2019 Reading List

 

01

January

  • Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

  • The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

  • Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

 

02

February

  • Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

  • Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist 

  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

 

03

March

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  • Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven 

  • What The Most Success People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam 

  • Defiant Joy by Stasi Eldredge

 

04

April

  • Platform by Michael Hyatt

  • Radical by David Platt

  • Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

 

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06

May

  • Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

  • Intentional Living by John Maxwell

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins

  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

June

  • Prince Caspian by CS Lewis

  • The Silver Chair by CS Lewis

  • It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn

  • The Horse And His Boy by CS Lewis

 

07

July

  • The Voyage of the Dawntreader by CS Lewis

  • Rewire Your Heart by David Bowden

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • Almost Everything by Anne Lamott

 

08

August

  • The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis

  • The Last Battle by CS Lewis

  • The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

 

09

September

  • You Are a Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

Books on my list to read

  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

  • The 360 Leader by John Maxwell

  • It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

  • Thirst by Scott Harrison

  • The Anatomy Of Dreams Chloe Benjamin

  • And Many More!

  • From Poop to Gold by Chris Jones

  • Leadershift by John Maxwell

  • Platform by Michael Hyatt

  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

  • The Difference Maker by John Maxwell

  • Free To Focus by Michael Hyatt

  • Living Forward by Michael Hyatt

  • Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Personal Growth

Habit Tracking

It’s really easy to start a bad habit, but very difficult to start a new one! Mainly because usually when a bad habit is formed, it wasn’t an intentional action. Bad habits are formed when we aren’t being intentional with our actions. Forming a new good habit can take some time. There are several studies showing it takes 21 days, 30 days, and some even say 90 days. Seems no one can really come up with a universal time frame. Which seems right, considering we are all different!

Tracking your new habit can be an excellent way to make sure you are continually working towards it and being consistent in forming your new habit. I say, track the new habit until you don’t have to think about it everyday! Need to drink more water everyday? Track it until it becomes a habit and you don’t have to intentionally make yourself drink more water.

I have create a simple habit tracking sheet to help you build up the new habits you want to form! It is a 30 day tracker that you can put up in your bedroom, on your bathroom mirror, or wherever you will see it most to remind yourself to keep working on that habit and checking it off when you have completed it for the day! You can print off as many as you need!

Daily Affirmations/Mantras

Positive self-talk is so important! Did you know, 90% of our daily thoughts are repeat thoughts? That means, if you tear yourself down and think negative things about yourself often, chances are you are thinking them everyday. We can sometimes be our own toughest critic.

Now, imagine if you changed those negative thoughts into positive thoughts? Wow, what a difference that would make! I’ve created a download of simple daily affirmations to choose from to help you get started with positive self-talk! I recommend putting this up somewhere you will see it first thing every morning and/or evening. Preferably by a mirror so you can actually say them out loud to yourself.

Once you’ve gotten used to talking to yourself in the mirror, you can create more personalized affirmations/mantras for yourself!

Business

Consistency, relevancy, and community

One of the biggest struggles I see in small businesses is that they don’t have a clear direction. It isn’t obvious what they do, why they do it, or where they want to go in the future. As small business owners, we can so easily get caught up in the day-to-day that we don’t look up to see which direction we’ve been headed in.

I always begin with consistency, relevancy and community when building a brand or marketing strategy for my clients. I work with small business owners to build their online presence with website design, digital marketing, and brand development. Join me in a three part series talking all about how these elements are the foundation of a strong brand and marketing strategy! This series includes why these are so important in your brand foundation and resources to help you cultivate them to grow your business online!