inspired me with both its powerful content and amazing quotes.
I was especially interested in the content from Krish Dhanam because he traveled with Zig Ziglar for 17 years to all his speaking engagements. Zig also personally mentored him as an Executive Coach and spoke and wrote about him often.
I interviewed Krish for my Journey To Success Radio show.
Below are some excerpts and quotes from the book that resonated with me.
"I was dyslexic; I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it." Richard Branson
In today's environment, all should recognize that "YOU" are the enterprise." We must strive to become more valuable - learn new skills, build relationships, establish a network. In fact, building multiple sources of income in order to maximize our potential and protect ourselves from negative events is becoming increasingle common.
"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for us." Helen Keller
Each and every day we have a unique opportunity to conduct our lives with distinction or mediocrity. There should be no room for mediocrity. The basic point is that each and every task, interaction with a person, or moment we live represents a chance to do it better than anyone else. This is what making a difference is all about - living life believing that we all have countless opportunities each day to demonstrate our value, to be unique, and to leave our business, family, church, community, friends, and even total strangers better off because we decided to make a difference. Every day becomes a rich experience, never boring and always impactful.
The success formula in this world adopted by some of the biggest game-changers of the last one hundred years has consistency as its cornerstone.
Encouragement: Share it, seek it, and believe it. Most of your workforce craves it. Don't make the reward and recognition just an annual affair. Encouragement is the fuel upon which hope runs, and making encouragement a culture-constant fosters proactivity in an environment that needs to change and adapt.
AMAZON description of Hardheaded and Softhearted
Rick Belluzzo and Krish Dhanam offer their “Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room” based on their extensive experience with companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Quantum, and the Zig Ziglar Corporation. This little book captures their wisdom in capsule form, designed to guide readers along the path to a point where IQ meets EQ and quality of life results. When head and heart, skill and will, and strategic formula and emotional foundation merge, leaders can excel professionally and personally, and organizational cultures become more dynamic and productive.
Hardheaded and Softhearted is an easy read filled with powerful wisdom and I highly recommend you purchase and read it.