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Monday, July 25, 2011

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ACTION!

Earlier today I sent out a tweet stating that all assistant coaches should read Brian Tracy's book, "Eat That Frog!"  Now that's not to say that head coaches couldn't benefit from this book as well but it is excellent for assistant coaches looking to improve in their profession and move up the ladder at the same time.

I had a lot of retweets but will there be a lot of people to go out and get the book and follow through?  In other words -- WILL THERE BE ACTION?

There world is full of people that have vision...people that map out plans and strategies -- but they fall short because they don't follow it up with ACTION!  The vision and the preparation are not enough without EXECUTION.

Here is what Brian Tracy has to say in his book:

"In study after study of men and women who get paid more and promoted faster, the quality of 'action orientation' stands out as the most observable and consistent behavior they demonstrate in everything they do.  Successful, effective people are those who launch direction into their major tasks and then discipline themselves to work steadily and single-mindedly until those task are complete."

Tracy goes on to state that "failure to execute" is one of the biggest problems in organizations today.  Don't talk the talk -- walk the walk -- it's all about the ACTION!