Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Rich and Free the Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating Wealth and Personal Freedom

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Rich and Free the Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating Wealth and Personal Freedom

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Rich and Free The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating Wealth and Personal Freedom, by Brian J. Bieler 2007. Phoenix, AZ: Little Falls Press 200 pages, $17.95, Softcover

Intended Audiences: D, F

Major Headings from the Table of Contents

It Takes Skills and Knowledge to Get Rich and Free; Why People Get Stuck; Alternative Strategies; Do not Quit That Job; How to Get Rich While Working for Others

How Is the Book Most Useful for Its Intended Audience?

Upbeat and enthusiastic; full of homespun advice that works for some. His desire for success shows and persistence does pay!

The Top Five Things You Learned from Reading this Book:

1) How the author has persisted in his dream of being a successful business owner and not just working for someone else

2) Compelling reading about being persistent

3) Staying the course works

4) Adversity makes people stronger

5) There is no free lunch!

Brian Bieler's book, Rich and Free, is really about not giving up your dream! He was a successful broadcaster yet had a continual yearning to be his own boss. He succeeded and wants to take the reader along with his often home-spun advice.

His quotations in boldface type at the beginning of some chapters are part of his tales, and where he distills his own brand of wisdom as he tells his own story. More proofreading would have helped with this edition, but an occasional misspelling does not hamper the telling of the tale! In his own words, Rich and Free is a street-smart guide to help you reach your goals. It's a book about real life experiences, wealth-creating skills, and ideas to get you out of the rat race. Bieler tells the reader about his own 25-year journey to practice what he preaches, and the reading is entertaining!

Especially useful are the statements about education and whether you are creating a business for wealth or a job for yourself. …

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