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Be a Free Range Human

Book Description

If you're one of the many people who would love to ditch their job, break free from the daily grind and live the dream of freedom, fulfilment and financial independence, this is the book for you. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and above all practical guide to making the break and creating the life you want. You don't need piles of funding or a business plan, an expensive logo or an MBA. You don't need to be either a millionaire entrepreneur or a skint freelancer. Marianne Cantwell shows you a third way, a way that is all about building not just a business but a fabulous lifestyle that fits with who you are and what you really want to do. You can do this right now, so don't waste another minute in the career cage, kick off your free range life today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Steve Jobs’s wisdom
  3. Title page
  4. Imprint
  5. Praise for Be a Free Range Human
  6. Table of contents
  7. Opening words
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. Prologue
  10. Introduction
  11. Part 1: Get ready for the ride
    1. 1. What your school career adviser never told you
    2. 2. Why this matters now
  12. Part 2: Creating your free range life (how to decide what you really want)
    1. 3. Why doing what you love is not negotiable
    2. 4. Dream big – then get off your butt and do it
    3. 5. Defrosting – your secret weapon in figuring out what you want
    4. 6. How to create your perfect ‘career’ when you want to do everything
    5. 7. Spot your superpowers
    6. Free range profile: Benny’s story
    7. 8. Taking free range action
  13. Part 3: Think like a Free Range Human
    1. Free range profile: Peter’s story
    2. 9. Why you don’t need an original idea
    3. 10. Why you don’t need oodles of experience (what you have to offer other than your CV)
    4. 11. What a free range business looks like (or: what can I do other than start a café?)
    5. 12. How to free range-ify your idea
    6. 13. How to start for under £100
    7. 14. How to know if your idea will work (test your idea in seven days)
    8. Free range profile: Susan’s story
  14. Interlude: free range reality check
    1. 15. Meet the people who don’t want you to escape the career cage (or: the beige army unmasked)
    2. 16. What to do with those reasons why not
    3. Free range profile: Jon’s story
  15. Part 4: Build your free range escape hatch
    1. 17. Making a living without an office (or a boss)
    2. 18. Why you don’t need a business plan (or an MBA)
    3. 19. Why you don’t need to appeal to everyone
    4. 20. How to decide who gets to give you money
    5. 21. How to brand like a rock star
    6. 22. How to stand out from the crowd
    7. Free range profile Connie Hozvicka
    8. 23. How to do the Free Range Faststart
    9. 24. How to get clients without paying for advertising
    10. 25. Instant status
    11. 26. How to communicate in an unsucky way
    12. 27. Why you don’t have to be an all-rounder (you don’t have to do it all alone)
    13. 28. How to sell without selling your soul
    14. 29. Get comfortable with setting your salary
    15. 30. What to do when you get stuck (when to give up and when to give in)
    16. 31. How to live and work anywhere
    17. 32. How to quit your job: 10 steps to freedom
  16. Epilogue
  17. Index
  18. Full imprint