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Ramit’s interview with Pam Slim of Escape From Cubicle Nation

Escape From Cubicle Nation’s Pam Slim discusses entrepreneurship with Ramit

Pam SlimPam Slim of Escape From Cubicle Nation and Ramit discuss the pros and cons of striking out on your own. You’ll need a plan, support from the right folks, you’ll need to know a bit about what makes you tick, and you’ll also need to click that play button to get a head start and sage advice.

[audio:PamSlim/FULL%20INTERVIEW.mp3] [ Running Time: 50:30 | Download File (Right-click, choose “Save as…”) ]

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1:13 Being an entrepreneur: There’s nothing glamorous about the life of an entrepreneur. And money is not the common hurdle to taking the leap.

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5:46 Passion: What should you do with your life? Your career is an onion, and you should be a heat-guided missile.

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9:30 Biggest fears of entrepreneurs: Will you end up living in a van down by the river? Does job security exist anymore? Do you feel that no one will take you seriously because of your age?

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23:00 The economy and your plan: The economy is tough. Is it realistic to switch jobs right now and leave your full time job? Where are you going to be in a year? Are you in a job just for the paycheck?

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31:55 The unknown: How bad is the worst case scenario? Don’t burn your bridges Jerry Maguire style.

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39:15 Your first $1000: How do you earn $1000 on the side when you work a 9-5 and have 2 toddlers at home?

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43:06 Starting a company: How do I get funding/venture capital? When do I jump ship? Do your research, take people out to lunch and have a plan b.

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