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Hosts Danny Smith and Hurdie Burk talk about books, bring others on to talk about books, and interview authors about books.

“..a user sees reading as a pastime, something to be entertained by, but a recipient rests in the ideas.....to receive a book is to explore what is being said and to let the author take you on a ride.” C.S. Lewis

Danny reminds us - “It’s the sign of an educated mind that can consider another’s ideas without having to own them.”

"You'll be the same 5 yrs from now, as you are now, except for 1. who you associate, 2. what you watch, 3. what you read." Zig Ziglar

What About Books‪?‬ Danny L Smith

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Hosts Danny Smith and Hurdie Burk talk about books, bring others on to talk about books, and interview authors about books.

“..a user sees reading as a pastime, something to be entertained by, but a recipient rests in the ideas.....to receive a book is to explore what is being said and to let the author take you on a ride.” C.S. Lewis

Danny reminds us - “It’s the sign of an educated mind that can consider another’s ideas without having to own them.”

"You'll be the same 5 yrs from now, as you are now, except for 1. who you associate, 2. what you watch, 3. what you read." Zig Ziglar

    #4 What Do You Think About, Yearn For?

    #4 What Do You Think About, Yearn For?

    Have you dreamed in the past, but don’t now? If so, why not? What’s the difference between a dreamer and someone that dreams AND achieves a dream?
    Danny and Hurdie’s conversation gets a little personal, but this is “What About Books” and feelings about books are a BIG part of what they discuss. They discuss “Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You see It and Seize it,” by John C. Maxwell.
    Danny has posted bits and pieces about John’s book in his coaching Facebook Group. You can get there by clicking https://www.facebook.com/groups/331558604292210. He’s also writing about this book on his blog at http://www.dannylsmith.com.
    The older we get, the more logical we think. The more logical we get, the less we dream. BUT. BUT…..this isn’t genetic. We can change this trajectory. And trajectory it is.
    Our YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/c/DannyLSmith

    • 29 min
    #3 How Are You Getting Noticed In A Noisy World?

    #3 How Are You Getting Noticed In A Noisy World?

    Do you agree it's a noisy world? If you do, you'll enjoy this book Hurdie and Danny are discussing. The author insists you have to have platform mentality. Did you catch that...a platform MENTALITY for your online marketing.  Hyatt, the author, insists it is critical to being noticed and a flashy website is not a platform. Owning your platform is critical and you don’t own Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
    Michael Hyatt knows this from experience. An author, agent, and publisher for more than 40 years, he has spent the past 15 years creating an online following that numbers in the hundreds of thousands.
    Join Hurdie and Danny as they discuss a small piece of their 8-year experience with Platform: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World.
     

    • 25 min
    #2: What Do You Ask Yourself to Eliminate Blame?

    #2: What Do You Ask Yourself to Eliminate Blame?

    What’ the “simple, hardest thing you’ve ever done?”
    I contend is asking questions that start with What or How, contain I, and focuses on action.
    The troubles cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability. In QBQ!, author and consultant John G. Miller explains how negative, inappropriate questions like “Why do we have to go through all this change?” and “Who dropped the ball?” represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions — QBQs — such as “What can I do to contribute?” or “How can I help solve the problem?” our lives and our organizations are transformed.
    QBQ! provides a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily action with astonishing results: problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teamwork thrives and people adapt to change more quickly. QBQ! is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn, grow and change.
    Danny mentions an employee he had that left an $80,000 year job simply because he wanted to blame people, felt people needed to be “held” accountable through those why and who questions. QBQ stops the blame emotions and gets-things-done!
    Would you rather get buy-in to get things done, or would you rather mandate it? If you answered "buy-in," you'll love QBQ.
     

    • 34 min
    #1: 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals 4DX

    #1: 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals 4DX

    This book is intriguing because it claims “we know-how, but not what we should do.”
    Danny and Hurdie talk about this, why it matters, and what a few highlights of what the authors’ answers are to the “don’t know what we should do” dilemma. This book falls in step with books such as Good to Great and The 12 Week Year because it’s about experiences, not theories and opinions.
    4DX is written by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling. All three are part of the Franklin/Covey organization.
     

    • 35 min

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