Entrepreneurship

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

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

You Don’t Have to Change the World

It feels like there’s this big push in our era to find your One True Purpose and live and breathe it every single day.

I’ll be the first to admit, I got caught in that trap.

And for me, it’s often got in the way more than it’s helped.

While I do think it’s important to find work that is meaningful, aligned and enjoyable, sometimes we can get too caught up in making it epic that we end up getting in the way of… doing the actual work.Click to read more

You Don’t Have to do Anything

I get it. You want things to be epic.

Me too.

But with that we tend to fuck things up. In our pursuit of epic, we put all this gigantic, crushing pressure on ourselves to be the most-amazing-human-to-ever-exist-ever, and then our inner 15 year old is all like “no, I don’t have to!”

And if you’re anything like me, that inner-rebel has been giving a lot of power. He’s single-handedly responsible for you seeing the truth about how bullshit capitalism, organized religion and lots of other societal nonsense is.… Click to read more