Many of you have asked about my reading list. So let’s see if I can do a monthly share. Here’s what I read in January.
Off the Clock makes a great point of why it’s important to carve out moments where we feel like we’re “off the clock” and how to realistically do that, while still getting things done! (More done!) I’m a nerd about anything time management, and I love Laura’s books in general. I enjoyed this very much. Read it while I relaxed on a flight to Israel.
Laura is tough, in a really good way! I mean, she’s a probably a great coach and I’d be terrified of her, because if she’s anything like she’s in this book, she will force you to get out of your own head and actually improve your life. I have to admit that I didn’t sit and do the exercises per se. But, while I was reading I was so intrigued by them, and had every intention to sit down with my computer or journal and actually doing them. But, hey I was on a plane coming back from Israel. Ok, maybe people like me actually need to pay for the real deal – a human life coach. In any case, I enjoyed it. Am I terrified that Lauren will ask me in my upcoming interview if I did the exercises? You betcha!
Wowza… ok you see the self help thread here? Jon Acuff had me at hello, basically. Not only did I find this book a great read with tons of insights on why we don’t finish projects and how to actually get to the finish line (and why this is actually important), but he has a great sense of humor and I laughed all the way through the book.
To be fair, I finished it on February 2. I really didn’t know much about this topic and I actually found it delightful, especially the personal stories throughout the book. I will be interviewing Sara Chana soon, so I’ll be asking her a lot more details about how to delve into the world of herbal remedies.
And fine, it is highly unlikely that I will accomplish to put this together every single month. So, let me tell you what I’ve already read in February:
If you think you’re an introvert or might have a loved one who is an Introvert, please read this! I thought it was excellent and in fact, I’m now reading the kids and teens version – Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids – to see if I give it to my children.
And if you’re not going to read Quiet, may I suggest you at least watch the author’s, Susan Cain, amazing Ted Talk ? Enjoy!
What about you, what book are you working on right now? I’d love to hear.