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July 12, 2022

Season 2 - Episode 11 Chris Gallagher - The Coffee Bean - A Lesson to Create Positive Change

Season 2 - Episode 11 Chris Gallagher - The Coffee Bean - A Lesson to Create Positive Change

Hey Uncommon leaders, welcome back!   I have a very, very special and lovely guest to introduce to you today.  I have known her for 30+ years and she has had a VERY positive influence on my life.  Today, I interview my wife, Chris Gallagher!  While there are many topics we could discuss, on this episode we chat about a book we both recently read, The Coffee Bean – A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change, written by Damon West and Jon Gordon.  I came across this book after listening to a recent interview with Damon West on the Ed Mylett podcast… THAT was impactful.  Be sure stick around to the end of the podcast.  I would love to share a copy of the book with some listeners and I will let you know how to get a copy.  

There is no doubt that the story of the Coffee Bean had an impact on Chris and me.  We both know that it will you as well.  Let’s summarize the spirit of the Coffee Bean:

o   Life is difficult.  It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling water.  The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are.  WE have a choice…

o   We can be like the carrot that softens or weakens in the pot

o   We be like the egg that hardens

o   OR, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside ourselves to transform our environment!

I know which one I want to be and I am pretty sure you can tell by her story that Chris wants to be a Coffee Bean, too!

Link to the Damon West Coffee Bean story on YouTube

Link to the podcast episode with Ed Mylett - Damon shares the original coffee bean story and introduces you to Mr. Jackson.

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Until next time eat healthy, read more, and Grow Champions AND be a COFFEE BEAN