Category Archives: Book Worth Reading

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Feel The FearThis book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, has been around for a while and is still a good read. Jeffers says it well and in an "everyday" way. It is excellent to read for basic psychology of things that hold us back and how you can move forward in spite of it all. Jeffers helps to understand and label the fear and see it differently so we can move past it.

As a past counselor, I know that phobias and anything that we start to avoid because of a fear or for whatever reason, are the things that start to create psychological baggage as we spend our energy avoiding things rather than working through them. Anything that you find yourself intentionally not doing that is "normal" for most of the world, stop and look at the fear and how it can be getting in your way (not talking about addictions and non-beneficial activities).

This excellent read will serve you in both your personal and professional life.  We all have fears; they just show up at different levels and in different ways. Empower yourself to find your fears and move beyond them so you can perform at your peak potential!

For you own copy of this book, click here.

Christy Geiger, Executive Business Coach & Trainer from Minneapolis, MN

The Journey From Comfort To Possibility

The Journey From Comfort to PossibilityThe Journey From Comfort to Possibility written by a friend of mine, who shares the same energy and passion for life, author, Stephanie Zizzo, wrote this workbook to help people move from stuck, ideas and dreams to making them a reality. Written in a manner that is easy to follow and step by step, it is filled with exercises, questions and action steps to keep you focused. This workbook is designed for those of you who are ready to discover yourself, clarify your direction in life, uncover what holds you back from living the life of your dreams and begin venturing out of your comfort zone to experience new possibilities.

Christy Geiger, Executive Business Coach & Trainer, Minneapolis, MN

Ordinary People Can Achieve Their Lofty Goals

Ordinary PeopleI am excited to share with you this e-book, Ordinary People Can Achieve Their Lofty Goals. I am honored to be personally featured with some of the greatest minds of our day. This e-book compiles articles from over 50 leaders through tips, recommendations and strategies to help you succeed. The chapter I contributed is: “Five Steps to Accomplish Your Goals.”

Experts including, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Chris Widener, Michael Angier, Tony Alessandra and 50 others from the top of the personal development field have contributed their encouragement to help you live the life you want and finally achieve your lofty goals.

Reader, Eric Garner comments, “I've just read 'Ordinary People Can Achieve Their Lofty Goals' for the 3rd time in 3 days. The first time, I only got to page 10 before I felt so inspired that I had to stop and finish off some work on some goals I'd let slip. The second time, I just couldn't put the book down. I read and re-read the articles and learned so much. What an amazing collection. So profound and uplifting. The third time, I decided to cancel everything else and devote a couple of hours to the book and read them all through. It's like a Masterclass in Motivation. My mood lifted so much, I felt so inspired at the end. It's definitely going to be a book I'm going to come back to again and again. Brilliant concept, brilliant execution, brilliant results. Thanks.”

Get inspired and motivated and check out this e- book!

Christy Geiger, Executive Business Coach & Trainer, Minneapolis, MN

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Fish!Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results is a great quick-read to inspire and motivate. Based on the story of a fish market in Seattle, "FISH" offers wisdom for everyday living. The book focuses on four key concepts:

  • Choosing your attitude. Explore concepts like the "toxic energy dump" where you appraise and get rid of negative people and things that drain your energy. Make sure you are not a toxic energy dump yourself!
  • Playing. Discover the next steps of extreme customer service, how to make the customer special: play with them!
  • Making their day. Also, learn about making the experience fun for the customer.
  • Being present. Don't just exist but be in what you are doing, whatever moment in time you are in, be fully present. Rather than thinking about the past or the future, concentrate on the present moment.

These 4 simple lessons help to teach how you can have more power over your environment and improve the working relationships you have. Whether you are looking to build a team or just have day-to-day peace, learning how to apply these easy principles will give you a life that is more enjoyable and has better results. A fun story that is short to read makes this book entertaining and educational. A classic book for your library.

Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning LeadershipMonday Morning Leadership is a great book that can be read in one sitting and then re-read over the course of 8 days or 8 weeks. Phenomenal MUST read. It includes 8 easy to digest mentoring sessions that one of the authors, David Cottrell, had sitting at the feet of a business master. Each chapter/session includes great reminders for every business person to remember and integrate into how they work personally and with others. Whether through work, volunteerism, family or elsewhere, these timeless tips are motivational and applicable for every person. He talks about many things we have shared before and also has some new tips. In the sessions on time management, one key statement I found motivational and true was from p. 63: "I've never found anyone who had two or three hours a day they could save by doing one thing better. But, I have seen many people find an hour or two a day they could use better by doing a few things differently.” If you want to make better use of your time, you need to be looking for the small increments of time... a minute here, five minutes there, etc. Add them all up and you'll create more time for you to use." There is much more. Get the book for your library!

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People_by_Stephen_R_CoveyThis is one of Steven Covey's foundational books on how to be effective and productive. There are many great tips and strategies in this book. One of the most common is the 4 box grid which helps identify the important vs. urgent. In our society today it is almost impossible to NOT get swept up in the urgent, reacting to all the things that pop up around us and demand our time. If you do not deal with the important eventually everything becomes urgent and a crisis.

You have a choice every day. Will your day run you or will you run your day? Will you live in the urgent or important? The feelings of unproductivity, insanity and chaos occur when you constantly live in the urgent. To shift and balance urgent with important and actually RUN your day, you must have a clear handle on what is important and know how to handle the urgent things that come up so they do not derail you from accomplishing the important. Check out this book to master your skills.

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Now, Discover Your StrengthsIn their new book, "Now, Discover Your Strengths," authors Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton suggest that we tend to focus on what needs to be "fixed" with ourselves. Then, they demonstrate how fluid and successful life is when we set aside our shortcomings and truly leverage our own strengths. The book illustrates how knowing your personal strengths, and recognizing the strengths of those around you, can help you build a dynamic and successful organization, network, or team.

An even bigger BONUS is that you get a personal code for an online survey that identifies YOUR "top- five inborn talents"! This benefit is worth every penny you spend on the book! Identifying your top 5 strengths will change the way you look at life. This assessment is unique from the many other assessments out there (i.e. Myers-Briggs, DISC, etc.). With the “strengths” information in hand, you will be able to apply the theories presented in the book on a day-to-day basis.

I HIGHLY recommend this book: it is a refreshing concept that moves you forward by focusing on the positive and teaching you how to maximize your full potential!