When entrepreneurs hear the word “impossible,” they think, “game on.” So it’s no surprise that Out of Reach but in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible by Andrew LaCivita thumbs its nose at the notion of impossibility and provides ways for entrepreneurs, small business owners and any reader who wants to break through challenges to achieve their dreams.
The book delivers bite-size lessons, all gleaned from a speech given by LaCivita to the Western Golf Association’s Career and Exposition Day. These lessons break down what it takes to set goals, how high readers should reach (hint: as high as they can imagine), and how to follow through on their goals. Even better, the book is easily digestible, so it’s perfect for entrepreneurs hopping on a short flight or train ride to their next client meeting or conference.
LaCivita is the CEO of Chicago-based executive search firm milewalk and also the author of Interview Intervention: Communication That Gets You Hired, a book that speaks to both sides of the interviewing table. As an executive recruiter, author and inspirational speaker, LaCivita draws upon his own experience in Out of Reach but in Sight to motivate readers to achieve their goals. He emphasizes the process and, yes, the journey, which is critical to reaching the endpoint. But he also talks about which goals to set, because everyone has a different definition of success. Here are the top five lessons (out of many) from the book.