The DV Weekend Pickup #35

Take The Stairs by Rory Vaden

What I like best:  The take the stairs mindset - focus and self-discipline - to achieving the success you desire is the only route worth taking.  Despite contrary belief it is also the fastest route even in a society obsessed with taking the escalator.  This is an easy to read personal development book.  I often find this genre the most impactful because you can take in so much in such a short period of time.  It's almost like it pushes you into action.

In the book my favorite passage is Rory's philosophy on embracing imbalance or what he calls working "double-time part time for full-time free time."  In a nutshell this is your ability to apply highly concentrated amounts of focus and effort to your top priorities in short "seasons" until you achieve results.  It's best said like this, "balance is not equal time spread across all activities, it's the appropriate time spent on critical priorities."  

Rory is probably a better speaker than he is writer but that's not a knock on his writing, he is a former world champion speaker for Toastmasters International.  I highly suggest you YouTube a few of his talks, quite impressive.  This book is for you if you need a pick me up, quick reminder, or just a fresh approach on achieving the success you desire.  Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

Best Quote:  "Attitude is simply the way you choose to see things."

Crush the day!