Cubicle Escape Artists, Unite!


My friend Jason Van Orden and his business partner, Jeremy Frandsen recently coined a term I really love: “cubicle escape artist”.

It’s a term that invokes curiosity.

And yet I believe people instinctively know what it means, and their curiosity is really disguised hope.

People know that a “cubicle escape artist” is someone who has somehow escaped the old J-O-B and found a way to be free. And people want to know what that way is, and how they can do it themselves.

This just demonstrates that people are willing and ready to move from the Old Economy to the New Economy – and people instinctively know there’s some way to use the Internet to do this. I'll get to that in a moment…

When someone (like Jason and Jeremy) coins a nice little phrase that sums up that idea, people are attracted to that like bears to honey.

I know I was, when I decided to break out of a great radio broadcasting business.

This quick post is being written from the back of the Copywriting Motorhome, which was paid for by my own “cubicle escape” a few years ago. I’m on a three-month spiritual journey around the USA (a 7,500 mile odyssey), and yet I’m still preparing to launch my own new Internet venture and managing three client launches while on the road.

So I know cubicle escape is possible.

In fact, while I love Jason and Jeremy’s term (and I highly recommend you check out their free podcast entitled Internet Business Mastery), I think of myself as  something a little more radical…

So from now on, please think of me as an Economic Freedom Fighter™.

I hereby lay claim to that handle.

My mission: to free those captive to the poverty mindset, to help people build wealth, and bring more prosperity to the world… using the power of the Internet and the alchemy of marketing.

And make no mistake – it is a fight.

The common mentality, the mindset of the average person, is the employee-factory-wageslave mentality.

People with the average mindset will scoff at your efforts to escape the 9-5. If you’re a business owner, “average” business owners will try and tell you why your efforts to improve your business or thrive in “tough” times are doomed to fail.

Average people do not want you to succeed wildly, because quite frankly it makes them look bad.

My advice to you: refuse to be average.

Rise above ordinary.

Step into your best identity, and join me (and others) in the fight for economic freedom. Resist mediocrity.

So…‘till the next time, this is your friendly Economic Freedom Fighter™ urging you to fight the good fight.

“If you’re hearing this message – you are the resistance.”

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at