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Corporate to Uncaged: Facing Your Fears

Published 24 days ago • 1 min read

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You've likely dreamed of a life beyond corporate and truly unlocking your potential. But, like many, you cave to the immense fear that change brings. Understandable.

Today, we're facing that fear head-on. No more letting it block the life you deserve.


The Secret

What's it costing you to let fear win?

Answer that honestly.

We've all got inner signals screaming, "It's time for a change!"

But you're frozen — a deer in headlights.

What will you lose by not engaging the fear?

We let uncertainty and doubt run the show.

I've been there. After 15 years, corporate life left me feeling capped and trapped.

I knew it was time to graduate and build something new.

But damn, it was scary.

Feel the fear...and do it anyway

You've overcome massive fears before, just like I have.

Divorce: I had to leave a marriage (and 3 kids) to get healthy and be a good dad. Excruciating but necessary.

Podcasting: I’m a natural introvert. Who the hell would listen to me? But sharing ideas openly brought opportunities and skills I'd never have otherwise.

Entrepreneurship: "Who am I to run a business? Or ask to be paid?" I committed to relentless experimentation. Now, I'm saving lives.

Sales: I’d always been averse. Sales felt icky. But now I see life is sales. It’s human psychology. And sales is service.

Leaving Corporate: Cushy life, but it was time to level up. I put corporate on autopiliot and executed a smart graduation strategy to truly commit to my mission and family.

A way of being

Engaging fear is now my daily practice.

  • Surfacing
  • Questioning
  • Doing it anyway

I feel the fear but won't let it win.

Honesty time: What's fear costing you?

And what's possible on the other side?

Who could you become if you graduated corporate life?

Think of it:

  • Smartly ramping down one chapter
  • While creating an exciting new one

More importantly, what kind of parent, spouse, and leader could you be?

Don't wait for certainty. You'll be paralyzed.

Commit to facing your fears today. Get expert help.

Stare down what scares you most. If others can do it, so can you.

Remember what Jack Canfield wrote:

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."

PS - Fearful of life beyond corporate? Get help here.


Mind-Bender


Podcast

105: End the Paralysis & Go Build Something You Own

You've reached a point where you feel unfulfilled in your corporate career. Now you crave meaning, impact, and entrepreneurial freedom.

But you're stuck on the starting line, paralyzed by overanalysis.

We can't wait for inspiration, passion, or confidence.

It's time to get moving — to start building a business we own. Let's discuss how.



That’s it for today, my friend! I appreciate you.

—Matt

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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