How the Homeschool Mompreneur Business Book Club works
If you're like me, you do sometimes get those business books read. I usually listen to them while I mow the lawn, walk, or drive. And, I think, "Ooo, what a great idea! I need to do that."
But, since I'm not in a position to write it down, I forget about it, and it never gets implemented.
I need accountability. And, I'm thinking you do, too!
Each month we will all read/listen to the same business book.
Week 1: Read first half of book and choose a task you'd like to implement.
Week 2: Implement that task/strategy, share with the group, and get feedback.
Week 3: Read the second half of the book and choose a second task you'd like to implement.
Week 4: Implement that second task/strategy, share with the group, and get feedback.
Then, the next month, we'll all read/listen to the next business book and do the same as above.
Why This Will Work:
- We'll have accountability to get our book read.
- We'll have accountability and feedback to get our tasks implemented.
- Our businesses and/or lives will function better and grow!
Who This is For:
Narrowly, it's for homeschool moms who own their own businesses--any kind of business! But, we can easily extend it to mompreneurs who don't homeschool. Also, you don't have to be a Christian, but I am, and will not be hesitating to share Scripture when applicable, to pray for us, and to encourage God-honoring conversations, etc. The books we read will not all be written by Christians, though.
The Books for 2023:
Read the book, listen to it, or do both at the same time! It's up to you.
January~ Winning the Week: How to Plan a Successful Week, Every Week by Demir Bentley
February~ Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
March~ Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
April~ Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalo
May~ The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
June~ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
July~ Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
August~ Do the Hard Things First: How to Win Over Procrastination and Master the Habit of Doing Difficult Work by Scott Allan
September~ Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff
October~ Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (recommended by Sarita Harbour)
November~ Chillpreneuer: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms by Denise Duffield-Thomas
December~ Juliet's School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities by Laura Vanderkam
How Does "Implementation Week" Work (Weeks 2 and 4 of every month)?
Everything will be done right here in Teachable. We'll have a comment thread where each of us will check in and tell what task we're implementing that week. The task can be very simple such as buying a journal and journaling for 5 minutes every morning for the entire week (idea from The Miracle Morning) or creating an email signature to use as a form letter email that answers your most common customer service question (idea from Free to Focus). If you're doing something like updating copy from one of your sales pages, you can post your ideas here in the group to get feedback from others (idea from Building a StoryBrand).
- Everything shared in the group stays in the group. Do not share anyone's ideas or plans outside of our group.
- Participate in the bi-weekly implementation and feedback threads.
- Kindness reigns.
- Give as much as you take.
- No profanity.
- Have fun and grow!
Get locked into the low monthly or yearly price now. You can cancel at any time. The membership will remain open all the time, so if there is a book one month you aren't interested in, feel free to cancel and join back in at a later month where there is a book you'd like to read. If the price has increased, you'll need to join at the new rate, though.
"My highlighter is getting a workout with this book, like the prior one. And I'm excited to see how implementing these ideas, even just in my emails, helps my audience."
Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, and music appreciation for elementary through high school. But, her favorite music teaching experience has been as musical director for stage musicals such as Seussical, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. It is Gena's desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools!
"I created an ideal day template after finishing the book."
"I really love the author's emphasis on needing rest in order to be more productive. I am so busy trying to build a business that I spend my early mornings, evenings and weekends learning/doing things for that and homeschooling during the day. I am working on the ideal day and putting time in there where I am not allowed to even think about the business."
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