Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery - that by some stroke of luck or circumstance, they've found the one thing they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work, and yet they're getting paid well to do it.
In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There's a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau, the best-selling author of The $100 Start Up, has created a practical, actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks - whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.
But finding the work you were "born to do" isn't just about finding your passion. Doing what you love is great, but if you aren't earning a pay check, it's a hobby, not a career. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don't just have jobs that tap into their passions. They have jobs where they can lose themselves in the flow of meaningful work for hours at a time.
This intersection of joy, money, and flow is key to what Guillebeau will help you find in this book: work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences. Whether by launching a side hustle that turns into a profitable business, "hacking" your dream position within a traditional job or organization, becoming a "DIY rock star" by fashioning an entirely new profession around your varied interests, or building your own mini empire as an entrepreneur, this book will show you how to find that one job or career that feels so right, it's like you were born to do it.
©2016 Chris Guillebeau (P)2016 Chris Guillebeau
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"Inspirational and Actionable"
I enjoyed listening to this book. I finished it in one day. And while reading it you'll find that there is something for everyone to take away.
The most enjoyable parts were the many examples of people's lives and work situations that were essentially the main support for this book.
Still my favorite topic had to be the resumes. I have never considered writing a resume of the future. I thought it was a very unique idea.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to for an answer to "What kind of work can I do that gives me joy and pays?"
"Awesome. Great tips."
Very informative. I really enjoyed this audiobook. This is Chris's fourth book and it does not disappoint. Very informative with great actionable tips.
"Excellent information for anyone that has a dream!"
This ranks very high on my book favorite list. I read 68 inspirational and business books last year.
this book was very life-changing I especially like the section on Works shifting I think that anyone who has a full-time job that aspires to become a solopreneur or business owner should definitely take a look at this book most books will tell you to quit your job and move forward as fast as possible this book really shows you a detailed plan on how to escape your full-time job life-changing!
"Yaaasss ! This book really helped get me motivated"
this book really help me get motivated to work on my career and side hustle. I now work for myself and I have a budding side business. I still have a lot of work to do but the advice on this book is going to help.me get farther with my plans!
"Fluff and then more fluff"
The advise in this book is truly self-help fluff from 20 years ago. I found Jen Sincero's "You're a Badass" much more applicable and enjoyable to listen to.
"The most actionable book in the last couple of yea"
Born for this was totally amazing in as you peel an onion, the author kind of does the same thing to you where you can analyze your self from a totally different perspective. the author does a great job by going deep into your values and what you exist for and how you show up every day. I have not done a review for audible in a while but this book made me stop on my mountain bike and dictate the awesomeness of this book so that others could share the joy.
"Great book, terrible narrator"
The content of this book is really great but the narrator sounds like Squidward's annoying know it all brother. It bothered me a lot but I'm glad I pushed through it because I definitely learned some good stuff.
The narrator does a really good job of making some thinly laced pep talks sound more credible. Unfortunately, that's about all you get. The content is about as, "empty calorie" as it could possibly be and still be called a book. There's nothing here you can't read on a million other blogs written by folks with equally inflated credentials. I felt as if I was listening to a rambling brainstorm session by every other know-it-all who has actually accomplished very little. The author's suggestions make me think he's the kind of person who walks by a camera while it was filming a commercial and know he thinks he's a thespian. The guy who got lucky when purchasing 5 shares of Tesla stock and thinks he should give Warren Buffet some investment advice. Save your money, read a blog.
This will open your mind to think about how to create your own path. $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity are also good for thinking.
Great book that will make you question what knew before. Very interesting, I listen to it in two sittings 😮 I'm definitely going to check authors another books.
"The push I needed"
I have listened to a few books that intends to help you work for yourself or earn more. This book really helped me focus on an idea and to then put that idea into action.
It's a short book, but I think that helps to highlight the key points.
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