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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Welcome to Monday and Welcome to Book Love! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, is a book that every micro-entrepreneur or small business owner needs in their toolkit. Have you ever had the feeling that the business you’ve created has become a beast. That not only does it consume you, but you can’t even remember what the one essential thing was, that you wanted to create in the first place? Are you too scared to turn down any opportunity in case you miss out?  Do you say yes …

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Book Love: ‘So we leaned in…now what?’

You may remember Julie’s great review last year of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Now, further down the track, we have Sheryl back on the TEDWomen stage, being interviewed by Pat Mitchell about what she has learned since her Ted Talk and the book’s publication. If the book has had an impact on you and your life please share in the comments, we’d love to hear from you! Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — …

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Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO asks us to Lean In … should we?

To say that I was resistant to reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is a bit of an understatement.   However, when my great friend Joanna Penn sent me an email on Friday night telling me for the third time that I should read this book, I decided to stop fighting it and bought the book on Kindle … fully expecting to do battle with Sheryl in my mind as I read the pages. I really admire Sheryl Sandberg and what she has …

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Launch book review Michael Stelzner review

Launch! how to quickly propel your business beyond the competition

Today in BOOK LOVE we review the wonderful work of Michael A. Stelzner and his book Launch. This is a book for those who are brave enough to take a long hard look at what marketing means in today’s market place and what it’s likely to mean in the future.  As Stelzner shows us, ‘it’s focusing on the needs of others, giving gifts, working with outsiders, and restraining our marketing messages that will lead to marketing success stories.’ These are the complete opposite of traditional marketing principles and in this book …

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The four e’s of selling without selling your soul

Imagine this: your brand is out there for real. Your website is up and looking mighty fine. People are noticing you and liking what they see. You could say the dating game is going well. In fact, you’ve met someone special. You’re so happy to have found each other – you were starting to believe it would never happen. You don’t want to mess up this beautiful relationship you have going… but something is bothering you. You both know that the S-word is on the agenda. That dirty S-word creeps …

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The book that will change the way that you market your business

I bought this book on Amazon after a very cryptic email from a popular business blogger, Naomi Dunford.   She started out the email with the following phrase It’s 2:21 in the morning. I just finished the best business book I’ve ever read. And I’m not going to tell you what it was. Why? Because I want to keep it for myself. And can you believe it, she did!!! … and by doing so, she really got my curiosity going.  I wanted to know what that book was more than …

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Boom! 7 disciplines to control, grow and add impact to your business

My library of entrepreneur books is growing at an alarming rate, however I was still excited to be able to review this first book from Emma Wimhurst, the founder of Diva Cosmetics.  Disclosure first… Emma is a regular speaker for Women Unlimited, and she ran a very inspiring session on creating vision for your business for us earlier in the year in June, so she is someone who I respect and enjoy listening to …  This book is like having Emma on hand to give you advice at every stage …

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The Jelly Effect

The Jelly Effect was recommended to me by my co-trainer at the Mastering Communications workshop we held back in March and I have to say, I was not disappointed. This book is a great starting point for small business owners who want to be more  effective in their communications across the board.  Andy covers topics such as how to be an effective networker, improve the quality of your presentations and sales effectiveness. The most profound thing that I got out of the book was the concept of ‘AFTERS’ . This …

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The Success Principles

Within minutes of openingThe Success Principles: How to Get from Where You are to Where You Want to be I felt empowered and motivated. Jack Canfield doesn’t allow you to hide from the reasons for not achieving the success that you are looking for in any aspect of your life. The opening chapter Take 100% responsibility for your life, sets the stage for the rest of the book and the quotes alone are worth the price of the book. “When you are interested in something, you do it only when …

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