Will Roney

Book Review – Do it or Ditch it! by Bev James

In Non-Fiction Writing on November 30, 2011 at 11:14

How many ideas do you have every day? One, Two? or more than that? And how many actually become things that you get around to doing anything about? I suspect that most new business ideas stay in the head of the entrepreneur who thought of them, never to be unleashed on the marketplace.

This idea generation is not a bad thing, but it can be wasteful. After all if you’re thinking about the next possible grand leap for your business, you’re not thinking about the here and now which might be just as productive. What is needed is a way to spring clean your mind and focus on the activities that are going to make a tangible difference.

Although the focus that readers will infer from this book is one of economics and of business, the concepts provided will work in any area of life where indecision is rife. The important thing is getting into the mindset of making a worthwhile decision that will help you.

The value in this book is its interactive nature. There are sheets that have to be filled in that will hopefully disgorge a plan of action, or in comparison, a certainty that your idea was never going to work. This book is more of a workbook than a typical business book. This is to Bev James’s credit. The whole focus on the book is to energise the reader into doing the stuff that is worth doing, and ditching the stuff that will only distract you.

Do it or Ditch it, is a call to arms for the post-recession world. There are many things that you can do, but the important thing is to find that thing that you know you can do. Only this will enable us all to be successful and to benefit from our decisions.

With its red, black and white branding, this is a book that wants to be noticed. There is no danger of ignoring its content as well. Bev James has written a book to clear the cobwebs out of your brain, to allow you to concentrate on the things that you are actually going to get around to do.

This book review was originally published on Family Friendly Working, a site packed with advice on flexible work for mums and dads. Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, click through and buy the book HERE!


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