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aimee23
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Starting to realize why this book is a bestseller since the early 1900s. ✨✨✨

scottcheatham It is excellent. 1d
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aimee23
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“When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.” -Napoleon Hill

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reading.rainb0w
Jackal | Erin E. Adams
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Started this massive puzzle last night while listening to, Jackal. The cats and I will be reading and working on this some more today.

I'm not super into this book, but I'm currently trying to finish as someone has a hold on it and it's due in two days. #motivation ✊🏽

Trying to put into words how I feel about this book so far and honestly, it's nothing. I feel nothing about this book. This might be one I simply read and forget about.

GondorGirl How do you keep your cats from stealing pieces?! I can't imagine mine leaving a puzzle alone. 2w
reading.rainb0w @GondorGirl I keep most pieces in the box and sort a little at a time as I go. They usually stay away while I'm in the room, but there is still a chance they snuck one or two lol. I also had to hurry up and take the photo because they did get quite curious once I placed it on the floor! 😅 2w
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scottcheatham
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“The power of the imagination is one of the greatest untapped resources in the human tool kit.“

Ziglar, Zig. Better Than Good (p. 30). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

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CuriousG
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I realize this sounds hokey but I'm giving this one a shot. Usually I would have taken a hard pass as at a glance it comes off as 'you too can be superman and conquer life to be better than all the chumps around you!'...but I heard it highly recommended on a podcast I love & am willing to be open minded given I feel so drained of every last ounce of energy that my will to do anything beyond survive is nonexistent. Continued in comments..

CuriousG I've managed to get past the dated references to having a Blackberry & Palm Pilot (🤣🤣🤣) & was finding it hard to buy in when they acknowledged their unexpected discovery that the average person has far more daily stress in their work day than professional athletes (& they initially only worked with high level athletes, so they would know), & we need to start recognizing our agency in finding ways to sprint and recover vs constant marathons. 1mo
CuriousG I'm the first person to scream from the rooftops that sometimes we just don't have the option of walking away to recover (as my 4 months of 60-70 hour work weeks show) and there are personal situations that complicate things (like my husband's acquired brain injury). But the fact remains, it's literally killing me, and the only person who can find ways to help myself is me.This talks about physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy... 1mo
CuriousG ...and the need to balance and find ways to stretch and recover in all areas. I think the idea of 'view the tough stuff as challenges to grow' and then step back to recover, will actually be helpful. Demands are never going to go away, but maybe I can find a way to push just enough, then recover just enough. A physical workout isn't helpful if it doesn't push our limits, but we also need a recovery period 1mo
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CuriousG I think I like the continuation of that to mental/emotional/spiritual. We'll see how this one plays out though. 1mo
JillR I‘ll be interested to hear whether you find this helps overall. I too am feeling burned out (from a work perspective), expected to constantly work to a very high level with no let up, and it‘s hard. A former boss once said to me, no matter what level you work at, you need some easy things in the mix for balance, and I‘ve never forgotten that, even though it‘s hard to allow myself to do those “easier” tasks when always so busy! 1mo
CuriousG @JillR I will try to post my thoughts as I chip away at it. I won't fly through it but I need to prioritize myself, so I am going to set aside at least 20 minutes a day for it. I do feel there are some jobs/times in life where there is simply just to much & there is no recovery time available, but they can't go on forever (which I think is the point of the book?). It makes me sad to consider my job may not be compatible with health/sanity 😔 1mo
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Jess861
Jump Start! | David Herzog
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I am in horrible need of a jump start to my reading. I'm determined to get back to reading one or two books a month (about all I have time for). May this kick me off in the right direction!

- Please, please, please finish The Secret Messenger so I can move on
- Bookspin Book
- Finish Yellow Wife (started on Christmas Eve)

#JumpStart2023 #ReadingGoals #Motivation #Readathon

Thank you @Clwojick and @Lizpixie for hosting.

Clwojick Great goals! Happy to have you with us! 1mo
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CoffeeK8
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Pickpick

I like this book‘s energy (no pun intended). The story frame is a little simplistic but the ideas are well thought out and purposeful. All in all, a great book for people who might be struggling.

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CoffeeK8
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My boss got this book for everyone on our team! I‘d super excited to read this!

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NatalieR
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Pickpick

I chose this book from my massive TBR pile with the hope of gaining some ideas on how I can better show appreciation for my coworkers. I immediately liked it and found the introduction and background story interesting. I then almost bailed on it entirely when the authors started reporting on statistics and research. Fortunately, I stayed the course and gained a lot.

Full review at https://abookandadog.com

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Smartypants
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Panpan

Meh. I was hoping for more functional advice for the average Joe from his Navy Seal days. Mostly, it was a short book on some of his Navy Seal training.