Organize Your Business – Organize Your Life By: Rachael Doyle, A Book Review


Organize Your Business – Organize Your Life

By: Rachael Doyle

 

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Time Saving Tips, Tested Techniques, and Money Saving Systems that Work

Author Rachel Doyle draws from a wide-range of business experience and from her extensive personal wall-to-wall library jam-packed with motivational and success titles, a result of her fervent passion for lifelong learning. In her book “Organize Your Business – Organize Your Life.”

Doyle offers the reader compelling evidence that prioritizing and adopting simple organizational systems will result in important time management skills and monetary savings in all facets of personal, family and business life.

Tight writing and fast moving mini chapters provide action plans, suggested resources, tips, and techniques for getting organized and staying organized; with the result of more effectiveness on the job, personal achievement, and a balanced family life. Invaluable resources are included within each chapter. Online tools, websites, blogs, and bestselling books, all add value to the comprehensive material found in the text.

Chapter titles clearly express the content to be covered within each chapter. This enables the reader to preview, read, prioritize action steps, and read again later.  The format is reader friendly for ease in reading and assimilation.

“Organize Your Business – Organize Your Life” is written for readers frazzled, fatigued, and frustrated as a result of being unorganized. The fifteen short chapters suggest ten overriding principles, which if consistently followed insure success in business and a happier fulfilled life.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257

978-0768411379, $ 15.99, 2017, 174 Pages

Jump Start Your Business, By Shawn and Rachael Doyle – A Book Review


Jump Start Your Business – 10 Jolts to Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Shawn and Rachel Doyle

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yahoo.com

Key Concepts and Ideas for Becoming the Architect of You Own Life

“Jump Start Your Business” is written for anyone who has dreamed of starting their own business, for those who already have a business and want to make it better, and for those who want to grow their business to the next level. Successful entrepreneurs, graduate students, and company employees alike will learn from the many key tips, tools and techniques provided for igniting the entrepreneurial spirit within.

The material is well organized, presented in a natural progression of building blocks (the 10 Jolts) with sound principles and guidelines for establishing clear mission and vision statements which lead to articulate personal and professional goals. The discussion on the importance of time management, taking advantage of available resources, and of networking resonated with me.  I also found the chapter on building and maintaining energy while being passionate about identifying tools that motivate and inspire especially helpful.

Other Components include finances, creative thinking, the power of words, and other skills that enable and empower personal growth and success in business round out the 10 Jolts.

Authors Shawn and Rachael Doyle are both experienced in the field of startup businesses, entrepreneurship, advocates of lifelong learning, and actively implementing motivational and training programs. Their writing style is informal, reader friendly, challenging the reader to complete the Work It exercises, included after each chapter, and to work with accountability partners.

This is an important addition to the other “Jump Start “ titles published by Sound Wisdom books.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom Books, P.O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 9780768407815, $ 14.99,2015, 210 pages

 

 

Sweet Sales – Successful Sales with Synergy by David K. Sweet, PHD. – A Book Review


Sweet Sales – Successful Sales with Synergy

By: David K. Sweet, PHD.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-768411331, $ 14.99, 2016, 160 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yahoo.com

Communication – the Heart of the Sale – 14 Important Elements for Developing a Sales Mindset and Taking Your Sales to the Next Level

In “Sweet Sales – Successful Sales with Synergy” Dr. David K. Sweet explores the mental and physical aspects of sales. He talks about body language and communication, self and time management and the mindset needed for success in sales. He introduces 14 key elements important to developing this mindset.

I especially appreciate Dr. Sweet’s straightforward writing style, with proven concepts and easy to implement strategies. An important component to getting the most from the material is to follow through with the suggested written exercises. This extra effort can provide powerful results in implementing an attitude of excellence, and enthusiasm that exudes confidence, establishes rapport with your customer, in building your customer base, and getting the next sale.

The “Recommended Reading” suggestions are divided into three sections: Sales, Time Management, and Motivation. Rather than the familiar chapter notes or complete bibliography Sweet simply states the author and title of the book. The unique feature of his approach is the one line reason for recommending the title and how the reader might benefit from each recommendation. I like this approach.

The principles, practices, and processes in “Sweet Sales – Successful Sales with Synergy” contain important guidelines that can move sales trainees or seasoned sales professionals to a whole new level of success.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Straight A’s Are Not Enough – Breakthroughs in Learning for College Students


Straight A’s Are Not Enough – Breakthroughs in Learning for College Students

By: Judy Fishel

Flying Heron Books, 516 SW River Point Drive North, Stuart, FL 34994

978-0990611202, 2015, $ 17.95, 314 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Strategies to Enable You to Strengthen, Process, and Implement Your Learning Skills

Award winning teacher, Judy Fishel, packs an amazing amount of invaluable content, instruction, and counsel in her book “Straight A’s Are Not Enough – Breakthroughs in Learning for College Students.” In Part One Fishel introduces new research on how we learn. Part Two brings together concepts for strengthening learning skills. Part Three discusses strategies for mental processing, and Part Four talks about important skills essential to building your future.

The format, straightforward presentation, reader friendly format, and Judy Fishel’s authenticity and writing style all combine to motivate and enable the reader to discover or rediscover the enjoyment of learning and challenge them to take charge of their own education. It will also help professional educators to pass on these learning strategies to their students.

“Straight A’s Are Not Enough – Breakthroughs in Learning for College Students” is a book that should be on the reading list of every high school and college counselor. I highly recommend that parents peruse the book; then present a copy to their high school senior on or before their high school graduation so they can take advantage of the summer months to read, assimilate, and begin to apply these principles and strategies

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.