The $100 Startup Entrepreneur

The $100 Startup Entrepreneur

Original post by Eric T. Wagner via FORBES

Here I sit in the forest again. Monday afternoon, 3pm. Bailed from my home office with my wife and headed to our favorite spot down by the river. Put up a tent for nap taking; 2 camp chairs to sit in; and bagged some food to eat at Melvin’s Fir Street Market along the way.

Yes — call me one of those new world “lifestyle” entrepreneurs.

And you? Are you sitting there in your office staring out at the world in frustration wishing you either had your own business to run, or the business you already run wasn’t running you?

The good news is you can have both. Cake and frosting; together on the fork headed to your open mouth.

It sure tastes good.

But how do you get there? Where do you start on the road to entrepreneurial and financial freedom?

One good place is smack dab in the middle of a book called The $100 Startupby Chris Guillebeau.

Now I don’t know Chris personally — but snagged his book from Amazon a couple of weeks ago along with my purchase of “Click Millionaires” by Scott Fox. And after reading his book — this is one guy I want to know and learn from.

Chris does an incredible job explaining how we can take our professional lives; no matter what state of dysfunction or 80 hour per week overachievement; and turn it into a dream business you and I can only… well, dream of.

In fact, the subtitle of his book, “reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future” is exactly what you might need to get out of your slump.

Are you in a slump? Again, aimlessly staring out your office window knowing there is more to work and more to life than your current predicament? Listen — the time is now. No more fear. You can do it. You can overcome any fears you have about starting your own business and Chris gives many key guidelines on doing it, including these 3 gems here:

#1.) Give Them The Fish

“Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish — and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity” – Karl Marx

I love this quote. Never heard it before — but I love it. Now please don’t mix this up with philanthropy and giving back. Not the same thing. We’re not talking about charity here. We’re talking about business. Yes — for-profitbusiness.


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