In The Entrepreneurial Way, Jacob Busani takes readers on a month-long journey through the world of entrepreneurship. Each chapter must be read on a different day over a period of thirty days, and each day is devoted to a different subject relevant to being an entrepreneur. The book is for the busy person who only has five or ten minutes a day to read, so each chapter is only a few pages long, but it puts a topic in the foreground of the reader's mind, offers inspirational quotes to support the topic, then a series of exercise questions so that the reader can take action on the topic for that day.
The book opens on what may be the most important subject of all: mentality. Busani begins by quoting the famous saying of Henry Ford: "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. Busani says that Ford was absolutely right in this statement. If we are to be entrepreneurs, we must take control of our minds. We have to believe that we can be entrepreneurs and we have to learn to be our own bosses.
Many other topics follow. For example, day 2 is about vision. In it, Busani describes the importance of communicating to customers why you are doing what you are doing so that you can bring the best experience to your customers. Day 8: No guarantee discusses the importance of working because you are passionate about what you do and believe in your business. Busani reminds entrepreneurs that, especially at the start, 80% of what they do, they will not be paid, but those who will only do what they are never wealthy for. If you take the time to build your business, you will ultimately reap the rewards. One of the most important topics is Day 10: Focus. Here Busani rejects the myth of multitasking because it destroys concentration and also leads to tasks that take longer. Rather, it tells us to focus on one task at a time if we are to progress on our goals and manage our time properly. Other daily topics include day 13: engagement, day 15: procrastination and day 25: leadership, where Busani recommends: "Always say," I want my people to earn more than I want them to. win for me. It is precious. There is a lot of ROI (return on investment) in seeing your employees succeed. Sometimes it means they have to leave the company to seek their own passions. "
Some statements like this may surprise, but as a former director of a call center and as an entrepreneur myself for a dozen years, I fully agree with Busani. The more you support your employees, the happier and more successful everyone will be. Therefore, I appreciate that throughout these pages, Busani offers practical and honest advice, based on experience, which will certainly benefit everyone who adopts it.
Embracing and applying the material is made easier for readers as each day is followed by a short exercise. The exercises help readers reflect on what they have learned from today's lesson and take action to succeed as an entrepreneur. For example, Day 20: Finding the Right Mentor asks you to think about ways a mentor could help you. Then it asks you to list five mentors in your field and do some research on each of them to see how they could help you. Day 26: Residual income asks you to think about ways to find residual income, then define a plan to do so. None of the exercises weigh too heavily on the brain, but rather, it makes the brain think in an entrepreneurial way, and ultimately, the result will be that such thinking will become habitual.
Finally, each chapter ends with several wonderful inspirational quotes. Yes, Busani quotes famous people like Thomas Jefferson, who said: "I find that the harder I work, the luckier I seem" and Mark Twain: get away from the little people who try to downplay your ambitions. The little people always do that, but the really big ones make you feel that you too can grow up. "But my two favorite quotes in the book done both by Anonymous: "You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic" and "No matter how busy you are or how busy you think the job is will still be here tomorrow, but your friends may not be here. "Yes, work-life balance is also a topic in The Entrepreneurial Way – and one of the most important for entrepreneurs who tend to be workaholics l.
I encourage you to follow the path of the entrepreneurial path. Because reading this book and applying its concepts will only take you five or ten minutes a day, your investment will be minimal, but the return on that investment will likely be beyond measure.