How to Leverage Multiple Streams of Income – Review of Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark

I have a book you should check out.

But first, let’s chat.

You’re smart. (Not just because you’re reading this. ; )

You’re talented too.

You are GREAT at what you do.

Yet you struggle to build your business and to grow it without feeling like you’re on a treadmill.

Or maybe your business is humming along, spitting off cash faster than Trump spits out tweets, yet are so time-strapped, you can’t enjoy it.

What you need is NOT more of the same. You need to work smarter.

You need to create new income streams that allow you to leverage your time in a smarter way so you aren’t running yourself into the ground.

I wanted to let you know about a new book I’m really excited about right now – Dorie Clark’s Entrepreneurial YouMonetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive (referral link) which is about how to do exactly that.

If you read and liked 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, you’ll love this.

Entrepreneurial You is like 4-Hour Workweek except it is built more with implementation in mind, with dozens of case studies, specific examples, and suggested action steps.

It gives you the roadmap for how to build a more leveraged, smart business in today’s digital age.

It is especially relevant if you’re a professional from a service business background and want to leverage digital tools, build your reputation as an expert, and create passive income (which isn’t really passive because you really have to work for it).

This is no pamphlet written over a 3-day weekend and published by paying some contractor on Fiverr. Dorie is an actual former professional journalist, has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, and the book was published by Harvard Business Review Press a few days ago.

In fact, now that I’ve read it, I’m going to update my Linkedin to say my “education and training is courtesy of Harvard.”

Dorie teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is a Grammy-winning jazz producer, and her most recent book, Stand Out, was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine.

I was really honored when I cracked open Entrepreneurial You and discovered that I was featured on page 2 of the book.    

In case that picture is too small to read, basically what she wrote is that the way I was monetizing my business made her rethink the way she was monetizing her business, which required a lot of travel.

It feels like just yesterday I was pounding away typing blog posts no one was reading, so it’s pretty cool to see that.

But it also shows you what is possible for YOU – if you work hard and have the right guidebook.

In the book, Dorie shares detailed specifics on how to build a thriving business and create multiple streams of income – something that’s valuable not just for entrepreneurs, but also for regular professionals who want to create more security and opportunity in their lives.

Dorie and I actually go way back – to a prior life.

We both used to work in politics, and I actually met her in the frozen tundra of Manchester, New Hampshire during the 2004 Presidential campaign. That was a long, long time ago.

Then we reconnected about 5 years ago after both she and I had transitioned from politics to entrepreneurship.

I have gotten a tremendous amount out of her past books, Reinventing You and Stand Out.

I’m even more excited about Entrepreneurial You because one of my goals this year has been to clarify my product offerings, and I hope you’ll enjoy Dorie’s work as much as I do.

You can pick up a copy of Entrepreneurial You here, and also be sure to download Dorie’s free 88-Question Entrepreneurial You self-assessment.