Investing In Myself – Part 1

change your life - jodi ralstonLife is about change.  No matter what, you are going to change.  I just want to try to direct it.  That is why I am taking some advice from Dan Miller of 48 Days fame: Invest in yourself.

I’m embarking on campaign of personal change.  I’m reading a lot of self-help, educational, and other useful books this year, but I don’t just want to read them.  I want to act on them.

I’m no stranger to change.  I went from being a Coke-only drinker to a primarily water-only drinker.  I went from despising skirts and dresses to only wearing skirts and dresses.  I went from eating vegetable-like products to drinking homemade, kale-based juice every day.  Change is possible.  Fear can drive it.  Anger can drive it.  Desire can drive it.  But practice fuels it.

The more you change something about yourself to a positive, the easier it is to change other things.  It’s like building up a muscle.  You gotta keep at it, but if you stop, you can always start it up again.

So that’s what I’m working on, and that is what this blog will help me do: stay accountable.

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The 2017 Possibilities List So Far
(in no certain order, with no idea how many I will read/use this year):

  1. Quitter by Jon Acuff
  2. Do Over by Jon Acuff
  3. Start by Jon Acuff
  4. You Can Work Your Own Miracles by Napoleon Hill
  5. The Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill
  6. Think and Grow Rich Action Pack by Napoleon Hill
  7. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  8. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles and Dr. Judith Powell
  9. Power Networking by Donna Fisher and Sandy Vilas
  10. Pocket Man by Scott Jordan with Thom O’Leary
  11. Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  12. Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  13. Networking All-In-One for Dummies by Doug Lowe
  14. Hypnotic Writing by Joe Vitale
  15. Saying It Well by Charles R. Swindoll
  16. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  17. Head First Java by Kathy Sierra
  18. GIMP 2.6 for Photographers by Klaus Goelker

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