Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Books That Motivate

I'm a sucker for books that motivate me. A new self-help book out? Bring it on!

 The FlyLady taught me the power of a clean sink (Sink Reflections).

Rhonda Byrne inspired me to throw my hopes and dreams into the universe (The Secret).

Charla Krupp showed me techniques to look younger and lighter (How Not To Look Old).
Well, the list goes on and on. Right now, I'm reading Gary Vaynerchuk's Crush It!: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion.
The secret he wants me to know? Three rules. Love your family. Work superhard. Live your passion.

Gary says if I don't wake up in the morning excited about the day ahead, I need to change my life. He claims I can take the one thing I'm most passionate about, whether it's buttons or roses or figurines, and make a living at it. He doesn't pretend it will be easy. Social media will be involved. I'll have to talk up my passion online (facebook, twitter, etc), become and/or create community around that one thing I love.

I read his book in one sitting (it's only 142 pages) and I got so much out of it. You know what I learned?

I'm already Crushing It! 

What about you? Do you have a favorite motivational book?