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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Entrepreneurship For Weirdos, Misfits and World Dominators

By Chris Brogan
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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth by Chris Brogan

In The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth (2014), you’ll come face to face with today’s “freaks,” the new generation of way-out-of-the-box thinkers who are transforming modern business culture. Entrepreneurs who are a little crazy, who aren’t afraid to be freaky, can show you how you too can build a successful business by channeling your inner freak.

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Embrace your inner freakishness and do business the way you want to.

Have you ever felt out of place at school or work? If so, don’t sweat it. Being a freak can be a good thing!

What’s a freak, exactly? Freaks are people who think differently than others. They don’t just want to conform and survive. They want to live.

Being a freak isn’t about looking a certain way. In business, freaks are people who leave a career to pursue a dream, even if that dream seems like a long shot. Freaks want to build their success upon their individuality – so of course they don’t play by the rules!

Fortunately for freaks, the business world has seen enormous changes in recent years. It’s now possible for freaks to dominate.

Previously if you wanted to make it in the business world, you had to stay in line and do as you were told. But as the internet and globalization have changed the way we do business, it’s much easier now for people to embrace their inner freakishness. Today, you can build a business the way you want to.

Marie Forleo did this when she left a job on the New York Stock Exchange to work in magazines. Not too long afterward, however, she read an article about life coaches and was inspired, and immediately started a training course to become one. She’s now a life coach and earns a seven-figure salary!

Societal attitudes about alternate career paths such as Forleo’s have changed, and they’re still changing today. It’s now more and more acceptable to start a career in a field you’ve never worked in previously.

R. J. Diaz, for example, was a construction worker before he decided to make his own line of bags and other goods. His friends were initially skeptical; yet in a short time his business took off.

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