All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World
By Stephanie Breedlove
Review by Rebecca Johnson
"Good entrepreneurs often listen to their gut more than to advisors, family or society, and it is usually right." ~ Stephanie Breedlove
Stephanie Breedlove sold her start-up for over $50 million. She could relax and not worry about a thing, but instead she is giving back to the world by helping other women achieve their dreams. She has good gut instincts and knew what risks were worth taking. Sure she struggled a lot with family responsibilities but somehow she found a good fit and balance in her life.
In this book you will learn about 18 business strategies. You will also see that there are creative ways to live frugally while you are getting your business off the ground. She asks question like: "Do you have to choose between work and family?" and "What are the skills integral to business success?"
This book gave me a lot to think about and I think it is for every woman not just women who want to start their businesses. It is really about what it takes to be successful no matter what. This book helped me make a decision about something great I'm going to do and I'm not going to let the bad advice of one of my friends deter me. If he's not "All In" with my ideas then I can find people who are.
One thing to consider however is that when you work for yourself you will probably end up working 12 hour days at first instead of 8 or 9. This is a sacrifice when you are starting a company.
So this book has really good advice for women who want to make it big. Stephanie is like a coach saying: "You can do it." I appreciate the confidence she has in her readers. It has sure motivated me to do my best.
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