January 2017 Reading List

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What follows is my January 2017 reading list. What you will find are books on productivity, motivation, writing, navigating social media, and how to understand and attract your ideal client.

I may not finish all of these books this month, but these are on my list.

Currently on my Kindle:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant, Ph.D. – The author is a researcher with a degree in Organizational Psychology so this book is right up my alley.

From Amazon: “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.”

I have a clue what I am – do you?

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax

From Amazon: “A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We’ve begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog.”

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

From Amazon: “Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.”

On my Nightstand:

10% Happier: How I tamed the Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story by Dan Harris

From the Cover: “10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of American’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.”

#ASKGARYVEE: One Entrepreneur’s Take On Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk

From the Cover: “I’ve always known what it takes to succeed in the trenches, but now with the hands-on experience of growing two businesses, one from scratch, I also know what the aerial view looks like, and what works best when you’re responsible for creating culture, developing careers, and managing clients in a company that seems to double in size by the day.”

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

From the Cover: “Grand demonstrates how originality can be launched, unleashed, and sustained, offering practical insights on how individual can find allies in unlikely places, leaders can fight groupthink, and parents and teachers can nurture children to think for themselves.”

Can She Do It?

You might be wondering HOW in the world I am going to read all of these books this month – stick around and find out. I will share a few quotes and good pieces of info here and there as I go on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter… you can find me there.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these? What are you reading this month? Or if you have a productivity, entrepreneur, organizational psychology book written by a WOMAN you could recommend. I need more women writers!!!


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