For all the corporate drones who feel drained and devalued by their jobs and long to pursue their passions, Fields, a high-powered attorney turned successful entrepreneur, offers a motivational and practical guide to starting your own business. The author tells his own story of corporate disillusionment and physical deterioration (capped by a stress-exacerbated heart attack, which he interpreted as his "body literally rejecting" his career) to a new life as a fitness entrepreneur. Fields moves beyond self-help rhetoric to proffer helpful, no-nonsense steps for aspiring business owners, acknowledging that "career renegades" must not only identify their own "secret passion" but must also translate it into a profitable and sustainable enterprise. In addition to sharing inspirational career renegade cases studies, such as "Liv's Story," in which a frustrated artist discovers a profitable niche decorating custom cakes, Fields provides pragmatic strategies for creating a realistic business plan, exploiting technology and employing affordable guerilla marketing. While the author does not spend much time addressing the financial risks, chances of failure or enormous commitment of personal energy and resources involved in entrepreneurship, he does provide an engaging firsthand look at the rewards in doing what you love for a living. (Jan.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Loveby Jonathan Fields
It’s about building a great living around what you love to do most. Once you’ve been touched by it, you’ll never be the same. This book is your way in, your admission ticket to the world of
There’s a revolution brewing across the nation--a movement that’s changing lives and revealing little known paths to passion and prosperity.
It’s about building a great living around what you love to do most. Once you’ve been touched by it, you’ll never be the same. This book is your way in, your admission ticket to the world of the career renegade.
Jonathan Fields, mega-firm lawyer turned successful lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger and writer shows you how to turn your passion–whether it’s cooking or copy-writing, teaching or playing video games–into a better payday and a richly satisfying life.
* Discover the 7 career renegade paths to prosperity
* Tap technology to turn a seemingly moneyless passion into a goldmine
* Rapidly test and tune your idea for free, from the comfort of your couch
* Establish yourself as an authority in a new field with little or no investment
* Cultivate the mission-driven, action-oriented career renegade mindset
* Rally others to your cause, and convince them you’re not nuts
Join the movement now…and take back your livelihood and life!
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"Through his own compelling story and piles of great advice, Jonathan Fields shows how you can pay the bills by pursuing your passion. If you're tired of following the herd, and yearn to go your own way, you need to read this wise, inspiring book. Now." - Daniel H. Pink,the New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind, Free Agent Nation and The Adventures Of Johnny Bunko
“Career Renegade hits the biggest obstacles people who feel trapped in their jobs face head-on...fear of not earning enough money, deciding what to do next and knowing how to do it. Jonathan Fields' advice is pithy, current and amusing. I'm impressed with the depth and breadth of this career book!” –Julie Jansen, author of You Want Me to Work with Who? and I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This
"Career Renegade provides actual tools and real success stories that will not only inspire you, but also feed your financial passion for making money while doing what you love!"
--Victoria Colligan, Founder, Ladies Who Launch
“Damn, I wish I had this book when I became a career renegade in 2002. I left a cushy career as VP marketing for several corporations to do what I love. Had I been able to learn from Jonathan Fields, I would have made the decision more quickly and lived the dream earlier. Don't wait. Buy Career Renegade today and start building a life around your passions. - David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of
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"Finally, a guide which marries practical 'do what you love' advice with the best "get money to follow" tools from social media and internet marketing. Jonathan Fields is a trusted authority for those wanting to change careers or start a business." — Pam Slim, editor, EscapeFromCubicleNation.com
Fed up with your work? Career Renegade offers the mix of practical advice and motivating examples that you’ve been looking for. Jonathan Fields lays out the successful transition paths that you can use to improve your life, career, and attitude today. Read this book to learn how to upgrade your life! - Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches and Grow Your Business Online Now!
“Career Renegade is a step by step approach to chucking it all to pursue the work that excites and fulfills you -- without ending up broke, divorced or sorry” --Anita Campbell, Editor of Smallbiztrends.com
“Free Yourself! Jonathan Fields show you the specific resources you can use to turn your passion into income” --Barry Moltz, author of Bounce
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Meet the Author
A former lawyer, Jonathan Fields has launched a number of entrepreneurial ventures, while helping others do the same through his marketing group, Vibe Creative, and his Career Renegade entrepreneurship trainings. He's been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Vogue, Self and he blogs on the crossroads of work and play at JonathanFields.com and CareerRenegade.com.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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