The 5 Most Important Books for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
The 5 Books You Must Read to Become a Successful Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Becoming a Lifestyle Entrepreneur has become a real blessing in my life. I have found far more happiness, freedom and creativity following this path. I have also become financially independent. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the knowledge and wisdom from these authors. Check out these top 5 books below and my free 30 minute course on the key lesssons from the books that helped me become creatively and financially free.
BOOK 1: The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The 4 Hour Workweek open the floodgates on the world of the Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Before Tim Ferriss, the options for entrepreneurs were limited: either you did the whole “startup” thing or you dropped out and drove around the countryside in a VW Camper van. Ferriss presented a 3rd option for the ambitious lifestyle entrepreneur – enjoy life now and grow your business.
The $100 Startup is less a business book and more a collection of case studies of successful Lifestyle Entrepreneurs. Chris Guillebeau calls them the “accidental entrepreneurs” – business owners who started their own companies not because they wanted to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or on the cover of Fortune magazine, but because they wanted to solve everyday problems that people like themselves faced.
Yes, you can launch a business in days rather than months or years. Rather than being reckless, this is actually the safer and more guaranteed route to developing your lifestyle business. The danger is in over-planning or taking too much time getting your product into the hands of a paying customer. The 7 Day Startup challenges us to step out of our comfort zone and focus on the activities that bring customers rather than the ones that are comfortable.
BOOK 4: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
If you want to be a successful lifestyle entrepreneur, focus on your everyday habits. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a manual to help entrepreneurs focus on the necessary internal work to become successful. It’s not just about success, but all the component layers that success is built on: focus, productivity and (ultimately) happiness.
This is the book every lifestyle entrepreneur must read to avoid the “digital nomad trap”. That’s the trap that catches many location independent entrepreneurs and freelancers out. They turn their back on traditional careers and go travel the world but forget that however successful they will be at this endeavour, they may end up trapped in that lifestyle. By building a lifestyle business that generates cash and investing that cash into income producing assets (such as real estate) you can achieve financial and creative freedom.