FBR: Friday Book Review
Title: The Wealthy Freelancer
Authors: Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, and Ed Gandia
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How I got the book: I met Ed Gandia the morning of the Atlanta Marathon some time after he and Steve and Pete had had the book published
How long it took to read: 150 minutes / 4 reading sessions
Read cover-to-cover: yes / NO
Favorite quotes (Page # and line):
69: Publication editors are always interested in good information on hot topics.
77: Don’t just attend the [community organizations] meetings. Join the board. Get involved in some of the committees. Volunteer and help out in any way possible.
115: And being sincere in your desire to stay in touch with longer-term leads is absolutely critical to a successful nurturing strategy.
149: The fastest path toward a focused freelance practice is to leverage the contacts, knowledge, and experience you’ve already accumulated in your career and build your business on top of this existing “structure.”
159: “What do you do?” “For home do you do it?” “What makes you different?”
My Take Away: I’m reminded of the book I read a long time ago by Napoleon Hill called, “Think and Grow Rich.” What the co-authors of The Wealthy Freelancer do so well is to remind us that “wealth” is only a “bit” about cash; it’s much more about an overall well-being.
On all levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) it’s possible and important to study our wealth. As an entrepreneur reading this book, I walked away with ideas I could begin implementing right away; not just for my business, but for my involvement in volunteer organizations and athletics. And, so many of the activities apply to me in my own life as a community member, homeowner, friend and triathlete! In the chapter on Secret 1, Pete Savage gives a very practical experiment you can use to make goal-setting much easier.
Check it out!