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Our book: Tips to apply in 5 minutes

When we wrote our guide to going it alone, we intended it to have a healthy shelf life. But we didn’t expect to read a fresh, new summary a dozen years on! One has just been published and it’s a nice little read.


I met Fern Chang at a small business event recently and she was so engaged and active in my presentation, that I presented her with a book as a gift.

Serendipitously, a few weeks later, she popped up in my inbox announcing that as a hobby she wrote book summaries for Actionable Books and she’d written one for Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business.

Fern’s summary consists of a brief overview of the book along with some key insights that can be readily applied to your business.

She opens with a quote from page 13:

"The happiest soloists succeed because they have the knack for putting work in its proper place alongside the rest of their lives."

And moves on to summarise the traits of a successful soloist, the importance of word-of-mouth referrals, and how and why to create an operations manual for your business.

You can read the full summary on Actionable Books and while there follow a link to buy your own digital copy. Alternatively, use your Flying Solo membership to score a copy for FREE.

Robert Gerrish

is the founder of Flying Solo and helps soloists stay upbeat and energised. He’s recently published The 1-Minute Commute, is a presenter and facilitator and works one-on-one with those needing a refresh. Find out more about his skills and services and his Olympus Trip 35 camera side hustle or connect on LinkedIn.


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