Buy Your Own Island, a guide to lifestyle design by Danny Flood.

In today’s episode I’m excited to share a preview from the audio book of my new title, “Buy Your Own Island” (which I’ve been hard at work and just finished recording!)

What’s the book about?

Several years ago, I dreamt day and night about the kind of life I wanted – the one I deserved – but reality painted a different picture. I was an unemployed college graduate, broke and alone. Then one day I gathered three friends in a coffee shop, and we wrote down a list of the craziest “dream goals” that we could imagine. Each of us made a vow that day to do whatever it took in order to make them reality.

It took a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but eventually I managed to make almost every single dream goal a reality. I have been traveling the world for the last 5 years, heading wherever the wind takes me. I spend about a month or two in each country. During that time I meet people from all over the world, form close friendships and relationships, and together we get in to all kinds of adventures.

“Buying an island” is an anecdote shared in the book that’s synonymous with taking your craziest, lifelong “dream goals” – whatever they might be, and installing a plan and system in place to making them happen.

The book is broken into four parts: Part 1 (Inner Game), Part 2 (Travel and Lifestyle Hacks), Part 3 (How to Start a Location-Independent “Lifestyle Business”), and Part 4 (Real-world case studies and models).

Of all the sections of the book, I’m most proud of Part 3.

Why?

Part 3 was initially the basis for the whole book. What I found was that a lot of business books fell short when it came to actually providing tried-and-tested, actionable strategies and techniques that REAL people could use to start their own business, get their first customers, and make a living.

In the first chapter of Part 3, I also identify the critical distinctions which separate businesses that liberate their owners versus ones that entrap them.

I wanted to create the resource that I wish I had six years ago.

Here it is.

I spent several years reading one business and marketing book per week. Starting 4 companies (2 of which failed). Interviewing dozens of other entrepreneurs and consulting with hundreds more to help them reach the next level in THEIR businesses. Part 3 of my book identifies the common traits and X-factors that a true “lifestyle entrepreneur” needs to succeed today.

Some of the things discussed in this chapter include:

  • Why most “business books” fail to help us get the outcome we want
  • The critical difference between an “E.L.F.” business and a “H.A.L.F.” business – and why
  • 8 different types of businesses you can start – for less than $50 – to change your life and create freedom for you now (based on real-world examples and case studies)
  • The tragic disaster story of two Las Vegas performers who built their business around them (and how to avoid the same outcome)
  • The 5 rules of highly-effective “lifestyle entrepreneurs”
  • The “Lazy Programmer” technique – and why it’s the key to making your vision reality
  • And more…

And do me a favor! Let me know what you think. You can leave a comment, or e-mail me at: danny@openworldmag.com.

Thanks, and enjoy!

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