The 10% Entrepreneur
Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job
Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay.
What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls?
In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.
McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in ventures that will provide you with upside outside the office while making you better at your day job.
He also profiles real-world 10% Entrepreneurs including a designer, a software engineer, a literary agent, a car salesman, an infomercial producer, a doctor, a stay-at-home parent, some students, and a few lawyers, as well as people working in finance, consulting, tech, and a variety of corporate roles.
A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don’t have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis’s 10% principles into action, you’ll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new, far more entrepreneurial, life.
Table of Contents
PART 1 – Why Should You Be a 10% Entrepreneur?
Chapter 1 – One Job Is Not Enough
Chapter 2 – All the Benefits Without the Pitfalls
Chapter 3 – The Five Types of 10% Entrepreneurs
Part 2 – Building Your 10%
Chapter 4 – What Kind of 10% Entrepreneur Are You?
Chapter 5 – Making the Most of Time and Money
When you’re setting aside at least 10% of your time and capital, planning and prioritization are essential to making each of your resources count for more.
Chapter 6 – Playing to Your Strengths
Chapter 7 – Finding, Analyzing, and Committing to Ventures
Chapter 8 – Building Your Team
If you’re going to make it as a 10% Entrepreneur, you’re not going to do it alone. That’s where teamwork comes into the picture.
Chapter 9 – Overcoming Obstacles
Every entrepreneur, from 10% and up, finds that resilience and a firm commitment to a long-term vision are the most important tools of the trade.
Chapter 10 – Winning the Long Game
Connect with Patrick
Selfies and FOMO-Worthy Adventures
My Thoughts on the World
Tips, Motivation, and Media
Where I’m All Business
Decision-Making and Entrepreneurship
Don’t Miss Out: Subscribe Now
Sign up for What Did I Miss?, my newsletter with big ideas, hacks to live decisively, and updates. Bonus: When you sign up, you’ll get a free chapter of my new book Fear of Missing Out.