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185. A Recent Escapee Shares Her Story with Diana Martinez

Today I'm chatting with Diana Martinez. She recently had a rough exit from her corporate career and with a new baby at home (and four other children) she launched her ...

184. How to Get the Most Out Of Fractional Work with John Arms

Today I'm chatting with John Arms, the Fractional Talent Dude. We get into the differences between freelance, contract, and fractional work as well as strategic ways t...

183. Why Being Different is Better than Being Better

In this episode I talk to Jon Selig about how he combined his enterprise sales expertise with his love of comedy and created a consultancy unlike any other.

182. An Inspiring Case Study of a Corporate Escapee with Carole Issa

In this episode I talk to Carole Issa about how she got out of her comfort zone--more than once--and built a business in a new country.

181. Growing a solo business through bold authenticity with Annie Leib

In this episode I talk to Annie Leib, an executive coaching and creator of the BREATH Framework™ modality to merge your authentic self with your professional goals. We...

180. How to Make Behavioral Psychology Your Secret Weapon with Nancy Harhut

In this episode I talk to Nancy Harhut, the author of Using Behavioral Science in Marketing: Drive Customer Action and Loyalty by Prompting Instinctive Responses. We'l...

179. The Tools & Tech You Need for Your Solo Business with James Clift

Today I'm joined by James Clift, the founder VisualizeCV and Durable. Although he avoided the corporate world he did create a business that's removing obstacles for co...

178. 5 Must Read Books for Solo Business Owners

Since I started this podcast almost three years ago, I've had 50 plus authors on and have probably read another 50 books during that time. And occasionally I get aske...

177. The Future of Work and the Rise of the Solo Business

On this episode, I focus on the future of work and why this is a huge opportunity for folks looking to escape corporate or who have already left corporate. The three t...

176. It's Now or Never: Having the Freedom to Believe

In the last episode, I outlined a five-part plan to successfully exit the corporate world. It's a guide that I used, refined, and now use to help others make the tran...

175. Demystifying Social Media for Solo Entrepreneurs with Brooke Sellas

Today I'm talking to Brooke Sellas, the author of CONVERSATIONS THAT CONNECT: How to Connect, Converse, and Convert Through Social Media Listening and Social-Led Custo...

174. The 5-Step Process to Leave Corporate America (and stay out)

Today I want to share the five step process that I have built after a number of years of trial and error. There are no shortcuts but my hope is that this guide will sh...

173. How an Expert Freelancer Built a Global Company

Today's guest is the one and only Jill Kushner Bishop. Jill is a fellow corporate escapee and founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, a global language solutions ...

172. 5 Misperceptions About Personal Branding for Your Business (on Powerful Personal Brand)

I was recently on the Powerful Personal Brand podcast with Claire Bahn to talk about personal branding in small or freelance businesses. It was a great conversation, a...

171. How to Grow an Expert-Based Business in 2023 with Michael Haynes

Today I'm talking to guest-favorite Michael Haynes about what corporate escapees need to be thinking about NOW in order to hit the ground running in 2023.

170. 100 Days to the New Year and a New You

We have 100 days left in 2022 so I thought this was a perfect time to help you strategize these last 100 days. In this episode, I outline four steps that you need...

169. Small Bets & Multiple Revenue Streams are Keys to Your Freedom with Karl Becker

Today I'm talking with Karl Becker. He's the author of several books and owner of a successful consultancy. He's here to tell us about his journey from corporate sales...

168. From Corporate to an $85k/Month Expert Business with Paul Higgins

Today I'm talking to Paul Higgins about his journey from a corporate life at Coca-Cola to building his own consulting company and community.

167. 5 Things You Can Do Today To 3X Your Income

Today's topic is 5 Things You Can Do Today To 3X Your Income. These five tips will help create more freedom and flexibility in your life.

166. Here's Why You Don't Need to Be a Marketer to Get More Leads

Today I'm talking with Michael Schein, author of The Hype Handbook. In this conversation we talk about the contrarian and counter-cultural way to get attention for you...

165. Bronson Ma's Agency of One: A Trendsetter in Freelancing

Today I'm talking with Bronson Ma, the owner of Bronson Ma Creative. His agency is 19 years strong and I want to find out how he thinks about getting clients and keepi...

The Breakthrough Freelancer

The audience has spoken! I've been hearing from listeners that the focus of late on helping service-based freelancers and contractors stop fighting the money for time ...

164. Scaling a Consultancy with Faheem Moosa

Today, we're talking to returning guest Faheem Moosa. Faheem quit his job with no plan and a small amount of savings. Find out in this episode how he started simply by...

163. Mindset: When to Think Big and When to Think Incrementally

When does a freelance entrepreneur need to have visions of private jets and when does he or she need to just focus on getting one good deliverable handed over to a cli...

162. The Freelance Entrepreneur's Process for Growth: Delegate, Automate, Eliminate

Today we're talking systems and processes for growth. You've heard me talk about it before but today we're getting into the nitty gritty of Delegate, Automate, Elimina...

161. Content-Based Networking: Why Freelance Entrepreneurs Should Think of Themselves as Media Companies

I think it's fair to say that freelance entrepreneurs struggle with customer acquisition because many of us don't think of ourselves as salespeople. In this episode, D...

160. A Better Business Model for Freelance Entrepreneurs

This week is all about getting out of that hourly rate, s.o.w., price-per-job mindset as a freelance entrepreneur. In this episode, Diana and I layout a business model...

159. How to Outsource Your Weaknesses (So Everything Gets Done)

This week I did something I've been meaning to do for years. I started creating my course. So what changed? I hired somebody to help me do it. This week Diana and I ta...

158. Measuring Wins and Loses (Both Business and Personal)

Diana is back in the saddle so she and I are using this week to share our recent ups and downs.

157. Designing Your Life as a Solo Freelance Entrepreneur with Kati Ryan

Today I'm talking with someone who I mention a lot on the show because her story is so inspiring. Kati Ryan quit her corporate job with one particular goal: to take on...

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