On January 1 of this year, I challenged myself to read 100 books. As I have drawn closer to that magic 100 number, I've been thinking about who I am and what I wanted that 100th book to be. Yes, it's a cheesy book-nerd thing to do, but hello, I've read 100 books so far this YEAR and it's November. I know people that haven't read that many books in their LIVES.
Okay, I'm getting off the subject here...
My life is pretty well defined by what I do for a living and why I do it. I'm a virtual assistant, a freelance bookkeeper - there are lots of titles for what I do. But the number one thing I am is Mom.
This was actually an interesting time for me to read this book. Not only did it turn into the 100th book I've read, today also marks 1 year that my husband joined me full time. Yes, my husband and I own and operate a home-based business together. And yes... we love our lives!
Okay Okay... so what did I think of the BOOK? It was interesting for me. The first 3/4 of it, I mainly nodded my head through and I really do hope that those hoping to start a home-based business read it. I don't think people realize how important it is to do things like business plans and setting up a REAL office - not working from a kitchen table, etc etc.
The last 1/4 I felt was very relevant to where I am now. Trying to find that balance as my business thrives right before my eyes. Just this year I've begun to "let go" of some tasks and send them out to other professionals to do and I found her advice to just "let it go" and let voice mail get that call very sage indeed.
The bad? I caught a few grammar errors (and I'm a bookkeeper so you know this is not my cup of tea) as well as a few "eh?" things - for instance it says at one point "if you answered NO to any of those"... yet, obviously that was a mistake.
ANYWAY, I know, I nit-pick... good read and a good celebration for making my 100th book read this year!