Girl Boss. Lady Boss. It sounds nice to the ears and that’s what I aspire to be in the future. I mean, who doesn’t want to be their own boss where you would be the one managing your time and has control of basically everything in running your own business? I’m sure most of us has dreamt of that at one point in our life. At least I have and I still do.
As much as I want to have a business of my own someday, I still don’t know what it is yet, and I’m pretty sure I still don’t have any idea how to start it.
Good thing Don Soriano collaborated with me and gave me a copy of his book Break Free, 8 principles to get from employee to employer in 3 years or less.
I’ve been into self-help books lately but I never get to finish it in one sitting. It’s either too long that I couldn’t fit it in my schedule (I have a job and I have tons of series to watch! lol), or it gets too textbook-y that the amount of information was too overwhelming for me to grasp. Break Free, however, is made to be read for under an hour and it’s a light read where you won’t get bored, but at the same time, you can learn a lot from this book.
It does not only talk about business matters, but it also discusses how to handle your finances, helping you free from debt, what’s a good thing to invest, and other topics which will help develop yourself. So, this book is also for those who are not interested in putting up a business, it would also help you get through the world of adulting (Which most millennials struggle in).
It starts off with the author’s mini autobiography which inspired me a lot. Don Soriano achieved financial freedom at the age of 27, has 3 multi-million business, and manages a group of Personal Finance Coaches to promote financial awareness in the Philippines. Who will not be inspired by that? Not all successful people had it easy, though, but it’s how they get back up and try again which makes it worth the risk. When you’re determined to do something, there is always a way.
Don’t live your life in regret. It’s never too late to start growing yourself. Start today and never stop learning. It’s an amazing experience. You see how quickly and far you can grow. -Don Soriano
What I like most about this book is, even though business talk can be a little complicated, Don explains it to you in a way that you can understand it easily. Plus, he sure is willing to share all that he has learned over the years through this book. They say experience is the best teacher, but why make another mistake when you can just avoid it by reading books like this, right?
I recommend this book for every millennial out there. Not only to those who plan to have their own business someday but also for some who wants to know how to manage their finances wisely. My copy of the book is a little worn out because my boyfriend took an interest on it and read it. Like I, he finds this book really helpful. Maybe this book will inspire and will give you awareness you too.