I like to read (or listen) to a good book. Usually, after time has passed, these books become a footnote in my awareness. I remember them, but I don't reflect on them too much. However, I found one book that I keep coming back too. It's become more than a footnote. It's the one book I'm so glad I read, and yet oddly enough it's the one book I wish was never written.
"Why?," you wonder. Because it flipped over my apple cart. It made me rethink everything when it comes to business and leadership. You can say it's disrupted my world.
The good news is that it disrupted it for the better. The bad news, it's still disrupting. :-).
"What's the book?", you ask.
It's The Vision Driven Leader, by Michael Hyatt. A book that has quickly become one of my top 12 favorite books of all time. *
If I were to write a book on vision, I would have written this one too. :-) ...
The kick-off book for our summer reads is "Greenlights" by the illustrious Matthew McConaughey. Yes. You guessed right, the famous Action, Adventure, RomCom actor from the big screen. He shares the art of "catching greenlights".
What's a greenlight?
It's a metaphor that indicates "permission to go." There are greenlights all around us, but we're often blind to see them. When we don't see them -- we hold back, and fail to be who we are meant to be.
Reflecting from his own incredible journey, McConaughey offers us a fresh and fun perspective on seeing greenlights and creating them. It's suited for any entrepreneur, adventurer, or dreamer -- or just a person who just wants to be entertained. (I recommend the audible book for full entertainment value).
The second book we have queued up is "W1NNING: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness" by Tim Grover. This is a gem of a book....