Essential Guidebooks


I highly recommend this book, especially if you're going through a transition, craving to have an impact, and curious about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Saleema Vellani

CEO, Ripple Impact


Craig has done a fine work of displaying some truly pragmatic moments of discouraging events and how he overcame them which is the best form of mentorship anyone can provide.

Barimah Appiah

CEO, Scuttle Group LLC


Every chapter of Burdens of a Dream made me feel the struggle. Great nuggets of wisdom for the creative entrepreneur - a great read!

Kathy Binner

Owner, Your Passive Income Coach

Burdens of a Dream Book & Workbook


Burdens of a Dream is the most comprehensive and practical guide on how to develop a healthy entrepreneurial mindset, take control of your life, and create a plan for your future. 


You will not find a more universally applicable book series on the subject of entrepreneurship and personal development that is suitable for all ages.


If you’re ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey the right way, this book series is perfect for you!


Key Outcomes:

  1. Clarity – a clear entrepreneurial vision

  2. Confidence – belief in your own abilities to become an entrepreneur

  3. Commitment – focus, grit, and determination to stay the course



Burdens of a Dream: 33 Actionable Nuggets of Wisdom for the Creative Entrepreneur


Don't Chase Your DreamsManifest Them!

Do you feel like time is passing you by? Are you dreaming of living a more fulfilling life? Does your mind desire something greater? In Burdens of a Dream: 33 Actionable Nuggets of Wisdom for the Creative Entrepreneur, author Craig M. Chavis Jr. guides readers through the ups and downs of his journey of entrepreneurship through 33 powerful life lessons.

In this book, Craig reveals how he transformed from a collegiate athlete into a businessman, left everything behind to serve citizens of a foreign country, and found joy in life after a sudden and unexpected betrayal. Through candid stories and practical advice, he provides the vital spark of hope that will reignite your inner creative genius.

Within these pages you will discover:

  • How to learn from other people's mistakes
  • How to design a business around your unique skills and talents
  • How to identify hidden traps
  • Why so many people fail to find their purpose
  • How to make decisions in your best interest

If you are feeling stuck in your present circumstances and have a deep burning desire to take back control of your life, this book is for you. Abandon the status quo, follow the road not taken, and discover who you're truly meant to become!




Burdens of a Dream Workbook: My Lessons Learned


Time is Gold, and Money is Silver!


Practicing self-reflection helps you learn from the past, take massive action in the present, and plan for the future. Time is of the essence, and the Burdens of a Dream Workbook is for aspiring entrepreneurs who are ready to develop the right mindset to build a business, career, and life they love.


When paired with the award-winning book Burdens of a Dream: 33 Actionable Nuggets of Wisdom for the Creative Entrepreneur, this workbook provides useful tools and insightful exercises that are guaranteed to fast-track growth within your entrepreneurial journey.


Whether you have analysis paralysis, are drowning in stress, or do not know where to start, this workbook will help you to:

  • See―what the journey of entrepreneurship is and why it’s important to embrace failure, release self-doubt, and create a life filled with purpose and intention.
  • Feel―inspiration from memorable quotes, uplifting affirmations, and engaging activities based on proven principles, positive psychology, and other methods for practicing self-reflection.
  • Change―your mindset to view problems as opportunities, unleash your full potential, and confidently share your inner genius with the world.

Break free from your current limited way of thinking and start living a life full of abundance with this actionable workbook!


In this book he shares tips and lessons on how to cultivate those attitudes yourself, which is something I think everyone can benefit from

Grant Shroll

CEO, Mission Collaborative


Broken down into 33 actionable nuggets of wisdom, this is the type of book that stays on your desk for reference and inspiration over and over again.

Roseanne Cheng

Co-Founder, Evergreen Authors


What I most appreciate about Craig's book is offering pragmatic advice and examples about what it REALLY takes to turn your dreams into reality.

Stephen Warley

Founder, Life Skills That Matter

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Meet Craig

Author, Business Strategist, and Serial Entrepreneur. 


"Time is gold, and money is silver."


- Craig M. Chavis Jr

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