W.I.N. Wednesday: What are you putting in there?
Following my September 30 post It’s a Beautiful Thing one of the newsletter subscribers (thanks Jeff) forwarded the following Old Jewish proverb:
"What you put in your pocket can be lost. What you put in your mind is yours forever."
I have gone back and reread it a number of times lately as I have been reading a number of very good books, conducting interviews for the Excellence in Training Academy, working through an online Jack Canfield Success Principles course, listening to a variety of podcasts and watching videos on Michael Hyatt’s Platform University as well as some Robin Sharma training videos.
I find myself excited when I am reading engaging books and engaged in learning new information that can help me more effectively deliver my training and live my life in a more meaningful way.
I am fortunate that I have the opportunity to weave what I am learning into many of my presentations, or use what I am learning to make my presentations more engaging for the participants. Not everyone has that opportunity.
So what can you do to share what you are learning from the books you read, the podcasts you listen to or the courses you are taking?
Here are some ideas:
- Make it a point at coffee or lunch with your co-workers to ask, “What are you reading?”, or “What are you listening to these days for podcasts or audio books?” Listen for the answer, write it down and ask follow-up questions about some of the key ideas or greatest takeaways.
- Start a book club with friends or co-workers. Even if you just find a group of co-workers or friends and once a year each of you buys a book, reads it then passes it along to the other group members.
- Subscribe to a magazine like Success and after you have read the magazine and listened to the CD then pass them along to others so they can benefit from the wisdom contained in the pages and on the CD that comes with every issue.
- Start a column in your company newsletter, Facebook page or blog and have people share insights from books and courses.
- When you come back from a conference or seminar put together and deliver a short presentation on the key takeaways from each session or speaker.
- Every month, every quarter or even once a year buy a copy of a great book and give it to someone as a gift. Not a birthday gift, just a gift of appreciation and friendship.
Comment below to share your ideas with others and share your one or two top books or podcasts.
P.S. Today is going to be an amazing day of learning for me as it is our first WINx event. Nine powerful speakers in a TEDx style event. I am pumped.
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