Leveling Up – Book Review

I just finished reading “Leveling Up – 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development” by Ryan Leak

Frankly, “Leveling Up” received my 5 STARS Review as soon as I had finished reading the “Table of Contents.”  I instantly said – “Wow – I am adding all 12 of Ryan’s Questions to my “Collection of Great Questions!”   

Here is the “Table of Contents”( i.e. Ryan’s 12 Questions) for your review: 

CHAPTER 1

THE VISION QUESTION

What is my definition of success?

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.Maya Angelou

 

CHAPTER 2

THE SELF-AWARENESS QUESTION

What is it like to be on the other side of me?

To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do. —Vironika Tugaleva

 

CHAPTER 3

THE SELF-IMPROVEMENT QUESTION

How can I get better?

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. —Kevin Ngo

 

CHAPTER 4

THE TEAM PLAYER QUESTION

What credit can I give away?

Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. —Maria Popova

 

CHAPTER 5

THE HUMILITY QUESTION

What mistakes can I own?

Is it too late now to say sorry? —Justin Bieber

 

CHAPTER 6

THE POTENTIAL QUESTION

What risk do I need to take?

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. —Winston Churchill

 

CHAPTER 7

THE ASSIST QUESTION

Whose dream do I need to support?

You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people. —Zig Ziglar

 

CHAPTER 8

THE INTEGRITY QUESTION

What is the right thing to do?

It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. —Warren Buffett

 

CHAPTER 9

THE SCHEDULE QUESTION

How am I managing my time?

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. How will you invest your time this year? —Stephen R. Covey

 

CHAPTER 10

THE REST QUESTION

Do I have to do it all?

I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn’t find the time to do it. —Todd Stocker

 

CHAPTER 11

THE FUN QUESTION

Am I enjoying it?

Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire. —Dawn Gluskin

 

CHAPTER 12

THE TRANSPARENCY QUESTION

Who knows who I really am?

The older I become the more I dream of a world where I don’t need so much armor. —J. M. Storm

 

Of course Ryan shares incredible stories and wisdom in every chapter!

You have heard that “Inspiration without Application leads to Frustration” but “Inspiration with Application leads to Transformation.”

So how will you make “Application” of Ryan’s incredible list of questions?

I have asked myself this same question!   Here is my answer:

First, before I ask these questions of others, I need to begin by asking these questions of myself!  And I have decided to not move too quickly.  I am not going to answer all 12 questions in one sitting!  Instead, my plan is to ask only 1 of 12 questions per week – giving myself time to re-read the associated chapter and journal my answer.  And then to share my answer’s with my wife, a couple of trusted friends and one of my Cru colleagues – asking them what they might suggest for me to add?

Second – I will be sharing Ryan’s book and 12 questions with the leaders I am coaching. And I will suggest for them to take the time to re-read the corresponding chapter and write out their answers.  And of course I will offer to interact with them over their answers.

Click HERE to order your “Leveling Up – 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development” Today!

Here’s Ryan:

Ryan Leak is an author, speaker, and executive coach who gets the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, and megachurches. Ryan speaks to over 50,000 people every month and trains over 20,000 leaders each year. He is the CEO of The Ryan Leak Group, an executive coaching practice that creates content and resources for leaders to take their careers and lives to the next level. He is known for his bestselling book Chasing Failure and for two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. Ryan and his wife, Amanda, reside in Dallas, Texas, with their two children, Jaxson and Roman. For more information on Ryan, check out RyanLeak.com.

Bob Tiede

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 52 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 8 remarkable grandchildren.

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