David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors. He finds patterns in penny loafers and the Aids epidemic in The Tipping Point, makes sense out of sixth senses in Blink, and turns luck and big breaks into a science in Outliers. He opens your mind through each unique story he tells. And what greater story … More David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

Becoming Authentic

It’s easy to see people who’ve accomplished great things, and think “wow, they’ve got it all together.” Usually when we get to peer into the lives of those we admire, it’s the culmination of a lot of hard and “messy” work. We see the glimmer and not the grit it took to get there. This … More Becoming Authentic

Becoming Fearless: a Lesson from Michelle Obama

Today I listening to the audio version of the book  “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Michelle is a great narrator by the way. Being in chronological order, chapter 6 begins her journey of arriving at Princeton. Coming from a family on the lower side of Chicago, she often talks about the fear of “not being enough” … More Becoming Fearless: a Lesson from Michelle Obama

Finding Your Middle C

Thanksgiving is here, and so starts the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Families and friends getting together uniting over a glutton’s delight, a month before vowing to start the year out right with the new diet plan. But beyond the commercialization is the heart of something really special. They include time spent with … More Finding Your Middle C

High Performance Habit #4 ~ Increase Productivity

Today’s blog post is from this week’s book of the week, High Performing Habits by Brendon Burchard. Today we’re talking about habit number four and sharing just a few gems from the book (not all the gems you have to buy the book for that). The secret Brendon Burchard says is in the fundamentals. “The … More High Performance Habit #4 ~ Increase Productivity

High Performing Habits 2 & 3: Generate Energy and Raise Necessity

This week’s book is High Performing Habits by Brendon Burchard.  “…energy is significantly related to productivity. If you ever want to get more done, you don’t need to buy some app or organize your papers better. It’s less about doing e-mail better and more about doing energy better.”¹ What’s interesting about this quote, is that … More High Performing Habits 2 & 3: Generate Energy and Raise Necessity