The Voluntary Life: Books

Books

If you enjoy the podcast, you will enjoy reading my books, Job Free and Becoming an Entrepreneur.

Job Free: Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race and Achieve Financial Freedom on Your Terms


Forget searching for the right job—start building a life in which you don’t need a job. A job-free life is possible, and you have options about how to achieve it. This book provides real-world examples of people who have successfully quit the rat race using four different strategies: extreme saving, unjobbing, lifestyle businesses, and startups. Whether you want to achieve financial independence and retire early, or simply never work for anyone else again, this book provides an essential guide to the different lifestyle-design strategies open to you. An inspiring and concise introduction to job freedom and financial independence, by someone who has achieved both.





Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner


Successful entrepreneur Jake Desyllas demystifies entrepreneurship, providing a cheerful and inspiring call to action for those who yearn to break free.

Becoming an Entrepreneur is unique in its focus on the psychological dimensions of starting a business. Using personal examples, Desyllas approaches this topic with insight and sensitivity, showing you how to overcome the mindset of “employee conditioning” and find fulfillment by creating an enterprise in line with your values.

Readers will learn how to reach profitability, remove themselves from the daily grind, and achieve personal and professional freedom as a business owner.

Becoming an Entrepreneur is a short, jargon-free guide, packed with solid advice that you can start using today to build and manage your own business. By the time you've finished reading this book, you'll understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and have a set of timeless principles that can you use in any business situation.

If you're ready to jailbreak your career and lifestyle, Becoming an Entrepreneur will set you on the right path.