Leaders are readers. But how do you put the great ideas from the best seller into practice? Research tells us that the best way to remember new ideas and put them into action is to share our thoughts and ideas with someone else. In fact, participating in a book discussion increases our retention by 70%
When people get together to discuss a book they:
- Improve relationships
- Engage in powerful conversations
- Invest in their own personal and business development
- Clarify their thinking
Dr Seuss once wrote “The more you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go”
Our goal is not to read 12 books this year, but understand how to take 1 book and read it 12 times, i.e. implementing the best ideas right away and coming back for more.
The book we want to start with is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.
1. Read the Book. It’s okay if you haven’t read the book word for word – or if you skimmed the last couple of chapters – but make a significant effort to actually read it (even if you read it before)
2. Find 1-3 ideas that will make a great impact on your business and you want to implement them right away. If you have found lots of great ideas, bring the list and we will work together to narrow it down
4. Demonstrate respect :
- Being open to new ideas
- Listening even when you disagree.
- Making enough space for others to participate.
- Tactfully challenging the status quo.
- Being prepared.
- Showing up.
- Being on time