Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Books
I spend a LOT of time in the car.  One way I've found of converting the uselessness of sitting in a car into somewhat less useless time is to listen to audio books. The most recent read has been a book called Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. I got so much out of it I have actually gone back and begun to read it a second time and take more notes. This one introduces a lot of nifty ideas about how to initiate change in many different aspects of life, giving real-world no-nonsense examples. Good read. Stop Belittling Change Change happens all the time.  Unfortunately many people are resistant to change.  In Switch the authors present a few simple strategies to help guide people through change in a successful…
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Four Simple Steps To Actually REACHING Your Goals

Four Simple Steps To Actually REACHING Your Goals

Self-help
  In this post I intend to give you my best strategy to really achieve your goals.  With this strategy you'll reach your goals and do it more quickly than you thought was possible.  This strategy is simple, easy to remember, and costs nothing. There are a couple of great books on the subject, and I'll link to them at the bottom of this article. The concept is NOT new.  It's been around a long time, and thousands of people have been successful by following this principle, yet it's so often overlooked I just HAD to write about it. Here are the 4 Simple Steps to REALLY accomplishing your goals: Identify your roles in life Start with the end Back up into the present GO! Identify Your Roles In Life The first step…
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Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Books, Self-help, Technology
Winner. Good book. Worth reading more than once. Listened to it on audiobook last year and am reading back through it again now in electronic print on my Kindle app. Couple of notes on the format: I normally choose print versus audio, because it sinks in better and is easier to reference at a later time. One exception is Jim Collins. He reads his own books and does so with enthusiasm and energy that makes the book anything but dull. Collins is a safe bet in audio. Collins goes through some down-to-earth truths about breaking through from normal to extraordinary, such as: Plan meticulously.  Plan for even worse than the worst. Repeat your daily must-dos with religious fervor Taking risks the careful way This is book is a fresh batch…
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