What’s your breakthrough business model? Download the guide to find out!

Outsmart the Hustle

The Blog

Quit Your Job

I Want To (Secretly) Quit My Job. Have I Gone Mad?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “If I leave this good job to do something that’s more ME, then I could fail. And If I fail, then what?” Well, …

Read More

Another Kind Of Work

There are two kinds of work. The first kind of work is contributing to someone else’s dream or endeavor. At the end of the day you’re building something for someone else. It may not be your favorite thing to do, but you do it. You show up and you agonize through it. Most people do this. There’s another kind of […]

Read More

I have a steady paycheck and good benefits. Why am I so miserable?

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot The truth is that I was pretty miserable in my days of marketing and selling corporate software solutions. Was I successful? Yes and no I suppose. Anyone looking at things from the outside would think that I had it […]

Read More

Setbacks on the Road to Meaningful Work

Why do people struggle with creating meaningful work? It’s a common problem: the part-time health coach, personal trainer, yoga teacher, photographer, mystery writer, jewelry maker, app developer or web designer who has incredible talent… but just can’t seem to get their meaningful project off the ground. Talented creatives often end up working for someone else, often at the expense of […]

Read More

Why Quitting Your Job Could Be The Worst Decision You Ever Make

It’s the final day of the year and my wife and I have enjoyed spending the past week with family in Arizona. Ahhhh…warmth. It’s been so nice! We’ll be (reluctantly) heading back to Portland tomorrow. It’s going to be hard leaving 70 degree weather for the rain and cold. The past few days have been great because I’ve stepped out […]

Read More

Is it too late for you to change directions?

Do you feel that you are in a career where you’ve invested too much time and money to make a change? I often thought this was the case for me. Even though my corporate job wasn’t allowing me to completely shine, I thought “how can I possibly throw away all of the experience, money, and the career that I have […]

Read More

How To Make A Living Doing What You Love

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  Harold R. McAlindon I’m not one of those people who can do things just for the money. I used to be. I tried this approach for years and always ended up feeling empty. I’ve got nothing against making money, in fact, […]

Read More

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel and Finding Your Sweet Spot

Why do we do the things we do? Is it because our parents did it that way? Is it because we are trying to impress our friends? Is it because everyone else does it? Or is it because we’re just trying to pay the bills? Since I was told that August 16th would be my last day at my corporate […]

Read More

 
 

What's your breakthrough business model?

This guide contains the need-to-know facets of each business model so you can strategically plan your entrepreneurial journey.

Wanna learn more about working together?

Michael Knouse Logo Design

Cut that BS and snag my FREE guide ‘How to Choose Your Breakthrough Business Model,’ to help you design the life and business you truly want.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Michael Knouse Logo Design

Sign up to get new episodes of my podcast delivered straight to your inbox each week!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

#LessHustleMorePlay #OutsmartTheHustle