Have you found your path to prosperity yet? If not, look at the list of topics on the right! If you HAVE found your path, then it's time to start refining it and learning more about the fundamentals of becoming a successful entrepreneur. To that end, we have added a new type of posting that we call Entretools, short for entrepreneur tools. These are all the resources that you'll need to perfect your trade, whether it's podcasting, flipping houses, or counting cards.
These tools include:
Enough introduction, let's move on to Entretool number 1, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When To Stick). At under 100 pages, it is the perfect length for those entrepreneurs afflicted with ADD. The premise is simple, in life we have a limited amount of time and resources. Sometimes quitting one endeavor is the only way to free up enough resources to allow success in another endeavor.
The book's author, Seth Godin, has made a living off of short, concise, and extremely well written books such as Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us, and Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable. This book is no exception. For once, an author has enough respect for his readers to not waste our time with fillers and fluff. The material is delivered clearly, straight from the start.
If you are anything like me, you tend to start a LOT of projects. Some get finished, and some don't. While The Dip won't discourage this behavior, it will help you make sure you're quitting for the right reasons. Quitting because things are too hard is simply unacceptable and will likely lead to regrets and missed opportunities. But the key is that realizing a project is a dead end and quitting early on can really save time and wasted resources. This book will help you tell the difference between that dead end project and a potential home run in a difficult phase.
In addition, The Dip will help you realize that you've gotten lazy on some projects just because things became too difficult. With a little different perspective, you'll be motivated to restart some of those and fight through the hard times to the pending success ahead.
So get on over to Amazon, pick the book up and make sure that you're using your time and resources wisely!
Good Luck! Michael A. Schrader www.upwardlifestyle.com