It’s Labour Day & A Giveaway ~ We’re Celebrating Something Special With You!

We have some pretty exciting news to share from our household, and since today is Labour Day, I thought it was a great fit. You see, my hubs has been writing a book. Can I just say, project. labour. intensive.?

Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd.

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Did you know that Labor Day in Canada originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay? Well, since hubs is a business owner, I don’t think that’s a negotiable here 🙁

Anyway, this weekend after months of writing, editing, rewriting, and all that goes into having a book published, the heavy lifting is done! We are so excited, because the book has just been published, and is up on Amazon! And tomorrow hard copies will be delivered to our doorstep! Can you imagine what it’s going to feel like to hold a bound copy of all that work in hand?

Here’s a look at the book…

Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd.

And a screen shot of it on Amazon, you know, just to keep it real!

Great Performances: The Small Business Script for the 21st Century

Want to know what it’s all about?

Book Description:

Is the dream of owning your own business crumbling under the demands of running your own business? Do you have employees? How is that working out? And how about difficult clients? Did you expect running your own business to be such hard work? Here’s how you can turn this around. In 3 Acts, Business Coach Clemens Rettich walks you through stories, tips, and strategies to take a business from Band Camp Performance and turn it into a Great Performance! Drawing from real-life case stories of small business failures and successes, Clemens gives you the nuts and bolts required to make your small business success a reality. Every great performance starts with a script or score: Great Performances is yours.

What other business authors are saying?

“I can’t stop thinking about what I’ve learned in this book, and I’m eagerly applying these lessons to my work. Clemens Rettich has delivered a virtuoso performance himself by writing Great Performances. Encore!”

Steve Yastrow, author of We, The Ideal Customer Relationship and Brand Harmony

Interested? Purchase here. 🙂 But wait, why not enter the giveaway? Clemens is offering you a chance to win a signed copy of Great Performances, hot off the press!

For us, like many of you, on this first Monday in September we’re taking the day to relax, and enjoy the company of family and friends.

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And so today I raise a glass to Clemens for all his hard work and dedication to seeing this dream come true, and invite you, my friends, to enter the giveaway below.


Here’s how to enter:

[Please leave a comment back here noting each entry along with your contact info]

2. SUBSCRIBE to Clemens’ Newletter
3. FOLLOW Clemens on Twitter [Copy & retweet the below]

Enter @ClemensRettich ‘Great Performances’ business book GIVEAWAY @sZinteriors

4. If you already do the above, [please leave a comment here] to let me know 🙂

This giveaway is open to all readers, everywhere!

You have until Friday September 7, 2012 midnight PST to enter.

The winner will be drawn via and announced on Saturday , September 8th!

 Thank you for entering, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

 I hope you’re having an awesome long weekend 🙂

PS – Clemens says, now you get a chance to see him as more than the guy who drills and rewires my projects for me! 😉

Photo Credits: Clemens Rettich Business Consulting Ltd. unless otherwise stated.

21 Replies to “It’s Labour Day & A Giveaway ~ We’re Celebrating Something Special With You!”

  1. Sheila,

    Thanks so much for sharing this, I have a great deal of respect for Clemens and as a result discovered your blog via his proud and loving sharing of all you do. Now here you are returning that same loving pride in your spouse. Pretty obvious how amazing a couple you two are. I am excited to read Clemens’ book and happy to share with the world myself!

    Have a fabulous labour day!


    1. Hi Patti!

      Wow, and thank you!!! Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, and for showing such incredible support for Clemens. He has just received your message, and is as blown away as he is beaming! To say he is touched is an understatement. Thank you for giving us a great start to our labour day!

      Wishing you an awesome labour day, too 🙂


  2. Hi Sheila, Clemens

    We have followed instructions and are very happy to hear of Clemens success in publishing (and we know you were an integral part of the writing ;D)!!! Good luck and congratulations!!

  3. Such an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to your husband and I raise a virtual glass of Champagne to his success! You both seem to be steaming ahead with no happy for you both!

  4. Hi Sheila! I’ve entered: liked, copied and tweeted! I really like reading both of your blogs and writings. Keeps me interested in what I do. Sounds like the book is exactly what I need! Congratulations to you both on the publication of the book. It really is a team effort, no matter who is actually writing the words.

  5. My dream is to write a book and have it published – I can just imagine how excited Clemens (and you!) are right now 🙂 WOOT! Congratulations!

    I am soooooooo NOT business-minded, so this book would be perfect for me 🙂 I’m following Clemens on Facebook now.

    1. There’s no doubt, the process is hard, and nerve-racking, and tedious. There was a lot of editing, rewriting and reorganizing… all that good, stressful, time-consuming stuff! And now, we hold our breath and keep our fingers crossed that the book is well-received…

    1. Hi Rosanne!
      Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the ‘like’ on FB! I just popped over to ZIN Frames, and love what you do! Have followed, liked, subscribed, etc. so I can keep in touch 🙂 So glad you had a chance to meet Clemens – I’ll pass along your kind words and congratulations to him!

  6. How exciting Sheila! My husband’s niece just had her first book published- a lot of work! I am so happy for you both!! I would love to win and read the book! Looks great! I am going to fb to like Clemens now!

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