Abandon The 9-5 Mindset: Become An Entrepreneur
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Abandon The 9-5 Mindset: Become An Entrepreneur

This course guides you through ways you can start thinking more like an entrepreneur and less like an employee
4.2 (28 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by John Shea
Last updated 10/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Have an understanding of ways they can start working for themself
  • Learn concepts of productivity and goal setting
  • Learn ways to make sacrifices for saving time
  • Start thinking more like an entrepreneur and less like an employee
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  • Several concepts of business ideas are shared within the course
  • Evernote, Nozbe and other productivity software is useful
  • Have an open mind about taking on a venture for yourself!

*Updated October 2016*

Are you unhappy with your job? Have you ever dreamed of becoming your own Boss?

Do you come home every day wishing there was more to life than just working a 9-5 job?

In this course I walk you through the mindset changes you will need to make to become an entrepreneur.

I then show you what you can do outside of your job to start living like an entrepreneur.

How I structured this course

  • First I walk you through my own personal story for becoming an entrepreneur
  • Next you are shown how to stop thinking like most people who work normal 9-5 jobs
  • I provide several ideas on how you can start building a business outside of your 9-5 job such as blogging, affiliate marketing, teaching with courses, podcasting, freelancing and more.
  • I share with you my productivity tools and how I use them daily
  • I go in-depth into why you need to make sacrifices and have self discipline to succeed with entrepreneurship
  • Finally I provide several recommendations for books that will get you motivated to do more with your life and stop living like most people do.

Why you should take this course

If you have been unhappy with your life, your job, or even your financial situation this is the course for you.

You will learn a lot about the mindset changes you need to make in order to see positive change in your lifestyle with this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • People that are interested in working for themselves should take this course!
  • People who are comfortable working a 9-5 job and are not willing to do what it takes to break out of their job should not take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Introduction To The Course
2 Lectures 06:04

In this video I talk about what this course is going to be about and what to expect.

Preview 00:56

In this video I talk about my story and how I got started as an entrepreneur.

Preview 05:08
How To Stop Thinking Like Those Who Work 9-5
2 Lectures 09:32

In this video I talk about why I view most people who work 9-5 jobs as "different" and this is because people are so caught up in their regimen they never look outside the box to see what's really possible.

Why I view most people in my daily life as different

This is one of my favorite quotes. Take a look at who you spend time with and figure out if they are bringing you up or tearing you down from having success.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with
What You Can Focus On As An Entrepreneur Outside Of The 9-5
7 Lectures 19:09

Blogging and building a wordpress site is a great skill to have, it's what I recommend you do when first starting out!

Learn How To Build Websites With Wordpress

Building an Amazon niche site is a great way to earn additional passive income.

Preview 03:34

Check out my example podcast site at Voices Of Marketing.

Start a Podcast

Teaching on Udemy is a great way to additionally earn income outside of your job.

Teach a Udemy Course

Use sites such as Skillshare and Udemy to find ideas for helping others with a skill.

Learn a valuable skill people are willing to pay you for

Freelancing is a great way to make additional money outside of your job and generally is very easy to do. Look at UpWork as a source to find new freelance gigs based on your skills.

Become a freelancer

Starting a real store with a tool such as Shopify is another great project you can tackle. I show an example dropship store I am building in this video which is a great model for a "hands off" approach to managing a store.

Start a real eCommerce Business
Productivity Hacks
3 Lectures 05:55

Evernote is an awesome tool for tracking goals and files.


Nozbe is a great "to do" list productivity tool worth checking out.


I use Outlook to organize multiple email addresses into one place. This might be worth considering if you have multiple email addresses.

Combined Email Accounts with Outlook
Sacrifice & Discipline
5 Lectures 11:35

Time is always an excuse a lot of people have for being more productive outside of a job. I talk about making no excuses and just making the time.

Preview 02:02

The biggest thing you can do when venturing out of your 9-5 job is becoming more focused on one task or definitive goal.

Finding Your Focus

Watching TV can be a huge time sink, check out this lecture to hear about my experience with it.

Watching a lot less TV

I've sacrificed playing video games for as long as 30 days multiple times so I could be more productive with my business goals.

Playing Little to Zero Video Games

Taking a challenge such as the 30 Days of Discipline will help you save time in your day, boost energy and just overall increase your productivity.

Start a Discipline Challenge
Recommended Books
3 Lectures 04:24

This is a book all about focusing on one thing, worth checking out!

The ONE Thing

This is a book by Pat Flynn of the Smart Passive Income. One of my favorite books!

Let Go by Pat Flynn

This is a great book about taking control of your mindset.

Gorilla Mindset by Mike Ceronovich
2 Lectures 05:03

Thanks for going through this course! I hope you've found it to be helpful. Feel free to start a discussion if you have any questions for me.


Bonus: My Success With Freelancing on UpWork
About the Instructor
John Shea
4.2 Average rating
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65,982 Students
41 Courses
Owner of No Shame Income

I run the online blog No Shame Income where I share what's working for me in the world of online marketing.

I started learning about online marketing as a way to generate additional income, I enjoy connecting with others and helping people achieve their goals.

I have experience with Amazon, eBay, eCommerce, Social Media, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Podcasting, Lead Generation, Landing Page Design, Wordpress & More.

I have created all kinds of courses on different topics such as Amazon, SEO and starting your own Podcast.