Can You Learn to Be Great?


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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show Aaron Walker is going to talk about the book The Talent Code. One of the big ideas we will discuss is targeted practice. Using the example of basketball and shooting the ball is an easy way to look at targeted practice, but what does it look like in business?

This book has got to be in the top 10 of the books that I've read over the past 20 years without a question, because it talks about how greatness isn't born. It's grown. - Aaron Walker

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Doing Deep Work

Aaron talks about the great talents out there that are naturals but they put in daily work. Michael Phelps, Drew Brees, Phil Mickelson are among some of the best. They put in regimented daily practice to be the best. They do the deep work required to get better each and every day.

And I think about us here at View From The Top and the things that are really important to us. And I think about, you know, we've got to do these Facebook lives. We blog, you know, we do these podcast interviews is a regimented routine and there's so many times that I do not want to go to the green way and do a video, but I'm like, you know what I said I was going to do them. They're affective. I don't feel like it necessarily, but it works. That's deep practice. - Aaron Walker

Targeted Practice

Danny discusses three things when it comes to targeted practice.

  1. Be Committed-Commit to the process
  2. Find your niche
  3. Know your rituals and routines

I want you to get focused. I want you to be committed. I want you to be consistent it everything that you set out to do. I want you to have a plan. Once you implement the deep practice, you too can be hugely successful - Aaron Walker

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Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Deep Work by Cal Newport

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