If you're one of the many people who would love to ditch their job, break free from the daily grind and live the dream of freedom, fulfillment and financial independence, this is the book for you. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and above all practical guide to making the break and creating the life you want. You don't need piles of funding or a business plan, an expensive logo or an MBA. You don't need to be either a millionaire entrepreneur or a skint freelancer. Marianne Cantwell shows you a third way: a way that is all about building not just a business, but a fabulous lifestyle that fits with who you are and what you really want to do. You can do this right now, so don't waste another minute in the career cage; kick off your free range life today.
©2012 Marianne Cantwell (P)2012 Audible Ltd
I loved the ebook, but the audiobook was fantastic, too. Caroline Lennon did a great job bringing Marianne's feisty prose to life. I bought this because I am a true believer in the free range philosophy, and this is something I'll want to go back and listen to in the future. There's a lot of content here, and it will definitely take a few listens to absorb it all. A fantastic job.
Marianne Cantwell's book literally changed my life. She made me realize that I totally have the power and I do NOT have to stay penned (stuck) in to a life that others believed I should live.
My favourite quote from the book is " Weaknesses Are Just Strengths in the Wrong Environment "! Simple, right??? But changed my life.
Wasn't thrilled with the voices.
Start to Finish
Thank you Marianne!
Resources needed to do exercises should be available in PDF on line so you can do exercises in book. So hard to go back & find exercises on audio version.
No I didn't think her voice suited the book, more suited to a chick lit book like Marian Keyes.
I contacted free range website about getting the resources & their response was that they had no involvement in the audio version & couldn't provide PDF resources. I didn't even finish the audio book as felt it was pointless if I didn't complete the exercises.
"Fresh but limited"
On the whole there is not much new in this book but what you do get is a refreshing approach which looks at business start up in a much less pompous way than many other guides. It challenges some of the more traditional mantras that can be off-putting and overwhelming. There is genuine encouragement and enthusiasm in the author but the book is aimed at a specific type of business/self-employment (blogging/writing online) so is limited if your idea does not fit within the scope of the so-called free-ranger. There are some useful exercises throughout - you don't just read, you have to do stuff! There is a life-coaching element to this book, which as usual, tends to shun realism and the likelihood of failure. For me, a dose of reality is essential in order to move forward and I think certain factors that may seem negative should be acknowledged and dealt with rather than pushed aside - apparently, this may make me a 'beige' person...
"Amazing must have for all free thinkers out there"
This book is amazing. At the least it is inspiring and thought provoking. I write limited reviews, but this one I had to share. It is changing my life in the direction I always wanted to go but thought there were too many obstacles. Now I see that the only obstacle was ME!
Thank-you to audible for making this available, and most importantly, to Marianne for writing it. I have bought copies for the people whom I hold close because I believe it can change their lives too. Buy it and you won't regret it.
Caroline has just the right voice and approach. Quirky, down to earth, with a little tongue in cheek that I could relate to. In the wrong hands, or voice, some of the content could have come across as patronising, but her delivery was excellent.
I think Marianne/her publishers made a good choice in getting an expert to deliver the content. Other than biographies, and then only some, my experience is that writers don't always manage to deliver which can detract from the book.
Yes ! Totally inspired to use the advice in this book and change not only mine, but thos of my loved ones and close friends.
"Fabulous, easy listening and informative"
I have listened to this book in just under a week, thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking for other books by Marianne Cantwell. I have found plenty of useful info in this book and intend listening to it again several times just in case I missed anything. The narrator Caroline Lennon is very easy to listen to.
"A motivational book that l thoroughly enjoyed!"
The content of this book is achievable and feasible. I have listened to it twice and am putting things into practice. If you are contemplating a free range life then l highly recommend! Thank you for making this book - it has given me a boost in the right direction.
"So good, I listened twice and will again!"
Encouraging, motivating, enabling
The Escape Manifesto: Quit Your Corporate Job - Do Something Different!It gives you the tools to DO something rather than just waffling on about an alternative life that someone else is enjoying, nor does it tempt you with an idea all the way through the book for you to find that it's just a book about a get rich quick scheme.It made me feel life I was empowered to actually follow in other peoples' footstep, not just watch them walk away from me with my dream!
It's a non-fiction book, so no 'scenes' as such, but several of the real-life examples are great
All of it, as it has made me realise that I CAN start now, without a huge amount of money behind me.
Listen to it more than once - you will get something else from this fantastic book every time that you listen to it!
Good luck with breaking free :)
"THE most fantastic "self-help" book"
I don't think I have ever read a better "self-help" book. Well and clearly delivered, stuffed with really useful links, information and exercises, this is not your average coaching volume. The only possible disadvantage to listening on audible rather than reading is precisely the wealth of weblinks, which are far more difficult to note when read out loud, and that is is more difficult to break off to do exercises than it would be in hard copy.
I think this is going to prove a life changing tome... Don't hesitate an instant.
I love this audio book, it opens your mind to a completely new way of thinking and is full of really useful, relevant practical advice. I'm on my 3rd listen now and even considering buying it in book format to get the web addresses etc. all in one easy place for reference.
Can highly recommend!
"Practical how-to guide with insightful questions"
A guide full of personality, mostly common sense with really good insights into what to do or not to do, from the many case studies.The author asks questions to focus the mind on what works for you. There are many exercises and added value for the listener, so the 'bookmark' function of the Audible Android app was used lots.
"MOTIVATING, INTERESTING AND ENGAGING MUST LISTEN"
I was unsure about an audio version of a book, but I have to say that once you get passed the strangeness of listening to a voice reading to you, the experience gets better and better.
This particular book is highly recommended by me. The examples and inspirational and it puts your life into perspective. It wasn't repetitive and the actual case studies are transferable to an 'ordinary' person's life. If you are looking for something which helps to get you started with your new business projects, this is the book.
"Pure Inspiration for the jaded"
I have downloaded many self help books, but this is my favorite by far. The author is pure inspiration. The beginning of the book goes through questions and answers which explore your inner depths, and what you want out of life.So many people are desperate to quit their jobs and live the free range lifestyle. If you are one of them, then this book is for you.I'm not going to say that you will be walking out of your job a week later, but it's a very good starting point. The only criticism is that I found a couple of chapters to be very corporate orientated, but the book is lengthy and there are lots of other chapters that are pure gold, for people from every background. I loved the ending, where the author talks about her mother, it's so sincere and heartfelt, you can't fail to be moved. I have no doubt I will listen to this book time and time again.
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