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Author: Jason Letman

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In this episode we discuss how to deal with criticism and feedback. I discuss the emotions you might feel about criticism, taking into account who you’re receiving criticism from, and what to say when you receive it. I do want to give credit to Michael Hyatt for his episode on a similar topic.
In today’s episode we talk about feedback: why it’s important, considering the relationship, and how to give it. My answer is with love and logic, not to be confused with the parenting book. I mentioned a technique called an “I” statement. Here’s the best link I could find from a parenting website: I Statements  
I recently read this great book by Richard Shell called Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success. I highly recommend this book as food for thought for clarifying your goals, defining success, and general food for thought. In this episode, I go through the outline of the book and comment on the major takeaways I […]
I recently have had to write some condolence letters and some congratulatory notes. This episode reports what I learned.
This week I talk about the first step to getting rich: thrift. I have several links of resources I refer to in the episode. Don’t miss the video from the Harvard student who paid off his debt in a year. Links: Dean Witter Guide to Personal Investing Get Rich Slowly The Simple Dollar Ben Franklin’s […]
BBY020 Toastmasters

BBY020 Toastmasters


This week’s episode we have a conversation with Linda Rhea, the District 26 Governor. We talk all things Toastmasters–speaking, leading, and communicating. Here’s a few helpful Toastmasters links.: Toastmasters International District 26 Toastmasters  
This is the last installment in our review of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. We talk about sharpening the saw and personal bank accounts.
This week I discuss Stephen Covey’s 6th Habit: Synergize.
This week we’re on Habit 5 of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. This is a great lesson in communication. During this week I reference several other books on communication. Here are their links.   Just Listen by Mark Goulston How to Talk So Teens Will Listen by Adele Faber How to Win Friends and Influence People […]
This is the fourth in the series. We’ll talk about thinking win-win, Ayn Rand’s Trader Principle, and lunchbox trades. Please leave any feedback in the comments section.
This week, we’re reviewing the third habit from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits: Putting First Thing First. I mention Peter Drucker’s “Effective Executive“, which has a chapter called First Things First.
Habit two is the “Begin with The End In Mind”. Perfect discussion around this time of new year’s resolutions, goal setting and year end reflection.
Whether you call it intentionality or living by choice, Stephen Covey covered it in the first of his seven habits: Be Proactive. This is the first in a series where I’ll be discussing Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. Link to the Amazon listing for the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.
Writing thank you notes are a great way to improve your life. This week, I talk about why and how to write thank you notes. I also review Charles Murray’s “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead”. Show links: Charles Murray’s “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead” Thank You Note Template  
This week, we have Kirk Barbera on as a guest. We talk about how great literature can help you live a great life. Links from the show: Kirk Barbera’s site GL Squared (Podcast) Gone With The Wind Rudyard Kipling’s If
010 Pomodoro Technique

010 Pomodoro Technique


The Pomodoro Technique is one of the easiest ways to create a focused work structure for yourself. We discuss how I apply the Pomodoro Technique and give some tips on how to apply it. Links: Pomodoro PDF Online Pomodoro Timer (Tomato Timer) Downloadable Pomodoro Timer (This is What I Use) Alan Lakein’s How To Get […]
BBY009 Prioritize

BBY009 Prioritize


In today’s episode, I recommend a book and talk about what to do when you have a ton of work to do. Links relevant to today’s show: Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art” The Legend of Bagger Vance Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey telling the big rocks story Peter Drucker’s […]
008 Luis Tavel Part 2

008 Luis Tavel Part 2


This is part two of the interview with Luis Tavel. We talk about communication, professional dress, and social media. He even makes a suggestion of what to buy if you only have $200 to your name. Links from the show: Luis’s website Luis’s Facebook
This is the first part of a two part series. Luis Tavel and I talk about personal branding. If you want to find out more about Luis, his website is here.    
This episode is a discussion about and book review of Dr. Carol Dweck’s book “The Mindset”. What areas do you have a fixed mind set? What areas do you have a growth mindset? Links from the show: The Sal Kahn Article Po Bronson “How Not to Talk to Your Kids”(I mistakenly thought this article was […]
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