January was a busy month! Thanks to my birthday “Books and Bottles” party, being sick, and the Blizzard of 2016, I was able to read quite a lot between 1/12 and the end of the month. I enjoyed the following books:
- The 22 Day Revolution
- Better Than Before
- Main Street Vegan
- How Not to Die
- One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
- Tipping Point
- Frances and Bernard
- Lake People
I kicked off the month with Thrive (unofficial January Book Club selection!) by Arianna Huffington. Its a good book to kick off the New Year when everyone is on their grind. It presents a strong message around living a balanced life and how to do it with concepts we’ve all heard before such as: meditation, sleep, exercise, eating well, giving, etc. A nice deep dive and great perspective.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin was a cool read about habits. I enjoyed a previous work by Rubin: The Happiness Project. I’ve also read The Power of Habit and that book changed my perspective around why and how I do the things I do. Better Than Before built on that concept. Good read.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell was also a great read about how phenomenons occur and how to create your own tipping points in life and business. As a sales person, I found this to be quite interesting and helpful. I’ll always consider the things behind phenomenons, epidemics, rise in business, sensations, etc going forward.
After reading The 22 Day Revolution, I was inspired to give plant-based eating or going vegan a try. I am currently at day 19 and really enjoy the benefits of a plant-based diet. Upon my decision to go vegan, I read Main Street Vegan and How Not to Die-both of which I really enjoyed and read rather quickly. Of all my January reads I would say these 3 books left a lasting impression on me. Regardless of if you’re looking to go vegan or not, all 3 books present a VERY compelling case about plant-based eating.