Hello again, and welcome back for Week 3 of the PROP.reads challenge! As you may have noticed, I am a few days late on this review post.. With the end of the semester nearing, my school work has begun to ramp up (more on this to come). So you’ll have to forgive me for the delay, but school does come first.
All of that being said, I still made time to FINISH this week’s book “Let Go” by Pat Flynn! Pat Flynn is one of my biggest inspirations in the world of internet marketing and passive income. He was a big influence behind me starting this website and blog, and his podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, is a part of my weekly routine. “Let Go” is the first of two books by Pat Flynn in this challenge, and I am excited to share with you what I have learned!
As the title eludes, throughout the book, Pat Flynn gives examples from his own life, as well as the lives of some of his mentors, where the first step to achieving whatever goal he had was to let go. If you are unfamiliar with Pat Flynn and his story, he begins the book by setting the scene in his own life where he was faced with being let go from his job in an architecture firm during the recession, and the scary choices he had to make in order to shift his focus online so that he could ultimately support his family.
Today, Pat Flynn has grown Smart Passive Income into somewhat of an internet marketing empire. Through many online mediums (courses, eBooks, blog posts, YouTube, etc.) as well as long-form content like his books and audiobooks, he regularly accrues six figures a month in passive income revenue. In the book, he explains many of his ideas that continue to contribute to his monthly income, as well as ideas that he wasn’t so proud of, and even had to shut down due to failure.
Having been familiar with Pat Flynn and a few of his business prior to reading this book, I enjoyed getting the first-hand analysis of not only his big wins, but also his huge losses. This book is yet another example of what makes Pat Flynn so special and inspirational to me: he is real. Everything that he produces is 100% authentic, which I think is clearly why he is such a motivational figure in the realm of online business.
If you are contemplating getting involved in the online community, whether through a blog, YouTube channel, or an online business, Pat Flynn is the go-to example for useful and proven practices.
I highly recommend “Let Go” for setting the stage for any up-and-coming entrepreneur!
Be sure and pick up a copy of “Let Go” here!