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10 Things You Can Do In Your Daily Life To Improve Your Personal Development

Happy Today!

Each day I have two scheduled appointments on my calendars which are devoted to personal development tasks such as books, podcasts and online learning.

During today’s first scheduled slot I can across an article from The Ascent entitled 10 Things You Can Do In Your Daily Life To Improve Your Personal Development. This article has common sense but useful reminders for those of us who think personal development and growth requires dedicated blocks of time and money. While money invested in your growth should be a priority the practice of participating in activities which will help you develop and/or enhance your skill set is of more importance.

This is a quick read and I recommended committing to at least two of these tips today.

Til next time,

“Income seldom exceeds personal development” – Jim Rohn

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What Book Is On Your Essential Reading List?

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”Dr. Seuss

I recite the Dr. Seuss quote to anyone who tells me I read to much. I mean really – who reads to much? Is that really a thing? If it is, then let me introduce myself..

Hi, my name is Tiffany and I read to much.

Before I got married and had kids, a great weekend would be one in which I read three bestselling books from one of my favorite fiction authors – Iris Johansen , Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, Lynette Eason, Candace Calvert, and Terri Blackstock.

I still love fiction and find myself reading at least 2-3 books a week due to my trusty iPhone and my reading apps – Kindle and iBooks. This year, I want to read more personal development books and have given myself a goal of 13 books this year.

Here’s the problem, there are various essential reading lists for personal growth, self help, personal development and self improvement that I am uncertain as to where I want to start next.

Which books have you read or plan to read that would be on your recommended reading list? Please share your recommendations in the comments.

Til next time,

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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Rachel Hollis Made For More

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“You have a desire for something more. You have a hope for something more. You have a spark, a little dream in your heart….” – Rachel Hollis, Made For More Documentary

Those were the opening words from the documentary Made For More. A great way to get your attention – right?

She goes on to say:

“But if you have that desire inside of you, I think it’s there for a reason.” – Rachel Hollis

Again, her words resonate because they remind her audience of facts which are known to be true but are often overlooked when it comes to personal application.

The Made For More Documentary is a behind the scene view of what occurs at her Rise Conference. The movie was shown in theaters and is now available for anyone with an Amazon Prime account.

So who is Rachel Hollis? Rachel is an author, podcaster, speaker and blogger who describes herself as a person who built a multi-million dollar media company with a high school diploma and a google search bar. Her target audience is women but her message applies to everyone.

While the movie is an interesting view of how the team put together their conference, it also serves as a marketing tool for the coaching sessions Rachel Hollis began offering January 2019. Being armed with that information does not make me enjoy the messaging any less.

I have never read any of Rachel’s books but have seen the titles on various book lists from Pinterest. I am a fan and listener of her podcast Rise. I find Rachel to be inspirational because of her humility and relatability.

The documentary was entertaining and I feel confident everyone can get something out of watching it. All you need is an Amazon Prime account or purchase the video for $4.99. Amazon offers a free 30 day trial period for customers interested in becoming a member.

If you are looking for something to watch this weekend, include the Made For More Documentary as an option.

Til next time,

“But if you have that desire inside of you, I think it’s there for a reason.” – Rachel Hollis

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Audible Free Picks of The Month

Happy Today!

If you have an Audible audiobook account, you may not be aware or have forgotten that each month Audible offers six titles which are available for members to download two free books.

Yes you read that correctly, six titles of which two are free. Each title is an Audible Original which means it they were created by storytellers and produced in Audible studios.

January is coming to a close but the options available until midnight January 31 include:

1. Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction)

2. Power Moves by Adam Grant (Non Fiction)

3. The Last Days Of August by Jon Ronson (Non Fiction)

4. The Man On The Mountaintop by Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones (Fiction)

5. The Spies That Bind: A Prequel by Ally Carter (YA Fiction)

6. Harry Clarke by David Cale (Thrilller)

If you miss any of these titles, February will include a new series of titles for your listening pleasure. This is not a sponsored post so feel free to download or not.

Til next time,

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. —Joseph Addison