Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Pamela Slim

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 0425232840

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it.

In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as 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.

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scammed. I told Ashton that I certainly have had my run-ins with the “integrity challenged” in my personal life and my business, and have come up with some general guidelines to both sniff them out before they do harm, and to get rid of them as soon as they show their true colors. First, it may be useful to qualify the types of hucksters you may come across in your business dealings, especially when you are forging new frontiers as an entrepreneur: “Make a Million Bucks in One Month with No

yourself to be flexible and adaptable? 5. Do you speak one or more foreign languages? 6. Do you have dependents to support or friends and family who rely on you? 7. Do you have the finances to support this lifestyle for at least six months without earning anything else? 8. Do you like your creature comforts and having your “things” around you? 9. Do you dislike constant change and always like to know where you’re going to be next week? 10. Do you like routines and strict schedules? (Lea

things like coaching, consulting, financial advising, writing, and Web design. Basically, any gig where you sell your knowledge for a fee. Why is pricing so tricky? Pricing your services is tricky because there is no magic formula or “correct” answer. I see four distinct parts of the pricing equation: psychological demons, practical needs, external market, and financial results. PART ONE: PSYCHOLOGICAL DEMONS To be able to charge decent rates for your services, you have to feel

I should buy, and stick out their hand to accept my credit card. And that is exactly what happened at the store. This cute techno sales kid got me the exact product that I wanted, put it in my hands in less than five minutes, rang my sale with a handheld remote credit card processor so that I didn’t have to stand in line to pay for it, and did nothing to hype me into an extended warranty plan. To top it off, while I was being taken care of in the aisle, my husband and baby son were sitting on

if it includes traveling by yourself to Rio de Janeiro to study martial arts, starting a business with no experience, or running off to Arizona to marry a Navajo medicine man. There is not much I could do that my parents wouldn’t support unless it made me unhappy or broke a law. Or you could be like Peter W.: My dad arrived in the U.S. as an immigrant from Germany. He escaped just as the Nazis were taking power. He spent his whole life working hard in mind-numbing but stable jobs so that his

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