Your Journey to Becoming Unskippable

This is sort of a business book. It’s full of business case studies and marketing advice. But, it’s also a book about encouraging you to think bigger.

Kukral sings the praises of what he defines as unskippable people and businesses. These are basically people you can’t ignore and firms you want to do business with.

The purpose of the book is to inspire you to become someone who can’t be passed over or to transform your business into one that attracts people.

I found the book both inspiring and depressing at the same time.

The inspiration comes from the stories and the advice on how to go about becoming unskippable. All good motivational and personal growth stuff.

The depressing part is Kukral’s reading of the state of society and its descent into intolerant tribalism, especially in its use of social media. Unfortunately, international readers can’t take much solace from the fact that his analysis is largely USA based. 

Kukral’s marketing message is to focus on the tribe that sees the world the way you do. He urges you to stand for something and stop wasting your time and energy trying to be generic – you’re never going to appeal to everybody, so choose which customers to pitch to, and pitching to people who share your values is the way to go.

It’s an interesting and thought provoking read with a message to get away from relying on the toxic world of social media and start getting back to dealing with real people, face to face.

You can find out more about Jim Kukral and buy links for the book on www.JimKukral.com 


Peter Mulraney is the author of the Everyday Business Skills series and My Life is My Responsibility.

Happiness is a choice – not an outcome.

There is no point in pursuing happiness, despite what you’ve been told.

It can’t be found because it’s not out there somewhere for you to find.

You can’t become happy by doing anything or buying something or being with someone special or having some wild experience in some faraway exotic location.

You can have fun doing all of those things but none of them will bring you lasting happiness.

None of them lasts forever:

        • events finish.
        • new stuff gets old.
        • people move one.
        • holidays end.

The only way to be happy is by decision – by choosing to be happy.

Happiness is a mindset or an attitude that’s available to you at all times and in all circumstances.

Choosing to be happy is an act of self-empowerment.

When you understand your happiness is not dependent on anyone or anything but yourself, you can give yourself permission to be happy despite what’s going on around you.

Stop chasing it.

Simply be what you want to be: happy.


Peter Mulraney is the author of My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living.

Why do you read?

Old Book

If you read for entertainment, check out the Inspector West series or The New Girlfriend.

If you read for information, check out the Living Alone series or Everyday Project Management.

If you read for inspiration, check out Sharing the Journey: Reflections of a Reluctant Mystic.

 

Christmas 2013

What is Christmas really about? Is it about remembering the birth of a child some two thousand years ago? Or is it about something else?

For me, Christmas gives us a moment to reflect on who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Christmas gives a pause in which to remember that we all belong to the one family, and an opportunity to reach out to each other in love.

Yes, the life of Jesus was inspiring. A lot of words have been written about it.

I invite you to take a moment this Christmas to reflect on your life, and give yourself the gift of recognising the inspiration that you are.

Love to all, Peter