Good Reads | The Happiness Project

I just finished The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin, per my sister’s recommendation. I love that Gretchen took on this self instigated project, already a happy person, thinking that she could be happier. It makes you … Read More

Good Reads | The Traveler’s Gift

The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews was much like the other Andy Andrews books I have read. Centered around a fictional story is a great set of (7) lessons taught through historical events. It was a great story about how your life can completely turn around, even when you feel there is no hope, … Read More

Good Reads | The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude

The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude by P. M. Forni was an interesting read that was split in half between a regular non-fiction section and half real-life scenarios. What I walked away with was great suggestions on how to detach emotion from the response, and how to be assertive in response to rudeness. “Think of all your contacts … Read More

Good Reads | The Greatest Salesman in the World

A friend of mine, Todd Burrier, shared the books he read in 2016, and I quickly added many to my amazon wishlist. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino was my first choice, as Todd has read this several times over. It’s a small book and an easy read, but does require a great deal of time to read it as … Read More

Good Reads | Complete Guide to MONEY by Dave Ramsey

This past fall, I participated in Financial Peace University, a 9-week course designed to help individuals and families beat down debt and save for their futures. The class lessons and materials are paired up with Dave’s book, “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to MONEY”. You could essentially read the book and understand the full class lesson, but the in-person group discussions and … Read More

Good Reads | The Noticer & The Noticer Returns

The Noticer and The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews are both fun and rewarding reads that leave with with an altered perspective of life. The Noticer touches on aspects that remind me of two other recent reads… “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman and “Lifeonaire” by Shaun McCloskey and Steve Cook. A character in the book “notices” obvious things in ways it seems others … Read More

Good Reads | The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

You might be wondering why I’m sharing this book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, on my website for my business… sure, you get the personal enrichment and personal development stuff, but tidying? Buckle down, I LOVE this book!! As someone who has struggled to let go, this book makes it so easy. How? … Read More

Good Reads | The Automatic Millionaire by David Back

The Automatic Millionaire – A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach was a quick and easy read, focusing on all things money. They begin with the concept of the Latte Factor… spending $5.00 on a drink (often more) doesn’t seem like much, but if you do it every day for years, it adds up REALLY quick. … Read More

Good Reads | The Power of Now by Echart Tolle

The Power of Now by Echart Tolle is an excellent read to change your perspective. I noted so many insightful excerpts and wanted to share a few with you. To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation.” pg 48 “The more you are focused on time – past … Read More

Good Reads | Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss

Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss was an interesting read. The biggest thing I’ve taken from this book is… Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that could happen to me. What an amazing way to look at the world, events, and outcomes. Marcus Aurelius once said, “Accept whatever comes to you woven in the … Read More