by Dr. DOUG FIREBAUGH
I don’t know how he does it. I have no idea how Russ McNeil keeps producing such creative content for the team-building profession. I may not know how he does it, but I know where he gets it—divine inspiration—that’s where. He told me as much the first time we spoke and the more of his work I see, the more convinced I am.
After reviewing Lessons from Ark, I jumped that the chance to write the foreword. Ark is a tough act to follow, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the next book, Zoo, actually raised the bar even higher. Needless to say, I was thrilled to foreword it as well. Somewhere along the way, Russ asked I would be willing to provide the foreword for the entire series of critter lessons. That’s not the kind of thing I agree to lightly, but in this case, I did so with genuine enthusiasm.
Russ believes in our profession—not only for the tangible benefits that come with it, but for the intangibles as well. That’s why he has such a passion for the subject of prospecting. After all, that’s where it all starts. If you want to bring real value—such as your opportunity—into the lives of others, you have to start by connecting. If you don’t know how to connect with people, you’re not likely to realize very much success, at least not in this profession.
That’s where Lessons from the Sea steps up to the plate (or should I say dive platform). Inside, you will learn a whole new set of strategies, principles, and mindsets, all designed to raise your connecting skills to an entirely different level.
One of the many things I appreciate about Russ’s content is the fact that he doesn’t rehash the same things over and over. The lessons in one book are different from those in the other volumes. Even so, you will find that while the lessons are distinct, they complement each other beautifully. If you will read and then do, you will enjoy tangible results.
I enjoyed all of the lessons in this book, but if I had to pick favorites they would be: walrus, marine iguana, and nudibranch (don’t ask, just read). Oh, and the golden jellyfish. Wow—how could I forget that one? That one single critter, all by itself, makes the entire book worthwhile. Like I said: read + do = results.
After reading Lessons from the Sea, you will have a finer appreciation for the art and science of prospecting. Plus, you may just find that you also have more appreciation for the wonder of creation. I know I do.
Do you want to learn real and fresh ideas regarding the skill of connecting? You don’t have to scour the ocean floor for that kind of treasure. It’s already in your hands.
Real. Fresh. Ideas. . . . Lessons from the Sea.
See you at high tide,