Running a small business? Whether an online or offline small business owner or productivity worker, every once in a while you need some direction and strategies to manage your time and efforts effectively. With thousands of small business customers using their technology, Infusionsoft shares solid ideas on managing your dreams and your business in “Conquer the Chaos, How to Grow a Successful Small Business without Going Crazy.”
If you are someone who needs some encouragement in running an online business effectively, you might want to give a look at a book that recently released, Conquer the Chaos. Running a small online business that serves many other small online businesses, the book offers a unique perspectives that I find helpful.
The book is broken down into four sections:
- The Quest for Freedom
- Mindset Strategies: Achieving Balance
- Systems Strategies: Controlling Speed
- Find Your Freedom
The Four Things I Appreciate about this Book
1 – It’s Balanced. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In an industry that shouts with hype and fluff, of getting rich fast with a simple website, and the right “blueprint”. The authors do a good job of being realistic. There are more failures than successes, but how you navigate through failures it what makes all the difference.
2 – Having a ‘Dream’ is Important, but… You have to remain honest about your current situation, dreams alone aren’t enough to get you through the hard times, you have to have a plan and perseverance.
3 – Systems Are Key. (Disclaimer) As a partner of Infusionsoft and having known Clate and Scott (the authors) for several years, I was curious how they would handle this concept without pushing their software in the book. Nobody likes to be sold, right? They share from their experience in such a way that anyone can benefit and apply their ideas regardless of what system is used. They learned from one of the best when it comes to systems for small businesses, Michael Gerber.
4 – They Have Families. Anyone who can balance family and business life as an entrepreneur is someone I’m interested in learning from.
Here is a video discussing the book (can’t see it? Visit the video on YouTube here).
If you need some ideas on running a small business, balance, and being more productive, Conquer the Chaos is worth reading.
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