Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success by Linda Seger is a great book to read for entrepreneurs starting or growing a business. Being an entrepreneur is the toughest job a person can have but also the most rewarding; however, the journey can be very lonely. Speaking from personal experience, our characters are constantly tested by having to make tough decisions, sometimes between paying employees or your mortgage, deciding what to do with clients who are not paying, and many more. As Christians we still want to please God in our daily lives, even in our businesses, but how do we do that? There are many books about business but none out there are very helpful or confirming if not aligned with God’s word. Seger’s book is a living testimony of her life, revealing how God can make a way out of no way.
About the Author
Here is a brief biography of the author from her website, www.lindaseger.com, and also read our interview with her. Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the job of script consultant when she began her business in 1981, based on a method for analyzing scripts she developed for her dissertation project. Since then, she has consulted on over 2000 scripts, including over 40 produced feature films and about 35 produced television projects. Her clients have included TriStar Pictures, Ray Bradbury, William Kelley, Linda Lavin, Suzanne de Passe, Tony Bill, as well as production companies and writers from six continents. Read more…
About the Book
Part One: Beginning the Journey
Chapter One: Who Am I? Where Am I Called?
Chapter Two: The Leap of Faith
Chapter Three: Willing to be Blessed
Chapter Four: Becoming Important
Part Two: Traveling the Rocky Road
Chapter Five: Meeting the Seven Deadly Sins
Chapter Six: Connecting Not Competing For Success
Chapter Seven: Developing a Sense of Smell
Chapter Eight: Where Do You Feel the Rhythm?
Part Three: Nearing and Arriving at the Goal
Chapter Nine: Save Time for Tragedy, Save Room for Miracles
Chapter Ten: Becoming Unimportant
This book has a God-centered perspective in the style of Oprah TV where Seger interviews various people about topics and their lives. I think it is a great idea because you get more than one perspective on a topic. She interviews other entrepreneurs, movie stars etc., all around the world with similar faith to share their experiences and best practices within their work.
What I like about this book
What I like about this book is that Dr. Seger was very transparent. She exposed how poor she was and outlined all the struggles she had to go through in order to start her business. For example, clients she had completed work for backed out when it came time to pay and told her not to cash the check. Dr. Seger spent so much time trying to collect money from them but realized that she had to forgive the clients and move on, which has to be a tough pill to swallow. This is an example of how God can move because the anger spirit was starting to take over and was taking her out of her character, so she had to let it go. This conveys the purpose of a book like this because no other publication would convey how to handle a similar situation.
What I dislike about this book
I don’t have much to say in terms of not liking the book. The book is focused on a niche topic but it would be nice to have it converted on a Kindle.
This is a great book because Dr. Seger opens up and allows you to see her trials in life and in business, which are a lot of things an aspiring entrepreneur can identify with. Though she doesn’t stop there; she incorporates biblical principles along with her best practices from other entrepreneurs that can help us make more informed decisions in our lives. For example, she asked God in the beginning of her career when she was struggling that if she read her Bible everyday if he would bless her business and that He did.
Also, don’t forget to read our interview with Dr. Seger.