Success Breeds Success
My 2020 personal goal is to read twelve books this year. You are thinking, like everyone else does that I’ve told this to, “oh, reading one book a month, huh?”
Nope – I know myself too well. I am not committing myself to one book a month. You see, since I haven’t started yet on January 9th, I’m already headed down the path of failure. And if I miss the first month, I’ve failed for the whole year.
Instead, I’ve simply set the goal of twelve books. This may be short books that take a few evenings or longer ones that I enjoy for weeks.
Twelve books. Self-help, fiction, non-fiction, heck maybe even a history book.
Here is the cool part. Recently a few of us merchants in Countryside Village participated in a secret Santa exchange and during this networking event over drinks, I mentioned my goal. This led to others wanting to join in the fun.
Will we call it a book club? Maybe not.
Will we motivate and suggest books to each other and then use this as an excuse to get together for drinks? Hell yeah.
Success breeds success. Ideas breed new ideas.
I have set the goal to just do one book at a time, (hopefully) enjoy it, and move on to the next.
Small success/goal reached. Moving on. And I have friends to join me.
Help a Guy Out
I haven’t chosen all my books yet as this is a work in progress. Here are a few that are on the shortlist though:
- Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by Theodore B. Kinni
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay by Michael Chabon
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
- Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
What are you reading? Throw ideas out, folks. I’m ready!
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I’ve realized a few things about myself in the last two months.
First, teachers need to be paid $300,000 a month. Seriously, a month.
Second, one of the biggest benefits and things I love about having a small shop is the conversations and connections I have with customers.