Big month in reading over here. How is your reading going?
This month I read the two books I intended to and wanted to share with you my thoughts.
The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business – This is not a quick easy read and shouldn’t be. It is a big fat reference manual for all things business. The beauty of it is that it is presented very easy to understand. Really, business and business concepts are simple and that is what Josh Kaufman brought out. What makes business tough is not being able to predict the future….nothing we can do about that. Simple doesn’t mean it is easy to learn or doesn’t have many parts and that is what Josh lays out in almost 400 pages of summary. He provides lots of resources for further study in the areas of business making this book truly live up to its name if the reader really dove into all that was recommended. Education far surpassing the $27.95 price (a real bargain from the library ;))
I think this is a great book for business people to learn with as well as non-business people to learn from. Reading this book made me wish that other professions had similar books. I would love to get this same complete overview from several areas.
Also check out his website, there is tons of info.
Strip Off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident – I love how these two books went together this month. Both similar in personal growth but so different in every other way. I love Betsy Talbot’s writing! I love their first book, I love their blog. Betsy has a way of making things catchy and entertaining while talking about huge emotional issues. Only she could write a book using a metaphor of a strip show and have it fit so well.
This was the book that got me through the Personal MBA 🙂 It was my reward.
I will say that this is definitely a womans book (or a great book to read if you want to understand women). Betsy seemed to understand me in some areas better than I understood myself. I learned about myself and was given permission to be myself.
You already are what you seek to be. You just have to give yourself permission to be it. — Betsy Talbot
So I would recommend this book if you are a woman who is searching for who she is or trying to grow personally. …which is most of us right 🙂
This month I also listened to/read:
The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million – I have posted on this already and have another post coming up based off an idea from this book. Basically this is a book about coming up with big idea inventions and getting them out to customers. My favorite part of books is the real stories that support the theme and this book is full of them. Story after story. This book is great for anyone looking at starting self-employment or building an idea. …I have no great invention yet, but I enjoyed it.
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – older book but I never read it when it was popular. It is about the Holy Spirit and is written by the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Power and true religion at work. Loved the book! If you would like my copy of this book just comment and let me know and I will mail it to you. (don’t leave your address in the comment, I will contact you by e-mail for privacy)
Okay, for next month this is what I am working on:
- The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook – Older book about unschooling. Recommended by a friend.
and from the book pack last week:
- Inside-Out Simplicity– Joshua Becker of becoming minimalist. I have wanted to read this one for a while
- Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free – Also, one I have been looking at for a while
- How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too – I love talking about following your passion and parenting and how the two need each other.
Have you read these books? What did you think? Want to read some this month with me? What have you been reading that you like? What books are you planning on reading this month? … I am all questions today 🙂
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