The DIY Career Manifesto

  • by Bob Baker
  • Narrated by Bob Baker
  • 1 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you ready to create a living on your own terms?
The purpose of this audiobook is to inspire you to take your talents and know-how and turn them into a flourishing livelihood - one that makes a difference in the world while allowing you to make a decent living. I've been self-employed much of my adult life. In this book, for the first time, I share the actions and principles that helped me design a life that's ideally suited to who I am.
I call it a "manifesto" because it is my urgent call to action. I'm tired of seeing countless people living unfulfilled lives because they think there's no other choice. If you have fallen victim to this mass hypnosis, it's time to wake up!
I describe it as "unconventional" because my philosophy goes against the grain of traditional business wisdom. As I share my personal journey to full-time, self-employed status, you'll see that I definitely took the road less traveled.
Even if you're forward thinking and embrace the modern "indie" ethic, I bet you still have a bit of lingering "safe route" residue rolling around in your brain. It is my hope that this book exposes that nasty mind virus and replaces it with a more empowering mindset.
Also, I refer to the new work-life you will build as a "DIY Career." Of course, DIY stands for "do it yourself" - the idea being that your vocation is "self-made" and your journey must always start with you. It's the brave act of designing a life that makes the most of expressing and sharing who you authentically are.
That's why I wrote this book. To light a fire. To share my story. And to inspire you to create your own DIY Career that is ideally suited for YOU!
If that sounds good, let's start rockin'.

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but only because it was good to take time to think about applying the ideas and suggestions put forth.


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I have met Bob, jammed with him, attended a seminar, and keep his Guerrilla Marketing book close by. I have recommended Bob's books and videos to several friends. This book does not focus on the music business but more broadly focuses on a wide range of applications and suggestions. The ideas presented here can help pinpoint your skills and interests to begin your own DIY Career.

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- Mike Schleicher

Great Book!

As usual BoB Baker spread a very clear message directly to the heart and brain of the reader.

As a motivational speaker and author he share a bunch of very rich concepts and ideas, which are validated by his extraordinary experience in the music business.

I totally recommend this book to independent musician.
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- Facundo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2014
  • Publisher: Bob Baker