Publication Date: November 11, 2014
“Inside Job” is a look at how our inner workings impact our larger world, and how we can better our business sense. Mark Sephton uses both good and bad personal experiences to illustrate business and life lessons.
I first encountered Mark Sephton on a Periscope broadcast hosted by Cornell Thomas last year. In the giddy rush of following everyone in the feed, I encountered Mark Sephton, host of the U.K.-based radio show, Talk Business. In the time since meeting Sephton, I’ve had the pleasure of watching many Periscope and Facebook broadcasts hosted by this radio D.J. I can tell you that Sephton has a firm grasp on business principles and new ideas, or I can encourage you to experience the value he has to offer in the pages of Inside Job for yourself.
Sephton establishes from the foreward that he is goal driven and willing to face setbacks on the path to success. Seamlessly floating through past and present, Sephton weaves charming, anecdotal stories with lessons learned. The author is a big believer in learning from others and peppers his work with lessons from people he’s interviewed. If you’ve had the pleasure of watching his Periscope’s and Facebook’s live feeds of his radio show, in which he interviews entrepreneurs and business people, you know that Sephton is a keen observer that gets to know his subjects. He shows an early version of his enthusiasm for the secrets of success in a Q & A encounter with Dani Johnson, a faith-based expert in business. A brief moment was all Sephton needed with someone he saw as a leader to build a business lesson and advance his own goals.
Part II is divided into 14-subject-based chapters. Chapter seven is titled “Love Mondays” and especially resonated with this reader. When we see Monday as a problem we are focused on the bad instead of the opportunities the day presents. Focusing on the negative derails us as people, such a simple philosophy, right? Many of Sephton’s lessons are common sense and things we just don’t think about on a conscious level. Success at its basic level involves risk and fear and putting everything on the line. Sephton has taken those chances and fallen on his face, bounced back, and laid out the results for the edification and advancement of his aspiring entrepreneurial readers.
Readers will leave Inside Job ready to face their challenges head on, knowing that there is someone our there who has been where they are and knows that persistence is key. Sephton advises readers (and illustrates) several times in “Inside Job” that the best thing we can do is surround ourselves with people who bring value to our lives. “Never be the smartest person in the room” is an adage the author quotes in the foreward. Readers will see the wisdom upon finishing Inside Job. Sephton is a man that has figured out the secret to his personal definition of success and one whose advice is worthwhile.
If you’re interested in business or just good stories of personal success, pick Inside Job up today.
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