Life-Long Learning & Conquering Uncomfortable Goals – #StartTuesday | 5-3-16

#StartTuesday is a series, curated weekly for growth minded professionals and life-long learners

Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”


-M. Scott Peck

Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

In this article republished by the Huffington Post, Andrew Merle overviews the reading habits of just a few household names and success stories. He goes on to make the point that while there are plenty of stories about people that made it big even though they never attended or finished college, among those stories it is very clear that learning didn’t end when these people left school. Instead, most of these ultra-successful individuals are known readers and life-long learners.


LINK: Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Medium is quickly growing in popularity as a source for news on current issues, technology, culture, and just about anything else you could want to read about. This makes it a great resource to stimulate your professional growth and career success. The big draw is that the focus at Medium is on quality of the content, not the qualifications of authors. Through a system of up-voting by readers and selection by Medium editors you’ll be shown the greatest quality content no matter what you’re interests are.



My Profile: Brendan Alan Barrett

Making Uncomfortable Goals Your New Normal

In this interview Jesse Elder explains to Geoff Woods of The Mentee Podcast how to overcome scarcity mindsets and other toxic thought patterns in order to accomplish your biggest personal and career goals.



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Brendan Alan Barrett

Brendan Alan Barrett is a top sales producer who has generated millions of dollars in revenue. In addition to running his own sales organization in the civil engineering and construction industry, Brendan provides coaching and training to sales teams and business owners. His practice focuses on identifying, prioritizing, and winning the attention of prospects that can be turned into sales quickly. In doing so, Brendan helps his clients to generate revenue and customer testimonials that fuel more scalable and less labor intensive business development efforts for year-over-year growth. As the founder of and host of The Business of Family and Selling podcast Brendan interviews moms, dads, husbands, and wives who work in sales or run their own businesses. Each interview unpacks the very best in strategies and tactics family-first sellers can use to grow their books of business without losing their status as a rock stars at home. While originally from the Chicagoland area, Brendan started his sales and marketing career in Southern California before relocating to Arizona.

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