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Read A Damn Book Challenge – November

Yeah, I’ve been gone for a minute but I’m back with the jumpoff! (Yassss! Homage paid to the Queen Bee Lil’ Kim.) Your girl has been going through some thangs lately. I’ve been dealing with so much personal strife that I could fill 5 lb. buckets with the amount of worry and tears I shed over the past few weeks. Finally, after working through a few things and ignoring the others, I can say I feel anew and inspired. Besides my faith in God, I owe my new feeling to my favorite place.

As corny as it may sound, my favorite place to visit when I’m feeling down and out and unmotivated is the library. As soon as I walk through the glass doors, I head over to the business and/or self-help section and get lost in the inspirational ramblings of Malcolm Gladwell, T.D. Jakes, Robert Greene and the like. My kids are getting to the point of hating to go to the library with me because I can literally spend over an hour selecting the right books to fill the void in my mind, heart and spirit.

Nowadays, every time I turn around there’s some type of challenge. You’ve got a running man challenge, a squats challenge, mannequin challenge and the list goes on and on. I’m not knocking those other challenges but I want to do one with some substance. This is where the Read a Damn Book Challenge comes into play. I challenge myself and you to read two books a month, preferably one of them being a self-help or empowerment book.

My books of choice for this month are “The $100 Start-Up” by Chris Guillebeau and “The E-Myth Enterprise” by Michael Gerber. I chose these books because my ultimate desire is to be my own boss. After doing some research, I found that these books are highly recommended for the aspiring and new entrepreneur. I have started reading the $100 Startup and I am thoroughly impressed with the amount of valuable information that’s packed in the first couple of chapters. I’m already three pages deep in taking notes!

I checked my books out from the library so they cost me free .99. If you’re interested in buying them or just want to get a glimpse of what the books are about click here for “The $100 Startup” or here for “The E-Myth Enterprise.”

Are you joining the Read a Damn Book Challenge for November? What books will you be reading and why?

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Teni S.

8 Comments

Tareau Barron

I’m sorry to hear you’ve been going through alot. Hope all is well.
On a lighter note, hell yes sign me up for the challenge. I’ve already finished 2 books this month. I have a support series and book I’m reading series on our website. Take care

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It's A Black Girl Thing

Thanks Tareau! Now I’m holding you to it, 2 books a month!? I definitely have to check out your support series. If we don’t support our own, who will???

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Tareau Barron

Preach sister.

Tareau Barron

Ok I finished 3 books this month, where you at Ms. It’s a black girl thing? Hahahaha

It's A Black Girl Thing

Tareau, you rock!!!

*hangs head in shame* I’m still stuck on my 2nd! Blame it on Turkey day. I’ll do better next month lol

Tareau Barron

Hahahaha 1 is better than 0

Anonymous

Glad things are better for you, and I’m glad you decided not to hold on to all that stuff. Sometimes we just got to assess where we are and what we want to do in life and filter out what’s in our way or what’s just a plain old hindrance . There is definitely nothing wrong with finding that place you need to relax your mind, the library don’t sound corny, actually it makes sense, a place where there suppose to be quiet time anyway. The books you named sound interesting, will definitely check them out. Keep moving in the right direction, look forward to networking with you in the future!

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It's A Black Girl Thing

You’re awesome! Thank you for the encouragement. Just having the time to step away and hide in your quiet, calming place truly does make a difference.

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