Part of the submission process for both my “Coach Yourself” and “Coach Other People” book proposals requires me to read and compare/contrast other books that have sold well in a similar publishing category.
I recently finished Brian Tracy’s “Goals” and wanted to share the challenging questions he believes readers should ask their families.
These questions are very brave indeed, and could also be used in professional situations.
They require an attitude of humility, and non-defensiveness.
I share them with you and invite you to create a time with your family and invite their feedback. Please feel free to email me with your results.
- Is there anything that I am doing that you would like me to do more of?
- Is there anything that I am doing that you would like me to do less of?
- Is there anything that I am not doing that you would like me to start doing?
- Is there anything that I am doing that you would like me to stop doing altogether?
Once you have done this, see where the commonalities are in the feedback you receive.
There’s an old (possibly apocryphal) Chinese proverb:
“If one man calls you an ass, ignore him.
If two men call you an ass, start looking for tracks.
If three men call you an ass, put on a harness.”
If you receive consistent feedback about your behaviors, what would you like to do with the information?
May we pursue our paths, acting on the consistent messages we receive,