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The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth

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In this episode bestselling author Chris Brogan takes you on a deep dive into his book, The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth, where he gives you the formula for entrepreneurship from the ground up.

In his book, Brogan gives you the systems, processes and the foundational work that you need to turn your interests into a business venture. The goal of the book is to help you start your own revolutionary business, including what most people are missing from the basics of business, how to turn passions into businesses, and how to build out the digital channel.

This book is perfect for people who have the potential and drive to be an aspiring entrepreneur, but wouldn’t normally pick up a business book.

The Book’s Unique Quality (3:20)

My book is systems, processes and the foundational work that you need to turn your entrepreneurship into something that keeps you out of your mom’s basement. What separates me from the rest is that this is entrepreneurship from the ground up.

The Best Way To Engage (4:45)

The reader is free to skip around but I would hope that you take the time to stop and do the work that I suggest in the book.

The Reader’s Takeaway (13:25)

Set yourself up for no excuses. Give your excuses a vacation and don’t ever give them their desk back.

A Deep Dive Into The Book (6:17)

The first chapter takes you through how you are really a freak. That’s me just talking the reader off the ledge and explaining what I mean by the word freak.

After that I get into what the difference between weirdos who live in their moms basement and people who actually have a business. One of the big missing ingredients is discipline so I walk you through an actionable system for how to build discipline. I walk through all of the excuses that you make for why not to do what you are going to do.

The next chapter is all about success. This chapter is important to me because it contains a list of things to quit. It talks about how success just doesn’t show up and about ways you should think about your success and how to measure it.

From there we go right into skills. What I like about this chapter is just that a lot of times we do the things that we know how to do and we skip all the things we don’t know how to do. I push you on the things you aren’t really great at. I also talk about networking because it’s amazing how people really have bad way of trying to connect with others. I give the reader some decent ways to think about it.

Next we talk about falling in love with not knowing. I try really hard to show you how important it is to be wrong, how curiosity is really important and the misconception of thinking you need to know all the deep level detailed stuff.

I talk about how important it is to structure your framework for your days.

The next chapter is all about how to be an employeepreneur. Some people don’t want to quit their day job and for some it’s not the right move. You can create the job that you really want inside of your organization.

Another chapter we talk about systems that work for you.

From there we discuss what solo and small business owners need to know.

Another whole chapter covers falling in love without knowing. It was so important I talk about it twice.
The next chapter is called Build Your Own Media Empire.

Chapter 13 is about making sure you find all your fellow freaks.

Chapter 14 is about taking ownership. This is a pivotal chapter even though it’s small because it talks about the differences between being a freak and then maybe going to be an owner.

The next chapter is all about when things go wrong and how to deal with failure.

The very last chapter is a summary of the whole book. Take Action! Fight Crime! Save the World!

NOTE: That was just a summary. To get the full deep dive, play the audio clip at 06:17

Notable Quotes From The Book (15:05)

“You have to know only enough to start.” – Chris Brogan

The Credibility/Inspiration Of The Author (0:43)

I run a company called Owner Media Group; a professional development company where I help people try to figure out how to own the game that they must want to win. I’ve run marketing consulting companies, worked with a lot of the biggest brands out there. Most recently I have been helping anyone from any size business try to figure out solid principles of ownership that will help in you personally, in your business and into the future.

The inspiration for the book comes from my kids. I wanted to write something that will help them along their way as they grow up.

Other Books Recommended By The Author (17:02)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

More Information About This Book and The Author

Buy The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth by Chris Brogan on Amazon today

Visit CallingAllFreaks.com to learn more about Chris and his books

Follow Chris Brogan on Twitter and Facebook

More Information About This Episode

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Wade is a 4-time serial entrepreneur and is the Founder/Host of The Entrepreneurs Library. With a long time passion for reading books, Wade created an online resource and podcast for entrepreneurs who love to read personal and business development books. His long-term goal in life is to start an entrepreneurial home schooling program for children of business-minded families.