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.
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?
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