I just finished reading Tim Russert’s book “Big Russ and Me.” The book is full of anecdotes from daily life, focusing on the lessons Tim Russert learned from his father, whom he called ‘Big Russ’.
- Smile and confidently greet people when meeting them, especially for the first time.
- Channel extra energy constructively.
- Be mindful of the effects of your actions on others, and make sure you have a positive impact.
- Have fun, food and frolic in life.
- Try to think out-of-the-box; I translate it to myself thus: retain your common-sense, under all circumstances.
- There is much beyond education that constitutes learning and ability.
- Work with people who inspire you.
- Set high standards for yourself, and be disciplined.
- Things are never perfect; objective optimism is a good policy.
- When you screw something up, own up to it and apologize.
Of course, there’s much more, and anecdotes are always interesting to read. Overall, a very good book — one that I’d definitely recommend to any book reader.