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.”
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’.
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...
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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