Book Review: The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson
Wow. Just wow. I had the privilege to read an incredible book by Carrie Wilkerson, The Barefoot Executive. It is an amazing read. Wilkerson is a great wealth of information. This book is definitely a great resource to keep going to be refreshed and energized.
It is no secret that I make money off blogging. This book is amazing because like Carrie I found a way for me to make some extra cash for my family. We are a one traditional income family and the money I make off blogging is for our extras like sending my 2 youngest kids to private preschool. I am on a much smaller scale than Carrie, however some of her suggestions on how to get started are things I’ve implemented.
One of the things I was inspired to do was to make my own Café Press Store in which I can sell T-shirts with my logo and designs. So if you are interested in what I have available you can go check out my store at http://www.cafepress.com/MomsSavingMoney
I’ve read lots of leadership books including an author, Dr. Dave Early I formerly worked for as an administrative assistant before my second son was born. I learned many of the same skills from him but this was a little different since one Carrie is a women like me it is refreshing to see a women leader and entrepreneur.
Carrie write like you are having a one on one conversation about starting your own work at home business like you are talking over having a great cup of coffee. She coaches you thru the book and even tells you to STOP take notes. I like the exercises because if you are anything like me then you will read a few pages that inspire you and you dog ear the page but you don’t act on it right away and then you don’t remember what excited and inspired you when you read it so I had to keep putting the book down and writing down notes or even acting on what inspired me like write a few post like my doing items in increments of 5 and moving on. You can see my post here – http://rebeccaautry.com/what-happens-when-you-do-items-in-increments-of-5-and-then-move-on-to-a-new-project/
I highly recommend The Barefoot Executive if you just started a business, need some new insight on how to improve your business or even starting a new business. Trust me you will enjoy Carrie’s videos, they will inspire you and you will have so many ideas running through your head you will not want to stop. I read this book in 5 day you can ask my hubby I kept having to make notes while reading because there is so much valuable information you will be able to make your business better than ever.
Carrie will be speaking in Vegas this coming week at a business convention that started in a women’s home in my home state Idaho. She will be talking at the Scentsy Convention. It started small and now there are so many representatives all over the US now selling Scentsy products. It really has taken off like wild fire.
I hope Carrie will give me permission to give away a copy of the The Barefoot Executive because it’s worth sharing.
You can request a sample chapter at http://barefootexecutivebook.com/ and be sure to follow her at @CarrieWilkerson on twitter.
What an awesome inspiring read I can go on and on but I don’t want to give it all away!
This book was provided to me by Living Your Moment for review. All thoughts here are of my own.