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  • The Money Tree

  • A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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The Money Tree

By: Chris Guillebeau
Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau
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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author of The $100 Startup and Side Hustle comes Chris Guillebeau's engaging story about the power you have to create your own financial destiny.

Like financial classics The Latte Factor and The Richest Man in Babylon, The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: You are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

Jake Aarons is in trouble. He's being evicted from his apartment in less than 30 days, the bill for his $50,000 in overdue student loans is almost due, and the digital marketing agency he works at just implemented a new military-style grading system that might cost him his job. To top it off, Jake's new relationship with Maya was going so well...but with everything else falling down around him, he might lose her, too.

In search of answers, Jake reluctantly attends a weekly group meeting at the invitation of a coworker. Everyone in the group is trying to create a lucrative side hustle with one key requirement: They can only spend up to $500 before earning a profit. Over the course of several weeks, Jake undertakes a series of challenges, first learning how to make $1,000 in a single weekend, and ultimately how to discover the untapped skills he needs to take control of his finances - and his life.

©2020 Chris Guillebeau (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Not only will you tear through the pages of this well-told story, but it'll light a spark in your quest to build the free and prosperous life you've always dreamed of." (Derek Sivers, author of Anything You Want)

"Chris Guillebeau has always been one of our most inspired business minds - teaching us about everything from traveling the world to building a side hustle. Now, with The Money Tree, he shows he's also a terrific storyteller. If you're hoping to make a living and make a life, this book is an essential read. (Daniel H. Pink, author of When and To Sell Is Human)

"Ever wondered why some people seem stuck, stalled, or unable to launch - while others have identified the unique gift they can share with the world? This book holds the answer." (Marie Forleo, author of Everything Is Figureoutable

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Exceeded my expectations

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I found the main characters problems relatable. And the principles mentioned to starting a side hustle makes the transition (in my mind) much more manageable.

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So engaging

I so enjoyed this audio book. Funny, interesting and inspiring. And of course ready to take action as well :-)

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Inspiration to get you going in your side hustle and beyond...

This book has delivered way beyond my expectations. As a business owner for over 7 years I found so much value in the lessons within the story to add to my view of what is possible when it comes to creating my own income. I really enjoyed listening to this story and came away feeling incredibly inspired and ready to take action. “You can do more than you think!”

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Another great illustration by Chris Guillebeau

Loved this book from start to finish. As always, an audiobook read by the author is a winner for me. I’ve listened to all Chris’s previous books, but somehow this one was especially engaging.
Following the main character Jake’s life for a few months, and seeing how his new side businesses were the start of a pathway to financial independence and better control of his future was enlightening and entertaining.
If you’re interested in earning a few extra dollars on the side, then this book might inspire you just enough to get started.

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terrible

don't bother listerning to it .the narrator is the biggest oxygen theif I have ever heard.

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