So I was thinking about what you were saying and it is possible to break away from your 9 to 5 job. As we discussed on the phone there is no magic bullet to do this but a lot of hard work. As you know it has been a long struggle for me to get to where I am and I have read several books on the subject of how to break yourself from a normal everyday job. Here is a listing of those books that helped me out greatly.
Habit Stacking by S.J. Scott
This is a short read that I think is a good place to start. It teaches you how to make small habits that will help change your day to day life. Such as reading only 10 mins a day, then slowly ramping it up to the point were you could read for over an hour and not realize it. Because you are steeped in the 9 to 5 world I would say this is a good start. You have to slowly train yourself to take on entrepreneurship habits instead of trying to jump right in.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
This book I found to be a great way to renew hope in leaving your job to work for yourself. In this book he goes over companies that started for as little as $100 bucks and grew to being real power house. Chris Guilebeau also has another book called “The Art of Non-Conformity”. Which I have read several times. That book is more so a play by play of how he left his job at Fed-Ex to becoming this guru on how to break away from your current job to find real independence working for yourself.
Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off by Jim Cockrum
This book is a must have if you plan on doing Podcasting/Youtube work. He goes over all the basics of low to no cost ways to make your business grow. You might find yourself skipping some chapters that do not matter to what you’re trying to do but it still is a good book over all.
The Art of Being Unreasonable by Eli Broad
With Eli’s book you will find his stories to be inspiring and uplifting. He will explain how he does business and how to be more effective with what you have. He does a lot of out of the box thinking that I think is good for framing your mind around your new found goal of working for yourself.
Platform by Michael Hyatt
I would say save this one closer to the end of your journey. This book focuses on you knowing who your platform is, then building off of it. Because you’re not sure where you want to go yet. It is better that you have a good idea what you want to do, before taking this book on.
In all things I know it will take some time to read these books. I can say a good cheat is to download them on Audible. I also would suggest reading one book a month and you will see a major difference in your outlook on life by June 2015 I can almost guarantee it.