Books are the perfect time to getaway during the quarantine
I heard someone say, “They are doing things that they’d wished they had time for for the last 20 years.” That’s me. I used to spend hours reading and while I have fallen in love with audio books, I missed the days when I would spend hours and hours curled up with a good book.
That’s me. Since we’ve been in quarantine, I’ve been reading like crazy. I’ve divided my reading time based into fiction and non-fiction reading time. When I am working out or walking I stick to non-fiction and autobiography. Something about listening to self-improvement, business and autobiographies gets me inspired during my workouts and helps me push through that final mile.
Lots of people think of non-fiction books as work, but I’ve never thought about learning as work. Here are the three non-fiction books I’ve had in rotation for the last few weeks.w:
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. I’m a recent fan of Brene Brown. I believe we are lacking leadership in so many areas now and was anxious to read about Brown’s take on leading with courage. A must read for those developing teams and looking to explore the characteristics of leading. Just started this one, but so far so good.
Discover Your Destiny by Tony Evans. I don’t believe that you ever stop changing and growing. And I haven’t been this still in so long. Don’t you think it’s made us all more introspective? I’ve been listening to Dr. Tony Evans podcasts and they have been life changing so I decided to download this book via audible. Must have. was anxious to read more about her take on leadership especially because
Contagious: Why Things Catch on by Jonah Berger. Since I have a marketing background, I’ve always got a marketing book on rotation. I haven’t touched this one but I think books like this give small business owners a competitive advantage so I’m looking forward to diving in.
Spend this precious time wisely.
It’s summer and normally, I’d be spending a lot more time on the beach with a book. But I’m perfectly content sitting in the park or finding a secluded place somewhere quiet in the house. Here are the books I’m dying to get to.
If you read one of the fiction books, drop me a line to let me know if you like it. Whatever you’re doing with these fleeting extra hours, make them count.