Break Free by Don Soriano Book Review

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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.


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    April 21, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Business talk flies through the roof for me, so I’m glad you got to read a book that explained it in a much simpler way. Also, I’ve never really been a fan of reading self-help books but this looks interesting.

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    April 21, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Hmm read in one hour eh? It must be really catchy and hits right in the feels to do so. I’ve read self help books before but they take a really long time and I eventually doze off. I’ll try to pick up a copy myself when I see this. How much is it?
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    April 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Sounds like a great book. I’ve never heard of anyone say “Don’t Quit Your Job” before, except if it’s my boss or my mother. Haha. Mostly, the successful ones out there encourage us to quit our jobs and follow our dreams because that’s what they did. And this principle sure is very much different.
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    April 26, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I can’t finish a book too, but this book seems interesting since you were able to finish it in an hour. I think we have a lot of millennials now who are the bosses of their own businesses. I have watched this series on Netlfix, Girlboss where this girl started doing what she love at the age of 23 and now one of Forbes highlight. Thanks for sharing this, where can I get a free copy of this book? Hihi

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    Lyka Chiang
    April 28, 2017 at 2:27 am

    OMG I think I need to get this book. I’m graduating next week and I’ve been hired for my very first job. Truly, I need more inspiration to aspire and be successful in my career path. Thanks for the review! 🙂

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    Anna Jo
    May 1, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I’ve been reading on self-help books lately, too (mostly career-related). I agree that as millennials, we need to become aware and informed about financial literacy and how to handle our finances. Thanks for sharing about this book!

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    May 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the book recommendation. This is so interesting!!
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    Reg Rodriguez
    May 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Hi, Alissa! I also hate it when I read self-help books and it gets too preachy and textbook-y, it’s good that this book doesn’t fall under that category! Also, I think it’s cool that this is written by a Filipino so I’m guessing the advice is more relatable. 🙂

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    May 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Wow, so inspiring! And it’s so generous of him to share his experiences and inspire people as well.
    I agree that experience is the best teacher but reading books can be a good guide as well. 🙂
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    June 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This one is really interesting. I just bought a magazine about proper spending and saving. I own an online shop, but I can’t make the most out of it because of my lack of knowledge on how I can properly manage the money I earn from every transaction.

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