- File Size: 10198 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Publisher: Erlend Bakke Publishing; 2 edition (January 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F0OOE7Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More and Live Your Freedom Kindle Edition
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"Erlend's book makes building a virtual business simple. Great practical steps, whether you plan to run your business from home or from the beach! If you liked 'The 4 Hour Workweek' you'll love Never Work Again."
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"Erlend provides inspiration and gives practical advice to make sure you will never work again. Well done Mr Outsource!"
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"Success in life is about taking action and Never Work Again shows you exactly how to do that to build your own virtual outsourced business and begin living the lifestyle of your dreams."
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About the Author
Erlend trains entrepreneurs in how to start, run, and own freedom businesses through his seminar `The Freedom Bootcamp` (thefreedombootcamp.com), the membership website worklessearnmore.tv, and his weekly business podcast`Hardcore MBA Podcast` (hardcoremba.com). In 2013 he first published the book Never Work Again that went on to become an #1 International Bestseller. The book is focused on applying freedom to your life as well as your business by cutting the crap and getting real about your true needs and desires.
You can email Erlend at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a guy who has done quite a few things outlined in the book but didn't create a system, I can more clearly see now how to do that - and most importantly, I see that Erlend walks the talk.
For me, the most valuable chapter in the book is no.4 - Your Freedom Business. In that chapter alone you will see if this whole idea is something that fancies you. It clearly lays out the main business models that can lead to a freedom, world-class lifestyle. It shows real-world examples, with nicely laid out facts and figures: who did it and how they did it, with snippets from interviews. So far, this is the only book that I know that has grouped this and put it in one place. IMHO, he could have shortened the first three chapters, there is some filler there.
I am halfway through the book, because this isn't something that you read and shove aside. I am working on my goal. I will get to the chapters on outsourcing and automating my business once I setup a business.
Why doesn't Erlend go into detail as some reviewers noticed? Well, I suppose if he really went to explain the nuts and bolts of every freedom business model, the book would have at least 1000 pages. So he recommends other books on the subject. I bought some of them before buying his book, and I can tell you his recommendations are great.
A final warning: nothing in this book, or any other that explains this sort of business, will work unless YOU WORK ON YOURSELF. I discovered that in order to succeed and realize your dreams, you must change your paradigm. You can't just expect to succeed by learning a business system. You must question everything that you believe in. You must change from the inside. For this, I heartily recommend BECOMING MAGIC from Genevieve Davis.
All in all, Erlend's good book is a signpost, not a solution, keep that in mind.
The exercises forced me take a good, hard look at WHY I want to make money and WHAT I will do with the money once it is flowing in my direction. The answers were not as clear cut as I thought they would be. I liked the idea of defining the "absolute minimum" amount of money that I need to have a great life and lifestyle. It was actually less than I thought it was going to be. Therefore, I can set up the work he describes, obtain this amount...and then spend the rest of my time enjoying non-work activities.
His premise, do what you love and it won't feel like work (hence, the book's title), is good and catchy for selling books, but a little off the mark with the content. I gave it 4-stars instead of 5-stars because it was not a unique, "earth shattering" approach to working through these issues. But the material was presented in a thought provoking format. If Amazon allowed it, I would give the book 4.5 Stars. If you're going to buy it, take the time to do the exercises and review the suggested websites/YouTube links - and do the introspection Bakke challenges you to do. You'll be glad you did.
Top international reviews
This delightful book advises you on a number of different methods and techniques - as well as the kind of approach - to take in order to allow you to never work again.
Never Work Again does not come across just like "another business book"; instead, this one is different as Erlend appears to have written this guide from the heart. He advises you on what has not only worked for him, but he also provides case studies of past clients that he has worked with (real-world examples) who his methods have also worked for.
Although it is not an enormous book, it is packed with valuable information; there are examples aplenty and Erlend includes as much detail as possible. The reason for this is probably Erlend focuses on a "cut the crap" approach (his words - not mine) which has proven to be a valuable tool when constructing such a book.
Outsourcing is something that Erlend is very fond of. And I can see why. He gives a great example of his thinking behind it: if your toilet breaks, you call (outsource) a plumber to repair it rather than attempt to do it yourself. Another great example was with problems relating to your health: if you are ill, you probably do not attempt to diagnose and medicate yourself - you go to see your doctor, i.e. you outsource your problem and get somebody else to do the work!
Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who is looking to get away from the "9-5 ball and chain"; he opened my eyes to a plethora of techniques which I would never have considered myself and which I will certainly be putting into action immediately! In hindsight, even though I was lucky enough to have picked up a free promotional copy of Never Work Again, I would have still happily have paid for this book because of how down-to-Earth it is. No crap. Just good, clean, honest advise.
Well done, Erlend!
According to me, the more realistic title of this book (but certainly not that catching one) would be: Manage Your Time Better. And there are many books on this topic out there. Nevertheless, there were some interesting topics covered in the book that do need to be remembered and noted, although nothing new and nothing groundbreaking.
Great book. Top job. Good times.
I think you'll love reading this as it's very practical and easy to read.
Erlend starts with the foundations of a better healthier life style with meditation and getting to the true core of yourself and then works towards what it is that you really want to do in life and how to achieve it.
In the book he has also published business canvases and set up an out-sourcing company to help make it all possible.
The advice doesn't end on the last page though. Erlend also sends mindful, thought provoking emails, arranges free webinars and answers your emails if you write to him! It's a full interactive life changing buy!
I'm A fan.
New seeds and new ideas 'are planted in my mind,which should grow to a large tree like Buddha's pipal tree which gave inspiration to Buddha and millions of others. however the author should attempt to "cut the crap" and reduce the book within 200 pages and make it a easy read.
He really simplifies the systems involved to enable you to take a step back from your business, whatever stage of your business you are at. I will strongly be recommending this book to other like minded individuals.
A bit self-promotional and repetitive. The emphasis on the Philippines is a bit overbearing. Furthermore, lessons of morality are appreciated but shouldn't be laboured and repeated so often.
Nevertheless, there is much to be gained and it has been written well.