Manage it Better So You'll Enjoy It More
I can’t tell you how much I love spending time with a great book. There’s just nothing like it. At the very least, a great book is entertaining. At best, a great book can challenge, inspire, and motivate you to implement changes in your life. Changes that can affect your future, encourage positive changes and bring your dreams well within reach.
Now, that’s a book worth spending time with.
I was recently sent such a book to review and it’s my pleasure to do so today. The book is Life Is a Business! Manage It Better So You’ll Enjoy It More by Charles E. Cox, Jr. and it is a fascinating read from cover to cover.
There’s a difference between learning something and being taught something. – Eddie Hutchins
The Fortune 500 Life is achieved by recognizing that every step needed to build a successful personal life emulates every step CEOs take to build a successful business—you simply need to learn what they are and how to apply them. And that’s exactly what the upcoming book “Life Is A Business! Manage It Better So You’ll Enjoy It More” is designed to do.
Authored by Charles E. Cox, Jr., “Life Is A Business! Manage It Better So You’ll Enjoy It More” is the first in “The Fortune 500 Life” book series. Demonstrating parallels between running a successful business and managing a successful life, this book profiles current Fortune 500 companies to showcase nine key principles that relate to and impact your personal life.
Considered a “Life Improvement” book, Life is a Business! is designed to appeal to everyday working class people who often struggle to manage their personal lives. These struggles can be overcome when recognizing that “life is a business” – life and business challenges are strikingly similar and nearly every life decision is a business decision.
About the Author:
Charles E. Cox, Jr. Is a native of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He is an author, speaker, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping people of all ages and race find their inner strength through financial stability, entrepreneurism and overall financial literacy. Charles believes that the combination of a solid education with a deep understanding and respect for the monetary impacts on life will help all people on their journey to prosperity. Charles’ entrepreneurial spirit has led him to spend the last fifteen years of his career seeking challenging opportunities in real estate investment and sales, development and venture capitalism. Charles has also managed careers in construction, as a licensed general contractor and electrician in the state of Minnesota. – From Life is a Business
In Life is a Business, Charles E. Cox, Jr. lays out 9 Key Principles to a Prosperous Life
- Vision/Mission. Create a clear vision of what you want for your life.
- Sustainable Growth and Education. Keep strong, steady growth and a commitment to education at the forefront of your vision. You can improve your education getting a MBA online.
- Financial Literacy & Stability. Commit to an ongoing quest to obtain and understand the truth about your finances so you can stabilize your financial health.
- Health & Wellness. Maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
- Stress Pressure & Change. Prepare for inevitable stress, pressure, and change so you can better manage your way through them.
- Stewardship/Philanthropy. Serve your community to build a sense of community.
- Vacations. Plan and take vacations with your family.
- Marriage. Enter marriage with the same caution and consideration as you would a business merger.
- Personal Image (Reputation). Build an honorable personal and professional reputation.
These 9 principles are “fleshed out” through the fast-paced book. Each principle includes what I’d call a “Call to Action” by the author, turning the book into an interactive journey which self help fanatics like me LOVE. I also loved the wonderful inspirational quotes sprinkled (very effectively) throughout the book. The quotes, the illustrations, and the fascinating comparisons between life and business make this a book that’s honestly hard to put down.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series – the first one kicked things off beautifully and has left me wanting to hear what Mr. Cox has to say next!
I hope you’ll visit the Life is a Business website and learn more about Charles E. Cox. He’s the sort of person who will leave a lasting impression, and a wonderful one, at that.