“50% of the workforce will be made up of fractional workers”
John Arms casually mentioned that on my podcast the other day
He is wrong
It will be higher, especially when you factor in all of the solo businesses or expert-based business owners in addition to the fractional workforce
What is your exit plan?
3 years ago I made the decision to exit corporate America
Did I have a plan? Nope but I knew I wasn’t going back
I figured it out as I went along, made a number of mistakes and moved forward
In hindsight, having an escape plan would have been helpful
I have a friend that is going through a job search
And during one of our working sessions (helping her build an alternate escape plan), she mentioned that she received an offer from a company that she liked but would have to relocate.
The company offered a one-time relocation bonus which I...
How do you cut through the noise as a solo business owner?
You have to find your different and give your prospects a reason to remember you
Author Michael F. Schein (and guest on the pod) talks about being remarkable- giving people a reason to remark- I love that
Jesse Cole aka the Man in the...
What is your ratio or more importantly your ideal ratio?
It is an important question to answer for yourself
When I first left corporate I thought it would be all about the money
What I quickly found that was not the case
There are three core benefits of going solo:
1 Freedom: Where and When ...
Do you still believe that corporate America is the “safe” path?
It is not
The @hustle had a blurb in their newsletter this morning: “Yikes: On average, ~1.6k tech workers have been laid off every day of 2023”
That is 1.6 workers PER DAY so far in 2023 and that is only in...
What can you learn from UFC training and leaving corporate?
Don’t make the same mistake I made when I left the 9-5 world
I did it alone
Sure my wife knew but that was it
I didn’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of or get feedback
Over time, I realized there is a large community of...
The common misconception from folks thinking about leaving corporate is I can’t because I am not an entrepreneur.
I have outlined 5 potential options for folks considering a corporate exit
“I don’t know how or I don’t want to build a company” are a couple of...
I had coffee with a friend of mine who recently left a job he hated more specifically it was the company, not the job itself.
He loves the work he does but was in a terrible environment
He has only known corporate (30 years) so is looking for another corporate role but I encouraged him to...
Why 90,000 should scare the sh!t out of you
90,000 hours is what the average American will spend at their job in a lifetime
It is staggering to see that number when many folks scramble to find an extra 30 minutes
Before I made the change and left the 9-5 grind. I spent my days feeling...
Done is better than perfect is a motto a former consulting buddy of mine (shout out Calvin Cheng) used to remind me of all the time
We agonize over the last details and worry it is not perfect and this is a blocker to getting stuff done or even getting started
This is one of the biggest barriers...
If you are still trading time for money, there are 4 things you can start doing today to break this cycle
The holy grail for corporate escapees is finding the perfect balance of what I call the 3 Fs: Freedom, Flexibility and Financial (independence)
The challenge for many escapees (I was in this...
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