Feb
14

Know Yourself, Available Now

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

I had an interesting confluence of events recently, one where I realized how things we say really can live on. 

To the right, you will see the back cover of a new book now available on Amazon, Women, Know Yourself by John Agno.  Yes guys, while it may say “Women” in the title, it can apply to you also. 
 
The Backstory
 
I originally wrote the statement shown on the right for Carol Roth’s Business Unplugged blog.  It appeared as #5 on Carol’s list of 60+ Unexpected Business Lessons.
 
For those of you who have followed me for a while, you may remember some of my articles about Carol and her excellent book The Entrepreneur Equation.  She’s the person who dubbed me The Elephant Whisperer.

As I referenced a colleague of mine, John Agno in my statement, I sent him a link when Carol’s list came out.  John parlayed the statement into his own blog article.  Shortly after that, he asked if he could use the quote for the back cover of a book he was working on.  Wow, was I surprised.  What an honor.  Guess that’s one way to get “published” when I’m lagging so far behind in my own writing…

Knowing Yourself

I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing yourself.  The better you understand yourself, the more clearly you will be able to see the world around you as your remove the “lenses” through which you view the world.  You will be better able to make decisions that take you towards the place you want to be in life, rather than moving you further away. 

Hiring a personal coach is a great way to get some help along your personal journey.  If you want to hire a coach, I can highly recommend John.  I value the discussions we had years ago when he was my coach as well as the one’s we have today. 

 
That being said, I’m happy to take new coaching clients myself.  I give fair warning here, I’ll challenge you with my Lionhearted Coaching.  To quote what one of my client’s said about me, I “tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.”
 
To start your quest to understand yourself through a book, I suggest you read John’s book “Women, Know Thyself: The most important knowledge is self knowledge.”  It content includes chapters on self-understanding, exploring your signature talents, managing your default behavior, learning how to manage stress, the impact of your personality on others, we get what we tolerate, self-sabotage and we need to change outdated beliefs. 
 
Want it for free?  (limited time offer)  For Valentine’s day as well as the day after, John is offering this ebook free at Amazon.com.   Happy reading.
 
You can also find a variety of articles related to self-awareness throughout my blog as I touch upon it in a myriad of ways.  You might want to check out articles in the Being Lionhearted, Courage, Personal Skills, Perspectives, or Reflection Categories on the right. 
 
Regarding my own books, while I dislike New Year’s Resolutions, I did set goals for 2012 which included finally getting my material organized and published.  Now if I could just find some more time in my schedule to do so… 
 
Cheers.  Be well, healthy, happy.  May you Know Yourself and Be Happy with Yourself. 
 

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