Friday, June 23, 2017

The Four "A's" of Being a Great Micropreneur [Abbott ePublishing]

Entrepreneurship is the way our economy grows, and becoming a "micropreneur" and running a small, one- or two-person business is the way many companies begin.

But how do you know that you are you cut out for a certain business? Before you launch your micro-business, you need to consider many factors. Among them are these five key factors that can help determine whether you can effectively do the job you’re considering:

Aptitude - Are you suited to this job? Do you have what it takes? This is no small matter. If you aren’t a good “fit” for a job, you’ll regret it, probably right away - hopefully. It would be a shame to discover, months or years into a job that you simply aren’t “cut out” for a job. Questions to ask yourself: Do I have the right skills for this job? If not, can I develop them? What are my best skills? Do they match THIS particular job?

Attitude - Are you willing to put your all into the job? Will you feel great about going to work (even if "going" to work means going to a spare bedroom)? If you can’t approach the job with a good attitude, you shouldn't be doing it. Questions to ask yourself include: Do I feel good about doing this kind of work? Is this a “dream” job? Do I think it can it become a huge success, over time? Can I get up every morning "psyched" about this job?

Ambition - Do you want to achieve something great with this job? That’s an important, but often overlooked, question that few ask when considering a job or a new career. Ambition means more than wanting to dominate your field and be the pre-eminent practitioner of your career - but wanting to do that is a start! Ask yourself: Can I become the best in this field? Will I be able to earn the respect of my peers in this field?

Action Plan - Once you know what kind of business you’re going to pursue, having a plan is really the first step along the journey to success. If you start out without at least a basic roadmap, how will you know where you’re going? What goals can you reach without a plan? The likely answer to that question is “none.” If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. Even a short, one-page “mini” business plan, outlining factors such as your mission statement, your plans for financing, a marketing strategy and short-term goals can help you from veering off-course. Ask yourself: What do I want to be earning in six months, a year, and two years? Who are my customers going to be? How much will I charge for my products and services?

If you  think you have what it takes to start a business, check out 40 Ways to Make a Fortune With Microbusinesses, an eBook exclusively from Abbott ePublishing.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

NEW eBook: Jesus Calls Us To A Life Of Good Works [Abbott ePublishing]

Abbott ePublishing is proud to announce the first-time publication of Jesus Calls Us To A Life Of Good Works, by Stephen Abbott, written for The Jesus Followers.

Joining our growing line-up of original religion-related eBook publications, this sure-to-be influential eBook goes back to the source of the Christian Faith, Jesus, and seeks to explore what he actually said about Good Works - as opposed to what men since then have preached and taught about it.

"Jesus Calls Us To A Life Of Good Works" dares to focus on Jesus' own revolutionary and challenging words, which actually call us to a rich, joyful life of Good Works, which serve others, show God's love to the world, and are the basis for God's judgment of us in relation to our eternal lives.

This eBook will challenge the traditional understanding of how "Good Works" is taught from the world's Christian pulpits, urging us to take Jesus' words as seriously as he calls us to take them: as words that will not pass away.

Excerpts from the book:
"These teachings of his must never be diminished, belittled, or explained away, because they hold the power of our salvation from sin within them. But Jesus didn't just teach, or give commands, but he gave us an example that he said we could follow. Jesus lived, taught and died as a pure moral example, that we should follow him."
"Jesus challenges us to be better than we are, not remain exactly as we were before we met him. The act of following Jesus is meant to transform us into human beings who more closely resemble this God-chosen pattern for our lives. We are to be BORN AGAIN in service and obedience to God, with the example of God's chosen exemplar always before our eyes. (John 3:3)"

Offered exclusively and for the first time from Abbott ePublishing, you can explore this deep, spiritually satisfying eBook (.PDF format, immediate download upon payment) for the introductory price of just US$1.99.

For more information, and to purchase, visit Abbott ePublishing online!

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The Jesus Followers plan to launch a revolutionary Church dedicated to the revolutionary, relevant, timeless teachings of Jesus. Learn more at thejesusfollowers.org.