1- book name: The Transformation from Employee to Efficient Entrepreneur
2- The focus name to show on the cover is from Employee to Efficient Entrepreneur / the transition can be written in a smaller text to be used as book franchise title in case we have a book series in the future like the transformation from in debit to out of debt as example
3- The book is a non fiction book
3- I like clear and simple design
4- I like more black and white colors / no harm for the book cover to be colourful but i like the book background base to be white or black / no hark if all the design is black and white / I like apple cleanses of graphic design.
5- I like the idea to be explained in the book cover that's showing that this book will help you to transition from employee to entrepreneur, maybe you can draw the employee or entrepreneur or do something that referee to that . I like the design to be simple and interesting at the same time you can see what I like in terms of colors at ahmedalkriemli.com or beefficient.tv
6- The subtitle of the book is either
A- Escape the Employment & Entrepreneurship Rat Race Towards Financial Freedom, Happiness and Fulfillment
B- Feel Happier, Work Less and Achieve More To Become Financially Free, and Live a Happy & Fulfilled Life That Will Leave A Legacy Behind You
7- Make the text like the book cover competition to describe the word employee to entrepreneur or if that’s difficult you need to draw something that indicated clearly the transformation from employee to entrepreneur
8- I attached for you the dedication, table of content and introduction of the book to give you more idea about it
This book is dedicated to entrepreneurs—and those who
would like to be—fighting to make their dreams a reality.
Without your sacrifice, mankind would not enjoy the quality of life
and innovation that you have brought us. Thank you for making
your mark on this world through your products, services,
inventions and achievements. You have shaped the future.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Employee or Entrepreneur? 00
Four Basic Ways People Earn Income
Advantages of Being an Employee
Disadvantages of Being an Employee
Advantages of Becoming an Entrepreneur
Disadvantages of Becoming an Entrepreneur
Chapter 2: My Personal Journey 00
My Humble Beginnings as an Entrepreneur
Discovering My Options
Chapter 3: Will You Be the Next Successful Entrepreneur? 00
The Question I Am Asked Most
Were Some of Us Born Employees?
The Real Definition of Retirement
Does a New Job Give You Security or Freedom?
Learn to Read the Numbers
The Rat Race
Employee Excuses for Not Going Entrepreneurial
Can You Be the Next Successful Entrepreneur?
Chapter 4: What You Need for Your Entrepreneurial Journey 00
Create a Proper Mindset
Handle Tough Times
Build and Leave a Legacy
Learn the Art of Self Discipline
Consider Failure One of Your Greatest Tools
Chapter 5: The Importance of Your Vision, Purpose and Actions 00
How to Cultivate a Vision
The Difference Between Goals and Vision
Strategy Is Composed of Tactics
Sharing Your Idea Brings It to Life
Believe in Your Inner Voice
The Power of Focus and Direction
Time Is Your Most Precious Asset
Be Yourself and Focus on What You Do Best
Persistence Is What Drives You Forward
Maximize Your Happiness and Fulfillment
Chapter 6: Knowledge is Power 00
How To Learn
How Books Impact Your Life
Find A Mentor
Network at Seminars
Learn Electronically: Webinars, Teleseminars and Podcasts
Offline Courses Have Their Merits
Your Personal Development Highway
Education Is Limitless and Knowledge Is Power
Chapter 7: Developing Your Financial Literacy 00
Starting Where You Are
Developing Your Knowledge of Numbers
Three Types of Income
Your Team: An Important Asset
Risk Analysis and Management
Understanding Your Country's Tax Laws
How to Use Credit Cards
Bank Loans, Mortgages and Other Capital
Choosing How to Invest
Chapter 8: The Transition: How to Follow Your Why 00
On Which Side of the Table Do You Want to Sit?
Why Most Entrepreneurs Quit
The Cost of This New Journey
Start Your Transition with a Backup Plan
Set A Deadline to Make the Transition
Types of Businesses
What’s Your Passion?
Brand Your Concept and Choose an Entity
Select the Right Location
Chapter 9: The Art of Efficiency 00
An App Can Help You Budget Wisely
Get Familiar with Parking Alternatives
Why You Should Lead a TV-Free Life
The Importance of Having a “To Do” List
Safely Store and Sync Your Data
Use Task Management Tools
Make Emailing Ten Times More Efficient
Hire a Virtual Assistant
Final Thoughts 00
About the Author 00
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”
The number one struggle for most people around the world today is money. But, surprisingly, the cause of widespread financial hardship is not a lack of cash—after all, there’s an abundance of money circulating in the world today.
Instead, the main source of personal financial hardship is more often a lack of financial education—that is, not knowing even how to acquire the right financial knowledge.
In this book, I’ll reveal the reasons why this lack of knowledge exists and discuss what you need to do to prevent the financial struggle in future. More importantly, I want to help you actually eliminate the struggle—and become financially free—by transitioning from employee to efficient entrepreneur, with the least amount of risk possible. Through the pages of this book, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to move form employment to entrepreneurship. And if you’ve already made the move, you’ll discover how to more efficiently run your business so you can cut the hours you spend and more easily achieve the outcomes you want.
Together, we’ll design an efficient plan to run your business with the maximum performance possible—and without losing your life.
The Progression of Mankind Through Four Economic Stages
The world as we know it today is the product of constant economic growth and progression since the dawn of mankind. But looking back, we can see four distinct “economic ages” in which people earned income or survived differently. Starting with the Hunter-Gatherer Age—where humans relied on nature to provide wealth via hunting animals and gathering plants—people lived in tribal groupings for security. During this Age, all people were poor—living at basically the same financial level. If you didn't know how to hunt and gather effectively, you died.
During the Agrarian Age, land became the most valuable asset. Land owners became rich from their lands, while peasants who worked the land were generally poor. Later, the Industrial Age dawned with the onset of the Industrial Revolution—widely regarded as a transition to new manufacturing processes from 1760 to about 1840. During the Industrial Age, the value of land was judged not by its ability to grow crops, but rather by its ability to provide the raw materials needed for manufacture—hematite ore for producing iron, coal for running machinery, gas for lighting cities, copper, tin, rubber, oil and other resources to help industry grow. Millions of workers relied on jobs for their income, ushering in a “middle class” of people who were neither upper-class asset owners nor surviving in poverty at the whim of crops and weather.
For more than 150 years, the Industrial Age built modern countries, economies, companies and consumers. But in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War began to thaw, the dawn of the Information Age accelerated this development. The gap between rich and poor widened to create a new class—the super-rich—while the middle class began to struggle and, some authorities say, began to disappear altogether.
During each of these four great economic ages, the rules of money—and how money was earned—evolved. In the Agrarian and Industrial Age, for instance, ordinary people earned what became known as “active” or “linear” income by working for other people (either land owners or factory owners). They exchanged their time for money. Portfolio income also came into being as asset owners began to buy and sell real estate for capital gain or trade for different types of products.
Passive income, established during the Agrarian Age, meant that landowners could earn continuous cash-flow through renting their land to tenant farmers. In this Industrial Age, passive income was also earned, but through the ownership of businesses, factories and industrial resources. But in the Information Age, passive income became more pronounced as it skyrocketed many young people into the super-rich class through the use of technology, the automation of processes, and the lightning-fast movement of information.
In this book, we’ll examine these different types of income and learn where you should focus in order to become financially free. Whether you choose to earn income through business, real estate, paper assets, or commodities, I will show you clear examples of how you should invest in order to earn money—without sacrificing your life, without working only for money, and without ignoring the people you love or the things that make you feel fulfilled.
Depend on Yourself, Not Government
Most governments are struggling financially. Some are even going bankrupt because of embedded entitlements such as social security, healthcare and pensions. Over the years, each created massive bills for these governments to pay—and the debts they’ve created are increasing without solution. Unfortunately, the problem is even more acute, since these same governments have taught their people to depend on government instead of relying on themselves.
As of May 2016, the United States debt was over $19 TRILLION dollars. More than half of this debt obligation is due to America’s social security, pension and healthcare costs. And it’s increasing year after year because people have learned (wrongly) to depend on government. They’ve been poisoned through an education system based on old ideas. And government continues to apply strategies that worked during the Industrial Age, while we actually exist in the Information Age. Government is creating a nation of spenders rather than producers—a nation that doesn’t know the difference between an asset and a liability, or how to invest. Instead, they know how to max out their credit cards. Even more of a game-changer, the life expectancy of humans is increasing thanks to technology and modern medicine—with workers living 20-50 years beyond their retirement date—resulting in even bigger social security, pension obligations and healthcare costs for government.
Entrepreneurial Knowledge Is Power
We are in the Information Age. Most people believe they need to acquire as much information as they can consume. But the problem with the increase in information through different platforms is that it all becomes “noise.” People are more confused than ever about what to follow. What we need in not information but knowledge. We need imagination to pursue our goals and dreams more efficiently.
This book will focus on this objective.
Of course, while information is important, it’s not as valuable as knowledge. Knowledge gives you the ability to filter out unimportant information, as well as the power to act upon what is essential. For example, oil is valuable, but by itself it doesn’t make you rich. Understanding how it can be used to create wealth is what will make you rich.
Entrepreneurship—the understanding of how to use the resources available to you to create wealth—is your high-speed ticket to financial freedom. Of course, it is not an easy or risk-free path. Unlike employment—a job which requires specialized knowledge about very few things—entrepreneurship requires learning a little about many different things. While risky in the short-term, it’s safer than employment which is only a short-term solution to lifelong financial struggle. Employment also creates stress, not just in existing from paycheck to paycheck, but because one’s knowledge becomes so specialized that losing a job is truly a crisis.
When you fail in business, on the other hand, you learn to adjust, taking wiser, more focused action the next time you pursue a goal. If you fail at one aspect of business, your generalized knowledge allows you to float—doing something that buys you time until find a way to make your business model work. In many ways, the world of business demands that entrepreneurs learn something new every day. Just learning everything you need to learn to run a business is a substantial education. So don’t let the potential of failure in business and in life overshadow the excitement of winning. Life will push you around. Do your best. Start small, think big. Leverage what others have learned in the areas where you want to succeed. Never settle or quit until you achieve your dream.
You and I Are Similar When It Comes to Life Experience
If you are seriously considering pursuing entrepreneurship, but hesitate to leave the “security” of employment, realize that I feel your pain. I’ve been there, too. I’ve lived the pain of running out of money while still having to uphold family financial responsibilities. I’ve lived both the pain of having to pay bills on time and the shame of bouncing checks. I’ve had to wake up early in the morning to arrive on time to a job that I don’t like. And I’ve spent many sleepless nights as I pursued my financial goals.
I believe I know other types of pain you’ve been faced with, too. Perhaps it’s the let-down of a mutual fund company whom you trusted with your savings and retirement money. Or the pain of credit card debt. The pain of a fixed income that didn’t grow for years—while your expenses seemed to increase by leaps and bounds. I understand the lack of control over your life and worrying about your children’s future. I’ve experienced the pain of the bad economy—wasting money because of the mistakes of government bureaucrats. In the past, I too experienced times in my life when I had very little time (even no time) to spend with family and the people I love. I’ve lived with the nonsense of a difficult boss. I’ve lived the pain of tolerating office politics and enduring workplace standard that don’t make any sense. I feel your pain because I’ve been there.
But running away from the problem isn’t going to solve it—whether you’re still an employee or have since started your own business. As with any hurdle, the solution will only come with practice. Yes! Practice.
You’ll find that entrepreneurship is like a sport: you need to struggle, hustle and show up every day to achieve impressive results. You need to plan, start, fail at different things, admit your failure, learn from it, stand on your feet again, adjust what went wrong—then start again with a better plan and better execution.
Fulfillment and Wealth Are Two Different Things
While you’re pursuing financial freedom, remember that many wealthy people are rich in monetary terms but, in their mind, they are poor. They’re chasing a number that’s constantly going up—and the chase consumes their entire life. That’s not a fulfilling, compelling, exciting life. And it’s one reason why this book is not just about making money, but about lifestyle freedom and lasting fulfillment, too.
Financial freedom means working because you want to, not because (financially) you have to. It means you get to choose when you take a break—whether it’s day off, a two-week vacation or a month-long sabbatical. Not only are you both “on break” and “at work” all the time—you get to juggle both in any way you like, so you can enjoy both your breaks and your work life as you see fit.
Financial freedom puts you in the driver’s seat.
Unfortunately for most people, staying in control—being in the driver’s seat—requires strategic planning and focused action, all of which comes at a price. But most people are not willing to pay that price. This unwillingness is made worse by the fact that the prevailing “wisdom” passed on to young people is to go to school, get a good grades, land a high-paying job—then diversify by putting your money into mutual funds so you can retire at age 65 and let the government take care of you. With this kind of childhood programming, is it any wonder that most people play it safe in the short term, yet as a result, stay limited their entire lives? They’re not willing to pay the price and do those things that will lead them to financial freedom. In fact, most people are still operating under Industrial Age career planning, when the Information Age has changed all the rules.
This book, on the other hand, is your guidebook to the new rules. You’ll learn to start and manage a business that you can leverage through a team or a system. You’ll learn to take control to improve your life and secure your future. The goal is not to own a business that requires more hours of work than your current job. With the systems you’ll learn to develop, you’ll have a business that works without you most of the time.
These are the same systems—the same efficient and strategic way of running a business—that have allowed me to create several companies in different industries. I designed them to run using a certain system, then I delegate the management and operations to my team or sign with franchisees or business partners, which allows me to relax from the management after building and testing a system I can trust. I try to eliminate myself from operations as much as possible in order to create more time for myself to innovate new ways to support my teams or businesses—enabling them to prosper and expand even more.
With this approach, I usually have more time to spend with people I love, such as family and friends, and to discover the world and enjoy life. The most precious thing for me is having the amount of freedom that I want and time to learn more from books, seminars, webinars, blogs and mentors. This is where I spend most of my time: learning all I can in order to add value to my businesses and leave the world a better place. This is what creates fulfillment in my life.
As an entrepreneur in transition from employment, this book will help you run your business more efficiently and achieve bigger results with less time, less effort and lower costs.
In Closing: One Final, Unique Reason Why
I Chose Entrepreneurship Over Employment.
What’s Your Unstoppable Goal?
Before you turn the page to begin your own journey as an entrepreneur, I’d like to share a story from my life that illustrates how, aside from the financial freedom I was seeking, making the choice to become an entrepreneur changed my circumstances in an unusual and delightful way—as I believe it will change yours.
If you would have asked me a year ago, what I’d regret if I died tomorrow, I would have said that it was missing my chance to play squash in the world professional tour. As a young person, I was on the Iraqi National team for over 10 years—playing the fast-paced racket sport on indoor courts all over the country. I was even ranked number one in Iraq for 7 years straight. But living in Iraq—a closed country during the 1990s with a local sports federation that was riddled with corruption—made the dream of playing on the world tour literally impossible, even if my finances could afford it (which they couldn’t).
In 2005, I moved to Dubai—continuing to play squash on an amateur level when I had extra time. In my heart, however, I knew my dream was on hold indefinitely, since I could never take the time off work to travel the world for professional competitions as I had once wanted so badly. Soon, with the pressure of work life, I also started gaining weight. And eventually, my weight gain triggered gout disease—something my father had suffered for years. Playing soccer one evening with some friends, I damaged my ACL—ultimately choosing to have surgery a year later. With a knee injury, gout-ridden feet and an office job that never seemed to provide enough time for practice, it seemed my dream of playing squash professionally was something I would never be able to do.
Entrepreneurship changed all that. But most importantly, it changed my outlook.
Today, I travel the world competing in the Professional Squash Association World Ranking Tour. Starting in February 2016, I managed to drop my weight and play with my restructured ACL knee—a challenge at my age of 35. I began with a world ranking of 422 and thought, Let’s do it just to feel good and say that I have done it. What do I have to lose? At least I’ll have traveled the world and discovered new places.
Within six months, I had reached a new world rank of 293. Not only have I been amazed by my progress, in the last 6 months I’ve also visited eight countries and plan to see how far I can improve my ranking as I continue touring the world.
How was I able to accomplish all this when I thought my professional sports career was over?
Because I jumped in and took action—and because I’ve since achieved financial freedom—all these elements contributed to this accomplishment. It’s a priceless experience and a journey that I was almost doomed to regret forever.
You, too, deserve to live your life to the highest level of fulfillment. When you do, you’ll not only achieve your dreams, you’ll leave a legacy for other to follow. I’ll do my very best to guide you through the process in the following chapters.