I love reading personal development books and have a personal goal to read at least one each month. I will be documenting some of these books and my thoughts on them here on my blog. It’s part of my quest to constantly be learning and improving.
I listened to this book during my commute home from work over the course of about a week. This audiobook is actually read by the author which I think made it a little more interesting. I have read articles from her blog previously, but I do not follow it regularly so most of her story was new to me and I have no idea if this is new content or things that she has previously written about on her blog. That said, I did enjoy this book and got some great tips and ideas from it.
The book itself is divided into four sections:
- Making You
- Making Space
- Making Time
- Making Love
At the end of each section there is a list of suggested questions and action steps. While I plan to have a sit down journaling session with some of these questions, I have not done that yet. I have been contemplating my answers to them though. I have also selected at least one action step from each section to work on over the next month (November).
The actions steps I will be working on are:
- Write down your why.
Why do you want to make changes?
Why do you want things to be simpler?
- Get rid of everything that doesn’t matter.
- Consider what goes on your plate.
- Write your heart’s mission statement.
Who are you?
What do you stand for?
What’s important to you?
- Stand in the light.
I will note that while I did listen to the audiobook version of this book, I also wound up checking the physical book out from my library so that I could get the lists of questions and action steps. She does read all the questions and action steps in the audiobook, but I was listening while I was driving so I couldn’t exactly write them down while I was listening. Depending on how you listen to audiobooks you may be able to write them down while you are listening.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and will definitely be looking back at my notes on this over the coming months, I could even see me rereading it in the future.
For November I have started reading What Works – A comprehensive framework to change the way we approach goal setting By: Tara McMullin.
You can watch my book review here: