Best Books for Self Growth During Covid-19

books covid Aug 23, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have started reading and listening to way more books. One question I get asked a lot is about what books I am currently reading or what some of my favorites are. So, I figured, what better reading list to share with you than the 20+ books that I have read since going into quarantine in March 2020. These are mostly self-growth and development books, with a few memoirs and business-type books mixed in!

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Double the books

One of the best things I have done to consume more books during this pandemic has been to take advantage of an Audible membership. If you don't have one, I highly recommend giving it a try. 

I share more on The Fun Sized Life how I have managed to consume 2 books per week with both regular books and audiobooks. Learn how to read more.

Now, without further delay, let's dive into my Covid-19...

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Are You Doubting the Sunrise? Cuz, Stop.

faith god Aug 06, 2020
 

If I haven't been upfront about this yet, I have very drastically turned into someone I never thought I would be. In fact, I would have bet against you if you had told me this is the type of person I would be.

Not a bad person. A really great person. A really fulfilled person. A wake up at the butt crack of dawn on purpose kind of person.

So this morning I woke up at 5 am to...get this...write in my journal. Yeah. I do that kind of shit now. Crazy. I know.

As I walked out into our dark kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee, I peeked out the window and thought, "It would be so cool to watch the sun come up." I mean, I'm waking up at 5 am, I may as well take full advantage of the views it has to offer right?

I grabbed my journal, my book, my coffee, and 2 blankets. One for the wet grass, and one to snuggle up in.

As I spread my blanket onto the wet grass next to the dirt patch in our back yard that will most likely never go away, I caught a glimpse of my neighbor silently judging me...

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You Are Not Your Titles.

titles Jun 23, 2020
 

If we think about all of the titles that you have had through your lifespan, you'll realize you have carried a lot of different titles that you may not have even been aware of. Newborn. Toddler. Kindergartener. Middle Schooler. High Schooler. Graduate. College Graduate. Wife. Husband. Parent. Employee. Well, today I want to talk about how these titles form us in the wrong ways and how to let go of the titles we've been given.

The titles we're given

While there are some titles (like the ones I listed) that most of us have been or will be given, there are also titles that are unique to different people. Things like:

  • Painter
  • Author
  • Musician
  • Poet
  • Athlete
  • Introvert
  • Extrovert
  • Enneagram number ___

Now I want you to take a moment to think about your specific titles that you might carry. If you're struggling to come up with ideas, maybe this next exercise will help.

Tell me about yourself

If you were to meet someone new or sit down for a job interview, someone may say to...

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