There’s lots of variety in this week’s piece. Enjoy my 2nd half reading list potentials, a finances vs. fulfillment video, and a double dose of quotes to ponder this week. Thank you to everyone who emailed me last week!
Books I am (Considering) Reading
Last week I provided my first half 2021 reading list. This week, I want to provide you a list of books that I am considering reading during the second half of 2021:
- The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
- Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Howard and Geraldine Taylor
- Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamine
- When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
- Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues by David Bradford Ph.D.
- Driven: The Never-Give-Up Roadmap to Massive Success by Manny Khoshbin
- Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging by Ben Greenfield
Video I am Watching
A career for finances versus a career for fulfillment. This is always an interesting topic. The Ramsey Show covers this topic in a short three-and-a-half-minute video and I think they absolutely hit the nail on the head. The answer is almost always fulfillment, but you have to adjust your spending and lifestyle to match it.
Quotes I am Pondering (a double dose)
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he or she is good at doing.
~ Quincy Jones, American record, film and television producer, musician
Throughout the centuries, there were men and women who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
~ Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer and philosopher
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
~ Betty Smith, American author
Enduring character is built with adversity and builds over time. It isn’t something you just acquire.
~ Neil Livingstone, American business executive, author
We all have limits. A characteristic of the personally powerful person is the ability to recognize, accept, and respect those limits.
~ Mary Elizabeth Schlayer, author, management consultant
Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
~ Will Rogers, American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist