Sunday, February 28, 2021

Self-Improvement Book Goal 2021

Yea, yea, yea. Self-improvement books - self-help, if you will - get a bad rap. Everyone seems to be writing them but are they actually effective? I don't know about the rest of the world, but, for me, they certainly have been. One of my favorite quotes is "It's all in the striving.".  I think we should be constantly working on becoming better people and learning, learning, learning. I strongly believe that we should never stop learning. That is a major driving force behind why I read so much. So, in addition to the Build Your Library Hygge reading challenge for 2021, I'm also setting my own personal goal to read 15 self-help books. Let me know your favorites and they might make my list! 

Completed 5 out of 15 books as of 28 Feb 2021.

1) The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM by Hal Elrond

This is the second time I read this book and I read it as part of my online personal development book club on Facebook, called Lifting Vibrations. I've had a miracle morning habit for almost two years now and it really has been life-altering in a very positive way. 

2) What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life by Laura Vanderkam

I listened to the audiobook. It's a quick listen. I'm not sure I really got anything from this I didn't already know or do. 

3) You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

I listened to the audiobook and also skimmed through the hardback from the library so I could write down some of the affirmations. The author is super entertaining and inspiring (she narrated the audiobook).  It definitely helped me move past some old stories I told myself about money and the law of attraction. It is fairly "woo-woo" on the law of attraction, but there are some really good mindset shifts in here if you can't get past the woo-woo. 

4) Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by BrenĂ© Brown

I listened to the audiobook but I want to go back and read it in print now too. WOW! Just wow... some super powerful stuff in here and I want to be able to read it for more absorption - a lay person's lectio divina reading, if you will. This was the first BrenĂ© Brown book I have ever read, but now I want to read them all! (I'm already onto Dare to Lead with my book club). 

5) Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

This book was life-altering! So many fantastic strategies for prioritizing your tasks and Getting. Things. Done! A definite must-read even if you aren't a self-help book fan. Not every tip is going to be useful to every person but there isn't definitely something in here for everyone. It's pretty short but PACKED with actionable, useful advice. 

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Friday, February 19, 2021

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