Who are your favorite personal growth mentors?

Do you focus on personal growth?

Personal growth can be handled in many ways.  Do you read books?  Do you seek out mentors?  Do you take classes?  In the #CJJblog this week I wanted to give you 12 personal growth individuals who have helped change my life and a nugget or two that I have learned from them.  Some are authors, some are speakers, and some are coaches, but they all produce fantastic content.  Did I miss any of your favorites?  Enjoy.

  • Jim Rohn. Work harder on yourself than you do at your job.  Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.
  • Tony Robbins. Tony, interestingly enough, was actually a mentee of Jim Rohn.  Tony helped me realize that your past does not equal your future.
  • Wayne Dyer. Go for it now, the future is promised to no one.
  • Les Brown. The greatest revenge is success.  Shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
  • Brian Tracy. Average people have wishes and hopes, while confident people have goals and plans.
  • Dean Graziosi. When it comes to overcoming challenges, the “who” is more important that the “how.”
  • Simon Sinek. Simon has some great books to read: “Start With Why” and “The Infinite Game” are two of my favorites.  He also points out that “Self-Help” sections in bookstores should also include “Help Others” sections.
  • John Maxwell. His famous “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” and the idea that people buy into leaders before they buy into the vision.  People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  • Patrick Lencioni. “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” and his “Working Genius” series, which includes a podcast.
  • John Wooden. His Pyramid of Success and to make sure you make each day your masterpiece.
  • Rick Pitino. I had the pleasure of witnessing Rick coaching in action before at Providence and Kentucky, and he is one of the greatest organizers and coaching motivators I have ever seen.
  • Bill Walsh. Take a look at his coaching tree, it’s incredible.  His book “The Score Takes Care of Itself” and his 5 don’ts in growth. Don’t: 1) Ask why me?, 2) Expect sympathy, 3) Bellyache, 4) Accept condolences, and 5) Blame others.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson is an avid tennis player and recently played in the Rochester District Championship at the Tennis Club of Rochester and made it all the way to the Quarterfinals in the Men’s Singles bracket.

Life Tip #12:  When you are through learning, you are through

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