I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list in the comments and find all the posts here.
What I read
The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg – This was so great! I find myself applying this to my own life and my work with clients already! I highly recommend it!
Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh – This is hilarious (dogs!) and poignant (a great description of depression).
The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup, by Jamie Tardy – Despite the title, this book is less about being a millionaire and more about starting a business and growing, based on how millionaires have done it. I tend to avoid “get rich” books, and this book is far from it. Jamie has a great podcast with interesting interviews, and she's taken all she's learned and turned it into a great getting-started guide.
Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community – As a kid, I feel completely in love with I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball. We got all of the shows from the library, and then I read all of her biographies. Friends was our Thursday Night standing Roomate Date. So when I spotted this book at the library, I had to grab it. With it's look at sitcoms from I Love Lucy through Friends all the way to Community (which I love) was a fun (if somewhat nerdily academic read.)
What I'm reading
- Talk like TED, by Carmine Gallo (I'm reading everything I can to make my CreativeLIVE workshop awesome!)
- Foodist, by Darya Rose
- Mindset, by Carol Dweck
- Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, by Sendhil Mullainathan(Recommended by a client, who dramatically shifted her relationship with time after she read it!)
- Influence, by Robert Cialdini (Recommended by Leonie)
How about you? What are you reading?
Disclaimer-y Disclaimer! Or course I’m biased when my friends write a book, but I don’t mention things I don’t like. Read the usual disclaimer here.