“I’ve learned that in order to be happy in life, you need to figure out what your talents and strengths are… then run with them! Don’t settle for anything less than what your abilities can get you.” – Trey Lewellen in Expert Secrets (Click below for your FREE copy)
Struggle is not optional – it’s neurologically required: in order to get your skill circuit to fire optimally, you must by definition fire the circuit sub optimally; you must make mistakes and pay attention to those mistakes; you must slowly teach your circuit. You must also keep firing that circuit – i.e., practicing – in orderContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 123”
“Leaders aren’t the only people who can think of innovative things. Good ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere. And often, they may come from the people you least expect to have them.” – Coach K.
“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finder on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.” – Coach K.
Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts. The importance of reputation until automaticity cannot be overstated. John Wooden
“One of my goals in establishing teamwork is always to get the team believing that they are part of something bigger than themselves.” – Coach K.
“The second reason deep practice is a strange concept is that it takes events that we normally strive to avoid – namely, mistakes – and turns them into skills. To understand how deep practice works, then, it’s first useful to consider the unexpected but crucial importance of errors to the learning process.” – Daniel CoyleContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 115”
“What made (John) Wooden a great coach wasn’t praise, wasn’t denunciation, and certainly wasn’t pep talks. His skill resided in the Gatling-gun rattle of targeted information he fired at his players. This, not that. Here, not there.“
“Never let a person’s weakness get in the way of his strength.” – Coach K
“Sixty percent of what you teach applies to everybody. The trick is how you get that sixty percent to the person. If I teach you, I’m concerned about what you think and how you think. I want to teach you how to learn in a way that’s right for you. My greatest challenge is notContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week 110”
“…praise was not constant but was given only when it was earned – a finding that dovetails with the research of Dweck, who notes that motivation does not increase with increased levels of praise but often dips.” Daniel Coyle
When Brown came up with the idea of an app for sending disappearing photos, Spiegel was the first person he told. The response: “That’s a million-dollar idea!” The Snapchat Story
“Deep practice is built on a paradox: struggling in certain targeted ways – operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes – makes you smarter. Or to put it a slightly different way, experiences where you’re forced to slow down, make errors, and correct them – as you would if you wereContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 107”
People are attracted to people who own their lives. People are not attracted to victims.
“The people inside the talent hotbeds are engaged in an activity that seems, on the face of it, strange and surprising. They are seeking out the slippery hills… they are purposely operating at the edges of their ability, so they will screw up. And somehow screwing up is making them better.” – Daniel Coyle
High performers can do almost anything they set their heart and their mind to. But not every mountain is worth the climb. What differentiates high performers from others is their critical eye in figuring out what is going to be meaningful to their life experience. They spend more of their time doing things that theyContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week 104”
“People think focus is saying yes to the things you got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas there are.” — Steve Jobs
Satisfaction is not the cause of great performance; it’s the result Brendon Burchard
“The fact that a targeted effort can increase learning velocity tenfold sounds like a fairy tales in which a handful of tiny seeds grow into an enchanted vine. But strangely, the enchanted vine turns out to be something close to neurological fact.” – Daniel Coyle –
There is a tremendous difference between feeling the fear and doing it anyway and the freedom which comes from finding the space in yourself which is beyond fear. And the more time you spend living beyond fear, the sooner the answer to ‘What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?’ will become ‘Exactly what I’mContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week 100”