Power of An Hour: Business and Life Mastery in One Hour A Week 1st Edition
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The Power of an Hour gives you the blueprint for making changes one at a time that add up to a big difference. Most books that promise to help you improve yourself and your business are too formulaic and too focused on one particular aspect of life to really work. But this book is different. It's a holistic guide to the practical, everyday actions you can use to supercharge your personal and business development.
The demands of business, especially for executives and entrepreneurs, leave little time for thinking about yourself. But great businesses are built on great leaders, and changing your business for the better often means changing yourself first. The Power of an Hour identifies specific core areas of personal, professional, and business improvement, then guides you through a step-by-step process that keeps you focused so you can reinvent your life and business. The results are fast and predictable.
Designed by a successful entrepreneur to work specifically within the busy executive's or business owner's schedule, this insightful, enlightening guide is broken down into two groups of lessons--those hours dedicated to personal issues and those dedicated to business issues. All these one-hour blocks go hand in hand to create a better business and a better you. But you can also use them as individual lessons on topics you need to know more about. You'll learn about managing your time, improving your personal relationships for the good of yourself and your business, dealing with customers, managing employees, and creating and following a vision of your future success.
The world's top athletes all have coaches who help them focus on specific areas of their game to create consistent and ongoing improvement. This book helps you focus on those issues that have the greatest impact on your success in life and business. In just a few short months, you'll develop the traits that make great business leaders and great businesses. Written to improve your life without disrupting it, The Power of an Hour isn't a personal development book for everyone--it's just for you.
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"The master at getting what you want from others now tells us how to get what we want from ourselves! This is really a great book, and I recommend it highly―for you, for your team, and for your children."
―Bob Burg, author, Endless Referrals
"If you want to make predictable, systematic change in your life or your business, buy this book. Each chapter is a stand-alone system that results in powerful change . . . fast."
―David Hancock, The Entrepreneurial Publisher, CEO, Morgan James Publishing
"Dave's methods helped me take my business from $0 to $10 million in sales.If you're a creative business owner who wants total focus and massive success, run, don't walk, and get this book!"
―Stephanie Frank, author, The Accidental Millionaire
"The Power of an Hour is a mighty powerful way to sort out your financesby first sorting out yourself!"
―Mark Joyner, #1 bestselling author, The Irresistible Offer
"The disease of the twenty-first century, no matter who you are or what you do,is Time Deficit Disorder. Dave Lakhani offers a brilliant solution in this book.Get it and take the cure―you'll be surprised how much better you feel!"
―David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780471780939
- ISBN-13 : 978-0471780939
- Product Dimensions : 6.42 x 0.83 x 9.15 inches
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st Edition (May 19, 2006)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0471780936
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,411,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dave has a fascinating background with his cult upbringing and LIVING in an uber persuasive environment.
When you take ONE HOUR AT TIME perspective on not only your TIME MANAGEMENT but on your TIME PRODUCTIVITY you will find Dave's book highly beneficial for your business as well as your personal life.
I first read his Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want in the Autumn of 2007.
A girlfriend lent me her copy of PoH and I have to say as a Dating and Relationship Expert that Lakhani's Chapter 4 on RELATIONSHIPS, The Law of Association, and evaluating with whom we invest the precious TIME of our lives is spot on. While initially a friend lent me their own copy for my first read of PoH, really, I did have to go grab my own copy of Lakhani's great book on productivity to have in my OWN library.
Whether you are looking to be more productive with you sales job, your business, or your business and romantic relationships, you will want to pick up PoH for you and your team and implement them for life success.
"Power of an Hour" is a straightforward book that is compellingly readable. The book starts with the premise of "fearsome focus," which involves focusing on task for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for free time (answering emails, phone calls, restroom breaks, etc.) Lakhani draws from his background in martial arts, NLP, and being an undercover narcotics agent. Yes, it's a real treat learning firsthand from this multi-talented "insider" who has "been there, done that" and now lays it all on the table for you. By reading this book, you'll learn techniques and strategies to become self-disciplined, tune out distractions, and get the most out of your day.
Written primarily for brick-and-mortar businesses (owners, employees and managers) this book doesn't say much about Internet marketers, but with a little thought and reflection, you can easily apply Lakhani's principles to your online business.
Occasionally, Lakhani cuts back and shows his playful, fun-loving side. The author takes mental vacations by visualizing himself scuba diving, for instance. Lakhani also mentions his wife's "special look." One look, says Lakhani, and he instantly knows that Stephanie loves him, without saying a word. (Is that cool, or what?)
Perhaps the book's most entertaining chapter deals with "Envisioneering," or imagining something so clearly that you manifest it. Lakhani's concept is so electrically charged and secret-esque that it sizzles. Anyone in possession of Rhonda Byrne's book (or dvd) needs to read this chapter instead. But be prepared, you'll need a cold shower after reading it!
Another excellent chapter deals with reinventing yourself, and how to prepare yourself for this change. Lakhani explains why "fake it until you make it" doesn't work, neither does "Sink or Swim." In each case, the real answer is to believe that change is possible, take stock of your current skills, assess what you need to learn, and take action. Want to know more? Get yourself a copy of this book.
Seriously, Lakhani's "Power of an Hour" is a page-turner from start to finish. My favorite chapters were ch.15-19 which "bring down the house" and get you all fired up and ready to make changes, without overwhelm or procrastination. The powerhouse tips and techniques from Lakhani's friend, MSG Dennis Stockwell, add even more spark and sizzle. Overall, "Power of an Hour" may be just what you need to supercharge your business, personal life and finances.
That being said, this book is not for everyone. In some ways, this is a difficult book. The exercises that Dave leads you through are thorough and and you will end up asking yourself some hard questions. Fortunately, you only have to tackle it an hour at a time. Dave doesn't do things half-way; his attitude seems to be "Why wouldn't you want to be the best in whatever you do?" The man is ferocious.
In that regard, I think this book is brutal and will weed out all but the people most determined to get their businesses and their lives to a level of excellence. And maybe that is okay. Too many people are happy comparing themselves favorably to mediocre competition. Let the slackers read the feel-good, warm-fuzzy books. This book is designed for people who work on a level of excellence and demand more from themselves and their lives.
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