Several years ago I read two books which change my life from Dr. John C Maxwell. The first book was "Think for Change" it taught me, people, who really want change don't give excuses for why they are still in the same place today. They don't use the word "try" and don't blame the past for the present moment!
The second book which CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER as a coach and consultant is "Relationship 101". It taught me you can not teach a person who does not listen. No matter how great a teacher you may be!...here is a small excerpt from his book for some clarity...
“I once heard a story about a tennis pro who was giving a lesson to a new student. After watching the novice take several swings at the tennis ball, the pro stopped him and suggested ways he could improve his stroke. But each time he did, the student interrupted him, gave a different opinion of the problem, and stated how it should be solved. After several interruptions, the pro began to nod his head in agreement.
When the lesson ended, a woman who had been watching said to the pro, “Why did you go along with that arrogant man’s stupid suggestions?”
The pro smiled and replied, “I learned a long time ago that it is a waste of time to try to sell real answers to anyone who just wants to buy echoes .”
That statement my friends complete changing the way I run my business!
Excerpt From: John C. Maxwell. “Maxwell 101 Collection.” Thomas Nelson, 2010-09-10. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.