51 minutes | Sep 7th 2017

011: Jonathon Kendall Shares How to Get The Most Out Of The Books You Read

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Jonathon Kendall of Mentor Box is my guest this week. This episode is sponsored by Property Pandas, a professional photography company serving the Greater Toronto Area with an amazing $98 package. Jonathon Kendall is a content specialist who is a published novelist and ghostwriter. As a content specialist, it is his job to read, understand, summarize, teach, and ultimately add to the information offered in self-development books. Mentor Box is a high-level book subscription service, but it’s also more than that. It’s a subscription service to the best books written by the top people in their fields to motivate, inspire, and teach. Not only do you get the books, but you get an invitation to come to the studio and get a lesson from the book. You are provided with a physical workbook to keep you focused on your goals. It’s like a Harvard course without having to be enrolled at Harvard. Leo and Jonathon talk about what is involved in bettering one's self, how to become better at sales at a fundamental level, and why Mentor Box can help you get the most of the best non-fiction books on the market.   Key Points  Learning from failure is the top skill of successful people. You have to deliberately practice and be aware of what you need to work on. Pick mentors who are experts in their field. Make a list of the traits you think you will need to be world class in your field. Then rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 on each of these traits. Who you are can only be assessed by yourself. Being new to the game can set you up to be a disrupter in your industry. George Clooney was having problems getting roles until he changed his mindset. You can't sell that huge real estate deal unless you can sell yourself. Looking at everything as a commission will ruin your soul.
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