Sharpening Your Saw
1st, Happy Mother’s Day’s to you mom’s reading this newsletter.
It is interesting to me that I have had a lot of coaches lately tell me they are too busy to read books. They actually feel guilty about taking time to read when they feel like they should be working.
I wanted you to share the advice that I gave to each of them.
I read a great book about Marc Benioff the Saas legend that owns Salesforce this
past week… truthfully, I read it twice.
Here’s how that’s relevant to you coach…
The $100,000 buzz saw in the warehouse needs to be cleaned, sharpened and serviced.
Warren Buffett and his $84 billion dollar net worth reads 80% of the day, looking for
insights and accelerants.
My mentor Darren Hardy reads 2 books, reads over 200 articles, listens to 4 audio books, interviews as many experts as he can, and listens to a bunch of podcasts every single month.
Stop feeling guilty about taking the morning or afternoon off to revisit some
training… listening to a long audio, reading a book and educating yourself.
It’s like cleaning, sharpening and servicing the buzz saw in between your ears.
Here it is in a sentence:
Give me an hour to chop a tree, I would spend the first forty-five minutes sharpening my axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln
I know you’ve heard that before…
… but are you doing it?
Sharpen your coaching saw.
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