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Working Mom Success

Jessica N. Turner, blogger and author, lays out a comprehensive plan for working mom success in her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive.    How to Create Working Mom Success Jessica Turner is a full-time marketing professional working mom of three young kids. Stretched Too Thin is her second book, …

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Know Yourself with the Enneagram

Know yourself with the enneagram by reading The Road Back to You

Enneagram teachers Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile explain how to know yourself with the Enneagram and how knowing your number and its associated behavior and thought patterns will help you to better navigate relationships in their book The Road Back to You.  How to Identify Your Enneagram Number The Enneagram can look like a complex set of military code …

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Personality and Goal Setting

personality and goal setting

Author, speaker and blogger Gretchen Rubin expands on some of her ideas in Happier at Home by diving into her theory of the Four Tendencies. She explains how personality and goal setting go hand-in-hand.  How Does Personality Affect Goal Setting? The Myers Briggs personality frame, the Enneagram, the Clifton Strengths Finder, Hogwarts House sorting and so many other tools exist to …

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How to Achieve Big Goals

The Dream Giver

Bruce Wilkinson, author of the bestseller The Prayer of Jabez, presents a parable to teach us how to achieve big goals and pursue your God-given dream despite the obstacles that will inevitably stand in your way. A Parable About How to Achieve Big Goals This book starts with a parable. A man named Ordinary is given a Big Dream and …

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Find Purpose Where You Are

find purpose where you are

Blogger Shannan Martin chronicles her move from the upper-middle class comforts of suburbia to a working class town most would classify as undesirable. She show how to find purpose where you are, no matter what the neighborhood looks like.  My Personal Ordinary Place I live in a small town in Ohio. If I had been asked at age 18 where …

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Tidy Up and Change Your Life

Book on how to tidy up and change your life

I know, you’ve heard about this minimalist book and how it promises to change your life. You know what it’s about and have already decided if Marie Kondo is a genius or crazy. This book is more than a manual of how to organize your things. It’s a user’s guide on how to tidy up and change your life. The …

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How to be Prepared for Disillusionment

Didn't See It Coming book

Carey Nieuwhof, pastor from Canada and popular podcaster, published his first book in September 2018, Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges that No One Expects and Everyone Experiences. He wants to help readers identify and stop seven of the most common problems to plague our modern lives and make us miserable. If we know how to be …

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How to Teach so Children Love Reading

How to teach children to love reading

Donalyn Miller is a reading teacher and in Texas who has perfected a technique of how to teach so children love reading in her classroom. This book details her class methods. What is a Wild Reader? Miller’s goal is not just for students to be competent readers, to be able to answer test questions or to complete assignments without struggle. …

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Redefining Spiritual Words

Learning to Speak God from Scratch book with dictionary and Bible

    Learning to Speak God From Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them is a book that takes a deep dive into some of the most commonly used spiritual words and phrases in churches today. Jonathan Merritt examines the history, current usage and Biblical references for the spiritual words he has chosen to discuss. …

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Change Your Life with a Bullet Journal

This is part two of a post that started here. We need ways to implement the changes we are learning in all of these self-improvement books we read. One method is using Trello workflow charts. Another method I use regularly is a bullet journal.   What is a bullet journal?   If you are unfamiliar with bullet journaling, you can …

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