ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

“You don’t have forever” – with full-time traveler Colin Wright

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October 10, 2015

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EPISODE 42: Here’s my guarantee about today’s episode. It will not only inspire you but will also push you to think about important questions you don’t usually ask yourself. I’m amused that this is the 42nd episode. I can quite comfortably title this episode “The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything” as one of my favourite authors is Douglas Adams :). If you haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, forgive me for that inside joke. Read more »


Former IT Guy Escapes Toxic Work Environment To Start His Dream Business – with Andy Hayes

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September 29, 2015

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EPISODE 40: Andy Hayes’ was stressed and ‘was holding on for dear life’ at his 9-to-5. He got migraines and skin rashes. It finally dawned on him that he had to quit. Although he was terrified about striking out on his own and pursuing his life’s purpose, he jumped in headfirst. His worst fear – losing everything and becoming homeless – didn’t see the light of day. Not even close. Read more »


How to Become a Literary Agent and Win in the Constantly Changing World of Publishing – with David Fugate

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January 31, 2015

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EPISODE 38: David Fugate tells us his story of how he struck out on his own to become a literary agent. He also talks about how the world of publishing is changing and what authors need to know if they want to go the traditional publishing route. He’s a self-published author too and spells out the pros and cons of getting your book out there via both the self-publishing and the traditional publishing routes. Read more »


How an Academic Created His Own Freedom by Making a ‘Rash’ Decision

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August 12, 2014

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EPISODE 29: Jonathan Pincas co-founded The Tapas Lunch Company,  a food importing business while pursuing his Ph.D around 10 years ago. He had no idea what he was in for. He admits if he knew what he was getting into, he wouldn’t have started the business in the first place. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/29-Jonathan_Pincas_Final_12-Aug-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


How Benny Lewis Conquered Self-doubt and Built One of the Most Popular Language Learning Blogs on the Internet

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July 22, 2014

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EPISODE 28: Benny Lewis had a couple of mental blocks about a decade ago: he felt was bad at learning languages and wasn’t good enough to write a blog. It turned out he was wrong on both counts. With twelve years of world travel under his belt, Benny now speaks around 10 languages fluently, built a hugely popular blog and just published his first book too. Moral of the story? Never doubt yourself. Just start and learn as you go.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Benny_Lewis_Final_21-Jul-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


From Zero to Millions with Ecommerce – with Andrew Youderian

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December 29, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 25: Long hours and inflexibility at his corporate job drove Andrew Youderian to quitting his job and starting an ecommerce business, and another one a couple of years later. Both businesses together ended up generating $1 million+ in annual revenues. In this case study, Andrew talks about how he did it. You will also learn: http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/25-Ecommerce_Millions_Andrew_Youderian.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


Quitting Cubicle Nation for a Life of Travel & Adventure – with Carin and Ridlon Kiphart, The Adventure Couple

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December 3, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 24: Carin and Ridlon Kiphart jumped out of the 9-to-5 bandwagon when they realized travel & adventure was all they wanted. That was 20 years ago. Now known as ‘The Adventure Couple’, they run adventure travel tours across the globe. When not out on the field, they teach others how to live an adventurous life via their blog. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/24-Carin_Ridlon_Final_2-Dec-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


How a Medical Student Started and Built a Sports Publishing Brand (on the side) with a Raving Fan Base – with Nishant Joshi of Alternative Cricket

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October 22, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 23: When Nishant Joshi, a medical student in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, realized cricket bloggers’ voices weren’t being heard, he took action. He assembled 20 of his favourite cricket bloggers to submit content for a book which he called “The Alternative Cricket Almanack”. He then published the book thirty days later. Decisive action has its reward. The book marked the birth of a new publishing brand, Alternative Cricket, that has grown like a weed over the past couple of years. Tens of thousands of fans tune in every day […] Read more »


How to Quit Your Day Job and Find Your True Calling (No Cliches, This is the Real Deal) – with Kelly Gurnett

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September 25, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 21: Lots of people working 9-to-5  jobs are unfulfilled in their careers, yet learn to deal with it. Kelly Gurnett calls this ‘the way things are’ syndrome. Everyone around you is dealing with it, so you do too. When Kelly worked at a day job she didn’t particularly enjoy, she couldn’t cope like everyone around her did. So after years of living a life of quiet desperation, she took action, started a blog and chipped away at building her writing business. Two and half years later, as […] Read more »


DJ, Event Promoter and Trainer – How A Streetsmart Entrepreneur Changed With The Times – with Phil Morse

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July 22, 2013

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EPISODE 20: I invited Phil Morse to the show because he’s the co-founder of the legendary institution Tangled, Manchester, U.K.’s longest running club night (celebrating 20 years in September), featuring popular artists such as Groove Armada, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Way Out West, Plump DJs and many, many, more. I was curious to know how the DJ and nightclub business models worked, and how to get started in these businesses. There’s plenty of info about those models in this case study with Phil, but I observed a  bigger picture midway […] Read more »

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