3 Books I Will Never Part Company With
Books that will stay with me forever and ever. Amen. 3 books I love. You see the thing is, I wouldn’t profess to be an absolute bookworm. I’ll leave that title to my big sis. My big sis is one of those people who takes great comfort in reading at the expense of not eating – actually, reading as a substitute for the lack of food. I’ll leave that story for another day.
When you talk about bookworms, I can vividly remember the books she loved reading from a very young age. Famous Five by Enid Blyton was her absolute fav. As she got older, she graduated to reading Mills and Boon. At the height of her reading as a teenager, she was mesmerized by Barbara Cartland books.
It used to annoy me that she could immerse herself in reading to the extent of being momentarily cut off from the real world. These days she reads cookery books as a form of therapy.
I say all of this because although I was never big on reading novels, I absolutely loved and enjoyed English Literature in High school. I also loved buying the newspaper just for the sake of the crossword sections.
I promise you that all this isn’t “Much Ado About Nothing”. In fact and without a shadow of a doubt, my big sis inspired me to read a lot more than I really wanted to and over the years, I have found great benefit in doing so.
I will talk about each book in order of preference. I hope that you enjoy all that I have to say about them.
I bet the title automatically makes you think about so many different things which I will not even try to guess at this point. Whenever I buy a book, I always write the date I bought the book as a way to reflect on how far I have come since reading the book.
I bought this book in February 2009. That’s 8 long years ago. 8 long years before I even embarked on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur. 8 long years before I started to imagine life away from an abusive spouse. 8 long years of so many things that I can look back on and say, wow.
I cannot quite remember what made me buy the book or who recommended it to me. All I can say is that it is the bomb.com book. It’s such an easy book to read even though it has been around for some time. The book simply asks the question, what are you afraid of? Fear of crossing the road to fear of giving birth?
I’m not going to give a review of the book because I know no one wants to read very long blog posts. All I’m going to say is get yourself of a copy of this phenomenal classic and refer to it whenever that Doubting Thomas raises its’ ugly head.
As the title says, Feel the fear and just go ahead and do it anyway. What have you got to lose? Grab it here
Let’s move on to the next book.
I was in a dilemma
No, that’s not the name of the second book, but I was in a dilemma when trying to pick my top second book. It has to be…..
My coach recommended this book to me and when I received it in the mail, I skim read it within a few hours. OMG, it blew my mind even though it’s a pretty old book. The advice and methods provided in the book are still very relevant in this day and age.
Although the title sounds as though it is tailored towards raising kids to become entrepreneurs, I say the book is useful for any startup.
I forgot to say that my coach recommended the book because I am an expert money literacy educator of scholars and students.
By the time I had finished the book, I had a business idea for my 10-year-old daughter which I must say she is super excited about. It’s here on Amazon!
Get Sh*t Done by STARTUPVITAMINS
#GETSHITDONE is a book full of mantras which also packs a bunch. It is such a small book that you can almost choose not to call it a book – but it is a book. The book is fairly new and was first published in 2014 for the pioneers of the startup revolution.
I am going to be very honest with you here. I DO NOT condone the use of foul language, but please allow me to cite one of the mantras from the book.
Optimism, Pessimism, Fuck That; We’re Going To Make It Happen.
What more can I say?
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my honest commentary of these 3 books. We’d love you to comment about your fav book or about one of the books mentioned today. Until next time, keep reading.