Need a Great Read for the Holidays: Get 1-800 Awesome!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pride that I announce that my book is finally published…I’m doing the happy dance! And what better timing for you and me, than the end of the year! If you’re like me, you will have some down time toward the end of the year when you could use a great read to get you thinking about your business New Year’s resolutions. It’s also a great time to assess what worked and what didn’t in 2011. So, I’ve put together this AWESOME book, therein the title, 1-800-AWESOME!, to get you percolating.
The Christmas season is also a great time to give business helps to your fellow entrepreneurs. Why give your colleagues a piece of shit cheese ball, when you can give them insider advice about success in business? There. I’ve solved your business colleague gift list quandary, and your “what the hell am I gonna do with this spare time off from work at the end of the year?” dilemma. You’re welcome!
Now, about the book, 1-800-AWESOME!
In Part One, of 1-800-AWESOME I start with a formula for success. I tell you how to get started in business or how to get started working smarter, not harder, if you’re already in business. In this book, I explain why it’s necessary for you to break the rules to be successful, and that you’ve gotta know what you want if you’re ever gonna have a chance to go after it. You’ve gotta read these chapters, because you’d be surprised how many business execs I coach, who haven’t got a clue on these issues.
But that’s not all. In Part Two of 1-800-AWESOME, I spend time talking about leadership. Luckily for all of us, leadership is more often taught, than a set of character traits that you are born with. So if you aren’t a great leader yet, I can help you develop the skills you need in this area. I have learned over the years from the ‘school of hard knocks’ and from some great mentors, how to be a great leader and I want to share these secrets with you.
In Part Three of 1-800-AWESOME, I spend time talking about what separates the good entrepreneurs from the AWESOME ones. To me, it is all about living outside the box, and breaking all of the traditional rules of thinking espoused by business leaders in times past. You see, we live in a different business world and a different marketplace than business leaders and CEOs, who were successful even just five to ten years ago. If you have their mindset, or approach business like they have in the past, you will become the postal service pretty soon…an old, outdated dinosaur close to extinction.
I want more for you than this. I want you to excel in business. I want you to be a grand success. There is still room in the business world for people who are willing to take risks, who are willing to be cutting edge, who are willing to ride in the curve of the wave and live to tell about it. The choice is yours. One fabulous first step toward your success is to get a copy of 1-800-AWESOME!
For those skeptics out there…look at the icon on my home page and get a copy of the first chapter of 1-800-AWESOME! for FREE. That, and if you join my webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th at 12 noon PST, I’ll be giving away even MORE free stuff! I’m so confident that you will like what you read in the first chapter, that you’ll want to read the whole damn thing, because it’s truly AWESOME!
In order to have a successful home business which sells products, you must have a well thought out marketing plan. If you do, there is no limit to how many products you can sell a year, and of course that equates to cha-ching at the cash register!
Second, there are home business opportunities which sell services. Some of the most successful ‘service provider’ home business opportunities are computers, virtual assistant, bookkeeping,consulting, coaching, teaching, catering, and event planning; to name a few. You may be interested in these facts about service based businesses. Persons, who are web designers, software support gurus, and transcriptionists, are some of the highest paid hourly home business freelancers in the computer services business. You may also be surprised to learn that the virtual assistant business is a 130 billion dollar industry. Last but not least, event planners typically incur some of the lowest start-up costs when launching a small business.
I could go on and on. The home business industry is booming! The key is to find your personal niche or a passion area in which you have specialized knowledge or skills, and then dream up an idea, outline a one, three, and five year business plan, and if the concept is viable…go for it!
The best advice I can give you is to due diligence before you start any type of home business. Many home business owner wannabes consult with a business coach to tap into their skills, expertise, and advice before taking off on a tangent, to make sure that they don’t make some of the common mistakes first time business owners make when starting out. It is also important to have a great lawyer and a tax advisor to teach you the basics about forming a business entity, and how to handle sales tax, licensing, business taxes, and other typical start-up issues. So what are you waiting for? Get busy pursuing your dream, you’re not getting any younger!