Hot Chocolate and a Good Book – Burn the Business Plan

Hot Chocolate and a Good Book – Burn the Business Plan

It is interesting today that everyone is considered an expert. We have a culture where you can youtube anything and get someone’s opinion on how something should be done and the steps to do it. This is a wonderful and extraordinary thing because information is readily available. I believe this book is for the person that has fallen through the cracks who has not heard the “how” and that life truly is very much a possibility for them.
Burn the Business Plan is for you the unconventional, the nonconformist, the pioneer who like me, sees thing in a brilliant shade of rose. Not because you are a pollyanna, but because you know there has to be something better.

Sitting in a lunch meeting, it struck me that I was a bit sad. A small sense of melancholy had begun to seep yet again into my heart, yet I said a silent prayer to the Creator and felt encouraged.

It is funny how goodness can fall into your lap if you allow it. There has been many blessings that have fallen into my lap recently following a bit of discouragement.

I am learning and will continue to be a student. Take heart my friend. This is an ongoing race and one that you can decide to continuously win and again step up and win. No matter whether you are a Millennial or a Baby Boomer. Again take heart my friend.

This particular blessing that fell upon me was a book “given” to by one of the contributors of the book. The book is called Burn the Business Plan by Carl K. Schramm and it provides a realistic and practical look at business—examining commonly held beliefs that may have been a burden to you who have not (yet) fulfilled your goals. I will not go into too much detail as the statistics he provides should be read by you for yourself. I will say that Mr. Schramm, having run the Kaufmann foundation for 10 years and being a successful entrepreneur in his own right,  has worked with and interviewed  many entrepreneurs to find out the real story of start up and their successes. It is very different from what you may think.

No, this is not for affiliate sales…just from one reader to another! God bless :

Hot Chocolate and a Book – The Power of Positive Thinking

Hot Chocolate and a Book – The Power of Positive Thinking

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For me one of the most simple, yet profound books that has touched my heart has been The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I first ‘found’ and read the classic book when I was at a low point separated from my husband (we have since remarried) and unemployed. My weight had crept up and i was living with my Aunt and Uncle trying to find a job, any job.

Sitting here, reliving a bit of that pain and uncertainty…well. God is Good. I believe He found me where I was that day.

At the time, the library and brick and mortar bookstores were my solace. (I miss having a Barnes and Noble every five miles.) There, I would sit for hours sending out my resume and reading anything I could to encourage myself. It was a horrible winter that year in Maryland and feeling incredibly alone and like a big loser, I stumbled upon this book, which I read completely in a night. I continued to read and re-read the book! It has been a treasure to my life.

The principles are simple –have an simple trust in our Lord and believe He can and will help you. So simple, yet no other book has quite touched me the way Mr. Peale’s book has.

Today, we get a lot of flack from pop culture and the media about mere ‘positive thinking’. Yet in this case the positive thinking is wholly placing your faith in the goodness of Jesus Christ. Simply believe that things will go well with you and the Lord is your advocate.  To admit that to you and say I have struggled with this concept as I question everything, I would sit for hours considering Mr. Peale’s ‘theories.’ Yet, I had no option, I was in a dark place and had to get out. The pain I felt during that time was almost unbearable, not to mention embarrassing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column][/vc_row]