John Shea, Owner of No Shame Income Blog, Learned to Prioritize in Business Thanks to Books
John Shea is the creator of No Shame Income, a blog where he teaches people how to make money online, in an honest and transparent way.
More than 5 years ago, John started learning more about making money online, in order to become financially free. He experimented with different monetization methods, from affiliate to SEO, social media, podcasting, and more. Some things worked, others failed, but he shared everything along the way.
No Shame Income, the blog he created, is his home base, where he keeps people up to date on what he’s working on in order to make money online.
One of his main sources of income is from selling online courses (he has over 40 courses and +80,000 students on Udemy) and creating products that help solve specific problems. John also works with local businesses, helping them with online marketing services.
From our talk you’ll find out more about John’s reading habits and favorite books, the ones that led him to “wow” moments and helped him realize the trap he was caught in.
¿Cuál es tu libro favorito y por qué? Negocios y no negocios, si es posible.
Currently my favorite book is The Magic Of Thinking Big, this was a recommendation by one of my first mentors and the book always resonated with me as a personal development book to want to dream big and do bigger things with my life.
In terms of a business book I’d have to say Essentialism the Disciplined Pursuit Of Less is my favorite, it really helped me realize the trap I was in of going down a path of doing too many things and taking on so many projects at once.
¿Hubo algún momento, específicamente, en que algo que leíste en un libro te ayudó? ¿Me puedes decir al respecto?
In the Essentialism book I really had a “wow” moment when I realized I was taking on lots of new opportunities that while on the surface seemed like a good idea, I found myself spinning my wheels trying to do too many things at once. This book helped me see that this was a huge problem.
¿Qué libros te impactaron más? (quizás cambió la forma en que ves las cosas, cambió drásticamente tu carrera profesional)
I’d say the same 2 books, I also really enjoyed reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
¿Qué libros recomendarías a los jóvenes interesados en tu camino profesional? ¿Por qué? (sin límite de número aquí)
One that I’m reading right now that I haven’t finished yet is Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson. The reason being is this book really emphasizes the idea that anyone can teach someone else how to accomplish something and make money doing it.
¿Cómo haces tiempo para leer?
I try to do it at night during the week but it’s definitely been something I’ve wanted to get better at by doing it more consistently.
¿Tomas notas o tienes alguna otra técnica para conquistar el torrente de información?
I typically make quick notes and to-do lists with an application called Nozbe, if I find something I want to take action on I make a note of it there and make it happen.
¿Cómo eliges qué libros leer a continuación?
I honestly don’t have a good system for this, if I see something I like I’ll just pick it up and read it.
¿Priorizas los libros recomendados por determinadas personas? ¿Hay alguien a quien consideres un gurú de las recomendaciones de libros?
I don’t really, lots of people recommend books to read so it’s hard to pick and choose sometimes.
Última pregunta: ¿qué libro estás leyendo actualmente y qué esperas obtener de él?
Links where you can follow John Shea or find out more about his projects:
- No Shame Income
- Read John’s story
- John’s courses on Udemy
- Follow John @ Twitter
- Interview @ IndieHackers
All books mentioned by John Shea in this interview:
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
- The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson
- Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World by Russell Brunson
- F.U. Money: Make As Much Money As You Damn Well Want And Live Your LIfe As YOu Damn Well Please! by Dan Lok