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 »


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 »


Creativity, Business Ideas, Risk-Taking, Online Branding and more – in conversation with Jason SurfrApp

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October 24, 2014

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EPISODE 34: Jason SurfrApp sold off his last name to the highest bidder twice, making over $100,000 in the process. If you listen to what prompted him to come up with and execute this wild idea (besides the profit), you won’t judge him for selling out. Before that, he founded IWearYourShirt.com, a company where clients paid him to wear t-shirts and which generated over $1,000,000 in revenue. He also made a big chunk of cash by getting 20o+ sponsors for his new book, CREATIVITY FOR SALE (FREE  to download for Radical Tribe […] 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 »


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 »


Big, Bold Action: How Pat Flynn Beat Career Adversity And Grew His Online Business By Getting Uncomfortable

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May 15, 2013

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EPISODE  17:  If you’ve been searching for freedom from corporate hell by looking at examples, inspiration and success stories, you’ve probably come across Pat Flynn (he’s everywhere), founder of the highly popular blog Smart Passive Income and author of the new bestseller, Let Go.   Pat was laid off from his architectural 9-to-5 gig despite being one of the best performers in the company. He started several online businesses and now earns around $50k per month.   Pat’s been interviewed a gazillion times and then interviewed again. I wanted this case […] Read more »


How Do You Go From Corporate IT Consultant To Bestselling Thriller Novelist? – with Joanna Penn

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May 9, 2013

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EPISODE 16: Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Was that your answer all those years when someone asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s easy to dismiss wild thoughts such as, “I want to be a writer someday” and “I will be my own boss someday” and go about living the rest of your life in a 5×5 cubicle. Go back and read the last sentence again. It’s SO easy to dismiss wild, silly and ridiculous thoughts. Especially when there are bills to pay. […] Read more »


How a Risk-averse Engineer Escaped 9-to-5 and Ended Up in the Life of Her Dreams – with Farnoosh Brock

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April 2, 2013

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EPISODE 14: I hope you’re enjoying these case studies by now, because I surely am. Every week it feels like I learn something new and go one step closer to creating a life and career that is exciting, interesting and fulfilling. That’s what this is all about. I spoke to the founder of Prolific Living Farnoosh Brock last week, and boy was it an eye-opener or what? Here’s someone who was a corporate superstar, making serious moolah and living the good life. And then she gave it all up to start a […] Read more »


From Mainstream Journalist to Thriving Business Owner – with Alexis Grant

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March 19, 2013

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EPISODE 12: A common theme that’s emerged from my conversations with a dozen guests so far is that businesses usually start as side projects. There’s nobody I’ve spoken to that has quit her day job cold turkey and started a business from scratch (except myself – I was stupid but lucky it worked out!). To illustrate further on how to start a side business and smoothly transition it into a full time gig, I invited Alexis Grant, a former reporter at U.S. News & World Report, to tell me her story. […] Read more »


“Just Suck It Up And Do It!” The Business Coach Who Built Her Business By Taking Her Own Advice – with Alyson B. Stanfield

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February 19, 2013

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EPISODE 8: Alyson B. Stanfield of ArtBizCoach.com teaches artists business. How to promote. How to sell. How to crunch numbers. In the process, she’s built herself a multiple-six figure coaching business that has lasted over 10 years and still going strong. Here’s her story. In this case study, you will learn: What to do when fear grips you whenever you think of starting a business How to build an email list and grow your coaching business Secrets of building a coaching business that stands the test of time How to listen […] Read more »

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