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Category: Articles  |  Author: Laura Ellis  |  12 Comments

Just by chance, the first book I picked up to educate myself on what it will take to run a business, was Daniel Priestley’s “Entrepreneur Revolution”. The red fist on the cover plus the word “revolution” must have resonated with the Commie in me – I grew up in Communist Romania.:) The book, literally, inspired me to tears. After all those years of struggling to fit inside the corporate world and feeling there was something wrong with me for not succeeding, I read a book that brought back hope. Daniel Priestley told me that I DO FIT IN, just not where I thought I might have. Today, while I was looking for inspiration for the countdown post, I thought of Daniel and his new book, “Oversubscribed”. The out pour of support from current and former clients, from friends, and friends of the friends, and friends of clients, and professionals I only met on LinkedIn, has been amazing. I was planning to post the link to the show but long before I got to that point I had tons of asks to forward the link, inquiries into “how to listen”, etc, It has been amazing and it is making me feel “Oversubscribed” as Daniel suggests in his book. Because I don’t want to miss-represent the meaning behind the title, I will let the author describe it himself.

AND I will meet you Monday 9 am EST/2pm GMT/4pm Romania time ON THE RADIO.

“There are restaurants that people line up for. There are products that you must pre order months in advance. There are tickets that sell out on the day they are released. There are stocks that go roaring up in value right after they float.
There are people who don’t chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people line up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?
The ideas in this book are not for people who want to run a gimmick, make a fast sale or pull a swift win over their unsuspecting buyers.
Before the ideas in this book will work for you, you must have an offering you believe in that genuinely serves people. You must feel passionate about it and the value it presents to the world. You must love what you do, you must care about your customers and you must want to be in your business for the long haul. For the rest of this book, I will assume that’s a given.
Being oversubscribed is the way for you to do you best work. It’s a way for you to spend more time with your clients rather than chasing new ones, it allows you to innovate your products rather than running around selling them and it allows you to build your brand rather than blending in with the crowd.
’m hoping this book gives you a look at the bigger picture. The tapestry isn’t just in this book. The book might be a guide to seeing it. If you haven’t seen a bigger picture, go back and read the book again. The tapestry is too rich to miss and too big to put in one book.
I hope you see it.”
Daniel Priestley, I WILL BE OVERSUBSCRIBED!

12 responses to “Oversubscribed”

  1. Lindsey says:

    I was just looking at your Oversubscribed

  2. Sandra says:

    Hi my name is Sandra and I just wanted to drop you a quick note here instead of calling you. I discovered your Oversubscribed

  3. After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the identical comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  4. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  5. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

    • Laura Ellis says:

      Let me know what exactly you found boring so I can avoid doing it in the future. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  6. Fine way of telling, and good piece of writing to get information concerning my presentation subject matter, which i am going to deliver in college.

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