I recently completed reading a book called The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators by Chris Brogan. [Chris is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and working on his ninth. He explores how people use media and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging.]
The premise of this book is really simple: How can I do business my way and be successful, when the way I think and the goals I have aren’t in line with conventional thinking?
Does that resonate with you? Then you’re in the right place. Not sure? Well, perhaps you should check out this book and find out how. If you love fitting in, doing what you’re told, and being just like everybody else, then you’re going to have a bad time.
Chris writes on systems which is so good. I’m a process guy so I love lists. He talks about his daily Compass which is composed of three sections:
1. Daily actions.
The biggest challenge with systems is that you have to use them and stick with them.
I love what Chris says about turning your passion into a business. “You have to understand how to create value that someone wants to pay for, yet try never to settle for something less than what you know to be what you want and can do and feel passionate about making happen.”
Want to see the Table of Contents?
1. Business New and Old and New Again
2. The Wild Colors and the Solid Spine: What Makes Some Freaks Successful and Other Freaks Strugglers?
3. Choose Your Own Adventure: Defining Success
4. Skill Building for Your Business Goals
5. Fall in Love with Not Knowing
6. Structure a Framework for Your Days
7. Are You an Employeepreneur?
8. Create Systems That Work for You
9. Are You a Solo or Small Business Owner?
10. Fall in Love with Not Knowing, Redux
11. Worship Obstacles and Challenges
12. Build Your Own Media Empire
13. Connect with Your Freaks
14. Own Everything
15. When It All Goes Wrong
16. Take Action! Fight Crime! Save the World!
Praise for the The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth:
“Chris’s Freaks book is about being who you really are and the systems it takes to make that a success. If you’re happy not fitting in but want a big future, this is your book.”
—Anthony Robbins, entrepreneur, author, and Peak Performance Strategist
“Chris Brogan not only wrote the exact book I wanted to read, he wrote the book I wanted to write. But he did it better justice than I could’ve. Now, the freaks really will inherit the earth.”
—James Altucher, author of Choose Yourself!
Check it out. I love to hear about the lessons you learned.
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“A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” – Simon Sinek