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Mindset mentor and online business rockstar Denise Duffield-Thomas teaches women how to make twice as much money while doing half as much work! You might be scrolling through Instagram, seeing bloggers lounging on a beach with their laptop and thinking... why isn't that me? Well, probably because you're letting negative money beliefs hold you back. Denise Duffield-Thomas ma Mindset mentor and online business rockstar Denise Duffield-Thomas teaches women how to make twice as much money while doing half as much work! You might be scrolling through Instagram, seeing bloggers lounging on a beach with their laptop and thinking... why isn't that me? Well, probably because you're letting negative money beliefs hold you back. Denise Duffield-Thomas made herself a millionaire by helping women realise that they could manifest anything they dreamed of if they took consistent action. In Chillpreneur, she's teaching women how to align their goals with the universe and earn six figures (or more!) without losing their minds! In this book, you'll learn: * How to find your true calling instead of jumping on the first 'good idea' you get * Why caring is such a huge part of being a successful (and happy) entrepreneur * How to quit procrastinating and get shit done * How to let go of the guilt you have around money and accept that you deserve to be a kickass, successful businesswoman Through exercises and real-life stories, Denise shows you how to avoid making the (many) mistakes she and other women have made, how to boost your confidence and smash through your money blocks, and start making your business dreams a reality. Unlike her previous books, this title is full of practical advice about taxes, pricing, converting, and making it to the top - and it will make you laught out loud. Being a Chillpreneur isn't about being at the beach all day - it's about finding the path of least resistance to fabulous money. It's about taking a relaxed, imperfect approach and giving yourself permission to find the shortcuts for minimum effort and maximum results. It's about making twice the money for half the work.


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Mindset mentor and online business rockstar Denise Duffield-Thomas teaches women how to make twice as much money while doing half as much work! You might be scrolling through Instagram, seeing bloggers lounging on a beach with their laptop and thinking... why isn't that me? Well, probably because you're letting negative money beliefs hold you back. Denise Duffield-Thomas ma Mindset mentor and online business rockstar Denise Duffield-Thomas teaches women how to make twice as much money while doing half as much work! You might be scrolling through Instagram, seeing bloggers lounging on a beach with their laptop and thinking... why isn't that me? Well, probably because you're letting negative money beliefs hold you back. Denise Duffield-Thomas made herself a millionaire by helping women realise that they could manifest anything they dreamed of if they took consistent action. In Chillpreneur, she's teaching women how to align their goals with the universe and earn six figures (or more!) without losing their minds! In this book, you'll learn: * How to find your true calling instead of jumping on the first 'good idea' you get * Why caring is such a huge part of being a successful (and happy) entrepreneur * How to quit procrastinating and get shit done * How to let go of the guilt you have around money and accept that you deserve to be a kickass, successful businesswoman Through exercises and real-life stories, Denise shows you how to avoid making the (many) mistakes she and other women have made, how to boost your confidence and smash through your money blocks, and start making your business dreams a reality. Unlike her previous books, this title is full of practical advice about taxes, pricing, converting, and making it to the top - and it will make you laught out loud. Being a Chillpreneur isn't about being at the beach all day - it's about finding the path of least resistance to fabulous money. It's about taking a relaxed, imperfect approach and giving yourself permission to find the shortcuts for minimum effort and maximum results. It's about making twice the money for half the work.

30 review for Chillpreneur: How to Run a Wildly Successful Business Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Money!)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I have been following this author for a while and joined her Money Mindset Bootcamp not sure what I was getting into. However, over the last two years I have learned that what she teaches about money mindset is absolutely true. This book is great if you are an entrepreneur, particularly female. And I would say it is good for anyone at any stage in their game. There is sound advice on how to handle what might feel like sticky situations - including scripts to help. Denise also shares her own pers I have been following this author for a while and joined her Money Mindset Bootcamp not sure what I was getting into. However, over the last two years I have learned that what she teaches about money mindset is absolutely true. This book is great if you are an entrepreneur, particularly female. And I would say it is good for anyone at any stage in their game. There is sound advice on how to handle what might feel like sticky situations - including scripts to help. Denise also shares her own personal experience. She is open and honest, which makes this book such a gem in the sea of entrepreneurial "how to's". If you are an entrepreneur, you will not be disappointed if you get this book. Added value: I bought the audio.. it was nice hearing her voice reinforce what she teaches and shares with the world.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shay

    Decent - motivational but some of the concepts seem to contradict each other. Also, I'm not into "manifestation." I think this book is really for wealthy women who want to start a business (not that you can't do that if you're not rich and white, this one is just focused on that population). Also - this felt like a grab for more money and sales by the author - a lot of the information was vague, which she discusses is because she wants people to purchase her $2000 boot camp. Could have been grea Decent - motivational but some of the concepts seem to contradict each other. Also, I'm not into "manifestation." I think this book is really for wealthy women who want to start a business (not that you can't do that if you're not rich and white, this one is just focused on that population). Also - this felt like a grab for more money and sales by the author - a lot of the information was vague, which she discusses is because she wants people to purchase her $2000 boot camp. Could have been great, some of the concepts were good - maybe I'll eventually find a good entrepreneur book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Aline

    A look at entrepreneurship from a female perspective + with practical tips. Yes!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ina

    I'm a bit surprised to say that I'm really impressed with Denise's work. She's very heavy-handed on the universe and manifestation talk (although less in this book than in the other one I've read). But if you're into that or can manage to not get too hung up on it, I think you'll find that her overall message is very down-to-earth, practical, useful and refreshing in this world of business books permeated by hustle culture mentality. I appreciate that Denise doesn't go too far into the woo-woo to I'm a bit surprised to say that I'm really impressed with Denise's work. She's very heavy-handed on the universe and manifestation talk (although less in this book than in the other one I've read). But if you're into that or can manage to not get too hung up on it, I think you'll find that her overall message is very down-to-earth, practical, useful and refreshing in this world of business books permeated by hustle culture mentality. I appreciate that Denise doesn't go too far into the woo-woo to stop making sense, as other woo-woo or Hay House authors do. And her ideas are something I have heard very few people explore. There's a lot of business advice out there, but (from what I've found) there aren't too many people talking about the personal beliefs and mental blocks that stop us from taking advantage of that advice. There are even fewer people who talk about those beliefs that are more common and problematic among women entrepreneurs in particular. Are there better written books out there that deserve a 5-star review much more? Yes. But this book does exactly what it says it will do, in an in-depth and pleasant to read way. That is enough to make it a five-starrer in my opinion.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Leigh Collazo

    I listened to Chillpreneur on audiobook after it was recommended multiple times in a small business owners' group I am in. WOW. I recommend this highly to all budding entrepreneurs--particularly female entrepreneurs--out there! I loved Denise Thomas' practical advice and know I will revisit this book again in the future. There was so much great advice that my mind could not possibly retain it all. Love the audiobook! I listened to Chillpreneur on audiobook after it was recommended multiple times in a small business owners' group I am in. WOW. I recommend this highly to all budding entrepreneurs--particularly female entrepreneurs--out there! I loved Denise Thomas' practical advice and know I will revisit this book again in the future. There was so much great advice that my mind could not possibly retain it all. Love the audiobook!

  6. 4 out of 5

    ANASTASIA KINGSLEY

    This book breaks it down for every man or woman who wants to start a business but might feel overwhelmed. For example, Denise's definitions are very easy to follow: Marketing - Share information and make offers. Her explanation of her own success - I half-assed it all the way to a million dollars. Her cool attitude about taxes - giving back. All in all, listening to Denise's cheerful book helped me think I had a friend in the business, who is possibly less disorganized than myself, and if she ca This book breaks it down for every man or woman who wants to start a business but might feel overwhelmed. For example, Denise's definitions are very easy to follow: Marketing - Share information and make offers. Her explanation of her own success - I half-assed it all the way to a million dollars. Her cool attitude about taxes - giving back. All in all, listening to Denise's cheerful book helped me think I had a friend in the business, who is possibly less disorganized than myself, and if she can do it, so can I. Recommended. I will be reading it again. My rating - 4.5

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mallory Grimste

    I was grateful to see DDT speak in NYC a few years ago and enrolled in her Money Bootcamp course that night. Her energy and passion radiates throughout this book, too. Loved the bit at the end about legacy and grandmothers

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    Even though I've designed my business from the beginning to create a peaceful, easy life for myself as much as possible, I still got some important insights from this book. One that was particularly timely: don't kill the golden goose. Sometimes I forget that I am the golden goose in my business, and boy do I pay every time I do. This feels like a solid, basic book for beginners in the world of lifestyle business, but I've been doing this for a long time, and I still got a lot out of it. Good stu Even though I've designed my business from the beginning to create a peaceful, easy life for myself as much as possible, I still got some important insights from this book. One that was particularly timely: don't kill the golden goose. Sometimes I forget that I am the golden goose in my business, and boy do I pay every time I do. This feels like a solid, basic book for beginners in the world of lifestyle business, but I've been doing this for a long time, and I still got a lot out of it. Good stuff. Highlights: I’m the biggest introvert in the world. Yellow highlight | Location: 443 I no longer get hugely nervous when speaking on stage, and I don’t feel overwhelmed by meeting hundreds of people at events, because I know they aren’t showing up to see ‘me.’ They want to see a representation of themselves. Yellow highlight | Location: 488 Lisa Lister’s amazing book Witch; Yellow highlight | Location: 490 According to spiritual teacher Kimberly Jones, the Witch Wound is ‘the psychic scar in the collective consciousness that (mostly) women start to awaken to and feel deeply in their bodies as soon as they consider stepping into their power.’ Yellow highlight | Location: 575 ‘To people making mean comments about my GG (Golden Globe) pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.’ ACTRESS GABOUREY SIDIBE Yellow highlight | Location: 799 All these thoughts swirling around in my head cast a dark cloud over what should have been a day of celebration. (This is normal, by the way. I call it a ‘success hangover,’ which is when something that’s supposed to feel good has the opposite effect, and you feel weirdly guilty or bad.) Yellow highlight | Location: 932 The idea behind personal development isn’t to change everything about yourself; it’s about polishing your true, inherent beauty. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,207 A few years ago, I won a business award and one of the runners-up (a guy) apparently said, ‘I can’t believe I lost to a blog!’ Ha, ha! Yeah, you did. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,252 Karly Nimmo owns the voice-over agency Killer Kopy (a service); Yellow highlight | Location: 1,304 There are many things Chillpreneurs can learn from this story, and the first is that you are the Golden Goose. You can profit for a long time through your skills and talents, but not if you kill the source of your creativity. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,306 When Mark joined my business and saw what I’d created (a million-dollar turnover, despite my working part-time and half-assing everything), he concluded that, if we just worked harder, had more launches, and perfected everything, we’d make even more money! Let’s flog that Golden Goose! Not only did that kill my energy and enthusiasm for the business, it almost killed our marriage! Yellow highlight | Location: 1,356 ‘My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?’1 Marilyn brought the magic. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,371 The perfect example is marketing funnels. Most of my business is run on ‘placeholder’ marketing. As in: ‘I think this is total crap (it’s not), but I’ll leave it up until I create the “perfect version.”’ Most of my placeholders are still there years later – making money and helping people. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,420 It’s okay for you to make money with ease and flow. Honestly. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,422 The truth is that I work a lot, but I just don’t feel busy. It’s because every part of my business and life is set up to help me thrive. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,452 But what you’ve invested is never a waste. You can learn from any business ‘failure.’ The bigger waste would be to stick with something out of stubbornness or fear and never find your true calling. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,784 You’re not an idiot. You can figure out how to write and publish an e-book, and you can research the steps for creating an e-course; it’s not rocket science, but if you’re still not doing it, why not? Because you have an underlying belief that you have to work hard to earn money. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,845 EXERCISE: WHAT CAN I OFFER? In your journal or in a conversation with an entrepreneurial friend, answer these questions: Yellow highlight | Location: 1,952 Find Your Chillpreneur Team The most straightforward approach is to ask people you know, advertise in your own newsletter, or post in your business networking group. Don’t overcomplicate this. Yellow highlight | Location: 1,967 EXERCISE: GET DELEGATING Yellow highlight | Location: 2,568 It’s normal to feel nervous, so always remind yourself that it’s okay to make money doing what you love. You’re allowed to be successful, charge more than others in your industry, and have a wildly profitable business. Yellow highlight | Location: 2,756 Script #1 for a Brain-Picker Yellow highlight | Location: 2,766 Script #2 for a Brain-Picker Yellow highlight | Location: 2,774 Script #3 for a Brain-Picker Yellow highlight | Location: 2,780 Script #4 for a Brain-Picker Yellow highlight | Location: 2,785 Script #5 for a Brain-Picker Yellow highlight | Location: 3,302 Same with dogs. Have you ever tried to chase a dog that doesn’t want to be caught? It’s frustrating. But if you give up and lie down on the grass, it can’t help itself: it’ll run over and lick your face. Reminder: find the path of least resistance. Yellow highlight | Location: 3,406 Knock on a dozen doors, and the universe will knock on 1,000 for you. Yellow highlight | Location: 3,703 book coach: ‘I help people write the best book they can, so they can reach more people and make more money.’ Yellow highlight | Location: 3,737 My best sales technique has been to say, ‘I have this thing that could help. Here’s how you can get this thing.’ For example, ‘I have a Money Bootcamp that could help you with your money blocks; here’s where you sign up.’ Yellow highlight | Location: 3,812 If you’re interested in the statistics, the normal 1 percent of people buy the Manifesting Course, but a whopping 20 percent of those people upgrade to the Money Bootcamp at $2,000. Trust me: it’s worth making the offer! Yellow highlight | Location: 3,846 openly tell customers that the reason I offer an incentive is that I know some people need a nudge to do something they want to anyway. And I remind them that, if they sign up later, they’ll just have to pay full price, so no big deal either way. I’m giving them an option and a choice to take it. Yellow highlight | Location: 3,953 Remember, for a mass-market campaign, your results will be 1 to 2 percent. If you’re selling from the stage, it could be five to 15 percent, and if you’re selling over the phone, it could be 25 to 75 percent. Yellow highlight | Location: 4,040 In his book The War Of Art, Steven Pressfield says that ‘Madonna does not identify with “Madonna.” Madonna employs “Madonna.”’ I feel the same about ‘Lucky Bitch Denise.’ She works for me: the real Denise who makes mistakes, farts out loud, and is sometimes not very nice to her husband. Yellow highlight | Location: 4,049 Sandy Forster, author of How to Be Wildly Wealthy Fast, Yellow highlight | Location: 4,111 The person that you think you’ll become one day? You’re already that person.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shawna P.

    "Good news, you don't have to decapitate her!" That was it, I was sold. Working in a competitive marketplace I suffer from massive comparison and money blocks. Such a refreshing and fun read...actually listen. If you have an accent, it's going to be a good book in that regard alone. I'm a teacherpreneur by definition and finding books that relate to our business are hard to come by. Even though her audience is COMPLETELY different, I felt I could actually implement some strategies. My goal is to "Good news, you don't have to decapitate her!" That was it, I was sold. Working in a competitive marketplace I suffer from massive comparison and money blocks. Such a refreshing and fun read...actually listen. If you have an accent, it's going to be a good book in that regard alone. I'm a teacherpreneur by definition and finding books that relate to our business are hard to come by. Even though her audience is COMPLETELY different, I felt I could actually implement some strategies. My goal is to start doing less of the tasks I hate and more of the tasks I love.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jean-philippe Millard

    Overall I found the book had some valuable tips but there were a few aspects that I didn't like as much. I think a more accurate title for the book would be Money Mindset Advice for Female Entrepreneurs. As a wellness coach and personal trainer who is looking to market himself I found the mindset advice and tips useful. It's important to value what you do, charge a fair rate (fair to you and your clients) and not be afraid to make money using your skills. I didn't know that this was written spe Overall I found the book had some valuable tips but there were a few aspects that I didn't like as much. I think a more accurate title for the book would be Money Mindset Advice for Female Entrepreneurs. As a wellness coach and personal trainer who is looking to market himself I found the mindset advice and tips useful. It's important to value what you do, charge a fair rate (fair to you and your clients) and not be afraid to make money using your skills. I didn't know that this was written specifically for women before I bought it but found it useful despite that. I totally support empowering women to be financially and vocationally successful but as a male reader I wish she had been more inclusive. The book seemed overly focused on fears around marketing yourself and making money, constantly referenced manifesting and the writing style, while conversational and fun, seemed unfocused and lacked concise, clear direction. It was so focused on mindset and positive thinking that there were hardly any actionable, practical steps. The book would've felt more balanced if she had more practical advice to balance the positive psychology. Overall the book is good but be aware that there's a lot of fluff (believe in yourself! Manifest your dreams! etc.) and repetition. However, if you're looking for an easy read about having a more positive and success focused mindset for working as a female entrepreneur then you'll probably enjoy this title. Just don't expect it to be as practical or revolutionary as the 4 hour workweek.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Emma England

    Ok, so I tried to finish this but in the end I just couldn't. I really want to believe the hype about DDT but I don't. She is wildly successful because she sells an idea that everyone can achieve success without stress and overwork. Although she may live like that now, she couldn't be where she is without the things that made her and that includes stress and overworking. If you believe her message then this book is a fun and easy read with lots of interesting food for thought and instagrammable Ok, so I tried to finish this but in the end I just couldn't. I really want to believe the hype about DDT but I don't. She is wildly successful because she sells an idea that everyone can achieve success without stress and overwork. Although she may live like that now, she couldn't be where she is without the things that made her and that includes stress and overworking. If you believe her message then this book is a fun and easy read with lots of interesting food for thought and instagrammable messages. If you don't buy into this kind of business lifestyle message then I'd say just pass on this book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    AliceinWonderland

    - Not a bad book...Quick and easy...Denise Duffield Thomas usually has a succinct, casual style. - There are a few good strategies in there, but if you are expecting in-depth tips about execution or instructions on how to run your business, this book isn't it. - I think I actually prefer her previous book, actually, "Lucky B and how to life a first class life", as there were more tips and tricks in there that I found useful. - Not a bad book...Quick and easy...Denise Duffield Thomas usually has a succinct, casual style. - There are a few good strategies in there, but if you are expecting in-depth tips about execution or instructions on how to run your business, this book isn't it. - I think I actually prefer her previous book, actually, "Lucky B and how to life a first class life", as there were more tips and tricks in there that I found useful.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Braithwaite

    This book was recommended to me when I mentioned to one of my business coaches that I'm "anti-hustle." She said "Then you'll love Chillpreneur!" And she was right! While Denise's mindset advice is brilliant, she also gives practical, actionable tips for running a virtual business to create a life of more chill. I highlighted many sections and now will go back and implement what I've learned! This book was recommended to me when I mentioned to one of my business coaches that I'm "anti-hustle." She said "Then you'll love Chillpreneur!" And she was right! While Denise's mindset advice is brilliant, she also gives practical, actionable tips for running a virtual business to create a life of more chill. I highlighted many sections and now will go back and implement what I've learned!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    The writer is actually an introvert which leads to a business perspective I really appreciated reading. Her book is also a nice break from dude-bro business books which mostly just say 'hustle more,' or even business books by well meaning men whose journey to success stories aren't that relatable. Also great: her book has actual suggestions and scripts you can use. It will be most helpful for someone with a service style business, but I still found it useful. The writer is actually an introvert which leads to a business perspective I really appreciated reading. Her book is also a nice break from dude-bro business books which mostly just say 'hustle more,' or even business books by well meaning men whose journey to success stories aren't that relatable. Also great: her book has actual suggestions and scripts you can use. It will be most helpful for someone with a service style business, but I still found it useful.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Heather Myers

    A great book for entrepreneurs I am a huge fan of Denise. I loved this book because I get caught in the “if I’m not working hard, I can’t earn money”. This book tells me to chill the eff out. The strategies I can implement in my business as a writer. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  16. 4 out of 5

    maria

    A very interesting book that helped me changed my perception about money and business. I have to read to for a second time though cause there is a lot in there and if you don't implement while reading you can loose a lot of important tips and info. A very interesting book that helped me changed my perception about money and business. I have to read to for a second time though cause there is a lot in there and if you don't implement while reading you can loose a lot of important tips and info.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Maybe I'd have got more out of this if it was relevant to my family business (running a shop), but it was more aimed at people who are just starting out and who have clients rather than customers. It is mostly about mindset rather than practical tips. Maybe I'd have got more out of this if it was relevant to my family business (running a shop), but it was more aimed at people who are just starting out and who have clients rather than customers. It is mostly about mindset rather than practical tips.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Anne Gilbert

    The exercises in this book are very impactful. Wonderful book!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nic Creative

    Get your CHILL "on" in life and biz. An awesome read Hustling so hard you burn your light out has never appealed to me as a particularly awesome way to live. Yet, a high octane lifestyle celebrating sleep deprivation (come on people when I get a solid 7 hours sleep I feel like I’ve won the lottery, my energy is SEXY, and I’m a better human to my people), like some screwy badge of honour is often what is pushed upon folk as the only way to “get after it,” and get what you want out of life. The awes Get your CHILL "on" in life and biz. An awesome read Hustling so hard you burn your light out has never appealed to me as a particularly awesome way to live. Yet, a high octane lifestyle celebrating sleep deprivation (come on people when I get a solid 7 hours sleep I feel like I’ve won the lottery, my energy is SEXY, and I’m a better human to my people), like some screwy badge of honour is often what is pushed upon folk as the only way to “get after it,” and get what you want out of life. The awesome Denise shows us another way in her latest read, the way of a Chillpreneur, and I ADORE it and this woman – her way of working/ creating in a world fake leadership is refreshingly REAL, accessible and down to earth. Divided into Four Parts, Mindset, Business Models, Money, and Marketing, so much ground is covered in this high impact book! Denise helps you find your chill when you crash into obstacles and your belief account is drained of funds. You know those times where you want to take out a “belief loan” at the Bank just to borrow some belief until you one day wake up and CHOOSE TO BELIEVE because … People want your magic, not perfectionism There’s so much I LOVED about this book! Running a biz or a side hustle sounds very complicated, and blow up the difficulty setting HARD, we’re talkin EPIC LEVEL HARD PEOPLE yet I adore how Denise shows us how seductively uncomplicated it can be if you CHOOSE it. The mindset hacks for achieving greater abundance and chill were so good, and her ability to batch and schedule the content she creates ahead of time is FREEDOM! Batching videos, social media content, tasks (i.e emails) is such an awesome time and freedom hack - Denise does suggest no more than 6 months ahead though or else you’lll infect what you’ve created with STALE O RAMA vibes and you’ll fade to beige in terms of attraction. What a great way to honour and conserve your sexy energy for the truly important. When you’re running on spiky mania, panic and pure adrenaline you’ll get IT done sure, but at what cost? What will you miss? It’s like those people I see shovelling food into the big hole in their face MINDLESSLY. Robotic. Automatic. No magic. From a place of CHILL you bring ALL OF YOUR On FIREYAH WITH PURPOSE ENERGY into what you are creating which is more than a little bit awesome. Denise reminds us that: There are people less qualified than you doing the things you want to do simply because they decided to believe in themselves. Period. UNKNOWN Top three things I'll be APPLYING from this awesome book - The mindset hacks on BELIEF and earning what you are worth (her work on money blocks is crazy good!) - Batch it baby! Creating some content ahead of time sounds like a good way to get my chill on, and find freedom. YAY! - The Five Essentials for a Chillpreneur Biz - Chapter 7

  20. 4 out of 5

    A.M.

    This was squeed over by Rachael Herron, and then I saw it at my local library. Neat! And wait, the author is an Aussie! Should have guessed from the cover, eh? I liked her 'voice' and she has some great ideas about marketing, and gives you the scripts to use when you face a new situation. “The weird thing is that, when normal, inevitable challenges come up – like a refund request – some people not only fall down, they launch themselves down a snake/chute and refuse to play the game again, convince This was squeed over by Rachael Herron, and then I saw it at my local library. Neat! And wait, the author is an Aussie! Should have guessed from the cover, eh? I liked her 'voice' and she has some great ideas about marketing, and gives you the scripts to use when you face a new situation. “The weird thing is that, when normal, inevitable challenges come up – like a refund request – some people not only fall down, they launch themselves down a snake/chute and refuse to play the game again, convinced they’re a failure. They quit, or remain paralyzed by fear, shame, and indecision for years.” Women, especially, get derailed by fear and comparisons with others. She says deal with your money mindset and the rest will work out. She is pretty honest about her own situation; she can do a bit of the 'manifest' thing but says you can light all the candles you like but if you don't do the work, it isn't going to happen. Do the work AND light the candle. What have you got to lose? And there's a lot of science to suggest our brains go where they are pointed, so if you imagine / dream your ideal future it at least gets your brain pointed in the right direction. Ten steps in ten different directions, gets you nowhere. 4 stars

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Riley

    This book could change your life. I say could and not will because it all depends on you applying what you learn. Having started a marketing business in February, this book was perfect. I didn’t know what to expect but was drawn in on the idea of being able to establish a work-life balance at a time that I felt like I was doing a lot of work for not much gain. Well, from the get go I fell in love. I feel like it was packed with such practical advice that I really needed to hear right now. It had t This book could change your life. I say could and not will because it all depends on you applying what you learn. Having started a marketing business in February, this book was perfect. I didn’t know what to expect but was drawn in on the idea of being able to establish a work-life balance at a time that I felt like I was doing a lot of work for not much gain. Well, from the get go I fell in love. I feel like it was packed with such practical advice that I really needed to hear right now. It had the perfect balance between woo-woo spiritual mindset ideas and actual actionable tips to implement. I read it much slower than normal because I wanted to focus on the exercises and really let each chapter sink in. The practical exercises at the end of each chapter are so good and I would recommend downloading and completing the accompanying workbook! Would I recommend? YES! A must read for any business owner or blogger!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sagan Morrow

    I definitely preferred Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, but this one was still really good! Reinforced a lot of my own approach to business, and I like the way the author provides chapter summaries, guided questions, and encouraging reframes/mindset shifts. The sections with templates/scripts for different aspects of business could have been moved to an Appendix at the end, as they would only be relevant for specific situations. I found myself skipping past those parts, and in some ways, because they were I definitely preferred Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, but this one was still really good! Reinforced a lot of my own approach to business, and I like the way the author provides chapter summaries, guided questions, and encouraging reframes/mindset shifts. The sections with templates/scripts for different aspects of business could have been moved to an Appendix at the end, as they would only be relevant for specific situations. I found myself skipping past those parts, and in some ways, because they were slotted right into the middle of a chapter, they detracted a bit from the mindset work that the book focuses on. But all in all, this was a solid resource that a lot of entrepreneurs could benefit from reading.

  23. 4 out of 5

    JHM

    Denise Duffield-Thomas is a delightful, inspirational guide to entrepreneurism. She unabashedly shares her delight in her own successes and mistakes along with her delight in helping others experience the same, but on their own terms. She understands that one size does not fit all when it comes to creating a business, but that there are certain tips and principles which can help anyone. Reading her book is like an extended coffee date with your super-successful best friend who thinks that you ca Denise Duffield-Thomas is a delightful, inspirational guide to entrepreneurism. She unabashedly shares her delight in her own successes and mistakes along with her delight in helping others experience the same, but on their own terms. She understands that one size does not fit all when it comes to creating a business, but that there are certain tips and principles which can help anyone. Reading her book is like an extended coffee date with your super-successful best friend who thinks that you can be equally successful and she's going to help you make it happen. I'm also a fan of her "Get Rich, Lucky Bitch"!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarina Langer

    Stars, I feel SEEN by this book! :O I figured I'd probably learn something, but I didn't think it'd make me cry in the first few pages o.o This has changed how I view and approach my author business. I read the ebook, but I took so much away from it that I'll be buying the paperback, too, so I can read it all again, cry some more, and highlight a few/a lot of things. If you're a woman who wants to have any kind of business, you should read this. It's been a breakthrough for my mindset, and I'm grat Stars, I feel SEEN by this book! :O I figured I'd probably learn something, but I didn't think it'd make me cry in the first few pages o.o This has changed how I view and approach my author business. I read the ebook, but I took so much away from it that I'll be buying the paperback, too, so I can read it all again, cry some more, and highlight a few/a lot of things. If you're a woman who wants to have any kind of business, you should read this. It's been a breakthrough for my mindset, and I'm grateful that I found it when I did. Thank you, Denise, for writing it. I and my business are already more chill.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Bean

    There are so many things I loved about this book. It is perfect for the newish entrepreneur as it covers a lot of ground including topics that you don't get in other books about money mindset and other mental roadblocks that you may find thrown in your way. The essential message is that starting and owning a business doesn't have to be difficult, which is a reassuring thought. On top of busting through your mental roadblocks, it's also chalk full of useful and tactical advice on business ownersh There are so many things I loved about this book. It is perfect for the newish entrepreneur as it covers a lot of ground including topics that you don't get in other books about money mindset and other mental roadblocks that you may find thrown in your way. The essential message is that starting and owning a business doesn't have to be difficult, which is a reassuring thought. On top of busting through your mental roadblocks, it's also chalk full of useful and tactical advice on business ownership and marketing, and full of funny anecdotes that will keep the pages turning along the way.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen Jen

    Loved this book. Love Denise!! Lots of great useful stuff presented in a practical approach. Her business' doesn't completely align with mine, but there are great take-aways and some applicable info. Progress Note about 60% through - I was really enjoying this up until the last little bit. Before it was broader. Now it's focusing on just those with personal coaching businesses, so it's a little bit harder to relate when my businesses are very much service & product oriented. But I really really l Loved this book. Love Denise!! Lots of great useful stuff presented in a practical approach. Her business' doesn't completely align with mine, but there are great take-aways and some applicable info. Progress Note about 60% through - I was really enjoying this up until the last little bit. Before it was broader. Now it's focusing on just those with personal coaching businesses, so it's a little bit harder to relate when my businesses are very much service & product oriented. But I really really like the author and I find her amusing, engaging & charming."

  27. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    3.5 stars. There was some good content and nuggets of advice but it was also deeply mixed in with a lot of new age type stuff that I don’t agree with. Its also unclear what she actually sells in her business other than coaching but she started the coaching before she had any experience or success, which I don’t totally get. I am glad I read it though because there were some things I needed to hear right now, even though my situation is very different from hers. I’ll consider reading the other bo 3.5 stars. There was some good content and nuggets of advice but it was also deeply mixed in with a lot of new age type stuff that I don’t agree with. Its also unclear what she actually sells in her business other than coaching but she started the coaching before she had any experience or success, which I don’t totally get. I am glad I read it though because there were some things I needed to hear right now, even though my situation is very different from hers. I’ll consider reading the other book she wrote that she talked about a lot in this one.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Audrey

    This is really an excellent and realistic book for women who own their own business. This book is especially great for moms. I love that there is no JuSt GeT uP EaRlY! Denise recognizes when you have little kids that sleep is so important (it’s important if you don’t have kids too). She also goes into the 3% of customers (which I have found true) and the 1% of sales which is also helpful and reaffirming! Not everything applied to me or my situation but I still found this book very valuable.

  29. 5 out of 5

    E.V. Mason

    Gave me the encouragement to hold tight to my dream! Over the last month I’ve been stressing over whether to keep chasing my entrepreneurial dreams or jack it in for a steady ‘proper’ job. A friend recommended this book - and saved my life. Just a few chapters in, I’m raring to go and fanning the flames of belief - I CAN DO THIS! If you’re having any doubts, read this, and get back on track with your life purpose!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Linda Shantz

    Really loved this book (listened to it rather than read it). Loved the philosophy of it, which really aligns with the way I try to run my business; loved the motivation behind continuing to do so; loved the simplicity of her marketing strategy! A worthwhile read or listen for any woman in business for herself.

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