This book is for you. Yes, YOU.
The one who yearns to escape the 9-5, but no fucking idea what to do.
The one with the seed of an idea but no fucking clue if it will fly.
The one who has launched with everything you've got, but feeling burnt out and, — frankly, fucking over it.
And the one who's dangerously close to financial and spiritual bankruptcy, and about to drown in an emotional tsunami, you too.
- Melanie Kissell
Stephanie Holland's book stamps an imprint that leaves you feeling alert, ALIVE, awake, and aware — uplifted, worthy, and hopeful to create a legacy and leave your own imprint on the world. It's all about embracing personal empowerment and, hence, empowering others. Now I want to try chocolate chia quinoa pudding with maple syrup + blueberries for breakfast and treat myself to some Stella McCartney lingerie.
- Amazon Reviewer
This is the book I needed when I started my business - it took me months of research, reading and listening to podcasts to gather up this essential info which Stephanie has put into one, concise, easy to read book. Get these foundations right and there really is nothing stopping you achieving your entrepreneurial dreams. Enjoy the journey - this book will make sure you are ready for any business adventure!
hey, I'm stephanie.
I started my own company in Jan 2014 and burnt out within 3 months.
My one-woman empire crumbled under the weight of exhaustion and overwhelm. There was so much to do.
You'd think with 10 years as a strategist at companies like Yahoo!, MSN and The Huffington Post and 5 years consulting and coaching with creative & fledgling entrepreneurs would qualify me to start my own business, wouldn't you?
I was surprised, too. But there is so much more to business than being good at what you do. And as you figure it all out some of your Self begins to unravel as your personal life, lifestyle & health fall off the radar.
I recognised it fast. I re-claimed my freedom life. And set out to build a business around it.
There is such a thing as overnight success, but it starts today and happens sometime in the future. Don't wait for commercial success before you create a freedom life.
Thrive first. Build your empire second.
- Fiona Brandt
Stephanie Holland talks to you as the knowledgeable friend who knows your doubts before you have even properly articulated them to yourself. Her tone is so down to earth and encouraging and has set me on the path to removing those life blocks that I had been throwing up at every opportunity. She highlights the importance of always 'showing up' and working towards goals incrementally.
- Amazon Reviewer
Stephanie helps you understand the reality of the transition from 9-5. Starting up takes patience, passion, time and money. Stephanie helps you gain energy and traction from what ever your current situation is, so you can move forwards in a sustainable way. If you burn out, what chance does your business idea have? Work smart, be kind to yourself, this book is a must have for all fledgling entrepreneurs.
- thelastressort on Amazon
There is a lot of great juicy advice in this wonderful book for those looking to take the plunge into entrepreneurship or even those that have already taken the plunge but are feeling a bit lost or disheartened. Stephanie Holland's tone is warm and encouraging but she doesn't sugar-coat the realities of going it alone. You can feel that she genuinely wants her readers to thrive and succeed in their new business ventures. As a solopreneur this is a book that I would happily gift to others thinking of taking the leap into a freedom lifestyle: to give them a great chance of navigating the pitfalls of starting-up while remaining healthy, happy and optimistic about their future.
- Marialuisa Maiwald
Stephanie's trust into developing her methodology while 'living into it' is inspirational. She quotes a Bloomberg study saying that 80 % of startups fail within 18 months due to founder burnout. As a coach and entrepreneur I find this statistic incredibly worrying. Her role modelling self-care, a vision of the life she wanted and living the lifestyle she wanted to achieve RIGHT NOW (not when she 'got there') I found very helpful. By taking us through her own practices and emphasising compassion, she has helped me to ease up a little on myself.