Intentional Living - John Maxwell

books Mar 14, 2020

Quotes like “Start small but believe big”, “…we must merely make a difference in the place where we live.”, “Success is gained in inches at a time, not miles”, and the one that made me cry and realize I do have a purpose was, “Who I am makes a difference.”

The whole book reads this way. I read this book just after my husband passed. It gave me purpose again. It helped me remember, there is a reason I am here, and I have a job to do. I better get to it. You don’t need to have a tragedy in your life for this book to have a powerful influence on you. We all want to feel significant, meaningful and necessary. However, most of us are waiting for that to drop in our lap. This book will remind us that “The key to a life that matters is being intentional.”

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Think Smarter: Critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. Michael Kallet

books Feb 27, 2020

What do you do when you have an issue or challenge at work? Do you react to it? Or, do you take the time to think about it critically?  What is critical thinking and why do we care? Mike Kallet explains it in this book. Instead of jumping to the first reactionary thought that comes to mine, Mr. Kallet gives us examples of how to use the process of critical thinking. He gives us great ‘takeaways’ so we can apply the concepts into our everyday business life. Critical thinking can help a business ‘step up the innovative capabilities of their teams’.

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Take the Stairs - Rory Vaden

books Aug 01, 2019


I had the pleasure of hearing Rory Vaden speak a few years ago. If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend it. He has a great story.


His book ‘Take the Stairs’ is a challenge to us all, as a nation, not just as business people. We have become lazy. On a constant look out for the next quick fix. In a sentence, we are very quick to take the escalator, when really, we should take the stairs. The stairs will get us there just about as quickly but has far better results.


Here are some of my favorite points.


Successful people have all had to do things they didn’t feel like doing in order to get where they are.


Learn to fall in love with the daily grind. I love this section. It really spoke to me. Its about how we live our lives continually chasing some mythical finish line. “Once I finish college, I’ll make the money I need.” “ Once the kids leave the house…..” “After I get that...

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Referral of a Lifetime

books Jul 29, 2019

Written by Tim Templeton, it is part of the Ken Blanchard Series. This is the old one. There is a 2nd addition out now. It is written as a story but teaches a step-by-step system that allows the reader to generate a steady stream of new business through consistent referrals and existing customers and friends. No more cold calls, no more advertising, no more begging for sales.

Its about Susie McCumber who is struggling with her business. She simply isn’t getting enough clients. While making her daily pilgrimage to her local coffee shop, owned by Chuck Krebbs, she informs him she about ready to give up. Chuck sets her up with David Michael Highground. He is a good friend of Chuck’s and was referred to him years ago.

Susie meets with Highground for several days, and he introduces her to 4 people that he has helped the exact same what in the past. Through these meetings, they each teach her a part of his system. This system is about building your business by building and...

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Trillion Dollar Coach

books Jul 29, 2019

The Trillion Dollar Coach

  • About Bill Campbell who was a coach to the likes of Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, to name just the authors. Eric was the CEO & Chairman of Google from 2001 to 2011 and executive chair from 2011 to 1015. Jonathan was SVP at Google and ran the product team from 02 to 2011. Alan has been a director at Google since 2007. Bill was also a coach to most of Silicon Valley during the late 90’s until his death in 2016. He never charged for his services. In fact, he worked at Google, Apple and Inuit and was a key player in helping to make those companies what they are today. But he was a natural coach and that is what he did. This book is a tribute to him. It is about how and what he coached to these major players during the boom and rapid growth of this time. His ideas and beliefs and what he taught these people are principles that when applied to your own teams, will inspire your teams and leaders to create something few...
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