7 Books to Read If You Want a Systematized Business That Runs Without You Successfully

SweetProcess Blog
September 19, 2013

This is a fabulous list of books on business process and workflow. I’ve read several and recommended them to others. I just downloaded a couple of more, including the Checklist Manifesto, which sounds like something that will be helpful in this stage of my business.

Do you follow your fears, or run from them? In this SlideShare presentation, Ann Handley states that it’s important to follow your fears because oftentimes the things that scare you the most are the ones most worth doing.

Question: Can you think of a time when you faced a major fear and came out better in the end because of it? Share your answer on , , or .

How Do You Become an Overnight Success?

Jon Gordon
9/16/2013

Successful people make it look easy. But most people aren’t aware that “overnight successes” are usually years in the making. Jon Gordon explains in this inspiring post.

Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.

Francis Cardinal Spellman

Watch this touching video The Power of Words, to see how changing just a few words can make a dramatic difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Question: Can you think of a time when words have had a major impact on you or on those around you? Share your answer on , , or .

No New Podcast for a Few Weeks

I will not be publishing a new podcast until October 2nd. I am working hard with my team to finish a couple of really exciting, but demanding projects. I am making the choice to invest my hours in these and skip the podcast for a few weeks.

Thanks for your support. I look forward to connecting with you soon. I will continue to publish my blog on Mondays and Fridays.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.

G. K. Chesterton

Is Your Destiny Leaving You Clues?

When you experience an involuntary emotional response, whether positive or negative, it is often a clue. You have stumbled onto something that will lead you toward or away from your destiny. It’s important to pay attention.

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For example, not many people know I majored in music for my first two years of college. I played guitar, piano, and bass. Music was my life. It was all I ever thought about.

How to Find the Time for That Important Project

Almost everyone has some important project they can’t seem to get to. Maybe it’s starting a blog, writing a book, or launching a new business initiative. You just can’t seem to find the time to tackle it.

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Whenever I speak on the topic of Platform, the first question I always get in the Q&A is this: “How do I make time for building a platform? I am so busy; I don’t know how I could possibly add one more thing to my schedule.”

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein

#065: Why You—Yes, YOU!—Should Consider Writing a Book [Podcast]

Admit it, you’ve thought about writing a book. According to a recent reader survey, 61.5% of my blog readers have thought about writing a book. Is it time for you to stop thinking and start doing?

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Being a published author has done more for my career—and my income—than I could have ever imagined. It has opened doors of opportunity I couldn’t have dreamed were possible. It can happen for you, too.

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