In honor of National read a book day I’ve been hosting a small conversation on instagram about book recommendations. So many great books were recommended in which I look forward to reading.
I’ll tell you which one I’ve bumped into a few times this week that I’ll be starting: THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. Doesn’t that sound magical?
Some of the books recommended by others are as follows [I’ve added a quote to go with it just in case it grabs your attention]:
“Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our habits, and our habits become our realities.”
“…the things that interrupt our lives, that stop us in our track, can also be catalysts for the emerging self, tools that show us a new way to be, that endow us with new vision. This is why I say that in every crisis there is a transition. Awful things happen and they hurt like hell. And these devastating experiences are also opportunities to regroup and decide what we want for our lives.” -Edith Eger “The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save your Life”
“We can be truly successful only at something we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.”
Here are my 5 BOOK recommendations for the ARTISAN ENTREPRENEUR:
You are never pre-qualified to live your dreams. You qualify yourself by doing the work. By committing-even overcommitting-to what you believe you should do.
-Benjamin P. Hardy : How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future
Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing. I get some of my best ideas when I’m bored, which is why I never take my shirts to the cleaners. I love ironing my shirts-it’s so boring. I almost always get good ideas. If you’re out of ideas, wash the dishes. Take a really long walk. Stare at a spot on the wall for as long as you can. As the artist Maira Kalman says, “Avoiding work is the way to focus my mind.” -Austin Kleon: Steal Like an Artist
The only art we can create is that which authentically reflects who we are. Our soul is the material for all we create. Thus, to nurture the artisan soul, essence is far more important than talent. -Erwin Raphael McManus: The Artisan Soul
Persistent, consistent, and frequent stories, delivered to an aligned audience, will earn attention, trust and action. -Seth Godin: This is Marketing
Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or believe-WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?
People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. -Simon Sinek: Start with WHY
There are my five shares for now. Thank you to everyone who submitted their options. I look forward to diving into my book this week. Should I give a little recap of it? What book that I recommended, do you find most interesting and desire to read? If you read this blog and would like to share it with family and friends who you think might benefit from these, please share the link! I’d love to know who you are and that you’ve picked up one of these options…tag us on social media @charizma.co ! HAPPY NATIONAL READ A BOOK DAY!