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Uncaged Secrets

by Matt Doan

Battle-tested strategies for escaping the Corporate Cage and using your superpowers to build entrepreneurial freedom (career & life). Leveraging 15 years in strategy consulting to build a 7-figure lifestyle business and give my family the life they deserve.

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Don’t Self-Sabotage Your Entrepreneurial Dream

Read this (+ previous posts) online Issue #152 Read time: 3 minutes Self-sabotage kills the corporate-to-entrepreneur dream. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to you. The Secret Self-sabotage is the primary reason we remain trapped in our (often self-created) cages. Leveraging my experience and 5+ years of helping clients, I've identified how self-sabotage blocks corporate professionals from building entrepreneurial freedom. Avoid these 11 dream killers: 1) Analysis Paralysis You analyze...

4 days ago • 1 min read

Read this (+ previous posts) online Issue #151 Read time: 3 minutes Your resume: a cage or a key? Today's secret provides a counterintuitive mindset shift that allowed me (and dozens of others) to finally view a resume as a bridge to a life of freedom, impact, and fulfillment. The Secret Does your resume open doors? Or put you in a cage? The Resume Cage is real. I let roles, skills, and acronyms entrap me for years. This constrained me to narrow career paths with limited life vision....

10 days ago • 2 min read

Read this (+ previous posts) online Issue #150 Read time: 3 minutes The shadows we cast today fall long into our loved ones' futures. So let’s be mindful of the examples we’re setting and proud of what we’re role modeling for them. The Secret My family saw right through the ghost I'd become. After 15+ years climbing the corporate ladder, I was a faded photocopy of my true self. The shadow I cast at home grew darker each year. Sure, on paper I was “successful” — fancy title, big salary, nice...

17 days ago • 2 min read

Read this (and previous posts) online Issue #149 Read time: 3 minutes Hey Reader, I know you’re craving freedom right now. But it feels elusive — as though every move you’ve made is insufficient. Let’s clarify the path forward today. The Secret The world sold me lies as a kid. That everything I could ever want would come from picking a "good" career path and following the rules. You might've been sold similar lies. That's why you're reading this now. But we both know nothing could be further...

25 days ago • 2 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #148 Read time: 3 minutes Two paths. Which will you choose? The Secret Safety. Freedom. Your inner voice won’t shut up. “I want to own my time.” “I want to do work I love.” “I want to inspire my kids.” So you endlessly research the “how.” But when it's time to act, you freeze. Logic wins. Years zip by as you're stuck in analysis paralysis. The "safe" path pulls you back, despite your dreams. Don't kid yourself. Choosing the status quo has hidden dangers. You...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #147 Read time: 3 minutes I’ve been on this entrepreneurial journey for over 5 years, and out of corporate for the last 2 years. Today, I’m sharing 12 lessons I wish I’d known in shifting from corporate to entrepreneurship. The Secret Here are 12 lessons I wish I’d known in graduating corporate life and becoming an entrepreneur: (CONTEXT: I had a wife, 4 kids, and a lifestyle to protect.) 𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 1) Target corporate for 4 hours/day (essentials...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #146 Read time: 2 minutes You've played the corporate game masterfully — now it's time to change the rules. Learn how to make your employer your personal investor. BTW, we just launched a powerful new corporate graduation training 😎 The Secret The years zoomed by. Promotions Fatter paychecks Big goals achieved You have the credentials. But something's missing, right? You cringe at your calendar. More meetings, emails, busywork. This isn't the life you...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #145 Read time: 3 minutes So much of our pain comes from holding on to what no longer serves us: identities, jobs, relationships, etc. “Letting go” is a life skill that shortcuts your path to your dreams — collapsing timelines from decades into days. Soak this one in today. And for more, check out Letting Go by David R. Hawkins. The Secret Hey my friend, I know firsthand the lure of titles and prestige. But that path stopped serving me. I was unfulfilled,...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #144 Read time: 4 minutes Hey Reader, Just returned from a life-changing mastermind in California — with a group of people who I consider almost family. They're all mavericks — extremely generous people, all running transformational businesses that: Save marriages Reinvent careers Launch companies Help defeat cancer ...and so much more Not only are many doing $100k+ months, but their hearts are on fire as they do it ❤️🔥 I took some time to distill my top...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Read this on matthewdoan.com Issue #143 Read time: 3 minutes Logic got you here...but it won't get you there. The Secret You’ve made logical bets for decades. → Credentials → Default paths → Climbing ladders Now at the top, you’re empty. No spark. Your passions and talents lay dormant. You cling to safety and security. Utterly trapped in “provider” mode. All these logical moves keep you ordinary. And "ordinary" paradigms trap extraordinary people: ✘ The sales exec with no control ✘ The CFO...

2 months ago • 1 min read
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