One of the things I’ve really been working on is following through on things. I’m very good at this when it comes to my business and my couples. But I fail miserably in my day to day life. I’m that person who thinks of a thoughtful gift to get someone and then never actually puts it in the mail. I give birthday presents months later. I come up with little projects around the house that I want to do and never get around to finishing them. And worst of all…I start books and don’t finish them. Kind of like I started this blog bookclub and then never followed through. Full disclosure…I couldn’t get into You Are Here. Actually…I could really get into it I just couldn’t finish it. It’s one of those books that is so full of amazing information but it’s deep…really deep…and I found myself exhausted after reading a few chapters. I was talking to Christy about it the other day and she said it’s one of those books she picks up when she feels like she needs it and I think that is what it is perfect for. A little bit of balance and perspective when you need it.
I had sort of given up on reading when my best friend, Sidne, forced me to read The Hunger Games. I was quite resistent and then all the sudden I became obsessed. I read all three books in a few weeks and just couldn’t get enough. Katniss and I were besties to say the least. Then when Gary was gone and I had a lot of free time on my hands I started reading the 50 Shades books. Once again become insanely obsessed and sort of had an epiphany about myself and reading. I love to read fiction. I love that feeling of burying myself in a good book and just living there for a few weeks. That being said…I know how important it is to read business books and ‘life’books as some may call them. So I came up with a new idea that I am going to try my sincere hardest to follow through on. Instead of making this bookclub business centered…I’m going to throw in fiction. So every month or two…I will put up 2 books. One fiction and one business. Kind of like the fiction book is a reward for finishing the business book. I know it sounds silly but I think it just might work! And this will give sufficient time to get over the book hangover that comes with a really great book.
Here are my picks for this month:
Fiction: Gone Girl – I’ve heard amazing things about this book. Plus they’re making a movie so we obviously have to read it first.
Business: The Strengthsfinder – My mom gave me this book to read before the retreat and I’m a few pages in and pretty impressed. I think it’s going to be a good one. 🙂
We just had to read Strength Finders for my masters program and take the test. It was really interesting, definitely has a few flaws but I found that the characteristic test was almost dead on! I’m hoping to read Gone Girl this summer, it has been on my list for a while!