Jim Kukral is an amazing speaker and author. I have read a few of his books and connected with him. That means I was extremely excited when he signed up for my email list and read the Eventual Millionaire Manifesto.
Then he asked me to be in his new book.
So I asked Jim to answer a few questions for you.
Who is this book for?
The book is for anyone who wants to stop living the life they hate, and working in the career/business they hate, and instead, change it all around and build a lifestyle first, then a business around it.
The world changed on 9/11 in so many different ways. Since that day, there has been a major shift happening in the way people think and live their lives. Sure, many people still chase the dollar as their ultimate goal. However, many more people have begun to realize that the world could, well, end tomorrow.
That’s why people are choosing to pursue a business around a lifestyle, instead of a lifestyle controlled by their business. It makes sense, right? If the world was going to end tomorrow, would you still try to live your life in a way you never wanted to?
Take a look around you and you’ll see that this shift to becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur is being adopted by more and more people every day. Some of those people are falling into it because they have been laid off from their jobs and are literally forced into it. Some of those people just figure out a way to make it happen because of the “end of the world” thinking mentioned above.
This book, and the two volumes that will come after it, are written to help you understand how to live the life you always wanted, by building a business that can help you get there. A business that doesn’t control you. A business that doesn’t force you to work 80-hour weeks, or work on something you absolutely dislike.
There is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t have the life you always wanted. Life is too short to live that way. The stories and examples from the lifestyle entrepreneurs in this book will open your mind to this very true reality and hopefully get you to finally understand these facts.
What are your two best tips in the book?
First off, you have to believe that living the life you want is possible. Until you do that, you cannot reach for it. So you need to stop and plan and think about what you really, really want from life. Then it’s a matter of implementation and getting things done. You have to become a doer. Doers get what they want, and everyone else gets what they get. You can’t have the life you always wanted if you are relying on other people to give you things. Another one. Ideas are worthless unless you take action on them.
What are your top strategies to promote the book?
I’ll be doing a free promotion of the book on launch day via amazon. Other than that, I do lots of guest blogs and I will do a video talking about the book. Podcasts, Skype interviews, radio shows, you name it. Check out www.authormarketingclub.com for more tips on book marketing.
What is the one thing you think most businesses need to know about creating an enjoyable lifestyle driven business?
They need to know it’s possible. Too many people can’t see it. They were raised to not believe in that. They were taught to think that they have to work in the same job, doing what they hate, for their entire lives. The Internet changed all of that. There’s never been a greater time in the history of the world to build a business or brand and promote it and have a chance for it to succeed then right now. Never.
You can take a look at the reviews on Amazon and decide for yourself. (Plus if you have Amazon Prime you can download it for free!)
Check out BusinessAroundALifestyle.com for more info about it and learn about the next two books in the series.