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As you already know, I’m a learner and reader at heart. Although my heart is in Education, I love reading about a little bit about everything. From lifestyle tips, informative podcasts, inspiration for creatives, ideas for entrepreneurs and even music because it’s good for the soul. But I believe life only makes sense when we share our gifts, our knowledge and understandings with one another. Not everything I read or encounter is great. Let’s keep it real. So I’m only going to share what I believe is worth spreading.
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This month I read this amazing book called H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.
Let me just share a couple of quotes with you that I am sure will get you thinking as it did for me.
“Leadership is more than hard work. It is habitual work. It is worked out everyday in the tasks we complete, the ways we approach our work and the rhythms we nurture our lives. It hangs on the hooks of the patterns we create.”
“Life is about decisions. If you want to change, make a decision. Decisions build habits.”
“If you are a leader, it’s not about you. it’s about the people following you. The best leaders devote almost all of their energy to inspiring and enabling others. Taking care of them is a big part of this.”
“Your level of passion will pull people along with you.”
Ok…I will stop now. I could go on and on because you should see what my copy of the book looks like. It is all marked, underlined and highlighted. I love when a book inspires, makes me wonder or moves me. This book did all of above for me. The learner in me is very appreciate to this author for making the time to put his knowledge, experience and understanding out there so we can all benefit and growth. Gracias Brad Lomenick!
The other book that brought a lot of JOY to me in this month of January Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
It’s impossible not to admire Kate who not only goes to all these book readings in Brooklyn but she also combines her talented skills as an illustrator to capture the authors’ essential message. Here’s the thing though..by looking at the cover of the book, you wouldn’t know that she listened to some serious amazing writers. In this book you will find quotes by Neil Gailman, Rainbow Rowell, Laure Halse Anderson, Jennifer Weiner, and others. I would put this book as a wonderful gift options to all your literary friends which I know are many!
One of my favorite quotes from the book is by Laurie Halse Anderson:
“We tell stories because it’s in our DNA. That gap between the reader and the story is where magic takes place.”