Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion

July 15th, 2009

A few months back I sat down and wrote down 83 or so errings on what I would tell someone else at the start of going out on their own.

I am going to break these up and post every now and again, once they are all said and done I’ll put it together in an ebook.

#1: Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion

Purchase the E-Myth by Michael Gerber, The Dip by Seth Godin, Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson.  Read these… over and over.  You will find inspiration, learnings, and systems to get your business going.  Get The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferriss for thoughts on automation and getting out of the way of the business.

These will teach you about systems, adding value, when to quit, creativity and provide inspiration.

(Note: If you have anything to add feel free to do so in the comments, your feedback may end up in the final ebook.)

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3 Responses to “Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion”

  1. Craig Dewe Says:

    All great books Ben and personally I’d add Good to Great by Jim Collins to the list to show the research behind what makes a company great.

    Also, remember the passion must be more than “I want to make a lot of money!” That passion can leave quickly as the work piles up and you have to continue to push through it. It’s much more effective to find a passion and work out how to build your business around that. But remember, passion alone doesn’t build a business… profit does.

  2. Ben Young Says:

    That is a great one to add, thanks for sharing Craig. And your other points are very valid, I’ll touch on some of those later in some of the upcoming posts.

  3. Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion 47 & 48 | bwagy Says:

    […] I wrote this about a year ago one night, when I thought what would I tell someone starting where I started, I hope it’s been of value to you.  If you’d like to read the full thread go here. […]

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