Top Books

Build your Overemployed Mindset with these recommended books.

Earn More: Habits, Health, Productivity

#1 Atomic Habits by James Clear

Tiny changes, remarkable results. Master micro habits and change yourself by habit stacking and using a system, not willpower.

#2 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The essence of the Overemployed Way. Ask yourself “what’s important now?” And you’ll prioritize life and work instead of letting work prioritize your life. Builds on the foundation of Atomic Habits.

#3 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Don’t let your mind control your life. Recognize it’s a past-future predicting machine, causing you to be the creator of your own pain. Silent the mind’s restlessness by living fully in the present. Master the power of now and you can live pain-free.

#4 Five-Year Journal

Note what’s most important to you every day. Track how you’re doing with Sleep, Presence, Activity, Creativity, Eating Right (S.P.A.C.E). See if your micro habits are sticking. Then, look back at them and reflect for the next five years.

#5 How To Engineer Your Layoff by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai

Never quit your job, get laid off with a severance instead. Most people quit because they are too scared to negotiate. Or, they simply don’t know where to start. Let one of my favorite teachers, Sam from Financial Samurai, teach you the secrets.

Negotiate a Severance

Financial Freedom: Save, Invest, Compound

#1 Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth by Douglas P. McCormick

Play the personal financial game like a pro. Run your multiple jobs and family finances like a business, with your own financial planning and analysis department.

#2 Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

The OG in transforming your relationship with money and achieving financial independence. Just remember, step 10, is to get Overemployed.

#3 Die With Zero by Bill Perkins

Life is a balancing act of earn, save and invest for the future versus spend time and money on optimal life experiences now. A reminder that the journey is always more important than the destination.

Peaceful Happiness: Conscious, Content, Satisfied

#1 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Learn to find your flow. Live a content, satisfied, and rich life.

Full disclosure: purchases made through these affiliate links help support the Overemployed community. Let’s change the future of work together. -Isaac 🖖