01. A few years ago I wrote a book on finding your really-right direction, quitting your job + growing your own thing (that fits the life you want *and* your personality… so you don’t have to leave a piece of yourself at the door to get paid).
It turned into a bit of a bestseller, and has been translated into over half a dozen languages.
(The new extended edition was released in 2019! Check it out here).
For the last 10+ years I’ve run an online business, creating courses (and global online events) for thousands of people around this topic.
02. I stepped onto the TED stage to give a TEDx Talk called The Hidden Power of Not (Always) Fitting In.
It’s for those of us who don’t feel like we’re just ‘one thing’ – who are good at looking like we fit in the various worlds we move in… but secretly, on the inside, a little piece of us never feels we 100% fit into any of them.
The talk gives that trait a name (“liminal”) and explains why it is not something to hide, and why the difference you may want to hide might be more powerful than you think.
I wasn’t sure how it would be received but the idea seemed to hit home: it was listed by Entrepreneur as a top 10 TEDx Talk to watch and has been viewed half a million times, as people see themselves in it and share it… so if you’ve ever felt that way, you are definitely not alone!
03. Much like you, I’m someone who cares (I very much identify as a “highly sensitive person”, or HSP.)
And I want you to know this because sometimes, in the loud online-business world, it feels like you have to shout to stand out.
Here we play things differently. We’ve honed that art of helping people of all personalities find their right thing AND have it take off in a way that fits them.
If you like that, then you’ll love:
04. The Free Range Academy (enrolling soon!)
The Academy is all about pinpointing / starting a free range career (aka business) that fits you down to the ground….
And going from thinking to making it happen.
If you want to shape your right fit idea (in a way where you don’t have to worry you might get bored in a year) and get the know how and support to get it off the ground from zero to paid, this is for you.
05. Recently my thinking has been featured in Business Insider, Inc.com, BBC World (television), The Financial Times among other places.
I was interviewed on about 30 podcasts last year and I‘m looking forward to more!
A popular conversation topic is always “why your weirdness is your edge” (why the thing about you you are tempted to hide at work or in business might really be your secret superpower).
Which seems to be a theme, because:
05. My most shared quote is “weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment”…
And I firmly believe that.
There is a home for every personality and strength – it’s just a question of finding that home or creating it to fit you.
It’s a simple idea, but in a world that can often tell us we need to be more like other people to be good enough… I figured it was worth including here ;).