Her book, The Economy of You is a well-written and personal account of the need for and means of creating side-gigs to boost your income. But she also talks about ways to create and fulfill your life goals, something that is particularly near and dear to me. My Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life book is all about goal setting for those 50+. And, of course, the means of doing that and of finding role models are not so different for boomers than they are for millenials, the demographic Kim aligns more with.
There are a few things I particularly like about her book. One is in the introduction where she lists the 9 common traits shared by the entrepreneurs she interviewed. Using that as a base she uses many examples of those interviewees who represent those traits. You’re surely going to find many to whom you’ll relate. And the second clever thing she does is provide the top takeaways at the end of each chapter. No, I’m not suggesting that you can skip most of the book and just read those takeaways. But it follows the same formula used successfully in speeches: tell them what you’re going to say; say it; tell them what you said. Kim does that well, in a voice that’s both personal and professional, a skill she honed as an editor at US News.
You can get your copy of The Economy of Youˆ by clicking here, which will take you directly to Amazon. And be sure to read more about Kim on her website, http://www.bykimberlypalmer.com/