Recently I started reading ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss. I’ve only read about one-fourth of the book but am already blown away by some of the information nuggets that Tim is dropping.
I’ve always been a firm believer in the saying “Education is power.” Whether it is formal or informal education, learning new things and expanding your skills is always a smart move. In my apartment I have stacks of books in my bedroom and living room that attest to how much I like to read. I mainly read business books for inspiration and to learn new skills, so here are 5 of my favorite business books that every businessman, entrepreneur, and marketer should read:
When I first got into social media marketing all I knew was Facebook. Facebook is still the king of social media in many ways, but there are other great social media sites as well. I later discovered how to use Instagram and Twitter. While all three of these are great and have their advantages, there is one that I have found to have a ton of potential that a lot of marketers don’t utilize: Pinterest.
Technology is a wonderful thing. It is easier than ever to do anything from your phone: pay bills, play games, and even buy a car. There are a lot of great apps out there for saving and investing as well. I found four in particular that are free to download and easy to use. You can even earn some extra money (or stocks) through these apps.
Colleges have been important institutions for hundreds of years, since the first universities built by the ancient Greeks. They are centers for higher learning where you expand on your knowledge from high school and learn new information that can land you a good job. They have been valuable for hundreds of years… until now.
In the past there was less competition within industries because it was harder to get into advertising and marketing. You had to either start your own physical marketing agency or join one, those were your only real options. Now we live in an age where anyone can start a business or get into advertising.
I wish I knew smart ways to invest my money for retirement sooner, but late is better than never. If I had that knowledge when I was 18 or 19 then I could’ve had a lot of extra money saved. I’m lucky that I have a father who has experience investing money into stocks and bonds. I also have an interest in it because I want my money to work for me and grow.
A lot of young adults, myself included, followed the traditional career model growing up. You get good grades in high school. Then you go to college, work hard, do an internship, try to network, then graduate. After a lot of job applications and a couple years working low wage jobs, you land an entry level position in your field and everything is good. You slowly work your way up and get progressively more and more money. That’s how it’s supposed to work right?
Blogging has been around since the internet became accessible to the average family back in the 1990’s. You no longer must go to college or take a job as a writer/journalist to be able to reach out to thousands, or millions, of people. Many people like myself choose to blog because we love writing and want to share our opinions with others. Blogging can also be beneficial as a ‘side hustle’ or extra source of income.