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In his new book rigging the game, serial entrepreneur Dan Nicholson teaches readers how to get what they want in life. This includes how to recognize bias and turn big goals into actionable steps. He also discusses how entrepreneurs can replace financial fears with financial security.
Dan graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University with degrees in accounting and information systems before completing a fellowship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He went on to work at Deloitte and various Fortune 500 companies, and was included four times in the CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 under 40 list of global accountants.
As the founder of several finance, accounting, and software companies, Nicholson helps ambitious entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve financial security through his 20-week online Certified Certainty Advisor course.
Here are some key takeaways from the book that you can use to improve your financial security.
1. Play your own game
One of the book’s key pieces of advice is that entrepreneurs should play their own game. That means you should create your own rules and policies to be successful. You should also be aware of your biases so that you can develop beyond them.
2. Break down big goals
Another key piece of advice is to break down big goals into actionable steps and checklists. This will help you stay on track and stay motivated as you work toward your goals. It’s also important to have a clear understanding of what your goal is so you can develop a plan to achieve it.
3. Create financial security
Financial anxiety is something that many entrepreneurs face. To overcome this, Nicholson advises entrepreneurs to create financial security. This can be done by putting money aside each month so you have a cushion to fall back on when you need it. You should also create a budget so you are aware of your spending and can make adjustments if necessary.
“I realized that every single business owner faces the same universal problem. And it’s the same problem I’ve had to solve my entire career, the question I’ve had to answer over and over again, and it goes something like this:
‘Am I alright?’
Which really translates to “Am I running out of money?” In other words, while everyone’s priorities are different, they’re all looking for the same thing: certainty.” Dan Nicholson
4. Beat the odds
If you’ve ever felt like the odds in life were against you, you’re not alone. The odds are often against entrepreneurs, but Nicholson offers tips on how to beat them. He advises entrepreneurs to focus on quality and innovation to differentiate themselves from the competition. He also encourages entrepreneurs to take risks and think outside the box to succeed.
rigging the game is a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to get ahead. Nicholson’s book offers valuable insight on how to play your own game, break down big goals, and create financial security. It also offers tips on how to beat the odds and succeed even though they’re stacked against you.