Be a gift to everyone who enters your life,
and to everyone whose life you enter.
Be careful not to enter another’s life if you cannot be a gift.― Neale Donald Walsch
We are sharing ONE BOOK DAILY for giving away on First Come First Served Basis. Help us GIVEAWAY a wider variety of books by giving away your books too!
- To gift a book email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will get due credit (and you can promote yourself or your favorite project or venture OR NGO)
- PLUS you get Good Karma!
- Let’s Gift Away Our Books (12/29/2019)
A New Year Resolution for 2020!
I am going to share one book for giving away for the entire year! Which means, I have to scan my collection and find books to give away. Alternatively, I might buy new books for giving away.
Help me promote the culture of gifting books, and, of course, actually reading them!
- I invite you to dig into your books collection and start giving away one book a time,
- Blog about it – let the world know what you gave away so that more and more people are inspired to gift books.
- A New Year Resolution #2020! (12/29/2019)
365 Books on the way!
Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live— Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
I am part of a Business Owners Book Club where in a moment of bravado, I declared:
From 1st Jan 2020 onwards, I will share ONE BOOK DAILY from my collection (or new or any source) for GIVING AWAY on First Come First Serve Basis! For the entire year! 365 Books on the way.
So there we go, let us see how this game shapes up!
- What is your experience with New Year Resolutions? (1/9/2020)
Posted this query in the Business Owner Book Club:
- What is your experience with New Year Resolutions? Believe in them? Hate them?
- Have you made any resolutions for the Year 2020? If yes, how is it going?
Here are the responses:
My personal take…….
- No, I do not subscribe to New Year Resolutions
- I feel resolutions are for some thing you want happen in the future. In a sense therefore one is limiting , binding and bracketing the future. In doing so one closes a whole other window of opportunities life maybe waiting to present one with. Trying to get fixated to an “idea” that is some time away robs one of the spontaneity of living, the pulsating energy of each moment.
And.. if one looks back at one’s journey, one may find that Life was already happening to us whilst we were busy making other plans! 😁
But this is purely a personal view and by no means a general judgment call.
Haven’t made any thus far. Just carrying on with pre-existing resolutions.
I treat resolutions just like any goal for myself, that I make a mental note of, to work towards. What energy or resolve I put towards meeting a specific goal varies. I find that reminding myself of my goal(s) as frequently as I can helps as important reinforcement.
I dont normally make resolutions on New Year. But there is just a sense that this is a time for fresh energy and a time to wipe the slate clean in terms of things one might wish to leave behind or outgrow.
I follow OKR – objectives and key results framework for the last three years to set goals and achieve them. I dont necessarily start at the beginning of the year.
This year my objectives are:
- expand my network by having 50 lunches with such folks
- launch a coaching program
I have measurable KRs. So far going good.
See Joseph’s detailed post on this https://www.jjude.com/no-goals-but-okr/
Personally, I believe that 1st January is just another day.
I have my own goals for the year 2020 and I am bang on target with youthful enthusiasm.
- TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt (4/18/2020)
Speaker: Casey Gerald
Bio: In his memoir, “There Will Be No Miracles Here,” Casey Gerald reimagines what it means to truly live and succeed in our society.
We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of.
There can be great power in CERTAINTY. Logically, you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you are PLAYING THE RIGHT GAME.
Then REALITY shows up. As a Miracle. Or, as a Wake Up Call.
The speaker KEPT GETTING WAKE-UP CALLS – one after another – religion, money, politics, Harvard MBA, Road Trips (across America) to finally building a nonprofit called MBAs Across America. He shares:
“We went on 8,000 miles across America in the summer of 2013, through the cow pastures of Montana, through the desolation of Detroit, through the swamps of New Orleans, where we found and worked with men and women who were building small businesses that made purpose their bottom line. And having been trained at the West Point of capitalism, this struck us as a revolutionary idea. .. (Laughter)”
“And this idea spread, growing into a nonprofit called MBAs Across America, a movement that landed me here on this stage today. It spread because we found a great hunger in our generation for purpose, for meaning. It spread because we found countless entrepreneurs in the nooks and crannies of America who were creating jobs and changing lives and who needed a little help.”
His learning? He offers:
“I do not have a gospel of faith to share with you today, in fact. I have and I offer a gospel of doubt. The gospel of doubt does not ask that you stop believing, it asks that you believe a new thing: that it is possible not to believe. It is possible the answers we have are wrong, it is possible the questions themselves are wrong. Yes, the gospel of doubt means that it is possible that we, on this stage, in this room, are wrong.”
I would add that, perhaps, THE ONLY TO WAY EVOLVE TO HIGHER REALMS IS BY IDENTIFYING AND DROPPING YOUR BELIEFS. This is the only way to MAKE WAY for more learning, knowledge, insights, wisdom and better outcomes in your life and work.
Let us peep outside our certainties. Might need courage, but then Doubt can be a Superpower – if you want to grow and evolve.
List of previous videos at https://sharebooks.org/category/videos/