Here are some books that Outsourcing Angel highly recommends to you.
We have personally read these books, and found their teachings very insightful and were able to utilize them in our business and services. Each one of these books has really transformed our business and inspired us to make necessary changes in order to do better and achieve more.
Your One Word: The Powerful Secret To Creating A Business And Life That Matter By Evan Carmichael
Your One Word is a book that is jammed pack with useful insights and great messages on how you as an individual can improve everything you do and your business through understanding your values and beliefs. By actually discovering the values we stood by and believed in, we were able to successfully rebrand Outsourcing Angel. Through discovering our one word, LOVE, we were able to differentiate ourselves from other companies.
At OA, we show love in everything that we do, our one word truly reflects us as a business. This book will help you uncover that one word, that will surely transform your business just like it did for us.
Carmichael is the founder of Evan Carmichael Communications Group, which specializes in coaching and social media strategy for entrepreneurs.
Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time
By Leila Janah
Leila Janah, author of this Give Work book, shares the same philosophy as Outsourcing Angel. Both her and us, beieve that by giving online work opportunities to talented people living in developing countries, we can help reduce proverty around the world. Give work will challenge you to rethink about how you do business. It encourages us all to not only create a successful business but one that ares about social impact as well. She also shares her challenges and advice about her journey in building 2 multi-million dollar businesses, one that is a non-profit and one that is for-profit. This book will really shift your mindset about what it’s like to have a fulfilling business and life.
The E Myth Revisited Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
By Michael E Gerber
Michael E Gerber, breaks down the concept to why many businesses fail. Usually people start their own business because they are good at or are passionate about the technical aspect of the business. However, not understanding or not being good at the other business aspects will result in serious management issues.
The E Myth, has helped Outsourcing Angel understand the importance of not making our company people dependent but systems dependent, where tasks should require minimum skills with high productivity. At OA, we operate with a good set of systems and processes to ensure that all tasks and jobs are managed properly and productivity levels are high.
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
By John Warrillow
In this book, John Warrillow explores the concept of how entrepreneurs make this mistake of creating a business that is very dependant and relies heavily on them. When it comes to selling their business, although it may be profitable many buyers are afraid that the business can not operate successfully on its own.
After reading this book, it made us understand the importance of how to start the process of productising your business for sale. Though that doesn’t mean you have to sell your business, it just means you should operate and manage it in a way that even when you’re not around it will function just fine.
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
By Timothy Ferriss
Timothy Ferriss, explores the possibilities of reconstructing your life through the way you work. The book breaks down concepts of how outsourcing your business can really lead a positive impact on your life, allowing you to do more of what you love but still making a decent income.
At Outsourcing Angel, we truly believe that you can work less as a business owner and entrepreneur through working with the right virtual assistant or team, done correctly your business will continue to expand and make profit even when you’re putting less hours in. With the cost being significantly lower than hiring someone locally to do the role or certain tasks, the future of your business growth is here.