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What is an Employedpreneur?

| May 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Employedpreneur [em-ploid - pruh-nœr] : An ambitious professional who undertakes launching or running a business while working a full-time job.

I am an Employedpreneur.

At some point it became crystal clear that working in corporate america wasn’t for me. I tried for a very long time to push the initial restlessness and frustration away – people don’t walk away from “good jobs” that pay “good money.” So I stayed, hanging onto a corporate gig that had long outlived its perks. I stayed for too long – and anyone who has made that mistake remembers the splinters from hanging when they should have let go.

My career history includes serving with Americorp, teaching 5th grade, working for two Fortune500 companies, and a few other positions that were good ideas the time. I am sincerely grateful for the experiences and opportunities that working in corporate america gave me. And I am more grateful for having the heart to admit that it wasn’t working for me.

It’s hard launching a business. It’s hard running a business. It can be exhausting to launch or run a business while working a full-time job. But if you have ever worn both hats at the same time, that of employee and entrepreneur, you have to acknowledge that there is something so sweet and satisfying in pursuing your passion.

For most of us, being in the world as an employedpreneur has never been just about money. It’s the combination of vision, passion, purpose, flexibility, challenge, opportunity, calling, priority, values and lifestyle – each one of these components having a different measure and priority for each of us.

Whatever it is that drives you and however you got here.

Welcome!

Stay and Be Brilliant!

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Tai Goodwin

Coach, Speaker & Brilliance Catalyst at Brand Your Own Brilliance
“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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  1. Brian says:

    This is a great article, and I can completely relate. I am taking it one step further by working full time, running a business, and attending graduate school. It’s definitely a struggle, but I know my calling and passion, and I want to succeed.

  2. Tia,
    Great article. You made me realize that I’ve been an employedpreneur for sometime. Its good to know there are others out there and that we have a name.

    I am a full-time college professor,an mixed media artist, and content publisher for two blogs. I do a few others things but they all relate to my passion teaching and art.

    Thanks for writing such a great article.
    Alease

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