I’m a book worm. I love to read! I’ve really made an effort this year to read more business focused books. I have a black spiral bound notebook that I keep with me when I read. When something stands out to me, I write it down. I’ve really learned a lot this way and it has helped shape my business today.
The last book I finished was Dan Miller’s 48 Days to the Work You Love. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone, not just someone who is in-between jobs right now either. Some of my biggest takeaways were:
1. A job should not define who or what you are.
2. With change there is opportunity; not all change is positive growth, but all positive growth does require change.
3. Our vocation should leave a legacy.
4. Be authentically you and let God use you.
5. If you want different results, you must change what you are doing.
6. You can’t justify success in one area at the expense of success of another.
7. Can you live with the results of your own inaction?
8. Time is our only resource you can never recapture. Are you investing or spending your time?
9. Work where you are the strongest 80% of the time, work where you are learning 15% of the time, work where you are weak 5% of the time.
10. Never separate your work from your worship. See what you do during the week as a form of ministry.
11. Look for what you love – it takes confidence and enthusiasm to find success in places others overlook.
I’ve just started read Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan’s book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. What are you reading?