CHARISMA, WEALTH, POWER. TALENT, LOOKS, SMARTS. CHARM, GUTS, HARD WORK.
For eons, attributes like these have stood as the surest indicators—if not outright guarantees—of success in life. Not anymore. While traditional traits still play important roles, a lesser celebrated characteristic has risen to the top of the list: teachability. In today’s rapidly changing world, making our mark requires an insatiable desire and a tireless willingness to learn, to un-learn, and to re-learn. In short, success requires teachability.
But what is teachability, and what difference can it make?
In The Key to Everything, Matt Keller unpacks the varied aspects of this essential art, drawing on ancient wisdom and modern insights—from biblical heroes to current influencers such as John Maxwell, Seth Godin, and Dr. Henry Cloud—to show the critical value of learning as if our lives depended on it.
With his blend of careful scholarship and comedic wit, Keller has filled each page with stories, quotes, lessons, applications, and laugh-out-loud observations—including sidesplitting endnotes and a priceless homage to Jimmy Fallon.