I am sharing a bit about Kevin Eikenberry’s new book called Vantagepoints On Learning and Life today. If you buy his book TODAY, you will get tons of free stuff. 43 freebies, I kid you not. But only today, January 12, 2006. His book is under $16, so this is a great value. Click here to get all the info on his book and freebies. With all that he is offering, there is no chance this is not a good investment.
Now, about the book. Vantagepoints is a book about, well, vantagepoints. It is filled with amusing, interesting, and sometimes provoking stories about real life events that become extraordinary moments of learning and growth. If you see them like you would a beautiful vantagepoint from a mountaintop. You can select one story a day to read and fill your mind with wanderings that will meander into your own stories of growth. Kevin’s vantagepoints will spur on your vantagepoints.
Why the book – what is it’s purpose? Well, only Kevin can say his intended purpose, but here is what occurred to me. This is a great book to help shape and encourage our learning muscles. Do we let each experience impact our lives and improve our ability to be fully present and engaged? Are we noticing what we see? Do we hear the sounds we take in? Are we savoring the flavors of the day?
Kevin is a voracious learner and storyteller and his energy and passion are contagious. Vantagepoints is a great gift book, too. Here is a brief excerpt from one of my favorite stories in the book called, "Important Life Lessons…From Darts."
As with many things, focus pays when playing darts. Boyd, one of my dart mentors in Orange, often tells me, "Slow down Kevin, you’re throwing too fast." Often he isn’t even watching the board – only hearing the darts hit the board. Boyd is right. We often try to do too many things at once, or we try to finish what we’re doing too quickly. Focus. When I focus on doing things right, and aiming at my preferred target, my results improve. Ed, another of my dart cheerleaders, often stops after missing a couple of shots, to step back and walk around. When he returns for the third dart, his results are almost always better. He got his focus back. We all need to focus to achieve better results – whether leading a team, driving our car, teaching someone something, playing darts or anything else. Focus. The advice to "slow down" might speak to you – it does to me.
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