Focus is the key to our success. But getting focused and staying focused is increasingly difficult in today’s distracted world. That is why I have created the following challenge. The challenge is inspired by the book ‘The 4 Disciplines of Execution.’
The 4 Disciplines of Execution by C. McChesney, S. Covey, and J. Huling
“Like a fish discovering the water it’s been swimming in the whole time, we finally realized that the fundamental problem with execution had always been right in front of us…” ― The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Are you struggling to execute your great ideas and wildly important goals? If so, you might enjoy this book summary:
1-Page PDF Summary of 4DX
Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen
“Dreaming about a positive future seemed to protect against sadness in the short term but promote it over the long term.” ― Gabriele Oettingen Ph.D.
The latest behavioral science reveals that positive thinking can reduce your willingness to take action if done incorrectly. The following book summary will explain why and provide you with a scientifically proven method to sustain motivation and increase your odds of achieving an optimistic goal.
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
“The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous.” – Brian Tracy
What ‘frog’ are you avoiding in your professional life? What difficult task are you putting off?
In the book ‘Eat That Frog!’ author Brian Tracy provides effective strategies for eating your biggest frog (your most important task). The following video and PDF summary detail those strategies:
“No one owes you a great career; you need to earn it—and the process won’t be easy.” ― Cal Newport
How do people find work they love to do for a living?
In the book ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You,’ author Cal Newport explores that question. He discovers that “follow your passion” is not particularly useful advice. Watch the following video to understand why:
“The only way to beat the competition is to stop trying to beat the competition.” – Blue Ocean Strategy
To understand why you should ignore the competition and chart a course towards a Blue Ocean of opportunity, check out my latest book summary video & 1-page PDF summary:
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
“If you’re an entrepreneur, designer, student, programmer, or professional who wants to master the fundamentals of sound business practice, this book is for you.” – Josh Kaufman, The Personal MBA
Josh Kaufman decided to skip MBA School and give himself a ‘Personal MBA’ by studying the best business books. Here’s what he found:
Are you struggling to make big changes in your personal or professional life?
Watch the following video to see how psychologist Robert Maurer uses a Japanese manufacturing philosophy called kaizen to help his patients achieve big changes in their lives.
“Japanese corporations have long used the gentle technique of kaizen to achieve their business goals and maintain excellence. Now this elegant strategy can help you realize your personal dreams.” – Robert Maurer, Ph.D.