I love reading. It makes me happy. I am most at peace when I am surrounded by books. I’m not kidding.
This is a little quirk about me that my wife knows very well. For many years I’ve maintained the habit of reading multiple books simultaneously. At any given moment I will have multiple books on the go. It helps to keep me inspired and it gives me lots of ideas to share for this blog, and with the trainings that I do in our business. It also inspires me to take on new writing projects of my own. It enriches my mind, and it is something that I have recognized is intrinsically beneficial.
It frees me from being motivated because of a “reward” or because of “fear of what might happen”.
For me reading is its own reward
Here are the books that I currently have on the go (along with a quick snippet of what I like about the book so far)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (love the rich descriptive narrative and the story of his determination starting out as a dishwasher in the food industry)
Do The Work by Steven Pressfield (brilliant manuscript for anyone wanting a step by step guide to getting a creative project like a book or new business, off the ground)
The Bhagavad Gita, A Walkthrough for Westerners translation by Jack Hawley (love the principle of our being entitled to our labour, but not the fruits of our labour. Gives new meaning to “intrinsic value of work”)
Wheat Belly by William Davis (interesting, makes me question other things I have been “taught” regarding health and diet, time to revisit the Canadian Food Guide with a critical eye?)
TURN OFF THE TV AND READ. You can thank me later.