Paul and Rick crack open the top books on leadership and life on the Breaking Average Podcast. For this week's episode the book in the spotlight is a classic, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" written by the legendary Steven Covey
You're going to love this episode.
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....
“If you were going to do it again, rebuild from scratch, what would you do different?”
That question was asked of me a few years ago -- and then resurfaced again in the midst of COVID-19. The original questions was centered on the business that I had a part in launching over a decade earlier. The follow on question asked recently was centered on how to recover after dumpster fire year. Often, when someone asks a business building question, my mind races back to the beginning. But COVID adds a whole knew wrinkle.
The first few years we passionately set up shop with great expectations, only to be frequently disappointed. The big contracts that we were fishing for, just weren’t biting. Still, we ventured out, explored, tried to turn over each stone of opportunity we could, but – on the big ones – we failed again and again. For three years it seemed we were perpetually rebuilding ourselves.
Rather than giving up, which...
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