your creativity along the way to create joy.

    My reply to your question is that I train adults to teach teens and young adults to develop an entrepreneur mindset and start a business as a way of furthering my mission to end youth unemployment globally.
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    • Thanks SO much Julia for your beautiful comments. Knowing of your work to help teens & young adults, it’s nice to know that some of my co-authors’ stories resonated with you.
      Keep up the great work you’re doing. Perhaps your story will be in the 2nd edition of “So What Do YOU Do?”

  9. Thanks Deb! I’m a Mindset Makeover and Body Acceptance Expert. I help women transform their painful Inner Meanie Mind Chatter about their body, their work, their money and their relationships so you can align with your greatness!

    I’m also an Intuitive so I tap into the cosmic intelligence when I’m coaching!

    So sweet of you to ask me to share that! 🙂 It’s really generous of you!

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  10. Congratulations, Debra, on a wonderful accomplishment with what must have been an exciting project. The title of this book is brilliant.

    As to answering the question, it depends a bit on where I am (what I do is very different as I cross realms). By night (mostly), I leverage creative and cost-effective marketing solutions for small businesses (Fulcrum Communications). Much of the focus there now is on copy (and ghost) writing. During (some) daylight hours, I’m doing what I can to encourage others to keep the horse in the conversation (horse training, an occasional riding lesson, books, CDs, audio titles, e-booklets, a blog, etc.) via Horse Sense and Cents. In spare moments, I’m trying to figure out how to re-craft a chemical-free produce business transplanted from a 117-acre plot to a small city lot (Halcyon Acres). Lots still to learn about making the most out of small spaces – and container gardening.

    I suppose the the short answer to the question is, ‘juggle’ :-).
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  11. I am a mom of two, wife to Frank, and the Voice of Alabama Horse Talk Radio. I empower equine enthusiasts and amplify Alabama’s horse community by highlighting family friendly, equine-related activities, events, businesses and personalities.

    Love the idea of this book!

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  12. Hi Debra! Again, congratulations to you and Joel on the book!
    I am very glad to see so many entrepreneurs talking about juggling. 30 years ago, I was accused by a friend that I was like a kid in a candy shop and if I focused on just one thing, I could be very successful. At the time, I denied that badge. But now, I know that is exactly what I am and know I can be successful with many of those ‘candies’ as long as I remain true to who I am.
    Today, I will say I own several identities. First I am a partner in a long relationship of 20 years and finally we can be married with the same benefits of other couples. Secondly I am a successful entrepreneur and offer my experiences and education to women who are extremely creative and have turned their passion into a business as a business consultant and coach. Soon I will be launching an online program to help women who are garden enthusiasts begin their own home-based businesses. I talk to entrepreneurs about positioning themselves for the “what’s next” in their business.
    Thirdly, I am a badminton champion, having found this sport almost four years ago and falling in love again with athletics. This is one place where I do not think of any of the other ‘hats’ and play my heart out!

    Thanks for this opportunity to share Debra!

    (website noted above is soon to be re-launched)

  13. I peel onions! (and sometimes I suppose I make people cry… but in a good way!)

    Debra, I am SO glad that you got to participate in this book. Your enthusiasm and care for others is demonstrated in all that YOU do! Congratulations on being part of our best-seller, and I wish you the greatest success. 🙂


    • Hi there Joel, thanks for making a “celebrity” appearance here as one of my co-authors on the book.
      Yes, by inspiring and encouraging them to “do good stuff,” you do make people cry in a good way.
      I am honored to be part of the best-selling team of geniuses.
      Thanks again.

  14. Well, today I was called a “Demystification Engineer,” which sounds pretty good…so I’ll run with that?

    Short version: I help people take the path of least resistance to figuring out what they want, getting it and keeping it. Out of a background of being a high school guidance counselor, professional juggler and business dude…on the whole I’m having a pretty good time.

    And…I enjoyed your chapter in the book Debra. 🙂
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    • A “demystification engineer” Larry? That’s enticing. Thanks for sharing your genius here. Having seen your juggling presentation, I know you do a great job.
      Thanks for sharing!

  15. Ive owned my own business for over twenty five years, Im a father, husband and composer.
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