Editorial Reviews

The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace

“Complete with recipes, the imaginative highlight of The Business of Being is the vibrant account of the founding and running of a French restaurant called La Mandarine Bleue. This book is a lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success—with vichyssoise mixed in.”

“What an interesting, different, and fun book this is! Surely, it can be used to help those who want to be successful entrepreneurs. It can also be used by someone who wants to make their personal life more meaningful and even those who are retired from working.”

“The balance of business advice, life advice, and La Mandarine Bleue kept me reading the whole way; right up to “Be the bean!” The conclusion did a fantastic job of tying together all the messages the book espoused, and the fable of the mother and daughter was a great bookend to the whole thing. Additionally, I appreciated that money matters were left to the back; it’s good to see it taking a back seat to more fulfilling priorities.”

The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace teaches readers how to use business models to journey back to themselves and become people who are authentic, purpose-driven, and creative. Laurie Buchanan, PhD demonstrates great expertise in business and personal development and her book is enriched by her skillful storytelling, which makes for an enjoyable reading experience. The prose is gorgeous, and the tone confident and authoritative. The book is filled with touching and inspiring stories, powerful insights, and practical steps to transform one’s personal life and succeed in business. The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace is a book with a revolutionary message for readers who want to work on themselves and bring their business goals to align with their core values. It is fresh and rewarding.

Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

“This debut self-improvement guide offers a systematic approach to wellness that draws on readers’ senses of self-preservation and self-gratification, among others.”

“Everyone has baggage. It varies in styles and shape, but it is always frustrating, inconvenient, and disruptive. In Note to Self, Buchanan dives deep into unloading this emotional baggage we all carry around.”

“Don’t read this book. Do it instead! Based on the seven chakras, this is a self-help book that will help you let go of emotional baggage and reclaim your highest and best self.” —NEW SPIRIT JOURNAL

“Helping readers appraise their lives realistically, Buchanan then suggests how to make transformational adjustments.”

“This honest and open guide gives readers the knowledge, techniques and real world examples they need to discover a happier version of themselves.”

“Full of real-life, emotional examples as well as an action to take at the end of each chapter, this book will lead to a better, more happy you.”