In This Issue: Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point | 6 Books on Failure to Build Your Resilience | News to Start Your Day
Happy Monday! We hope you enjoyed the weekend and were able to find some time to relax! Are you looking forward to the week ahead? We’d love to know what this week looks like for you! Big plans, important meetings, daydreaming about the weekend? Let us know!
The CK Daily – Life, Death, and Living
Good Morning CK Fam,
As this is an open window into my life and heart. I have no qualms sharing with you the true depths of what happens in my life personally.
This last week/weekend (and even this morning), has been laden with not great news. We lost my Great Uncle last week, additionally, my wife’s coworker was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer with a mass in the liver to accompany that.
Heavy stuff, I know. There should always be something to be taken away from these moments in life, and I felt compelled to share today. Being in my 30s now, a recent father, and pretty locked down in the house from that and Covid… we must never forget to live.
Life is so short, live it with your loved ones, friends, and family alike. I’ll leave you with this:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Have a great week, go do great things,
Hot Topic of the Day
The talk of the town has been the recent news of Amazon planning to open department stores! The first stores are expected to be in California and Ohio and will take up about 30,000 square feet. While this is not the first time Amazon has ventured into a physical location, this will be a big step forward for the company.
Would you visit an Amazon retail location? Would this encourage you to stop using Amazon Prime in order to see the physical item in the store? What do you think the store would look like?
Let us know your thoughts over on the CK Facebook page!
Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend! We’re kicking off our Deals of the Week this week with the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point, AIRCAP3602IAK9-R.
This ready-to-install, easy-to-manage access point offers high capacity, high security, enterprise-class features to deliver wireless LAN access with a low total cost of ownership. Designed for coverage in offices and similar RF environments, this unobtrusive access point features integrated antennas and dual IEEE 802.11a/g/n radios for comprehensive and predictable coverage, providing a combined capacity of 450 Mbps.
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6 Books on Failure to Build Your Resilience
Enjoy today’s article from SUCCESS. You can find the full version here.
Resilience requires setbacks. Learning from failure requires certain tools that may not come easily. With that in mind, here are 6 useful, practical books to help you learn resilience as a process. Only then can you seize success from the jaws of failure.
Go for No! Yes Is the Destination, No is How You Get There
By Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Everyone works in sales to a degree. And not just if you’re on a sales team. If you manage an office, own your own business, write proposals for funding, or currently seek a new career, you are in sales. And as a salesperson, the reply you will hear most often is: No.
Go for No! leads this for a reason. It is both inspirational and practical. At a quick read of 82 pages, Fenton and Waltz distinguish failure from failing by example. The lessons are not simple feel-good platitudes. Rather, the book guides you step by step from seeming failure toward real success. Although this list aims to offer useful books for a range of tastes, Go for No! leads for a reason. It will empower you with practical skills in turning seeming negatives into positives.
The Resilience Factor: How to Face Adversity, Trauma and Tragedy Like a Superhero
By Dr. Syleecia Thompson
Dr. Thompson knows setbacks. She knows success, too. A cancer survivor with no shortage of obstacles in her life, she persisted through adversity to earn a doctorate in business administration and manage more than 160 clients as an entrepreneur.
The Resilience Factor emphasizes personal growth over business practices. That is, building inner strength and fortitude in the face of adversity. Yet, the reader may apply her lessons to all of life’s struggles. This amazing and personal book leans on a self-help model, appealing to readers to look inward. The author includes a guided journal to use as a self-aware, practical guide to build resilience in the face of challenge.
The Failure Book: How 22 Extraordinary People Persisted to Beat the Odds and How You Can Too
By Karen Lilly and Chad Lilly
When we fail, we often fall into the habit of aiming lower. Didn’t get the big client? You might be tempted to try for the smaller one next time. But if you fail then too, the cycle continues. This approach becomes a self-defeating web that has captured each of us at some time. What if you aimed…higher?
The Failure Book serves in part as inspiration by relating the failure-to-success stories of renowned scientists, business leaders, athletes in others. But just as importantly, this paperback-only book provides practical advice and exercises to build your resilience in the face of defeat.
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Successful
By John C. Maxwell
Although this list is focused on recent books, no practical list on building success from failure should miss this 2007 classic. Although academic in approach, Failing Forward is quick and engaging to read. Maxwell makes strong use of scientific studies and historical anecdotes. In doing so, he develops a case to help you not only stop fearing failure, but why you should embrace it as a means to future success.
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness
By Jonas Salzgeber
Failure, resilience, and ultimate success are ancient concepts. They are the stuff of ancient myths and legends. That is, they are timeless. And although Salzgeber’s book draws from the Greek stoic philosophers, his 2019 publication is fully contemporary. Easy and fun to read, The Little Book of Stoicism serves as a practical guide. You come to terms with failure as not only something to endure in life, but as a necessary part of it. If you’ve found yourself overloaded, bogged down, and seeking strength in simplicity, this book is for you.
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
By Dan Santat
Yes, this is a children’s book. It is fun and silly, and not intended for you to read it on your own. Instead, the inspiration you gain will come from the process of reading it to others.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- The Food and Drug Administration could grant the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine full approval. The move would make it the first Covid vaccine to go from emergency use authorization to full FDA approval.
- Target will nearly triple the number of Disney shops inside its stores to more than 160 by the end of the year. The company has turned its big-box stores into mall-like destinations, with scaled-down Starbucks, Ulta Beauty, and Disney shops.
- Apple is planning a new model of the Mac Mini that will replace the pro-focused Intel-based model it still sells.
- PayPal has officially launched its cryptocurrency service in the UK. It marks the first international expansion of PayPal’s crypto product since it launched in the U.S. last year.
- Wages for hourly limited-service restaurant workers climbed 10% in the second quarter compared with a year ago. Restaurants have turned to raising wages in response to difficulties finding enough willing workers to staff their businesses.