Is it December yet? No? It’s still January?! Boy, this year is just draaaagging by! But hey, this means that there’s optimal opportunity for us to get our growth on. This year, I’ve decided that I am going to work towards WINNING in every area of my life (remember, I ranted about it last week). And that means thriving on a mental level as well. My goal for January is to get rid of that stinking thinking by dropping crappy habits and picking up some really legit ones. Christian Art Media sent me a bunch of books that will help me do just that! And I’ve got a few to give away to you. But first, more about the books.
Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Snyder (with Lisa Velthouse)
Riley Banks is a determined young lady with her heart set on changing the world. In this book, she shares a bit of the story behind how she, at 13, founded a non profit organisation that, till today, benefits hundreds of children in Kenya. I mean, the girl sacrificed birthday and Christmas gifts to pay for her trips and spent copious amounts of her time gathering school and hygiene supplies for those who had none. Riley basically inspired me to stop looking at what I don’t have (not enough funds, not old enough, not clever enough, not on the same continent!) and start looking at what I can do! This is a challenge for me and you, this year!
Everything is possible by Jen Bricker (with Sheryl Berk)
Jen Bricker, born without legs, was given up for adoption before her mother even laid eyes on her. According to her, both of these things are probably the best parts of her life! Placed in a really amazing adoptive home, she was taught one simple rule: “Never say can’t!” Since then, she pretty much decided that the only thing standing in her way of doing, well just about everything, was her mindset. The girl plays volleyball like a pro, roller-skates and even drives a car. When people try to adjust life to suite her disability, she becomes even more resolute to show them that she can do everything an able-bodied person can! Jen is a well known aerialist and has even performed with Britney Spears, with crowds of fans in awe as she spins from silk fabric thirty feet in the air! Seriously guys, if anything, I am determined to make it through this year doing everything my heart desires! Never say can’t! I dare you!
The rewired brain by Dr Ski Chilton
Do you ever wonder why you think the way you do? We don’t realize how much control we have over our own thoughts and behaviors. A lot of our decision making is based on unconscious feelings and reactions from our past, but your brain is much more powerful than that! This is a book of self-discovery, that will help you to reframe your negative experiences so that you can live your best possible life – free and fearlessly! It offers really excellent advice on how to reframe your thinking on topics such as dealing with tragedy, parenting and even intimacy. It’s not the type of book that you would want to read in one go. I find myself devouring a chapter, and then spending some time thinking on it and how it applies to me. Such a good book if you’re looking to clear your mental space this year!
Are these books for you? Do you need to get rid of that stinking thinking? If you do, I’m here to help! I want to pass one or two of these on to reader that needs to refresh their thinking, this 2017! Let’s keep it simple this time around. To enter simply make sure you’ve subscribed to My Spreadsheet Brain (the ‘subscribe here’ box is on the top right) and then comment below telling me which one of these books are a must for your bookshelf, and why!
Hope you’re having the BEST Monday of your life!