Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

Timothy Ferriss, the New York Times best-selling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek", has released a new book entitled, "The 4-Hour Body."  Ferriss claims that in just four hours, you can get the perfect body that we all long for.  He outlines several quick and easy steps to weight loss.  He teaches readers how to prevent weight gain while bingeing and how to increase fat loss. 
In the beginning of the year, it is typical to set a goal to lose weight.  By the end of January, many people lose sight of that goal.  Dr. Oz has been on a quest this year to help individuals to stay on track with their weight loss goals.  This week Dr. Oz had Timothy Ferriss as a guest on his show.  Ferriss discussed how weight loss can be achieved with little effort.  Dr. Oz examined the science behind Ferriss' claims.  I thought the show was very interesting.  When I first heard about the book, I was very skeptical.  However, when Dr. Oz explained why Ferriss' suggestions could really work, my skepticism waned.  You can view a clip of the Dr. Oz segment at http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/four-hours-your-perfect-body-pt-1.

"The 4-Hour Body" has been on the Best Sellers list for five weeks.  It has become a best seller at The Quality Corner also.  You can purchase it in print and audio with FREE shipping at www.thequalitycorner.com.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Review - “Black Business Secrets 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur” by Dante Lee

African Americans are more likely to fail in business than other minority groups.  Statistics may deter some African Americans from starting their own business.  However, millions of black businesses are thriving.  What makes the difference between success and failure?  As the saying goes, “knowledge is power.”  Dante Lee’s new book, Black Business Secrets, is designed to help entrepreneurs gain the knowledge needed to be successful.

Dante Lee is the president and CEO of Diversity City Media, an African American marketing and public relations firm.  This company is known for its online businesses – BlackPR.com and BlackNews.com.  It helps clients to market to the African American community.  Lee was named by Ebony magazine as one of the “Top 30 Young Leaders for 2006” and profiled as a successful business owner in 2010.  Because of his experience and accomplishments, Lee is in a position to mentor entrepreneurs.  “My hope is that by learning from my in-the-trenches experiences your business will reward you with the success and satisfaction that I have been allowed to claim,” Lee says.

Black Business Secrets contains a wealth of information on a variety of topics.  Lee starts with a very candid discussion about what it means to be a black entrepreneur and why it’s a good idea to start your own business.  Individuals must have a realistic viewpoint of entrepreneurship.  A successful entrepreneur needs a certain mind-set – positive, courageous, hardworking and open-minded.  Readers are helped to develop ideas for business and determine if their idea is a good one.  Lee gives advice on how to start your business, where to look for financing, marketing, advertising and public relations.

One of the many highlights of this book is the experiences of “superstar entrepreneurs.”  Lee interviews eight very successful business owners.  Among them are Bob Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies.  Each of these experienced entrepreneurs shares their advice and secrets to success.

Black Business Secrets is a wonderful reference tool for everyone in business.  Lists of tips and secrets are easily found at the end of several chapters.  This book was very easy-to-read and even humorous at times.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have personally benefited from implementing strategies from Dante Lee, the “Black Business Coach.” I echo Lee’s encouragement to readers - “Grab a cup of coffee or tea, kick off your shoes, take out a highlighter and let this book give you the tools to ensure that your business will shine throughout the 21st century.” 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Quality Corner is an Ebay Top-Rated Seller

The eBay Top-rated seller status recognizes PowerSellers who consistently provide the best experiences to their customers. The program differentiates sellers by their performance.  I am pleased to announce that The Quality Corner is recognized as a Top-rated seller.

Top-rated sellers:
  • Consistently receive highest buyers' ratings
  • Ship items quickly
  • Have earned a track record of excellent service

With every transaction, I strive to make my slogan a reality - "Quality Products Quality Service."  I always aim for 100% customer satisfaction.  When you do business with The Quality Corner, you won't be disappointed.  Visit www.thequalitycorner.com for an excellent buying experience.

Book Review - “Faith Professional Network: A Dream Comes Through a Multitude of Business” by Jeffrey L. White, II

Faith has been defined as “the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.”  Faith is an act of trust.  Those that have strong faith are led to express it in all aspects of their life.  In his new book, Jeffrey White helps readers to energize their faith and express it in their professional careers.

Jeffrey L. White, II is an entrepreneur, sales trainer and minister.  He holds degrees in Business Management and Theological Studies.  He has over 20 years of professional experience and he has led successful sales and training seminars for Fortune 500 companies.  In addition to his professional credentials, he has a wealth of life experience.  He arose from financial adversity, lack of education, tribulation within the family and severe health problems.  Despite the various trials he has faced, he is successful.  White has chosen to share the wisdom he has gained in this book.   

According to White, a “faith professional” is an individual whose Biblical faith and life work coexist.  In today’s busy world, many find it difficult to practice their faith.  White’s philosophy is to create a workplace ministry.  Anyone can express their faith in public.  The leadership skills, creativity and entrepreneurial skills possessed by men and women of faith can be used in the workplace daily.  Also, the way a person chooses to lead his life is an expression of faith.  Throughout this book, White encourages readers to use their skills to prosper and accomplish their goals.

White underscores the importance of having purpose and vision.  Purpose is the result, end or aim of an action.  Vision brings our purpose into focus.  We must be focused on our goals.  White sets an excellent example in this regard.  One of my favorite experiences that he shares in this book is about how he obtained the position of Field Sales Coordinator.  He was extremely focused on his goal and he achieved it.  Readers who implement White’s strategies will surely accomplish their goals.

In modern times, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular.  Individuals that have chosen to start their own business need sound guidance to be successful.  This book contains very valuable advice for entrepreneurs.  Topics such as break even analysis, customer engagement and marketing are discussed.  White teaches readers how to get and keep customers.

White says, “I approach each business undertaking with confidence of fulfillment, believing things I haven’t yet seen to the point that I act on them until faith becomes sight.”  Jeffrey White exemplifies what it means to be a “faith professional” and through his book he is helping others to do the same.  For information on how to order your copy, visit www.faithpros.com.