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?