why am I writing book reviews on a site for dungeon masters?
I originally got this idea on new years eve going into 2021. I was talking with my amazingly smart and beautiful friends when at least 3 of them were talking about trying to start their businesses. I asked them if they were willing to listen to my ranting about all of the books I have read. Instead of ranting, I'm gonna write about it.
Alright nerds, listen up. It's time to get our asses in gear and start making some money. I've read a few books over the years and I want to share my insights. This list will be part of an ongoing series that is part book review and part life planning. The goal is to reccomend books with a (somewhat) short description.
Every book I mention on this site is highly reccomended and has helped me a lot in my current journey. I want to help everyone live the best life possible. I want to help people make some money and hopefully retire early.
I have recently realised that life isn't going to end very soon. I'm not going to die early. And even after some mismanaged plagues (I'm looking at you 'merica), the world isn't going to end. There won't be an apocalypse in my life time. We're here for a long time, so lets make our future something worthwhile, something worth living for.
The 4-hour work week by tim ferriss
Youv'e probably heard about this one and thought "No way! working only 4 hours is impossible." That is what I thought too, and I put off reading this for a long time. I gave this book a second chance after it was reccomended by the amazing youtube channel Charisma on Command.
This is the first book that taught me that it is possible to create a business on your own terms. And it can be a viable option. Stop working for others when your precious time could be your own.
Tim Ferriss lays out a great plan for finding a simple business that could work for whatever your gaols are. After reading this, I hope your goals will become loftier.
This books goes into detail about getting out of the office and working remotely. Tim preaches the 80/20 priciple for maximixing your time in order to be free to do what you want to do. Inactivity and being stuck in a 9-5 job is not the goal, doing what excites you and having the time to do it is the goal.
The 4-hour Work Week gives us a solid plan for automating a business that can fund us and free up our time.
I put this book first on the list for a reason. It was the first time I thought that I could actually acomplish something in life that I actually wanted to do! like write, and try to inspire people. This was the first time I realised that an early retirement could be possible.
Side Hustle by chris guillebeau
This definitly the simplest and the easiest to use business building book that I have read. The chapters are designed for you to work on one simple task each day so you can launch your business or side hustle within the course of just one month!
The steps are easy to follow. Any noob can benifit greatly from this one. You are well on your way to making a real life business, now make sure you have a real life way to get paid for it.
I love Side Hustle, this book spells out the specific things you need to do to build a hustle from scratch while also telling inspiring stories. This can be another great foundation for all of your ventures.
Chirs has a good number of books and I reccomend them all.
The E-myth revisited by Michael gerber
The E-Myth is straightforward in a different way than side hustle. The E-Myths major point is that we should be working on our business instead of working in your business. What is the point of making a busness, if you have basically created another 9-5 job for yourself. We are supposed to be freeing up our time instead of becoming just another employee at a dead end job.
Even if your goal is to create a fully automated business, the E-Myth teaches some great philosophy and insights we can apply as we build a business or a side hustle. This book talks about the stages of growth in a business and what to do to survive to the nest stage.
Gerber teaches the difference between a technician, a mangaer, and an entreprenuer. And how an owner needs to deal with these 3 personalities in themselves and their business. Most businesses fail because a technician take over and stops the entrepenuer from moving forward.
If you follow what The E-Myth has to teach, your side hustle and your life will become more focused and meaningful. Successful people work on their lives, not just in their lives.
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