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Benjamin Vidmar
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Chew On This!

Adult; Business & Personal Finance; (Market)

Thinking of starting up your own business? You need to read this book first! Starting a business can be filled with unexpected pitfalls—one author seeks to offer advice for any fledging entrepreneur. When author Benjamin L. Vidmar wanted to start up a permaculture business near the North Pole, he was met with assurances that he was going to fail. After all, he was attempting the impossible. Or was he? His business boomed until COVID-19. Now he’s here to share the 10 steps he used to do the impossible. You’ll learn: 10 Real steps to take for success That you’re responsible for your success The impossible is possible To dig deep and bring out the winner in you Lessons in failure …and so much more! Knowledge is essential in any startup. Arm yourself with the same knowledge one man used to do the impossible and set yourself up for success. Whether you’re considering starting a business, are in the process, are already established, or are struggling, this book can help you. You hold the power to change your life; scroll up and one-click buy your copy now!
Reviews
Chef and creator of Polar Permaculture, a company developing sustainable, regenerative ways to grow food in the Arctic, Vidmar offers a practical-minded but inspirational take on starting a business in this encouraging business guide. Using his personal journey growing food in the “northernmost” city in the world, Vidmar shares intimate insight into accountability, integrity, self-doubt and other issues with the goal of showing readers how to make “the impossible possible,” always emphasizing the nuts-and-bolts of goal-setting, decision making, and setting up a venture for success.

Writing with the positivity you’d expect from an innovator with his background, Vidmar addresses issues that can prevent or stall entrepreneurs and their businesses from reaching their potential. Much of the guide reads as a self-development checklist. Short chapters tackling concepts like responsibility, leadership, and decision-making are filled with compact, concise tidbits of practical advice: “Optimism is necessary for success in life, and possible for everyone to reach.” Although he explicitly highlights the many benefits of positive thinking, he warns against trying to make everyone around them happy, a critical mistake common amongst optimists. Instead, Vidmar urges readers to make their own goals the primary focus, to take accountability, and to accept negative responses and consequences as constructive criticism.

Vidmar’s engaging personal accounts of growing food near the North Pole offer ample opportunity to showcase his advice in action. As the guide progresses, readers are given a detailed breakdown of Polar Permaculture and the multitude of obstacles Vidmar faced throughout his journey to turn the arctic city of Longyearbyen, Norway, green. Culminating with a list of ten principles to hold to to achieve success, Vidmar’s unique guide provides a refreshing perspective to self-improvement. Although targeted at “fledgling” entrepreneurs, Chew on This provides solid tips for success in all walks of life, intertwined with an inspirational story that general readers, especially those with an interest in sustainable food, will enjoy.

Takeaway: This entrepreneurial guide makes the case that anything’s possible, even growing food in the Arctic.

Great for fans of: David J. Schwartz’s The Magic of Thinking Big, Brianna Wiest’s The Mountain is You.

Production grades
Cover: B+
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: B

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