Okay, okay, I have to preface this blog and say that I am in no way condoning, quitting your job follow a passion for a job that is: illegal, immoral or involves copious amounts of narcotics.
I am currently reading “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau, which I mentioned I would do in my previous blog post. For those of us over 50 finding a job is tough, no doubt about it. Sometimes it seems as if it were a job battle between the “young-uns” and the older, “season-uns,” where those with experience and knowledge in the job market get cast aside for these “up and comers.”
On the other hand, you could be mom who has been out of the workplace for oh so many years and for financial (or maybe personal) reasons has decided to go back to work. If that is the case, going back to school is a very good idea; if that is not an option, you could take classes for free at the local Goodwill or Opportunity Council. But let’s say you are an adventurer, an entrepreneur at heart. If so, here is where this book, The $100 Startup, just might help you.
So, it is time to check up on your options. Well, according to this book, your options are only limited by your imagination.
According to Chris you can (as many have done and he gives real life examples) “Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future.” Sounds good, right?
So, what does all this involve? This book, really explains it all with positiveness, suggestions and real life examples of people stepping away from their comfort zone and actually making a living doing with they like to do. It even goes into self promotion (a skill I personally really need to work on.)
Now, I borrowed out $100 Startup from the library, which you might be able to do too. If not, Amazon.com has some really great deals in regards to people who resale books in pretty darn good condition at a much lower cost than the actual “for sale on Amazon book price.”
So, take a chance and get this book for help in doing what you love or really, really like to do.