Book Recommendation (This might surprise you)
Running a business can be lonely.
If it’s just you, there’s a lot of time spent alone. A lot of time working by yourself.
Even if you have a team, it can still be lonely. The decisions are yours to make, and the weight of those decisions are yours to live with.
Being in business for yourself is a massive, winding adventure.
It’s like being on the open road, all by yourself, to chart a course that you alone are responsible for.
But you don’t have to be alone.
One of my all time favorite books is a brilliant parallel for the journey we all go through as business owners.
And it will leave you inspired to play a much bigger game in business and in life.
No, it’s not a business book.
It’s a book about high adventure.
A book about going out alone, being the master of your destiny, finding help along the way, and doing whatever it takes to reach your goals.
The book’s called Into The Wild.
You may have heard of it, or possibly seen the movie.
Either way, I can’t recommend this book enough. Even if you know the story, or have already read it…pick it up again and this time, read it through the lens of your business.
It’s the story of Chris McCandless. A young man that said “no thanks” to the conventional way of living life. Very much like YOU have said “no” and decided that charting your own path in business is the ticket for you.
The story takes him across the country through amazing adventures, and critical turning points…and an ending that might bring tears to your eyes.
You’ll be entertained, inspired and motivated. Maybe you’ll be motivated to get outdoors more and connect with nature.
But I KNOW you will absolutely be inspired to build a bad ass business.
The open road of business is in front of you.
And there are people here to help you. I’d like to be one of them.
For now, pick up a copy of Into The Wild.
It’s a quick read, and you’ll love it.