Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

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Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New FutureOne Hundred Dollar Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Published by Crown Business on 2012
Genres: Business & Economics, Careers, Entrepreneurship, General, Self-Help, Small Business
Pages: 285
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Change your job to change your life

You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a big company to pay the mortgage, send your kids to school and afford that yearly holiday. You can quit the rat race and start up on your own - and you don't need an MBA or a huge investment to do it.

The $100 Startup is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to:

- Earn as much as you would from a nine-to-five job but on your own terms, when and where you want

- Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love

- Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less

- Spend less time working and more time living your life

This took me much longer to read than it should have. I started it in September 2014 and finished it in May 2015 whilst on the train to Vienna. I think I found the writing style disengaging. The book though does contain awesome stories of success as well as insightful information, the biggest takeaway being

Change your job to change your life

Something I tried to do back in 1998, but thanks to being guilt tripped in to living up to my parents expectations it took me 16 torturous years before I was finally able to quit and change things. Now it is actually too late to do what I wanted to do with my life so I’ve had to pivot and do something else that’s awesome instead.

Anyone at University doing a course they are uninterested in or following a career that is depressing them should look for a way out immediately, rather than finishing or continuing, even if that means cutting out family from your life, something I should have done in 1999. Quite simply, you can’t do what you want to do by doing something else, so unless you are following your dreams and passions, you’re just waiting to die.

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