The book initially seems to be a topical summary of 'how to optimise your life', but as you read along you find yourself taken on a journey. Underneath the practical and relatable stories lies a string that the Steve entices you to follow, bringing you through a journey of assessing where you are personally, what you really want, and how to get there. Great read, even better workbook!
There is profundity when anecdotes meet rigorous self-reflection. This book sits snuggly in that powerful intersection. In a genre that can be bloated with esotericism, Steve calls upon his lived and decorated experience from transitioning away from a life in corporate, to ground this book in relatable realism. The message to disenfranchised employees is to reject a hamster-wheel reality is unchangeable, and instead embrace their inner entrepreneurialism.
By layering a bevy of actionable takeaways throughout — both reflective and practical — Steve takes employees on a journey that illuminates the fulfilling life that awaits outside of corporate monotony. The book speaks, with an empathetic deliberateness, to the pining hearts of employees looking for a deeper satisfaction that has eluded them in their day-to-day jobs.
I can't recommend this read highly enough for anyone who wants to realise a life beyond the four walls of corporate. It's THE toolkit to not only get you started, but to hold your hand all the way to the finish line. And beyond.
As a person contemplating the shift from employee to entrepreneur, I enjoyed the transparency shared by Steve. His writing was personal, practical, funny and I especially enjoyed the interweaving of psychology, neuroscience and philosophy. Steve's track record speaks for itself but he writes humbly and presents a variety of runways for people to make their journey. Like a true entrepreneur, Steve doesn't just ask you to believe him, he provides tools to test your assumptions, make prototypes that provide feedback that informs and to do so for the right reasons. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone but if it is, then this is the manual to devour to help you on your way.
For anyone dreaming about escaping the rat race of the stifling, suffocating corporate environment (full of moral mazes), this book is an invaluable action-oriented guide on how to make the break happen and become an entrepreneur. At the end of each chapter, you get a step-by-step action plan. Great psychological insights based on the author's personal experience in moving from employee to entrepreneur. This book will make your life more fulfilling and allow you to consign your horrible, incompetent, and totally clueless boss to the ash heap of history. Finally! The book teaches you how you can become the master of your own destiny.
Steve's book is not only a well written account on how he made the jump from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, but a practical guide on how to do it too. Even those happy in their day jobs should read this in order to work more effectively and think like an entrepreneur - you and your organisation will be better for it! Highly recommended.
If you are looking to leave the corporate world and become an entrepreneur - start by reading this book! This playbook comes action-packed with not only useful information and great stories but actionable steps to make the leap from Employee to Entrepreneur.