One of my goals for 2009 is to read a book a year. So far, so good. Yes, I know it's only January, but I'm celebrating the little achievements.
My book for January was No More Mondays, by Dan Miller. Gotta love a book with a catchy title.Wonderful first read for the beginning of the year. He's got all sorts of quotes & extra little stories & situations to get you to think. This is all about pinpointing your talents, dreams, & passions - the things that get you excited, & then going on those to build a business, part-time income stream, ministry, or what-have-you.
Specifically geared towards those who'd like to venture out from the traditional "j-o-b" & earn income through more creative pursuits. Freelancer, entrepreneur, consultant, artist, or any other kind of work that lets you be a little more independent.
Answers such questions as:
How to take your talent & find a creative way to earn income by it
How to find more time in your schedule
How to start your own business with little or no money
How to get over your fear of losing the "safety" of a traditional job. (Asks the question - Just how "safe" is a traditional job?)
A wonderfully written, fast-paced, keep-your-highlighter-handy-you're-gonna-want-to-remember-this kind of read. Not a get-rich-quick or easy answers book. It helps you define the types of work you excel at, but applying that is all up to you.
For more info or to purchase, here's Dan Miller's official site.
Febuary's book: Purple Cow, by Seth Godin