…always do more than you think you can.” John Wooden many times said.

I was walking through the grocery store a couple of days ago and the reality of that quote dropped right into my lap. “Young man,” I heard, “could you reach that bottle of Ric____ off of the top shelf for me–it’s right there (then she spelled it). I can’t reach it. Could you help get me one?” “Thank you very much.” And she turned, putting the bottle in her cart and went on down the isle. I told her “You’re very welcome.” and stood there with a smile on my face as we went our separate ways, having made each others lives a little better.

There are many of us on this planet & we are of all shapes, sizes, heights, abilities, and talents, but when it comes to getting or reaching something we need to make us better–why don’t we just ask when we have difficulty reaching it? This lady just reached success in her journey through the store that evening. John Wooden led many very successful basketball teams, but he did much more than win championships; he developed people and hearts! The reality of his quote above is that you ‘Can always do more than you think you can’ when you are part of a team and he developed some of the best.

It takes many hours of writing, editing, reworking text, thought, and rewriting to write a book. I finished that effort several months ago and thought I was ready to publish. What I have found out is if you want your book to get to the people that need it most and who can be helped by it, you must prepare for it. You need a team to accomplish the goals before you–whether they are self imposed or not.

My book, “The Uncanny Power of the Networking Pencil” came to fruition through much work, teaching, contemplation, restarts, and procrastination. It is now time to publish. Keep your eye out for the launch date that I will be announcing soon and if you know someone who could use a boost in their networking, forward this post to them and have them sign up to receive these blog posts and to become a part of the revolution in business networking that I’ve written about and that they can experience.

ONward, Bob Arnold