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No Willpower- No Problem!

Willpower Doesn't Work book cover

Author Benjamin Hardy combines personal experience with decades of research to show that developing willpower is not the secret to achieving goals. Instead, crafting an environment that encourages success will propel achievement further.  What Willpower Won’t Accomplish The prevailing advice for accomplishing goals is to persevere. Refuse to eat the sugary snack. Put in more hours at work. Run harder. …

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Build Your Dreams

Career coach and author Gay Hendricks shares more than thirty years worth of research and trial and error in this book and presents the most effective ways to conquer your fear, quit holding yourself back and build your dreams.  Build Your Dreams by Living in Your Zone of Genius According to Hendricks, we operate in different “zones” throughout our lives. …

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Clearing Mental Clutter

Clear your mental clutter with the Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a f*ck

Sarah Knight takes on the idea that we have to be invested in everything and everyone and gives us permission for clearing the mental clutter that takes over a media-infused lifestyle.  First Things First As is obvious by the title of the book, this author cusses. And I am the kind of person who would read this book with the …

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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 …