Blog Posts

By Marc C. Shaffer

Embarking on a journey of self-improvement and goal setting can often feel like navigating a maze without a map. However, with the guidance of Jon Acuff's insightful book, "All It Takes is a Goal," readers are equipped with a compass to steer through the complexities of personal development and achieve their aspirations. My Group Coaching and Accountability Class studied this book and its impact resonated deeply with our members and helped us each define a better path toward our goals.

Read more: ...

By Marc Shaffer

Connections. This book is about connections and their immense value. I tend to think my life is also about connections, which may be why I am so drawn to “Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork,” by Dan Sullivan with Dr. Benjamin Hardy.

The initial opening of the book is a story about Michael Jordon, who I grew up idolizing as a child as the best basketball player that ever lived. You see, although he was arguably the greatest player, he couldn’t win a championship for his first six years in the NBA.

Read more: ...

By Jessica Searcy Kmetty

Sometimes we stumble across a book and it turns out to be really good! I’m thankful that I saw a friend was reading The Energy Bus from a post on Facebook and since I love reading, I wanted to check it out.

The Energy Bus is about a manager who became complacent in his complaining and walking aimlessly through life with a bad attitude. His behavior was sabotaging his success in work, life and his marriage and relationship with his kids. His car breaks down one day and needs to be serviced and he finds himself on public transportation with an enthusiastic group of strangers. It’s a how-to guide for fueling your life, work and organization with positive energy.

Read more: ...

By Alex Graham

I received Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck as a gift from my dad a few months after I had graduated college and moved away from home to Portland, Oregon.

This isn't your classic "self-help" type of book, but a book where Dweck shares her research on the power of our mindset and the physiology/science behind it.

Read more: ...

By Marc C. Shaffer

Promptings is a book by Kody Bateman, the founder of a company called SendOutCards. The book’s main premise is to act on impulses as a way to avoid regrets and to create opportunities. So many people have promptings but seldom follow up on them. Some examples of these promptings may be: telling someone you love them, visiting a relative that is sick in the hospital, sending a personal note of gratitude, taking a break, slowing down enough to be thankful. The author founded SendOutCards as a way for many to act on their promptings by making it easy to send greetings cards and gifts to family and friends, building relationships and forging bonds.

Read more: ...
Page 1 of 3

The 5 Fundamentals of
Selecting the Right Advisor

Download Paper  right-arrow

Newsletter Signup