Today is day number 13,417 of my life. Last Wednesday, I willingly went into a structure made of shipping containers full of fire and black smoke that kinda made me feel like that day might be my last. Holy shit man, you can't really grasp what 200 degrees feels like until you're IN 200 degrees… Read More

Time for another Q&A from the Republic of Freedom community. Today's question comes from long-time reader and retreat participant, Corinne: "I think my biggest question right now is how do I get people interested in my shit? For instance, I want to run a seminar. How do I get the word out to new blood… Read More

I'm always fascinated by the story behind people's stories. You know, the truth deep down at the bottom below the pleasantries. Like when someone says, "Oh I could never do that" when what they really mean is "I'm not interested in pursuing or prioritizing that." I started the Republic of Freedom because it broke me… Read More

When I got the job in Mexico back in 2003 running the English Department in a private school I came under full attack from my Aunt. "What makes you qualified to do that?" "How are you going to prepare?" "What do you mean you just had a phone interview?" "What kind of ridiculous hiring process… Read More

It’s Reader Question time! Every week in my newsletter I ask readers to submit questions for me to help them with. This week I’m answering a question from long-time reader, Kate. She writes; "I'm in a job that's sucking my soul dry. I've been here for so long that I can do the work practically… Read More

  Hey you, Don't let people yuck your yum, ok? You know when you really like a song and someone makes fun of you for it? Fuck that. We take happiness for granted. We think joy is a never-ending wellspring from which we can drink freely. Except for when we're lonely. Except for when times… Read More

I like to think of rules more as gentle guidelines. And for that reason, I drove for an entire decade with a learner's permit and not a full-blown driver's license. I had a company car for seven of those years (no one checked my license) and I drove in probably 10+ different countries both while… Read More

Ok, so this is about as Location Independence 101 as it gets. I'm going to dish out the basics today because really? Thousands of people have no idea where to just…BEGIN. I was there once. And I wish that someone just handed me the idiot's guide so that I had a jumping off point. (not… Read More

  In my four years of running The Republic of Freedom, I've seen probably about a 70% attrition rate in online businesses (overall, not within my clients). I've witnessed countless people give themselves a title, throw up a website, blog a few times, sometimes make a lot of unsubstantiated claims, and sometimes hardly make a… Read More

RuPaul - You better work

Friends and comrades! The LEAP Guide is opening soon and we've decided to do something fun this round by offering one (1) scholarship to one illustrious and lucky future freelancer. If you haven't yet heard about it, The LEAP Guide is an incredibly comprehensive resource that covers all the steps and everything you need to… Read More

Hot dang is it ever easy to blame yourself when something goes wrong. "They all see now that I'm a fraud" or "I'm not good enough at this" or "I'm not 'cool' enough to be acknowledged by him/her". Well, here's my plea to you to not take it personally when no one shows up. When… Read More

It's Reader Question time! Every week in my newsletter I ask readers to submit questions for me to help them with. This week I'm answering a question from Melanie that I've been asked a lot over the past few years. She wrote, "At what point in your first year or two of entrepreneurship did you… Read More