THE SELF-RELIANT ENTREPRENEUR

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is organized as a daily devotional. with 366 entries, one for each day of the year, including Leap Year.


Each day starts with a reading from a transcendentalist era author, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Willa Cather, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau, followed by a reflection and application by the author for today’s entrepreneur.

 Advance Praise for The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

"The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur may be the most important and helpful book you’ll ever read. I know that’s a bold statement but after twenty years of entrepreneurship, I’ve come to believe that your level of accomplishment is directly proportional to the amount of responsibility you can handle. I’d never seen a book that addresses this critical issue…until now.  If you’ve had the pleasure of reading John’s previous books, you’ll know that he is practical and down to earth. With The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, he offers us a beautifully written and respectfully provocative book that I predict will make you delightfully uncomfortable and inspired to reconsider your assumptions—while also thinking bigger about who you are and what you offer the world."

- Michael Port, NY Times, WSJ bestselling author of Steal the Show 


"A book that deserves a spot in every entrepreneur's morning routine."

-Ryan Holiday #1 bestselling author of The Daily Stoic and The Obstacle is  the Way.


"As a life-long fan of inspirational quotes, this book is a daily delight!"

-Marie Forleo, author of Everything is Figureoutable and founder of B-School.


"A daily workbook, designed to challenge you to focus on the hard part-- finding work

that matters. John's prompts are a masterwork."

-Seth Godin, Author, This is Marketing. 


"The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is a daily dose of the stuff of life-living
and intention setting that every creator must master."

- Marcella Shinder Global Head of Partnerships - WeWork


"From the acknowledgments page all the way through December 31, you will find yourself on a journey to not only create a better business, but create a better you. With guidance around trust and love to failure and resilience, the challenge questions, the meditation, the journaling, and the self-assessment John Jantsch leads you through will allow you to invest as little—or as much—time as you have each day. From a man who has been there and done that, you can trust him to help you become a more self-reliant entrepreneur."

— Gini Dietrich, founder and author, Spin Sucks


"It's not a game-changer, it's a life-changer. This book is your guide on a journey of staggering depth to learn a crucial lesson: a better YOU makes a better business." 
~ Jay Baer - co-author of Talk Triggers: The complete guide to creating customers with word of mouth


"You have everything that you need to build the business you want. This book will help you remember that."
—Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don't Starve

“The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur provides the grounding, perspective, and inspiration that every business owner needs to feel like they are in control of their success and their happiness. It’s a daily reminder of why you started your business and what you need to each and every day to thrive.”
Laura Gassner Otting, author of Limitless


"To live life on your own terms, you need to ask the right questions

and reflect on what matters most. The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur
is a perfect and necessary companion on that journey." 
~ "Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out,

and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business."

"Finally... a thinker's guide. This handy easy-to-breathe resource is oxygen for the thinker's brain. Pulling from the wisdom of creatives that preceded us, Jantsch offers food for thought and then a daily challenge to implement. This is bite-sized brilliance in a right-on-time format for the overwhelmed or inundated small business owner."

~ Carrie Wilkerson, Author, The Barefoot Executive

"Small steps daily take you further than an occasional leap. John's book nudges you each day, every day, to step with courage and humility towards your ultimate goal." 

~ Michael Bungay Stanier, author of the WSJ bestseller The Coaching Habit

"Everyone should have this wonderful book on their nightstand.

What an incredible way to start each day."

~ Vanessa Van Edwards, Bestselling Author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People

"Being an entrepreneur can be as lonely as it is exciting. It not only requires seeing patterns others do not in order to succeed, it also takes self-discipline to execute on the ideas. The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is a 365-day love letter to entrepreneurs encouraging us to think deeply about who we are, how we help others, and our place in the universe. It’s the ideal tool to spur each of us on to greatness. Thank you, John, for such an important work."

~ David Meerman Scott, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eleven books
including Fanocracy and The New Rules of Marketing and PR.


"The road of entrepreneurship is paved with millions of "3 Steps to Convert More Customers" posts, when what it needs is more thoughtful, uplifting and soulful advice like that found in The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. Keep this by your side as you build your business, and your motivation will increase along with your profits."
-Pamela Slim, author, Body of Work