What it Means to be a Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

What it Means to be a Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

I’ll be talking more about it in the coming months, but I wanted to give you a preview now, because it’s a decidedly different book for me. It’s one I felt I needed to write. I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned along the way with others on a similar journey; this book is meant to inspire more than anything else. The book will include readings from Emerson and his contemporaries, such as Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Walt Whitman, and others. Plus, I end each day with a challenge question, aimed at inspiring you to reflect on how the reading applies to your own life and business. Once someone finds their unique point of view, they can find freedom in any decision they make. I’d like to end by sharing a sample reading from the book. Ralph Waldo Emerson – Self-Reliance (1841) Duty is a word often used to entrap people into doing the work that others think should be done. As a self-reliant entrepreneur you only duty is to do what YOU must do. In the meantime, follow The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur on Medium for more readings and thoughts.

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I’m working on a new book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business, coming out in October 2019. I’ll be talking more about it in the coming months, but I wanted to give you a preview now, because it’s a decidedly different book for me.

It’s one I felt I needed to write. Owning a business and being an entrepreneur has shaped so much of who I am. I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned along the way with others on a similar journey; this book is meant to inspire more than anything else.

The title comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous essay, “Self-Reliance,” published during the Transcendentalist period, which represented the first spirited counter-culture in America.

The book will include readings from Emerson and his contemporaries, such as Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Walt Whitman, and others. There will be 366 readings, one for each day of the year, and each reading will be followed by my thoughts on the topic at hand, particularly as it applies to the entrepreneurial life.

These thoughts are meant to guide you and help you study more deeply. Plus, I end each day with a challenge question, aimed at inspiring you to reflect on how the reading applies to your own life and business.

The Transcendentalists posed thoughts that were radical at the time. They felt that it was more important to follow your own beliefs than to follow the well-worn track of others. That life was about producing value rather than accruing things. That the essence of success is found through individual experience and self-examination, rather…

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