Made to Stick

Made to Stick

Have you ever thought about why some ideas or stories are so memorable and others aren’t? Even if the most memorable stories or facts are false, they can still spread as if they were true. 

Brothers Chip and Dan Heath explore this idea in their book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.

 

 

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Think about the last idea or important information you communicated. Did it stick? Evaluate it through the lens of SUCCESs. Ask yourself: what do you need to improve on next time?

 

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What VeggieTales Taught Me About Dreams and Business

What VeggieTales Taught Me About Dreams and Business

Do you remember VeggieTales? The animated vegetables that told Bible stories? In the mid to late 90s and early 2000s VeggieTales swept the nation. In today’s video, I share my thoughts on the book Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer (creator of VeggieTales), as well as some of the key lessons I learned from reading it.

 

 

Game Plan

Today’s Game Plan? Pick up this book (you can find a quick link to it here on my Current Reading List page). But aside from picking up this book, think through this question:

Are there any current dreams you have, that for this season of life you need to hit the pause button on?

 

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Resources

Current Reading List

 

An Update on Your Leadership Coach

An Update on Your Leadership Coach

 

 

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Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

Because reading is so important to my learning, and subsequently leadership growth and development, occasionally I like to share a book that has really been impactful for me here on Your Leadership Coach.

Today, I’m sharing a brief review of the book Extreme Ownership by Navy Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. 

 

 

Game Plan

First, I highly recommend you read the book, Extreme Ownership. You can find it here via our Amazon Affiliate link: Extreme Ownership

Next, here are a couple questions to ask yourself. Answer honestly. What areas in your life (both personally and professionally) are you not taking extreme ownership of? What goals have you not met, where you are blaming others for your lack of progress?

Last, be proactive and take back control of your life and your goals. How? By taking full, and not partial, responsibility for them.

 

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P.S. Tomorrow’s the day! Registration opens tomorrow morning for our first webinar of our Summer Webinar Series. This first one is called “The New-Norm Leader: 5 Skills for Socially Engaging in a Physically-Distancing World.” We’ve been hard at work getting ready, so we’re really excited to see you there. Stay tuned for a special announcement email with dates, times, and a link for our subscribers to sign up!

 

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 3)

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 3)

 

Two weeks ago, I started a three-part series called The Art of Goal-Making. In this series I’m sharing some tips and techniques when it comes to setting goals that helped me go from reading 13 books in 2018 to nearly doubling it to 25 books in 2019.

If you missed them, the links to Part 1 and Part 2 can be found in the Resources section below. Today I’m sharing Part 3 of this series: the final two techniques to help you make goals that you will actually accomplish…

 

 

Game Plan

The last two weeks I shared with you the 8 key priorities in our life:

    • Spiritual
    • Spouse
    • Self
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Profession
    • Finances
    • Hobbies 

I want you to create one goal or objective for each of those priorities. For example, in the Self priority, your goal may be to: Read 24 books.

Next, what is one task you need to do daily or weekly to accomplish that goal? Using our reading example, the task might be to: Read 47% each week.

Once you’ve done those two steps, I want you to put accountability in place. Who or what is going to hold you accountable? For a reading goal, your accountability mechanism could be a: Weekly Review. 

Finally, if you haven’t already, share your goals with a friend. I know this seems like a lot. But if you put into practice these techniques that I’ve shared over the last 3 weeks, I can almost guarantee you that your productivity in accomplishing your goals will significantly increase.

 

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Resources

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 1)

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 2)

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 2)

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 2)

Last week, I started a three part series called “The Art of Goal-Making.” The reason for doing this series now is because this is the time when most people start either breaking their resolutions or entirely giving up on them.

In this series, I’m sharing some tips that have helped me become more consistent in accomplishing my goals. In fact, these techniques helped me go from reading 13 books in 2018 to nearly doubling it to 25 books in 2019.

Today is Part 2 of the series and I share what most people forget when it comes to creating their goals. If you missed Part 1, you can find the link to it below.

 

 

Game Plan

What’s your why? In Part 1 of our series on “The Art of Goal-Making”, I shared with you the top 8 priorities that most people have:

  • Spiritual
  • Spouse
  • Self
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Profession
  • Finances 
  • Hobbies
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I would encourage you to create a vision statement for each of those priorities.

Think through these questions: Why do you want to be successful in that area? What does it look like to “win” or be successful in that area? Don’t get too specific. You can add specifics when we get to objectives which we will talk about next week.

 

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Resources

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 1)