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Cash Prizes and Coaching Goodness!

The Coaching Habit BookBelieve it or not, it’s been almost a year since The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever was launched. And what a year it’s been!

  • #1 coaching book on Amazon for 95% of the year
  • 400+ five-star reviews
  • 100,000+ copies sold
  • Wall Street Journal bestseller list
  • Featured in Inc., Forbes, Huffington Post and Fast Company

We’re pretty excited here at Box of Crayons HQ. We’re planning to eat cake, crack open a bottle or two. But we want to share the goodness with you too. To celebrate, there are two exciting events lined up.

  1. An amazing deal: The Coaching Habit eBook will be available for just 99 cents in March. (More details to come!)
  2. A contest: We want your best coaching haikus! (A haiku is a three-line poem of seventeen syllables — written in a five-seven-five syllable count.) The best coaching wisdom haiku will win $1,700 CDN ($100 per syllable), with second and third place prizes available too. The judges are some of the most influential leaders in the industry, including Marshall Goldsmith and Whitney Johnson. Check out these haikus for inspiration. The contest starts March 8. More details to come.

And, I want you to enter. In The Coaching Habit, I offered up this haiku about the essence of coaching:

If you had to give someone your best coaching advice in haiku form, what would it be? It can be about a favourite question, a piece of wisdom, insight into self, insight into others, process … anything you like that’s coaching related.

Start thinking, tell your friends (the Twitter hashtag is #CoachingHaiku) and get ready to submit your best piece of coaching wisdom! Eligibility: This contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada (void in Quebec), the United Kingdom and Australia.

3 Responses to Cash Prizes and Coaching Goodness!

  • Ahmad AlNuwaiser

    Dear Michael,
    Greetings from Riyadh
    You are aspiring!
    Life is always good

  • Hasse Chacon

    But how do we enter or submit our haiku? Do we just tweet our haiku with the hashtag? Are there timeframes?

    • acr

      Hi Hasse — The contest starts next week. No entries are accepted until then, and we will announce on the 8th where you can submit your haiku. Good luck!

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