JUST ENJOYED …

Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh

delivering happiness

Keep takeaways?

  • inspire and be inspired
  • make your work a happier place
  • share your happy stories with others
  • Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
  • Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
  • Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
  • Seek to change the world

Recommend?

  • Yep! It’s an easy, fun and insightful read.

More Stuff?

 

CURRENTLY READING …

1.  “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

HappinessProject

So far?

  • I’ve laughed out loud.
  • I’ve nodded in agreement.
  • Skimmed a few paragraphs.
  • Made some notes on things I know I can quickly apply.

Favorite quotes (thus far…):

  • “Do good, feel good.”
  • “You don’t have to be good at everything.”
  • “If you can’t find something, clean up.”
  • “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end.”

Recommend?

  • It’s too soon to tell.

 

2.  “Our Virtual Shadow” by Damon Brown

DamonBrown_TEDBook

 

So far?

  • I’ve enjoyed this read.
  • Full of nuggets and insights about using social media tools while also teaching us how to stay present in our real lives.
  • Interesting considering most of us are a little obsessed with documenting our lives online. 

Favorite quotes?

  • “To my wife. I promise to be fully present with you every day.”
  • “Our tech dependency is actually changing how we remember.”
  • “It’s like the infamous 2012 iPhone 4S commercial in which actress Zooey Deschanel asks Siri if it’s raining – instead of lifting her head and seeing for herself that it’s storming right outside of her window.”

Recommend?

  • Duh, it’s a TED Books reco.

 

ABOUT TO FINISH UP…

Come Thirsty” by Max Lucado

come thirsty

So far?

  • I’ve really enjoyed this read.
  • It’s an encouraging, uplifting yet direct read.
  • At times a little repetitive. But let’s be real, most of us need to hear things time and time again before we actually get it.

 

Favorite quotes?

  • “Do whatever you need to do. But just know this: God is on my side.”
  • “God hands a bucket of love to the Spirit and instructs, ‘Douse their hearts.'”
  • “Waiting doesn’t mean inactivity – rather inHIMactivity. Waiting means watching for him.”
  • “The spiritual person is Spirit dependent, Spirit directed, Spirit dominated.”
  • “You are his. Period.”

Recommend?

  • Definitely.
  • If you feel dry, edgy, ineffective … This is a great read to help refresh and redirect your heart and mind.
  • If you feel none of the above… It’s still a great read to help prepare you for the seasons of drought.

 

 

– C

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