In case you are just joining this journey, here's a quick recap. I left my corporate job last November. My husband and I started a real estate investment company in 2017, and I launched a social media management company full time as of January 2019. I went full on mompreneur with a 4 year old (now 5) and a 2 year old in tow. I committed to giving quarterly updates on the ups and downs of mompreneur life.
And here's my update on my first three months in business-
A Bumpy Start or a Learning Curve?
Bumpy isn't exactly correct. It's been beautiful. I can't say I have loved every minute, but that's pretty close! Best. Decision. Ever. to leave my corporate job of 15+ years behind.
However, I made a business plan, and it promptly went right out of the window.
I made plans for all the projects around the house and in my life I wanted to catch-up on.
Also, right out the window.
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I firmly believe self-development is a constant process. We retain so little of our book learning. We have to go back and refresh our skills constantly, or should I say "sharpen the saw". I've created a list of the GAME CHANGER "business" books I CANNOT live without. Ok, I could live without them, but I would not be nearly as productive, successful, motivated, or focused as I am without these go-to books. They are my business and productivity bibles, and I go back to them with every new major business venture I've taken on. And funny enough, I get new insight each and every time. I'm currently re-reading Dale Carnegie's book, and although it's my fourth or fifth read, I'm like wow - this stuff is GOLD for me right now.
What are your go-to business books? Any Rich Dad, Poor Dad fans out there? That one has always been on my radar, but I've never got around to it.
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