I’ve been waiting for this book for months and months. I pre-ordered the book straight away as the premise really interested me and I was over the moon when it arrived in the letterbox a day early. This really is a book for right now.
Multi-hyphenetes are everywhere, there’s no escaping them these days. This way of working is increasing and it’s only going to keep on rising in the future and this book is the guide that you want to accompany you on the way. So, what’s the book about exactly? This is what the blurb says:
In The Multi-Hyphen Method, award-winning blogger/broadcaster/podcast creator, Emma Gannon, teaches that it doesn’t matter if you’re a part-time PA with a blog, or a nurse who runs an online store in the evenings – whatever your ratio, whatever your mixture, we can all channel our own entrepreneurial spirit to live more fulfilled and financially healthy lives.
The internet and our phones mean we can work wherever, whenever and they allow us to design our own working lives. We all have the skills necessary to work less and create more, and The Multi-Hyphen Method is the source of inspiration you need to help you navigate your way towards your own definition of success.
If you are a fan of Gannon’s podcast, Ctrl Alt Delete, you will love this book as her voice shines throughout. Gannon writes in a way that makes you feel inspired (not so great to read before bed, you will literally wanna get up and work on your multi-hyphenete lifestyle right away). Her words bounce off the page and it’s full of wit and wisdom.
This book covers a lot of topics that are part of the multi-hyphen method: from money, burnout, feminism, different generations in relation to the workplace, separating home/work life and many more. And, of course, with Gannon writing, the focus is based around the internet and tech in general which is also interesting overall. All of these topics and themes are all interesting and are well wrote out with interesting arguments to back them up. Throughout the book, there’s references to essays, articles and websites that I’ve already noted to look up now after finishing the book. What I loved most in the book though is the case studies from other multi-hyphenetes. I found their words really interesting and inspiring, they were all different from each other and it summed up what the whole book is about.
This is the most timely book right now. It definitely feels like a movement and this book should be the screaming beat of it all. As I said, this lifestyle is very popular right now and it looks like it’s not something that is going away anytime soon. It is time to move away from the traditional structure of the workplace and careers and move towards the future. As Gannon says, there is no end of this method, we are in the midst of the change and it’s very exciting.
I’ve absorbed this book like a sponge; the words have really left me feeling inspired. Especially with this blog. It’s made me question what I want out of this blog and has given me ideas to expand the blog and put more effort into it. I’ve talked about this book non-stop. I’ve been telling my partner, Ryan, non-stop about it. He’s my multi-hyphenete and he can’t wait to read it already. And you should, too. It really is an exciting book, more than a book, this is a movement.
Have you read The Multi-Hyphen Method yet? What did you think? Do you feel inspired? What’s your side-hustle? Let me know in the comments!