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Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I am ESPECIALLY glad you are here, on this page! Today is my first ‘announcement’ for how I am celebrating my 30th Birthday! Each day this week between June 8th – June 14th I’ll be sharing something new and fun you can join in on.

So first up, not surprisingly, a book list! I am a huge reader. I believe in the changing power of books. I believe that by reading books we can learn at a rapid rate, gain lots of clarity into our lives, and enhance our knowledge and expertise.

As I start this 30th year, one thing I am committed to is reading one book a week for 30 weeks #30reads30weeks ! Here, I am outlining what I plan to read and when if you’d like to join along. Feel free to hop in and join at any point in time. I’d love to chat with you. If you join in the journey use #30reads30weeks so I can follow along in your progress.

All books I picked have picked cover topics surrounding business, spirituality, leadership, and finances.

I am thrilled to start this reading challenge with you!

June

Week 1, June 10th – The Now Habit

Week 2 , June 17th – Building a StoryBrand

Week 3 , June 24th – Messy Beautiful Friendship

July

Week 4, July 1st – Codependent No More

Week 5, July 8th – The Road Back to You

Week 6, July 15th – Leaders Eat Last

Week 7, July 22nd – The Miracle Morning

Week 8, July 29th – How to Win Friends & Influence People

August

Week 9, August 5th – Drive

Week 10, August 12th – The Highly Sensitive Person

Week 11, August 19th – Man’s Search for Meaning

Week 12, August 26th – EntreLeadership

September

Week 13, September 2nd – Boundaries

Week 14, September 9th – Mindset

Week 15, September 16th – Fierce Conversations

Week 16, September 23rd – Start With Why

Week 17, September 30th – A Woman’s Worth

October

Week 18, October 7th – The Three Laws of Performance

Week 19, October 14th – Emotional Agility

Week 20, October 21st – You are a Badass

Week 21, October 28th – Hands Free Life

November

Week 22, November 4th – The Power of Habit

Week 23, November 11th – 168 Hours

Week 24, November 18th – Emotional Branding

Week 25, November 25th – Never Eat Alone

December

Week 26, December 2nd – The Celebration of Discipline

Week 27, December 9th – Compound Effect

Week 28, December 16th – The Gifts of Imperfection

Week 29, December 23rd – The Advantage

Week 30, December 30th – Emotionally Healthy Spiritually

And the list ends right in time for the end of the year! I’d love to have you join. I’ll be posting book updates throughout my weeks as I read along. If you join along on this journey use #30reads30weeks so I can cheer you on and celebrate every step of the way!

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At the start of each new quarter I reassess. I take some time to think about how things have gone in the past 90 days and determine what I need to do to make the next 90 days even better, more productive, and full of purpose. Have I stayed on track? Are my goals working? Do I need to change my goals? Is this system working for me? If not, what do I need to change?

As I looked back at this past quarter (January – March), I realized I got pretty off track of where I wanted to be. This was a hard quarter. But it was just a season, and luckily seasons are just that…seasons. Seasons pass and change. Hard seasons allow us to better appreciate the beautiful ones. More of this to come in my goals post so I won’t go into too much of it here…stay tuned tomorrow!

As I was reassessing where I’m at, I decided one thing I’d like to share more with you all during this 90 day season is what I’m reading and planning to read. Books are a big part of my life, but I rarely share what I’m reading and focusing on. So it’s time for a change! I’m ready to share more with you all on what I’m reading and why.

I believe that reading changes things. Books have changed my life in so many positive ways. I want to share more with you all on what I am reading each month because all that knowledge and growth doesn’t do any good being bottled up in me. I believe it’s our duty to help other and disseminate the knowledge we do have.

So, here we go!

In April I’m going I’m reading two books:

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

AND

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This will be my third time reading Essentialism, it’s SO good and is full of reminders I regularly need. Deep Work is new to me and I’m excited to dive in. Both of these books are great reads for anyone, so I’d recommend you join along if you’re interested!

If you’d like to join along reading with me this month, I’m posting my reading plan below. If you can’t join along this month you can always come back to this blog post and read at your own pace.

I’ll also be hopping on Facebook Watch each week updating and sharing my takeaways from my readings throughout the week.

Reading Plan for Deep Work:

To stay on track read ~ 12.5 pages / day , 5 days / week

Week 1 (April 1st) – Read to Page 63

  • Introduction
  • Part One – The Idea
    • Chapter One – Deep Work is Valuable
    • Chapter Two – Deep Work is Rare

Week 2 (April 8th) – Read to Page 126

  • Chapter Three – Deep Work is Meaningful
  • Part Two – The Rules
    • Rule #1 – Work Deeply

Week 3 (April 15th) – Read to Page 189

  • Part Two – The Rules
    • Finish Rule #1 – Work Deeply
    • Rule #2 – Embrace Boredom
    • Rule #3 – Quit Social Media

Week 4 (April 22nd) – Read to Page 252

  • Part Two – The Rules
    • Finish Rule #3 – Quit Social Media
    • Rule #4 – Drain the Shallows

Week 5 (Week of April 29th) – Finish the Book!

  • Part Two – The Rules
    • Finish Rule #4
    • Conclusions

Reading Plan for Essentialism:

To stay on track read ~ 11.2 pages / day , 5 days / week

Week 1 (April 1st) – Read to Page 62

  • Chapter One – The Essentialist
  • Chapter Two – Choose
  • Chapter Three – Discern
  • Chapter Four – Trade-Off

Week 2 (April 8th) – Read to Page 118

  • Chapter Five – Escape
  • Chapter Six – Look
  • Chapter Seven – Play
  • Chapter Eight – Sleep
  • Chapter Nine – Select

Week 3 (April 15th) – Read to Page 174

  • Chapter Ten – Clarify
  • Chapter Eleven – Dare
  • Chapter Twelve – Uncommit
  • Chapter Thirteen – Edit
  • Chapter Fourteen – Limit

Week 4 (April 22nd) – Read to Page 225

  • Chapter Fifteen – Buffer
  • Chapter Sixteen – Subtract
  • Chapter Seventeen – Progress
  • Chapter Eighteen – Flow
  • Chapter Nineteen – Focus

Week 5 (Week of April 29th) – Finish the Book!

  • Chapter Twenty – Be

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to fill this month with good knowledge and fresh starts! Happy April Friends! Are you planning to read along with me this month? Send me a quick note and introduce yourself.

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