From time to time, I start to get confused by my life’s path, and figure out that all I need is to reflect on it with greater focus. And when I need to do this, a good book definitely comes in handy to help give me some direction.
Books help me become accountable for sticking to my goals, whatever they might be at any given time.
Some which have helped me create massive changes in my life (with not a lot of effort) are, The Circle, by Laura Day (which helped me pick myself off the proverbial dirty floor, in opportunity-less Daytona Beach, to make the move to career-driven, opportunity-hub, Connecticut),.
Dying to be Me, by Anita Moorjani helped me learn to relax in career-driven, gouge-my-eyes-out-with-expensiveness, Connecticut.
Most recently, as I’m working toward a goal of a thriving, yet peaceful business, is How to Create and Epic Life by Emily Levenson.
This one I particularly like for the reasons; it’s a quick read, and the results are seen almost immediately.
The premise is familiar, start by refining and defining what it is, that you really want out of life. For me, this is usually simple, enjoy my customers, enjoy the creative process, enjoy my job overall, make good money, etc.
When I take a step back and look at all I have, I am blown away, but for some reason, I feel detached from this life, as though it belongs to someone else, and I’m just a slave that works for the person living it, to provide the money for them.
I have been living as though I am a slave, and I realize that this does not need to be the case. It’s simply a matter of me deciding to take part in my own life, my own story, and stop acting like an outsider who is only see the hard parts.
So, over the next 2 months, as I’m working toward developing a cool-ass brand that gets the job done, I will also make an effort to be present in my own life, so I don’t miss out on any of it.