Becoming an Entrepreneur Book Review
“The real revolutionaries are the entrepreneurs. All economic and social progress comes from entrepreneurship“.
I was thrilled to see that my friend Jake Desyllas of The Voluntary Life podcast recently released his book, “Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner”.
This is not your typical business book. Jake takes a realistic, “get to the point” approach to the why and how of starting a business.
Personally, I loved his focus on the psychological obstacles we need to get over to jump into the entrepreneurial world. He says entrepreneurship is the best way for self-liberation, which I agree with, especially with relation to the work that we do. But this is not an easy transition. He delves into the “employee mindset” and the hierarchical view of relationships that most of us have, and how we need to shed this sort of thinking in order to be successful in the business world. Free-thinking is a must in the wild entrepreneurial world!
There are many practical tips and ideas in the book as well. Jake touched on the idea of customer empathy, which is so important yet not many are discussing this. Also the emphasis on tracking all kinds of data is so important, yet missing from so many business books.
Finally, the “JFDI” attitude is something that I completely resonate with and agree with. This is the opposite of analysis paralysis, and how I like to go about work as well.
Like Jake, I believe becoming an entrepreneur is the best path to finding freedom in today’s world. This book is a must for anyone looking for more freedom and fulfillment in their life.