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Quit Your Job and Start a Business with Milo Shapiro
79: Quit Your Job and Start a Business with Milo Shapiro

79: Quit Your Job and Start a Business with Milo Shapiro

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Quit Your Job and Start a Business – Milo Shapiro

Milo Shapiro

Milo Shapiro of IMPROVentures

Many aspiring entrepreneurs have a talent or something they enjoy doing but worry that they could never make a business from it. Milo Shapiro could have thought that way, but he didn’t. He knew he could get companies to pay him to bring his passion for improv (yes, just like on Who’s Line is it Anyway?) and teach their employees the many lessons about life and business that improv can teach. If you want to quit your job, be sure to listen because on this episode of the How to Quit Working Show, Milo will tell you how he successfully left his boring corporate computer job (where he just didn’t fit in) and started a company that lets him live a passionate life of freedom.

Nobody ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gosh, I’m really glad I turned down the opportunities in life.’

What success means to Milo:

Success is enjoying what you are doing and doing enough of it that you are financially successful, too.


About Milo Shapiro and IMPROVentures:

In 2000, after 15 years in Information Technology, my guest today, Milo Shapiro, made a bold business move. He took his ten-year passion for improvisation into business: using improvisation for teambuilding and to improve communication skills. He brings this work around the country to organizations like Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Navy, and Qualcomm.

As a professional motivational speaker, Milo honed his knowledge of platform skills through the National Speakers Association. His most popular speech is the highly interactive “We Gotta Fail…To Succeed!” where, within his talk about risk, change, and attitude, nearly half the time is spent leading the audience in improv games they get to play.

In 2004, he began sharing his knowledge on public speaking with others through classes, coaching, and speeches on improving one’s presentation skills. Though his company IMPROVentures™ and its public speaking division called Public Dynamics , he has helped hundreds of individuals organize and optimize their material, become more vibrant addressing groups, and make their storytelling more powerful. He is available locally in San Diego or via Skype and phone nationally.

His first book “The Worst Days Make The BEST Stories” is a fun look at life through funny real-life stories. His second book “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!” makes this often-feared topic fun! And his new release “Public Speaking for TEENS: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!” will be helping shape a new generation of speakers.

More about Milo’s story, skills, books, and offerings at IMPROVentures.com or the easier to spell

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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