The Little Book of Talent – 52 Tips for Improving Skills by Daniel Coyle
This is a follow on from the last book, the Talent Code, my review for which can be found here. The 52 tips are split up into three sections as follows:
- Part one: Getting started
Stare, steal and Be Willing to Be Stupid
- Part two: Improving skills
Find the sweet spot, then reach
- Part three: Sustaining Progress
Embrace Repetition, Cultivate Grit, and Keep Big Goals Secret
- Appendix: The New Science of Talent Development
In the last book, he looked at talent from the point of view of a student and a coach. In this book he mainly focuses on honing your talent from the point of view of a student and what a student needs to do to become great. There are 52 tips, however, I have listed out the 17 most important steps that I found useful in a previous blog here.
You can also download this by following this link: Cultivating your talent in 17 steps.
This book too, I found very useful and as my children are at and starting school, this is something I want them to try and practice in all the areas of their studies. Some of the things that he mentions I can see in my older daughter happens almost instinctively without much input from me, especially with her reading and spelling new words. However, I also want it to happen in her maths and her dance and other after school activities apart from watching spongebob squarepants on loop.
The Talent Code is a very interesting book for anyone learning and trying to become talented in their chosen activity. It is also good for people wanting to coach these people as it also looks at it from the coaches point of view. The book mainly goes through case studies of different coaches and talented individual from different talent ‘hotbeds’. These talent hotbeds are different places from around the world which all tend to have some similar ideas on how to practice your specific skill. Continue reading “The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle”
I’ve just finished reading this book which I am sure I started at the beginning of the year. I know I started reading it while on the train to London which was in December or January time. However, I don’t travel on the train on a frequent basis so my reading also got less. I’ve currently found a new time to read, while putting the girls to sleep as long as it is in a kindle format. Continue reading “The Go To Expert by Heather Townsend and Jon Baker”
One of the best things I like to read about is inspiring stories of people (especially women) who have achieved amazing success against all odds. This book is full of motivational stories like this, starting obviously with:
Annabel Karmel – Cookbooks for healthy food ideas for babies and children at different stages of growing up. This is where I first found out about Annabel Karmel. I was all into cooking healthy nutritious food for my babies. Continue reading “A Mumpreneur Guide by Annabel Karmel”