Gifts for you.
A must-read book for each area of your business.
Grow your wealth.
A Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins is my favorite money management book for those who are debt free. But, for anyone carrying debt, Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover is foundational! Ramsey gives a very simple path toward minimizing that burden. It certainly helped me. Ramsey’s book will help you pay off debts while creating and building a cash emergency fund.
Once you are out of debt it is certainly worth returning to A Simple Path to Wealth. Being self-employed means many photographers don’t have access to a company 401k so we’re left wondering what to do. A Simple Path to Wealth will help you create wealth from your own paycheck. JL Collins has a simple but important mantra: “Spend less than you earn. Invest the rest. Avoid debt at all costs.”
Wow your couples.
Chip Heath & Dan Heath do an incredible job on challenging you to look at every part of your client interactions. The authors suggest that every single consumer enters a business transaction expecting a certain “script.” It’s the business owner’s job to turn the situation into something pleasantly surprising instead of the typical mundane. Turning these transactions into an experience will make you memorable and have your clients raving about you. Soon you’ll be “filling the valleys” and “elevating the peaks” in order to create unforgettable experiences for your clients!