Book Review: 3 Books That Changed My Life

Book Review: 3 Books That Changed My Life

Like me, you probably hated reading all those boring school books growing up. It started in elementary school, then middle school, and some genius created Cliff Notes, a series of student study guides in high school.

The guides present and create literary and other works in pamphlet form or online. Unfortunately, detractors of the study guides claim they let students bypass reading the assigned literature. But, on the contrary, I hated reading because the books were uninteresting and wouldn’t help me in the long run.

Still, I don’t particularly appreciate reading books as I can consume all the knowledge and information I need from Twitter. Twitter is a treasure chest of knowledge at your fingertips, but 99% don’t know how to use it.

I’ve been a member of the Twitter community for a decade, and it’s my favorite social media platform. So keep a lookout for my future post on “How to use Twitter.” Although I endorse the forum along with many of Jack Dorsey’s other projects, I want to discuss the three books that changed my life and my POV today.

Months after getting laid off from a job that I loved due to reasons out of my control, I struggled with depression. Unfortunately, the Covid 19 virus spread didn’t help my case, as the pandemic impacted everyone somehow. After scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, etc., my mom suggested I use her Audible account to try audiobooks as an alternative.

Downloading my first book was the start of my growth journey and a massive pivot in my lifestyle. I’ve finished a book or more each month since then. As a person who loves listening to music, it has been easy. I can listen to a text while driving, walking the dog, or during winddown before bed. Some might say that reading a hardcopy book helps retain information, and I agree. I listen to a text twice each month while bookmarking notes to revisit later.

Blogging about my readings helps and hopefully benefits you as well. Instead of suggesting a few books that everyone under the sun will recommend, here are the three books that changed my life. I hope you give them a try and share your thoughts. My first official book review will come next month.

The Power Of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is a book by Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter, published in February 2012 by Random House. It explores the science behind habit creation and reformation.

Audible

It Takes What It Takes

Trevor Moawad is a mental conditioning coach who has helped professionals from all walks of life, from Ft. Bragg to Harvard Business School, the NFL to Fortune 500 companies. Moawad’s mission is clear: motivate the motivated.

Audible

Goodbye, Things

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.

Audible

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