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. May we as leaders & entrepreneurs know but like all people benefit from the occasional reminder. (enjoy!)
Recently, my hometown was hit by Hurrican Michael the world has not experienced a cat5 like this in decades. It not only devastated our community but the heart and souls of our locals. Out of the proverbial ashes, we rose coming to the aid of strangers in our hour of need. Many without much gave more than they could and as a community we became family. In the Eye of The Storm; Stories of Survival and Hope From The Florida Panhandle is a book I not only recommend but was blessed to have contributed to. October 10, 2018, changed us forever. It was hard to imagine coming back from this. But at heart, the people of the Florida Panhandle are strong. They are the heroes in this story. The ones who inspire hope and wield inexhaustible strength. This is their story. Told in their own words. In their poetry. In the images they captured. (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!
So, my next book is one that while it does not have a ton of eye-opening insights especially if you are like me, avid self-help, motivational, entrepreneurial book lover… But, why it does appeal so much to me to be included in my list of favorites is speak plain. We are moving into an era of participation awards, skirting the truth lest we offend someone, and spending more time getting out of doing something rather than just tackling it. This frankly scares me! So when I read a book or hear a speech that throws it all out there without worrying who will like it or hate it but tells it like it is for the sake of truly helping those who are seeking ways to be their best selves I have to pause for a moment and clap. If you are ready to level up then I highly recommend, The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone!
Check back often as I continue to add more great reads!