The book was originally recommended to me by a friend who is the only female partner at an engineering firm. She said that the book totally changed her life and influenced her work ethic as she struggled to find balance at home and in her male-dominated workplace.
The author’s goal is to strip away the idea that everything should always be happy and that you should make lemonade out of life’s proverbial lemons. Instead, he says, you should just suck it up, move on, and learn how to not give a f**k.
It seems counterintuitive, but for someone who is trying to start their own business, there’s going to be a lot of difficult hurdles, rejections, government red tape, money losses, friendship losses, relationships strains, the list goes on. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k helps you learn how to prioritize the things that really matter to you and to take everything else in a stride.
Honestly, if you’re planning on having your own business, this kind of attitude is a must if you want any kind of success.
Contributor: Michelle Pettit | Entrepreneurial advisor at Business.org