Out On Your Own is a thought-provoking, realistic guide to the trials, tribulations and triumphs of self-employment, written for the millions of people who aspire to it. It is a pragmatic examination of the psychological, emotional, social, and financial pressures that face fledgling consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs and cottage industrialists. It identifies a five- step sequence that leads them out of the corporation and into success in the venture. The steps (dreaming, assessing, planning, escape and life after the escape) are described thoroughly, an entire section being devoted to each one. The book includes checklists, case histories, quotations and lists of resources compiled by two men who have actually done it: doubled their incomes within a year after leaving their organizations and setting out on their own.