In this edition ...
Who Is In Your Tribe? ... All Progress Depends On This... Running EOS From a Colorado Yurt...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Book I'm Reading ...
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with" is a quote most often attributed to motivational speaker Jim Rohn. In his book, Friend of a Friend, David Burkus shows evidence that we are influenced by a much bigger "tribe".
Whatever the answer is, 5 or 150 friends, first, second, or third degree connections ... aligning ourselves with and learning from others can help us experience success faster.
Tim Ferriss' Tried and True Questions
If you've ever listened to the Tim Ferriss Show podcast, you know Tim interviews his guests with a series of tried and true questions. A few of my favorite questions are:
- How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?
- What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
- In the last five years, what new belief, behavior or habit has most improved your life?
- When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? (If helpful: What question do you ask yourself?)
Tribe of Mentors summarizes responses to many of these questions from over 130 people considered to be leaders in their field.
What I Liked about Tribe of Mentors
What I've really enjoyed about the book is comparing and contrasting the answers given to the same questions. I've read lots of books over the years. When similar ideas and conclusions are expressed by different people in different contexts, it is a signal to me that I just might be seeing a universal truth.
In Tribe of Mentors, I've enjoyed seeing the same question being answered in similar ways by billionaire investors, athletes and iconic entrepreneurs.
The other thing I like about the book is it doesn't require a long or deep engagement to grab something inspiring. I can flip to any page and take in a thought provoking nugget in just a minute or two.
Are you ready expand your Tribe of Mentors? Click here to learn about the book.
Turning Challenges Into Opportunities
EOS® Business Spotlight - Colorado Yurt Company
“In my prior business, I took over as president in the fall of 2008,” begins John Gibson, CEO and owner of the Colorado Yurt Company. “In January of this year (2020), I bought Colorado Yurt.”
But unlike the prior business, John had decided he was going to implement EOS this time around.
“As a leader and a visionary, you don’t want to feel that a process is going to confine you and keep you from doing what you want to do. With EOS, the process doesn’t confine you, it actually releases you to do the things you should be doing to get things done.”
To learn more about Colorado Yurt's biggest challenge in implementing EOS, click here (2 minutes).