For all of the millions of Americans who are out of work, soon to be out of work, or wishing to be freed from unrewarding work—here is the must-have book that will show you how you can make a living by working when, where, and how you want. Newly revised and updated, Barbara J. Drawing on the techniques and ideas of her popular seminars as well as her own thirty years of business expertise and that of other successful entrepreneurs, Winter offers the practical, proven way to launch your own profitable venture.
Her indispensable advice ranges from why creativity is more important than capital to how to avoid the most common pitfalls of self-employment and how to develop multiple profit centers. And for this new edition, she has added timely advice on topics including: From the Trade Paperback edition. Business Personal Growth Category: About Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition For all of the millions of Americans who are out of work, soon to be out of work, or wishing to be freed from unrewarding work—here is the must-have book that will show you how you can make a living by working when, where, and how you want.
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She starts from the very beginning -- the place where you have a "gee, do I have any alternatives" kind of feeling, and leads you gently through a series of informative chapters and exercises, to a vision of what is possible, really possible, for you. Her concept of Multiple Profit Centers, where the alternative to is not "one big thing" but many small ones, is incredibly empowering.
She compares it to the circus performer who keeps a lot of plates spinning. In other words -- if you really want to, if you feel called to, cut loose from the daily grind -- DO IT. I highly recommend this book.
While it is not a book which gives you step by step instructions for starting your own business, there are plenty of those books out there. However, for people who are working through personal issues of dissatisfaction with their current job or working environment, and thinking that there must be some better way, this book is invaluable.
This book lets you know that you are not alone in your thinking, and that there are many alternative ways to use one's skills, interests and passions to achieve a more interesting life balance while still making a comfortable living. And it shows you that once you free your imagination, there are limitless possibilities. Before reading the book, I was mulling over one small germ of an idea, which I was trying to muster the courage to act upon.
As I was reading, many other potential money-making ideas came to mind, and I am excited to move forward. While I am content to read most self-help books free in bookstores or libraries, I actually bought this one. This is a remarkably interesting book about how to approach self-employment. It is not a cookbook or listing of readymade businesses, but rather a guidebook about the entire process of moving into self-employment.
Published in , some of the information is a bit dated, but since the primary thrust of the book is not to provide the reader with specific current opportunities, the book holds up very well over time.
There are many examples of people building different types of businesses, and advice from some well-known success stories. The book is broken into five parts, each with two or three chapters.
While there is plenty of advice on creating and starting a business or multiple businesses , the thing that I think is most important in this book is how the author deals with the psychological issues. Most books on starting your own business will mention the emotional and mental obstacles involved, but seldom give the reader much in the way of concrete methods for dealing with them. This book gives you the tools for dealing with the most difficult part of running your own business - your own habits and attitudes. Winter spends a great deal of time covering the psychological groundwork necessary to succeed at being your own boss.
She does this in a clear manner, with examples from the real world. There is also a booklist in the back with resources for different areas, such as Personal Growth, Marketing, Entrepeneurial Inspiration, and so on. I found this book one of the most useful in working on my attitude about being self-employed. It is a positive, uplifting read without being unrealistic and full of fluff. This may well be one of the best books around for preparing a person to start their own business.
While there is not a laundry list of business ideas nor a lot of technical detail like legal issues and such, I think that creating the kind of mindset that allows one to succeed is the first and most important step in reaching that success, regardless of the venture. This book will be a very great help in establishing the kind of mindset that will allow one to succeed. I think the author's approach will also allow this book to be of use for decades to come, regardless of how technologies and markets change.
This information is basic to all business ventures. I bought this book in -- back when the economy was booming -- and it is one of the few books that is as relevant today as it was then. Yes, it's about being your own boss -- but it's about living your life As a person who has a business, this book is about getting started, about keeping yourself inspired and staying focused and passionate about what you do. It isn't, however, a bunch of navel gazing rhetoric, like some of the books in this genre.
At the same time, the book requires some honest introspection, and talks about the things you may have to sacrifice in order to live a life away from the usual. This book is wonderful. I first encountered "Making a Living Without a Job I had bought it for my husband, who was in between jobs, and ended up reading it myself. By the time I was done, I had determined to leave a 20 year career in computers and go to massage school.
I now own my own health center in New York state. I find, as a massage therapist, that much of the stress people have is due to a poor fit in their career.