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    Living Forward Book Review

    Living Forward was a delightful book written by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy that will help you ignite your life. It’s a guidebook to crafting a life plan. Why do you need a life plan? Well, consider it like a GPS app for living your life. It can help you see where you are, where you want to go, and how to get back on track. If you are having problems with a decision and ever wanted an easy answer, the life plan will help you as well. You will know clearly which situation aligns with your most important values. Want to learn more? Who Are the Authors? Michael Hyatt…

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    The Genius Habit Book Review

    The Genius Habit by Laura Garnett is a delightful exploration about how one habit can dramatically change your whole life. The author struggled with finding the right job for herself. She tried many things including marketing at Capitol One and being an au pair. Soe jobs fed her soul and others sucked it dry. In her mid-30’s, she discovered her magic was to help individuals improve their performance at work by learning who they were, owning their performance, and the building a career instead of floating from job to job. Discovering Her Inner Fire By helping others, Laura helped herself. She finally felt truly alive when helping her clients. And…

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    Lean Out Book Review

    Marissa Orr wrote her book Lean Out based on a series of lectures she used to do on the side when she was working at Google and Facebook. She’d heard the company state they wanted to fix the gender gap, and there were a lot of seminars and people choosing to talk about things. But Marissa was dissatisfied in seeing any true changes made. Instead, she felt like the people who should be leading the charge were more interested in the power of having an important cause. This book was a fascinating look at women and men in industry and really got my brain thinking. The book opens with Marissa’s…

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    Tender At the Bone: Growing Up At the Table Book Review

    This week I wanted to share a different type of inspirational book. Tender At the Bone was an unusual look into the life of someone who became famous for cooking and restaurant reviews. If you’ve ever wished to be famous but thought it could never happen to you, read this book. I think one of the fascinating aspects of Ruth’s memoir is that she was living her life without realizing how extraordinary her simple choices would become. Each experience would build upon prior ones, and choices made with other people in her life gave her an unusual story. Well, upon reflection, she found the story that ran through her life.…

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    Psycho-Cybernetics Book Review (The 2015 Updated Version)

    Psycho-Cybernetics is one of the foundation works that started the self-help movement. Have you ever heard of it before? It’s not gotten much attention in recent years. The list of people it has influenced is enormous. Have you ever found yourself full of enthusiasm and momentum to make changes? And as you’re working towards your goal, you get distracted or discouraged? Or maybe the self-sabotage was more subtle. Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics lays out the roadmap for you to make positive and lasting changes in your life. Who Was Maxwell Maltz and How Did He Know This Stuff? Dr. Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon who had the insight to observe…

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    The Art of Asking – Book Review

    The full title of today’s book review is The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer. Isn’t that a lovely idea? How often do we think people won’t want to help us, or that we’re supposed to do everything ourselves. And if you enjoyed the direct tone of Jen Cincero’s You Are A Badass books, you’ll love Amanda Palmer’s writing. Who Is Amanda Palmer? She is a musician and has toured extensively and played with many well known names including David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper. She listed a lot of interesting sounding jobs that she did before she started her band…

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    Stillness Is the Key Book Review

    Ryan Holiday’s book Stillness Is the Key is an absolute delight. I know you’ll enjoy reading it. It’s split into three main sections – Mind, Body, and Spirit. Every major religion and philosophy has a concept of inner peace, or stillness. This is considered the highest good and key to a happy life and peak performance. So why wouldn’t you want to achieve it? Everyone has the capacity to be in the moment with mindfulness. So why don’t we? Because it takes consistent practice every day. And this book helps you see the benefits as well as easier ways to work it into your life. You’ll also read about famous…

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    Late Bloomers – Book Review

    I can’t wait to tell you about Rich Karlgaard‘s book Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. Everyone can get something out of this book. You’ll realize that some of your traits are beneficial and should be embraced. The Introduction opens with stories of two people who clearly are late bloomers. One of them, Joanne, grew up in a difficult situation as her mother had multiple sclerosis and her father ignored her. She got above-average grades but never any high honors or distinctions. She went to her backup college continuing along the path of acceptable mediocrity. Mediocre Career and Not the Best Choices She…

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    Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Book Review

    Would you believe that the best way to dare greatly is by being vulnerable? Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both. ~Brene Brown And that’s how her book Daring Greatly begins. This book explores the idea of “never enough” and the myths of vulnerability before moving in to how we can defend ourselves when we’re vulnerable. It identifies the problems with how disengaged humanity has become, and how we can disrupt the status quot to improve engagement. And first, we need to look within and figure out why we are so afraid of being vulnerable. Fear Makes Us Anxious When we think people are…

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    A Review of Eckhart Tolle’s Books (Including A New Earth)

    Eckhart Tolle has written a few books on how to profoundly transform your inner self. It speaks to me with wanting to ignite your life! In today’s blog, I thought I’d touch upon two of the most well known books and the lessons you can take away from them. Who Is Eckhart Tolle Eckhart considers himself a spiritual teacher. He was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. His Unhappy Early Life He was depressed for most of his early life until he had an inner transformation at age 29. Eckhart didn’t take the obvious paths. He was mostly likely unhappy because his parents did…