The Voluntary Life: 134 Employee Conditioning

26 November 2013

134 Employee Conditioning

The biggest challenge to becoming an entrepreneur is overcoming your conditioning. It's never been a better time to start your own business, yet we are all conditioned to think like worker drones. This episode is about how to break your employee conditioning.

Show Notes
Episode 111 on Risk in Entrepreneurship
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
The Peter Principle

Listen to Episode 134


  1. I just started listening to this podcast and I must say that this is what I have been looking for. I just started my own business a couple years ago and I learned so much because of it and I have been trying to explain to people how we are conditioned to be employees aka cogs in the machine. Now I just have to point to you and say "you see, i'm not the only one!" Thanks Jake! I will be sharing this podcast with a lot of people.

    1. Awesome, that's great to hear! Thanks Aris :)

  2. I found the point-by-point comparison of the employee vs entrepreneur mindset to be especially effective. I'm about to take the plunge into starting a small service business, and I'm using daily replays of this podcast to stop me from chickening out! Any future podcasts on this theme are very welcome.

    Thanks for your work. Anon.


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