When Facebook Responses Inspire a Blog Post: What is Your Why for Ditching the 9-5 Life to Become an Entrepreneur?

Why do you want to ditch 9-5 life? Is it money? Probably not. Be inspired by others who are on the journey.

May 15, 2024

3 Ways to Celebrate Wins as an Entrepreneur Because it's the Free At 50 Word of the Year.

Do you celebrate your wins? As the creator of the Free At 50 blog, I decided to make WINS my word of the year.

Jan 24, 2024

Make Your 9-5 Escape Permanent this Year: Use 2023's Most Popular Articles on the Free At 50 Blog

Are you ready to make your 9-5 escape permanent this year? Start with the most valuable resources online: 2023's most-read posts on the Free At 50 blog.

Jan 03, 2024

December 29th is "Still Need To Do" Day: Let's Turn it Upside Down and Focus on Long Term Goals

Let's turn National Still Need To Do Day upside down and make the end of the year stress-free for entrepreneurs.

Dec 27, 2023

Sheenia's Journey of Self-Discovery: She Quit Her Job to Become a Homemaker and is Embracing a New Chapter

You can leave 9-5 life and embrace a new chapter based on priorities and purpose- Sheenia shares how she's doing it!

Nov 29, 2023

Hitting Information Overload Day Head-on as We Celebrate Free at 50’s 3rd Year

Celebrate the Free At 50 birthday by taking action and hitting National Information Overload Day head-on!

Oct 18, 2023

Grab Your Pumpkin Spice Latte and Update Your Business To-Do List: Powerful October Ideas for Entrepreneurs

It's pumpkin spice time which means it's October! Let's take a moment for planning your business growth with some ideas for entrepreneurs.

Sep 27, 2023

RV Life is Good: Just Ask Stacey of the Chipmunk's RV Life Blog!

Stacy is experiencing freedom at 50 and beyond, because RV life is good and she is traveling, blogging, and enjoying every moment!

Sep 18, 2023

Jobs That Allow Travelers to Do What You Love

It might take time, but you can turn passion into a business, including a passion for travel!

Sep 06, 2023

Free at 50 Blog’s 2023 Summer Interview Series: Roxeanne Overcame Adversity- Read About Her Journey to Healing

Getting healthy was the start to Roxeanne's new business and living a location independent life. It's about passion!

Aug 30, 2023

Free At 50 Blog's 2023 Summer Interview Series: Angie Aki Left Corporate Life and Hasn't Looked Back

Angie Aki left corporate life at age 40 and hasn't looked back. Transitioning from pharmaceutical sales to real estate investment, she is living her dream.

Aug 27, 2023

Free at 50 Blog’s 2023 Summer Interview Series: How Ann Hooper Pivoted Her Business

How do you get to be in control of your life? Starting a business, and pivoting when you need to. Learn how successful entrepreneurs think.

Aug 16, 2023

3 Reasons Why I Don’t Want a 7-Figure Income: My 2023 Freedom Post

What is living Free At 50? Read the 2023 time freedom post and I'll tell you why I don't want a 7-figure income.

Jun 28, 2023

Free at 50 Blog's 2023 Summer Interview Series: Lola Bailey Tells Her Story, It's Her Business

Lola went from the pharmaceutical industry to self-employed! She is a storyteller telling her story in this interview.

Jun 14, 2023

Free At 50 Blog's 2023 Summer Interview Series: Meredith is a Business Coach Leading by Example, Follow Her!

The 2023 Summer Interview Series on Free At 50 is here! Learn how successful entrepreneurs like Meredith Van Ness think!

Jun 07, 2023

6 Links to Understand and Achieve a Growth Mindset: Free At 50's Recommendations

How do you get a growth mindset? It's vital if you want to change your life! This post shares the best resources for you.

May 26, 2023

5 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs Explained in Terms of Time Freedom: Believe in Tomorrow and Always Live Like it's Spring

Need some spring-like motivation? Free At 50 blog shares and explains 5 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs in blog post.

Mar 16, 2023

When a Conversation on Facebook about Work Inspires a Blog Post for Free At 50

I was chatting with a friend on Facebook about turning his passion into a business and how that makes working Saturday different! It's about time freedom.

Feb 13, 2023

2 Truths and a Lie: Let's Discuss Working on Call 24/7 or Ditching the 9-5

Taking the 2 Truths and a Lie game and applying it to working on call 24/7 vs. ditching the 9-5!

Feb 02, 2023

Making the Right Decision in Life: When to Quit Your Job and Build your Next Chapter Based on Time Freedom

Right is right. Making the right decision in life about when to quit your job for time freedom is something you will do.

Jan 12, 2023

What Resources Do Entrepreneurs Need? See 2022's Top 10 Articles on the Free At 50 Blog.

What do entrepreneurs need? See what the Free At 50 blog's readers have chosen as the top posts heading into 2023!

Jan 02, 2023

Use Your Brain! Begin the Journey to Leaving 9-5 Life: Learn 3 Powerful Steps to Shift Your Mindset from a Certified Meditation Teacher

Your brain plays a role in leaving 9-5 life. Shift your mindset using these 3 powerful steps from a certified mediation teacher focused on mindfulness.

Nov 30, 2022

How Discovering Your True Purpose Makes it Easier to Escape the 9-5 Life

Learn how discovering your purpose makes it easier to escape the 9-5 life, leaving corporate America behind.

Nov 09, 2022

Ditching Limiting 9-5 Beliefs to Escape the 9-5: Finding Your Why and Becoming Free At 50

Misty's plan is to be Free At 50. She's ditching her limiting 9-5 beliefs to make her 9-5 escape a reality.

Oct 26, 2022

Free At 50 is a Lifestyle, Not an Age: Turning 52 and Still Blogging-Determined to Stay Out of the 9-5!

Are you determined to stay out of the 9-5? Want inspiration to get on the path out of the 9-5? Start here with the Free At 50 lifestyle.

Oct 12, 2022

Say No to 9-5 Life and Yes to Financial Freedom: Ditch the Overwhelm and Stress with Guidance from a Happiness Coach

Say no to 9-5 life and yes to financial freedom! It doesn't have to be overwhelming, take it from a happiness coach.

Sep 21, 2022

Back to School for Entrepreneurship: How to Maximize this Concept from our Youth to Grow your Business or Side Hustle.

Back to school for entrepreneurship! Use the back-to-school concept to grow your business or side hustle and escape the 9-5.

Aug 17, 2022

10 Tips to Overcome Self-doubt and Fear of Change: the Share to Inspire Blog Meets Free At 50

10 tips to overcome self-doubt and fear of change, because those are natural feelings! Embrace change and change your life.

Aug 03, 2022

3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the 18th Century about Mindset: Inspired During a Visit to the Art Museums of Williamsburg

Have you ever visited a museum and learned lessons for entrepreneurs? Corporate titles don't matter, you can use your skills your way.

Jul 27, 2022

Find your Why to Ditch the 9-5: 3 Entrepreneurs Define Freedom so Creating your Independence Day and Joining the Great Resignation can Start Now.

With the Great Resignation still happening, I asked entrepreneurs to share their definition of freedom and I share how finding your why is vital.

Jul 20, 2022

Building a Business Means You're in Control: Let's Discuss the Illusion of Steady Income and Job Security in Corporate!

Do you want control of your income? Let's discuss the illusion of job security in corporate life and the control you have building your own business.

Jun 29, 2022

Leaving the 9-5 Isn't Always About Scary Corporate Burnout: Celebrate National Selfie Day by Reflecting on Your Professional Life.

Corporate burnout is real but it isn't the only reason to ditch the 9-5! Reflect on your professional life and focus on fulfillment.

Jun 15, 2022

Want Freedom From the 9-5? Just Say No to It and Be Location Independent!

Do you want freedom from the 9-5? Just say no to corporate life and live location independent.

Apr 13, 2022

5 Ways to Get Past Failure and Move Forward: Starting a New Blog or Business when Your First One Failed

Feeling the need to start over with building a business? Get over the feeling of failure and read Margaret Bourne's article about moving forward.

Apr 06, 2022

5 Steps to Paint Your Path in Life: A Guest Post about Professional Freedom

Dr. Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey is coaching entrepreneurs and in this post, she shares insight on how to paint your path to professional freedom using mindset.

Mar 09, 2022

Discovering The Essential Habits of 6-Figure Bloggers will Motivate Every Entrepreneur

The Free At 50 blog book review of Sally Miller's The Essential Habits of 6-Figure Bloggers: this book will motivate entrepreneurs.

Mar 02, 2022

4 Valuable Insights from the 4-Hour Workweek: A Free At 50 Book Review

The Free At 50 book review of TImothy Ferriss' 4-Hour Workweek, a book that affirmed ditching the 9-5 mindset for one GenXer.

Feb 02, 2022

Zen is my Word for 2022: I Never Choose a Word so it's a Big Deal!

Daphne, creator of the Free At 50 blog, shares how she chose Zen as her 2022 word of the year.

Jan 12, 2022

I Escaped the 9-5 Life and Then...Heading into 2022 I Won a Blogging Award!

Daphne Reznik, creator of the Free At 50 blog shares her thoughts on receiving the 2021 Encouraging Blogger Award and how you can use your skills to escape the 9-5.

Dec 28, 2021

The Free At 50 Way to Owning Your Time: Do What you Love

Free At 50 is a concept, it isn't limited to being age 50 and this birthday post of creator Daphne Reznik shares that concept and resources to encourage others to own your time.

Oct 31, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Blaire is Helping Entrepreneurs Get Noticed and Grow Online

Brand Strategist Blaire is using her corporate skills to help entrepreneurs get noticed online through consulting and online courses.

Oct 23, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Taylor Ditched 9-5 Life and is Blogging for Business: One Mom's Story of Assigning Value to Family Time

Taylor started her first blog in 2018 and hasn't looked back! As her life evolves into a new chapter of motherhood she's added a 2nd blog.

Oct 16, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Meghan's Journey to Professional Freedom and Owning Her Time

In this interview on the Free At 50 blog, coach Meghan Stockman shares her journey into professional freedom and owning her time to inspire you to own yours.

Sep 18, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Meet the Pinterest Manager on the Path to Financial Freedom

Meet Brittany, a Pinterest Manager realizing her dream to ditch the 9-5 as she's on the path to financial freedom.

Oct 09, 2021

The Ugly Truth About Corporate Burnout: A Free at 50 Interview with Brandi

In this interview about escaping the 9-5, Brandi Kepley shares about corporate burnout and her journey to creating a bog focused on mental health.

Oct 02, 2021

A Free At 50 Interview: Entrepreneur Celine Bada is Branding herself and her Clients

In this interview, meet brand designer Celine Bada, who I using her corporate skills to create a life of professional freedom.

Sep 25, 2021

Imagine Earning Income Every Day and Loving Every Minute of it! Tegan Shares the Magic.

Tegan is a coach living her dream. Earning income every day as a digital nomad, focused on helping others into a location-independent lifestyle.

Sep 11, 2021

Guiding All Bloggers, Not Just New Ones: Dr. Lucrezia Iapichino Keeps it in the Family and Evolves Her Business to Help Grow Yours

Dr. Lucrezia Iapichino and her sister-in-law have built their blog and their business, supporting others with online courses and trainings.

Sep 04, 2021

The TedX Post: What I'd Say If I Were Doing a Ted Talk about Deserving Professional Freedom and Ditching the Tradition of 9-5 Forever

If I were doing a TedX talk, I'd talk about deserving professional freedom and ditching the tradition of 9-5 forever.

Aug 30, 2021

Why Corporate Titles Aren't Required to Create an Impact: Blogging is the Free At 50 Way

The Free At 50 life of blogging is proving that corporate titles aren't required to create an impact, your skills gained in corporate are.

Aug 23, 2021

4 Ways To Shift into an Entrepreneurial Mindset So You Can Escape The 9-5 Life and Own Your Time

Guest author and mindset mentor Chelsie of Chelsie in the World shares 4 ways to shift to an entrepreneurial mindset with the goal of escaping the 9-5.

Aug 17, 2021

Remembering Your Why: It’s the Secret to Stop Suffering Overwhelm and Get Back to the Cheesecake and Freedom Feeling.

Ease the overwhelm of going from employee to entrepreneur and get the cheesecake-and-freedom feeling of professional freedom.

Aug 10, 2021

Discover How to Shift Your 9-5 Mindset to One Focused on Professional Freedom: Get Unstuck, Take the Risk and Think Like an Entrepreneur

Coach Stephanie Wizman discusses shifting your mindset from the limiting beliefs of 9-5 life to one that can lead you to professional freedom by working with a coach.

Jul 26, 2021

Simplifying Social Media for Entrepreneurs: How to Ditch the Overwhelm of Posting Powerful Content

Are you a 9-5 escapee? If you're out of corporate, you might not have a marketing team on speed dial. We have you covered on simplifying social media for entrepreneurs.

Jul 19, 2021

Free at 50 Interview: Meet Anjali as She Is Splendidly Blogging and Coaching Her Way Through Life

Meet Anjali, an inspirational blogger who now coaches women wanting to build a business through blogging.

Jun 03, 2023

Being Encouraging Is About Being Inspired: I'm Still Learning My First Year Blogging

Being nominated for the annual Encouraging Blogger Award is an honor and this article shares many aspects of the why behind FreeAt50 and choosing to blog over 9-5 life.

Dec 07, 2023

Free at 50 Interview: Meet Shakira A Military Spouse and Online Entrepreneur on the Move Outside the Corporate World

Shakira is not only talented young entrepreneur, but she is a military spouse, planning for her future as a mom and maximizing the Internet to create a flexible business online outside the 9-5.

Jun 19, 2021

Free at 50 Interview: Racing Around the Country Jess Escaped the 9-5

Jessica has figured out how to find balance outside the 9-5 by creating her own business assisting entrepreneurs and having the ability to travel with her family.

Jun 12, 2021

How To Launch a Work From Home Business (A Beginners Guide to Getting Started)

Cyndi is a content strategist and owner of Ascent Storycraft sharing her story of pivoting professionally during the pandemic.

Jun 08, 2021

Free at 50 Interview: Meet the Geek in your Pocket and Learn about Becoming an Entrepreneur

Renee tells here story of ditching corporate life years ago to follow her passion and become the Geek in your Pocket.

Jun 05, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: See How Ella is Creating a Life Outside the 9-5

While in college, Ella decided the 9-5 life wasn't for her. Read how she is building an online business based on passion.

May 29, 2021

6 Steps to Achieving Financial Freedom and Ditch the 9-5

Learn from Erin Edwards of Level Up Personal Finance as she shares tips on attaining financial freedom and to escape the 9-5.

May 25, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Cheryl Ryan on Escaping the 9-5

The Free At 50 interview of Cheryl, creator of Zest and Aplomb. For her it's about escaping the 9-5 and having a community to learn and grow.

May 21, 2021

Other People’s Bad Decisions No Longer Steal My Time: Life After Corporate

Being out of corporate life means that I not longer waste precious time as a result of other people's bad decisions - no more "fire drills" of corporate creation.

May 18, 2021

Free at 50 Interview: The Creators of CS Planners on Escaping the 9-5

In this Free At 50 interview, meet two women who have escaped the 9-5 and are on a mission to show others it's possible!

May 15, 2021

Talking Financial Freedom to Gain Professional Freedom Outside the 9-5: 5 Questions Answered

I asked 12 people I call experts 5 questions about gaining financial freedom as part of the path to professional freedom and here are their answers.

May 11, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Paula Hickey on Escaping the 9-5

Paula is a self-described nerd who took her passion to create and design into a sustaining business the allowed her to escape 9-5 life.

May 07, 2021

Free Yourself to Do the Work You Love with a Strong Financial Footing

Michelle and I are GenXers who believe in having a strong financial footing so we can do the work we love.

May 04, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Claudia Medas on Escaping the 9-5 and Creating a Life of Professional Freedom Combining ESL and her Teaching Background

Meet Claudia Medes, who at 26, is using her skills to build a business sharing teaching slides for ESL and using a blog to reach the world.

Apr 30, 2021

Imperfect Action: Embrace it for Life Outside the 9-5 with Less Hustle and More Flow

Embracing the concept of imperfect action is a critical thing to do if you plan to escape the 9-5.

Apr 29, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Iva Ursano on Escaping the 9-5

Iva Ursano is the creator of Women Blazing Trails and she leads by example. It's her life after escaping the 9-5.

Apr 22, 2021

Join My Facebook Group. Ditching the 9-5: Resources, Tools, and Inspiration for Corporate Escape

Ditching the 9-5? Join a Facebook community focused on resources, tools, and inspiration for corporate escape with professional freedom as the goal.

Apr 19, 2021

Free At 50 Interview: Tom Werkman on Escaping the 9-5 to Become an Entrepreneur

Tom Werkman of Werkman Outfitters discusses leaving corporate life and building his dream business in partnership with his son.

Apr 09, 2021

Escaping the 9-5: Important Life-Changing Moments

Recognizing life-changing moments is vital when you're working on escaping the 9-5.

Apr 02, 2021

What is the Difference Between a Business Coach and a Consultant or Strategist: An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Definition of a Coach

Coming from corporate life, we've seen a lot of consultants, but not every entrepreneur has had experience with a coach. I'm here to help you navigate the difference.

Mar 17, 2021

5 Lessons from Leaving the 9-5 and Creating a Location Independent Lifestyle: Meet a Business Coach Living her Dream Life as a Digital Nomad

Success coach Victoria Jane Watson shares her lessons from leaving the 9-5 that led to a location independent lifestyle as a digital nomad, living her dream life.

Mar 13, 2021

My Journey to Leaving the 9-5: Ditching Corporate Life to Build My Dreams

Stacie is about total transparency in her story about leaving the corporate world. Everything she encountered on her journey to leaving the 9-5 can be useful on your journey.

Feb 15, 2021

Seizing Career Ownership To Attain Professional Freedom

Shane McDaniel, The Country Executive, shares his story of taking control of his career and attaining professional freedom.

Feb 06, 2021

Ditch the 9-5 Mindset of Gen X and Semi-Retire: Let's Discuss Escaping the Groundhog Day of Corporate Life

If your professional life feels like Groundhog Day, it might be time to design a lifestyle based on professional freedom.

Feb 03, 2021

Taking the Leap on Linked In: My Gift to Myself

Changing your Linked In profile is taking a big leap! It's a gift to yourself if you've left the 9-5 and ditched corporate titles.

Dec 23, 2020

Can Blogging be an Income Generator? Yes: Blogger Anjali Kay of This Splendid Shambles Shares her Secrets of Monetizing.

Learn about the business Anjali has developed as a blogger and how her experience can inspire you to create your success.

Dec 12, 2020

How to Start a Blog--or Some Kind of Online Self Employment: Take Action!

Information and resources to ditch the 9-5 lifestyle and start a blog or other type of online self-employment.

Dec 09, 2020

Positivity Plus Motivation Equals Productivity: 5 Tips for Success

Get inspired to be productive. What is your motivation and how can you successfully train yourself for productivity.

Nov 04, 2020

This is 50 Y'all!

FreeAt50 turning 50! How a lifestyle of professional freedom, escaping the 9-5 has had an impact.

Oct 31, 2020

Budget Matters: Financial Freedom Leads to Professional Freedom, It's the 4-Hour Workweek Way!

Knowing your financial situation is vital to designing a life of professional freedom and being able to quit corporate life. It's the 4-Hour Workweek Way.

Oct 19, 2020

Life, Death and Positivity Through Grunge: Can Generation X Adjust our Mindset about the 9-5 Tradition? Yes.

Assessing life, death and positivity to make the decision to walk away from the 9-5 and design a lifestyle of professional freedom, not waiting for retirement.

Oct 11, 2020

Not So Alone on the Island

Being an online business owner can seem lonely but there are many resources.

Sep 11, 2020

Break the 9-5 Tradition and Own Your Time: Get Professional Freedom and Enjoy a Location Independent Lifestyle

It is ok to quit corporate life and escape the tradition of 9-5 many of us were brought up to believe was mandatory for success.

Aug 14, 2021

Lipstick On: New Life New Opportunities in a Year of Covid

Designing a lifestyle of professional freedom includes narrowing down what you will be creating as well as setting up the business legally and financially.

Aug 27, 2020

You Got this Really: On the Path out of Corporate Life After a Covid Layoff

Announcing the Free At 50 blog! Find out how one woman's journey out of corporate started with a Covid layoff and you can relate to creating a life of professional freedom.

Jun 29, 2020