Day 3355 – Deep Work – A Book That Will Help You Focus On Work, The Right Way – Read A New Book Month Day 17

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World* by Cal Newport was a really eye-opening and convicting book. It made me think seriously about how I use my time and how much time I’m on devices or mindlessly scrolling on the internet. There is so much that distracts us from our true work. There are so many things vying for our attention that takes us away from the things we really need to do.

I think one of the biggest takeaways from this is we need to really understand what we’re meant to put out into the world and then making that a priority. As well as focusing on the things that have a bigger impact on the overall picture. Whether it’s taking tasks off the best salesman so they can focus on that or knowing that scrolling through the full Facebook feed is going to bum you out, you can take control.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World*

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Day 3351 – Profit First – A Book That Changed How I Look At My Businesses And Income – Read A New Book Month Day 13

I first heard of Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine* by Mike Michalowicz on Sunny Lenarduzzi’s YouTube channel. I’m SO glad that this book found its way into my reading list. I just finished it yesterday and I have to say, it has already had an impact on our businesses. We have adjusted every source of income to take a profit out. So I can say, all of our sources of income are profitable now.

There are lots of books about finances and income and how to allocate your money, but what I really liked about this one was he gives you a system that works with where you are. It encourages baby steps and taking a good, hard look at what you’re doing. As luck would have it, Bret listened to this at the same time, so we were able to talk about what we learned in almost real time. It is so important to be on the same page with finances!

If your business isn’t profitable or if you’d like to increase your profitability, this is the book for you.

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Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine*

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Day 3348 – Dream Big, Think Small – A Book That Surprisingly Changed Everything – Read A New Book Month Day 10

I’ve talked about Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time* by Jeff Manion before, but it bears repeating during read a new book month, because this one completely changed my life and mindset about small steps.

Before I read this book, I stressed about how much work I was doing on this blog and really, all areas of my life. I felt like what I was working on just wasn’t making a difference in my life. But this book taught me that even little, bitty, baby steps added up to a lot over time. Just the act of showing up and writing for five minutes each day adds up to two and a half hours of writing in a month. Just the act of showing up for this blog every day and writing a few hundred words adds up to about half a million over the lifetime of the blog. I was floored by that one right there. This idea of just reading a few pages every day in a few books adds up to full books read.

If you’re feeling like you’re not making headway on things and find that you’re beating yourself up, this really is the book for you. I point to this book as a huge life-shifting book, and often. What’s funny, is I found it completely randomly. It wasn’t in the new books section, it wasn’t recommended by someone else. I was killing time in the library, and walking the stacks, and found it that way. I don’t do this type of library search often, but I’m so glad I found this book. I read it last year, but it is still helping me to not negate the small stuff I do every day.

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Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time*

As a reminder, the links to the book on Amazon are affiliate links. As a reminder, an affiliate link is one that if you click and purchase the book (or something else) I’ll receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you. I ruthlessly only share products, services, books, etc, that I have personally used and only recommend what I think is useful and valuable. I’ve marked all affiliate links in this post with this little guy –> *

This photo is a picture of how I track the “small stuff” in my life. I’ve since modified this to include quite a bit more, but the idea is the same, little bits, every day.

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Day 3344 – A Book That Has Changed My Money Mindset And My Life – You Are a Badass at Making Money – Read A New Book Month Day 7

I’ve read You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth* by Jen Sincero three times as of the writing of this post. I listened to the audiobook each time and I have to say, Jen is a fantastic audiobook reader. To hear the author explain her work is really, really helpful. It doesn’t hurt that she’s absolutely hysterical.

This book helped me to look at money and myself differently. It showed me that SO many more things are possible in my life and that they are within my grasp. This book helped to push me to try my hand at a new blog and caused me to see the value in purchasing a course bundle (which I might add has already made me money).

If you have struggles with how you view money, whether it’s “rich people are gross” or “I can’t afford it” this book will help you to see things in a different light, and begin to look at yourself differently. I have already seen changes in myself, Bret (who has read it twice), and a good friend who is on her second read. This book also reminds me that just one suggestion can change multiple lives. Never negate the power of your words.

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You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth* by Jen Sincero

As a reminder, the links to the book on Amazon are affiliate links. As a reminder, an affiliate link is one that if you click and purchase the book (or something else) I’ll receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you. I ruthlessly only share products, services, books, etc, that I have personally used and only recommend what I think is useful and valuable. I’ve marked all affiliate links in this post with this little guy –> *

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Day 3343 – The Spark And The Grind – A Book To Help You Focus On Both Aspects Of Creating – Read A New Book Month Day 5

I first heard about Erik Wahl, the author of The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity* in Unmistakable, which I talked about yesterday. His story is really incredible and what he does is something I want to see in person someday (look him up, it’s worth the rabbit hole).

This book was an amazing look at how both aspects of creation are so important – finding your spark but also putting in the work to bring those ideas to light. As someone who creates every day, this was an incredibly helpful read. Whether you create words or photos or works of art or reports or whatever it is that you create, you will find something to help you in your pursuits.

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The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity*.

Have you read this one or heard of Erik Wahl? Let me know in the comments below.

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