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Start with Why: Simon Sinek

I had the chance to hear Simon Sinek at a Leadership Summit last year. He’s smart, articulate and calmingly entertaining. This book makes you think about “why” we do/make/create anything and how those people and companies with strong “Why’s” do so much better than those without. Example after example of stories of companies that flourish with strong “why’s” like Apple and those that did not like Tevo. To be successful in your company, personal business and gain employee loyalty requires a strong “why”. People buy and follow because “why” you do what you do. Excellent book. Click picture for Amazon link.

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Southern Charm and Etiquette.

This was an easy book to listen to as Reese reads it herself. She is about as southern as you get. Her book Whiskey in a Teacup reminds me of the value of traditions, family time, manners and teaching our children how to have conversations and respect for each other. You will find yourself reflecting on your own childhood traditions and, if you are like me, sad that you don’t do more.

She offers family games, recipes, and stories that her southern family experienced in their community. Simple things like the art of getting dressed!!! Workout clothes are for working out and sweating…..then you change! I love this!  You will enjoy this book…plus some great southern recipes!

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Rise and Shine – The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

This book will change your mornings/day for the better. Even if you think you have a pretty good morning routine, this book will level up your purpose for waking up every day. You will learn about your level ten life.

Your Day will become SO much more productive, inspired and goal-centered. Your mind will start to focus on your truth/goals and you be motivated to change the world. One day at a time. The trick is to stay accountable to yourself for 30 days.

It’s easy to get excited and start the first week. Then the weekend comes and you want to relax and sleep in, the next day you don’t complete your morning routine and then before you know it, it’s back to normal. You keep doing what you have done.

STOP!! Set your alarm. Use the steps and make a plan. A friend told me about this meditation app. I have not found anything this great until now. It’s wonderful for sleep, meditation, and focus. The sounds, voices, and background are soothing and create a relaxed state in minutes. The name is Insight Timer. I listen to a lot of meditation resources. THIS IS AMAZING. It’s a free download on iTunes….here’s a picture.

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Creating Habits – The Easy Way

James Clear is my favorite author this month. He released a new book called Atomic Habits. The pre-sale sample was so great I recommended this before I even finished it! It was an easy read and I kept going back to reread sections over and over, it was extremely refreshing. He also creates a great newsletter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts.  I am always impressed with the insights to healthy living. He offers great reminders to stay fit, sparking good habits and daily tips for self-improvement.

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Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

I just finished Dare to Lead. One of my favorite authors and local to Houston. This book takes being vulnerable to the next level. Four Minute Overview

There are so many great topics to cover. My favorite was taking a second to figure out what are your two core values. Then always assess yourself against them. People that understand their core values have an easier time dealing with adversity. Doing the right thing isn’t always the easiest thing but in the end, it’s always the best thing for you!

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The Myth of the Nice Girl
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The Myth of the Nice Girl

I have downloaded the audible version, the Kindle version, and today I ordered a hard copy.

So many great topics ranging from effective communication and leadership skills to negotiation tactics, to networking strategies.  I really like the fact that Fran provides effective examples to apply these skills immediately. This is what has led to me purchasing the hard copy so that I can highlight and bookmark some of my favorites and start sharing them.  I think these skills can be applied to both women and men alike and I encourage anyone to take a read (or listen)!

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The Myth of the Nice Girl
Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Gibbons
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Rules Rules Rules – The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule is a great story, easy to read or listen to on Audible. The audible is read by Mel Robbins herself and she did a great job. Sometimes just the voice of the reader can make a good book bad. Mel tells about the science behind this advice. The 5 Second Rule opens your mind to a view voice.  I’ve talked about this rule a lot. The rule that in 5 seconds you can talk yourself out of just about anything, is very real.  In my younger life, I read about ways to overcome procrastination, you need to listen to yourself when those random thoughts come into your mind. Like call Mom, call “enter friends name”, I should really do some laundry, I need to get gas today before my meeting in the morning…. etc.. When you think that, DO it. Right then, right there. This is the same concept as the 5 second rule.  Mel Robbins takes this to the next level and explains how one 5 second decision will change your life. There are real-life stories of people overcoming the 5 second rule and having the courage to take action.

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The 5 Second Rule by Mel Gibbons

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iNspired by the Movie – Girl, Wash Your Face

All of us are successful women with amazing stories to tell. With kids, dogs, jobs, husbands, and the ALL drama that comes with it, we have to WORK to find time to get together, unwind and talk.  We share insights, latest beauty tips, favorite wines, political commentary. (From both sides which are getting easier and easier) We go through losses and we celebrate successes.  We have decided to get together once a month and talk about the book of the month and anything else we want to share.  Let’s see how long we can keep it up. A lot of us travel for work, so landing in the same city and finding time will always be a struggle. However, friendships aren’t going anywhere.

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You can by on Amazon here: Girl Wash Your Face 

I can’t wait to meet everyone and hear your thoughts. See you soon.