What’s On My Bookshelf

Posted in self help by Steph Auteri on January 21, 2008
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I’m sort of a reading fool, and sometimes I read books that I’d like to share with you, but which don’t necessarily warrant an entire post (usually because it’s either too specific or too general). This week, one of each:

  • What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants, by Laurie Lewis. As not all of my readers are as obsessed with the freelance life as I am, I figured What to Charge didn’t really warrant more than a quick mention. For those who are trying to build a freelance business, however, in any kind of field, this book is invaluable in helping you determine your rates, whether they’re hourly or you charge a flat fee.
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. On the other end of the spectrum, The Four Agreements is incredibly simplistic and repetitive, distilling the whole of the self-help spectrum into its most basic ideas: the power of words; the benefits in not taking things personally; the danger in making assumptions; and the importance of always doing your best. I found Ruiz’s ideas on the origins of faith, and his concept of “domestication,” especially interesting. Definitely worth a read.

Happy reading!


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