Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills, Second Edition

  • 4h 32m
  • Marianne Cantwell
  • Kogan Page
  • 2019

Trapped in a job or business that's "just not you"? Always dreaming of your next vacation or living for the weekend? Marianne Cantwell's straight-talking bestseller will help you break out of that career cage and Be A Free Range Human. It's about much more than just quitting your job and becoming your own boss. It's about life on your terms, working when, where and how you want - so you don't have to fit yourself into someone else's box to make a great income. This second edition won't just inspire you, it will give you unconventional and practical steps to:

  • Discover what you really want to do with your life (even if no answer has ever fully fit)
  • Get started in 90 days, with what you have
  • Create a free range career, tailor-made for you and the life you want (be it travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite café)
  • Stand out from the crowd and get paid well to be you

Be A Free Range Human was one of the first and most popular guides to creating a custom career (without an office or a boss). Updated with new advice on how to make free range work for your personality (you don't need to be a constantly-networking extrovert. have an MBA, or get funding), this smart, energizing guide will help you cut through the noise, see your options in a new way, and get the freedom and fulfilment you crave.

About the Author

Marianne Cantwell writes a popular blog, "Free Range Humans: Escape the corporate cage and live life on your terms," and is an international speaker on escaping the "corporate cage" and creating a successful work life balance. She helps professionals escape the 9-5, ditch the commute and create free range careers, earning a regular income without an office or a boss. Having escaped the corporate cage herself, Cantwell now runs her business from her laptop on Bali beaches, in California cafes and by the Sydney seaside.

In this Book

  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • What Your School Career Adviser Never Told You
  • Why This Matters Now
  • Why Doing What You Love is Not Negotiable
  • Dream Big – Then Get off Your Butt and Do It
  • Defrosting – Your Secret Weapon in Figuring Out What You Want
  • How to Create Your Perfect ‘Career’ When You Want to Do Everything
  • Spot Your Superpowers
  • Free Range Profile—Benny’s Story—‘Travel the World, Learn Languages, and Make a Living from Your Website’
  • Taking Free Range Action
  • Free Range Profile—Peter’s Story
  • Why You Don’t Need an Original Idea
  • Think Beyond Your Job Title—(What You Have to Offer other Than Your Résumé)
  • What a Free Range Business Looks Like—(Or—What Can I Do other Than Start A Café?)
  • How to Free Range-Ify Your Idea
  • How to Start with What You Have
  • How to Know If Your Idea Will Work—(Test Your Idea in Seven Days)
  • Free Range Profile—Susan’s Story
  • Interlude—Free Range Reality Check
  • Meet the People Who Don’t Want You to Escape the Career Cage—(Or—The Beige Army Unmasked)
  • What to Do with Those Reasons Why Not
  • Wait, but What If I’m Not a Shiny-Haired, Always-Confident Entrepreneur?
  • Free Range Profile—Jon’s Story—How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World
  • Making a Living Without an Office—(Or a Boss)
  • Why You Don’t Need a Business Plan—(Or an MBA)
  • Why You Don’t Need to Appeal to Everyone
  • How to Decide Who Gets to Give You Money
  • How to Brand Like a Rock Star
  • How to Stand Out from the Crowd
  • The Three Free Range Styles—(Or—How to Get Clients Without Paying for Advertising… and Without Having to Become Someone You’re Not)
  • The Free Range Faststart
  • Free Range Profile—Connie’s Story
  • Instant Status
  • How to Communicate in an Unsucky Way
  • Why You Don’t Have to Be an All-Rounder—(You Don’t Have to Do it All Alone)
  • How to Sell Without Selling Your Soul
  • Get Comfortable with Setting Your Salary
  • Overcoming Information Overwhelm—(Two ‘Free Range Filters’ to Cut Through the Noise)
  • What to Do When You Get Stuck—(When to Give up and When to 
Give In)
  • Living And Working Anywhere—(Or—Creating Your Own Lifestyle)
  • How to Quit Your Job—10 Steps to Freedom
  • Epilogue—You’re Not Building a Business, You’re Creating a Life