What’s YOUR story?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Have you read The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life (by Jim Loehr).  What stories are forming your life, your business decisions, your success?  You can change your story – once you identify it!

Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Hello business owners — and those of you interested in starting your own business

I’ve just read an incredible book by Gary Vaynerchuk, known for his Wine Library TV, a series of online videos about – you guessed it!  – his passion, wine.  If your business is your passion, and you haven’t been cashing in on it, making the kind of money you had hoped for, how can you change that?  If you’re in the business that doesn’t excite you, why not start one that does?

Gary states clearly that this is not an overnight exercise.  He does  promise – given some time, passion and effort – that you can crush the market.  His book is chock-full of suggestions, ideas, and resources.  And it’s an easy read. Winston Churchill said, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”  Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion is all about writing your own history.

Happy reading!





No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Have you discovered Dan Kennedy’s books yet?  I’ve just started his “No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs.”  Here are some of his strategies to keep your meetings short and productive:

  1. Set the meetings for immediately before lunch or at the end of the day, so the vampires are eager to get it done and over with, turn into bats, and fly out of there.
  2. Don’t serve refreshments.
  3. Circulate a written agenda in advance.
  4. Have and communicate a clear, achievable objective for the meeting.

I highly recommend his book! Click the link below.

No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

The Slight Edge

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Here’s a book worth your time: The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson.  I’ve barely started chapter one, and I’m impressed!  Here are some of his thoughts (paraphrased):

  • “The things you do every single day, the things that don’t look dramatic, that don’t even looks like they matter, do matter. They not only make the difference, they makes all the difference.”
  • “Do the thing and you shall have the power.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson…
    …That’s pretty much what Nike said: “Just do it!”
  • Failure?  Of course it’s an option!  Otherwise, why try?  Successful people fail their way to the top; just look at Babe Ruth and Abraham Lincoln!


A teeny book jam-packed with content

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Have you read Maria Simone’s book yet?  “Passion to Prosperity — Instant Ways to Profit from Your Skills and Talents” is one of the most comprehensive and LITTLE books I’ve ever read on making your business all that it can be.  From visioning and branding through her comprehensive business building and marketing strategies, Maria delivers.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much packed into 138 pages.

If you’re serious about making your business fly, make sure you get a copy of that book.

YourBizLady, Shauna

Fred? A refreshing approach to service….

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I’m reading an inspiring book called The Fred Factor (by Mark Sanborn).   Here are some excerpts:

  • Leaders succeed when the recognize their employees are human.
  • Technology succeeds whe it recognizes that its users and human.
  • Employees like Fred the Postman [and business owners!!] succeed when they recognize their work involves interacting with human beings.

Look for the book here: