Book Review- Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

This is a guest review by Kimanzi Constable who blogs about finding work that you love and chasing your dreams. He is a author, national speaker and life coach, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter here.

I have the privilege of being on Michael Hyatt’s Platform Launch Team (along with Joe), so I received an early copy of the book. This book could literally be an entire college course, it has that much value.

Michael Hyatt

 

About Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest publishing company in the world and the world’s largest Christian publishing company in the world; he is now the Chairman of Thomas Nelson.

Movie Review: October Baby

My wife and I were invited to a free preview screening of a movie that will release on Friday, March 23rd, 2012.

That movie is October Baby.

The movie, October Baby, tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who collapses during a theatrical play.

After countless medical tests, the results come back. Her health problems are due to her difficult birth.

Along with this truth, she learns that she had been adopted after a failed abortion attempt. This news sends Hannah on a search to find her birth mother and her true identity.

If after watching the movie you feel something like this couldn’t happen, you’re wrong. October Baby is loosely based on the true life story of Gianna Jessen.

I enjoyed the overall storyline of the movie. It seemed to flow naturally and was entertaining.

G5 Leadership: Get A Free Year Of Leadership Training

Leaders are learners. They take in knowledge from a wide range of sources. Be they books, audio recordings, live conferences, or video recordings.

Today, I would like to introduce you to a great leadership resource called G5 Leadership. G5 Leadership is a leader’s playground.

I started using G5 Leadership in July. I must say it has been a great resource. I have been able to take in training from leaders at the top of their field.

With a simple click on the G5 website, I am able to access, on demand, the knowledge of world class leaders.

G5 Leadership provides you with front row access to best selling authors, such as Stephen Covey(author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and David Allen(author of Getting Things Done); teachers from world class universities; and leaders with experience with Fortune 500 companies. You rarely see a lineup of speakers and teachers of this caliber.

Do You StandOut?

Marcus Buckingham recently released his newest strengths assessment. This new assessment is called StandOut and helps you focus on your strengths roles.

In his previous strength assessment tools, StrengthsFinder and StrengthsFinder 2.0 (based on the original StrengthsFinder test), you were given a broad picture of your strengths. It helped to define your style by giving you your top five strengths. However, the results were very broad and could be overwhelming.

The StandOut assessment defines 9 Strength Roles and reveals your top 2 Strength Roles. The results are narrowed and gives you a more accurate and focused assessment of your strengths. With these results, you can pinpoint and take action on your strongest areas of strength.

I was able to get a copy of the book and an access code to the strengths assessment from Michael Hyatt.