The Fearless Mind

The Fearless Mind

  • November 8, 2018

For my October Book of the Month, I’m recommending The Fearless Mind: 5 Essential Steps to Higher Performance by Craig Manning. Anyone can benefit from the lessons that author and sports psychologist Craig Manning teaches whether or not you are an athlete. If you want to conquer your fears and insecurities, gain more confidence and become more successful in any endeavor in your life, pick up this book and thank me later. Summary Life is a performance whether you’re on the field, in the courtroom, or running a small business. However, many of us, when asked to perform, are overcome by fear. We lose our confidence and allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind: 5 Essential Steps to Higher Performance, author Craig Manning teaches you how to beat mediocrity and embrace greatness. With many years of experience as a pro tennis player, collegiate tennis coach, and doctor of philosophy, Dr. Manning will help you overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, and become a high-performing individual. You will learn how to unlock your mind to reach your greatest dreams. Craig Manning says, “there are many mental pathways to performance, but there is only one pathway to true…

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Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

  • September 11, 2018

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs is the book that I’ve chosen to feature this month. Author John Doerr shares examples of how Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) can help any team succeed whether you are running a small business, coaching a team or leading at a management level in a large organization. Personally, I’ve been successful building businesses using the principles he teaches--having specific goals that can be measured with a deadline to achieve them.   Summary In this book, legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how its principles put into practice can help any size organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up named Google--a company he had just invested $12.5 million in. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial spirit, and great ambitions, but no real business plan. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where CEO Andy…

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Find Your Why

Find Your Why

  • August 3, 2018

I recommended Simon Sinek’s bestselling book entitled Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action a few months ago. This month I’m recommending his book that he co-wrote with Peter Docker and David Mead called Find your Why: a Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose For You and Your Team. This book has the “how to” action steps to help yourself and your team succeed. If you haven’t read Start with Why yet, I would advise you to read it first before reading this one as it picks up where Start with Why left off. Summary In 2009, Simon Sinek gave a TED Talk about finding your WHY and it became viral because his impactful message resonated so strongly with people around the world. Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you. With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help…

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