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Need a little booster shot to leave your corporate job?

    • 33 posts
    January 10, 2007 2:54 AM EST

    I agree.  This movie is great!

    When I left my day job, even my boss was envious - and he own the company!

    Figure that one out.

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    August 1, 2006 7:45 AM EDT

    THANK YOU, PAM!! 

    This is so inspiring!! I came to work today feeling a bit down - you know one of those days when you hearing the little devil telling you, "It ain`t gonna happen!"  Thanks to this wonderful, beautiful, and inspiring movie!! I got the `to-do` list and am ready to go!

    (Ps. I am not an emotional person by all means, but the clip of the puppy  "I will screw up and keep going anyway" gave me teary eyes...)

     

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    August 2, 2006 4:06 AM EDT

    Hi Pam,

    I love your video! Thank you so much for sharing your positive message! With so much negativity in the world, it`s great to hear words of encouragement.

    Have a great day!

    Melanie

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    November 29, 2006 7:39 PM EST

    Bravo Pam, Bravo!!!

    I shared your link with a few friends who I feel will appreciate your message.

    Regards,

    John

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  • August 1, 2006 8:21 PM EDT
    Nice movie Pam. Thanks!

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    August 1, 2006 5:52 AM EDT

    Pam,

    Great video...and as someone who just recently stopped dreaming about working for myself and started doing it, I can`t recommend it highly enough.  :)

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    August 1, 2006 4:07 AM EDT

    Dear Pam,

    I just joined StartupNation and your video was the first thing I bumped into on the home page.  I love it so much.  It makes me feel like, YES! I`ve joined the community I`ve been looking for.  Thanks.

    --Mira

    p.s. Also joined your web site.  Please keep what you are doing.  Start up entrepreneurs like me need all the nudges and encouragement to keep plugging.

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    November 23, 2006 5:34 AM EST
    I thought this article was funny and inspiring.

    http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/07/10-reasons-you-shou ld-never-get-a-job/
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    November 23, 2006 5:40 AM EST
    There shouldn`t be a space between the "u" and the "l" in the link, but the post window keeps wrapping the link and breaking it. Sorry.

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    July 31, 2006 9:08 PM EDT

    Hi SUN Forum Friends!

    In the spirit of lifting each other up to keep our dreams alive for entrepreneurship, I would like to offer a little flash movie I created to inspire my blog readers.  It is called My Declaration of Independence, and after viewing it, I invite you to shout yours from the rooftop!  I hope you enjoy it.

    Keep up all the good work, information sharing and emotional support you have going on in this virtual community.  You are not alone!

    All the best,

    -Pam
    http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com

    Rich inspired me to update my profile with some pictures as part of the new and improved photo gallery function.  I encourage you to do the same - it was really fun choosing the images from all of my archives!

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    Pamela Slim, Ganas Consulting. Need a little booster shot to help you finally leave your corporate job? http://www.ganas.com/mydeclarationofindependence

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    August 1, 2006 7:17 AM EDT

    Hey, thanks everyone!

    I am so glad you enjoyed it.  I had fun making it.  It reminded me that being creative is a huge priority in my life, and I am so glad that I can do it as part of my business.  I am so glad to hear that you are being creative in your businesses too!

    Congrats Melissa on busting free!  I remember reading your posts from earlier in the year, when you were still on the fence.  Your skills as a financial AND wedding planner will make you truly unique in your line of business.  I wish you great success, fun and happiness.

    Mira:  Welcome to the community!  You will find great support and resources here.  If you haven`t hopped, skipped and jumped through the 10 Steps to Open for Business yet, please do, as they will really help you formulate a solid base for your business. 

    Rich:  Thanks!!!!!!  Especially for the exclamation points.  ;)

    Enjoy your day.

    -Pam

     

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    Pamela Slim, Ganas Consulting. Need a little booster shot to help you finally leave your corporate job? http://www.ganas.com/mydeclarationofindependence

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    August 1, 2006 7:54 AM EDT

    I am so glad Meitzi!!!

    That is so funny that you talk about the little devil whispering in your ear.  One of the driving thoughts behind the work that I am doing is to be the "other voice" whispering in people`s ear.  It can be so challenging to keep the faith going to work on a business when you get so many discouraging messages on a daily basis.  Many of them come from within "I don`t really have what it takes to make it, who am I kidding?" or "I will never make money at my business!" and some of them come from outside "Why would you ever choose to leave the stability of a well paying job?" (parents, bless their hearts, can be really good at these fear-producing comments)

    Unlike you, I cry at the drop of a hat - my husband laughs at me when I get all choked up at a Kodak commercial.  There ain`t nothing wrong with feeling girl - embrace your inner crybaby!  :)

    Have at it -- we can`t wait to hear how things develop with your business.

    -Pam

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    August 2, 2006 7:26 AM EDT

    Thanks Melanie, Kathy, The "Mad Sin City Baker!" and James!

    I am so glad you liked it.

    We gotta keep each other going, you know?

    I wish you all heaploads of fun and success in your own businesses. 

    -Pam

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    November 30, 2006 8:59 PM EST
    Thanks so much John!

    I really appreciate you passing on the word.

    Have a great weekend.

    -Pam

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    • 335 posts
    August 1, 2006 5:21 AM EDT

    pam,

    LOVE THE VIDEO!!!!! really amazing - it`s great to have you among us! inspiring us! calling on us to tap the very best within us!

    keep up the beautiful work!

    rich

    (this post deserved 9 excalamation points! (make that 10))

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  • August 1, 2006 7:43 PM EDT

    Hi Pam,

    I would love to see your movie, as I am 2 seconds from calling it quits at my "Good 6 figure Corporate Job" wink, wink!

     

    Thanks,

    Themadsincitybaker

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  • August 1, 2006 7:51 PM EDT

    I finally saw it and it was so encouraging!

    Thank you:)

     

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    August 21, 2010 1:31 PM EDT

    your boss was envious because he or she too is human like you.  i bet you they wished they could've done it too - but like most people are stuck in their jobs because of "bills to pay".  it's a sad situation isn't it? young people do not realize to what extent they have the advantage of side gigging early in their careers so they can free themselves up from legalized slavery.  if only the older bosses had time on their side.

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    November 6, 2010 9:34 PM EDT

    I just did an interview with a successful entrepreneur (she was on Oprah for goodness sake!) who ditched her corporate job years ago to chase her entrepreneurial dreams. She gives some great advice about what it takes to make the jump, the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make, and a bunch of other great advice.  If you'd like, you can hear it at http://www.laresearchcouncil.com/?page_id=7. Hope it helps.