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Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Two

Reading is a big part of my growth and I'm trying to increase my reading time each year. This last year I read 13 non-fiction books. Rather than review all 13 in one post, which would be a huge post, I've decided to break it up into posts with 2 - 3 book reviews. In Part One of this series I reviewed #13 - The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone and #12 - Finish by Jon Acuff. Here are the next books on my list. #11 - The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani This is an interesting [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Books, Mindset, Software Marketing|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Two

Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part One

I have a goal every year to at least read one non-fiction book a month. I know, that isn't a very high goal, but you have to start somewhere, right?  Of all the habits of high performers, especially in business, reading it the one habit that they all have in common. The top-performing CEOs read a book a week. That's 52 books a year! The average person reads 2 - 3 books a year. There's a big difference between the two.  I decided that I didn't want to be average. We only have so much time in a day. Why [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Books|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part One

This One Thing Is Required For Success

I turned 57 this past week. It seems like just yesterday that my Dad was running up and down the sidewalk banging on the windows yelling "It's a boy! It's a boy!". As I grew and went from crawling to walking, I was always being encouraged. "You can do it! Walk to Momma. Come on! Let go and take a step!"  I took my first step because my Mom and Dad knew that I could. I'm not sure what I thought at that age, but I know that I took that first step because they believed that I could.  This [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mindset|1 Comment

Change Your Focus, Change Your Life

How do you describe life? What word picture comes to mind when you think of your life? The words you use have meaning and that meaning defines how you perceive things to be. Here are some examples. Maybe you can relate to one of them. None of them are right or wrong but it's good to know how they affect us. Life is a Battle If you describe life as a battle then you'll use words like:  I just have to fight through it. I'm going down for the count. Who's coming against me today. It's every man for himself. [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Mindset|Comments Off on Change Your Focus, Change Your Life

The One Question You Must Ask Yourself

If there's one question that we have no problem asking of others but shy away from like the plague when it comes to asking ourselves, it's this. Why?   From the time we were young children we've wanted to know why from from everyone else, haven't we? Just spend some time around a 3 - 7 year old and you'll hear them ask Why? 100 times if they ask it once. If you ask them to pick their toys up, they ask why? If you tell them to brush their teeth, they ask why? If you ask them to quit [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Mindset|Comments Off on The One Question You Must Ask Yourself

My Top 6 Books Read In 2016

I like to read. One of my goals for this next year is to make more time for reading. Even though I didn't feel like I took enough time for reading this last year, in looking back, I read quite a few books.  I love the quote from Mark Twain that goes: Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't read. What I want to do in this post is to list some of the books I read in 2016 and to include my key take-aways from the book. Here's the non-fiction books I read in 2016 [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top 6 Books Read In 2016