The Three Pathways to Entrepreneurship
A flyby choose your own adventure
Today's post is about the three pathways to entrepreneurship and is about a 5-minute read.
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I've found there are three main pathways to entrepreneurship. Neither is more correct, better, or worse than the others, and they all converge to the same place. It comes down to just being a circumstance of your personal situation and goals. This post assumes that you are bootstrapping your product, no investors, and also building stuff yourself (whatever that may be). So this would apply to creator economy type ventures as well.
The pathways are -
Going all in
Starting on the side
The effortless way (*My personal favorite)
The details of each are described below, along with resources to make the most of whichever path you decide to take— I've listed five books for each path.
After reading over 100+ books in the past few years, these are the ones I would want by my side if I found myself on any one of these paths (which I somehow keep finding myself on). If you wish to read all 15, you can make this your reading list for the rest of the year and set yourself up for even more entrepreneurial success. Some of them are indeed from the "Top Six Books for Entrepreneurs" list published last year, just better categorized now. So if you've already read those, then that would leave you with around one book per month, or so. *Cha-ching!*
Speaking of reading a book a month, I will be launching the Flyby Book Club soon!
Here’s how it works —
I'll pick one entrepreneurship-themed book at the start of each month, which we can all read in our own time. Some might be from the lists below, and others from my reading list.
To kick this off, I'll announce the book at the beginning of the month and then write a post detailing my thoughts at the end of the month. But this might evolve into something more interactive over time. If you do participate and read along, you'll, at minimum, read at least 10 high-quality entrepreneurship books by the end of the year. But if you are already reading something else, you can catch my notes instead. I’ll share some reading tips along the way as well. Since I will be going all in on my own projects this year, I'm also doing this in part to keep my own mindset elevated and head in the game as I grow and scale. As I mentioned in the last post— Scratch your own itch.
Note: The flyby book club will be a premium-only feature, so subscribe now if you want to join in for the rest of the year. You'll also have to buy the books yourself. But that was probably understood. This isn't a dropshipping type of newsletter :) More details to follow soon.
Anyway, back to the regular post. By pathways, I mean the input aspect, not the output. And by input, I mean the effort and time you put in. The output is always defined as the same— "Think big, follow your dreams, and move the world forward." They all lead to the same place, and it's just a matter of how you get there and which path you take.
Here we go—
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