Book Review: The Pay Off Can Take Years, But Great Dreams Require Hard-work & Constant Nourishment

I believe in following your passion, heck that is what I am doing. It doesn’t come easy, certainly never does for me.

But what is even more inspiring is hearing Jeff Kinney’s story, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

He loved drawing and wanted to ultimately have his character published. And every time he would take on other jobs or careers they only became a distraction for his true calling.

BrittanyKnows Career: Remember One’s Name & You Own Them

Such a beautiful flower that sprouted finally this morning and Getting There is helping my mental seeds do the same.

I am really enjoying this book so far. I actually heard about it while reading The Wall Street Journal on my phone and traveled miles in hopes of receiving a hard copy, but nothing was available. I bought the audio book instead while I wait for the hard copy to come in the mail.

Reading Daily For Fuel: Never Split the Difference -Negotiation & Getting There – A Book of Mentors On Audio & Fashion Dictionary

Never did I thought I would become the few people I follow reading more than one book at a time with the actual intent to finish.

Well, here I am – I am that person. Because I need it. Not because I’m forced to and I guess I don’t have to either but I want to in order to drive my creativity and knowledge and help build my overall strategy.

You don’t have to have a business to be a strategist. It should be a given – it should be something you do no matter what. At least that is the notion I have always followed since I was in high school.

The Last Black Unicorn Book Review

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I had a great time reading Tiffany’s book. But her story was nothing to laugh at. If anything she showed how despite not having the best relationship with her mom, longing to find her dad who had left when she was young and having been homeless and really trying to find her way through the let down and the need to prove her worth – she made it!

Pt 2. My Completed & Full Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Becoming”. It was fulfilling as it left me with ideas and questions to ponder, but most of all her joking and caring personality poured off the pages while reading her story. She took us from her childhood all the way to leaving the white house.

Her story shed light on her close knit family and her early observation of their neighborhood changing, which triggered her mom to have a talk with the principal to move Michelle up a grade when a teacher was failing to appropiately teach her along with a few other kids who were all more advanced and competed against one another academically.

One Note: I find it amazing to have read that they do have to pay for their own food and some other expenses since some of the food they ate such as sushi was flown in from overseas. I also got a chuckle out of reading that one of the staffers made sure Michelle received a copy of Jet magazine each month to maintain her sense of normalcy.

If you haven’ check out my more in-depth review to give you the highlights. I also show one of the pictures inserted inside the book. Be on the lookout for my next book review!

Partial Book Review: Michelle Obama’s Becoming

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Michelle Obama-Becoming on Amazon

Ever since I left college, reading books were an after thought until I went to graduate school. Yet, still nothing could move the needle to encourage me to pick up a book and get back to reading again when it wasn’t a class assignment. I would hear so many professionals and just everyday people expressing their enthusiasm for the various novels and series they took interest in.