When chaos rules the day, co-founder of Team Rubicon, Jake Wood, suggests people Take Command to become a first responder in business. Read more in this review.
Even though the World Wide Web has been around for decades, it's still a wild, wild world out there. The web is full of unknown territory and entrepreneurs never know what lies ahead.
The year 2014 was a lesson to all who had ventured into the web. It was a year filled with chaos and ever-happening changes. Small business owners, artists and independent writers all found themselves in a period of uncertainty as their search engine rankings fell through the floor.
Finding a Way to Take Command
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Personally, this was a difficult book for me to read. Wood takes examples from his experience in combat and relief efforts to make his points. I found myself becoming distracted during his tales of Marine Corps sniper school, tours in Afghanistan and tornado cleanups.
It was hard to find those places where the personal storytelling stopped and the business advice began. I became frustrated and put the book down. I wasn't becoming any closer to finding a way to deal with the constant changes that occur on the web.
The second time I picked up the book, I used a different approach. This time, I read the Mission Briefs at the end of each chapter before reading anything else. After reading a Mission Brief, I searched the chapter to read more about the points that were of interest.
Lessons Learned from Take Command
The most important lesson I learned by reading Take Command by Jake Wood is that to be a good leader in a chaotic world, you must believe in yourself and trust your instincts. Everything else seems to fall into place when confidence rules over chaos.
Here are some other great lessons learned from the trenches of upheaval and disaster:
- Build a level of trust you'd go to battle with. Trust comes from preparation, common goals and sacrifice.
- Change your perspective. When you don't know what to do or which direction to choose, look at your problem from a different viewpoint.
- Embrace visualization and positive thinking. Can we really create our own destiny? Thinking before we act can change our course for a better one.
- Cut out the noise. Consider only the relevant information and determine which bits of information can be assumed true in a general sense.
Get a Copy of Take Command
Take Command by Jake Wood is available on Amazon.com in three formats--Hardcover, Kindle and Audible. Get your copy and learn what it takes to make quick decisions and be a first responder in an ever-changing world.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.
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