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When Michael Knouse beat his sales quota by over 300%, the last thing he expected was to be laid off. But it happened. “Thanks for knocking it out of the park, you’re fired,” he was told. But Michael didn’t let that stop him. He used his “golden boot” as an opportunity to start his own business. On this episode of the How to Quit Working Show, Michael tell us how he did it and how you can too.
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Michael Knouse is a Small Business Strategist, Unconventional Startup Coach and creator of The Startup Sessions web show and podcast. He spent 14-years in the technology and software industry before founding The Startup Sessions and making the leap to full time business builder. Michael works with burnt out corporate employees and aspiring entrepreneurs to help them craft a meaningful business, bring structure to creative ideas and align purpose-driven work with financial stability.
Michael is a former nine-to-fiver and completely understands what it’s like to be working for someone else while desperately wanting to make a bigger difference in the world. In 2012 Michael started a simple blog to express his ideas about the pursuit of meaningful work and the myth that it’s hard to have meaning and money in our lives. Since that time, Michael has made the transition from the corporate world to becoming a full-time coach, consultant and podcaster.
Michael lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill, where he enjoys trail running, skiing, yoga, enjoying great coffee, sipping IPA’s, and teaching others how to embrace their brilliance and do work that matters. Michael’s latest work can be found at TheStartupSessions.com.