The More You Read . . .


“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

~ Dr. Seuss –  “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut”

Book Review: The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living . . . by Chris Guillebeau

51lgzbLHy5L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_This post will be different from my usual book review. I do want to let you know what I think of the book but I’ll also share a personal revelation.

 The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future in my public library’s ebook section intrigued me so I checked it out. WOW. This is a book that takes many of us well beyond our comfort zones. Chris’ idea is to find a way to support yourself doing what you love to do. After much research and exploration, Chris discovered that he loved to write and is a successful writer today. He gives tips on what is working for him while clarifying that these things may not be right for just anyone. The $100 Startup is divided into three sections:  “Part 1: Unexpected Entrepreneurs, Part 2: Taking it to the Streets and Part 3: Leverage and Next Steps.” He gives case studies of others who have left “traditional”  jobs and sought out what they enjoy doing. This is an excellent resource for those disillusioned and/or are unhappy in their 9 to 5 jobs. I just liked the title. It has already made a huge impact on my life and I give it an A++.

One of my favorite quotes in the text is “Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” from Karl Marx.

As both of my own “traditional” jobs will be ending in the next few weeks, this book has come at an opportune time for me. It may be time to reinvent what I do for a living. I am exploring the idea of a proofreading and editing service, under the ReaderJots name, to supplement my book review blog. I would love to get your opinion so feel free to leave a comment.

New Favorite Quotes

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you think the whole world is wrong, remember it is filled with people like you. ~ unknown

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. ~ Doug Firebaugh