Here on a Tuesday morning in Ojai, CA I’m asking myself: “What can I do for them?"
And then I came up with an idea. Ready?
Order 15+ copies of the book for your team, your company, your community. Email me the receipt - Jason@WomackCompany.com - and I will schedule an ONLINE WEBINAR “chat with the author” for your group. It will be a Book Club meeting like now other… (that’s a $2,500 value)
Order 150+ copies of the book, and I will automatically enroll UP TO 150 people in www.GetMomentum.co/about for a month. (That’s a $29.00 per person value!)
And, order 1,500+ copies of the book - don’t worry, place the order and Amazon will do what it must to deliver them to you! - and I will fly anywhere in the United States and facilitate a 1-day leadership event. (a $20,000 value) Plus, I’ll enroll up to 100 leaders in www.GetMomentum.co/get-momentum at the Professional Level. (That’s a $149.00 per person value!)
We’ve just published a 34-page eBook that teaches you how 8 successful Get Momentum members create the conditions necessary to succeed at work…and in life.
Would you recognize it if you saw it? The feeling of momentum...
You know, when you get an idea, implement it, and it works! You get that blog post or chapter written. A customer leaves a raving review of your service online. The manufacturer you’re working with gets you what you need on time AND on budget.
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to create momentum?
I know, I know, things are good. I mean mostly good, right? You've got some work lined up next week, some projects your workin' on over the summer, maybe even a getaway (or full-on vacation) on the calendar. So, why focus on getting better?
It seems natural to want tomorrow to be better than yesterday. Looking around, there's probably SOMEone you know who's lookin' to get better. (Any doubts, just tune in during the Summer Games in London!) I don't know about you, but when I see someone excelling at something I ask... “How did they do that?”
The most recent review of the book
Recently, I heard that Rex Williams (thanks!) wrote up a wonderful review of the book. Here's what he says:
“In a world of constant multi-tasking and increased demands on our time that we either place on ourselves, or is placed on us by others, we crave some kind of magical time and space where the rest of the world just stops, so we can focus on getting things done and catch up.”
Writing every day, it's a great idea when it works! Now, whether or not I should be "blogging" every day, that's another story...
From time to time, I think, "It would be great to have more of the observations I make out there." Well, for those of you who'd like to hear/read what it is that I AM studying and learning, please go get a copy of the book! Today, it was ranked #12 on Amazon.com's "new hot releases list."
How I got the book: Mrs. Hesselbein gave me a copy (and signed it!) when we met in NYC last week.
How long it took to read: 90 minutes / 3 reading sessions
Read cover-to-cover: YES / no
Favorite quotes (Page # and line): 8. And when do we make the great discovery that leadership is a journey, not a destination?
27. Embrace the Defining Moment (chapter title)
39. Defining Yourself With the Power of No (chapter title, again!)
44. Without the Power of No, the mission of the organization can become obscured by initiatives and programs that do little more than add clutter.
46. The lesson of no is not negative; it is powerful and positive.
81. Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.
98. Part of learning is getting feedback.
123. Popularity is not leadership. Results are.
212: ...you have only one question. If we do this, will it further the mission?
My Take Away:
Frances Hesselbein shares her life stories in an approachable and comfortable way. Never once did I get the feeling she "preaches" to her audience. Especially when I sat in her office for a 30 minute conversation (she writes about these short conversations on page 199), I felt like she was present and with me for the entire time. After sharing some time together, I was so inspired by some of the comments she shared, and questions she asked, that I immediately began to take action.
I think that's the one thing anyone reading this book could be compelled to do. Within 7 days of meeting her, I had set up a 4-session presentation series at a local high school to talk about my career path, and entrepreneurship as an "option" while planning for summer, college and beyond. It wasn't that Mrs. Hesselbein "told" me to go and do this kind of work, she described the work that she's doing, listened to the work that I've done in schools, universities and coporations over the years and encouraged me to continue sharing with audiences worldwide.
My "big idea" from reading this book: The essence of leadership is presence.