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Summer Book Review #3: The Small Biz Balancing Act by Victoria Munro

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , on July 25, 2013 by Annette Budd

The Small BizGod really, really loves me and He shows me this over and over and over again. One recent expression of His love for me was when He provided Victoria Munro to be my mentor. Victoria has owned and operated nine different businesses in her lifetime. Wisdom just flows out of her mouth.

Her book, The Small Biz Balancing Act, gives small business owners practical and usable advice. She spends a lot of time making sure that you know who you are and where you are going. One of my favorite chapters was about goal setting.  Even though I am a goal-orientated person, I often don’t do the big picture down to the daily grind approach in setting my goals.  I have a tendency to let the little things drive my “to do” list.  This keeps me busy but doesn’t necessarily get me to where I am going.  I found the exercises in the section very helpful.

Victoria helps business owners to identify and understand their own personal sources of stress.  She gives insight in how to deal with these obstacles and minimize the effects they have. She also has a whole chapter on boundaries, which is an area in which I really need to grow. I also found her tips about determining which activities have a high payoff and which things I really shouldn’t be doing to be very helpful.

This book is real.  The reader doesn’t have to cut through a lot of useless fluff in order to get to the meat of the matter. A business owner can (and should) pick up this book and easily apply its principles. I’m looking forward to applying these ideas and making the most out of what I put into our business, while at the same time enjoying it.