EP. 18: Leaving Corporate to Start a Business And Write a Book with Shannon Talbot

Cover of episode 18 of The Rebel Maker Podcast with the title, Leaving Corporate to Start a Business And Write a Book with Shannon Talbot

Welcome back to The Rebel Maker Podcast! In this episode, we meet Shannon Talbot, a corporate dropout, coach, speaker, and author. She shares her journey from deciding to leave the corporate world to founding her coaching and consulting business and fulfilling her dream of writing a book.

We talk openly about managing time and stress, her writing process, and finding strong personal motivators to prioritize yourself and do the things you know are good for you.

By telling her story, Shannon hopes to inspire women to rewrite theirs, overcome obstacles, and realize their full potential.

In this episode:

  • [03:18] The impact of roles and titles on our perception of ourselves
  • [10:14] The reality behind “I don’t have time”
  • [14:26] Allowing yourself to change after a wake-up call
  • [21:40] Deciding to start a business and write a book after leaving corporate
  • [25:05] What the writing process looked like for Shannon
  • [31:11] Finding beta readers and getting the right feedback for your book
  • [34:10] Shannon’s least favorite part of writing the final draft
  • [39:45] Finding your motivators and creating your non-negotiable habits

Resources & Links

Boss Moms Facebook Group

Shannon’s Book, Breaking Free, comes out on Amazon on January 15th. Save the date!

Noteworthy quotes from this episode:

“I was like, who am I to write a book? […] And sometimes all it takes is somebody to plant a seed and believe in you.”