I am by no means a bookworm. At all. It has always been hard for me to focus on what I was reading while I was reading it.
Have you ever read something and realized you were at the end of the page but didn’t actually comprehend a single word you just read, then go back and read it all again just to end up in the same situation? Yeah. That’s me. So, I never read much but I would really like to read. I am so tired of looking at a screen all the time. What types of books do you like to read?
I don’t think fiction is going to be my genre. There are so different types of fiction though. Maybe I just need to try a different type. ▪️ Fantasy ▪️ Science Fiction ▪️ Dystopian ▪️ Action & Adventure ▪️ Mystery ▪️ Horror ▪️ Thriller & Suspense ▪️ Historical Fiction ▪️ Romance ▪️ Contemporary Fiction ▪️ Literary Fiction ▪️ Magical Realism ▪️ Graphic Novel ▪️ Short Story ▪️ Young Adult ▪️ Children’s ▪️ New Adult
This first book I’m reading is “You Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raphaëlle Giordano. I’m only about a quarter of the way through. It’s a cute read for sure!
I think I am going to look into more Non-Fiction when I am done with this first book. Here’s a list of some Non-Fiction genres: ▪️ Memoir and Autobiography ▪️ Biography ▪️ Food and Drinks ▪️ Art and Photography ▪️ Sel-Help ▪️ History ▪️ Travel ▪️ True Crime ▪️ Humor ▪️ Essays ▪️ How To’s ▪️ Spiritual and Religion ▪️ Humanities ▪️ Parenting ▪️ Science ▪️ Technology
Books I have on my shelf to read:
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So what books do rich people recommend? There are so many book they all have on lists of must reads and favorites. I simply looked their names up and book recommendations.
▪️ Elon Musk – His favorite book is “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. A book he recommends is “Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down” by J.E. Gordon. ▪️ Warren Buffett – “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjiman Graham ▪️ Jack Dorsey – “Whole Earth Discipline” by Stewart Brand ▪️ Peter Thiel – “100 Plus” by Sonia Arrison ▪️ Mark Cuban – “Principles” by Ray Dalio Other books include: ▪️ “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries ▪️ “The Innovator’s Dilemma: Why New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail” by Clayton Christensen ▪️ “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri
There is also a website, Billionaire Book Club that has more recent recommendations and what they are reading now.
Will you be grabbing any of these books to add to your list this year?
I really don’t know why I’m counting the days except for the fact that I’ll be pretty damn proud on day 78, or day 199, or day 364. 🤘
Another goal I have for this year is running a 10K.
This has been a goal of mine since 2020. I was training this past year but then I injured something. I say ‘something’ because I have no idea what happened. It felt like my ankle and my Achillies, then the pain was in my foot and would go up my calf then be in my hip and head back down my leg. So, yeah. I continued to run on this injury without seeing a doctor and now I can barely walk without being in pain. I finally have an appointment this month on the 13th.
I trained for my first 5K with the C25K app through Zen Labs Fitness. So simple and easy to follow especially for beginners. If you are at all interested in running, I highly recommend their app to start. I was running 5K’s at least once a week (or 3 miles however you want to say it) once I completed the training. I’m pretty slow, but I never stop. A faster mile is a personal goal I work on every time I run. This last go I was running an average of 12:3o per mile. When I first started, I was struggling at a 15-minute mile. Progress takes time. Consistency is key. Put in the work, you’ll see the results.
Training for a 10K I used the Nike Run App. I found a 10K Training Plan that helped me begin the training. I got my injury around September/October, so I haven’t been able to run for a few months. I walked a 5K the beginning of October and that was the last time I did any running or walking. The Nike Run App has distance runs and timed runs and runs to help clear your head, long runs, speed runs, short runs. Coach Bennet is so helpful and keeps your mind off the fact that you are running and enjoying it, and no one is chasing you. Follow him on Instagram at @coachbennett.
Check out my new kicks I bought for Christmas!
Oh, today is our first day of virtual Kindergarten! Yay. They announced this week will be virtual, so I guess we’ll hear more at the end of the week if this will continue or if they will go back into the classroom. It’s actually not that bad. These teachers are something else doing virtual teaching. They all deserve raises.