I did a guest post for Ramit Sethi this week on his blog I Will Teach You to be Rich where I discussed some common fears that hold you back from starting your business and how to overcome them.
Ramit’s lead-in to my post cracked me up:
A couple weeks ago, my friend Pamela Slim sent me her book. To be honest, I was worried. She had recently written positively about my book, and she writes about entrepreneurship on her blog, but her audience is pretty different than mine — typically older and more female than iwillteachyoutoberich — and I thought her book might have too many emotional/spiritual components like “Tell yourself that you can do it every morning!” I hate emotions. I tell my friends to call me an Emotional Robot because I care about the tactics, not how you feel. Witness my cold, listless countenance for people who ask, “Is it a good time to invest?”
But I was REALLY surprised at how tactical this book is.
Yes Ramit, all my “fairies and rainbows” advice got edited out of the book, darnit!
And I set him straight on my male/female ratio, which is pretty much even.
We snuck in an extra few pages from the book for the post, uploaded on Scribd. Check out Top excuses and tactics. Why haven’t you started your own business?
My favorite reader comment from “Joel”, perfect for Mother’s Day:
My mom is a corporate auditor for a regional bank. I’ve been pushing her to quit working 12 hours a day and become an audit consultant but she’s too scared. I didn’t have a Mother’s Day gift for her. Thanks to this post & Saturday delivery from Amazon, I got her something she can actually use.