Despite the fact that I spend most of my time reading and writing online content, I still end up splurging on real books, audiobooks and ebooks all about freelancing, entrepreneurship and lifestyle. A lot of my favourite freelancers I know make a real effort to constantly update their knowledge with content online and offline. Therefore, I thought it might be interesting to start a series of posts on great books to read as a freelancer.
Be A Free Range Human
First up is the first book by Marianne Cantwell, who runs the community Free Range Humans. According to Marianne, Free Range Humans “escape the corporate cage, get paid to do what they love and live life on their terms.” Definitely a mission statement I can get on board with. I’ve been a fan of Free Range Humans since I read her article on ‘How To Create Your Ideal Career When No One Job Ticks the Boxes‘, which rang so many bells for me. Why should we settle for doing just one thing, when most of us have an assortment of passions? Most freelancers I know juggle a number of things, ranging from graphic design and social media to blogging and life coaching.
What’s it about?
Free Range Humans is a book all about creating the career you want, while ignoring the traditional rules of how you should go about it. If you’re a fan of Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, this will probably tick some boxes for you too. It’s essentially about doing something you love, earning a decent amount and still having time to enjoy life. Considering how much time you spend working in life, isn’t it worthwhile working out how you can do something you actually enjoy? As someone who has never particularly fitted in well to the corporate mould and the traditional approach to life, I rather like the idea of being a Free Range Human.
The Freelance Lifestyle verdict
So far, I’ve only read the first free chapter, but it’s inspiring enough for me to make it my book of the month already (check out beafreerangehuman.com if you want to read the free chapter too). If you feel like you need a kick up the butt for 2013, this might be worth investing in.
You might like Be A Free Range Human if you like….
Tim Ferris, Marie Forleo, Mayi Carles.
Where to buy
Now, it doesn’t technically launch until January on Amazon, although I hear if you pre-order it on Friday there might just be a bundle of extras….
Have a look at the Be A Free Range Hero video for a little more info.
What books are you hoping to see in your Christmas stocking this year?