Summer is right around the corner and a time when many of us find more opportunities to catch up on some good reading. Whether we find time to lounge at the beach with a good book, on our back decks or in our special quiet place in our homes – reading is a great way to relax and enter the world of learning, entertainment, suspense or those wonderful “just because” books!
As you consider lining up some books for your summer, we wanted to offer you a few suggestions. You will also see this newsletter available on our Facebook page and we encourage you to comment there and share some of your suggested books with our followers as well!
Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton
This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want and to create a life you totally love. Make some damn money already, the kind you’ve never made before.
You’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.
YOU WANT LESS. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions-and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH-LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal * dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life-work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
“The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind….Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction.”–Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of his mother – a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Plane Life: Highs and Lows by Mary Bennett Gollly
One of our fellow Certified Professional Coaches – Mary Golly – shares her memoir about her life and flying career. “Plane Life is about love and perseverance. I’ve experienced joy, regrets and redemption. My adventures rewarded me with many lessons as I went on to achieve my dream of becoming a flight attendant even when life’s obstacles made it difficult and seemingly untenable.”
Coaching for Attorneys: Improving Productivity and Achieving Balance by Cami McLaren and Stephanie Finelli
Co-authored by another one of our fellow Certified Professional Coaches – Cami McLaren. Coaching for Attorneys is more than just a book. It is a mentor – addressing common problems and concerns that lawyers experience throughout their careers – and provides specific tools along with specific step-by-step instructions on how to use these tools to help you make life as a lawyer easier. Coaching for Attorneys teaches one how to feel good about what you are doing thus resulting in better work, better health, and better family life. Simply put: a fulfilled attorney is a better attorney. Throughout this new-age book, real life examples are included that demonstrate how effective coaching can have positive changes. The authors help you realize practicing law in a new and innovative way that will respect who you are as a person; that will bring excellence to your practice, balance to your life; and that will ultimately have you feeling better and working more productively!
As you begin to plan your summer, be sure to include time for rejuvenating yourself – reading, journaling, meditation, exercise, time with family and friends, and a great glass of wine. And who knows, maybe there’s a book waiting to be written by you!
Our best to you, Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training