Like most people, I was brought up to believe that you go to school and work hard to pass exams — ending up with a good job in order to secure a good living.
For 30 years or more that is exactly what I did and I suppose, when I think about it, I haven’t done too badly out of it. However, although I realise that things could have been a lot worse, I also recognise that, things could have been a whole lot better – from a financial perspective anyway.
George Marshall describes himself as a 45-year-old serial entrepreneur who has an MA in Social Science and has never worked for anyone — since giving up the paper-round he did as a youth.
Even before leaving school, George worked from home, running a variety of mail-order type businesses. It seems that, George had an eye for a business opportunity — even at that early age George displayed leanings towards entrepreneurism.
So, what is the book about? Well, George describes in great detail, how most of us are programmed with a life-plan that has been handed down from our parents who inherited it from their parents etc etc.
That life-plan is to aspire to work hard at school with a view to obtaining a job for life (does that sound familiar?). George calls this plan ‘A’ and describes how, whilst conscientiously working on plan ‘A’ we all, “work longer and longer hours just to make ends meet, being condemned to a life of wage slavery, drowning in a sea of debt, the poverty of mind and spirit, existing to work”.
Sounds pretty grim eh?
There is no need to despair though because in the book, George describes his plan ‘B’ which suggests: “You can work fewer hours, work the hours you choose, and earn more money, doing whatever it is you want to do with your time — all from the comfort of your home. And your home can be wherever you want it to be!
Now that sounds like a much more attractive proposition. Doesn’t it?
Don’t worry; the book isn’t one of those, ‘earn a six figure income in 30 days’, type books. George does describe that success doesn’t come easy or overnight for that matter.
However, the book is an honest and ‘down to earth’ publication that has been well written and is guaranteed to motivate the most ardent of naysayers. For anyone who wants to shrug off plan ‘A’ in favour of pursuing plan ‘B’, I can recommend reading George’s book.
After 30 years following plan ‘A’, is it too late for me?
Head over to George’s website and checkout the book. You won’t be disappointed.