My personal growth challenge for the year 2018 is to read 1 – 2 books a month. I am going to aim hard for 24 books. I find that it is not super hard to do as long as Instagram and Solitaire are uninstalled on my phone. Here is a quick list of these books and a brief review of each.
I am putting together this page/article to summarize what the book is about and what I thought of it. Hopefully, you’ll find something worthwhile to read yourself here.
The books are in the order of having finished them most recently.
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Beyond Barriers by Nikki Barua
Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make more money, get in better shape, create epic relationships and control your life! by Sean Whalen
I’m not linking to this book on purpose. It was something else. (And, not in a good way) Although the points that Sean made may have been valid, it was terribly written. I felt like it was written by a special kind of bro – I don’t know how to describe it. Granted, the title of the book should have been enough of a warning, but I am open-minded. Save yourself the time.
Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
I love this book because I am a sucker for the psychology of human behavior and habits. It helped me realize how I’ve been misspending my money here and there AND it helped me understand how I can use this money psychology for creating better-converting websites. I’m not here to trick anyone – thought I do have some good know hows thanks for Dan and Jeff now. I’ve written a quick post about the few lessons I learned about pricing strategies, check it out yourself.
Get Rich, You Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas
This one was something one. It’s basically the law of attractions for money. I’m not super woowoo myself, but I did think that the book was great in helping me with my money mindset and mentality. I wish it was as easy to make money pop out of thin air as Denise makes it seem (or claims). It was a pretty decent read.
Double Your Blog Traffic by Sarah Morgan
I wasn’t super impressed by this one. The book has a few useful pointers; I do think Sarah is a smart woman, but I didn’t feel a learned anything new or insightful from the book. Maybe I wasn’t the target audience. It’s a great read if you have absolutely no idea how to run a blog or nurture an audience.
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
I kicked off this year by finishing Tiffany’s book first. I must say, this woman went through a lot – some of it was hilarious some of it was heartbreaking. There was something about Tiffany that I always enjoyed as a public figure, and I’m glad I got to see how she grew up and become who she is now in her own words. I don’t know if I would call this book inspiring – it was pretty funny most of the time though. But, I’d certainly say it showed me a new perspective on life that I’d not imagine myself to, and I loved it for that.