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Despite grim headlines about the economy, you don?t have to stay in a job you intensely hate. There's a better opportunity waiting out there, and escaping from cubicle nation is easier than you think.Pamela Slim spent a decade traveling all over the country as a self-employed trainer for large corporations. She was surprised to find that many of the most successful employees at these companies harbored secret dreams of breaking out to start their own businesses. They would pull her aside after a meeting and whisper, ?I would love to work for myself, but have no idea how to get started. How did you do it So Pamela started a blog ? Escape from Cubicle Nation ? to share her experience and advice. Soon, questions and stories poured in from corporate prisoners around the world. As her blog gained popularity, she also interviewed some of the brightest experts in entrepreneurship on topics from finance to branding to marketing via social networks.This audiobook includes Pamela's very best material, based on thousands of conversations and reader submissions. It provides everything you?ll need to consider a major change ? not just the nuts and bolts of starting a business, but a full discussion of the emotional issues involved. Pamela knows firsthand that leaving corporate life can be very scary, especially if you have a family and other obligations. Fears and self-defeating thoughts often hold people back from pursuing an extremely gratifying solo career.Get ready to learn your real options, make an informed decision, and maybe, just maybe, escape from cubicle nation.
Millions of people hate their jobs, or have recently lost one, and would love to start a small business. Yet very few actually try, because the process feels as scary as jumping off a cliff. No matter how boring or stressful a job might be, ita (TM)s hard to give up a salary and benefits. But for some, it can be the smartest, happiest decision of a lifetime.
Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, went solo twelve years ago and has enjoyed every bit of it. In 2005 she started a blog called Escape from Cubicle Nation to help others make the same jump; it quickly attracted a loyal following and national media attention. Slim explores both the big emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. She explains the amazing new opportunities to use social networks, Web marketing, and a oelifehackinga technology to quickly become profitable, while still having time for family and other pursuits. Drawing on anecdotes from her own career, as well as true stories from her coaching clients and blog readers, Slim will help readers weigh their options, and make a successful escape if they decide to go for it.
Inspired by thousands of conversations and reader submissions to her blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim provides everything listeners need to consider before making the decision to become self-employed, from the nuts and bolts of starting a business to a full discussion of the emotional issues involved.