Build a Business, Not a Job

Author: David Finkel and Stephanie Harkness

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 19, 2020

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Build an Owner-Independent Company and Get Your Life Back!According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, the average small business owner works 52 hours a week, with more than 20 percent working seven days a week. The U.S. Census Bureau says 88.6 percent of all U.S.-based companies still require the owner to be there as the primary person responsible for core functions like producing their product or service, managing the day-to-day operations, or managing the financial aspects of the business.If you’re a business owner who wants to accelerate your company’s growth, but do it in a way that enables you to get your life back, this book is for you.Join Wall Street Journal best-selling author David Finkel and former chairperson of the National Association of Manufacturers Stephanie Harkness as they give you a concrete, step-by-step map to empower you to build an owner-independent company and get your life back. You’ll Learn:•The only sustainable way to escape the Self-Employment Trap™.•The 4 most costly excuses that hold business owners back.•The 8 essential building blocks upon which to scale your company.•25 formats to package your business systems.•A powerful 1-page quarterly action plan format.•6 time mastery strategies to free up a full day each week to build your business.•How a skilled surgeon tamed his medical practice not by working more, but rather by working less and empowering his systems, team, and culture to do more. •How a contractor escaped the 70-hour-a-week trap, doubled his sales, and cut his work hours in half (and how you can too.)•How a second-generation manufacturer took over his family business and brought it from the brink of failure to record profits.•How a niche software company owner grew her company’s market value tenfold, while at the same time enjoying a greater sense of time freedom than she ever thought possible.•And much more.These two world-class entrepreneurs will show you how to sustainably grow your company, increase your profitability, and enjoy more time freedom. You will learn how to truly build a business, not a job. David Finkel is CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world’s premier business coaching companies, which has worked with more than 100,000 business owners, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back. Over the past 25 years, David and the other Maui advisors have personally scaled companies with an aggregate market value of $63 billion. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 11 books, including SCALE. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.Stephanie Harkness is a serial entrepreneur with more than 35 years’ experience and eight successful businesses under her direct leadership. The former chairperson of the National Association of Manufacturers, past recipient of its prestigious Freedom Award, and #5 on the Business Journal’s Top 50 Women Business Owners in California.

Persuasive Presentations

Author: Robert W. Bly

Category: Business & Finance

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Robert Bly, presenter extraordinaire, reveals the secrets for winning a room and closing a deal in any forum - seminars, podcasts, webinars, interviews, and meetings. Revealing surefire techniques for organizing and delivering a superior presentation, Bly teaches how to erase fear and nerves and turn a stiff speech into a comfortable conversation with colleagues or clients, leaving them nodding in agreement and ready to take action.Learn:• The No.1 secret of successful persuasive speaking• The most common audience "hot buttons"• How to work engaging content into a presentation• The "3 T's" speaking formula• The truth about presentation tools - what works and what doesn't• The 3 points to hit in the first five minutes of any presentation• Involvement and interactivity techniques to revive and captivate any audience• The 7 worst speaker habits and how to eliminate them• How to tailor content, pace, and delivery to ensure stellar evaluations and ideal results

Practice of the Practice

Author: Joseph R. Sanok

Category: Business & Finance

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We didn't learn about business, marketing, and technology in our counseling graduate school. This book fills in the holes to make it easy to launch a counseling private practice. Chapters like: You Must Get Good at These Three Things, Marketing, and Running a Business will help you launch today! This isn't a book filled with fluff, it is bursting with practice information, using current technology, and proven to work.This book is written by a counselor for counselors. Whether you have an established counseling private practice or are new to the field this book is essential to taking your private practice to the next level.

Tap Dancing to Work

Author: Carol J. Loomis

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 18, 2020

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Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable— and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat for it all.When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little-known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966 Fortune article, she didn’t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world’s greatest investor—nor that she and Buffett would quickly become close personal friends. As Buf­fett’s fortune and reputation grew over time, Loomis used her unique insight into Buffett’s thinking to chronicle his work for Fortune, writ­ing and proposing scores of stories that tracked his many accomplishments—and also his occa­sional mistakes. Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune published between 1966 and 2012, including thirteen cover stories and a dozen pieces authored by Buffett himself. Loomis has provided commentary about each major arti­cle that supplies context and her own informed point of view. Readers will gain fresh insights into Buffett’s investment strategies and his thinking on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting. Some of the highlights include: The 1966 A. W. Jones story in which Fortune first mentioned Buffett. The first piece Buffett wrote for the magazine, 1977’s “How Inf lation Swindles the Equity Investor.” Andrew Tobias’s 1983 article “Letters from Chairman Buffett,” the first review of his Berk­shire Hathaway shareholder letters. Buffett’s stunningly prescient 2003 piece about derivatives, “Avoiding a Mega-Catastrophe.” His unconventional thoughts on inheritance and philanthropy, including his intention to leave his kids “enough money so they would feel they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing.” Bill Gates’s 1996 article describing his early impressions of Buffett as they struck up their close friendship.Scores of Buffett books have been written, but none can claim this work’s combination of trust between two friends, the writer’s deep under­standing of Buffett’s world, and a very long-term perspective.

Building a StoryBrand

Author: Donald Miller

Category: Business & Finance

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Deal starts: September 17, 2020

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New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach listeners how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.X

Deep Work

Author: Cal Newport

Category: Business & Finance

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Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take). Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. 1. Work Deeply 2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media 4. Drain the Shallows A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ