i may had said this before, but i’m really not a reader. i love books. love them. but i’m more of a visual kind of guy. but, certain books strike a chord with me and i’ve actually have been enjoying reading more these days.
so for christmas i got about five new books. all of which have been sitting in my amazon.com wish list for a year or longer. and the first booked i wanted to start reading was this one.
i’m not really sure if i can call myself a freelancer, but i thought i’d give it a read anyway. and i’m so happy i did. while i’m only a couple chapters into it (and i admittedly read some of the later chapters first) i’m loving it.
having left the corporate world i don’t think i could ever go back to working for ‘the man’. i love being my own boss. i love owning my own company. i love creating my own schedule. i love working from home. etc. etc.
yes, it all sounds magical, and it is, but there are things i struggle with …. keeping said schedule. not having a traditional paycheck or health insurance. staying motivated without becoming burnout. minimal, if any, days off. etc. etc.
this book as already answered so many questions and has provide so much direction for how to be a successful freelancer. so if any of you have abandoned your 9 to 5 job to pursue your creative passions … or for those of you that want to … this is a must read.
i also appreciate the authors down to earth writing style. it’s not like your reading a textbook that gives you fact after fact. it actually fun and enjoyable. i even found myself laughing several times.
anyway, i highly recommend it for all you entrepreneurs, freelancers and wannabes.
anyone else read this book? thoughts? other suggestions for books like this?