I set a goal for 2018 to read at least 12 books this year. In the spirit of accountability, here is what I’ve accomplished so far:
- Leverage (January)
- Mindset (3/4/18)
- The CEO Next Door (3/15/18)
- Millionaire Success Habits (3/4/18)
- High Performance Habits (4/3/18)
- The Energy Bus (4/4/18)
- Everyone Communicates, Few Connect (4/17/18)
- Strengths Finder 2.0 (May 2018)
- Born to Build (Clifton) (7/1/18)
On deck for me are the following books:
- Third Door
- Sharpen Your Verbal Edge
- The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare
- Super Connector
- The Surprising Power of the Coil
What are you reading?
When thinking about speaking in public (team meetings, presentations in front of customers/executives, a speech, etc.), what comes to mind?
For many of us, public speaking is our #1 fear. Why is that? Is public speaking that much worse than snakes, drowning, or clowns?
I would love to read your comments on this topic. Please share if you do have this fear (no matter which country you live in) and what you believe you need to work on to overcome it?
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- Set meaningful personal goals and work on them every day.
- Practice gratitude every day.
- Do random acts of kindness.
- Read inspiring, challenging books every day.
- Listen to inspiring podcasts.
- Follow impactful leadership blogs.
- Find and meet with a mentor.
- Mentor someone.
- Network with other leaders.
- Volunteer your time in your community.
- Do more than expected at work.
- Intentionally meet new leaders in your community.
- Write someone a personal note of appreciation.
- Say “please” and “thank you”.
- Open the door for others.
- Smile more.
- Listen more than you speak.
- Spend time with family and friends.
- Laugh – don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Develop positive self-talk.
In his new book, High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard speaks about seeking clarity in Habit 1. I shared this exercise with my Emerging Leader group yesterday. I thought you might like to read this as well:
- Describe (write it down) how you’ve perceived yourself in the following situations over the past several months – with your significant other, at work, with the kids or your team, in social situations with strangers.
- Now ask, “Is that who I really see myself being in the future?” How would my future self look, feel, and behave differently in those situations? (note: think about how your future self would want to interact in ways that you would be proud of)
- If you could describe yourself in just 3 aspirational words – words that would sum up who you are at your best in the future – what would those words be? Why are those words meaningful to you? Once you find your words, put them in your phone as an alarm label that goes off several times per day.
I worked through this exercise myself. I jotted down several things and finally landed on my 3 aspirational words. I created a calendar event that displays these 3 words at 5:45 am, 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm every day.
Already, there are many times when I see those words and I am reminded to be my best and do my best to act out on these words. It works. What a great reminder.
Try it. In fact, order the book and start working your own high performance habits (link to the book is provided above). Begin working on becoming better. You will not regret it.