stuff I want to share

If you know me, you know I am always sharing fun stuff that I learn about with friends, peers, coworkers, strangers and my poor family. After making many emails and writing notes on these things to share with people, I decided to make this list for you.

You will also need to know that I am taking the time to share the link that will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon Associate and get credit for directing you to them. This happens at no additional cost or trouble to you. Reach out to me if you have any questions. mary@maryjenningsart.com

 
 

BUSINESS BOOK CLUB SECTION!

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

by Cal Newport

This book was a great read on so many levels. A few of the most solid points were about having a dedicated place to get work done. To make the outlandish decision to book a cottage or rent a room on a cruise ship to get work done was thrown out there to support Deep Work getting done. Another was to not respond to emails as it took time away from your singular focus.

Working around others and feeding off of others momentum was something I needed to hear. That was part of what helped me to rent a studio with other artists at Gallery Clarendon.

 
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

by Carol Dweck

This book was encouraging and humbling. I really didn't want to face the fact that, at times I was getting in the way of my own success by allowing a certain kind of stunted mindset to rule the day.

I would recommend this book for anyone who is having pity party after pity party on any level. It can be relating to career, health, family or finances. Mindset has no sub categories. You have two choices, to grow or to not. It's your choice. 

 
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The one thing. the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results

by Gary Keller

What is your one thing? Knowing that answer can save you so much time wandering about the landscape of your good intentions. Setting goals is great but having the tools and strategies to execute your plan is going to serve you well in the long and slow rise to success.

I loved reading this book because it supported some of what I felt in my gut. That you need to operate with purpose, have great productivity on what matters most. Being clear on  your goals and helping others see it as well as help you protect the time it takes to get your goals accomplished.

 

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months

by Brian P. Moran

There's a reason people aren't able to keep up with their resolutions. It's not because they lack discipline. We ALL have that problem. It's because they give themselves a whole year to complete a goal.

In this book, a new year is in town. It's the 12 week year. You can accomplish so much if you push yourself like the Olympic athletes do when their in training. Shorter times of serious intensity with rest in between gets some great results.