The key to success has always been, and always will be, mastering the fundamentals. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Alan Stein shares success principles from the basketball court to the business arena. That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- The meaning behind a powerful piece of advice I received as a kid: “Master the spares, and the strikes will take care of themselves.”
- Why Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People is the gold standard for mastering our people skills.
- The power of greeting people with a genuine, warm smile.
- The greatest single people skill, and how it can help you succeed no matter what your field.
Interview with Alan Stein
- How Alan’s involvement in two successful basketball programs shaped him as well as the players.
- A fascinating story about Kobe Bryant and his commitment to practicing fundamentals.
- Why Tim Duncan (of the San Antonio Spurs) took the “early bus” and how it made his team more successful.
- Why the answer is always found in getting back to the basics.
- A lesson from Coach John Wooden on the importance of mastering the fundamentals.
- How a meeting with Coach Mike Krzyzewski impacted Alan’s life.
- Why you don’t need to like everyone on your team … but you do need to respect and care about them.
- Why a player-led team will always outperform a coach-led team.
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The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.