WHAT IS YOUR RED RUBBER BALL?

LESSONS FROM KEVIN CARROLL'S BOOK: RULES OF THE RED RUBBER BALL: FIND & SUSTAIN YOUR LIFE'S WORK

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll takes his childhood passion for play and sport to tell stories that paint a picture of how to live life more effectively. In Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life’s Work, Kevin challenges the reader to use their passion and creativity to maximize their potential and live life to the fullest. His simple, playful and insightful little book is full of powerful illustrations from the playgrounds of his youth that paint a beautiful picture of how to live a more enjoyable yet more powerful life.

Kevin has consulted organizations such as the National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), The National Basketball Association, Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, Discovery Channel, Capital One and many others. With these consulting endeavors, Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality.

Here are the highlights of his playful philosophy around taking a red rubber ball view of the world in order to bring your passion to life and unleash your creative self.

WE REMEMBER THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID SO WE CAN CELEBRATE TODAY

1776 BY DAVID MCCULLOUGH

  • What does July 4th, Independence Day mean to you?
  • A holiday spent with family and friends?
  • Cookouts and fireworks?
  • Vacations at the beach or lake?

All of these are great ways to spend your July 4th holiday. My family has done all of these at one time or another during my lifetime. While all of these are enjoyable, I like to pause and reflect on why we get to celebrate such an historic day and what it means for each of us that live in the United States of America. As we continue to celebrate this historic day here in the United States of America I would like to recommend a great book that details the story of the sacrifices that were made so that we can enjoy our freedoms today. David McCullough’s book, 1776, is a tremendous treatment of the military perspective of this pivotal year in our country’s birth. There are many leadership lessons to glean as you work your way through the detailed accounts of the ravages of war. The troops who laid their lives on the line fought not only the opposing troops, but weather, sickness, hunger and other great challenges. These lessons have imprinted a greater appreciation of what this day means to me.

THE FIVE LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

PROVEN STEPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL: JOHN MAXWELL


John Maxwell’s book,  The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential,  is an excellent source for understanding leadership growth and how to progress in your leadership abilities and ultimately your expanding your influence. John provides a great framework for understanding leadership and some great tools for understanding where you fit on the 5 Levels of Leadership.

LIVING FORWARD

A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (MICHAEL HYATT & DANIEL HARKAVY)

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Today’s post is a summary of New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy book Living Forward. The book is a step-by-step guide where, Hyatt and Harkavy share simple but proven principles to help you stop drifting, design a Life Plan with the end in mind, and chart a path that will take you there. And you can work the process in just one day.

H0W TO BE PRESENT & PRODUCTIVE WHEN THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH TIME

LEADERCAST LABS FLASHBACK: JEREMIE KUBICEK 2016

JEREMIE KUBICEK

Last year Leadercast added a new half-day event prior to Friday’s normal all day Leadercast event. This new one day even is called Leadercast Labs. This was a great addition providing some great teaching and insights into how to be a better leader in a smaller more intimate setting.

Today I am attending the 2nd edition of Leadercast Labs in Duluth, GA. I will post my notes on today’s sessions shortly.

Here are my notes from one of the sessions last year by Jeremie Kubicek.