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The self-help industry is one of the largest fast growing sectors, however, by definition, if it was working, it should be shrinking in sales not growing.
A few years ago I had the privilege of sitting with Jim Loehr, an amazing personal performance Coach down in Florida. He was helping prepare/coach me after I had my first son Matthew, helping me navigate and find it in me to get back to the office and make being a working mother…work.
“I dream of goals that are so big that smaller thinkers believe I’m being unreasonable”. –Marissa Penrod, mother of son with DMD
My mom is a pastor of a church. We had a discussion once: why do I need to send church tithes, 10 percent of my monthly pay…monthly. How about if I pool it all together and write one check at the end of the year. Her response was as simple and wise as our mothers’ can be: “Because you won’t.”
In 1998 I was offered the first-ever sales position at Next Jump. My then boyfriend, Greg Kunkel, and NxJ Founder Charlie Kim, had gone to high school together, and Greg had joined Charlie in working out of their apartment on this startup venture. At the time, NxJ “sales” meant walking door to door in Somerville, Massachusetts, asking business owners to offer discounts coupons for their products (“A dozen buffalo wings at just half the price!”). The discounts were offered in small books that were most commonly distributed to local college students – often with the student phone list tucked somewhere in the middle of hundreds of these rip-away coupons. The company made little to no money. But there was passion and fire and vision.
I’ve had the fortune of meeting, spending time with, getting to know and becoming close friends with some of the world’s most “elite athletes” [individuals who are the best in their respective disciplines: behaviorial psychologists, chess players, professors, public speakers, authors, philanthropists, business people].