The sun’s out and the beach is calling – time for some relaxation and self-care! Here’s our list of best summer reads of 2018.
The temperate is rising and “Mission Impossible” is coming-soon to a theater near you. That means one thing – it’s summer!
Of course, this is the perfect time for some self-care (and not just the happy-hour kind)! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite 2018 books to kick-start your poolside summer reading list. This list is some business, some non-business, and some self-help (my favorite!!!) – sure to keep your brain engaged as you re-charge your batteries.
Here are my favorite 2018 summer reads:
I Call Bullshit: Live Your Life Not Someone Else’s, by Joshua Miller. One of my new favorite authors (and TEDTalk speaker), Joshua Miller reminds readers that what you want (both personally and professionally) is within reach. I love this simple approach and reminder – you just need to get out of your head! Miller also incorporates quotes from my other favorite authors, Brené Brown and Lewis Howes. Check-out this book if you need a kick in the butt this summer!
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, by Dan Harris. This second book from “the guy who had a panic attack on national TV,” Harris writes about the importance of meditation in his life and how you can experience impact with this practice, even if you’re a total skeptic. He goes through (and debunks) every excuse in the book to get you focused on what’s most important – you! He also has a great app which can help you get into meditation.
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder. This was on our book-club list from a couple months ago, and I couldn’t put it down! From a rise of business success to murder, this true story is a must-non-business-read this summer. I read it in two-days and I bet you will too!
Judgement Detox, by Gabrielle Bernstein. I adore this author (you’ve seen her show-up in previous “Best Read” lists), and her latest, Judgement Detox, doesn’t disappoint. Definitely in the “Self-Help” category (yay!), Bernstein gives practical advice on how to stop judging others and more importantly, stop judging yourself. Her style is conversational, and I’m sure you’ll find her approach refreshing.
How to Walk Away, by Katherine Center. I remember this book on Brené Brown’s must-read lists from earlier in the year, and boy was she right – this book is great! Total non-business-page-turner, Center writes about a woman who survived a plane crash and her difficult path to healing (and love). This book is perfect if you’re heading to the beach with a nice bottle of chardonnay (this is based on my personal experience, of course)!
Your homework this week:You know the drill! Besides checking-out “Incredibles 2”, I know you have time to walk down to your library or local bookstore and pick-up my favorite summer reads of 2018! I promise you’ll find them really valuable as you continue on your Engaged Pursuit.
Coming-up next time: I’m going to finish out July with a few more Case Studies. I’ve heard from you that these are really valuable and I’m excited to share more client experiences. Next time I’m going to write about a client who THOUGHT that found the perfect gig, only to find their professional engagement dwindled after the first month! Yikes!
Here’s to your Engaged Pursuit!