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 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 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


How a Cyclist Lacking Self-motivation Quit His 9-to-5, Started a Freedom Business and Travels the World – with Andreas Kambanis of London Cyclist

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February 26, 2013

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EPISODE 9: Andreas Kambanis started working full-time on his one year old hobby blog – LondonCyclist.co.uk when he became really frustrated with his 9-to-5 job. A Day in the Life of Andreas the 9-to-5er (then) Vs. Andreas the lifestyle business owner (now): Andreas the 9-to-5er: Wake up, hit the alarm as many times as possible till the last minute, cycle to work, arrive late, waste time eating breakfast there, take a shower, be a nightmare employee who didn’t want to be there, have disagreements with manager, and leave at 5.30 on […] Read more »


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

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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 »


Want to Turn Your Passion for Sport into a Business? Nev Lapwood Reveals How he Built a Multiple 6-figure Biz Teaching What he Knows Best

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January 29, 2013

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Episode 5: Nev Lapwood moved to Whistler, Canada from New Zealand to do what he loves to do most: snowboard. He even got an evening job at a restaurant so he could snowboard all day. When the restaurant laid him off at the end of snowboarding season, he started a virtual snowboard training business. He still snowboards a lot and travels the world with his girlfriend 4 months in a year while working on his business for a couple of hours every day. In this case study, you will learn: How […] Read more »


Ep. #4: Serial Entrepreneur, Hustler, Author, ‘Roller Coaster Roadtripper’, Guitar Player, Adventure Junkie, Minimalist – the World of Karol Gajda

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January 22, 2013

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Karol Gajda represents a breed of entrepreneurs that moves quickly from one business venture to the next. And while he’s at it, he has the most insane fun and lives his life exactly the way he wants to [see headline to know what I mean]. He thrives on living on impulse. And is damn good at it. Sounds glamorous?  Well, if that’s what you want to do, that’s great. Do it. On the other hand, if this kind of life is not for you, there’s nothing wrong with that either. Watch […] Read more »

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