When Robert James’s 11-year-old daughter experienced a life-threatening heart problem, his life turned upside down. Robert was building a hugely successful multi-million-dollar franchise business, but in a single instant, when his daughter collapsed, he knew what was really important. Since his daughter’s recovery Robert helps other business owners take control so they can weather life’s storms and spend more time with the people they love. In Balance, Robert shares the highs and lows of his journey, and uses his experience to show how you can have both a great business and a strong family life.
This book will help you:
• achieve the right work and family balance to help fast track your business growth
• figure out what’s really important in your life
• make good long-term decisions – and stick to them
• avoid common traps for business owners
• discover what’s holding you back and how to break your bad habits
• build and manage your team, including family members who work in your business
• implement systems in the business to keep things going if something unforeseen happens.
If you often feel overwhelmed by your business or want to avoid becoming so, you need Balance.
Do you find it difficult to get away from your business to spend time with your family?
Do you want to expand your business while ensuring it doesn’t take over your life?
Do you need to find more balance?
|Publisher:||Michael Hanrahan Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Robert is also devoted Dad to five cool kids Hayden, Cameron, Nadine, Rohan and Luke. He has been their main caregiver for nearly 20 years. Robert truly lives and breathes the belief that "your business should work for your family!"
Table of Contents
Introduction: Chasing the dream 1
PART I: THE TIME IS NOW
Chapter 1: Don’t wait until life rocks you to look for balance 7
Chapter 2: How balancing family and business can fast-track your business growth 15
Chapter 3: How to avoid common traps for new players 23
Chapter 4: Breaking old habits 27
Chapter 5: Are you a workaholic or just too scared to stop? 35
Chapter 6: Making the definite decision 41
PART II: CREATING A GAME PLAN
Chapter 7: How to survive the journey 49
Chapter 8: The importance of self-awareness 57
Chapter 9: Keeping your balance in an unbalanced world 61
Chapter 10: The GPS system for your business 67
Chapter 11: How to savour the journey 73
PART III: BUILDING YOUR PRO TEAM
Chapter 12: Common problems when building a team 81
Chapter 13: The importance of defining roles in a family business 95
Chapter 14: Building your force fields 101
Chapter 15: Developing your Pro Team 105
PART IV: MAKING IT HAPPEN
Chapter 16: Walking the talk 113
Chapter 17: Sticking to the program 119
Chapter 18: Implementing the plan 125
Chapter 19: Surviving life’s storms 133
Chapter 20: Riding the wave when things really go to plan 139
Chapter 21: Swimming with sharks while fighting your demons 145
Chapter 22: It’s your business, your journey and your family 153