Booking It – November Updates

Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday I shared my take-aways of The Reluctant Entertainer. Great book!

This month I read bits and pieces of lots of good stuff. I’m amazed at what a little bit of thoughtful reading can do to help me think through the big picture of life.

Here’s what’s going on in my head:

One Bite at a Time

One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler by Tsh Oxenreider is just the shot in the arm I needed to add a little more order and calm to my life. No, I’m not as organized as you may think. I easily put too much on my plate, become overwhelmed and then freeze in my tracks. Tsh’s easy-to-follow tips have helped me reestablish some equilibrium. The “bites” that I’m tackling are

#3 – Establish a morning routine

#4 – Establish an evening routine

#18 – Get more sleep

See? I told you I can bite off a lot. But, these are simple things that are helping me eat the elephant — one bite at a time. I’ve been soooo encouraged by this book. I like it even more than Organized Simplicity — and I’m only halfway finished.

You can buy One Bite at a Time on Kindle, Nook, and for pdf download over here.

EntreLeadership

Another book that I’m nibbling my way through is EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. This is definitely a business book, but it’s as much about leadership as it is dollars and cents. I’m enjoying it a lot, thinking about how it applies to my work as a writer, my husband’s work, and my work at home. I’ve even advised my mother on her work based on things that I’ve read in this book.

I think it’s a keeper. But, it’s not a universal one. If you aren’t in a leadership or entrepreneurial role of some kind, I’m not sure you would love it. But, maybe you would. I’d love to hear what others have to say!

Booking It in 2012?

Speaking of which…. as the year comes to a close, I would love your input on the Booking It feature at Life as MOM. I’ve been thinking of some tweaks for next year to make it better — and I’d love to have your two cents. Would you take a minute and fill out this quick survey. Your input was immensely helpful to me last year.

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  1. These are two books that I am very interested in reading but haven’t gotten to yet! But I’m pleased to read that you’ve found them worthwhile, and can’t wait to read them myself–soon, I hope!

  2. I “privatized” my blog, so I’m just going to use the comments from now own. I finished Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief this month. It was really good! My baby brother read it, then my dad and sister, and they all recommended, even though I think I’m out of the target age range. :D

    I also read Water For Elephants. Also a very good book. A friend recommended it, and I bought a while ago but never started it. But once I did, I had a hard time putting it down! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

  3. Ramsey’s book is on my “LIST” for this coming year. I’m not really a “leader”, but I still found many of “Leadership Guru” John C. Maxwell’s book to be helpful to me on a personal growth level. You never know when you’re going to need a bit of the knowledge you glean from reading books outside your comfort zone! :-)

  4. I finally got my hands on a copy of The Help. It was very interesting. Really made me think a lot about the many issues going on inside the storyline. To me, there was a lot more going on in the book outside of the obvious racial tensions. Very eye opening, even if it was a fictional story.

  5. Thanks for the reviews. That Dave Ramsey book is on my list for next year. I’m taking over a leadership position at work and I need help, but I’m trying not to show it!

  6. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly. Very good. Covers about the last 2 weeks of Lincolns life, and some of the back story that has not been well publicized.

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