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

Pamela Slim Answers Your Questions About Quitting 9-to-5 and Working For Yourself

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October 20, 2015

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EPISODE 43: Pamela Slim wrote a pioneering book called Escape from Cubicle Nation back in 2009. The book was about how corporate employees can start businesses and work for themselves. In today’s episode, we chat about some of the burning questions you – the readers – have asked me over the years. Read more »


From Lawyer to 6-figure Wellness Biz Founder – How Kelly Newsome Successfully Made the Leap

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October 6, 2015

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EPISODE 41: In Episode 39, I spoke to Derek Sivers, a solopreneur, about how he thinks about business and functions as an entrepreneur. In today’s episode, I have a chat with another solopreneur Kelly Newsome of Ritual Care Co. and Higher Ground Yoga. Kelly is a former lawyer who runs a 6-figure wellness business today. This is her story about how she got to where she is now. Read more »


Powering Ahead at Full Steam: Pavan Pudipeddi’s Adventure in Hi-tech Entrepreneurship

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January 24, 2015

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EPISODE 37: Pavan Pudipeddi quit his corporate gig at Texas Instruments to join a couple of friends in the wireless power space. His company Powersquare recently launched a wireless charger for multiple devices such as tabs and cell phones. Here’s his story – from corporate executive to hi-tech entrepreneur. Read more »


Why You Should Start a Consulting Business Right Now

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July 29, 2014

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A week and a half ago it was announced that Microsoft is set to lay off 18,000 workers over the next year. Ouch. If you’re a salaried employee, I’ve got bad news and good news for you. Read more »


How Emma Reynolds Lost Everything She Had…and Then Built a Million Dollar Global Consulting Biz

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July 15, 2014

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EPISODE 27: In 2008, Emma Reynolds made headlines in the Sunday Times having been named by Management Today as one of the ‘Top 35 Women under 35’ to watch. Her new Human Resources/Marketing consulting business was killing it in the U.K. A year later she was forced to shut down her business and found herself at the Wimbledon car boot sale trying to sell her belongings so she could pay for dinner. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Emma_Reynolds_Final_14-Jul-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


How to Build a Million Dollar Biz Doing Work That Matters to You – with Scott D. Meyer of 9 Clouds

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July 7, 2014

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EPISODE 26: Scott Meyer literally traveled near and far to find work he could do that would actually make a difference. And he found it five years ago. Today, Scott and his brother run two businesses, 9Clouds.com and Lemonly.com, with a combined revenue over a million dollars. Doing work that matters. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Scott_Meyer_7-Jul-14_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


Family Man Breaks Free from 9-to-5 to Create a Mobile App Biz, with 70 Apps and Millions of Users – with Christopher Taylor

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October 9, 2013

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THE FREEDOM SHOW, EPISODE 22: Christopher Taylor’s first job out of school was to sell beer on the beach. When he got ‘serious in life’, he joined a large corporation and worked in Marketing. He’d recently started a family and had a mortgage to pay, so predictable income was very important to him. But still, he wondered whether spending his life selling co-branded credit cards for SUVs in the middle of a debt and environmental crisis was worth it. So what did he do? http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/22-Christopher_Taylor_Final_9-Oct-13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 »


How A Software Developer Started A Business And Escaped 9-to-5 After Nearly 30 Years – with Bruce Rodgers

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April 25, 2013

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EPISODE 15: Alright I’m back after a little break as I’ve been swamped with consulting work (great problem to have!) and have had a couple of interview cancellations lately (it happens). Today’s case study is a good one as it illustrates that no matter how long you’ve had a corporate job, it’s still possible to escape and create your freedom. Bruce Rodgers escaped corporate life after nearly 30 years when he finally ventured out to start his web design and development business. Here’s what you will learn from Bruce’s story: The first […] Read more »


From Super Frustrated Management Consultant to Happy, Nomadic Travel Blogger – with Amar Hussain of Gap Year Escape

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March 26, 2013

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EPISODE 13:  For the uninitiated: “A gap year is time out to travel between life stages. It is also known as a sabbatical, time off, time out and a year out, referring to a period of time (not necessarily 12 months) in which people disengage from curricular education and/or work and undertake activities such as traveling, volunteering or working abroad.” (Source: Wikipedia) Get ready for a remarkable story and some serious business education. Amar Hussain is in the house. He started Gap Year Escape as a hobby blog in 2009 to document his world travels. The blog today […] Read more »

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