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The Personal Business Plan: A Blueprint for Running Your Life by [Bruyant-Langer, Stephen]
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Whether looking at how toapproach developing new competencies, what factors differentiate you from those around you or how to realise your true brand value, there is plenty to be gleaned from the pages of this guide.   (Elite Business, August 2013)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2024 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (8 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EMBNHVC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #449,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was really hoping that this book would provide a business plan approach to life in general, but actually it is a career planning book that merely asks you to consider the wider picture of your life. The key sentence in the summary on the Amazon blurb for this book is "This is an essential toolkit for all ambitious career professionals who want to know how to thrive in their job and simultaneously become a happier and more effective person." It is aimed at executive level professionals, not at average joes, and pursuit of career goals whilst considering personal goals such as family or hobbies.
This is not a book for those looking to set a personal/family mission statement and values/targets/performance indicators for life - you will be disappointed.
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I have read various "self help" and business strategy books throughout the years yet I do not confess to knowing everything about the genre, however the personal business plan was a rather pleasant book to read.

The basic premise revolves around how you can change your life for the better by creating a personalised business plan in order to structure your targets, progress and goals - much in the same way one would conduct a conventional business projection. The book has a section at the back for "exercises" which can be completed as the paragraphs progress throughout your reading and the overall quality of the product is good and sturdy, manufactured with good materials.

It is wise to take self help books with a pinch of salt as I feel that many people buy them when they are on a downwards cycle in life and expect a book to provide them with deep seated answers and issues that they have regarding themselves, their goals and their own happiness. This is not a miracle cure, nor does it advertise to be one - something which I very much liked in fairness!

Towards the beginning of the book, the author can have the effect of putting the reader off as the first few pages are dedicated to informing the reader how greater the Personal Business Plan is and what they can expect out of it. This can come off a little conceited, although I warmed to the author later on and found his writing style a little bit less patronising than I had initially. This can be taken as setting context, although I feel there is just slightly too much of the same thing here.

Moving through onto the actual plan, the book does make a variety of excellent points.
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Oct. 2013
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Why do many people plan their careers in meticulous detail but somehow muddle through the rest of their lives without any planning at all? Do you feel you need to change your life and change your focus? Have you somehow lost sight of what's important to you and your children have grown up without you really knowing much about their lives because you've spent most of your time at work? If you answer yes to any of these questions then this might be the book for you.

At first a personal business plan might seem too structured but if you think how much energy and planning you put into your annual holiday compared with planning your life you might start to wonder whether you have your priorities right. All the usual self help advice is here but there are many other insights which made me think about how I plan - or don't plan - my own life. The book is supported by a web site from which you can download the toolkit and there is also a copy of it in the book itself.

The book is structured on the basis of asking yourself ten questions:
1 - What is My Situation?
2- How Can I Thrive?
3- When Do I Perform at My Best?
4-What Energises Me?
5- Where am I on My Personal Journey?
6- How Do I Become Happy?
7 - How do I Reinvent Myself?
8 - How Do I Differentiate Myself From Others?
9 - What is My Personal Business Plan?
10- What Have I Learned?
The business plan itself is based on the answers to those ten questions. Each chapter is full of compelling case studies showing how it is possible to change one's life so that ambitions can be achieved and attention paid to all areas of life.

I found the book fascinating reading and I have marked many passages to return to them later.
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I found "The Personal Business Plan" to be a very interesting and inspirational read. Though it probably doesn't really differ that much from umpteen other motivational guides (written by business gurus and entrepreneurs), it was the down-to-earth and calming style, and attention to detail that appealed to me, that allowed me to unlock my gates of scepticism and believe what the author was saying (whereas many such titles just start to grate on me--with their self-proclaimed fantasticness!)

Stephen Bruyant-Langer is a Danish businessman (a senior partner with Korn/Ferry International--a company which coaches executives--who has also worked as a marketing executive for the likes of L'Oreal and Coca Cola). I was impressed with his style from the first page (the first paragraph, even): unlike so many of these books, his words don't seem at all rushed, like he is calmly writing out his plan (rather than trying to pump you with adrenalin through his words). Whilst most other books make you feel like you're out on a flat out run to successville! (with the author running behind you with a megaphone!), this is more like going for a gentle walk along the cliffs, looking down at the oceans of your life, perhaps smoking a pipe filled with fine Danish tobacco, with him pointing out nuggets of advice from his experience as you go :)

The plan itself is a 10 stage analysis of your life (past, present and future--20 years future, not just next week!). It isn't really a "quick-fix" guide, but something that encourages you to fully evaluate yourself logically, and to form logical (and therefore confidence-building) plans for letting go, moving on and building a future for yourself.
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