Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Power of Full Engagement

My lack of blog posts lately are an indication of the busy life I continue to lead. Not complaining, I know I lead a charmed life and being busy is my choice.

Last week, I attended a Corporate Athlete program loosely based on the book by Jim Loehr "The Power of Full Engagement" put on by the Human Performance Institute. I did a review on this book on Amazon and my blog on February last year. I called my review - Energy Leadership. One message they preach is it is all about Energy Management - not just Time Management. Clearly there is a lot of truth in that.

The course went into detail on how you can add to your energy. Not only your physical energy (fairly easy - eat right, exercise, move - and they had lots of tricks for that) but also your Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Energy.

It was a good refresher for me. I am inspired to positively refine my habits (they call them rituals).

My time tip for the day is to use Amazon Reviews to help make your reading decisions. Amazon reviews are a very worthwhile source of filtering. I look for reviewers who have more than a couple of reviews (this gets rid of the "fake" reviewers who just try to promote their book). I look for reviewers who have credentials so I might respect what they have to say. And of course, I don't believe everything I read.

2 Comments:

At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Wally Bock said...

Here's a thumbs up for The Power of Full Engagement. There's lots of excellent stuff in this book.

One caveat, though, on Amazon reviewers. In addition to the one-review only types who are usually promoting their own or a friend's book, there are paid reviewers. These folks do lots of reviews, but they rate every book as five star.

 
At 7:23 PM, Anonymous brent said...

I've read The Power of Full Engagement and liked it. I really liked Jim's new book The Power of Story as well. It makes me wonder why there isn't more chatter about his works in the blogosphere. Your's is the first mention of it I've seen in awhile so I was compelled to comment. I found your blog via the guest post on copyblogger.com

 

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