Here’s a quick test:
Look at any random non-fiction book on your self that you’ve previously read. Without looking through it again, tell yourself everything that you remember from that book, the characters, the message or theme, stories, etc. Try and think of everything you remember.
I looked over and picked The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Now, here’s the test- How many factoids, nuggets, or impactful stories could you really come up with?
Mine? I only recall two things from my choice: 1) that desperation was a needed requirement for success and 2) that Daymond John spray-painted his ads for Fubu on the pull-down garage doors in NYC.
I know there was tons more from the book, but that’s about all I can recall. And it was a good book!
Maybe you’re better than me. But I think, we can only remember the big stuff from almost every book that we read, one or two things, and we forget the rest.
I started the show knowing that within our 45-1 hour interviews, you would get 15 minutes worth of content that could totally transform you and your outlook on mental toughness, the hinge, and mental health and wellness.
In life, we have to be able to take what we need!
But, it’s not about extracting the nectar and burning the tree, it’s merely about consuming what we learn and passing your newfound knowledge and experience onto others. I think we are at our best when we are helping others.
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Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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