The Secrets of My Success: The Story of Boost Juice, Juicy Bits and All
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Janine Allis explains how she grew Boost Juice bars into a global phenomenon.
How do you turn a single juice bar into a global company with more than 6000 employees and $160 million in global sales? Ask Janine Allis. In The Secrets of My Success, Australia’s hottest entrepreneur tells the inside story of the growth of Boost Juice, including her personal journey from housewife with no formal business training to successful entrepreneur. Along the way, she discovered the 30 business and leadership tips she calls her ‘recipes for success’. The Secrets of My Success also explores how Allis’s personal philosophy based on a love for life has brought the company loyal customers and created satisfied, dedicated employees.
• The perfect guide for budding entrepreneurs to reject the traditional wisdom that the only way to succeed in business is with a business degree
• An inside look at the successful management and leadership philosophy of one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs
• Includes a full-colour photo insert section.
For today’s entrepreneur looking for non-traditional paths to extreme success, The Secrets of My Success offers practical business and leadership wisdom combined with Allis’s own compelling personal story.
and on how to work less for more money, and hundreds of books with steps or particular units — like Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. There are many more ‘how-to’ books, such as How to Win Friends & Influence People and, one of my favourites, Good to Great. I also like the animal business books, like Eat That Frog, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?, Purple Cow or (my favourite title) Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive. So why on earth
the international side of the business up and running, but this kept me away from my family for three months a year. My work–life balance pendulum was angling all the way to the work side. I had developed into a strong, confident businessperson with significant knowledge on how to start a business and make it a success, and had formed very strong bonds with people in my team; however, I was losing touch with my husband and family. Going at this ridiculous pace, it was inevitable that I would
be beyond reproach. The people who run a company set the cultural tone. If they maintain high standards on what’s right and what’s wrong, a culture of great integrity will develop. You need to be rigorous in your expectations of staff and make a hard call if someone lets you down. If you don’t, you will lose the people who matter most. • Avoid people who have low standards of integrity, but don’t judge someone on reputation alone. While a doubtful reputation always makes me cautious, I
objective ears. • Be respectful in your approach if you’re seeking someone’s mentorship. Understand that a ‘no’ is probably not a rejection of you personally, but rather a reflection of the person’s time constraints. • If the person does agree to mentor you, don’t expect too much in the beginning. Allow the relationship to develop over time. Also, prepare well for each meeting so you maximise your and your mentor’s time. • There are professional mentoring networks in place. By
your greatest achievements’. You then just have to listen for the traits you value. If they match your ‘core fit’ — bingo! A follow-up question is, ‘What do you wish to accomplish in the available position?’ If the traits that are in your core fit exist within that candidate, it’s generally easy to hear. However, honesty, integrity and high standards are harder to determine in an interview. For these you often have to go on instinct or past employers, or from the candidate’s CV.