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Your success in life will depend on your CONNECTIONS
on July 9, 2007
CONNECT is very well written and contains plenty of wisdom necessary to succeed in business as well as life.
Keith Harrell uses CONNECT as an acronym to get his points across.
C - is for commit to win. Unless there is a total commitment, most importantly with yourself, your efforts will fall short.
O - is for open up to opportunities. Too many people have a closed mindset. If you want to succeed, open to opportunities.
N - notice what is needed
N - navigate by your purpose. You need to understand and be guided by your purpose in life.
E - execute ethically
C - challenge your challenges. Don't run from your challenges. Challenge them.
T - transcend beyond your best.
Then he gives us the BE - Attitudes to go with each CONNECT point. Before you DO, you must BE and the BE - Attitudes are a good reminder of what we should be. If we simply try to do, we will not succeed. There needs to be alignment of who we are with what we do. Therefore, the BE - Attitudes.
Harrell not only gives us the CONNECT points and the BE -Attitudes, he goes into great detail explaining the importance of the points and how they effect our performance and success.
The book is filled with interesting stories that bring home the points. At the end of each chapter is a series of exercises designed to implement the theory of the book.
If you truly want to succeed in business and in life, you must connect with others. No one is an island. Keith Harrell does a great job of giving you the tools to connect. You still need to do the work yourself.