Saturday, May 15, 2010

Knockout Entrepreneur by George Foreman

Building a business. Venturing out. Striving for more.

These are all themes found in the Knockout Entrepreneur.

This book is an autobiographical look at building a business and a better life through perseverance in difficult situations. It is a motivational push to pursue entrepreneurial ventures against the odds. In his personal writing style, Foreman, with Ken Abraham, presents the reader with a host of tips and advice for overcoming defeat or moments of indecision. "Successful people, however, realize that rejection means that you move on to the next opportunity." Overall this book is a challenge to become a stronger person when life presents new heights to be gained.

While encouragement is always refreshing, this book may rank a bit higher for those who have an interest in boxing as Foreman often refers to his own life and the lessons he has learned along the way. I found the material to be a bit more focused on Foreman's history than I had originally hoped when I got the book. Certainly we can all learn from the lives of others, but this didn't quite suit me personally. The book is one of Thomas Nelson's Nelson FREE books which means you are really buying 3 books in one- hard copy, ebook, and audio. This might not be a top rating book on my shelves, but the exposure to the Nelson FREE material is certainly incentive to pursue more of their books in that program.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Let's Play "Spot the Difference"

I had hoped to post images of the second remodel before now, but life is moving along at break-neck speed currently. So amidst blood, sweat and tears the second bathroom remodel was completed. We are thrilled with the results!
You may not initially see a huge difference in the photos, but look closely. You will find that we changed out horrible looking linoleum with tile, the trim is now white with bead-board, and while you can't see the change from the first photo, the cabinet has been painted white with a new counter-top, sink and faucet installed. (Bead-board is a pain to paint, but has a glamorous aesthetic =)
And, voila, we have brought our bathroom to the 2010's! It is such a refreshing change we do wish we would have taken the time to do it sooner. Ah, but that is how all household projects go, especially when one is seeking to make it look as appealing to a buyers market as possible.
On to the next project- fresh coat of paint in the laundry room...