My Mom Spark Business Book Review - Conquering the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy

A My Mom Spark Business Book Review - Conquering the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy

I was once told I was a "learner of things". If you look at my background and experience, this is true. I've spent my entire life learning how to do new things, then teaching those things to others who share my same curiosity. From teach art when I was in high school to being a high school French teacher...and now, I teach Google AdWords to ecommerce retailers. Learning (and teaching) is a big part of my life.

For moms in business, learning should be a big part of your life too. One of my recent healthy habits has focused on fostering a healthy mind. We've added more trips to the public library, so my kiddos can catch this learning bug, too. Their excitement to explore the shelves of books is contagious!

On one recent trip, I was inspired to explore the audio books section. When I think of learning I often forget great books are recorded in an audio version. This is great for me - a mom who is constantly on the go, in my car, or trying to multi-task. Finding time to sit down with a book can be hard. Audio books seem to be the perfect fit for my lifestyle right now.

The book I grabbed for our road trip was Conquering the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy by Clate Mask and Scott Martineau. These two successful businessmen are the founders of Infusionsoft - a marketing automation system for entrepreneurs and enterprise businesses. 

This book highlights Clate's and Scott's journey from creating their business from scratch, battling the balance of home and work life, and the ultimate joy of watching their business grow. However, this is not just a book about two guys' success story. 

They've created an interesting and compelling story that is the basis for key elements entrepreneurs need to have in order to enjoy the time, money, and freedom that attracted us to entrepreneurship. It is their story that inspired their six strategies for 'conquering the chaos' and growing their successful small business.

Their 6 key strategies were broken down into two main types - Mindset Strategies & System Strategies.

  • In Mindset Strategies, Clate and Scott discuss the three elements that are required for any entrepreneur to have the right mindset for their business. They discuss how these integral strategies are the fuel that keep you motivated through the tough times and the inspiration that brings about new ideas for growth and prosperity.
  • In System Strategies, the Infusionsoft duo share three elements that make any successful business of the 21st century successful. Their systems are duplicatible yet applicable across all subsets of businesses today. Yet, they aren't pitching their product (one solution for their automation strategy).

Conquering the Chaos was an enjoyable book that I'd recommend to any mom, dad, or business person looking for a digestible action plan to emerge from the chaos and start living the entrepreneurial life we all dream of.

Are you a "learner of things" in your business? What business books keep you inspired for moving closer to your dreams?

Until Next Time,


Note: This post is 100% my opinion. None of the links included in this post are affiliate links (I will not get paid if you buy the book from the link). I was not paid to write this review. Pure inspirations for one entrepreneur to another. Enjoy!

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