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Triggers. Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be. By Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business author, educator, and coach. He’s considered by Thinkers50 the most influential leadership thinker and coach. Forbes considers him one of the five most respected executive coaches. Triggers is a superbly written book. Besides proposing the methods needed to achieve meaningful and lasting behavioral change, Goldsmith shares great, powerful stories from his professional practice to exemplify his points. I enjoyed reading this book for the first time, and then a second time to write this review. Read more...
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Book Reading Goal for 2017

This year I’ve read 14 non-fiction and 10 fiction books. I’m not too happy with the numbers. For 2017, my goal is to read 2 non-fiction books per month, and one novel per month. I’m planning to choose my readings more carefully. I also aim to write a review of the books I read. How am I planning to read 24 books during 2017? Last month, I’ve been trying Shane Parrish’s suggestion to read 25 pages a day. Read more...

Custom Book Reviews Archive Page

I wanted an archive page for my book reviews that showed, for each book, its front cover and an excerpt of the review. <?php /** * Template Name: Book Reviews Template * Description: Used as a page template to show page contents, followed by a loop * through the Book Review (book-review) Category */ add_action('genesis_loop', 'zoia_book_reviews_loop'); function zoia_book_reviews_loop() { $args = array( 'category_name' => 'book-review', // category slug 'order_by' => 'post_date', 'order' => 'DESC', 'posts_per_page' => '10', ); $loop = new WP_Query($args); if($loop->have_posts()) { while ($loop->have_posts() ): $loop->the_post(); echo '<div class="book-review-line">'; echo '<div class="one-sixth first book-review-bookcover">'; if(has_post_thumbnail()) { echo '<a href="' . Read more...

Atrévete a fallar

Para crecer y aprender hay que salir de nuestra zona de confort. Hay que intentar cosas que pueden o no funcionar. Por eso, aprender haciendo algo nuevo siempre implica el riesgo de fallar. Hay mucho escrito sobre el papel de los “fracasos” en el proceso de aprendizaje. Si nunca te arriesgas a fallar –si nunca fallas–, no estás poniendo todo de tu parte y no estás aprendiendo. Dan Norris, en su libro Create or Hate, escribe: Read more...

Daring Failure

Growing and learning new things implies stepping out of our comfort zone. True differentiation and growth is achievable only if you are willing to dive into new areas1 and try things that may work or not. As a consequence, learning something new always implies the risk of failure. Several authors write about the importance of failure. If you never risk failure –if you never fail– then you aren’t trying hard enough, you are not learning. Read more...