- File Size: 715 KB
- Print Length: 221 pages
- Publication Date: September 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074JDK98G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Overlap: Start a Business While Working a Full-Time Job Kindle Edition
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If you already know where your passions lie and are working on your "next thing", I'd say skip this one.
While reading Sean's excellent book, I kept thinking, "You should have written this three years ago." Had I known then what Sean presents now, I would have saved myself from hours of fruitless labor while turning my side business into my full-time job. Even today, after having read Sean's book (multiple times), there are still practices he espouses that I want to employ to continue expanding my business.
If you only see whom you want to become but have no idea how to get there, Overlap provides the clear, step-by-step path toward discovering that future you.
Since I'm a writer, I'd recommend Overlap to other writers who wonder how they could possibly earn a living while writing. The path doesn't begin with toiling away for years on a book that very likely won't be a bestseller. Rather, the path begins right now, even in the midst of your day job, and Sean provides practical, actionable advice to make daily steps toward your ultimate goal.
Here's a supportive, practical, step-by-step plan that explains how to keep your job and follow your dreams. Sean explains how to combine client work, products and teaching in a virtuous cycle of entrepreneurial success. Listen during your commute and you will whistle while you work, because this is a certain step-wise path. Responsible. Do-able. Enjoyable!
Sean McCabe is a well-known podcaster and comfortable in front of a microphone, I recommend the audiobook. I listened to the entire audiobook as part of a pre-launch promotion directly from the author, but I would definitely have paid for the book. I have gifted it to several friends.
If you could buy hope in a box, this is what would be inside.
I was able to immediately put to use Sean's guidance on how to find good clients and say no to bad ones. I'm also niching down my skills to focus on what I'm most passionate about which also allows me to become a master at my craft. My focus has narrowed and, in turn, a vast network of new opportunities has opened up for me. I couldn't be happier!
Stop wishing for the career you've dreamed of and put that plan into action! The guidance and practical knowledge you will receive from the Overlap book will be priceless and timeless. If you're serious about doing what you love and making a living doing it you need to get your hands on this book!
After working in digital marketing and content management for 5 years, and reading countless blogs and books on the topic, Overlap was the first the clearly explain the simple truths to establishing an online presence that resonates with a target market. Also, I've struggled for a couple years to build my own business, and Overlap revealed the root cause of that frustration, and how to overcome it.
Regardless of whether or not you love your day job, you might feel unfulfilled or incomplete. Like there is something "more" out there for you. Overlap will give you the tools and methods to figure out what that "more" is, and how to explore it.
My great aha moment came in Chapter 3 – Audit Your Passion where Sean nailed my core stumbling block: “There’s a great difference between being passionate about the act of doing something and being passionate about the idea of doing something.” We fall in love with the cool things we could do, dreaming and imagining how fun it would be, but never get to the do it/try it, or ‘audit it’ phase.
Simply put, pick something, try it/do it, work through the initial challenges, then evaluate. If it is good, keep at it, otherwise chalk it up as a lesson learned and move on to the next thing.
And yes, the rest of the book is great too.