Book Summary – Rework Book shows you how working hard is not necessary to succeed in business, how these days everyone can start a business even with less money, and how to do more work in less time.
Rework book will make you think, about how easy is to start a business and even make that successful. We’re living in that time where everyone has access to everything, everyone can learn everything for free of cost.
Rework Book Quotes
“What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.” – Jason Fried
“Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is home because she figured out a faster way” -Jason Fried
“Until you actually start making something, your brilliant idea is just that, an idea.” – Jason Fried
“It’s a lot harder to pull your head up and ask why.” – Jason Fried
“Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier.” – Jason Fried
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Rework Book Summary
I read this book about six months ago and I still feel, I should have read this book back when I was 15 years old. The Rework book has everything that a 15 or 18-year adult is looking for. This kind of knowledge won’t be found in any School.
So if your age is below 20 then make sure you read rework and apply the knowledge in your life because the things you learn from college or school won’t help you in real life.
Now let me share with you some of the notes taken from the Rework book and some of my experience.
- Multitasking will eat you alive
- Start working on that idea, if you believe, it can be something they don’t waste even a second.
- Don’t spend money on things you don’t need
- Don’t copy someone else’s homework.
- Learn to say No.
- Learn from your mistakes, better, and learn from someone else’s mistakes.
- Focus on what you have.
- Run as fast as you can.
- Accept the reality.
Now let’s explore the book.
Lesson 1: Multitasking will eat you alive
Yes, you heard it right. If you work on multiple tasks at the same time then you won’t able to do even a single task with 100% energy.
Let’s say, you want to make a Youtube channel and also, you want to make a website and you also want to do the job and you also want to start a new business and you also want to start a podcast too.
Now, I won’t say anything, just ask yourself, will you be able to do even a single task with full energy. Let’s assume, you can do everything with full energy for a month or two but what after that?
You may have heard, Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
It applies in business and even in life too.
So if you have a business idea then you can work on that but after that, you can’t spend your time on other things. Now, if you’re also doing a job then that’s okay, work on business after job, you don’t have to quit your job.
Lesson 2: Focus on what you have.
I use to do this, I always wanted what I didn’t have. Let’s say if I have a good smartphone and if some company launches a new smartphone then I was like, I wish I had that phone. The same can be applied to many other things too.
So if you’re running a business and some other business has some product that you don’t have then don’t complain about it, focus on what you have and give 100% on that, don’t focus on what you don’t have.
This way, you will save time and you will spend that time on impotent tasks.
Lesson 3: Run as fast as you can
Whatever mistakes you made in your business, learn from them, don’t just stop and complain about them. This will only waste time and in the end, if you don’t learn then you will end up with nothing.
Also, if you’re competing with other businesses then try to do something different than other businesses, don’t copy them.
If you need help, hire staff. Now, hire only when you feel, I can’t able to do everything on my own, don’t just hire because you wanted to hire.
Invest as much as you can in your business and expand as fast as you can, everything you invest will come back. So don’t think, investment is just spending.
Lesson 4: Start working on that idea
Everyone has a dream and everyone want that dream to come true but if you don’t work on that dream then nothing will happen.
So if you have a business idea and if you truly believe in it then don’t waste a second and start working on that business as soon as you can.
Try to reach an investor and tell them about your idea and no one want to invest in your business then do it yourself.
If you’re doing the job then you don’t have to quit your job because you will have hours after your job, you can work on that time.
You just need to believe in your idea and the rest will become true.
By the way, you will learn how to approach investors but I will leave it to you, find it on your own or read the book.
Rework Book Review
Rework is one of those books that will teach you how to start a business from start to end even with less money, You just need to believe in your idea and the rest will become true. There are many things that you will learn from the Rework book that will help me to become a better person and better investor.
Who Should Read Rework Book
- If you want to start a new business and if you don’t have any idea where to start.
- How to manage time.
- How to work more in less time.
- How to gather money for the business.
- How to say No.
- If you want to learn from your mistakes.
- How to find business ideas.
I have added some of the notes here and I hope it helps you. In the end, I would say, if you have a business idea and if you believe that it can become something one day then start now, don’t wait for someone else’s approval.
Now, I know, everyone doesn’t like to read 300 pages of books and that’s why you also have the option of an audiobook. If you want to listen to Rework Audiobook then get it for free.
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