My friend, Hispanophile and regular visitor to Spain, James McBrearty, is also a qualified pilot and a tax specialist who built his company, taxhelp.uk.com, from a startup business in 2006 to the thriving and established business it is today.
James, who has written a brand new book called Chocks Away: Achieving Freedom from the 9 to 5, says:
“In 2008 my business started to take off when I both joined BNI and entered into the world of online networking. Effective networking has made such a massive difference to my company that I wanted to share my experiences with others. I achieved more in six months through the combination of BNI and social networking than in the whole first two years of self employment, struggling to find things out myself. Joining networking groups has been one of the best decisions I ever made.”
With Chocks Away, James outlines strategic ways in which people can immunize themselves from the threat of company cutbacks and redundancy by taking control of their own life, starting their own business from scratch, and setting their own goals and achieving them. The book mentions BNI extensively and there is even an entire chapter devoted to telling the story of James’ journey with BNI and how it has helped him in both his business and his personal life.
Chocks Away has already earned rave reviews from both BNI’s Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, and Academy Founder, Penny Power:
“James McBrearty, through sharing his own experiences and knowledge, provides an invaluable guide to business owners worldwide. Businesses, like aircraft, can experience times of turbulence; Chocks Away Achieving Freedom from the 9 to 5 will show you how to help your business takeoff, expertly navigate through economic fluctuations and changes in the global business climate, and land safely at the destination you planned for—instead of ending up somewhere else!”—Dr. Ivan Misner
“In a world where people feel the pressure to move online, it is easy to simply focus on the available tools and forget about the relationship and branding aspects. It is also easy to think that if you go online then you are leaving the offline. In James’ amazing book, he acts as your guide and coach, showing you how the combination of BNI, Ecademy and Twitter helps you become a strong magnet online and offline for others. I believe James is one of the few people who have understood the transition and the merging of these worlds and I admire him enormously as a man, as a business man, and now as your ‘coach’.”—Penny Power
Plain and simple, if you want to take control of your life and allow your business to really take off, this is the book for you.
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