Wednesday 6 March 2013

Book ~ "Tuesday Morning Coaching ... Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life" (2010) David Cottrell

From Goodreads ~ Long-term success is not the result of one defining change or doing one thing well. It comes from embracing several small, simple yet powerful truths. In this follow-up to his best-selling Monday Morning book series, author David Cottrell shares how you can use the simple truths that are all around you to reboot your career and take your life to the next level. 

If you are ready to reignite the potential that lies within you and your organization, then Tuesday Morning Coaching is for you!

Ryan Harris is a successful manager who is burnt out and tired of working hard and going nowhere.  Looking for guidance, he turns to Jeff Walters, a semiretired executive who agrees to coach Ryan (they worked together years ago).  Jeff had been mentored in the past so this is his chance to pay it forward.

They meet every Tuesday morning for eight weeks so Ryan can learn the eight simple truths:
  1. No Matter What!
  2. ... And Then Some
  3. Consider It Done
  4. Above All Else
  5. From Now On
  6. See It, Feel It, Trust It, Do It!
  7. Focus Inside Your Boat - My favourite!  You can't control what anyone else is doing (ie outside your boat) ... you can only control and focus on what is in your boat
  8. Knowledge Is Power

You'll have to read the book to see in more detail that the truths actually mean.

Throughout the book, we follow along with Ryan on his journey.  Every week he has assignments and things he's going to try to do differently.  Plus Jeff sends him off to speak with various people (a receptionist, a fireman, a golf pro, etc.) to instill the truths as he is hearing their stories.

This book is written in first person, in Ryan's voice, and are the conversations that he and Jeff have every Tuesday morning.  At the end of each chapter are Ryan's handwritten notes summarizing the truths as he is learning them.

I enjoyed this book.  It's written is a conversational manner and was a quick read.  It's a good reminder to go with change, have integrity, go the extra mile, visualize your goals, etc.

I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like a great book.