Chris Guillebeau [Author: ‘Side Hustle’ and ‘The $100 Startup’]

Chris Guillebeau is the author of ‘The $100 Startup’, ‘Born For This’, ‘The Happiness of Pursuit’, ‘The Art of Non-Comformity’, and is about to release his brand new book ‘Side Hustle’. He hosts the daily podcast ‘Side Hustle School’ which you can find wherever you’re listening to this podcast.

In this conversation, we talk about some of Chris’s previous books and then dive into side hustles. We talk about why you should have one, how you get started, and what to do next.

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The $100 Startup – by Chris Guillebeau

The $100 Startup – by Chris Guillebeau

‘Fire your boss, do what you love and work better to live more’

This book gives insight into a whole bunch of businesses that started with very little capital, made a better-than-average income and required no specialised skills or knowledge. It provides a roadmap to how we can do it too.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-100-Startup-Chris-Guillebeau/9781447286318/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Andy Molinsky [Author of: ‘Reach’ and ‘Global Dexterity’]

Our interview with Andy Molinsky, the author of ‘Reach’ and ‘Global Dexterity’.

We delve deeper into the ideas of getting outside your comfort zone as we discussed on our previous episode, our review of the best bits of Andy’s book Reach. We also talk about Andy’s experience of moving to a new country and adjusting to a new culture, as he details in hit book Global Dexterity.

You can check out more from Andy at: www.andymolinsky.com

Reach – by Andy Molinsky

Reach – by Andy Molinsky

‘A new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence’

A lot of magic seems to happen outside of our comfort zone. We all need to do things that we don’t like doing, and we all need to be prepared to step up and grab opportunities when they are presented. But most people struggle to do things that test their limits. There are five challenges we face when stepping outside our comfort zone: authenticity, likeability, competence, resentment and morality. But there are three resources we can use to help us build confidence and rise to the challenge: conviction, customisation and clarity.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Reach-Andy-Molinsky/9780735216297/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Finite and Infinite Games – by James P Carse

Finite and Infinite Games – by James P Carse

This book starts with some general definitions of the economics theory of finite and infinite games. Things like finite games having defined rules and players, precise start times, and the way to which a game ends and a winner is declared. Contract that with the infinite games that are constantly evolving so that they never end.

Honestly, by itself, the theory and definitions of game theory aren’t that interesting. But James Carse takes these ideas and applied them to all different areas of life, from the ownership of property, to professional life, to nature, technology, and even sexuality.

Enjoy.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Finite-and-Infinite-Games/9781476731711/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? – by Professor Steve Keen

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis – by Professor Steve Keen

Through a lot of research, specifically into the levels of private debt, Steve Keen has highlighted a number of countries that are on the brink of financial disaster. He explains why they are in trouble, how they have gotten to this position, and what options they have for trying to get out of the ‘danger zone’.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Can-We-Avoid-Another-Financial-Crisis-Steve-Keen/9781509513734/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Start With Why – by Simon Sinek

Start With Why – by Simon Sinek ‘How great leaders inspire everyone to take action’ ‘Start With Why’ is a great book about a massive mistake a lot of people are making. Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, based on the principles in this book, is the third most viewed of all time. Essentially, he argues that people make a fundamental error when they try to sell based on WHAT they do. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it”. Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Start-with-Why-Simon-Sinek/9781591846444/?a_aid=adamsbooks

MJ DeMarco [Author: ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ and ‘Unscripted’]

We speak with the author of ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ about his latest book ‘Unscripted’. MJ tells us about the “scripts” that have been indoctrinated in all of us – things like lining up in rows at school and asking permission to go to the bathroom, working 5 days a week for a 2 day weekend, working for 50 years and hoping to save enough for retirement…

This may not be the most comfortable conversation if you realise that you’re in the wrong lane, but it’s definitely worth listening to if you realise that there may be a quicker route to financial freedom.

Join MJ’s free entrepreneur forum here: https://www.thefastlaneforum.com

Mate – by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller

‘Become The Man Women Want’

Mate – by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller

Sorry ladies, this one is probably more for the blokes. Unlike the book we did ‘The Game’ which involved manipulation and mind games, this is more about becoming a good bloke that women are naturally attracted to. It’s about improving yourself in all areas of your life, like your physical health, mental health, willpower and intelligence, and then indirectly signalling to women that you’re an effective man that will be a good partner. The book goes through the 5-step plan to help you achieve your mating goals.

Grab a copy of the book here: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=adamsbooks

The Millionaire Fastlane – by MJ DeMarco

The Millionaire Fastlane – by MJ DeMarco

“Crack the code to wealth and live rich for a lifetime”

This book might be a little uncomfortable to read but it’s a serious punch in the face. This isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got a bit of a sense that the traditional path isn’t leading to wealth and happiness, this might be the wakeup call you need. MJ distinguishes between the Sidewalk (sacrificing tomorrow by always spending more than you earn), the Slowlane (sacrificing today by living frugally and relying on time and hope and compound interest) and the Fastlane (taking control and leveraging time through entrepreneurship to get rick quick).

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Millionaire-Fastlane-M-J-DeMarco/9780984358106/?a_aid=adamsbooks