Jan. 24, 2023

Becoming a Self-Made Entrepreneur and Creative with Niklas Göke

Becoming a Self-Made Entrepreneur and Creative with Niklas Göke

Author and Top Medium Writer, Niklas Göke, based in Germany, joins Kristin to talk about the journey of becoming a self-made entrepreneur and making a living from your creativity.


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Author and Top Medium Writer, Niklas Göke, based in Germany, joins Kristin to talk about the journey of becoming a self-made entrepreneur and making a living from your creativity.

He shares valuable insights on how to balance and prioritize work, your personal life, and relationships. Then, he highlights the business management tips and tools he uses to manage his remote team and grow his online business, Four Minute Books.

Plus, Nik shares the secret behind how he was able to summarize one book per day for an entire year and shares his best advice for people who want to write their own book.

 

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EPISODE 191 TOPICS DISCUSSED/WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Nik’s perspective on how creativity works.
  • Why Nik started writing on Medium & How it led him to start his own online business.
  • The benefits of studying abroad as an international exchange student.
  • The ideal length of time to live and work in a foreign country.
  • How it feels, as an EU citizen, to be able to live and work in any country in the EU.
  • Why having an EU passport is such a huge privilege.
  • What makes a long distance relationship successful.
  • How Nik makes money writing online + Behind the scenes of Four Minute Books.
  • How to prioritize work, life, and relationships.
  • Team management tips and tools for self-employed entrepreneurs and creatives.
  • A powerful tip for people who want to write fiction.
  • Overcoming the challenges of writing a book.
  • Nik’s next big goal & What he’s struggling with right now.

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • What did you learn from reading and summarizing hundreds of books?
  • Why did you start writing on Medium?
  • Was your family supportive of your non-traditional writing career?
  • What was your experience coming to study abroad in the US?
  • How long do you have to stay in a new place to feel fully integrated into the culture?
  • How did you meet your girlfriend and do you plan on moving to the same country at some point?
  • What is Four Minute Books and how do you make money from it?
  • Who did you hire to help you with Four Minute Books and how do you manage your team?
  • Will you ever sell your business?
  • And more!

 

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Niklas Göke

Writer & CEO of Four Minute Books

Niklas Göke writes for dreamers, doers, and unbroken optimists. His work has been featured on Medium, Quora, CNBC, and Business Insider and has attracted thousands of loyal readers. He also runs Four Minute Books, a website with over 1,000 free summaries of the world's best books, each of which you can read in 4 minutes or less to learn 3 valuable lessons.