I just got wind of an awesome book and I read quite a bit of it online that I found here and there. It’s called The Startup of You – and every entrepreneur should be reading this gem! I love it.
So many people think they’ve finished their education. They’ve finished their career. They’ve finished their website. You haven’t finished anything – if you’re a good entrepreneur. The title of this blog post is from the book by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha – the authors. It spoke to me!
I know in the IM industry, we just want to be FINISHED all the time. Done with our search for whatever money-making opportunity there is. Finished with our content creation. We’re never done, people! We’re evolving and searching and keeping our eyes open for the next opportunity.
I watched the video (below) where they were talking about how it’s not the kind of world where you go to school, get a degree, and pick a company to work for for the next 40 -50 years. It’s not like that. And you don’t wait until you lose a job to look for opportunities. You’re always out there with eyes on the horizon.
You should ALWAYS be a newbie – at something.
I’ve talked before about how it’s not only okay to be still learning – but it’s something to celebrate! If you’re this kind of entrepreneur, then that’s really something special and rare that you ought to wear as a badge of honor. Go look at The Startup of You and click Search Inside This Book and scroll to page 22.
Wow this page speaks to me! We should always be in Beta mode – I LOVE THAT!! And page 23 is amazing too – something you should read if you’re always trying to figure out what to do. That very first bullet point says it all! Perfect combination and equation of success.
Okay I’ll stop babbling. I want you guys to watch what he says and/or read the Search Inside This Book and see if this can inspire you. I’m impressed!