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I’m startin’ off hot here. I’m not wasting any time with who I am or what this blog is going to be about. I’m just going to lay it on ya right now! If you are into personal development, self help, personal transformation and self growth, then I’m sure you’re an avid reader just like I am. How many books did you read last year? How much of those books do you remember?
I know, sometimes it can be really underwhelming when you try to think of all the golden nuggets from a book. I mean, you know the book was a good one. You know it have valuable information inside of it, but you can’t for the life of you actually remember what you need to remember from the book to implemenet it into your daily life and actually see results and change the fame for you.
Recently AppSumo had a deal for Blinkist premium. Not only for the entire year but for ONLY $20. I debated whether or not to grab it because I’m trying to consume less and implement more. But my rational was this:
to better implement what I’ve read I need to have refreshers of what I’ve read
in order to use my time wisely it’d be better to go through summaries of books that were ALREADY made for me with the golden nuggets laid out in easy to digest points
And that was that. I snatched that baby up and while it’s only been like 36 hours since I redeemed it, I’m definitely glad I did. I reviewed I think 4 books that I’ve read recently that I definitely want to keep up with and reminding myself of why they’re important and the important points from them to implement into my daily life.
The books I refreshed on were:
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal PhD
These are great books if you haven’t heard or read them yet. They all have valuable practices, insights and mindsets that are valuable when implemented and internalized into your daily life.
The Miracle Morning gets you started off with an incredible morning ritual habit that gets you setup and ready to take on your day.
The Power of Habit breaks down how habits work, how they makeup 90% of our daily actions and how you can go about removing and implementing new BETTER habits that will take you closer to the person you want to become.
Getting Things Done has been pretty much a game changer for me. David Allen talks about how today, as knowledge workers, people have WAY too much stuff bouncing around inside their heads from to dos, to commitments, chores, tasks, appointments, random crap around the house, ideas we’d like to remember and on and on. He makes the point (and there is massive amounts of research to back this up) that our brains are for having ideas, being creative and thinking NOT for remembering things, keeping up to date with what we need to do this week or when our next dentist appointment is. It’s a methodology to get all of that stuff clinking around in your life and putting it all into one trusted system so you know what you need to do next, what is important now to get your closer to your desired results and what tasks can actually wait.
The Willpower Instinct is another book that one should look at really integrating into their mindset and daily life because it can have profound impacts on the choices we make, the actions we take and whether we are going up with the 5% or down with the 95%. (this is a reference to the book The Slight Edge, another great read).
Basically, Blinkist dishes out short book summaries for you that you are able to consume in about 15 minutes. These are great for your morning commute, your lunch break or whenever you want to squeeze in some knowledge time. I highly recommend you pick up a subscription if you like brushing up on the main points and key ideas from the books you read.