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Treat Me Like a Customer: Using Lessons from Work to Succeed in Life Hardcover – December 26, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend it to any business person, family member of a business person, or friend of a business person (This list probably covers most anyone reading this review). The book does a great job tying together key elements around family and balance with career success. Many of these elements one may have considered, seen, and/or discussed with loved ones at varying times. However, the author has brought all these key elements together in one easy, fun read. He also challenges readers to be as successful at home as they are in their careers.
Looking at our families as we would our most important customers should be common sense and second nature to us. Instead, for most of us it is a foreign concept. I encourage everyone to read this book and follow the suggestions that apply to your life. It will make a significantly positive impact on you. It already has for me!
The author of this book reminds us of what is really important. In doing so, he also presents various tests to see how you stack up and suggestions on how to bridge the gap between your perceived priorities and your actual priorities.
I noticed that some of the other reviews also mentioned that the author refers to Christianity throughout the book. I had no problem with the religious component, but I felt that someone from another faith may be put off by the perspective. I don't believe this perspective added much to the overall message and my recommendation would be to remove it from future editions to broaden the target audience.
Overall the advice presented here is not groundbreaking, but sometimes you need a book like this to put it all in perspective. I found this book to be very similar to what you might expect to have covered in a motivational seminar about work/life balance. Although at this price it's a much cheaper alternative.
It's a quick read at just over 200 pages and I would recommend this to anyone whose work/life balance may need some restructuring.
********* I received this product for free as part of the Amazon.com Vine program. Nonetheless, I review the product in the same manner as I would if I had purchased it myself. *********
It's easy to take your wife and children for granted, which you'd never think of doing to a customer. So the author advises to treat your family like you would a customer.
He explores the application of business plans, SWOT analyses, branding, integrity, and communication to family life. All in all, a great idea.
The book gets a little wordy at parts. How many times do you need to write "turn your cell phone off around your wife"? And the last couple chapters read like the author was trying to fill up pages with repetition and stories. But overall, it's a good book and I recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent read if you want to sharpen your interpersonal and communication skills!Published 19 months ago by CLC Reader
I just finished reading Treat Me Like a Customer and I can't believe I didn't read it before now. As a young entrepreneur that is also married to an entrepreneur, I learned some... Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Sean
A quick read which clearly highlghts why we need to treat everyone we meet like a customer. There is no reason to treat your family less.Published on August 12, 2013 by Steve S
After 19 years of marriage and 4 children, I strive daily to become the best husband, father, businessman and friend and mentor I can possibly be. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by kjlconsults
Treat Me Like a Customer has helped me to reevaluate the way that I respond to needs of my family. By framing my interaction with family members by using the metaphor of customer... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Peter
As a single business woman with no children, I found Treat Me Like a Customer to not only be a fascinating comparison of family to customers, but also excellent lessons in business... Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by Etiquette Lady
We are all driven to be successful at work, but what about at home? Do we strive for the same success with the ones we love the most? Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Tara Johnson
I recommend this book for any married business professional that strives to be successful in business and has experienced success. Read morePublished on October 27, 2010 by Jon Woodham
Louis Upkins' text "Treat Me Like A Customer: Using Lessons From Work To Succeed In Life" is a well intentioned guide to reconnect you with those you love and most important, to... Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Guerrilla Reader