Mindfulness

32476929Mindfulness for Beginners

by Katie May , narrated by Trisha Wiggin-Fausnaugh

If you’ve heard about “mindfullness” and you’ve wondered how it works and what it can do for you, this is the place to start!

Living in the present moment has only positive effects on your life, so what have you got to lose?

I must add that Trisha is by far the most pleasant sounding and skilled narrator that I’ve had the pleasure to listen to in a very long time.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

No such thing as overachievers

overachieversThere Are No Overachievers by Brian D. Biro

This is a great look at how we can seek out the WOOs (windows of opportunity) instead of focusing on our woes.

With strong reminders that what we focus on (good or bad) is what we create in our lives, that what has occurred in the past does not necessarily dictate what we can make of our future, and there is much power in positive thinking, Brian shows us how there is no such thing as OVERachieving.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Jellybooks. 

Purge for Productivity

get 10x.jpgProductivity: Get 10X More Done in a Day! (Productivity, Personal Growth, Time Management, Organization Skills) by Adrian J Williams

This is a fine little collection on de-cluttering tips, and the chapter regarding office habits is great, but the title is a bit deceiving.

Yes, it’s true that you can increase your productivity by having less “stuff” around, but the main focus here is purging, not getting ten times more done in a day.

Time Management

timeTime Management: 50 Proven Strategies To End Procrastination, Get Organized And Increase Your Productivity (Time Management Skills, Getting Things Done, … Organization, Successful People)by Rick Riley

A simple, no-nonsense guide to managing your time and ending procrastination.

Most of these tips are common sense, and the best pieces of advice was in the chapter regarding why we procrastinate.

Law of Attraction Bible

Law of AttThe Law of Attraction Bible

If you’ve read The Secret or any of the numerous books out there on the “law of attraction,” then you basically already know what is covered in this book, just in a little different format.

Written by a former Christian minister, it was pleasantly surprising that he would profess that God is not vengeful and punishing, and we are not born sinners needing redemption.  However…

while I can agree that thought is powerful, I cannot agree that ALL bad things that happen to us in life is due wholly to our thinking negative thoughts.

Other than that notion and the repetitive nature of this “bible,” it does contain some good advice.  I give it 2 stars out of 5.

I received this book for free through a  Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

The 3 Gaps

3The 3 Gaps: Are You Making a Difference?

by Hyrum W. Smith

This quick and easy to read guide will help you close the 3 gaps in your beliefs, values, and time to make a difference in your life and in the world.

What are the gaps?

Beliefs: The gap between what you believe to be true and what is actually true.

Values: Doing whatever versus doing what truly matters.

Time: How much you plan to do compared to what you actually get done.

Closing these gaps is the key to building a meaningful life rather than blowing wherever the wind takes you.

I received this book for free through a  Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.