Your Day Job is Not Enough with Patrick McGinnis Episode #60

Aaron McHugh


The 10% Entrepreneur, by Patrick McGinnis

Podcast highlights:

  • Don’t quit your day job. It can fund your dreams.
  • Figure out what type of entrepreneur you want to become
  • How to structure your life in order to have money or time to invest in your dream gig
  • Take the 10% Entrepreneur Quiz to see if you have what it takes. Click here to start. 

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McGinnis author photo © Fiona Aboud
McGinnis author photo © Fiona Aboud

Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

Choosing between the stability of a traditional career and the freedom of entrepreneurship? Why not have both? In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick J. McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur with­out losing a steady paycheck.

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Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay.

What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls?

In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.

McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in ventures that will provide you with upside outside the office while making you better at your day job. He also profiles real-world 10% Entrepreneurs including a designer, a software engineer, a literary agent, a car salesman, an infomercial producer, a doctor, a stay-at-home parent, some students, and a few lawyers, as well as people working in finance, consulting, tech, and a variety of corporate roles.

A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don’t have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis’s 10% principles into action, you’ll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new, far more entrepreneurial, life.