Well, Pat has a new book coming out (his third) called How to Be Better at (Almost) Everything. I got a chance to read an early copy and let me tell you: It’s really good, really usable. The book is about why you should get good to great at many things (rather than trying to be the best at any one thing) so you can form creative and competitive advances in life. This is just as true for fitness, as it is for anything. In our work with owner lead businesses, we use similar principles as Pat teaches that cover the spectrum of strategy, marketing, and sales. No that it is a revelation, but entrepreneurs need to be pretty good at a lot of things.
Knowing Pat personally and having been coached by him, this is how he build his (and others) very successful fitness business, is on his third published book, learned guitar, etc.
Plus, Pat teaches you how to develop any skill quickly (like logic or persuasion) through many of the same principles we use in the weight room, and then stack those skills to bring something unique to the world.
Having had a sneak peak I can say this is one of the best books I’ve read in some time. You can pre-order as it’s coming out very soon, and Amazon currently has it on sale for just $14 (versus the normal $22):
“As mentioned, Pat’s background and business is in the fitness industry and I have worked with Pat personally, both being coached by him and also at his company’s certification. For those so inclined (really we all should be, somewhat), Pat asked us to offer you his powerful collection of 101 Kettlebell Workouts that he is giving away FREE at www.101kettlebellworkouts.com.”
– Jose Palomino
You can check out Pat’s site for more about him, http://www.chroniclesofstrength.com. Pat also has a great podcast where he covers fitness, business, faith, life, etc. He gets some really great guests too. You can get to it from his site or iTunes.