Birthdays, Books, and Consulting Entrepreneurship

My birthday is coming up next week. I don’t usually do much to celebrate. I try to see every day of my life as a celebration, and I already have everything I need. But this year, there is something exciting happening on May 8: Chris Guillebeau is launching his new book, “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.”

If you’re at all interested in starting a business, if you don’t feel passionate about your job, or if you feel unsure about how to earn a living in this rapidly changing economy, give yourself a present for my birthday and buy this book.

In The $100 Startup, Chris shares story after story of entrepreneurs who, with simple ideas and almost no money, discovered how to create a living for themselves doing what they love. Chris was kind enough to send me a preliminary copy of the book, as my story is one he chose to highlight, and I was very impressed. The stories are inspiring, and Chris did an excellent job identifying the overall key factors to the success of these individuals. The principles, tools, and ideas he presents are invaluable for any aspiring entrepreneur, and have also been helpful to me in my own business.

Speaking of creating a successful business, I’m now offering business consulting services to entrepreneurs, especially those looking to create web applications. If you or anyone you know wants help starting an online business, just fill out the consulting form at and I’ll be happy to help. Creating a business and gaining financial freedom is a lot of hard work, but as Chris shows, it’s not as complicated as it seems, especially if you have guidance along the way in the form of good books and consultants. These will help you avoid common pitfalls and discover new opportunities that can make all the difference to your success. I look forward to helping more entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, as I’ve achieved mine.

Brandon is a location independent entrepreneur, musician, worldschooling father, and the principal author of this blog. He's all about reaching his potential and enjoying life to the fullest in each moment.


  1. Jennifer Pearce Says: May 2, 2012 at 6:43 am

    That book is sure to be excellent, and I’m so happy for you that you are doing the consulting business now! You will be able to help so many people. :)

  2. Good luck with the consulting business! I agree with Jen- you will definitely be able to help many people. Happy birthday next week. You’re so OLD! :)

  3. I’m excited to get that book. I can’t quite afford your counseling yet but I always enjoy your blog and some day hope to give you some credit for improving the quality of my “work-life.” Thank you.

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