Be your own best life coach

Be your own best life coach by Jackee HolderBe Your Own Best Life Coach by Jackee Holder is a book that challenges you to ‘take charge and live the life you always wanted’. It is broken down into 52 easily digestible steps, see setting you tasks to help you work towards the life you want.

There’s no doubt that the author knows her stuff. However, maybe because I wasn’t following along with the activities, I didn’t find it to be the inspiring book that I hoped. As I say, I wasn’t following along so maybe if I was I would have been drawn into it more, but I didn’t get much of a buzz from it.

Even though each chapter included practical steps to help you look at things differently or discover something about yourself, I did feel like it was a bit disjointed. It felt like 52 completely individual steps rather than working through a process that built up throughout. But, as I said, I may not be the best person to judge as I was just reading it.

Not a complete no-no but if I was to start a program of changing my life I can think of books that I would turn to more readily.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Get Clients Now!

Get Clients Now! by C.J. HaydenNow there’s a striking title. Get Clients Now! by C.J. Hayden, online subtitled ‘A 28-day marketing program for professionals and consultants’, is a highly practical approach to marketing your business.

The book acts as a kind of cook book for putting together your own tailored program. You choose what you want area you need to work on (filling the pipeline, following up, getting presentations or closing sales) and the ingredients you’re going to use and then form a plan to follow daily for 28 days. Brilliant! There’s nothing like having a solid written plan to follow.

I’ve read the book twice and put it into practice once and would highly recommend it. In fact I’m gearing myself up to have another go. Marketing is one of those activities that keeps getting pushed to one side while I tackle the day-to-day running of the business, but I find having a defined number of tasks to complete each day really helps me find the time for it.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Start Your Business Week by Week

Start Your Business Week by Week by Steve Parks
How does a book that takes you step by step through the process of setting up a business sound? How about an active online community to offer support along the way sound? Pretty good, purchase eh?

Start Your Business Week by Week by Steve Parks does exactly that. Not only is the book a practical guide to setting up your business, cialis usa presented in bite-sized chunks so that you don’t get too overwhelmed with information, but there is a fantastic website that you can use to log your progress and interact with other people in exactly the same situation as you.

Can you tell that this is one of my favourite business startup books?

What I really like about this book is the way it’s split into weeks, giving you specific tasks to do each week. By following the book you work through the process of setting up your business and writing the all-important business plan. It’s a very easy read and includes quotes from successful entrepreneurs along the way to keep you inspired.

The companion website, Flying Startups, is a great place to hang out. You can keep a log (Pilot’s Log) of your progress and ask for advice on the forums. If you need a bit of boost this is just the place to come – keeping track of what everyone else is up to can work wonders for your motivation.

Rating: ★★★★★

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