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From Sales Manager to CEO: How ‘Rework’ Transformed My Business Approach

Hello, everyone! My name is Pawan Tiwari, and today I want to tell you about my journey from being a Sales and Marketing Manager to becoming the CEO of a successful business consulting firm “Wefiliates“, all thanks to the book, “Rework” by Jason Fried.

It all started in the Covid lockdown of 2020 when I stumbled upon this book while searching for something to read. At first, I was a bit sceptical, but after reading the Rework book summary, I was intrigued. I thought to myself, “Why not give it a try?” And boy, am I glad that I did!

The book “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is a game-changer for anyone who wants to simplify their business and rethink work. It’s full of practical tips and key takeaways that can help you rework traditional business practices and build a successful business.

After reading the book, I was inspired to quit my job and start my own business consulting firm, Wefiliates. The book taught me how to rethink work and approach entrepreneurship differently. It showed me how to innovate and be productive while reworking my company culture, project management, customer service, marketing strategies, pricing strategies, and even my approach to hiring and recruitment practices.

The book also taught me valuable time management tips, leadership lessons, and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The book made me realize that success is not just about working hard but also working smart. It taught me that I don’t have to work 80 hours a week to be successful.

One of the key takeaways from the book that I found particularly helpful was about rethinking communication. The book taught me how to communicate more effectively with my team, clients, and customers. It showed me how to listen actively, ask questions, and provide constructive feedback. These communication tips from Rework have been invaluable in my business consulting work.

Another takeaway that I found helpful was about reworking remote work policies. The book showed me how to maintain productivity while working remotely and how to create a positive remote work culture. This has become especially relevant in the era of Covid-19, as many businesses have had to adapt to remote work arrangements.

In conclusion, “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is a must-read for anyone who wants to rethink work and simplify their business. It’s full of practical business tips and key takeaways that can help you build a successful business. So, if you’re looking for ways to rework your business mindset, then this book is definitely for you!

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Here’s the Amazon link to the book “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Pawan Tiwari

Loved space science from childhood. Went for engineering. Came back in the 6th Semester to fight with the financial problems of my family. After two years of struggle in multiple jobs, found a stable job as a Marketing Manager in a textile firm. In Covid-19 lockdown, started my own web design agency "InnerWorks India." Didn't stop the learning process and, after 1.5 years, started business consulting & affiliate firm "Wefiliates."