Through the Carnival of Entrepreneurship, I ran across this entertaining post by Chris Pearson called How to: Kiss Corporate Life Goodbye. Chris details his experience leaving a corporate job and setting out on his own to design websites for a living.
He has a nice lead in and tease:
"Does the idea of a corporate gig give you that warm, fuzzy feeling? Is a raise of 6% per year until you retire to a $20 storebought cake and a Rolex your idea of financial well-being? Did you know that health insurance really isn’t all that expensive? Hey, college boy, do you run around campus to hit up interviews each spring?
Stop already! There are tons of myths out there that protect the corporate lifestyle, but you need not be fooled. If you want to be continually robbed of your freedoms, be my guest, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. On the other hand, if you want to know how to avoid the corporate rut forever, read on!"
I love it when I hear a story of a real person who made the shift from bitter corporate drone to happy (and in his case golf-playing) entrepreneur. And at the risk of sounding old, he is just a spring chicken! Makes me proud and hopeful about the next generation.
More power to you Chris!
Photo by Nara Vieira da Silva Osga