Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, now one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software startups. She is the author of the award winning book Escape from Cubicle Nation and is working on her second book Body of Work, due to be published in December, 2013.


Should You Start Writing a Book?

Just about everyone I have ever met has said, “I know I have a book in me.” And they are all right. As humans, we are filled with stories that need to be told. That…

How to Choose a Sustainable Pace to Grow Your Business

We are socialized to choose frantic. No matter how much we do, it never feels like it is enough. Choosing to view your life through the lens of  “never enough” and “always behind” is a…

How to Create a Full-Color, Full-Contact Body of Work, Courtesy of Beyonce

Much to the Internet’s amazement last week, without any prior buzz or warning, Beyoncé dropped a brand new album straight to iTunes, complete with 10 brand new videos.

How to Make Sure Your Work Aligns with Your Values

A mentor once told me that the only way you truly know what your values are are when they are violated. When you betray your values, you feel awkward, uneasy, and even sick.

What Story Does Google Tell About You?

For better or worse, we learn who people are, and what they do, by Google results. Because you are not the only one who contributes content to the Internet, you cannot always control the story Google tells about you.

Where Are You on the Great Work Scale? Take the Quiz

Have you ever gotten the perfect job, or client, or gig, and after doing the work for awhile, found that it was not anything like you imagined?

Why You Need to Dive Deep into Duende

I just spent three days in a hotel on a lake in Georgia, in a room filled with creative people, art, inspiration and poetry. I was at Patti Digh’s first annual Design Your Life Camp.

How to Get What You Want in 2014

I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. I think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel.

How to Get Your Groove Back

Reaching a certain level of personal or business success takes a lot of focus, grit and hard work. But now I believe that getting back to success once you have lost it is even harder. And here is why.

How to Go from Big Idea to Action

The most important part of getting started to take action is to define a small and feasible project. In order to do this, you need to choose a small part of a huge project.