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Quick Lessons from Learning to Learn

Today I watched the TED talk about Learning to Learn, the most popular free online course run by Barbara Oakley. I'm very interested in helping people take action (that's why I launched our book club) on what they learn so they can change their lives, that's basically...

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Motivational Books for Men

As I browsed Amazon for motivational books I came across books that really fit women and really fit men. I already covered those I felt were great motivational books for women, so today I'm talking about those for me. Please know that I don't in any way think these...

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Take Action with You Are A Badass At Making Money

A friend recommended You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero and I really enjoyed it. Her motivational and supportive tone are just what today's modern woman needs to get out there and make her best life happen. It's a great book for men as well, as Jen...

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Take Action with The 5 Second Rule

Inside The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins, Mel teaches you to put aside your automatic responses to life and take action in 5-4-3-2-1 seconds! GO! I was a bit concerned when I heard Mel had turned the rule into a book, how could something so small be enough for a book?...

Take Action with The Think & Grow Rich 13 Principles

For years I had heard that Think & Grow Rich was THE book to read for entrepreneurs, but I thought I could surmise it from the title and that that was enough. I finally took the time to read it and was motivated to improve myself on so many levels. But, there were so...

Motivational Books for Women

I chose these books based on their reviews and other information I've heard about them. I thought these books were specifically motivating for women to read, though I don't mean to say men shouldn't read them. I actually fear making gender-specific recommendations...

Why I Bought & Stopped Using The 5 Second Journal

I’m one of those geeky people who gets excited when the school year is starting because of all the supplies. Pens, pencils, paper notebooks, binders, tabs, post it’s, etc. You better believe I had a whole board on Pinterest on home notebooking at one point. So I love...

Gary Vaynerchuk – Crushing It! Summary

With so many people loving Gary Vaynerchuk I was really looking forward to reading Crushing It!. I even rushed through the book I was finishing up before it because I couldn't wait. Here's my Crushing It summary. As I mentioned in my review of Crushing It, I thought...

Why Book Summaries Aren’t Nearly As Good As Books

I’m a fan of Blinkist and 4 Minute Books. I love book summaries because they are really helpful in saving time. But, not in the way you think. See, I don’t use book summaries to replace a book. And I don’t read a book of blinks on Blinkist and assume I know enough...

Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk Review

There was a lot of hype around Gary V’s new book, Crushing It, so I was excited to pick it up. I hadn't read any of his other books but I follow him on Twitter and like his motivational tweets. I'll be working on a take action course on Crushing It, but in the...

Crushing It — The Fear of Wasting Time

For a long time, I’ve thought I was struggling to move forward on certain aspects of my business because I was afraid of failure. Fear of failure and Imposter Syndrome run amiss in my industry and since so many others struggle with them, I must

How To Track Your Path To Success

Is success still elusive to you after years of trying? I have a few ideas why. This post is about how to measure your path to success and the several areas to monitor while doing that. It’s Action That Matters Just reading isn’t enough.

Improve Your Health In Just 5 Seconds

As I read chapter 11 of The 5 Second Rule today, several things stood out to me and I wanted to share them. I’ve highlighted the quote at the beginning of every chapter so far. Today’s was as great as the rest: “Courage is the commitment to begin

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