What I’ve Learned

Books to Launch Your 2017

me in Locust Grove.jpg

“New year, New you” is mocked these days on social media because often times we don’t maintain our resolutions.  Still, I am a believer in the power of goal setting.  Few things motivate me more than dreaming, planning, and mapping out my accomplishments this time of year.  True I didn’t accomplish everything in 2016, I certainly feel the growth and difference a year can make.  Often what I read says a lot about me and my focus.  Here I share with you books I’ve read or will read to improve my health (mental and physical), finances, professional ambitions, productivity and more.   (more…)

Advertisements

112 Books: The Top 12

One of the most frequently asked questions of me is “What has been the best book you’ve read this year?”  I have had a hard time answering the question as I’ve read so many fantastic books.  (My list was sensational!) Narrowing down 112 books to 12 was hard.  Allow the disclaimer that I could give you another 12 beyond this list.  That being said, here at my top 12 books I’ve read in 2016: (more…)

Book 100: Ego is the Enemy

FullSizeRender.jpg

Well guys its official.  I have read 100 books this year.  I only have 12 books to read between now and my birthday on January 12, 2017.  I didn’t know when I selected Ego is the Enemy to be my 100th read that I would get so much perspective about this journey of reading and blogging about reading 112 Books.

Many things stood out to me about this book but one that really struck me was the section under Aspire. This section called out a lot of things for me such as talking about what you are going to do versus doing it first then sharing if you must.  I think I am pretty action oriented, but something hit me like a ton of bricks after reading the Aspire section:  (more…)

Mental Toughness

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Recently a friend picked out this book for me.  Immediately intrigued by the title, I knew this would be a book I wanted to give my undivided attention.  For that reason, I saved it for my trip to Miami.  I LOVED all 13 chapters, the ones that really spoke to me are bolded: (more…)

The Idea of Wellth

Wellth

Most of us want to work hard, achieve a level of success and build wealth.  At what cost though?  What is being wealthy worth if you don’t have a real life?  In this thought provoking book titled: Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life Not a Resume the author, Jason Wachob explores the idea of wellness based on the following:  (more…)