Author, podcast host, blogger, broadcaster and all-round girl boss Emma Gannon, released her second book earlier this year, The Multi Hyphen Method.
This work-help (rather than self-help) bible aims to redefine modern day jobs in the digital sphere, no matter your gender or generation, by breaking free from traditional work environments and structures in order to ‘work less, create more, and design a career that works for you’.
The book has which quickly shot to The Sunday Times bestseller list, as Emma herself made it into the Forbes 30 under 30 list for her acheivements. It’s goal is to help people to keep up with the rapidly changing world of work, and it does so with simplicity and ease.
The award-winning host of ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’, a podcast discusses work and social media with guests like Dolly Alderton, Lena Dunham and Dawn O’Porter, has not just written pages and pages of dry reseach and theory about the gig economy, freelancing and creative careers online, but she has filled the book with personal experience and anecdotes too, which make it much more beliveable and sincere than other business books.
If you’ve been itching to convert your passion into an income stream, or your side-hustle into a start up, and you want to work on your own terms, then The Multi-Hyphen Method is for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a part-time PA with a blog, or a nurse who runs an online store in the evenings – whatever your ratio, whatever your mixture, Emma Gannon shows we can all channel our own entrepreneurial spirit by having many strings to our bow, in order to live more fulfilled and financially healthy lives.
I think this book is a must-have source of inspiration and information for creatives, and in particular, freelancers. Emma is a big champion of removing the taboo around talking about money, which is really important for those of us that struggle to define the value of our work, and also regularly come into contact with problems surrounding tax returns, chasing up invoices, finding regular clients, and setting our rates to charge what we derserve. It also provides great examples of different ways to define success, and prompts the reader to stop comparing, and start thriving, in a career that is completely unique to you and your skills.
If, like me, you never find time to read, and prefer to listen to audio while you work or travel, I would recommend the Multi Hyphen Method audiobook, which you can download on Audible. The writer herself narrates the book, which adds a real element of authenticity to the words.
You can buy The Multi Hypen Method by Emma Gannon here:
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