Gig Mindset

Paul Estes

Tim Ferriss had it right: you can work with virtual assistants to escape the grind of eighty-hour workweeks. Ferriss was ahead of his time in predicting how entrepreneurs would work today and we have discovered that the benefits of the gig economy now extend to employees and business owners. You don’t have to quit your job to live a balanced life, reskill, unlock new opportunities, or start that side hustle you can’t stop thinking about.

You just need the Gig Mindset, and Paul Estes is here to help you adopt it. For years, Paul struggled to balance his home life with fast-moving jobs at Dell, Amazon, and Microsoft. Hiring his first virtual assistant transformed his life—and it can do the same for you. Paul will help you get started with freelancers by utilizing the TIDE Framework: Taskify, Identify, Delegate, and Evolve. He also shares stories from interviews with leaders at NASA, GE, and Topcoder on how they’re transforming their organizations using gig economy strategies.

If you’re ready to re-energize your work, the Gig Mindset is what you need.

Press & Praise

Tucker Max, 4x New York Times bestselling author

"The gig economy is the future of work. You can read this book, get it, and prepare for this future, or you can be left behind."

Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and Co-chair Global Future Council on the New Social Contract at the World Economic Forum

"Do you feel swamped, with too much to do, too little time in both your personal and your professional life? Then you must read and adopt the Gig Mindset. It has changed Paul's life, that of his co-workers at Microsoft, and it will change yours, too."

Michael Gough, architect, vice president of product design at Uber, former CVP at Microsoft, executive leader at Adobe and Nike

"The gig economy has the potential to have a strong economic impact, providing job opportunities for a lot of people who would struggle to have opportunities otherwise. In many ways this will require a new way of thinking about the future of work. Paul's book provides insight into how to tap into the collective intelligence of all people, and is an important read as we think about the future."

Paul Estes

Paul Estes is an unstoppable advocate for the gig economy who is dedicated to creating opportunity for everyone, reskilling by doing, and bringing diversity to our work. After twenty years of driving innovation in Big Tech, Paul transitioned into working as an independent, remote freelancer. He shares his insights from main stages as a keynote speaker and offers his thoughts and advice through articles on LinkedIn. By engaging with freelancers, Paul gets exponentially more done at work and has more time for his wife and two daughters.

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