My love for reading is profound and something I enjoy doing in my free time. This month I had set a goal to try and read at least 10 books but I only managed to read 4 books and that is okay. Reading is a major part of my life because I love learning and there are endless number of things you can learn from books.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. –Charles W. Eliot
I will be sharing with you all the books I read on a monthly basis and you could also leave book recommendations in the comments sections.
Girl, wash your face by Rachel Hollis.
This book was a good read too. I loved how the writer talks about everything from relationships, to sex, to marriage, to work. She shares her personal life and everything she learned from it. This book might not be your cup of tea but I personally loved it.
Lessons I picked up from this book;
I should stop comparing myself.
I should surround myself with positivity. You are often the product of the people and environment you are in.
I should figure out the things that make me happy and do them.
I should start with one small goal and conquer one after the other.
I should be careful with my commitments. Only commit to things you know you can accomplish and are important otherwise you’d be setting yourself up for failure.
“Bringing others down won’t elevate you. Recognizing that all words have power- even the ones whispered behind someone’s back- is how you adjust your behavior.”
“The Bible says, let that which is in the darkness be brought into the light. When things are allowed to sit in the darkness, when we’re afraid to speak them aloud, we give them power. The darkness lets those fears fester and grow until they become stronger over time. If you never allow your fears out, then how in the world can you disseminate them?”
“Nothing is wasted. Every single moment is preparing you for the next. But whether or not you choose to see this time as something wonderful- the time when God is stretching you and growing you or maybe forging you in fires hotter than you think you can withstand- all of it is growing you for the person you’re becoming, for a future you can’t even imagine.”
“Celebrate the small moments. They’re sacred, even if they aren’t stepping stones to something else.”
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Secrets of six figure women by Barbara Stanny
This is a book I’d recommend to female entrepreneurs whether you are starting out or have been in the game for a long time this was a really good read and a book I’ll pick from time to time to remind myself of the lessons shared.
Secrets I picked up from this book
Stay laser focused.
Keep a long term mindset.
Invest in personal growth.
Maintain a positive money mindset.
Be thick skinned.
Unfuck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
I loved this book because it pressed buttons that needed to be pressed. This book was a wake-up call I needed and even though the title might make you not pick this book up, I’d advise you don’t judge the book by its title.
Lessons I picked up from this book
“Positive self-talk can dramatically improve mood, boost confidence, increase productivity and more. Moreover, negative self-talk can not only put you in a bad mood, it can leave us feeling helpless, it can make small problems seem bigger and even create problems where none existed before.”
“How we talk, think about, and therefore perceive our surroundings is the very foundation of our reality.”
“Either you control your destiny or your destiny controls you. Life won’t stop for your pauses and procrastination. It won’t stop for your confusion or fear. It will continue right along without you whether you play an active part or not, the show will go on.”
“When you start to view the world through the lens of what you’re willing and unwilling to pursue, rather than what it seems you want and don’t want, things start to become a lot clearer.”
“In this life, you’ll sometimes have to do things you don’t want to, with people you don’t like, and in places you don’t care for. People will leave your life as quickly and easily as they come into it. You’ll lose money, things will break but you’ll get through it all, the good and the bad, just like you did in the past.”
“You’re never going to achieve your true potential if you’re hooked by what other people think.”
Why men marry bitches by Sherry Argov
I stumbled upon this book on Pinterest and I was curious to know what it was all about. In as much as this book has nice lessons, I do not agree with everything the author says. The book is full of controversies. But despite my dislikes about the book, I liked a few lessons from it.
What I picked up from this book
There’s nothing more attractive to a man than a woman who has dignity and pride in who she is.
When you are easily manipulated, men will assume that they won’t have to give as much in the way of a commitment in order to keep you there.
You should be assertive and understand yourself, and being clear about your boundaries, as well as relationship intentions, and not compromising your values.
You can give these books a try and also leave suggestions on books that I can try. Thank you for reading. Until next time, kisses.
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