One of the things I always admired about Ken Blanchard’s One Minute Manager was his focus on doing small things, but doing them well and repeatedly. So much of success thinking is about setting our “BHAG’s” or Big Hairy Audacious Goals. What Talane has done with this book is to remind us that there are simple steps we can take to coach ourselves to be better tomorrow than we are today.
In the book she lists and illustrates 101 tips for self coaching. For instance, one that resonates with me is Tip Number 4, “Eliminate the Shoulds”. It talks about goals that we have held onto for months, years, perhaps decades. We should lose weight, we should quit smoking, we should, should, should. Her narrative takes a great concept and gives specific ways you can turn it into behaviors you can use. Great stories and personal comments makes this an easy and timely read.