The #1 Thing New Entrepreneurs Need (But Don’t Usually Have)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Blanchard from jenniferblanchard.net.

(Jennifer graduated from Trailblazer back in 2012, and this month she celebrates her 5 years of self-employment – huge milestone! When we asked Jennifer to think about what she could have done better while blazing the trail, she immediately came up with one thing…)

You know when you start a journey and then years down the road look back and think about the beginning? That’s where I’m at right now.… Click to read more

9 Efficient Ways To Launch Your Business When Stuck In A Survival Job

For years, I desperately tried to launch my own freedom business while working full-time.

It can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re at the beginning of the journey and have to build everything from scratch while fighting your own doubts.

So I thought I’d share my best hacks to help you start a side project while working full time.

You don’t have to use them all. Just pick the ones that resonate most.

And feel free to add to the list by posting a comment :-)

Hack # 1 – Escape Slots

This one is quite mainstream but it’s probably the most efficient one.… Click to read more

Can You Be That Weird?

 

We live in a weird world.

A lot of people and brands pretend they’re “anti”, “alternative” or just different.

Check the French presidential election for instance:  most candidates describe themselves as “anti-system”, even though they’ve been around for years. Nice contradiction, right?

Seems to me “anti” is the new name for bland.

Instead of being “anti” for the sake of it, why not just be yourself. This is quite unusual. And thrilling.

You are so different from the rest of the bland crowd out there.… Click to read more

Jaw dropping nonsense coming your way …

I had to share this with you:

I’m always curious about new ideas or angles, so yesterday I started reading one of these “Change your career” type of books. I won’t name the author or the title here as I don’t see the point in harming people.

Anyway, my jaw dropped way before the end of chapter 1.

It starts well – this lovely lady identifies 3 main reasons that push people to seek a career change: fulfillment, money and free time/well-being.… Click to read more

10 Quirky Steps To Living On Your Own Terms

The internet is filled with the same rehashed advice about living on your own terms.

Ditching a painful yet comfortable career for an unknown world of total freedom is a matter of inner transformation more than anything else.

Here are 10 quick & quirky steps to help you initiate this transformation.

 

1. Set The Right Direction

There is no point in quitting current job only to end up again doing something you don’t really enjoy.

Even if you manage to finally be your own boss, if every morning you have to drag your ass out of bed and painfully crawl towards your laptop, you probably lost the man vs boring job battle again.… Click to read more