Good Morning everyone!
As I continue to work on this website, I want to share some of my favorite things! One of my favorite things to do is to read. More specifically, I LOVE to read personal development type books. Now, I’m typically not a read all day or hours on end type of person. First, I don’t have time for that and, second, I tend to get tired after reading for more than 1 hour. I try to carve out time first thing in the morning before the kids are up and, if I have time, right before bed.
So those are my reading times, but what am I reading? I read my devotional/Bible first thing. Then I read some other personal development. For some reason I am reading two books right now (that’s not odd, right?). I just can’t seem to put either of them down to finish the other! I’m so engaged with both!
First off, I’m reading “Find your Extraordinary” by Jessica DiLullo Herrin. I’m reading it on my kindle and I’m almost finished. Of note, I NEVER thought I would be an e-reader person, who doesn’t love the feel of a “real” book. BUT it is so easy to go through books quickly on this thing! I don’t have to wait for shipment or drive to the library and deal with deadlines. It keeps my place (my kids often play with bookmarks, losing my place in books) and I love the ease of highlighting to go back to my favorite parts! (Plus, they’ve gotten really cheap! The Amazon Fire has gone down quite a bit so it’s easy just to give it a try!)
Anyways, I LOVE this book! Jessica is so inspirational and provides motivation to those of us who may need a swift kick in the you know where. She has been featured on Oprah, in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and Undercover Boss, and was included on Inc.’s list of Top Ten Female CEOs in 2012. Her language is easy to follow and this is a MUST READ especially for those with the entrepreneurial spirit!
The second book I’m reading right now is “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. I purchased this book and often read it as my daughter falls asleep next to me after reading her books to her. (Here is one of the first-world problems of real books-> turning pages makes noise and has the potential to wake up a sleeping child, lol. Should have gotten this in kindle!)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book as well! Providing interesting insight from examples such as an NFL coach to Starbucks (SOOO many more great examples and research laid out in the book), this book provides a lot of knowledge in how habits work, how they are formed, and what you need to do to create new routines. ANYONE can change ANY HABIT! You just have to recognize the trigger and rewards.
I am so excited for this book, I am really going to analyze what I can work on to help me practice willpower.
That one word, willpower, does not have to be scary and can actually be empowering! Take control! Quit smoking, get up earlier, workout consistently, eat better, you name it!
What about you? What are you reading right now? Any favorites you read over and over again?
Have a great week everyone and once again, thank you for reading!