70+ Quotes from Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

70+ Quotes from Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

When you hear the word “creativity,” what do you think of next?
If you are like many people, your mind immediately leaps to artistic endeavors like sculpture, drawing, music, or dance.

You may equate “creative” with “artistic”.
You may believe that architects and designers are paid to be creative thinkers, but CEOs, lawyers, and doctors are not.
Or you may feel that being creative is a fixed trait, like having brown eyes -either you’re born with creative genes, or you’re not.

We have come to see this set of misconceptions as “the creativity myth.” It is a myth that far too many people share. This book is about the opposite of that myth.

It is about what we call “creative confidence.”
And at its foundation is the belief that we are all creative.

The truth is, we all have far more creative potential waiting to be tapped.
- Tom Kelley & David Kelley, Creative Confidence, p. 1

30+ Quotes from Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money, & Life by Kevin O'Leary

30+ Quotes from Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money, & Life by Kevin O'Leary

When reading this book, I was re-affirmed that I like to shift between entrepreneur/freelancer and employee. I like the safety and comfort of working for a company, but I also like the freedom and flexibility of being an entrepreneur/freelancer. Everyone is able to learn a lesson from the book, regardless if they are an employer or employee.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

Near the end of 2018, while working on a short project, I did something out of the ordinary.

I did something extremely far from what I was used to. It was worlds away from my comfort zone. My hands were sweaty, I stared at the computer screen where I prepared talking points, and I occasionally glanced out the window to a busy street out of nervousness. I tried not to stutter while we were talking about numbers.

So what did I do? What happened?

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

Jen makes me want to get my rear in gear and stop thinking with a brokeness mindset, and instead shift the way I think about money with a mindset of abundance and possibility.

My biggest lessons after reading the book:

  • Understand and use the Law of Attraction

  • “You have to want your dreams more than you want your drama.”

  • Have two chequing accounts

  • Yes, new friends.

I recommend this book for people who feel stuck with cashflow, for people who claim their are broke all the time, for people who need some help with their thought process around their finances.

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

As a person who has ZERO experience about the stock market, Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook helped me understand the easiest way to start investing my money safely. I learned about index funds, how much money I was wasting in mutual fund fees, bull/bear markets, and more. I highly recommend beginning investors to pick this book up in your nearest library or book store!

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

Instead of developing a real strategy to upgrade and optimize our lives, too many of us just slog through life in a state of “managed dissatisfaction.”

But it’s never too late to envision an entirely different future—or to actively upgrade your life. It’s not about finding more time, money, or resources. Anyone can do it.

This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

Have you ever heard someone on a stage or in the office or the classroom doing the work, but he’s simultaneously searching for someone to tell him how good, accomplished, skillful, or excellent he is? It’s as if he’s searching for applause in order to keep going you can sometimes see it in their eyes, this deeply unfulfilled sense that they are incomplete, that they need the strokes and affirmation of others to be content…

If you are looking for a particular response to bring you joy, that response may never come.
- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 147

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

Far too often, we don’t start because we can’t get our minds around the entire thing. We don’t take the first step because we can’t figure out the seventeenth step.

But you don’t have to know the seventeenth step. You only have to know the first step. Because the first number is always 1.

Start with 1.

- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 92

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

“We like market research because it provides certainty - a score, a prediction; if someone asks us why we made the decision we did, we can point to a number. But the truth is that for the most important decisions, there can be no certainty.” - Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, pg.176