The man with a plan Book


83% want to start their own business, 6% do…     77% need a PLAN…!!

 “The Man with a Plan” steps you through starting up a side-gig business in-line with unearthing your unique purpose.  Fulfillment, growing sources of income, exciting new opportunities, choice, financial independence and immense personal satisfaction soon follow. A life with growing success.

But what is success?

The measures of success are different for everyone. For some it’s: Time, Money, Health, Love, Business, Family, Having Choices, Sporting, Fame, Faith. Success is an almost endless list of perceptions. 

What I can tell you about success is:

Success done wrong is stressful. It’s pressure.

Success done right is natural. It just flows.

Success is NOT founded on a rare, singular talent. It’s in combinations of talents.

Success is not performance based goals. Performance based goals are vital stepping stones.

We have to have something in our lives greater than performance based goals to sustain us.

We need purpose.

Life is bumpy, very bumpy at times. Purpose sees you through the bumps. Lack of purpose leads to mental health issues. Success is being on the path of purpose not just arriving at your purpose. The journey itself is success that’s the secret.

How “The Man with a Plan” unearths purpose:

  • List your top 6 talents, things you are good at (your purpose base is in there)
  • Re-order that list in order of passion, the most fun at the top (purpose needs fuel)
  • Entrepreneurially combine the higher ranked talents (unique intersections)

We need uniqueness.

For example: Steve Jobs was unique.  Not brilliant at any one thing but good at both computing and design.  He armed his ‘intersections of talents’ with a purpose to change the world, and through Apple, he certainly did.

It takes time for unique purpose to emerge, however, I can assure you success is at the intersection of YOUR unique talents driven by YOUR purpose.  I’ve seen it many, many times over. The book is filled with 23 years of accounting practice examples of others who have discovered their intersection of talents to help accelerate your plans.

Use these awareness’s to start a side-gig in line with your unique purpose.  When we are in-line with it – it’s never work – it’s called ‘flow’ – where financial success is an optional. The word play I’ve created for this state is: LIFE-in-FLOW.

Let us begin the fulfilling side-gig journey. It’s more than a state of mind, it’s future security against change.

Dr Steven Enticott