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5 Books That Will Inspire You to Break Free From a Boring 9-5 Job

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Break Free From a Boring 9-5 Job

If you're an ENTREPRENEUR or looking to become one, then YOU NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS. We guarantee you'll find some wisdom in each of these that will help you build a solid framework on which to build a thriving business. Our goal is to help the Cool Dad save time and money - and we think any Cool Dad who's looking to be an entrepreneur will gain some valuable tips from these books on how to do just that. For those of you who are looking to escape a 9-5 job you don't enjoy, then start with reading these books!

1. Start With Why

By Simon Sinek - This is a great book for any Cool Dad looking to become an entrepreneur. This book will help you develop a framework for why you do what you do so that you can build your business on a solid foundation. 

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2. The 4-Hour Workweek 

By Timothy Ferriss - This book challenges and shows you how to build a business structure that allows for working four hours or less a week. We challenge you to read this book through the lens of the above book "Start With Why" - and see if you can build a business structure that's both purposeful and free-ing. Our goal is to help dads spend more time focused on family, and less time on work they may not enjoy. This book definitely gets you in the mindset to "break free" of the "rat race."

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3. Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert Kiyosaki - This guy is all about the finances. We'll be honest, parts of this book gave us a bad taste as the author flirts with "worshipping" money, but this is a great book to kick start your learning about various money-making strategies in order to maximize assets and minimize liabilities. 

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4. The Lean Startup

By Eric Ries - Great book for giving you a system for starting up cheap. You'll learn about "MVPs" (minimum viable products) in this book, and how to utilize them to save a lot of time and money. This book even has a lot of practical wisdom for you to bring back into your full-time job if you have one.

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5. Building A StoryBrand

By Donald Miller - This book challenges you to re-think your marketing strategy in order to engage more customers. By engaging your customers as the "hero" of the story, you can gain more sales and connection to your brand. 

Find it here.


We hope you enjoyed this list! Let us know what you think about these books, or if you have any books you think we should add to our list!

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