I’m Reading 3 Books + Only 3 FOR A YEAR!

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3 book dietWell, I’ve done it.  I’ve made a commitment to read only three books over the next year as a part of Chris Brogan’s challenge, The 3 Book Diet.  It was hard for me to decide because, although his reasoning behind the challenge is solid, it feels so limiting and I was afraid I would commit and fail.

Chris’ reasoning behind this challenge is that we read so many incredible books but we never implement what we read {my perception of what he said}.  We get inspired…motivated…excited and then we move onto the next book and repeat the cycle.  He’s right.  And I want more.  I crave more.  I don’t read just to get inspired once in a while.  I read to absorb and move forward and make positive shifts in my life, both personally and professionally.  I believe this will help.

My fear was all around only being able to read three.  I’ve got a few more than that on my radar right now and feel like I might miss out.  I also know that any decisions made out of fear or lack are never good ones for me.  So I’ve committed.

I’m not sure if any or all of them will fill a year.  I’ve also acknowledged that I may choose a different route down the road and I need to be okay with that.  After all, one of the main keys to success is to be able to be flexible and make adjustments if something isn’t working.

So the three books I’ve chosen are:

  • Ayurveda Wisdom – chosen because I’ve finally restarted my yoga practice and I really enjoy the lifestyle of yoga and want to create more harmony and health – in my mind, my body and my spirit.
  • Getting Things Done – given to me as a gift from a dear friend, the focus of this book is stress-free productivity…the key being stress-free.  I’ve been living in a state of stress for way too long so I’m hoping this will really help.
  • Last, but not least, The Impact Equation – I just got this book and had to have it on my list because I couldn’t wait for a year to read it:)  It’s a brand new book by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith.  Chris mentioned, while he was flattered, he wasn’t sure how this book would hold up over a year.  I just knew I couldn’t wait so we’ll see how it goes.  I’ve just started it but it’s a great book so far!

I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.  Wish me luck and positive life changes!

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