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Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark
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it was amazing

We can all be entrepreneurs if we can just recognise it and then work on actualising it. This book sets out to show you how to create the entrepreneurial career you may want, in what is a rapidly-changing world of work. Whether you are looking for a full-time career or a side job, it may ignite the fire you need in your belly to succeed.

This is far from a ‘how to in 21 days…’ book, promising the earth before running away at speed. There will be a lot of hard work ahead before you get any reward. This book seeks to help you sensitively and realistically set your goals, whilst still showing that there can be potential. Nothing is ever guaranteed, yet it can give hope for those who want it. Not every entrepreneur will be a millionaire, despite the shiny promises many books seek to make. Working for yourself can be damn hard for often little (visible) reward. Yet rewards can come in forms other than hard currency and there is always the exception to the mainstream rule…

It is written in a clear, accessible style without hyperbole. The chapters are short but sweet, so you can focus your attention on the information being provided, building up your confidence and knowledge to design and possible implement an entrepreneurial activity. Even if you don’t eventually ‘pull the pin’ and go it alone, it is quite conceivable that you can transfer some of the skills and knowledge to your regular working life too, making things a little easier and better for everyone in the process due to your ‘entrepreneurial mind’ being enthused.

The author is an entrepreneur and has the bruises to prove it. For the book they interviewed over 50 other entrepreneurs to get their take on the skills and mindset needed to succeed, distilling the sum of this wisdom for the benefit of the reader. If you are already involved, somehow, as an entrepreneur, then don’t automatically dismiss this book, since you may get some useful data from other successful entrepreneurs that you can utilise.

It left a ‘nice taste’ in the mind. It was a lot better than I initially feared, since I’ve seen a lot of entrepreneur-type books that left me in a sense of despair and frustration. This could be said to be one of the good guys. It passes on the realities of entrepreneurial activity, discusses diversification and shows some of the downsides, whilst as you would expect encouraging you to still have a go and try and make it.

It is absolutely worth your consideration!

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October 5, 2017 – Shelved

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