Simply Books – June

June 24, 2012 in Simple Living Book Club by Lorilee Lippincott

I read two books this past month:

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – I was very excited to read this book and it exceeded my expectations. This is a huge book motivating, storytelling, and explaining how to create value and freedom in the form of a business. I loved this book because it doesn’t talk about creating a million dollar idea (which isn’t bad… just less likely) or building a huge businesses. It is about creating income to meet your personal needs, dreams, and goals.  These were mostly small businesses, started with very little capital (hence the name) and provided good money as well as personal freedom for the owners.

The world is changing in this respect so much. There is way more room for different specialists, or odd niche talents to offer great value and make good profit. You don’t have to build up Proctor & Gamble creating hundreds of products. You can make a great living on an obscure talent, like understanding a computer program, or spreadsheets.

The second book I read was I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It but I posted about it last week.

I am working on Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World which is super good but just keeps making me feel like I should be doing more… not simple :), but I will get through it and try and figure out this blogging thing a bit more.

This is the first time since starting this ‘Simple Books‘ monthly post last fall that I haven’t had books lined up for next month.

The last few months have been heavier and I feel like I need something lighter to read.  Any suggestions?

I was hoping Ree Drummond would publish a sequel to her The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story, but that might just be a rumor.  … maybe I will read the first book again… or maybe I will spend more time on her site.  She is always cracking me up — like this post.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!  I have a special surprise coming up next Sunday :)  … also a bunch of great stuff planned for this summer.  See ya then!

Photo Credit: {the amazing} Bryon Lippincott