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Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Loveby Jonathan Fields
Synopses & Reviews
Studies show that seventy-five percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their work lives, and Jonathan Fields was no different. A successful lawyer, Fields was literally getting sick from the stress of his high-pressure life—so he walked away. Now a successful entrepreneur, Fields is living the life he always imagined—and in Career Renegade, he teaches how to turn nearly any passion into a highly rewarding career.
Readers will discover:
•The career renegade paths to passion and prosperity, such as how to turn teaching into a fabulously lucrative career.
•How to use technology to turn a seemingly moneyless passion into a gold mine, like the sportswriter who turned blogging into a six-figure income.
•How to rapidly test your idea for free, from the comfort of your couch.
•How to establish yourself as the go-to person in the area of your passion by building recognition both on- and offline.
Life’s too short to spend your days doing something you don’t care about. Packed with hundreds of resources, innovative strategies, case studies, and tools for success, Career Renegade reveals how to earn a great living doing what you love.
"For all the corporate drones who feel drained and devalued by their jobs and long to pursue their passions, Fields, a high-powered attorney turned successful entrepreneur, offers a motivational and practical guide to starting your own business. The author tells his own story of corporate disillusionment and physical deterioration (capped by a stress-exacerbated heart attack, which he interpreted as his 'body literally rejecting' his career) to a new life as a fitness entrepreneur. Fields moves beyond self-help rhetoric to proffer helpful, no-nonsense steps for aspiring business owners, acknowledging that 'career renegades' must not only identify their own 'secret passion' but must also translate it into a profitable and sustainable enterprise. In addition to sharing inspirational career renegade cases studies, such as 'Liv's Story,' in which a frustrated artist discovers a profitable niche decorating custom cakes, Fields provides pragmatic strategies for creating a realistic business plan, exploiting technology and employing affordable guerilla marketing. While the author does not spend much time addressing the financial risks, chances of failure or enormous commitment of personal energy and resources involved in entrepreneurship, he does provide an engaging firsthand look at the rewards in doing what you love for a living." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A lawyer-turned-successful lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, and writer shows readers how to turn their passion--whether it's cooking or copywriting, teaching or playing video games--into a better payday and a richly satisfying life.
Theres a revolution brewing across the nation--a movement thats changing lives and revealing little known paths to passion and prosperity.
Its about building a great living around what you love to do most. Once youve been touched by it, youll never be the same. This book is your way in, your admission ticket to the world of the career renegade.
Jonathan Fields, mega-firm lawyer turned successful lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger and writer shows you how to turn your passion-whether its cooking or copy-writing, teaching or playing video games-into a better payday and a richly satisfying life.
* Discover the 7 career renegade paths to prosperity
* Tap technology to turn a seemingly moneyless passion into a goldmine
* Rapidly test and tune your idea for free, from the comfort of your couch
* Establish yourself as an authority in a new field with little or no investment
* Cultivate the mission-driven, action-oriented career renegade mindset
* Rally others to your cause, and convince them youre not nuts
Join the movement now…and take back your livelihood and life!
About the Author
A former lawyer, JONATHAN FIELDS launched Sonic Yoga in New York in 2001. He has been featured in Vogue, Self, Elle, Fortune, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and is a career and lifestyle blogger. Fields is embarking on a series of Career Renegade lectures.
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