Keep Track Of This If You Want To Do It More

 In Career Change, Leadership, Sales, Time Management

At the beginning of this year I decided to keep track of every book I finished. I simply set up a note in my contacts titled BOOKS and recorded the title of each book as I finished it. The phrase, “What gets measured, gets done” is so true. Here is my list and brief note on each.

Non-Fiction Business and Inspiration

The Power Of Less: The Fine Art Of Limiting Yourself To The Essential, In Business And In Life. By: Leo Babauta. I am a big fan of Everyday Zen, the author’s blog, but this book was too basic for me. It lead me to the next book on my list…………….

GTD-Getting Things Done by: David Allen. The best time management book I have ever read (if applied of course) and I have read them all. It’s a commitment-but I suggest everyone read the book or take the class. Great stuff!

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When To Quit (and When To Stick) by: Seth Godin. He’s a genius for so many reasons-not the least of which is that you can read this book in an hour and have it change the way you think.

One Minute Salesperson by: Spencer Johnson, MD. Excellent/timeless.

Making Money Is Killing Your Business by: Chuck Blakeman. This is a must for any small business owner. I am a convert for sure.

Sh*t My Dad Says by: Justin Halpern. Very funny. Brilliant.

The Go Giver by: Bob Burg & John David Mann. Pretty good as business parables go but I am a little burned out on business parables right now. Maybe I am jealous that I have not written one yet.

Never Be The Same by: Mark Leblanc. Excellent gift book for business and inspiration. Mark is a friend and this book is a hit.

Food Rules by: Michael Pollan. My son is reading this book in one of his classes. You can literally read it while waiting at the car wash. Great stuff. I hope I apply it.


Water For Elephants by: Sara Gruen. Fantastic fiction read set in a Traveling Circus in 1930s. My husband liked it too.

The Lightening Thief Percy Jackson by: Rick Riordan. I read this to impress my son-who is a big fantasy fiction fan-but I really liked it. The movie was good too.

Loving Frank by: Nancy Horan. This book is a fiction account of the affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney and it is riveting. Also, it will help you to avoid any extramarital affairs.

Twilight, Eclipse, New Moon, Breaking Dawn and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, all by Stephanie Meyer. First of all if you have not read them-don’t judge. But also, I only read these books while riding my stationary bike so it was a double benefit-and my workouts flew by!

Shantarram by: Gregory David Roberts. Let’s just say that half way through this gripping novel/autobiography I googled the author to make sure he was still alive. Wow! Also, a great reason to get a Kindle or I-pad-as it may cause carpel tunnel issues in its paper form.

The Time Travelers Wife by: Audrey Niffenegger. Excellent. Read this one on vacation.

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