Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear or read consciously or subconsciously shapes your beliefs and therefore they shape your life. Below you will find seventy-seven books from my personal recommended reading list. These books have changed my life. I am grateful to each author whose words shaped my soul. If you want your life to be different… read!
Who do you admire? Imagine what you can learn from reading the biographies of some of the best and worst men and women in history.
Neuroplasticity: the brain is plastic or changeable. Do not miss this section! Yes, some of these books read like text books. The brain science of neuroplasticity has fascinated me since the moment I first read about how you can re-wire your brain to increase your attention span and sharpen your concentration and ability to focus.
You can be different tomorrow than you are today. Reading books is one of the best ways to learn from the wisdom of others.
Happiness, sadness, creativity, logical thinking, planning, dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, courage, motivation, new challenges. This set of books will inspire and educate you.
The business world changes at the speed of light… but, some of these books are decades old.
What novels will you read to sweep you away?
We all believe something. These are books that have inspired hundreds of thousands. Slow down and enjoy a book to reconnect with your soul.
As a time management strategist I offer three recommendations to help you find the time to read more books.
Books are not usually intended to be read in a single setting. Create a daily reading strategy, set a time where you will read ten pages of a book every day. If you want to learn more about leadership, read ten pages of a biography a great leader. I you want to be inspired, read ten pages of an inspirational book.
Some people have difficulty sitting and reading. Therefore, my second recommendation is for you to download books to your smart phone or to your computer and list to books as you exercise or clean house or while you are waiting in a doctor’s office. Many libraries now allow you to download books electronically for a couple of weeks at no charge. And, there are several other great ways to download books like Audible.com.
This is one of my favorite recommendations to help you read more books. This idea came from a friend of mine, Lindsay Penn, who said when she and her husband go on a trip she will pick a book and read it aloud. I have strong memories of my elementary teachers reading books aloud to our class and when reading time was over we would collectively beg for her not to stop reading.
Do you have a library card? Make time to go to your local library today – what book will you read first?
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