Day by Day: a Book of Inspiration for the Entrepreneurial Woman

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You can't have it all – or can you? Is it truly possible to have a wonderful, loving family life and an inspiring, challenging career? Are there enough hours in the day – and enough days in the week – to make it all work, to build a life that offers happiness, balance and satisfaction both in the business world and on the home front?

You can't have it all – or can you? Is it truly possible to have a wonderful, loving family life and an inspiring, challenging career? Are there enough hours in the day – and enough days in the week – to make it all work, to build a life that offers happiness, balance and satisfaction both in the business world and on the home front?

Anne Day has thought this through; in fact, she's lived it, somehow finding the determination and the perspective to find a way to have the best of all possible worlds. She's a spouse, married to husband and best friend Andy; she's a Mom, the parent of two life-loving daughters Megan and Lindsay; she's a farmer, living in the tiny community of Crieff, in the rolling hills of Puslinch Township, just west of Toronto; and she's a businesswoman and a business-building entrepreneur as well. She's also the founder of an organization known as the Company of Women, an organization dedicated to the support and assistance of Canadian women in the business world. And, yes, she's also the editor of her community newspaper, the Puslinch Pioneer.

Somehow, Anne Day finds the time to be an author as well. She's the author of two inspiring, woman-positive business books – Courage to Succeed and Faces of Opportunity – and she has just released her third publication, entitled Day by Day: Tales of Business, Life and Everything In Between. What distinguishes Day's writing – and what makes Day by Day such a delightful read – is its appeal and easy accessibility. This is not a dreary, jargon-heavy business book; instead, it's a book of uplifting story-telling, with the author using tales from her own business and family life to create a light, lively and thoroughly entertaining portrait of the challenges that Day herself has faced – and how she was able to rise up to meet them.

In her welcome note to readers, author Day makes an interesting point about the life-balance issues that can be unique to women: "We leap from one situation to another. While at work, life invariably sneaks in, sometimes surprising us. At home, our work may interfere with the balance we are trying to achieve. And as for time for ourselves, too often it is optional."

That perspective and that type of life experience – knowing that the author herself has "walked the walk" – gives Day by Day its value and authenticity. Page by page, chapter by chapter, it is almost as though the author is sitting across from you in the kitchen, sharing a coffee and some work/life secrets as you engage in animated, lively conversation about what might work and what might not. Day by Day, in its own way, is like a welcome, intimate chat with a good, trusted friend or advisor – there will be laughter, there will be tears and, inevitably, there will be the opportunity for deep, personal reflection.

Donna Messer of Connectus Canada sees Day by Day this way: "This book . . . is a wake up call and for many, it's a roadmap for success." Fledgling entrepreneur Vesna Babic-Burns offers her own take on the value of Day by Day: "Anne's genuine stories, shared in this book, remind me that I will inevitably have challenges along the way . . . (Day by Day) is an entrepreneur's guide to sanity while you work on life and life works on you."

And finally, from Diana Bishop, creator of The Success Story Program, comes this heartfelt endorsement: "Day by Day should be the first book that every woman starting her own business puts in her library. Through her business and life lessons, Anne offers inspiring and down-to-Earth tips for success.''

Day by Day – Tales of Business, Life and Everything In Between
by Anne Day
ISBN: 9780973672268

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