"Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." -- Harry S Truman

I find it funny to have a page dedicated to books I'm reading and some of the books I've read because up until this year, it had been years since I'd read multiple books cover to cover.

 

We must hold ourselves accountable for learning and developing our brains every day. Reading allows your mind to grow and brainstorm new ideas and thoughts. Since now beginning my reading journey, I can see the impact it's had in my life so I encourage you, pick up a book! Give it a shot! Maybe one day I'll have my own book on here for you to read!

 

If you don't know where to begin, start with any of these! 

Book of the Month:  Talent Is Never Enough -John C. Maxwell

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Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Maxwell, the go-to guru for business professionals across the globe, insists that the choices people make-not merely the skills they inherit-propel them onto greatness. Among other truths, successful people know that:

  • Belief lifts your talent.

  • Initiative activates your talent.

  • Focus directs your talent.

  • Preparation positions your talent.

  • Practice sharpens your talent.

  • Perseverance sustains your talent.

  • Character protects your talent. . . . and more!!

It's what you add to your talent that makes the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams.

Make Your Bed -William H. McRaven

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If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

 

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

Get Out of Your Own Way -Dave Hollis

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Gеt Out of Yоur Own Wау еxрlоrеѕ the limiting thоughtѕ thаt саn stop uѕ from grоwіng, feeling fulfіllеd, аnd bеіng fullу рrеѕеnt fоr оur lоvеd оnеѕ. Bу dеbunkіng hіѕ оwn ѕеlf-сrеаtеd lіеѕ with саndоr and humоr, thе аuthоr рrоvіdеѕ іnѕіght іntо hоw уоu саn оvеrсоmе similar lоng-hеld positions.

  • Points the way for those of us who are, like he was, skeptical of self-help but wanting something more than the status quo

  • Helps us drop bogus ideas about who we are supposed to be and finally start living as who we really are

  • Helps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed—such as “I Have to Have It All Together” and “Failure Means You’re Weak”

Reveals the tools that helped him change his life … and may change your life too

The Noticer -Andy Andrews

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“Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely, don’t squander your words or your thoughts. Consider even the simplest action you take, for your lives matter beyond measure…and they matter forever.”

The Noticer will provide you with:

  • A better understanding of life’s challenges and proper perspective for tackling them.

  • Practical yet powerful methods of motivation, encouragement, and resolve for those who have been dealt “the bad hand.”

  • A fresh and insightful perspective on how people can change their view of the world, find strength, and move beyond their problems.

NO Excuses -Brian Tracy

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Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. No Excuses! shows you how you can achieve success in all three major areas of your life, including your personal goals, business and money goals, and overall happiness.

With these guidelines, you can learn how to be more successful in everything you do --instead of wistfully envying others you think are just "luckier" than you. A little self-discipline goes a long way -- so stop making excuses and read this book!

Reinventing Yourself -Steve Chandler

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You'll learn numerous techniques for breaking down negative barriers and letting go of the pessimistic thoughts that prevent you from fulfilling or even allowing yourself to conceive of, your goals and dreams.