Everything You Need to Know to Be your Own Boss, Whomever You Work forBook - 1998
If Die Broke is about how we spend, save, and invest our money, Live Rich is the other side of the equation, the earning side of things. In it, Stephen Pollan shares the compelling observation that living rich has less to do with new worth or income stream and everything to do with freedom. The most powerful form of financial freedom comes from working for yourself (whoever your boss may be).
Live Rich says all that's standing in your way of earning enough to live the life of your dreams is your relationship to money. Act rationally rather than emotionally when it comes to your income, and you'll find money can buy you happiness. The four tenets of the Live Rich philosophy, simply stated, are:Make Money. Too many of us have been fed the line that "work isn't necessarily about making money." Tell that to Visa next time they send you a bill. Don't grow, change. Be ready to change your work paradigm on a moment's notice, to morph from career to career several times as conditions--and you--change. Take Charge. In the twenty-first century, you must become proactive and start taking measured risks. Become a mercenary. Think for yourself as a free agent, responsible for your own security and always on the lookout for the next great job.
Live Rich provides an explanation of Stephen Pollan's radical workplace philosophy as well as a detailed A to Z action plan--from "accountants" and "advertisement" to "Web sites" and "working capital"--that allows readers to apply the philosophy to every facet of their working loves and truly Live Rich.