This month I want to introduce to some and reintroduction to others, a book I recently added to my reading now stack. Well, my virtual reading stack since I have pretty much transferred to e-reading.
As mentioned in my previous post, I have the honor of working with independent contractors. One of the roles I chose to take when I started this endeavor is one of an encourager. In my experience, taking the leap into contracting can often be frustrating. When we are frustrated, it can interfere with productivity and thinking outside the box.
It helps to have camaraderie with others who are walking the same path and even more so from people who are doing it successfully. That’s the benefit of having an encourager on your side. They are someone who will help you see past the obstacles into the benefits. Books have been my own network of mentors.
When I stepped out on my own, I had to seek out the encouragement I desired. It wasn’t easy and I lost my way at times. I stumbled across this book and enjoyed the examples of others who’d started their own one-person business.
This book is a good introduction to entrepreneurship or starting a side hustle. It introduces the reader to success stories of people who chose to stay small. That is a perspective we don’t often see a focus on. It’s a book of inspiration not a how-to guide. When the reader keeps the purpose in mind, the book does what it intends – it inspires.
I’m reading it again with my daughter as she starts her business and it’s a book I recommend to others with side hustles. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
Suggested Readers: Solopreneurs, Side Hustlers, Independent Contractors
Til next time,
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie