Readers are leaders – my reading list suggestions
I love to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea, and my pups, and just snuggle into the content…. these days i am a bit limited on having curl up and read time, so i find myself listening to books instead. For me Audible has been one of the greatest things to allow me to read a book while working on other things. And this year the titles have rocked my world. My focus is always in growing my business knowledge. But i do like fun offerings too. So here is my short list of books i love and have influenced me this year, and these are “highly recommend” reads:
If you have not read any of the work of Brene Brown, take time, and do choose one of her many books. They are educational, challenging and practical. But a warning – they do take some thought provoking time to both process, and apply to life. I am on a quest to free my life from the shame and struggle of the past… and i must say that post financial collapse there was a lot of shame to lay down. I am determined to rise strong, and remain focused on the good future that awaits.
Michael Hyatt is a mentor i have never met in person…. i value his leadership insights, and his practical ways of thinking through life. Living forward is a practical plan for organizing life…. and while i have not put some of this on paper, it is needed. He advocates spending time determining what the core plan of life should be, much like writing a business plan, and then filtering life through that plan because otherwise the course of our lives can be distracted, tossed off course, or thwarted by the tyranny of the urgent, which may not be in the scope of your life plan. I must confess i read the book, but i need to put feet to it, and actually tug myself away from life for a day or two to develop my life plan more comprehensively. I think this should be required reading for every high school senior = if i knew some of this when i was still in school my life might have looked much more pointed, directed, focused.