The Right Franchise for You by Faizun Kamal
I first heard about this book on LinkedIn. A friend of mine at the university, Eva, had commented on one of Faizun’s posts asking if people were interested to read her manuscript before the book went to publishing. I loved the opportunity to do so and had a great time reading the book before it was actually released. I knew that this book was going to be quite informative and ultimately for a target market that I am not part of, but I still wanted to learn, and I did.
I greatly enjoyed the way that the initial story was written into this book. There were some great things listed here. One of the things that jumped out to me is listed below. People often know what needs to be done before even seeking counsel yet do not want to face the truth that they know they need to.
Pg. 7, At every health checkup, her doctor advises her to reduce her stress. “Take a yoga class,” says her doctor. She silently nods her head, knowing exactly what she needs to do to reduce her stress — and it isn’t yoga!
I noted this for the main reason of that is the impression I want to leave on others. I want people to see me, spend time with me, and think of me as calm and wise.
Pg. 13, “When I first met him, I was immediately drawn to his palpable sense of calm and wisdom. After I left Stanford, we continued to stay in touch.”
This is the truth. We are called to do different things in this life of ours and we need to be authentic with ourselves so that we can discover them. Beyond that, only God can reveal who we were truly created to be as He created us. It’s essential, as the other states, that we share our stories and inspire others to do things that we were able to do.
Pg. 14, I had always felt that I had so much to offer, yet I was playing small because I was playing someone else’s game. We each come into this world with strange and beautiful jewels buried deep inside us. If we are authentic with ourselves, we begin to uncover them. As we put them to use, we begin to live our best fullest lives. We transform our own lives and, in doing so, inspire countless others to do the same!
This is extremely true and at 22 years old, I already believe it and have seen it. It is not worth it to go to work and grind for a paycheck when we are unfulfilled, we are essentially wasting our life.
Pg. 17, One of the biggest lessons from my corporate days is that money cannot come at the cost of joy.
As the legendary designer, Coco Chanel, said, “My life didn’t please me so I created my life.”
To stay consistent with my book ratings and the way that I value a book, I gave this one a 2.5/5 because it just was not totally relevant to me at the moment or at this stage in my life. I did enjoy the book and find it very informative yet, I would only want to truly read it and spend time reading it if I am looking at acquiring a franchise and becoming a franchisee. This was a well-written book and one that I did enjoy — especially because I got to read the manuscript.
I gave this book a 2.5/5