Work Less, Earn More, Make a Difference

Giveaway Monday – Review of an eBook for mums in business

The title of this eBook by Janine Ogg and Jo Foster caught my eye as soon as Motivating Mum posted the opportunity to write a review of it. small business support

Making a difference is vitally important to me.  I certainly want to be financially successful, but the main reason for doing this is so I can provide for my family and free up my time to contribute to causes I believe in.  As a Christian, it’s not all about the money for me, and I have to admit I was slightly concerned that this eBook might be a little ‘airy fairy’.

I read the book in one sitting, and didn’t have access to the workbook.  I would really like to go back and read the book again, and do the exercises that are referred to at the end of each chapter, but are not included in the book.  I think I will get even more out of it when I do that.

I found the writing style a little too casual and overly familiar.  There are a few too many abbreviations (fab, biz) which would probably work better if it were a live presentation rather than printed matter.  I really love the layout of the book; it’s really fresh and is presented in easy chunks with manageable portions of text on each page.  I printed it out and have written and highlighted pieces of text all over the place.

So who is this book for?  On page 3, Janine and Jo say it is written for “….women who want to build a profitable business around their passions but still have the time and energy to give something back.”  If you are not ready to be introspective and perhaps start to challenge some of your self-beliefs then this book probably isn’t for you.  It’s also not going to hand you solutions on a platter and solve all your problems.  Whilst it is easy to read and full of very useful information, there is certainly work involved in putting the steps into practice.

One of my favourite quotes in the book is from Chapter Five, which discusses how to integrate multiple income streams into your business model “….until all of a sudden you have a gushing waterfall of money flowing through your front door that you can distribute wildly to good causes or to people that you love”.  It’s not a book just about how to become wealthy, but as the title says, how to earn more for a purpose.

I also really appreciated the advice about outsourcing and getting help.  The comments on page 41 are particularly helpful.  I have recently commenced working with a business mentor and can wholeheartedly recommend it.  I agree that it’s not cheap but it is an investment which is already starting to pay off because of the increase in my levels of confidence which has led to me attracting more clients.  As a VA I can only agree with their recommendation to outsource what you are not passionate about or don’t do really well.

I would certainly recommend this eBook to any woman who is thinking of starting a business, or who has been in business for a little while and is revisiting their reasons for doing so.  It crystallised some things for me that I have been reading/learning about from a number of different sources recently and also provided me with new information that I can use to build my business and make a difference to my family and community.

A little more on Janine Ogg and Jo Foster, Love Your Small Business:

Love Your Small Business empowers women entrepreneurs to translate their purpose and passions into a profitable business strategy. Acknowledge your values, get clear on the difference you want to make in the world, and have fun while crafting your strategy for business success.

Reviewed by Linden Vine, Vine Lines Administration:small business support

Linden Vine is the Principal and Owner of Vine Lines Administration, a virtual assistant practice specialising in providing administration support to passionate and professional small businesswomen to enable them to free up their time to be creative and do what they enjoy doing most.

The giveaway:

LYSB are giving away two copies of the eBook ‘Work Less, Earn More, Make a Difference’.

This 10-step guide to a profitable lifestyle business teaches women entrepreneurs to craft a compelling strategy for your life and business that will allow you to work less and earn more while making a difference.  Modeled off successful women entrepreneurs, this book delves into the 7 Building Blocks to business success!

To win, leave a comment below on what’s one thing in your business you’d love to do less of.

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12 Responses to Work Less, Earn More, Make a Difference

  1. Casey says:

    Thank you!! Haven’t looked at it yet but I’m excited! That so much
    :)

  2. Jo Foster says:

    Hello! Just a quick update to say I’ve emailed Casey and Rebecca just now with the links to your prize. Enjoy and we really look forward to connecting with you.

    And – to those of you who didn’t win this time round, we would love to connect with you so please do touch base

    Best
    Jo
    Love your small business

  3. Janine says:

    Hi everyone!

    What a wonderful bunch of comments, very insightful and always great for Jo and I to hear straight from the horses mouth ( so to speak) about the challenges and stresses mumtrepreneurs are facing.

    Thanks again to Linden for the honest review and to the lovely Alli for the opportunity. We’re happy to announce that we have decided to upgrade the giveaway to include the full DIY version of our Work Less, Earn More, Make a Difference Ecourse. This includes the ebook, a workbook that we have had fantastic feedback on, and a checklist to encourage action and implementation.

    Renee, Belinda and Casey, we are launching our ‘take back your time’ coaching club soon, it’s specifically designed to help members get on track and stay on track with their business strategies with a big focus on prioritizing tasks and staying on track. Drop us an email if you’d like to get involved with the trial which is running at
    the moment.

    To the three Rebecca’s and Katrina, the strategies outlined in the ebook will be a great help with the issues you raise here. Good luck for winning your free copy!

    Warmest wishes,
    Janine and Jo
    Love Your Small Business

    Belinda, r

  4. Love your small business sounds like a dream! Would love to read and implement a stronger business strategy. Have just recently launched my own business (Nov 2011) and being EOFY just had a meeting with my accountant. At the moment one thing I would love to do less of is stressing about financials!

  5. Casey says:

    Book looks like a great read! One thing i would love to do less is wasting time! I need to learn how to plan ahead, know what im going to do each day and just do it and stick to it, so im more productive and dont get sidetracked! Early early stages in my business but would love to start it off with great systems in place.

  6. Katrina says:

    At the moment it would have to be setting up my website! I am actually getting some enjoyment out of doing some of it myself, but it would just be great to be able to afford to pay someone to do it all.
    Also, I’m getting impatient and want it finished NOW!

  7. Sounds like an interesting book…one thing i’d love to do less of believe it or not is spend time on Facebook! I’m just so addicted though and find so many interesting links (like this blog post!) that I just keep spending so much time each day in place of other more productive tasks…like working on my website. So I’ll have to set myself some Facebook free time. Renee :)

  8. Belinda says:

    I would love to spend less time procratinating and researching what I am trying to do and just actually get it done.

  9. I would love to worry less – about growing my business and about spending enough time with my kids!

  10. Rebecca says:

    The book keeping at the moment I love the design and helping people with their party design’s but the time it takes to do the book keeping. Grrrrrr I hate it and would do anything to get out of it.

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