What Makes You Come Alive?
“A lot of people have dreamed about building this kind of business, and only a few of them have taken on the dream and made it work. Maybe you're a dreamer, and maybe you're a doer—and maybe, with the help of this volume, you can be both.”
– Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy & winner of the Right Livelihood Prize, nicknamed the “Alternative Nobel”
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Turning Passion Into Business
What’s your wild business idea?
Wildpreneurs will launch you from daydreams to action. Inspiring vignettes from the creation of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge entertain your free-spirit and spark your inspiration while brainstorming sessions, visualizations, tips and tricks offer a roadmap for your journey. Interviews with Wildpreneurs globally are woven throughout the book to motivate, illuminate lessons and guide you along. Wild businesses featured include WanderfulSoul (keep wandering retreats), Party In My Plants (taking the hell out of healthy living), WheresMyOfficeNow and Rumpl. Wildpreneurs is designed to empower, inform and offer a practical resource for dreaming AND doing.
Wild + Entrepreneurs = Wildpreneurs
Unconventional businesses such as ecolodges, coffee shops in airstream trailers, sailing charters, podcasts, yoga studios and organic farms are not only trendy, they’re also viable, lucrative and have tremendous lifestyle appeal.
“A fascinating blend of memoir and practical advice for the entrepreneur seeking outside-the-box information on how to start your dream business. Tamara’s personal stories, at times, are fabulous adventures, and at others funny, honest, and self-reflective, offering insight into her own entrepreneurial mistakes, with the hope that others can avoid them. A must read for the next wildpreneur.”
—Herta Feely, award-winning author of Saving Phoebe Murrow
"I remember watching Tamara incubate her wild business idea in our college dorm. She not only dove head-first into entrepreneurship right after graduation, but she did it in the middle of the jungle with her parents. The qualities that make Tamara such a unique, resilient, and open-minded person shine through in her book with raw honesty. And she doesn't just want people to read the book and learn from her, she has intentionally curated an experience with interactive exercises so readers can develop their own blueprints. The Wildpreneurs is inspiring and right on time for the growing movement of adventurous creatives."
—Carolyn Barnwell, Documentographer at National Geographic