Hack the Entrepreneur: How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters

Hack the Entrepreneur: How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters written by Jon Nastor was released in December 2015 and has already received a number of great reviews and endorsements. Here at TwoSchmucks.com we know how procrastination can kill a great idea before it has even got off the ground. So we thought we would kick off the new year and our new business book club by nipping that procrastination in the bud.

Chapters that we are looking forward to include “Entrepreneurs are not born”, “Your losses will lead to a win” and “Better to try and fail (than not try at all)”

Click on the links to get this book on paper back or to download it on to your kindle.

You can start reading when ever you like. We will then right a review and start the conversation off with some questions and observations on the 15th. We will also open up the comments section on the 15th so that you and the rest of the business book club can start to talk it over.

We really hope you enjoy the book and look forward to you contribution to the conversation!

2 thoughts on “Hack the Entrepreneur: How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters”

  1. Alastair says:
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    Hack The Entrepreneur by Jon Nastor – This book, for me, while good has it flaws. It is a compilation of quotes and posts from Hack The Entrepreneur website. While I have no problem with this in particular it does make the book feel like it jumps from one point to another with out to much continuity.

    There are some points that I really like and this book is full of great quotes. Things like:

    “Become comfortable being uncomfortable” page 9

    “We always oversaturate the size of our hurdles until we overcome them.” page 24

    “Time is my most important metric, because it is a non-renewable resource” page 51

    Despite this last quote on page 50 Jon mentions the “4 hour work week” and says not to believe it. Maybe we should review this book next to get the counter argument. He says also around this point that you should not out source (everything he does say some stuff) but later on in the book Jon fully endorses outsourcing and in fact says you should find the one or two things you are good at.

    The next thing I take heartache with is on page 64 Jon has a mini chapter called “Be Passionate About Business, Not a Market”. In this subsection Jon says that you should not be passionate about what you are doing only what it will allow you to do. I do get this, to some degree but in my experience being passionate is what has driven me through the hard times. Got me over the many humps in the road and ultimately lead to me achieving what I want.

    I did like Jon’s thoughts on ideas and not keeping them to your self page 69 really spoke to me. It also brought a smile to may face thinking of some examples.

    The last bit of this book that I am going to berate is the way it feels a little like a promo pamphlet for Jon and his business. Well done mate, you have done well I am genuinely happy for you and hope you continue to do well. I however am reading this book to get incites, not hear every 5-10 pages how well you have done. I also understand that it is nice to be able to draw of personal experience but it just comes across a little bit showy. Maybe that is just my English side.

    All of that been said I am going to give this book 3.5 out of 5 or 7 out of 10 however you like to look at it. I think for the right person it will have lots of great advice and points, especially if you are early on your path to running your own business. If however you have read any Robin Sharma, Michael Hyatt or Seth Godin allot of this will seam cliché and old hat.

    In conclusion I am going to paraphrase Jon, from page 106: You only fail when you quit. With that being said I look forward to his next book and hope that it has matured in the way I am sure it can / will.

  2. Richard says:
    4

    I thought that this was going to be kinda crap when it first turned up, simply because of how it looked. I know…. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what about it size and font size?

    I was pleasantly surprised when I got started as I did find a few gems scattered inside. I liked the part that said, “Don’t do what you love”, you constantly hear that you should only be doing what you love doing. I have always felt that this doesn’t work with the real world. Some of the things I do in my spare time definitely won’t pay the bills. It’s not that I don’t like what I do, I really do. I love setting up businesses and find it exciting, but financial gain is often the thing that gets me going and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.

    There really were some great quotes throughout the book. The bit that says “The future needs goals, today needs appreciating, and yesterday needs to be acknowledged” really seemed to hit home for me. It seemed to explain a way of thinking that would help me put things in perspective when I perhaps feel like I’m hitting a wall. “Money is a renewable resource, time is not” and “Define Your Perfect Day” were nice reminders for me to see what is truly important in life and to sort out my priorities.

    All in all, I did get some enjoyment out of the book even if it did feel slightly disjointed.

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