Booked on Tuesdays: Review – Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell (the grass is not greener on the other side)

I reviewed Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell years ago, but I thought that I would post it again because today too many of us are thinking that the grass is greener on the other side, and that the solution to our problems and challenges reside outside of our domain. This review is equally a reminder to you as it is to me that our own “acres of diamonds” is in our backyard. I made changes to this review, and I have added a YouTube video (12 minutes) of Earl Nightingale speaking about Acres of Diamonds, and in it, he suggests ways to find your acres of diamonds. Included also is a link to a … [Read more...]

What to Expect for 2011

In 2011, we’ll embark on a learning journey together where we will unite modern and ancient wisdom. Imagine the possibilities when we discover an ancient solution to a modern day problem. How will we do that? Review both contemporary books and those written decades and sometimes centuries ago. We’ll look at ways in which we can adapt solutions from one industry to another or one era to another. And whenever you are consuming new information, whether it be reading a book, or listening to an interview, be open to learning something new. Have a pen and notebook handy, and always try to … [Read more...]

Review of Linchpin – Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

Linchpin – Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin - Your Invisible Mentor Five Great Ideas Stop asking what’s in it for you, and start giving gifts that change. Productivity and generosity make markets bigger and more efficient. Seek out achievements where there are no limits. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Perfection is overrated, laugh at it. Benjamin Franklin discovered that perfectionism doesn’t exist. Questions to Ponder If your organization decided to replace you with someone with superior skills and far better at your job than you, what would the job ad say? Do … [Read more...]