Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life is nothing short of the title. It is a book full of life, inspiration and interesting insights that shall definitely challenge your lifestyle and beliefs. Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner’s authorship clearly resonates the concepts they emphasized and turned them into workable and practical situations that shall keep readers involved, bound by countless possibilities that they can implement in their own businesses or personal lives.
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A picture of the end result, something you can actually see, not vague.
Focus on what you want to create, not what you want to get rid of.
Focus on the end result, not the process for getting there.
- from Full Steam Ahead -
Values are deeply held beliefs that certain qualities are desirable. They define what is right or fundamentally important to each of us. They provide guidelines for our choices and actions.
– from Full Steam Ahead –
Three workers were busy constructing a building when an observer approached. The first worker was dirty, sweaty, and bad an unhappy expression on his face. The observer asked the first worker, “What are you doing?” The worker replied, “I’m laying bricks.” The second worker also was dirty, sweaty, and had an unhappy expression on his face. The observer asked the second worker; “What are you doing?” The second worker replied, “I’m making $20 an hour.” The third worker was dirty and sweaty but had a beautiful and inspired expression. He worked as hard as the other two, but work seemed to come more effortlessly for him. The observer asked the third worker, “What are you doing?” And he replied, “I’m building a cathedral.”
(Look at your work from the perspective of its purpose, not just the activities you are doing.)
- excerpt from the book, Full Steam Ahead -
One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group. He pulled out a one gallon, wide-mouthed jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, “Is this jar full?”
Everyone said “yes.”