44 episodes

Faheem Moosa talks to proven business founders who teach you how to start a business, escape 9-to-5 and create your own freedom. The goal of this podcast is to bring you real life, action-oriented case studies on how to start a business so you learn practical strategies that will help you waltz out of your dead end job with minimum damage. The idea is to introduce you to a wide range of independent small and micro businesses to show you what's possible, so you can choose to start your business in a domain that is right for you. You’ll get to hear from business founders from a variety of online, offline, product and service businesses - writing, photography, music, sports, events, entertainment, travel, technology, health, consulting and many others. Join us at www.radicaltribe.com to get a 10-minute, in-depth text Summary and Action Guide for every single episode, so you don't forget the ideas, strategies, resources and action items you hear on the show.

The Freedom Show by Radical Tribe | How to Start a Business, Escape 9-to-5 and Create Your Own Freedom. Faheem Moosa

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Faheem Moosa talks to proven business founders who teach you how to start a business, escape 9-to-5 and create your own freedom. The goal of this podcast is to bring you real life, action-oriented case studies on how to start a business so you learn practical strategies that will help you waltz out of your dead end job with minimum damage. The idea is to introduce you to a wide range of independent small and micro businesses to show you what's possible, so you can choose to start your business in a domain that is right for you. You’ll get to hear from business founders from a variety of online, offline, product and service businesses - writing, photography, music, sports, events, entertainment, travel, technology, health, consulting and many others. Join us at www.radicaltribe.com to get a 10-minute, in-depth text Summary and Action Guide for every single episode, so you don't forget the ideas, strategies, resources and action items you hear on the show.

    43: Q&A with Pamela Slim

    43: Q&A with Pamela Slim

    EPISODE 43:
    Pamela Slim wrote a pioneering book called Escape from Cubicle Nation back in 2009. The book was about how corporate employees can start businesses and work for themselves. In today’s episode, we chat about some of the burning questions you – the readers – have asked me over the years.

    Here’s what we talk about:


    How to decide what field to get into (or) How to answer the question, “What business should I start?”
    Should you start a business if you’re an introvert?
    How to combat the fear of failure with a practical risk mitigating strategy [especially for those with a low tolerance for risk].
    Career security: 9-to-5 versus your own business.
    What is a personal brand and how to create one.
    On ‘failing spectacularly’ when you start a business.
    Why entrepreneurs should be like scientists.
    3 key actions you can start taking today to start a business and work for yourself.
    And tons more…

     

    • 46 min
    42: The answer to life, the universe and everything, with Colin Wright

    42: The answer to life, the universe and everything, with Colin Wright

    EPISODE 42:
    Here’s my guarantee about today’s episode. It will not only inspire you but will also push you to think about important questions you don’t usually ask yourself.

    I’m amused that this is the 42nd episode. I can quite comfortably title this episode “The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything”, for one of my favourite authors is Douglas Adams :). If you haven’t read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, forgive me for that inside joke.

    It’s an important episode because the takeaways are profound and could put you on the path to figuring out what you really want your life to be about.

    We need people like Colin Wright (today’s guest) to help us take a step back and examine where we are in our careers, business and life. Colin is a full-time traveler; he travels to a new place every 4 months based on suggestions from his blog readers. He quit his unfulfilling business 6 years ago to start doing something he had no experience in: writing books.

    This is the kind of interview I crave for and with Colin, I got it. Here’s what Colin and I talk about:


    Why and how Colin quit his business, even though the money was great.
    What the transition from his old business to full time travel and writing was like, and the first thing he started doing.
    What he realized when he met a couple of billionaires, and how his thinking progressed from that point on.
    How to stay calm when making a big career and life change. The key thing you need to recognize in these situations.
    His thoughts on Time vs. Money.
    How he built an audience of more than a million people.
    How to build your personal brand through effective storytelling.
    Starting a business…how to reconcile passion vs. skill.
    3 key actions you can take to build a business that makes you happy.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    41: Lawyer to wellness consultant, Kelly Newsome

    41: Lawyer to wellness consultant, Kelly Newsome

    EPISODE 41: In episode 39, I spoke to Derek Sivers, a solopreneur, about how he thinks about business and functions as an entrepreneur. In today’s episode, I have a chat with another solopreneur Kelly Newsome of Ritual Care Co. and Higher Ground Yoga. Kelly is a former lawyer who runs a 6-figure wellness business today. This is her story about how she got to where she is now. Here’s what you will learn in today’s episode: How Kelly transitioned from being a lawyer to a full-time wellness consultant.

    How she got her first couple of clients.

    Her philosophy around pricing and how she prices her services.

    How she built a client base that has stayed with her for years, and how you can do the same.

    Her biggest mistake that gave her grief and stress, and how you can avoid going through the similar pain.

    Three favourite productivity trips for 9-to-5ers who want to start a business.
    Why you should not be afraid to start a side business.
    Top 3 actions you can start taking today to start a business like hers.

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    • 43 min
    40: Stressed IT guy to dream business, Andy Hayes

    40: Stressed IT guy to dream business, Andy Hayes

    EPISODE 40:

    Andy Hayes’ was stressed and ‘was holding on for dear life’ at his 9-to-5. He got migraines and skin rashes. It finally dawned on him that he had to quit. Although he was terrified about striking out on his own and pursuing his life’s purpose, he jumped in headfirst. His worst fear – losing everything and becoming homeless – didn’t see the light of day. Not even close. His online media company Plum Deluxe is thriving, and Andy’s here to show you why you can do this too.

    Listen in. Here’s what you will learn:


    Andy’s baby steps to starting an online media company – Plum Deluxe - and how you can do what he did.
    Why Plum Deluxe sells tea, and how this ties into the company’s brand.
    What to do when the fear of failure grips you.
    Plum Deluxe’s revenue model – what’s working and what isn’t.
    How Andy built an audience of 100,000 people.
    What it takes to succeed as an independent online media publisher.
    3 key actions you can take to start an online publishing company.

     

    • 58 min
    39: Be an online solopreneur, with Derek Sivers

    39: Be an online solopreneur, with Derek Sivers

    EPISODE 39: 

     

    In this episode, I talk to Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, an online independent music retailer that was started in the late 90’s. Here’s what we talk about:



           Why his business CD Baby took off and became wildly successful, while his six earlier businesses didn’t.
           Some of the biggest challenges he faced while growing CD Baby (one of which he’s never written about before).
           When to quit your business and start doing something else.
           Why he gave away all of the business’ sale proceeds ($22 million) to charity.
           What he does to plough through some of the boring tasks in his business even when he doesn’t ‘feel like doing them.’
           The two best books you can read if you’re looking to become a solopreneur (one person business).
           And lots more…


     

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    About Derek Sivers: Derek is a musician, programmer, writer, entrepreneur and student! He’s the founder of the online independent music selling platform CD Baby. You can learn more about Derek at sivers.org or email him at  Derek[at]sivers[dot]org

    • 55 min
    38: Be a literary agent, with David Fugate

    38: Be a literary agent, with David Fugate

    David Fugate tells us his story of how he struck out on his own to become a literary agent. He also talks about how the world of publishing is changing and what authors need to know if they want to go the traditional publishing route.

    He's a self-published author too and spells out the pros and cons of both getting your book out there via both the self-publishing and the traditional publishing routes.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

yewta ,

A must follow!

I have been following the show since it launched online. Now with the podcast version of the show, I can download the episodes and listen to some much needed inspiration anywhere I go. The show brings to life many exciting stories of successful entrepreneurs that come from very different backgrounds. The one common theme as you listen to these episodes is that you will be blown away. The show helps you reflect upon what you have just heard and learned and inspires you to apply that towards creating your own freedom. There’s a lot to learn from these stories, and Faheem, the host, knows what, how, and when to ask the right questions. I highly recommend this show to anyone that’s dreaming of one day escaping 9-5. It’s a necessary inspirational boost!

Amreen72 ,

Great Inspiration and Techniques from this Innovative Podcast!

I love the fact that these stories and suggested strategies are coming from real-life entrepreneurs who've realized their dreams and escaped the conventional 9-5 track. I strongly recommend that you tune in to these podcasts - you will find inspiration and the necessary skill sets to achieve your dream career and lifestyle!

Dean Dwyer ,

Great interviewer

I had the privilege to be one of Faheem's earliest guests (#3) and what I loved the most about his style was that he actually listens to what his guests are saying and intuitively knows what to ask next based on what he has just heard. There are not many people who possess that gift.

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