My Newest Project: The Quotable Coach

Click the play button to listen to me speaking about my newest project, The Quotable Coach. This is an excerpt from my recent appearance on The Coaching Show with host Christopher McAuliffe. The audio lasts 1.35 minutes. If you prefer, you can read the transcript below instead.

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Christopher: Let’s talk about a new project you’ve got going, called The Quotable Coach.

Barry: Well, that’s a pet project of mine. I actually purchased the domains and three years ago, because I intended to write the great American novel. Unfortunately my busy schedule prevented me from really digging in, but for the better part of the last 8 – 10 years, I have collected quotes and I probably have 5,000 to 10,000 of them.

I consider them brilliant pearls of wisdom. I love to read them because they’re quick nuggets – and I think that’s the way people are getting information these days, in little bite-sized chunks. I like to savor them, think about them, and go a little deeper.

So my thought was, maybe I could take some of the best and brightest minds of today and yesterday and critique and dig into some of those quotes in a way that might be relevant and useable today, and give the reader an exercise to take that idea and that concept into their life. That’s what I’ve been doing. just went up this past week and I’ll be trying to get something up there every single day, Monday through Friday.

Christopher: Great. And you’re not just giving us the quote – which is useful in itself – but also a little anecdote, a place to look, something like that.

Barry: Exactly.


If you’d like to receive a daily quote (with a short commentary and exercise to help you dig in) then you sign up for free emails by putting your email address in the sidebar at The Quotable Coach.