BOOK OVERVIEW: Redesign Your 9-to-5
If you have ever thought of launching your own business either as a side gig or as a full-time passion, forever changing how your 9-to-5 looks, then this book is for you. In Redesign Your 9-to-5, you get advice from 50 of the world’s most ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs. They tell of how they made the decision to put up the “open” signs to their physical or virtual shops, and they detail for you both the challenges and successes associated with being your own boss. Can it be scary? Absolutely! Is it worth it? Without a doubt! In these pages, you will read chapters written by go-getters who have businesses in areas such as software, marketing, coaching, hospitality and tourism, event planning, chiropractic medicine, martial arts, radio broadcasting, professional organizing, trade show consulting, naturopathic medicine, and many more. Each business owner and entrepreneur, including Wendy Coulter, CEO of Hummingbird, gives you a glimpse into the real world of business ownership, mistakes to avoid, lessons learned, and a piece of advice that speaks directly to the aspiring business owner or entrepreneur—something they wish they had known prior to making the bold move to redesign their 9-to-5.
Wendy Coulter, Hummingbird CEO, is a Featured Author of Redesign Your 9-to-5
Based on her personal story of business trials and tribulations, Hummingbird founder, Wendy Coulter, provides a chapter for Redesign Your 9 to 5 around the children's story, The Little Engine That Could. From starting a business at age 24 in an industry she had never worked in, overcoming serious financial problems, and taking a lot of discouragement from close mentors, to managing through human resource nightmares, pursuing a business partnership after 20 years, and landing in a true place of joy and confidence after 25 years, Wendy stresses the importance of perseverance to the success of any business.
"I've made it through these challenges because I am determined to always be the Little Blue Engine... I've had to continuously adapt in order to overcome, but most of all, I never gave up!"
~ Wendy Coulter