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Finished Ought to Be an F Word for All of Us

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!

Tiff ;)

6 Responses to “Finished Ought to Be an F Word for All of Us”

  • Ruth says:

    I ordered this yesterday from Amazon. Can’t wait.

  • Debi J says:

    So true Tiff! I went to college, got my degree and was supposed to be “good to go”. Yeah right! It just doesn’t happen.

    Love the idea of continuing to move forward, learn, grow…and hustle!! Lots to get done before our life timers run out. :)

  • Kathy says:

    I cannot believe how timely this message is. Just yesterday I purchased XSite Pro so I could learn how to make html sites. I love learning and stretching my brain.

    This is a book I’ll add to my wish list for Mother’s Day.

  • Kater says:

    Tiff,

    This is so timely. 2012 is the year of continual challenges for me. A lot of internal reflection and “gut checks” going on. The transition from employee to entrepreneur has been bumpy this year.

    As a former employee, I found the concept of being an entrepreneur so compelling. It was easy to believe that the life of an entrepreneur was for me. I knew it would be difficult and hard work.

    But it’s not the hard work that is tough.

    There is soooooo, must more to it than just doing what your clients expect from you with a “cherry on top”.

    The hard part is being an entrepreneur is the “hustle” and being “always in beta”. This resonates with the heart, but when it comes to making the hustle happen it really requires an entirely new mindset.

    Thanks for the book review and video. I love this. If you think you are finished all you are is “f”ed.

    Kater

    • Tiffany says:

      The bumpy times are scary Kater but when the good times surface it’s so rewarding. I know you have experienced that too. Keep at it – I am! We’re all in progress.

    • Agneta says:

      Kate!

      C’mon Lady! You got it! You made me drag my but over to a dusty corner to finish a previously started work that fell of the table.

      Your blog is fun and encouraging, specially the FACKS had me laugh a great deal. You share good feelings and you look fabulous too. :)

      We’re starter-ups and stumble and fall, get blisters and fore.
      It takes a while to get it all but finally we see and then we soar.

      Sorry, I’m going to bed now… where’s that sock now…

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