This year, I wrote a post about my five 2018 Reading Goals. Now that it is July I thought this would be a good time to do a Half Year checkup to make sure I am on track. As a reminder, this is something I do. I make reading goals and resolutions for myself every year. What makes this year different? Nothing I just wanted to share my goals with you. And hopefully, you will share your reading goals with me. I love seeing other goals! Click the titles in bold or covers to read more about the books mentioned.
2018 Reading Goals Update
This genre is new to me. Most of the time I might read one or two self-help books a year. My goal of adding self-help books to help my new career goals is more a must and it’s actually a great thing. I have read several self-help and/or business books so far. More than I ever have. As of right now, I have read… drumroll, please… FIVE!
The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone (audiobook)
This was a great motivating book to get you going, not just motivated to do more but gets you 10 x more motivated to do more. The book is all about doing the “above and beyond” and “more” than others to get to your goal. If everyone is working 5 days a week you are working 6 or 7. The author and narrator is on a Red Bull I.V. and he has 10 times more energy than anyone I know. This dude has tons of energy and the audiobook is his pep rally just for you.
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover (audiobook)
This audiobook is really good but it is for going hard. Really hard! And I quote…“Tapping into your dark side.” Yep. The author was the former private coach for a couple of the top basketball players and most of the book is referring to the players and his coaching methods. If you can take the basketball terms and references and apply it to your goals then this book is for you. It’s not a step by step hand holding book at all so be prepared.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell (audiobook)
This is one of the most popular books and I heard it was a great book. Needless to say, I had high hopes for this book and thought it was going to be life-changing. I think it would be more life-changing for women who don’t have to negotiate their work rate on every single job. I don’t hate the book and I don’t love it. If you are a working mother and never ask for a raise…start with this book. It will help. Basically, women need to think like a man at work and don’t feel sorry for being you.
Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
by Oren Klaff (audiobook)
This book is great for selling. But you need some steel balls to follow this rules to pitch like Oren. If you have to sell something or yourself this is a great book. I get the concept and I think there are a few things I can do to make myself a better pitcher. I will have to really practice and retrain my brain to be the person that can “just walk away”. When you read the book you’ll know what I mean.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: And Two Other Short Guides to Achieving More at Work and at Home by Laura Vanderkam (audiobook)
If you need a short and sweet book with great ideas, this is the one. It is a great resource to give you a few ideas on what you can do to start your day. This book is a perfect part two to any self-help book. Knowing what successful people do is a great tool to have in your toolbox. I need to re-read (listen) to this one too help me get my new schedule straight.
So far …So good! Come October this might not be this good. But I am going to try my best.
Out of the 31 books I have read so far, I have read 6 physical books. 2 of them graphic novels! I love touching the books and having graphic novels in paper is amazing. Missed it and I will add more as soon as I can.
This one is my “FIRST WORLD PROBLEM”. I have made time a few days here and there and Thank God for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. I got 2 of the 6 books read and I plan on getting at least four more done before the end of the year. Yeah! More than half done.
Wellll….just two. Yep. I have read just two. I plan on reading (no really) 5 or 6 more this year. Man! I need to get on it. I have to admit I am mostly a fiction person but books like Hunger by Roxane Gay seem like a must read for me (since everyone else has read it too). I have also had Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelsson and Wild by Cheryl Strayed on the TBR list for years.
How are you doing on your reading goals? Making progress? Did you write them down so you can go back and check on them? Today is July 1 and it’s the perfect time to look them over and get back on it. How is it going?
Happy Reading Ladies!
Mocha Girl Alysia
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