I'm about to get into some serious trouble here but it's something that I truly believe needs to be honestly discussed. There are exceptions of course, but as a general rule Christian men ought to seriously discern whether or not they should earn a living for their family independent of an employer. In fact, I…
Wow, I had a few paragraphs written about this book already and the - BOOM! - my browser crashed and I lost everything. Maybe that was a sign from God that my original review was pretty crappy. Well, first off I want to say that I finished this book about a month ago. Usually I don't wait that long to do a book review, but there were a lot of suggestions and tips from the author that I wanted to verify actually worked or at least had some value.
I've had my own IT consulting business for a couple of months now. It's called Pro Sulum, LLC, and right off the bat I was able to make a good impression to multiple customers. Aside from trying to be the best at what I do, and save my customers as much money as possible on their technology needs (or wants), what really made a big impact is the fact that they were able to do business (from start to finish) with me through the web. This was made possible through FreshBooks, a fast and simple invoicing and time tracking services that help you manage your business.
Originally, I was hesitant to do book reviews on this blog because I wasn't sure if they were appropriate for it's theme. But after reading Trust Agents, my tune was changed. In fact, this particular book - while its direct subject is not productivity - it indirectly teaches its readers to leverage social media to accomplish projects more efficiently than can ever be done otherwise. For that, I thought it necessary to write about it.
As I was making my rounds through my favorite entrepreneur and productivity blogs today, I found an article at Lifehack.org that really made me consider the definition of what productivity is. Rather, I should say that it encouraged me to define what productivity is not so that could better determine what exactly is meant by being productive. I couldn't help but feel that the premise of the article was wrong.