Effortless Entrepreneur – Book Review
Books / August 17, 2017

By: Nick Friedman & Omar Soliman (2010) ISBN 978-0-307-58799-2 Book Price: $17.00 Multimillion-dollar franchise Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman are founders of, “College Hunks Hauling Junk.” This company has become a multimillion-dollar franchise and the nation’s premier junk removal service. Nick and Omar have been named among the Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs in America by Inc., and have been profiled in the New York Times. Entrepreneurial success Nick and Omar supply readers with 13 chapters leading to entrepreneurial success. They discuss the following topics; the making of an entrepreneur (Ch. 3); creating your business foundation (Ch. 4); building staff and client loyalty (Ch. 7); optimizing your ability to make the sale (Ch. 10); working smarter and playing harder (Ch. 13), etc. Passionate pursuit of business dreams Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman relate their journey with passion and energy. This book conveys more than a love for building a business; it also exhibits practical steps along the journey. Nick and Omar relay, “As we expanded and built systems that allowed our company to function more effectively, we discovered that we could spend less and less time doing the everyday grunt work… and more time doing the things we really enjoyed……

New Book Encourages Readers to Make Being Efficient Into a Purposeful Game
Books / August 12, 2017

Michael Andrew's new book The Efficiency Playbook is perfect for anyone who finds that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done that you want or need to do. Consequently, most of us have tried multi-tasking only to find that it leads to distraction, errors, and taking up more time. A better answer lies in trying to be as efficient as possible, but how to be efficient sometimes eludes us. Fortunately, Michael Andrew has made the study of efficiency a lifetime pursuit. We've all seen movies or TV shows where efficiency expert is hired only to have the staff revolute because of his inhumane practices, but the Efficiency Playbook takes a different approach, showing us how to be efficient in every area of ​​our lives so that We will benefit by finding we have more free time to enjoy or pursue other goals. One of the most effective pieces of advice I found in these pages was that when you have to do something, you should do it rather than putting it off; If you do not do it, you're still thinking about needing to, so you're just wasting energy thinking about it, which is far…

Book Review: "Get Out of That Pit" by Beth Moore
Books / August 11, 2017

Who has not experienced living life and suddenly feeling beat down by one’s circumstances? The feeling that your feet are stuck in miry clay, and, no matter what your effort you never break free. You feel as if you have fallen into a pit and cannot get out. There is no comfort in the pit; rather the continual reminder that you are stuck. Into this common reality, Beth Moore’s Get Out of That Pit breaks through with alacrity that is certain to resonate with the sullenest pit dwellers. Her message is one of both hope and deliverance – a way to break free of the pit. Relying upon a recent event of deliverance in the Psalmist’s life, Moore culls her thesis from Psalm 40 [NET]: 1I relied completely on the Lord, and he turned toward me and heard my cry for help. 2 He lifted me out of the watery pit, out of the slimy mud. He placed my feet on a rock and gave me secure footing. 3 He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God. From a biblical expositional point of view, it would be hard to not catch the “simple meaning” of this…

Book Review: Kane and Abel
Books / August 6, 2017

Jeffrey Archer is known for his soul stirring plots and memorable characters, and every book of his has a character that lingers in the reader’s mind for years to come. It is these characters that have created an unbreakable bond between Archer and his fans. But what if there were not one but two characters in a tome that came out of Archerverse? Would Archer fans like one more than the other? Would one create a niche for themselves and the other be a forgotten legacy? One of his most famous books, Kane and Abel tells us the answer to this question. Here is the complete review. Book Synopsis: Kane and Abel tells the simple story of two people who have nothing in common except their birthdays. One is born on the other side of the Iron Gate, while the other is born in the lap of luxury. The books tells us about the systematic growth of both these characters, and weaves a story that interconnects the life and times of these two characters. Book Review: Very rarely does a book arrive that grabs its readers by the scruff of their neck and puts them down in their armchair and…

Book Review – The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney
Books / August 1, 2017

I can’t explain why it took me until 2013 to read my first novel by Monica McInerney. She is an Australian born author with international bestsellers including: A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, and most recently Lola’s Secret. I often exchange books with friends and family and was not familiar with Monica McInerney until I was handed a book called The Alphabet Sisters. The book was a quick read filled with dynamic characters that came to life with the authors great detailing of physical attributes as well as emotional characteristics. McInerney wove together a beautiful story of a family in turmoil who overcame their own fears and selfish pride. I can only apologize for not reading this delightful story earlier (it was copyright in 2004) and I can say without a doubt that I will be reading more of McInerney’s books in the very near future. This lovely work takes place in the Clare Valley of South Australia just before the 80th birthday celebration of Lola, the grandmother to the Alphabet Sisters. Lola has decided to reunite her estranged granddaughters at the family’s small motel in the lovely wine country. The girls oblige their grandmother…