It’s Not About You, by Bob Burg and John David Mann

I have been reading an average of two business development or personal development books since starting my business in mid-September. That’s a lot of books! Many of them resonated right off the mark and some of them fell pathetically flat. The books that I have found myself returning to, time and time again, are the books by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Easy reads in terms of the number of pages, but powerful lessons to be learned!

It's Not About You Bob Burg Naomi Hattaway

“Life leaves a mark. None of us passes through the experience of our days unblemished or pristine. We all suffer tragedies and dissapointments, struggles and failures. Losses great and small, and every one of them hurts.

We can try to cover it up, although if we do, we just tend to grow bitter on the inside. Or, we can embrace who we are – that is, who we are in the process of becoming. Embrace the hurt and it deepens you, makes you a richer person. Deny, reject, hold it at bay, fight it off, and it simply hardens you.

Character is how you choose to respond to what life throws at you. You can lead only as far as you grow. And you will grow only as far as you let yourself. Character is what happens when life scratches itself onto your soul.”

Looking for a book for yourself? Need a gift for the entrepreneur in your life, or for a future business owner? This is a little book that packs a BIG punch! ——> It’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business.

Have any of you read it?

What business or personal development book(s) would you recommend?

 

 

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  1. says

    You and I seem to be about on the same track! I too started reading business books again when I started my coaching training in September.
    My favorites lately has been The Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte. And The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks.

  2. says

    What a kind and amazing review, Naomi. Thank you for your very complimentary words about John David Mann’s and my book. Huge gratitude and appreciation to and for you!

  3. Paige says

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I took The Dale Carnegie class 20 years ago and changed my life. Some really basic principles that will NEVER change like how to remember people’s names and why that is so important.

    • says

      It IS so important to remember people’s names! I usually am very good at it, but lately with too much on my mind, I haven’t paid the same attention and I’ve been paying the price. SO important, Paige!