I Don't Want Anymore Cheese
I Just Want Out of the Trap

By Richard Templar
Financial Times / Pearson Education
March 2004
ISBN: 0-273-67543-5
141 Pages, Illustrated, 5 ½" x 8 ½"
$39.50 paper original

How many more days are you going to sit by the window staring out wishing you were somewhere else, anywhere else? How many more Monday mornings are you going to drag yourself out of bed and off to a job you hate in an office you resent for a boss you’ve got no time for? How many more years are you going to squash that dream?

There comes a time when we simply don’t want any more cheese and we are prepared to do anything to get out of the trap. Is it that time for you? So what’s holding you back? Fear of failure? Wondering where the next pay cheque will come from? Fear of what the family will say? Not sure what the next step is? Afraid that your dream may all turn to dust in your hand?

Sometimes all we need is a little shove in the right direction. This book is that gentle shove. This is the book that will get you up and going when your get and go has got up and gone. So what is cheese? What is the trap? Cheese is anything that keeps you trapped – the job, the salary, the pension plan, the fear of failure, the responsibility, the duty - it doesn’t matter.

The trap is the lack of motivation, the drudgery, the sapped will, the job – it doesn’t matter. And out is anything you want it to be – your own business, working from home, downshifting, moving to another job, promotion, starting your own consultancy, becoming a free agent, working part-time, starting a family, working flexitime, going round the world, giving it all up to work for a good cause.

What are you going to do? – cheese How are you going to do it? – traps How will you make it happen? – out

Author Richard Templar once worked for cheese. Now he has escaped the trap and makes his living writing. Some of his titles include: The Rules of Work and Fast Thinking Managers Manual (with Ros Jay).

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