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

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 »


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

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Published under Blogging/Writing, Book publishing, ebooks, Ecommerce, Family, Personal branding, Serial entrepreneurship, Uncategorized

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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 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 »


Small Town, Big Dreams: How Purna Duggirala Runs a $600,000/year Global Biz and Lives Life On His Own Terms

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March 12, 2013

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EPISODE 11: When Vizag, India-based Purna Duggirala’s twins were born, he decided he wanted to spend more time at home. His full-time corporate gig entailed too much travel, which he wasn’t fond of. So a few months later, he quit and decided to work full time on his blog/side gig, chandoo.org. From a mere $10,000/year in 2009, the business generated approximately $600,000 in 2012. In this case study, you will learn: From personal blog to side business to full time business – the Chandoo.org story: the ups, downs and everything in […] Read more »


From Hustling Poker Player to Evolved Lifestyle Business Owner & Family Man – The Story of Henri Junttila

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Published under Blogging/Writing, ebooks, Family, Health & Fitness, Information products, Serial entrepreneurship, Travel

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February 12, 2013

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EPISODE 7: After graduating from high school, all Henri Junttila did for a living was play online poker…for 5 years straight. When he finally realized he needed another calling, he spent over $10,000 on business coaching, ‘get rich quick’ schemes and other online business experiments before settling on a business he completely loves. And the lifestyle of his dreams. In this case study, you will learn: In-depth details of how Henri started and built his major products, including a niche health website; a series of affiliate product sites; and WakeUpCloud.com The […] Read more »

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