Sirolli outlines the three key principles you need to know to make your business dreams come true. He guides you through the process of implementing his concepts in your small business so that you can avoid common pitfalls and stay on the road to success.
In the Information Age, historically marginalized groups and developing nations continue to strive for socio-economic empowerment within the global community. Their ultimate success largely depends upon their ability to develop, protect, and exploit th
Toward Entrepreneurial Community Development is about developing entrepreneurial communities, and goes beyond theories of the firm to demonstrate how local and regional society contributes in important ways to the vitality of entrepreneurs. The literature is rich with insights about leadership and culture within SMEs, and the behaviours and attitudes of their founders, founding teams, and managers. Since most of the attention in the entrepreneurship literature is focused on firms, we wish to explore everyone else: The social environment surrounding the entrepreneur, and how leadership and culture outside the firm can have pervasive effects on the business. This book reaches across disciplinary boundaries, integrating and advancing knowledge on entrepreneurial community development. The book identifies actionable leadership strategies that can be used by literally anyone to help make a community or region a more culturally-supportive, interactive home for entrepreneurial minds. We draw from original research to compare high and low entrepreneurship communities, and present an emergent picture of how community-level actors can (or fail to) work together to support entrepreneurship in places that are culturally distant from the Silicon Valley (i.e., most places). Toward Entrepreneurial Community Development then offers techniques for entrepreneurial community leadership, including how to build lasting alliances, create an image, and harness the local culture for entrepreneurial advantage. The result is a book that provides the reader with the latest advancements and techniques in entrepreneurship development in a straight-forward, readable format. No matter the reader, Toward Entrepreneurial Community Development demonstrates how anyone, in any position, can lead a local entrepreneurship movement starting anywhere, anytime.
This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.
Ripples from the Zambezi
Author: Ernesto Sirolli
Publisher: New Society Publishers
After six years of economic development work in Africa, Ernesto Sirolli witnessed how little most foreign aid programs were actually doing for the people they hoped to help-from creating a communal tomato field on the banks of the Zambezi river (only to be demolished by the river's hippos at harvest time) to donating snow-plows to African nations! However well intentioned, Sirolli points out, inappropriate development often creates more problems than it solves. Thus was the genesis of this exciting and unique alternative to traditional economic development termed "Enterprise Facilitation"- where depressed communities can build hope and prosperity by first helping individuals to recognize their talents and business passion, and then providing the skills to transform their dreams into meaningful and rewarding work.
Thank God It's Wednesday! was written for business professionals who feel like they have too much job and not enough life. It is a prescription for "Work Sickness," or the live-to-work syndrome, that manifests itself in the form of feeling overwhelmed, incessantly tired and unsatisfied. This book was written for those looking for a practical and easy-to-implement strategy to master the corporate game, identify their career calling and to create more time & space for personal passions. TGIW! is packed with creative insights, innovative "connecting" techniques, real-life examples of success, as well as hands-on exercises that will show you how to unlock the power of your innate inner knowing. Read it and learn how to utilize 8 powerful Spiritual Laws to create your own "YOUnique" passion plan to live and work with purpose again and to get turned on by your career.
Jumpstart Your Career and Personal Life! The key to achieving true success in life is to master that delicate balance between making money and making meaning. Marketing executive and best selling author, Robert Michael Fried, shows how the same principles you use to accomplish success at work can also help you realize your personal goals, dreams and aspirations. Fried provides a practical yet passionately purpose-driven roadmap that will enable you to heed your true calling to become a truly successful person in every sense of the word. The author underscores that true success goes beyond just getting what you want... it's also wanting what you get. Igniting Your True Purpose and Passion will take you on an uplifting journey of self-discovery. It will empower you to re-invent your personal brand and close the disparity or gap between who you are and who you dream of becoming. The book urges you to make it your business to ignite your true purpose and passion while seizing the opportunity to become an entrepreneur of your own existence. Built upon and expanded from his best-selling book, A Marketing Plan For Life, the author reminds us that the purpose of life should be a life of purpose. In emphasizing his philosophy, Fried writes, "I'll tell you what unhappiness is... unhappiness is not knowing what you want and killing yourself to get it." This insightful and thought-provoking read will not only inspire you to clearly define what you want but it will help you make both meaning and money - not just for yourself but for others. That's what Ralph Waldo Emerson meant when he said, "To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded."
Create the life you want and custom-tailor your career with innovation-sparking tools and techniques from a business leader with authentic passion. It’s up to you to define success your way. But how? Combine your burning passion with drive, determination, strategy, and commitment to pay it forward; find and nurture mentor support; stay steady on your path; and see the fireworks. Success on Your Own Terms will show you exactly how to: Shift from drift Embrace your passion Promise with purpose Make networking work Change your life—and the lives of others—for the better A business powerhouse who has engineered countless successful partnerships and served companies including Allstate and JPMorgan Chase & Co.—and followed his own artistic journey as a hip-hop musician and entrepreneur—James B. Rosseau Sr. shares his own story, from the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia to the executive boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies, and offers a lifeline for those who want to find true, meaningful success. “The message to the next generation of leaders needs to be ‘embrace your passion.’ This needs to be reinforced . . . in business and life. James Rosseau is on it.” (Mark Berman, president, Mallett Group)
Find the Fire
Author: Scott Mautz
Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . . For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance-it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to: Start learning and growing again * Reconnect with coworkers and your boss * Stop procrastinating * Empower yourself * Stay in control during tough times * Overcome fear and embrace risk * Produce work you're proud of * Boost your self-confidence and personal presence * Leave your mark * And more Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again-and fuel greater fulfillment and success.
In an unorthodox approach, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.
The Accidental Millionaire
Author: Stephanie Frank
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
It is estimated that forty million small business owners in the US start a business with no formal business education and struggle to keep their business alive. The Accidental Millionaire: Leaping from Chance to Mastery in the Game of Life shows how simple entrepreneurial success can be. A true lifestyle entrepreneur, Stephanie Frank has distilled twenty-seven years of personal business experience into four simple skills to give the reader a blueprint for entrepreneurial success and life mastery.
The prospect of being one's own boss appeals to millions of individuals. Yet it can be challenging to know what type of business to create or if you are ready to make the leap. Dare To Be Your Own Boss will help you travel the road to become an entrepreneur. You will...Use 14 keys to tap ideas that ignite your enthusiasm and passion. Explore over 600 business opportunities. Learn specific methods to discover thousands of potential niches. Identify ways to serve the needs and desires of over 7-billion individuals worldwide. Discover current and future trends to start and grow your venture. Apply 16 methods of market research to determine the viability of ideas. Peruse over 300 resources to develop and launch your enterprise. Take 50 action steps to make it happen. You will be encouraged to follow your heart and make a difference in your own unique way.
On Fire at Work
Author: Eric Chester
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
On Fire at Work flies in the face of other books on workplace culture by showing that employee engagement isn’t the ultimate goal—it’s merely the starting point. Renowned leadership expert Eric Chester has gone straight to the source—top-tier leaders of the world’s best places to work to uncover their best practice strategies for getting employees to work harder, perform better, and stay longer. On Fire at Work features examples and original stories from exclusive personal interviews with over 25 founders/CEOs/presidents of companies like Marriott, Siemens, BB&T Bank, Wegmans, 7-Eleven, Hormel, Canadian WestJet, Ben & Jerry’s, and The Container Store, along with smaller companies like Firehouse Subs, the Nerdery, and Build-A-Bear. The guiding principle is that any organization in any industry—from Fortune 500 firms to mom-and-pop shops—can learn how to bring out the very best in their employees. The book’s content-rich research and conversational case study-based narrative make it a timely, actionable go-to reference on employee performance and productivity for C-level execs, corporate and government managers, HR professionals, and small business owners. On Fire at Work is a practical field guide that any organization can implement to build, not an engaged workforce, but a workforce that’s on fire!
Jumpstart Your Business
Author: Shawn Doyle, Rachael Doyle
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
Do you have a business? Do you want to start a business? Do you work for a business? Then this book should be the “cannot miss” book for you to read this year. In Jumpstart Your Business, you will learn the key tips, tools and techniques for igniting your entrepreneurial spirit as you run your business on a day-to-day basis. This book is written by two people who have combined experience of over 60 years working for and in their own businesses. They will share with you ten key elements that they believe can help a business owner get and stay motivated. In the book they share with you: The critical importance of having a mission and a vision statement Learning about a missing ingredient in many businesses – a business plan How to adjust your thinking and believe in yourself and your idea Building your support network and deciding who can help or hurt you The secrets to setting goals and holding yourself accountable Being a continuous learner and where to find those resources Getting and staying motivated through adversity and tough times Starting and running a business is not easy, but you can succeed and exceed even your own expectations. So- get ready to have the business you have always dreamed about – it’s time to Jumpstart Your Business!
Awaken Your Inner Fire
Author: HeatherAsh Amara
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Best-selling author HeatherAsh Amara invites you to find your inner spark and fan it into a flame that burns with passion through every aspect of your life. This bright inner fire is, in reality, the joy of living. However, it can become cloudy and obscured if it is not nourished. This book is an antidote to the apathy, unhappiness, and depression that sets in when you forget to pay attention to and tend your inner fire. Filled with exercises, meditations, and anecdotes that demonstrate how easy it is to fall into negative patterns of thought and behavior, Amara provides a game plan for working on your 4 energy bodies (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) and for: Freeing yourself from old agreements Healing old traumas Dispensing with false beliefs Facing the future with courage and hope Setting goals Acting from your internal stillness Making smart choices Moving beyond stress The brightness of your inner fire can be measured by your joy of living, and HeatherAsh Amara invites you to fan the flames of your inner fire so that joy manifests itself in every single aspect of your life.