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The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos Paperback – April 12, 2013
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"Crenshaw has mastered the perfect recipe for small business success. This book rocks!"
Michael Symon, Iron Chef and Restaurateur
"This is the one book I wished I had when I first started out in business. The Focused Business is jam-packed with street-smart strategies to help you achieve success NOW. Crenshaw rips apart all your excuses and will jump-start you on your way to the profits you deserve!"
"Famous Dave" Anderson, founder of Famous Dave's BBQ
"Dave has perfectly captured the sobering reality of an entrepreneurial existence. Follow his advice and your path to excellence and the 'ultimate harvest' will be more rewarding and a lot less stressful. I wish this book existed five years ago."
Raegan Moya-Jones, CEO and co-founder of Aden & Anais
"This is a refreshingly honest and inventive approach to small business! I love it."
Neil Grimmer, CEO and co-founder of Plum Organics
"Dave Crenshaw is spot on with his assessment that chaos is a business killer. If we weren¹t able to focus and build the correct systems to avoid chaos, OtterBox wouldn't be the industry leader in mobile device protection."
Curt Richardson, founder and chairman of OtterBox
About the Author
Dave Crenshaw is the master of helping business owners triumph over chaos. He has appeared in TIME magazine, Forbes, the Washington Post, and the BBC News. His first book, The Myth of Multitasking, has been published in six languages. As a keynote speaker and coach, Dave has transformed thousands of businesses worldwide. DaveCrenshaw.com
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The main takeaway is to focus on your Most Valuable products or services until you have perfected it and success is on sort of an autopilot only then should you branch out to new opportunities. He helps you define your most valuable product or service and take steps to spend all your time and effort on that.
The book is a quick read but I recommend taking your time and really thinking through the questions and worksheets.
It removes the cluttered panic that plagues my busy business owners' mind. It helps to completely reverse the trend of "opportunity gambling" that business owners do all the time.
The best thing it does is to REMOVE INNER DISTRACTIONS AND STRESS from the mind concerning your business. That may sound absurdly useless, but after reading this book it's clear that many of the biggest problems I have (and that many business owners and stakeholders have) stem from relentless noise and stress in my own mind that clutters decision making, generates bad decisions that cost time and money, and makes it hard to focus on what's important. -The noise and stress leaves with some simple understandings.
I've found that just reading through this book once (even skipping a few of the action points), my understanding of my own brain has really increased.