About Flee Corporate

Welcome to Flee Corporate! In the process of taking control of my life and moving from an employee to an entrepreneur I thought, hold on, there are definitely other people out there trying to do this as well! So I recorded a bit of an introduction to you.

My Story

I have always followed the well-trodden path, did well in school, went to University, and then got a job. I’ve spent the last 15 years working my way up the corporate ladder, I even self-funded an MBA along the way so that I could generate even more value for my employers.

The whole time I was feeling like something was missing. I couldn’t get my handle on why, even though I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, working hard, earning a good salary, achieving my corporate targets, and getting loads of praise for my work, that I was just not finding it satisfying. After a particularly stressful period at work, I had an epiphany. I’d already started a niche affiliate marketing website that was starting to gain some traction in a very specific genre and was really enjoying the process, and I had some savings to support myself with, so now was the time to take a leap of faith and try something new.

So why do I do this?

Start as an entrepreneur

What something new looks like, I don’t know yet – but that’s very common when people strike out on their own. I know I am well equipped to survive this process, I have lots of support, and loads of people around me who will want to help me succeed.

It occurred to me, while doing work on my niche site, that while I knew it will form part of my new entrepreneurial lifestyle, I also knew that it won’t be the full picture. It also occurred to me that if I want to do this, other people do to, so I should share what I learn, so other people can benefit from it too!

So why am I telling you all this?

Life is all about sharing, if we all individually try to learn everything we’ll never succeed. It’s a lot better to have a community around you, and share ideas to generate the most valuable solutions. So I decided to start this blog to share my experiences.

In this spirit, if you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

The Rat Race Escapee


4 thoughts on “About Flee Corporate”

  1. All power to you. Your writing oozes confidence. You even accept the messiness of your current mind-space and know that this is completely normal and you have no doubt you will succeed. I could see myself writing the same thing under the same circumstances with one big difference. In reality I would be scared ____less. It does seem that you do have a number of arrows for your bow that you can draw on, including freelance work. I guess I would just hope for you that if you do start freelancing to plug any financial gaps, that this would not become a distraction from pursuing your goals. My problem in my current situation is that my job is all consuming and all demanding and doesn’t give me mental space for anything else. But I will retire in 2 years – I have to – its mandatory. Anyway, I will return to read more. In the meantime – stay strong!

    1. Hi Andy,
      Thank you for the advice, I agree that both Freelancing and Contracting have the risk of becoming all-consuming and gobbling up my time. I’ve used a few techniques to firm up my goals in my mind which I will be sharing, including making sure I was clear on my own personal definition of success which I have laid out here.

      I understand the all-consuming job, my soon to be former job is that way and it was eating my life. When I resigned I was asked if there was anything that they could give me to convince me to stay – but the only thing I could think of was time!

      Two years is not much longer to hang in there!

      Kind Regards,

  2. Dear Lisa. It’s great that you are recording this for us to share with you. That’s brave. Obviously we all hope you succeed. Can you work part time with the venture? Or do you feel that’s not committing to the journey? Aka Yoda “do or do not, there is no try?”
    Many people hold on to what they have for fear of failure. Sounds to me you have the need to achieve trait. Love this. Providing you set realistic goals’ achievable and in reasonable time frames…. you’ll be a super star.

    Please keep the blog going and doing it with a smile…. we are only here for a short time, might as well make it a good time

    1. Hi Philip,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I do really appreciate it!

      As this is a journey there are a number of things that are currently undefined. This is starting part-time, because that is the time that is available to me presently; however, once my full-time position ceases the entrepreneurial endeavours will become full time as long as I can financially sustain them. If I need to revert to part-time work on this business to allow for funding from a more traditional salaried source, then that will be something that I consider as and when it becomes necessary.


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