Reading is Fundamental: First Quarter Reading List

In the first quarter of 2017, I’ve created the goal to read at least 5 books. In all honesty, I’m a little behind since I’ve only finished 3 BUT I’ve started reading for 45-60 minutes per day when I do my cardio at the gym. Generally I can read 60-100 pages during this time, so I know I can make it up. 

Reading is fundamental for me. It expands my mind, inspires me to push, and allows me to learn new things without going back to school or a classroom. 

Here’s my first quarter reading list:

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P Moran and Micheal Lennington || I picked up this book to inspire myself as I get ready for the Stop Dreaming & Start Planning Workshop at the end of the month. I’ve helped my clients create 90-day action plans for years now, but this book outlines an actual process that is helpful. I’m about half-way done with this book now. 

Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer (leather edition) || Ya’ll – this book is amazing. I finished it last week and really enjoyed reading every single chapter. Priscilla essentially teaches you how to pray for various areas of your life. The leather edition also includes tear-out cards for you to write new, strategic prayers for passion, focus, your identity, family, the past, fears, purity, pressures, your hurts, and relationships. 

Jump: Take a Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance by Steve Harvey || I’m in the midst of reading this book now, and it’s okay. I really enjoyed some of his other books in the past so I picked this one up. This is really like having a motivational talk with Steve Harvey to help you get ready to “jump” into the dream/vision that you have for your life. 

Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer || I haven’t started this one as yet – but I picked it up because I know that my own thoughts can be my worst enemy. I need to work on my mindset and prayer strategy in 2017 in order to help my own personal and professional development.

Unhooked: How to Quit Anything by Dr. Frederick Woolverton and Susan Shapiro || This one is next up on the list too! I’ve got some bad habits ya’ll – and I hope this book with give me some insight into letting them go in 2017. We all have addictions. It’s inevitable – but there is a strategy to help you stop doing activities that do not serve the life you want to live. 

Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian || I know the Kardashian family brings up a lot of emotion for some people, but I’ve always loved Khloe. I was going through my divorce around the same time she did and I really appreciated that she was fairly open on tv about the good, the bad, and the ugly. She was also one of the few celebrities that didn’t make divorce sound pretty or fun. It’s not conscious uncoupling… it’s a divorce. It’s painful. I also got a chance to meet her at a blog conference a few years ago too. I read this book after watching a few episodes of her show “Revenge Body”. It’s a very conversational read. I read it more to learn about her mindset through her transformation, less for an exact recipe to get in shape.

The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin || I’m listening to this book on audible each morning on my drive to work. I know someone referred this read to me… but I honestly can’t remember who. It’s really giving me some tips and tricks to improve my coaching practices. I have a master of science in counseling so coaching is fairly natural, but there are always new ways to approach a situation.

What are you reading right now?