I love reading a book I get to annotate with notes, multi-colored highlights, sketches and creases. Since college I haven’t had much need to work so hard to note a reading until recently I read Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich with a group of likeminded people lead by professional coach, Jodee Bock of Bock’s Office Transformational Consulting.
The experience challenged my thinking towards the positive, increased my expression of gratitude and engaged me on a new conceptual path of understanding reality and how I see and meet the needs of others. Subsequently, the reading led down a book aisle new to me and towards to a number of personal development books and blogs, a genre previously ignored. To name a few:
The Seven Mindsets, Scott Shickler & Jeff Waller
The Fire Starter Sessions, Danielle LaPorte
Daring Greatly, Brenè Brown
We all want to experience the best of our lives, our relationships and work and while simply reading about where the faith and vision for this “best of life” experience will not bring nirvana, surrounding yourself in positivity, gratitude and a sense of possibility can prompt transformation. It’s up to you to do the work, change your attitude and proclaim a life of meaning and depth. I do recommend a mastermind experience coupled with a thoughtful reading of a book of choice.
Meanwhile, for those unfamiliar here is a quick and dirty summary of Think & Grow Rich:
What are your favorite personal development reads?
Rachel Asleson, Reach Partners
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