This week I found one of the best books I’ve ever read on building a successful business as a Christian woman entrepreneur, ibloom in Business: Equipping You To Build a Successful Business While Living a Life You Love by Kelly Thorne Gore.
You can buy it at the ibloom website by clicking on this link: iBloom Website. Just scroll down the page and you will see it on the right sidebar.
I love Kelly and I love everything about this book. The content is so yummy – solid, practical advice and tips to help you learn how to become a smart, savvy biz owner, and shared in Kelly’s upbeat, encouraging voice.
It’s so true that we judge a book by its cover, and the cover is so cute with the flower bloom in the word “ibloom” and the colored tabs on the right side. I love the slick cover.
I was delighted to read Kelly’s comments recommending self-publishing vs. traditional publishing on page 66. In case, you think self-published books don’t do as well as traditionally published books, it’s listed as Amazon’s Bestseller #1 for Entrepreneurs (#4 for all Business books and #25 for nonfiction).
Kelly shares her personal journey of how she started in business in the intro, and “with the heart of a girlfriend and the accountability of a drill sergeant,” she guides you through the steps she has walked to achieve her own successful business at ibloom.
She includes exercises you can do, writing in the book, such as discovering your brilliance zone, what next step you want your client to take, and your plan for success – how you’ll be celebrating one year from today with what you’ve achieved in your business.
What I love about Kelly is that she goes to God first for her business success. She writes on page 17, “The most important part of my day is my quiet time each morning. I think of it as the most important business meeting of my day. This is the time I’ve set aside to deepen my relationship with Christ. I spend time listening to worship music, praising Him, reading His word, praying, listening, and just being still. Did you know that if you ask God to speak to you, He will? This was and is still mind blogging to me. The God of the universe wants to have a conversation with me! And, with YOU!”
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