Life Leverage by Rob Moore
This book has a great introduction that will immediately speak to anyone who is an entrepreneur. I wanted to high-five the author because it was one of the best introductions that I have ever read. It really gets you fired up and excited to read the rest of the book.
What is Life Leverage about?
As business owners and entrepreneurs, we know what time is our most valuable resource. We all get 24 hours in a day and our success is determined by what we do within those 24 hours.
Life Leverage shows you how to manage your time and do the right things so that you can have the greatest impact and highest output.
A simple example of leveraging your time would be to pay a gardener to take care of your grounds rather than doing it yourself. Yes, the services of a gardener may cost you $50, but in the time that you are not doing your own garden, you could be investing that time into something that is going to produce you more than $50 – You could generate $100, $200 or a continuous source of passive income.
…AND the gardener would probably do a better job than you. He will most likely have better tools, better skill and more industry knowledge.
My thoughts on Life Leverage
After reading the book, I do have a couple of negatives.
Firstly, I found the book to be quite repetitive – especially within the first section (the book is split into 3 sections.)
Secondly, and this is probably a personal thing, I don’t like it when the author’s biography is at the front of the book. I want to get the value out of the book before I learn about the author’s life story. I much prefer the ‘about the author’ section to be at the back of a book and be an additional reading section if interested.
Although in saying that, I can understand why Moore put his at the front because it puts him in a position of authority and he justifies why you should be taking his advice. I’m not going to mark this book down for this as it really is a tiny thing – and like I said, probably more of a personal point.
Lastly, Moore gives away two free gifts in the book, as any good marketer should do. They help the author to build an email list, generate leads and increase their following. However, one of the free gifts made me giggle a bit – it was a ‘free’ subscription his podcast, The Disruptive Entrepreneur…
…aren’t all podcasts available for free anyway?? …
I understand that there is probably a lot of value in the podcast, but because I didn’t need to buy the book to get access to the podcast, I felt as though this was a bit of a cop-out. I felt cheated.
I’d still recommend Life Leverage
Even though I don’t like the author biography at the front of the book, even though I found it to be repetitive at times and even though I felt cheated out of a free gift, I would still recommend that you pick up and read this book.
It’s a very valuable topic and I believe everyone (especially entrepreneurs) should learn how to leverage their time correctly – I believe that this key skill will be the main player in your success.