Why Aren't You Your Own Boss?: Leaping over the Obstacles That Stand between You and Your Dream

Why Aren't You Your Own Boss?: Leaping over the Obstacles That Stand between You and Your Dream

by Peter Economy, Sarah Edwards
     
 

Now You Can Take Control of Your Own Life and Future!
Are you dreaming of the day when you can have your own business and not answer to a boss? Stop dreaming and take action! Unlike all the other business books you have read, this book provides you with a clear and complete formula for success—one that will push you over the hump of starting your

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Now You Can Take Control of Your Own Life and Future!
Are you dreaming of the day when you can have your own business and not answer to a boss? Stop dreaming and take action! Unlike all the other business books you have read, this book provides you with a clear and complete formula for success—one that will push you over the hump of starting your own business and offer you the essential tools required to clear the inevitable hurdles that are keeping you from financial independence. Bestselling authors Paul and Sarah Edwards and Peter Economy identify the typical barriers where people get stuck and offer specific strategies, case histories, and research to help you reach your goals. You'll learn:
·What's holding you back
·How to get past your lack of money and health insurance
·How to overcome your selling fears and build confidence
·How to get people to pay you for what you want to do
·And much more!
Filled with assessment quizzes, success stories from real people, and advice from those who've been there, this practical and inspiring book will give you the knowledge you need to make the move from employee to boss!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Why, indeed? Being the boss is one of the few secure jobs these days-after all, you're not going to fire yourself-and these authors have laid down a road map for becoming one. But rather than being a step-by-step guide to starting your own shop or crafting a home-based business, the book examines the psychology behind making the leap. The authors explore the factors that hold people back, like the relinquishing of stability or the fear of failure. It's a timely tome, given the public's "burning desire" to take back control of their lives; and the opportunities for small businesses have indeed been supercharged in recent years by the omnipresence of the Web. The book's "Nitty Gritty" section is a bit skimpy, giving minimal practical tips in navigating the scary waters of entrepreneurship. But it serves as a useful coach in determining whether you truly have the nerve to strike out on your own. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761515371
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Edwards and Sarah Edwards created their own independent careers in 1974 and now write, speak, and broadcast about new and better ways to work and live. They live in Pine Mountain, California.
Peter Economy is the associate editor of Leader to Leader magazine and an online expert for Allbusiness.com. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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