How to escape the Golden Handcuffs of your job

How do you escape the golden handcuffs of a job, and create the business of your dreams? Well I plan on sharing my full story about the simple steps I am using to escape the golden handcuffs and create the income, lifestyle and freedom I want.  Watch for my upcoming book called “BREAKING THE CHOKEHOLD” – 7 Simple Steps to Design the Life and Business you Love.

For transparency, I am still in the process of escaping, and this book is a story about me for you – about the tips, tactics and tools I am using to break the golden handcuffs once and for all, and bust into my best life. Like many of you, I don’t want to be tied to an office, commuting, sitting in traffic, going to work in a box, making someone else successful while experiencing financial strife and a life of mediocrity.

Escape the golden handcuffs by breaking your chokeholds

The intention of my book Breaking the Chokehold is to share with you what I’ve learned about escaping the golden handcuffs of a fat steady paycheck, to take a chance on more freedom, flexibility and opportunity. It requires breaking chokeholds – the psychological fears, limiting beliefs and old patterns that were holding me back. Even more, I had to figure all this out on the fly in a fast-changing digital economy.

Breaking the Chokehold is all about self-leadership – growing from within. It describes the rigors it takes to create a fresh success mindset (because the old rules don’t apply), the skills learned (to maximize taking advantage of opportunities), and how to challenge the edges of yourself daily by taking specific actions towards designing the life and business you love – even when you haven’t yet figured out how to have it.

My journey began in 2015 when I was determined to live the freedom lifestyle by running a business from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an internet connection. Since I’ve cracked the code on how to do it, the purpose of my book is to give voice to the psychology and strategies behind my success and story – warts and all – to help you break the inertia of where you are into your best life.


“The greatest good you can do for another is not to share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” – Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister

Changing your life, means you must change

Most people want to experience more, to improve their life, for things to be different – but they don’t want to earn their way into those results. They want immediate gratification and are not prepared to make the necessary changes by becoming the person who lives their desired results.

For a long time, I confess I was the same way. I wanted more but didn’t do anything different. I didn’t put myself out there. I was trapped by golden handcuffs… by having been lured into a cushy management position and steady income. I was secure with my job, but my professional and personal growth started to stagnate. It’s tough to trade a fat regular paycheck for chance income, even if it means working without passion. Long story short, I played it safe for a long time.


“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.”  – Samuel Ullman, American businessman, poet, humanitarian, and religious leader

The only difference between you and me is that I made the decision and total commitment to jump out of the “Rat Race”. I determined I needed to develop new digital and entrepreneurial skills, along with the mindset to win a more fulfilling race (or life journey). The race is “breaking into your best life”- creating the income, lifestyle and freedom you want, living life on your terms and doing what you love to do.

Being safe is just not enough. It leads to the same results – a life of mediocrity. Famous physicist turned philosopher Albert Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” That was me. I wanted something different but kept doing the same thing, expecting my ideal life and business to come to me. It didn’t. I was in a nightmare, like being in an F-18 fighter jet spinning out of control, further and further from my dreams in the sky. The death spin was killing my spirit.

I finally realized that, to change my life, I had to change. I could not keep going year after year, decade after decade, the same way – I had to get the balls to do something new. I used my restless, unsettled energy as a gauge to measure what was missing in my life. I knew I needed a different approach and I knew that had to start with me. I had to become the person courageous enough to walk away from conventional success, and break the golden handcuffs to live my dream life and business.


“Do not fear death so much but, rather, the inadequate life.”  – Bertoit Brecht, German theatre practitioner, playwright and poet

My mission is to help you break the golden handcuffs if you dare

It is my mission you have a full understanding of what it takes and a plan that is clear and actionable, and that you have access to the tips, tactics, tools and training to expedite your personal transformation. Don’t settle for what the world says is acceptable – instead, go for what you want and what you are capable of achieving. This is really about your ‘more’ – who you are when fully expressing, sharing your unique talents, living your purpose. The best decision you can make is to take a chance and invest in yourself and your dreams by acquiring the knowledge and skills, immune to outside forces, so you can build your own economy.  It’s time to move from desire vs. fear and status quo.

Discover how easy it is to start a profitable online business from scratch (Free Webinar Series)

If you are ready to break the golden handcuffs of your job and start your own online business…come work along with me and my team and design the life and business you love in a digital economy. Start today by watching our free webinar series. Learn from my partner Stuart Ross on how to start and grow a profitable online business and design the life you love.

Watch as we show you how to earn high-ticket commissions that pay hundreds (even thousands) per sale.

Use our proven business system so you can generate income with just a laptop from anywhere in the world.

Click the link to get started

Be vulnerable – birth a new you – and live with no regrets!

With gratitude,

Doug Howorko- Founder of ZAGGTIME

ZAGGTIME is the source for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs. We are a team of business bloggers and lifestyle enthusiasts impacting the world by sharing inspirational and practical insights for aspiring lifestyle entrepreneurs.

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