Finished on June 2, 2020
A classic. One of the most popular books when it comes to personal development. This is one of the books on my annual reading list and one that I want to review regularly. The concepts within are important and applicable to just about anyone’s situation. While there are certain segments of the book that I might not agree with personally, I can certainly see the value in them as well.
This was said almost 100 years ago when Napoleon Hill first wrote the book but now there’s extensive science to back it up. It’s agreed…
Finished on June 1, 2020
After Miles McPherson spoke at Christ Fellowship, I wanted to check out what he had to say on the topic of the race and God’s design. This book was well written and the author did a great job stopping at certain points and providing context, insight, and personal stories.
This is the beginning and the most important truth. We do not know anyone else’s story. Even if they tell us certain things about their lives, we are not aware of their heart state. Why they are who they are today is something beyond our comprehension…
Finished on May 27, 2020
My grandmother first shared a Mark Batterson book with me a few years ago. I read the book Draw the Circle which was a prayer-oriented book as a follow up to the book The Circle Maker (you can find my thoughts about both on my website also). Since reading those, I saw this book of Mark’s pop up on Audible and thought it would be great to gain his perspective and understanding in this area. It was quite insightful to understand at a deeper level what his approach is on everything. …
Finished on May 24, 2020
I remember connecting with Resmond on Instagram a few years ago. We’ve shared a few conversations and some common interests surrounding growth and learning and writing. This was an excellent collection and one that I enjoyed thoroughly.
Love changes us. We become better. We grow and we struggle but more than anything, we triumph.
Pg. 16, “The Gentle Walk”
…Love moves me
into something I’m not
yet opens me up
to become who I am.
How many times have we experienced this? We meet people, we spend time, we feel things, and then we realize…
Finished on May 18, 2020
I’ve always enjoyed math and doing work mentally. I thought it would be cool and valuable to refine some of the things that I practice and use regularly. Working through this book was pretty cool. It was interesting to listen at the normal speed I do and strive to solve the math problems at the same time. I caught myself needing to slow down on many occasions so that I could properly assess myself and the things that I was studying.
Super interesting and quick trick that I’m sure most people are not aware of…
Finished on May 17, 2020
A book that I’ve worked through a few times now. Grant is emphatic, concise, and assertive. He states the point, emphasizes the point, and restates the point. That’s what this book is. It’s like the jockey who whips the horse. We are the horse and this book is the whip. If you read this book and do not want to increase your action levels after its completion I’d be curious if you read the same book that I did.
This is a hard truth but I hope you realize it quickly. The sooner that we…
Finished on May 12, 2020
My good friend Andres Limones Cruz recommended this book to me and it was most definitely one of the most positively impactful books that I read in 2020. There were a number of strong insights and takeaways throughout this book. There were many parts of the book that it seems people don’t think about often. Things like who actually has an influence on others are the things that I don’t see many people thinking about or discussing on a regular basis. It’s essential to understand the value that we can truly offer to others.
Finished on May 11, 2020
I read this book with a good friend of mine. It was interesting and beneficial to be able to discuss it together and share the areas of the book that most impacted us. I learned a lot about the way that the author went about building his real estate portfolio and establishing the portfolio that he presently has. It’s commonly referred to that most millionaires get their wealth from real estate so I knew that I’d want to focus on learning more at some point in time.
Do your diligence. If you have any business…
Finished on May 1, 2020
This book is one that I’ve now read twice and am going through a third time. Each time that I’ve gone through it, I’ve learned new things and have been impacted differently. It’s interesting to learn about patterns and then spend time in real life observing them. There are so many people with incredible potential that honestly don’t make anything of themselves.
It’s like a bird living in a cage. An eagle raised with eagles. It’s like the elephant who grows up with a rope tied to them. By the time that the elephant is…
Finished on May 1, 2020
This subject matter is always particularly interesting to me. Data is enjoyable and I love looking at the facts and figures. When we talk about economics, there are often widespread impacts throughout multiple levels of society that most people cannot understand or identify. I thought that it would be valuable to gain a better understanding of the rationality behind many of the ways that the world is structured and set up as it presently exists.
Incentives drive everything. It’s interesting to see how people are driven by different things. As for the second item here…