One of my goals for 2013 is to read through this stack of books. I've set a goal of 2 books per month. Some of these I've read, some I've started and some haven't even been cracked open! I'm excited about the wisdom each one holds and that I've set aside time in my life to make them a priority.
I started with The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. I borrowed this book from a colleague. It's a little bit older and was kind of humorous to read, like stepping back in time for awhile.
I loved this book. It was written in a very easy to read format (like Chicken Soup for the Soul). It made me think. It brought to the surface many things I knew, but sometimes need to read someone else say, to feel it and believe it.
The concept of this book is to write out 101 wishes, then ask for them! It explores why we think we can't ask for things, how to over come that, and then helps us learn how to ask for what we want. For me the biggest thing I explored was, what is it that I want? Writing out 101 wishes when you aren't sure what you want for your life was an eye opener. The exercise was a great experience. I did a lot of soul searching and growing while reading this book. It was easy to start with the concrete things I want, but it got a bit harder the more I wrote because that was when I hit those bigger things in life.
At the beginning of the year, I set another goal to do a Smash book and fill it with all the things I want to attract into my life, and mix it with all the things that make me happy and grateful. One of the exercises in this book is to make a Dream Book to help visualize the things I want. Thought it was a crazy coincidence that the book recommends something I was already working on...talk about being on the same wave length!
I'm not sure I'll write up a blog post about each book I read because it's harder than I thought, but I hope to!
Do you have any self-help/soul searching type books you recommend?
Any books that have a made an impact on your life?