• Redefining Rich

  • Achieving True Wealth with Small Business, Side Hustles, and Smart Living
  • By: Shannon Hayes
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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In our dysfunctional economy, “success” often comes at great personal cost...we’re tired, we’re stressed out, and we have no time for family and friends. It’s time to redefine “rich”.

From a third-generation farmer and successful entrepreneur, Redefining Rich is an entrepreneur’s guide to balancing work and family with the pleasures of the good life, with simple exercises and important lessons to serve everyone from the new sole proprietor to a seasoned CEO. 

Shannon Hayes was in the final months of her PhD program, recently engaged, and beginning to plan her future. Having grown up on a Northern Appalachian sheep farm, she had two advantages: a hard-won education and hillbilly pragmatism. But when it came time to enter the job market, Hayes made a tough discovery: The economy just doesn’t work. It doesn’t work for women, for free thinkers, for the working class, or for white-collar professionals. It doesn’t work in rural America, much less in the cities and the suburbs. It forces us to choose between career and family, profit and creativity.

So, Hayes and her husband walked away from their career paths and chose to forge a life on her family’s frost-plagued mountain farm, starting up a small café in town. Together, they found their sweet spot: a place where the Appalachian farm culture and sensibilities she and her community have lived by helped them thrive, even in a tough economic environment. Against the odds, the Hayes family built a business that lets them live abundantly, spend time with family, and enjoy the gifts of nature. And the business even helped reinvigorate their chronically economically depressed town. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 by Shannon Hayes (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

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Seasoned wisdom with modern perspective

I really appreciated incorporating modern references with what might be called old-fashioned principles. This is a “real” perspective…. Not idealized or fetishized approach to simple living. You can tell Shannon Hayes is well educated and sensible.

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A must read

This book sheds new light on how to reach happiness. Any person who wishes to be self employed and happy should start here when building a framework for their business and life

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Great listen!

Shannon Hayes tells you how she is successful in addition to how you can be successful in a similar way. people This book teaches you how to be successful and happy at the same time, which I have noticed is something a lot of people are not nowadays.

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Great narration, inspiring narrative

I greatly enjoyed this listening experience. Not only is the message an important one (how to enter the life-serving economy and define true wealth), the narrator has a warmth and buoyancy that makes the reader feel uplifted and inspired. There is so much actionable advice here! I feel like it’s a book I’ll return to again and again.