The book Work Less Make More by James Schramko is a wakeup call to any of us caught in a job or business that may appear to be going well, but in truth is preventing us from living a free and fulfilling life.
Through his personal story the author explains how it’s possible for anyone, with the right attitude, to follow in his footsteps and build a multimillion dollar business while still having time for doing the things they enjoy.
This book does not contain motivational fluff. Each chapter sets out practical strategies for building a business while avoiding the traps of work-overload, time-poverty and burnout. The information is organised well and straight-to-the-point. The summary of “Action items“at the end of each chapter makes the author’s advice easy to review and implement.
It would be good if there was more in-depth discussion of some points. However I guess that’s not the purpose for which this book was written. It’s clear that this is not meant to be another how-to book offering "good ideas" and academic theory. Rather I see it as a guidebook or blueprint (of sorts) that shows us how to build a successful business AND lifestyle, based on the author’s real life experience.
If you are running your own business or would like to be, you probably need this book.
Just awesome practical advice and strategies that I have already been able to implement in my business and personal life - I love the way James uses stories from experience and is able to break the complex down to simple easy to use tactics and strategies. Sometimes ive found myself being completely overwhelmed running a business, wearing 1000 different hats, raising a family and trying to take on every opportunity or shiny object that comes my way. Through James teachings in this book and superfastbusiness Ive learnt simpler and a focus on only the most important right things is much better. Ive also been able to implement with my staff, helping them become much more effective which means everyone wins.
For someone who is a slow reader and does not like long words I found this book really easy to read and understand. James presented simple actionable content that can be put into action now in your life and business. I have had the honor of working with some of the best marketing minds on the planet from the man that did the marketing for Steve Jobs for Apple and Pixar to the celebrity internet marketers that you see in your Facebook newsfeed. James is part of a very small group of people who I listen to and respect because he understands that money is not lifestyle and that relationships and stress free workload is more important at the end of the day. This book can help your workload, your relationships and your income.
The introduction in this book alone is worth much more than you'll pay for the entire book. Work less, Make More makes you stop and question the ultimate reason you run your business. With the use of interesting stories and anecdotes, James will make you rethink not only the way you go about business, but your entire life. Easy to read, highly practical, one to pass on to friends after you're done.