The Family-First Entrepreneur: How to Achieve Financial Freedom Without Sacrificing What Matters Most (Hardcover)
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Most entrepreneurs start a business seeking freedom but end up in a prison of hundred-hour workweeks isolated from their loved ones. This book is a guide to do entrepreneurship differently—letting go of the hustle and embracing a family-first mindset instead.
We all want a comfortable life with plenty of time for family and friends. This vision is what inspired Steve Chou to strike out on his own over a decade ago. But what he found was a nonstop schedule of never-ending work that wore him and his family down.
The hallmarks of modern business are making people miserable and preventing them from enjoying life’s greatest gifts. Business owners get stuck on the hamster wheel of hustle only to end up burned out and looking for a better way.
For fifteen years, Steve Chou has run two successful seven-figure businesses in twenty hours a week or fewer, leaving plenty of time for family, friends, and leisure. In The Family-First Entrepreneur, he shares profound insights and practical advice on business and life, demonstrating that you can, in fact, pursue your dream without sacrificing what matters most.
Chou offers a series of simple principles that can guide every decision you make, helping you establish a solid foundation upon which you can build the life you’ve dreamed of while comfortably supporting those you love.
Steve Chou is a highly recognized influencer and speaker in the world of ecommerce and has taught thousands of students to profitably sell physical products online. His blog, MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, Entrepreneur and MSNBC. He also runs the My Wife Quit Her Job podcast, which is among the top twenty-five marketing shows on Apple Podcasts, and a YouTube channel with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. With his wife, Steve runs BumblebeeLinens.com and hosts an annual conference called The Sellers Summit. He carries both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.