Our June 2022 Indie Business Book Club selection is Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur, by Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby. Like many American Maker Entrepreneurs, Derek did not start his business “on purpose.” Instead, doing something he loved (making music) led organically to a business opportunity, which led organically to another business opportunity, which eventually led to the 2008 sale of CD Baby for $22 million.
Not surprisingly, Sivers did not start with a fancy business plan. He wasn't “thinking big,” and he wasn't pressed to make a boatload of cash. He just put one step in front of the other in a methodical way. He took things slowly, which ironically resulted in pretty fast progress, an interesting paradox.
After reading this book with us, you'll be further empowered to grow your business in an intentional way that makes you happy and serves your life.
What you'll learn …
In addition to enjoying a fresh and affirming entrepreneurial perspective, here are some of the things you'll learn by reading this book with us:
• how easy it is to find small things that will make a big positive difference in your business
• the importance of relentless self-awareness
• delegation as the key to long-term business success
• and more …
The reading plan progresses in our private Entrepreneur Members Facebook Group. We will share and discuss valuable takeaways in our weekly Coffee with Donna Maria meetings on Mondays at 12:30pm ET | 9:30am PT.
The link to join Coffee with Donna Maria live will be in your Monday morning member update, and posted in the Facebook Group.
The graphic below displays our easy reading schedule.
About Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers had been a professional musician when he became frustrated that he was unable to sell his music online without the assistance of a traditional record company. To solve this problem, he created the CD Baby website to sell his CDs. His musician friends were intrigued and began asking him to list and sell their music at his website, and the rest is history. CD Baby grew into the largest seller of independent music on the Internet with over $100M in sales representing over 150,000 musicians.
Since selling CD Baby, Derek has traveled the world and nurtured his many creative endeavors. He currently lives in New Zealand. Derek writes regularly on creativity, entrepreneurship, and music at his blog.
Buy Anything You Want
You can also try to find the book on Hoopla, a digital library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, and TV shows to enjoy on your digital devices.
Of course, you can also purchase the book at your favorite local book store.
Are you ready? Let's do it.
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If you're a member of the Indie Business Network, make sure to join us in our private Entrepreneur Members Facebook group to get started.
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