A fast read-and an inspirational one: Australian serial entrepreneur and author (Happiness Is, 2009) Messenger tells it like it is, offering a path to success that involves not only hard work but also guts and no small amount of determination. And she inspires by simply telling her own story, following a bare-bones outline of 10 actions. From "believe in yourself" (sound familiar?) to "do good," Messenger peppers every overpromoted cliche with real stories. Like the time she dreamed about starting a publishing empire while atop a Marrakesh roof. Or how she overcame the fear of public speaking. Even her brand tips-connections are king; secure all your names as fast as you can-have relevance in today's insanely busy work world. And it all ends with this: "Make money so you can make a difference." Simple advice, well-put. -- Barbara Jacobs - Booklist online Full of stirring wisdom that's particuarly relevant to entrepreneurs but also to anyone chasing success * Publisher's Weekly *
'Daring and Disruptive' is an insightful and soulful account of the entrepreneur's roller-coaster ride for those who want to succeed almost as much as they want to breathe... who want to make the impossible possible and the ordinary extraordinary.
After decades of success in multiple industries, Lisa Messenger blends her personal stories with the important business lessons she has learned along the way, from why money is not the only currency to how to fail well.
Lisa gives readers a valuable insight into her world, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, seasoned game changer or a corporate ladder-climber dreaming of creating your own gig or making positive change from the inside. This book will help you dig deep, stay on purpose, back yourself, be true to your ideas, and ensure that if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack.
Your life is your message to the world. So embrace the journey and live it out loud.
"Business anarchy for fun and profit - not for the short of breath, weak of spine or faint of heart. Put on clean underwear and turn to page one." - Bradley Trevor Grieve AM, New York Times Bestselling Author