There are so many wondrous things that can be found not only in great literature but in taking the next step and exploring our world. My absolute favorite thing to do is read in different environments.
Have you ever climbed to the top of Stone Mountain, GA locate a comfortable notch in the granite and pull out a book to read? Or pile up in an overstuffed chair next to a crackling fire to enjoy a good read? Better yet go on a hike with no destination in mind until you find the perfect spot to stretch out on a blanket with some cheese & wine, along with of course the book from your backpack.
For a full working list of books I have read and am currently reading feel free to follow me on GoodReads!
Written in 2013, but recently read by me in 2018, is “The 12 Week Year” is one of my newest favorite reads! Being the type of entrepreneur that loves to get a lot accomplished this has actually increased my productivity ten-fold. This book calls the ‘procrastinator’, the ‘get nothing done but always busy’ and the ‘I made so many plans’ what happened… professionals. It is a challenge to end the excuses and take back your goals bringing value to your world in a real way. It is not for the faint-hearted. If you REALLY – I mean honestly want to do more in less time read this book now!
Who Moved My Cheese? Recommended for anyone having issues with changes in life or business. This book puts things into perspective with an easy quick read. Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change. Who Moved My Cheese? is often distributed by managers to employees as a motivational tool, but the lessons it teaches can benefit literally anyone, young or old, rich or poor, looking for less stress and more success in every aspect of work and life.
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind” William James. Through great books, this altering state of mind is made easier!
“The One Thing” explains the success habit to overcome the six lies that block our success, beat the seven thieves that steal time, and leverage the laws of purpose, priority, and productivity. I thank Carrie Routt for gifting me with this book as I have enjoyed it ever since receiving it!
I call this collection; “A Few of My Favorite Things” one of the best things some of the writers I follow have done is to make mini condensed books. They travel well and depending on where you are in life you can pick one to throw in your pocket or purse to keep with you.
Losing gives us an opportunity to learn, but many people do not seize it… “Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.” Ken Blanchard
So many wonderful thought provoking statements all thru-out this book. Many we as leaders & entrepreneurs know but like all people benefit from the occasional reminder. (enjoy!)
If you are like millions of people technology can consume us to the point of causing serious problems. I enjoy purchasing tip-technique books primarily for my clients and on occasion when reading them I happily find that they help me as well. This is the case with my next book link: Declutter your INBOX by S.J. Scott. It includes (9) nine steps to eliminate email overload. My thinking I had this area under control but do not always have the time to teach or help a client get control of theirs I purchased this book to add to my company library. Step 4, 6a, and 7 were among my favorites!
Check back often as I continue to add more great reads!